Within the universe of Starfield, man has ventured into the deepest corners of the galaxy in search of intelligent alien life. Man’s efforts thus far are ancient and mysterious alien artifacts of unknown origin and a large variety of alien wildlife that range from familiar, docile herbivores to nightmare-inducing, aggressive carnivores.
In your intergalactic quest to discover sapient life beyond our own, it is imperative that you learn what of kind alien wildlife you may encounter so you can properly defend yourself from them if they are hostile and territorial. So, we have prepared a list of every alien seen so far to help you be prepared should you come face to face with the galaxy’s strangest and deadliest aliens in one of the best Xbox games and best PC games.
List of Starfield aliens – Herbivores
These are aliens we believe to be herbivores in nature due to their mostly peaceful demeanor unless provoked, diet, and teeth structure designed for chewing plant life.
The Herding Crab is a docile, alien crab that walks on land and spends it time grazing on grass.
The Twintail is a large, dinosaur-like herbivore with an insectoid face with multiple eyes and two large, two antennae that look like leaves, and two large, jagged horns it uses to defend itself against predators or attack any other lifeform that intrudes its personal space.
Gallery of other alien herbivores shown
This gallery will highlight a collection of aliens herbivores seen so far that have not been given names or detailed descriptions about their behaviour yet.
List of Starfield aliens – Carnivores
These are aliens we believe to be carnivores due to their razor-sharp teeth and natural weapons like claws designed to hunt wildlife or humans.
The Coralbug Scavenger is a massive insect that resembles the appearance and behaviour of a praying mantis, but its head looks like a flower with teeth. It can jump high into the air to pounce its prey and rip them to shreds with sharp claws.
The Thornmantis is another mantis-like alien creature but with elongated claws, multiple eyes, a large mouth, and horns that look like tree branches. Heavy weapons may be needed to survive should you encounter this armored insectoid behemoth.
The Swarming Dragon is a swamp-dwelling reptilian alien that can withstand extensive damage due to its thick hide and features abilities that allow the dragon to burn its prey to cinders.
The Hunting Sailgator is an alligator-like alien species with a large fin on its back that resembles a boat sail. Be careful when fighting this creature as it possesses a long-range to pick off enemies from far away.
Gallery of other carnivorous aliens shown
This gallery will highlight a collection of carnivorous aliens seen so far that have not been given names or detailed descriptions about their behaviour yet.
List of Starfield aliens – Miscellaneous:
Some aliens in Starfield are so bizarre-looking and behave so strangely compared to other alien wildlife that we have given them their seperate own category yet.
The Brainsprout is a gigantic, four-legged mountain of meat with a face that resembles a housefly. Given its fly-like appearance, it most likely feasts on waste and flees at the first sign of trouble, though it may move a lot slower than a real housefly given its huge, overweight size.
Gallery of other miscellaneous aliens shown
This gallery will highlight a collection of miscellaneous aliens seen so far that have not been given names or detailed descriptions about their behaviour.
Is there intelligent sapient alien life out there?
One of the biggest mysteries of Starfield’s narrative is that there are many planets littered with otherworldly artifacts and buildings of non-human origin. It is implied that these structures and objects were built by a sapient alien civilization that existed long before mankind, but clues as to what happened to this ancient civilization range from scare to non-existent.
At this time, we can only speculate what kind of alien society these artifacts and ruins belonged to. Were they ancient ancestors to modern-day humans that went extinct due to natural or man-made disasters? Were they a race of powerful, godlike creatures capable of warping reality, and they had an accident that wiped out them? Or perhaps these eldritch beings never died at all and are currently sleeping in cryogenic containers, waiting to be awakened by unsuspecting explorers like us?
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Alexander Cope is a gaming veteran of 30-plus years, primarily covering PC and Xbox games here on Windows Central. Gaming since the 8-bit era, Alexander's expertise revolves around gaming guides and news, with a particular focus on Japanese titles from the likes of Elden Ring to Final Fantasy. Alexander is always on deck to help our readers conquer the industry's most difficult games — when he can pry himself away from Monster Hunter that is!