Exploring the outer reaches of space has been the theme of several video games over the years. From Asteroids to the hulking Star Citizen, gamers have often dreamed of reaching out and touching the stars. But not all space sims are created equal, and not every single one of them is worthy of being referred to as the "best."
While there are modern releases floating around out there that look every bit as promising as the classics, they're either unfinished or not quite up to par as the hits we're running down on this list. These are the games for the ages (some of them, at least). Keep reading for some of the best space sims of all time.