Starfield: Games to do while waiting for Bethesda’s SF title

Game News Starfield: Games to do while waiting for Bethesda’s SF title

That’s it, we finally know a little more about Starfield! The famous RPG developed by Bethesda under the direction of Todd Howard will allow the player to shape his ship in his own way and then go into space where he can visit a thousand planets. The goal is to learn more about mysterious artifacts that could unlock the secrets of the universe. “What lies at the end of the road will change humanity” we hear in the trailer. Starfield should be released in the first half of 2023. In the meantime, here are some games already released that we advise you to do if you like space exploration, with more or less RPG elements.

Summary

  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • No Man’s Sky
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Elite Dangerous

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

You can imagine that with such a subject, we could not miss the Mass Effect saga. Since it’s impossible to pick just one, we’re going to talk about the Mass Effect trilogy. It is an epic SF epic, which insists on the incarnation of its character thanks to difficult choices to be made with the multiple links that it is possible to weave. The sense of wonder one feels when discovering the galaxy and the species that inhabit it make Bioware’s series an unforgettable Action-RPG. Mass Effect is a trilogy that still works well today, and is remembered more for the feel that our Shepard was unlike any other more than for its gameplay, which nonetheless gets refined from episode to episode. . Starfield seems to go even further in the things that it is possible to achieve (construction of bases, ships, etc.) and to see (a hundred solar systems to explore). The theme of space exploration is also addressed in Mass Effect Andromeda, if you want to extend the adventure.

No Man’s Sky

Starfield: Games to do while waiting for Bethesda's SF title

Although it is not an RPG, No Man’s Sky has its place in this list as long as what we have seen from Bethesda’s game seems to borrow mechanics from the title shaped by Hello Games. There are indeed robot companions, extraction rays, space combat, or even basic development. However, Starfield will be a 100% single-player game, and should be seen as a Bethesda RPG in space rather than a survival/exploration game like No Man’s Sky. That being said, if you like going on an adventure from planet to planet without ever really knowing what you’re going to come across, the Hello Games software is for you. With its many updates, farming has been simplified to allow players to focus on exploration. Also, it has an amazing vibe, aided by a top notch soundtrack. It should be noted that No Man’s Sky has a VR mode to better experience these crazy space epics in the eyes of the hero.

The Outer Worlds

Starfield: Games to do while waiting for Bethesda's SF title

Let’s be clear from the outset, The Outer Worlds never claimed to have the ambition of a Mass Effect. The player here can simply navigate between two main planets, each with several areas, as well as a meteorite and a space station. On the scenario side, the hero (whom it is possible to fully customize) wakes up from his cryogenic sleep 60 years late. Colonization for the development of a better world is a distant memory, now the great corporations are vying for power over the few habitable moons of Halcyon. The Outer Worlds places particular emphasis on the diversity of approaches to solving quests, as well as on moral choices, since the player can embody a saint or a scoundrel, or even both at the same time if he wants to try the “double agent” approach. Offering acolytes with varied personalities as well as well-crafted combat, The Outer Worlds is a rather complete experience and delivers what one expects from an Obsidian game in this vein. It might be a good idea to revive it before tackling Starfield.

Elite Dangerous

Starfield: Games to do while waiting for Bethesda's SF title

If what you are interested in space exploration games is to navigate in space (solo or in a team), find planets, land on them and meet other players, Elite Dangerous is for you. Today, David Braben’s software has evolved with the possibility of visiting telluric-type planets thanks to an SVR, and of going through levels in first-person view. Rifle on the shoulder, the player can indeed travel through vast expanses or military complexes, to carry out procedurally generated missions. Sabotage, assassination, exploration, data recovery, harvesting… there’s something for everyone. One of the best Space Sims released to date, Elite Dangerous could meet your expectations if you want to wander around the entire Milky Way, reproduced here to scale.

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