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The Sims 4
The Sims 4

Simulation 02 September 2014

The fourth installment in the best-selling life simulation series – The Sims. The Sims 4 was developed by Maxis Studios, also known for SimCity and Spore. The player, once again, controls the lifes of a virtual family. Character editor lets you set not only alter the physical appearance of each Sim, but also define their personality, character, and goals. Your main task is to provide for the needs of your Sims – starting with a place to sleep and regular meals and including their intellectual development as well as professional career. As compared to previous games in the franchise, The Sims 4 offers much more developed social options, letting you interact with other players (e.g. share houses and throw parties together).

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Simulation 20 March 2020

Animal Crossing is the next installment of the hit simulation series from Nintendo, which allows the player to try life in a fairytale village inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

The Sims 3
The Sims 3

Simulation 02 June 2009

The third major installment in a life simulation game series, The Sims. The title was developed by The Sims Studio in cooperation with Maxis and Electronic Arts. As per usual, The Sims 3 lets you take control of a life of a virtual character from the cradle to the grave. Your job is to provide for the needs of your family of Sims when it comes to their social interactions, family matters, and career. The Sims 3 introduces two significant novelties to the game: lifetime wishes and a personality system that attributes 5 dominant character features to each Sim. As compared with previous installments in the franchise, the game’s 3D visuals were significantly improved.

The Sims 2
The Sims 2

Simulation 17 September 2004

A sequel to the bestselling human life simulation game – The Sims (2000). The Sims 2 was developed by Maxis Studio (SimCity, EA Land, and others) in cooperation with the Electronic Arts company. Players again take care of virtual characters leading them through their entire lives – from early childhood till elderly age. The main goal is to achieve as high Life Score as possible, which stands for how well a sim leads his/her life. When compared with its predecessor, The Sims 2 offers much more complex character creator and a wider array of available objects. A new, more efficient game engine allowed for presenting the life of the sims in fully 3D graphics.

The Sims Mobile
The Sims Mobile

Simulation 07 March 2018

Another mobile installment in the life simulation game series by Electronic Arts. As per tradition, The Sims Mobile focuses on simulating and shaping the lives of your virtual characters. You can choose their appearance, personality, and life goals, from career paths to hobbies. During the game, the Sims' living quarters can be modified by choosing from a wide range of furniture, decorations and accessories, as the game progresses, you unlock additional activities and locations. A certain novelty is the ability to shape the history of whole families. When your character achieves their goals and retires, you can unlock new interests and career paths for next generations. Thus e.g. the grandfather's achievements can inspire his children or grandchildren to choose a similar career path.

The Sims 3: World Adventures
The Sims 3: World Adventures

Simulation 17 November 2009

The first large expansion for the third installment in the bestselling The Sims series by EA Maxis. The expansion titled World Adventures allows your Sims to leave the noisy city for a while and relax in several fictional locations — although all of them were based on real-life places. During their exotic voyages, your Sims can make new friends and try a variety of previously unavailable activities, such as learning martial arts in a Chinese monastery, exploring Egyptian tombs, or taking a romantic walk in the French Champs Les Sims. Your Sims can also bring movies, photos, and souvenirs from their journeys. For the players who'd rather like to stay at home, there are new wallpapers, carpets and other furnishing elements, which bring a breath of fresh air to your Sims' lives.

The Sims
The Sims

Simulation 02 February 2000

A bestselling life simulator developed by Maxis, a studio that specializes in the genre (they've created SimCity, SimTown and other titles). The Sims enables the player to take care of a virtual family of Sims. During the game the player must take care of various needs of his characters – starting with typically physiological ones (eating, toilet, hygiene etc.), through social relations, to career. The player has great freedom in expanding his family’s house, which can be furnished with various items that will be useful for the Sims. The gameplay mechanics are based on very simple principles and lack any violence, making the game a good title for casual players. A specific humor and large number of funny animations of character’s reactions are worth mentioning.

The Sims: Medieval
The Sims: Medieval

Simulation 22 March 2011

The Sims: Medieval is a spin-off installment of the popular life simulator The Sims. The title was developed by Maxis. As the title suggests, the game takes place during the Middle Ages, albeit with a humorous spin. Similarly as in the other Sims games, the player must take care of the needs of the virtual characters. Depending on selected profession (for example king, knight, wizard, bard, blacksmith), the events are shown from different perspective and the available missions vary. The creators of The Sims: Medieval focused on immersion and allowed the players to have strong impact on the shape of the game world, including the looks of the characters.

