The player pilots a spaceship navigating through sectors of space with the game increasing in difficulty as they progress. The player acquires various weapons and add-ons for their ship during each as well as improve the ship's systems to better handle the increasing threats. With each death, the player earns credits which can be spent on Perks. These Perks are skills that make it easier on successive playthroughs.
Everspace - Stellar Edition received "generally favorable" reviews from critics according to Metacritic with a current Metascore of 78/100.