The Space Sim genre of video games has been around for quite a long time. And they offer a sort of freedom that few other games do. From being a trader to a mercenary to a pirate, there are always so many options open to the player for how they want to approach their space sim adventure. But it's a genre that few developers are brave enough to venture into, which means that there's only a small collection of truly great space sims on offer.
So, for all your space truckin' needs, here is a list of 6 space sim games you must play before you die. To ensure a varied and fair list, only one game from a franchise will be included.