Best No Man's Sky alternatives for Mac

No Man's Sky is out for PlayStation 4 and desktop PC, but you can't currently find the game available on Mac. If you're really into space exploration and space-orientated games, there are many alternatives out there which are Mac compatible. In this article we go through some of our favourites.

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Best No Man's Sky alternatives for Mac: Eve Online

Price: £7 a month from Eve Online

If you're looking for space exploration, battles and a whole game dedicated to being one of the most complex games around, Eve Online the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is your game.

The game was released back in 2003 and has consistently grown in popularity through its updates. It isn't one of the headline games you'll hear at trade shows, due to its extreme complexity. The game has a huge learning curve and will require you to spend a large amount of time upgrading and expanding your ships.

The game is very complex and has a lot of variables, it's centred around travelling around in your spaceship and fighting others, be it NPCs or real players. The objective of the game is to build a ship and join a corporation or alliance in order to fight epic battles.

Also see: 10 ways to stop games crashing on a Mac.

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Price: £7 a month from Eve Online

If you're looking for space exploration, battles and a whole game dedicated to being one of the most complex games around, Eve Online the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is your game.

The game was released back in 2003 and has consistently grown in popularity through its updates. It isn't one of the headline games you'll hear at trade shows, due to its extreme complexity. The game has a huge learning curve and will require you to spend a large amount of time upgrading and expanding your ships.

The game is very complex and has a lot of variables, it's centred around travelling around in your spaceship and fighting others, be it NPCs or real players. The objective of the game is to build a ship and join a corporation or alliance in order to fight epic battles.

Also see: 10 ways to stop games crashing on a Mac.

 

Best No Man's Sky alternatives for Mac: Star Conflict

Price: Free from Steam

Star Conflict is a fun action-packed game which centres you around space skirmishes with other players. The game was released in 2013 and has been popular among gamers who enjoy space battles.

As you win more battles and skirmishes, you can upgrade your ship.

However, the game has a slight pay-to-win element, where 'premium' ships are favoured in battles. Nevertheless, the game provides you with different of missions, quests and has many different ships to acquire.

Given the game is free to play, it's seen as a fun shooter game which takes place in space. 

Also see: Best Mac games.

 

Best No Man's Sky alternatives for Mac: Elite Dangerous

Price: £19.99 from Steam

Elite Dangerous is an open-world space game that is actually based on our galaxy, the Milky Way. The game has both single player and multiplayer elements to it, where it is aimed to provide a way of exploring space, trading and having space-battles.

The game was released on Mac in 2015 and has a mixed reception among gamers, mainly due to its sense of grinding out hours and lack of new and exciting ways of exploring the galaxy - in the same respect as No Man's Sky, where you'll have to spend hours trying to get minerals.

The game has a MMORPG element to it, where you're trying to level up your character and ship in order to be able to access better things.

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Best No Man's Sky alternatives for Mac: X3 Terran Conflict

Price: £15.99 from Steam

Unlike the other games, X3: Terran Conflict is a single-player game which centres itself around trading and combat simulation. The game is quite old, dating back to 2008, but is still played by many who love the game.

Within the game you'll be able to engage in fleet battles and dogfights, where you'll be able to use different types of weapons to defeat your opponent.

You can also build new structures in space, to aid you in building new ships or replenishing on supplies. As you level up, you'll start having a wider variety of option available, making it harder but more exciting to play this single-player game.

Also see: Best virtualisation tool for Mac.

 

Best No Man's Sky alternatives for Mac: Oolite

Price: Free from Oolite

Oolite has gone through multiple different stages of development, dating back to 2003. It was finally released in a stable version in 2015, with the game including many features aimed at making it a fun yet challenging.

The game is a first-person, single-player game, where space exploration and travel is the main goal of the game.

There is no set goal to the game, apart from building up a bank and a rating as a space pilot. This is achieved by destroying pirate ships or salvaging cargo in order to resell it at a later stage. The game can be modded and is one that many like modifying the game files to create a custom space experience.

The game has received a lot of praise and is aimed at those who like space simulators.

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