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PS4 Simulation Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

A list of Released Simulation video games for PS4 sorted by popularity among gamers.

Simulation games. These titles put emphasis on simulating authentic (or fictional) actions in the most realistic manner possible. They allow the player e.g. to control civil (digger, crane, bus) or military vehicles (plane, tank, warship). Life simulation games (especially The Sims series) are very specific example of titles in this category, because they can simulate almost infinite number of aspects of human lives. more

Released Games 87
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The Sims 4 (PS4)
The Sims 4 (PS4)

Simulation 17 November 2017

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).

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Farming Simulator 19 (PS4)
Farming Simulator 19 (PS4)

Simulation 20 November 2018

Farming Simulator 19 is a new installment of the popular series of farming simulators. This time, the authors decided to make a big step forward by introducing a completely new graphic engine, as well as three large open world locations.

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Truck Driver (PS4)
Truck Driver (PS4)

Simulation 19 September 2019

A driving game with simulation elements, in which the players get to drive trucks and deliver all sorts of goods. In return for the money we earn by driving, it’s possible to buy new trucks, as well as upgrade the ones purchased before.

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War Thunder (PS4)
War Thunder (PS4)

Simulation 29 November 2013

A free-to-play MMO flight simulator. It was developed by Gajin Entertainment, a Russian studio which previously created such titles as Wings of Prey, Birds of Steel, and Apache: Air Assault. The players assume the role of fighter pilots and can pilot hundreds of carefully recreated World War II aircrafts. The developers made sure that battlefield reality is faithfully reflected not only in the air, but also on the land (artillery, infantry) and at sea (navy). Progress allows us to upgrade our planes, buy new kinds of weapons as well as learn new piloting skills. War Thunder stands out from its competitors thanks to its high-quality visuals and realistic flight physics.

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Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 (PS4)
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 (PS4)

Simulation 25 June 2019

The third installment of a unique simulation series that begun in 2014, developed by Polish studio PlayWay. The player assumes the role of a car mechanic who attempts to promote themselves with a number of high-profile jobs. Our task is simple – find the issue, remove the individual parts to get access to the faulty part and finally replace it with a brand new element. The title is characteristic for its detailed, simulation-like gameplay. The authors introduced various helpful features, such as highlights for individual elements. Moreover, each vehicle can be taken for a test drive and repainted. The game is characteristic for its decent visuals, with faithfully-recreated models of over forty vehicles and an impressively detailed workshop.

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Bus Simulator (PS4)
Bus Simulator (PS4)

Simulation 17 September 2019

Bus Simulator is a console conversion of Bus Simulator 18 simulation game, released in 2018 on computers. The production is part of a series currently being developed by Astragon Entertainment and StillAlive studio.

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Spintires: MudRunner (PS4)
Spintires: MudRunner (PS4)

Simulation 31 October 2017

An advanced off-road truck simulator – Spintires: MadRunner is an enhanced version of Spintires. The game has been published by Focus Home Interactive and allows the player to drive various vehicles designed for extreme road conditions. Throughout the game, one can modify the available machines (the MadRunner edition features 13 new vehicles) and install new parts. The game delivers several large open maps located across Siberia, waiting for the player to explore. Moreover, one can complete numerous assignments (e.g. loading and transporting a timber to a specified destination within a predefined time limit) either on his own or via the online cooperative mode with up to three other players. The difficulty of these assignments lies in the fact that the terrain one has to traverse is subjected to real-time deformations – one’s vehicle can easily get stuck in the mud or fall off a cliff. In such case, a player has to use the automatic hoisting winch.

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Farming Simulator 17 (PS4)
Farming Simulator 17 (PS4)

Simulation 25 October 2016

Farming Simulator 17 is another installment in the series of simulators of farm. This time, the game was published by Focus Home Interactive, but the development was still carried out by GIANTS Software, known from the previous parts of this series. The mechanics remain unchanged - the players become farmers, who need to take good care of their establishment. During the game, much attention has to be paid to the economic side of the management - the right equipment needs to be purchased, used for sawing, gathering crops, and moving the goods around. Traditionally, the player can control many different machines, all with official licenses from real manufacturers, and personally take care of various tasks in the field. The new installment obviously introduces some changes and novelties. Contrary to previous games, Farming Simulator 17 was released on PC, XONE and PS4 simultaneously.

