Elite was a ground-breaking game. A true masterpiece and a technical 8-bit marvel that went on to inspire a variety of space-sims and open world games, including such classics as the brilliant Wing Commander: Privateer and Grand Theft Auto. Happily, the recently released Unknown is an excellent iOS freeware offering that will help you remember what roaming the galaxy felt like or, for the younger lot, introduce you to the many wonders of Elite.
The game is a pretty faithful retro remake of the original, that isn't afraid to add a ton of new gameplay elements, spaceships, multiplayer options, leaderboards and shiny new graphics. It also features some pretty decent controls. Get it on the App Store. Now!