Farmer's Dynasty
Farmer's Dynasty

Simulation 21 November 2019

An advanced farm simulator with RPG and life simulator features. The title was developed by Toplitz Productions. The player assumes the role of a rookie farmer who inherited a farm after his deceased grandparent. Protagonist’s task is to lead the ruined farm to prosperity and to earn enough money to modernize it. Farmer’s Dynasty features a vast open world that can be freely roamed (on foot and by using various vehicles; in addition to the inherited tractor the player can use more modern and advanced vehicles). The main pillar of the game are tasks that push the story forward. Among them there are objectives unrelated to farming – sometimes player must also repair some tools or modernize a specific building. The player’s duties also include breeding animals, selling surpluses of the crops. Later in the game the player can create a family and raise offspring.

The Sims 3: Island Paradise
The Sims 3: Island Paradise

Simulation 25 June 2013

The Sims 3: Island Paradise is an extension to The Sims 3. The main theme of the patch is seaside holidays. Sima are given the opportunity to build their own holiday resort or floating house. In addition, there is the option of diving under the surface of the ocean.

Singles: Flirt Up Your Life
Singles: Flirt Up Your Life

Simulation 14 February 2004

Product created on the basis of such titles as The Sims or The Partners. The essence of the game is to observe and influence the relations between two lonely people who have rented a flat together in one of the districts of a big European city.

The Sims 3: Ambitions
The Sims 3: Ambitions

Simulation 01 June 2010

The Sims 3: Ambitions is an extension to The Sims 3 simulation game released in 2009. The expansion introduces a number of new career paths, so that player-controlled heroes can become scientists, architects, detectives, firefighters and even ghost killers, among other things. Developers from Electronic Arts also took care of a number of new locations where the game takes place.

The Guild 3
The Guild 3

Strategy TBA

A third part in the Medieval-themed economic strategy game series with RPG elements, whose first installment was created in 2002 by JoWooD Entertainment. This time, developed by Nordic Games, The Guild 3 combines the key features of its predecessors with modern visuals as well as numerous novelties and improvements in the game mechanics. Once again we visit a medieval world, filled with wars, conflicts, and political schemes to slowly rise to the top. The iconic feature of the gameplay is the freedom in choosing our path to success. Depending on player’s preferences, we can pursue our goal as an aristocrat, a merchant, a criminal or virtually anyone else.

The Sims 3: Late Night
The Sims 3: Late Night

Simulation 26 October 2010

The Sims 3: Late Night is the third full-size extension to The Sims 3 life simulation by developers from Electronic Arts. Add-on introduces a new location - Bridgeport city, where you can dance, have a drink or flirt with other Sims. The creators also enriched the career paths of the characters with the professions of actor and director.

The Sims 4: Island Living
The Sims 4: Island Living

Simulation 21 June 2019

Another expansion to the extremely popular game The Sims 4, which allows us to live on a tropical island and enjoy its many attractions. Add-on traditionally offers a lot of new outfits, items and activities.

The Sims 3: Generations
The Sims 3: Generations

Simulation 31 May 2011

The Sims 3: Generations is a fully fledged extension to The Sims 3 life simulation. The add-on was prepared by developers from EA The Sims studio as a response to fans' requests. The creators decided to expand the various stages of Sims' lives with new events, including youthful tricks, bachelor's evenings and the crisis of the middle age. In addition, players can capture unforgettable moments and publish them on the Internet.

The Sims 3: Into The Future
The Sims 3: Into The Future

Simulation 23 October 2013

One of many add-ons to The Sims 3. The extension takes the sims into the future. Thanks to this it is possible to use futuristic gadgets and devices, as well as dress in clothes not directly from this earth. The creators have also made time travel available, which affects the lives of the guests.

