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The top results based on the latest update are Universe Sandbox [Score: 3.5], Kerbal Space Program [Score: 3.2] and OVERVIEW: a Walk Through the Universe [Score: 3.1].

The top rated games you can find here are Kerbal Space Program [SteamPeek Rating: 10.5] ranked #2, Space Engineers [SteamPeek Rating: 10.0] ranked #183 and Stellaris [SteamPeek Rating: 9.6] ranked #140.

Also don't forget to check the newest releases WirtschaftsWoche Virtual Reality [Release date: 2021-01-13] ranked #69, Ring Miner [Release date: 2020-12-31] ranked #120 and Dört Model Müzesi [Release date: 2020-12-28] ranked #142.

While it is tempting to play with the newest and the best, there might be some other gems in the results, like Starpoint Gemini 2 [SteamPeek Rating: 5.6] ranked #60, Avorion [SteamPeek Rating: 8.1] ranked #61 and Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator [SteamPeek Rating: 5.7] ranked #62.

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The world's first science-based photorealistic interactive 3D planetarium that models the entire Universe, using procedural generation for uncharted areas.

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