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Best Space Games for Xbox One in 2022

No Man's Sky helmet
No Man's Sky helmet (Image credit: Hello Games)

Whether host to new life, stunning interstellar vistas, or humanity's greatest horrors, nothing beats a space adventure. We've wrapped up our favorite Xbox One games that are literally out of this world.

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No Man's Sky (opens in new tab)

★ Editor's Choice

Loaded with over 18 quintillion procedurally-generated planets, few games portray the awe of celestial exploration like No Man's Sky. Overcoming a troubled launch, a wealth of updates aided one of the best revivals of modern gaming. The 2018 "NEXT" update shipped title-wide enhancements, including full co-op multiplayer.

Get ready for takeoff

Developer Hello Games caught massive backlash for No Man's Sky's initial offerings, but the adventure continues to evolve in 2019. Regular free content updates have injected new depth and intrigue to its vast universe, merging the best of survival, creativity, and exploration into a visual masterpiece on Xbox One. Unbound by realism and fine details, No Man's Sky (opens in new tab) conveys the scale and wonder of space travel just like the icons of 20th-century cinema.

Stellaris (opens in new tab) is another in-house favorite bringing the intricacies and scale of 4X strategy games to Xbox One. Following up on its prior console launch of Cities Skylines, Paradox Interactive streamlines its sandbox to the living room and retains the deep systems of its PC counterpart.

Matt Brown
Matt Brown

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.