With Mass Effect: Andromeda just around the corner, gamers will once again be taken on another epic adventure through space.
The ending aside, the first three Mass Effect games helped prove that video games were as good a medium as books, television, or even film for creating a space opera -- at least one that is on par with Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and The Expanse.
Whilst looking forward to Andromeda, I realized how few space-based adventure games out there actually tell a story -- at least on console. But that doesn't mean there aren't any at all. Here are five epic space opera experiences you can find on Xbox, PlayStation, and handheld consoles.