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Elite: Dangerous (PS4)
Elite: Dangerous (PS4)

Simulation 27 June 2017

The fourth installment in the Elite series. The game is a space simulator created again by David Braben and the Frontier studio. Elite: Dangerous is set in the far future; after humanity had colonized countless star systems, the Universe is dominated by three superpowers: the Empire, the Federation, and the Alliance. Brave pilots seek easy money working beyond the territories controlled by these entities. The open-world game structure offers the players large amounts of freedom when it comes to exploration, trading or completing military assignments. Instead of the classic division into the solo and multiplayer modes, the creators of Elite: Dangerous allow the player to join their friends or return to single-player experience at any time.

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Pure Farming 2018 (PS4)
Pure Farming 2018 (PS4)

Simulation 13 March 2018

An advanced farming simulator developed by Techland in cooperation with the independent studio Ice Flames. Similarly as in other games in the genre, in Pure Farming 18 the player assumes the role of a farmer who must maintain his farm. The task requires him to perform various field activities like planting and watering seeds, gathering crops and selling them. Funds obtained in that way can be used for improving the farm and buying new vehicles and farming machines. The game offers many innovative solutions and mechanics that were previously unavailable in other games in the genre.

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The Sims 4: Realm of Magic (PS4)
The Sims 4: Realm of Magic (PS4)

Simulation 15 October 2019

Add-on to the popular life simulation The Sims 4, the Realm of Magic expansion enriches the game with a magical land where heroes can learn how to spell and brew enchanted potions, as well as gain a hiding place and a lot of new items.

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Armored Warfare (PS4)
Armored Warfare (PS4)

Simulation 20 February 2018

An action MMO game featuring modern-day tank battles. The game was produced by the experienced studio Obsidian Entertainment, known for such titles as Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout: New Vegas, or Dungeon Siege III. The game features a wide spectrum of modern tanks and armored vehicles used by numerous military forces of the world. Although the game features online gameplay only, there are many different play modes, allowing anyone to find something for themselves. Armored Warfare lets players not only compete in a PvP mode, but also join forces in cooperative campaigns. Among the available missions there some designed with lone wolves in mind, as well as some that require good cooperation. The games highly realistic visuals are powered by the latest generation of CryEngine.

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Train Sim World 2020 (PS4)
Train Sim World 2020 (PS4)

Simulation 15 August 2019

A simulation game that allows us to sit at the helm of a selected locomotive and guide it through European and American routes. In Train Sim World 2020, the authors introduce a number of new features, including Journey Mode, extended tutorials and previously unavailable lines.

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Everything (PS4)
Everything (PS4)

Simulation 21 March 2017

Developed by an indie developer David O’Reilly, Everything generates worlds, which you can watch from any perspective you like. Each universe can be observed in both micro and macro scale. You start playing in a particular place of a procedurally generated world, but the rest is completely up to you – you are free to take control of a single atom, animal, or object, and focus on its immediate whereabouts, or control an entire planet, star or even galaxy. The gameplay has no specific goal – what you do and why you do it is your choice. As you jump between different elements of the universe you create its encyclopedia – objects that you discover are catalogued, after which you can view them in a special menu. All that is complemented by decent graphics and atmospheric soundtrack as well as lectures of the philosopher Alan Watts. Interestingly, Everything is the first video game in history nominated for Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film thanks to its several-minute trailer – that film had also won jury’s award at Vienna Shorts Festival.

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Farming Simulator 15 (PS4)
Farming Simulator 15 (PS4)

Simulation 19 May 2015

The sixth major installment in the popular farming simulation game series. The franchise makes a comeback to key gaming platforms after a year off, when only smartphone and portable editions were released. The developer, GIANTS Software, prepared another portion of innovations to enhance gameplay. The game lets you play in a new environment (Scandinavian), characterized by different landscape, weather conditions, and vast forests. This time players can cut down trees using specially designed, licensed machines. There is also a car wash, allowing you to keep your vehicles clean. Overall, the gameplay mechanics remained unchanged; as usual, your task is to manage a farm and expand it using the money earned from breeding animals and cultivating land. The sixth installment introduced the series to the eight generation consoles, bringing about significant visual improvements.