The Sims Online
The Sims Online

Simulation 17 December 2002

Another production in The Sims franchise, the best-selling series of life simulation games by EA Maxis, previously known as Maxis Software. Unlike the previous games, which focused on the single player mode, the Sims Online is an MMO game. You start out with a small piece of land, which you have to manage — you can build your house there, or you can open a museum, a gym or a coffeehouse. Afterwards, you're free to meet your neighbors and start friendly or unfriendly relationships with them, and even join forces with them, building multi-family houses, conducting business, or even starting a religion. The production focuses on raising the Sims' standard of living and amassing a fortune. The game's servers were officially shut down on 1 August 2008.

Singles 2: Triple Trouble
Singles 2: Triple Trouble

Simulation 23 May 2005

Singles 2: Triple Trouble is a continuation of Singles: flirt up your life published in 2004. The first part consisted in observing and properly arranging relations between the two lonely heroes. This time the programme is not limited to the control of two people.

Punch Club
Punch Club

Strategy 08 January 2016

A boxing manager game with RPG and tycoon elements, created by Lazy Bear Games studio from Russia. The plot of Punch Club (also known as Video Hero Super Story) tells a story of a boy whose father was brutally killed. Twenty years later, the hero decides to become the best fighter in the world and find out who was responsible for his father’s death. Apart from fighting, the player needs to take care of the character’s everyday activities. You have to follow a diet and train, which will help you face ever stronger enemies, but to do that, you will need to have a well-paid job to cover the costs of, for example, exercising equipment. The game features old-school pixel visuals, which resemble video games and films from the ’80s and ‘90s.

The Sims 2: Open for Business
The Sims 2: Open for Business

Simulation 28 February 2006

The third expansion for the popular life simulation game series. As the name suggests, in Open for Business you start and manage your own business. You can go to the new shopping district and visit a shop or service center of your choice — you can choose from a variety of flower shops, beauty parlors, boutiques, clothing shops, Hi-Fi centers, restaurants, etc. You have to furnish your place, set the prices for your products and services, and hire the right employees. Training your staff is worth it, since well-trained employees help you earn more money. Apart from selling things, The Sims 2: Open for Business allows you to produce your own goods, e.g. bouquets, toys or robots. The expansion features 125 new objects, such as beauty parlor chairs, production workshop and checkouts. Open for Business also adds new outfits for your employees.

The Sims 4: Discover University
The Sims 4: Discover University

Simulation 15 November 2019

Discover University is another add-on to The Sims 4. As the title suggests, the expansion adds universities to the game, allowing our sims to gain higher education. The production reproduces not only the educational aspect of student life, but also free time, which we fill with events, activities in clubs or sightseeing in the city.

Passpartout: The Starving Artist
Passpartout: The Starving Artist

Simulation 06 June 2017

An original production in which the player plays the title artist trying to earn money for wine and baguettes by selling paintings he has painted. The title allows us to create these works by hand, without imposing any restrictions on what is to be found on them. However, while having fun, it is worth taking into account the varied tastes of art connoisseurs who are our customers.

Sometimes Always Monsters
Sometimes Always Monsters

RPG tomorrow, 02 April 2020

The sequel of Always Sometimes Monsters that lets us learn the further adventures of the original’s protagonist (allowing us to import save games). This time around, we start out as a young, married author of a bestselling novel. Looking for inspiration for another book, the protagonist embarks on a bus tour through the country, making new acquaintances with his fans and fellow writers. Similarly to the first installment in the series, Sometimes Always Monsters puts emphasis on interaction with non-player characters. In the game, there is no combat system whatsoever; instead, we have to constantly make difficult decisions. Player’s choices shape the story and the protagonist’s relationships with other people and influence the number of available options—the decision to take his wife with him alone can open or close some story possibilities. Sometimes Always Monsters features two-dimensional pixel-art graphics which are, however, more detailed than those of its predecessor.

7 Sins
7 Sins

Simulation 13 May 2005

A clone of such games as The Singles or The Sims for adult audiences. In the game we run our own character and try to satisfy her professional and social needs. As the name suggests, it does not lack a bit more spicy accents, including the ability to pick up other characters. Production is characterised by a high degree of freedom of action.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Adventure 08 November 2012

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a life simulator in which we play the role of a resident of a village inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. In this environment we can undertake various works, get to know the stories of other characters, explore the surroundings and influence the environment. One of the novelties in this part of the series is the option of becoming a mayor.