Best Ships in Star Citizen By Class
Want to know what the best Star Citizen ships are? Star Citizen is a universe of a game - literally - as such, the intricacies of the different ships are very complex and most of the time there simply is not a best ship - certainly not a meta ship that beats every other ship in every category.
We have analysed the ships that have come out for concept sale based on general categories that we have deemed to be linked to primary professions. Here are our winners and runners up for each category...
List of Best Ships By Category (click to go to section)
Best Snub Ships:
Best Single Seater Ships:
- Single Crew Starter
- Single Crew Fighter
- Single Crew Cargo Hauler
- Single Crew Exploration
- Single Crew Mining
- Single Crew Racing
- Single Crew Touring
Best 2 Player Multi Crew Ships
Best Multi Crew Ships
- Multi Crew Starter
- Multi Crew Fighter
- Multi Crew Cargo Hauler
- Multi Crew Mining
- Multi Crew Exploration
- Multi Crew Salvage
- Multi Crew Repair
- Multi Crew Touring
Best Capital Class Ships
Best Snub Ships in Star Citizen
Best Snub Cargo Ship in Star Citizen
Winner: Argo MPUV Cargo
Runner up: Drake Dragonfly
Reason: The Argo is a dedicated cargo ship. It is also used to transport cargo from planet surface to space. The Dragonfly is currently the next cargo-capable ship able to carry one Standard Cargo Unit (SCU). *Source.
Best Snub Exploration Ship in Star Citizen
Best Single Seater Starter Ship in Star Citizen
Winner: Tie Mustang Alpha & Aurora MR
Runners up: None (There are only 2 single seater starter packages)
Reason: The Mustang Alpha is sleeker and faster and gives an additional $5 when you upgrade but the Aurora MR is a tough ship with better all-round capabilities and a fan favourite.. Read our Aurora MR vs Mustang Alpha comparison.
Best Single Seater Fighter Ship in Star Citizen
Winner: Aegis Sabre & Super Hornet
Runners up: Drake Buccaneer
Reason: The Aegis Sabre and Super Hornet are currently the top dogfighters money can buy as seen in Arena Commander leader boards. The Drake Buccaneer is a new tough addition that is also quickly making it's way up the rankings.
Best Single Crew Exploration Star Citizen Ship
Best Single Crew Mining Ship in Star Citizen
Best Single Crew Touring Star Citizen Ship
Winner: Origin 300i
Runner up: Mustang Beta
Reason: The 300i is a small yet luxurious ship with some cargo room as well as a decent defensive package for it's class. The Mustang Beta is it's camper-van-like-styled equivalent.
Best 2 Crew Starter Ship in Star Citizen
Winner: Cutlass Black
Runner up: Freelancer Dur Game Package
Reason: Available at the time of writing, for 2 player crews, the game package options (that come with Star Citizen) are: Drake Cutlass Black, Anvil Hornet F7C, MISC Freelancer and RSI Constellation Andromeda. Of these the best value 2 player crew ship would be the Cutlass Black due to its low operational costs and great flexibility.
Best 2 Crew Fighter Ship in Star Citizen
Best 2 Crew Touring Ship in Star Citizen
Winner: Reliant Kore
Runner up: Origin 85X
The Reliant Kore, while not a dedicated touring ship is currently the best 2 crew ship for touring. It has a beautiful cockpit view for both pilot and copilot and also features some cargo space. The Origin 85X is more luxurious and a true touring ship. However, the lack of cargo space relegates this ship to 2nd in this category. For small area reconnaissance the 85X is probably better.
Best Multi Crew Exploration Ship in Star Citizen
Runner up: RSI Constellation Aquila
Reason: The Carrack is by design an impressive dedicated exploration ship. The Aquila is also a good explorer albeit not as capable of deep space exploration. The MISC Endeavour could also be considered but it’s more of a research platform than exploration and thus would be classed as the Best Science Ship in Star Citizen deserving its own category.
Best Multi Crew Touring Ship in Star Citizen
Winner: Origin 890 Jump
Runner up: Origin 600i
RSI Constellation Phoenix
Reason: The 890 Jump represents the most exclusive and luxurious ship in the galaxy. Boasting an exotic range of defensive capabilities, a luxuriously stylish snub fighter (X85) and all the comforts of a luxury yacht this ship can be considered the superyacht of space.
The Runner up has been changed from the RSI Constellation Phoenix to the newly released 600i. The 600i Touring variant offers stunning luxury and capabilities. Read more about the 600i.
Best Capital Class Base Builder
Winner: CNOU Pioneer
Runner up: None
Reason: The Consolidated Outland Pioneer is a dedicated outpost construction and transportation facility. There are no other planned ships for this role at this time.