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World of Tanks: Mercenaries (PS4)
World of Tanks: Mercenaries (PS4)

Simulation 19 January 2016

A massively popular MMO game, created and administered by Russian developer Wargaming.net. World of Tanks lets players control tanks and take part in exciting battles against living opponents. The game offers over 150 carefully recreated models of tanks and other armored vehicles (including self-propelled guns and tank destroyers) used in armies of several countries since the 1930’s till the Korean War (1950-1953). The gameplay in World of Tanks combines elements of simulation, action shooter, strategy, and social features that let players join clans and communicate with others. The game is based on a free-to-play distribution model with microtransactions.

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Chernobyl VR Project (PS4)
Chernobyl VR Project (PS4)

Simulation 29 September 2017

Chernobyl VR Project is an extraordinary exploration game, which utilizes virtual reality to take the players into the ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, as well as the city of Pripyat. Chernobyl VR Project has been developed by The Farm 51 – the studio known for such games as Get Even, Deadfall Adventures, Painkiller: Hell & Damnation or the NecroVision series. This is an interactive story of the fate that befell the citizens of the city, and areas around the power plant, most severely affected with the disaster. Instead of fighting mutants, the player roams the desolate locations and examines encountered items, left behind by the inhabitants in 1986. Thanks to Virtual Reality technology, as well as other modern techniques, such as 3D scanning, Chernobyl VR Project offers extremely pretty graphics and moving experiences – especially since the developers have based their game on the account of eye-witnesses of the terrible event, as well as journalists (including the Nobel Prize laureate – Svetlana Alexievich) in order to produce a game as faithful to history as virtually possible.

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The Escapists (PS4)
The Escapists (PS4)

Simulation 26 May 2015

A prisoner simulator that combines features of many genres. It was developed by Mouldy Toof in cooperation with Team 17 Software. The player assumes the role of a prisoner who leads a “normal” life in one of several available penitentiary facilities. The main objective of the game is to plan a way of escaping from the prison. In addition to participating in a series of daily activities like various works, workouts, meals, walks and interactions with other prisoners, the player is also gathering seemingly useless items, looking for allies and observing his surroundings in order to find weak points of security systems. The final phase is to use the previously prepared plan and escape. The Escapist offers great freedom of acting and many ways of escaping depending on prison style (among which there is for example a military prison camp). The game offers retro pixel-art two-dimensional graphics presented from a top-down perspective.

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Job Simulator (PS4)
Job Simulator (PS4)

Simulation 13 October 2016

Developed by Owlchemy Labs, a humorous simulation game designed with Augmented Reality in mind. This title can be classified as a joke sim, similar to Surgeon Simulator, I Am Bread, or Probably Archery. The game is set in the year 2050, when most humans’ tasks were handed down to specialized machines. In order to remind humanity that their ancestors used to work like this, a special simulation program was created to teach people of the future what true work used to mean. The game has no specific goals. As you play you pursue certain occupations, such as chef, shopkeeper, or office worker, allowing you to manipulate the objects around you. However, using them in the proper, intended way is not so easy, as the over the top physics make even the simplest actions challenging and hilarious at the same.

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The Escapists 2 (PS4)
The Escapists 2 (PS4)

Simulation 22 August 2017

A sequel to the 2015 game by Mouldy Toof which was a unique arcade 2D platformer with elements of logic and RPG productions. In The Escapist 2, the players assume the role of inmates locked up in heavily-guarded prisons, and their task is to work out the security system and to escape. To do so, we have to look for allies and items that can be crafted into useful tools while pretending that we tend to our usual prison routines. Compared to the original, the game features a myriad of enhancements such as new ways of spending spare time, a modified combat system, a possibility of creating previously unavailable items, and new ways of escaping. One of the biggest novelties is the introduction of a drop in/drop out multiplayer mode in which up to four players can play on a split screen or over the Internet.

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PC Building Simulator (PS4)
PC Building Simulator (PS4)

Simulation 13 August 2019

PC Building Simulator is a unique production that is more of a training app than a game, where we will try ourselves in building a Personal Computer or learning how to do so. It was created by a single Romanian programmer known as Claudiu. When we start our adventure with PC Building Simulator, we have a simple PC case at our disposal and we have to put the motherboard, the power supply unit, the GPU, and other PC components in the right place. After doing so, we will have to connect them with the right cables. The game uses a simple and intuitive interface. The creator of PC Building Simulator was authorized by the leading manufacturers of PC parts to use the likeness of their products. Thanks to that, we will use PC parts that we can actually buy in stores.

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Kerbal Space Program (PS4)
Kerbal Space Program (PS4)

Simulation 12 July 2016

This is the debut from the independent developer Squad. The game is an unusual simulator requiring the player to develop their own space program from scratch. Kerbal Space Program combines features of many genres, but the most important part here is an extensive ship editor, which allows the player to design and build their own, unique spacecraft. The ship is then supposed to fly and land safely on a moon of the Kerbin planet. The spaceship is built from various elements - each of them affects it in flight and serves a specific purpose. Thanks to a realistic flight model, the player is capable of observing the effects of their work and monitoring a set of parameters describing the ship. Apart from the basic, sandbox mode, the game offers a set of story missions requiring the player to recruit a team, conduct research, build bases and visit dozens of planets.

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Fishing Planet (PS4)
Fishing Planet (PS4)

Simulation 29 August 2017

A realistic online fishing simulator developed by keen anglers at Fishing Planet LLC. The game is free-to-play, although it offers optional DLCs to purchase. We can go fishing on one of seven faithfully modeled fisheries with different climactic conditions, terrain shape and vegetation. There is also a large variety of professional fishing equipment available at our disposal, including boats and kayaks. We can hone our skills alone or in the multiplayer mode by participating in online fishing tournaments, inspired by their most famous real life counterparts. One of the distinguishing features of Fishing Planet is the advanced artificial intelligence of 40 available fish species, closely correlated to the current conditions. An undeniable advantage of the game is the high quality of its visuals, offering realistically modeled water surface, year and day cycle, as well as dynamically changing weather.

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Construction Simulator 2 (PS4)
Construction Simulator 2 (PS4)

Simulation 12 September 2018

A continuation of the mobile construction simulator with strategy elements, developed by weltenbauer studio from Germany. Construction Simulator 2 takes place in a fictional state in the USA, Westside Plains. In the game we play as an owner of a company that builds roads and buildings. The game is set in an open world, in which you can complete 60 different jobs. In the beginning of the game we start with simple tasks but as we develop our company and increase its reputation we can get more complicated but also much better paid contracts. The game allows us to manually control 36 licensed and recreated with intricate details machines, among which we can find those that are produced by such companies as Caterpillar, Liebherr, Palfinger, Bell, STILL or ATLAS. The economic aspect, that requires players to manage their company and budget, complements the simulation elements.

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Island Flight Simulator (PS4)
Island Flight Simulator (PS4)

Simulation 20 June 2017

Island Flight Simulator combines elements of a simple flight and economy simulation games. It was developed by Caipirinha Games. The game takes us to a tropical area, where we assume the role of a small transport plane pilot. The gameplay boils down to transporting various goods, including those commonly considered illegal, between twelve exotic islands. The campaign consists of over a hundred challenges which involve very simple and quick jobs as well as high-risk missions. There are three aircraft at the player’s disposal, each different in terms of performance and appearance. The money we earn are spent on fuel, repairs, and modifications that increase our airplane’s capabilities and, by extension, our chance of succeeding in subsequent missions. The flight model used in the game isn’t too challenging – the developers decided to make a sort of compromise, thanks to which beginner gamers can also enjoy the game.

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Spintires: MudRunner - American Wilds (PS4)
Spintires: MudRunner - American Wilds (PS4)

Simulation 23 October 2018

An expansion for the 2017 game Spintires: MudRunner – an advanced off-road truck simulator set in the harsh environment. The add-on introduces two new sandbox maps, moving away from Russia to America, as well as related vehicles.

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