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Simulation Video Games

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.

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EVE Online
EVE Online

Simulation 06 May 2003

Set in science fiction realities, an MMO simulator developed by Crowd Control Productions from Iceland. The action of EVE Online takes place in a universe called New Eden, which consists of over 5,000 star systems. On the beginning of the adventure you create your own hero by choosing his/her e.g. face, past, and origin. At first you get just a small spaceship and some credits. Your mission is to explore remote places of the universe in order to complete various story missions given by NPCs.

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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.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2
Euro Truck Simulator 2

Simulation 19 October 2012

A sequel to the popular truck simulation game. Just like its predecessor from 2008, the game was developed by Czech developer SCS Software. Euro Truck Simulator 2 lets you play as a truck driver and owner of a delivery company. The core gameplay has you transport cargo between towns and cities. The game’s map comprises of a large part of Europe, and features a significant number of cities you can visit.

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Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19

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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Farming Simulator 22
Farming Simulator 22

Simulation 22 November 2021

The ninth main installment in the most popular farming simulator series. Farming Simulator 21 was developed by GIANTS Software and published by Focus Home Interactive, whose games have been available for purchase since 2012.

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My Summer Car
My Summer Car

Simulation TBA (early access since 24 October 2016)

A simulation game developed by independent Finnish developer who uses nickname Royal John Love. The title enables the player to repair old and wrecked cars as a fan of 90s cars, who one beautiful summer decides to fix his old sports car. When the game starts, the player has only a tractor and a van useful when transporting larger parts. The pieces ordered by mail must be installed while focusing on details like selection of proper tools and correct combination of all engine parts.

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Farming Simulator 17
Farming Simulator 17

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.

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Way of the Hunter
Way of the Hunter

Simulation 16 August 2022

FPP simulation game in which we take the role of a hunter. Way of the Hunter gives us two vast maps and allows us to play solo or in co-op mode.

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Green Hell
Green Hell

Simulation 05 September 2019

A survival game, in which you find yourself stranded in the Amazon Jungle. To survive, you have not only to gather food and water, but also learn to light bonfires, hunt, craft useful equipment, and build shelters.

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American Truck Simulator
American Truck Simulator

Simulation 02 February 2016

The next installment in the popular truck simulation game series with an additional economic layer. The product was created by Czech studio SCS Software, who previously created its sister game - Euro Truck Simulator - and the 18 Wheels of Steel franchise. The game lets you play as a driver of a mighty 18-wheeler, whose career takes him from being an ordinary full-time corporation worker to an owner of a prosperous transport company.

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Raft
Raft

Simulation 20 June 2022

A survival game, in which you're drifting at sea on the eponymous raft. Your task is mostly gathering resources and food, improving your raft, and crafting useful tools, which is often made more difficult by marine predators.

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Farming Simulator 15
Farming Simulator 15

Simulation 30 October 2014

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.

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American Truck Simulator: Montana
American Truck Simulator: Montana

Simulation 04 August 2022

American Truck Simulator: Montana is the ninth major paid add-on for the simulation game American Truck Simulator. The DLC expands this production with a brand new state - the titular Montana - capturing both its landscapes and local businesses using transport services.

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Star Citizen
Star Citizen

Simulation TBA (early access since 04 June 2014)

A space simulator created by Chris Roberts and the Cloud Imperium Games developer team. The plot of Star Citizen is set in the 30th century. Humanity, united under the banner of United Earth Empire, has begun the colonization of the universe, encountering many alien races in its course. It is a unique opportunity for adventurous pilots to gain fame and wealth, as well as the treasured status of an intergalactic empire citizen.

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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.

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Microsoft Train Simulator
Microsoft Train Simulator

Simulation 30 May 2001

Railway simulator that allows you to drive trains on accurately mapped, both modern and historical railway routes such as Flying Scottish or Orient Express.

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SnowRunner
SnowRunner

Simulation 28 April 2020

Continuation of an advanced simulator of heavy off-road vehicles from Saber Interactive studio. MudRunner 2 develops the ideas of its predecessor, again focusing on working with heavy equipment in extreme conditions.

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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.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2: Going East!
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Going East!

Simulation 19 September 2013

The first big expansion to the highly-popular simulation game, Euro Truck Simulator 2. The add-on has been prepared by Bohemian studio SCS Software in answer to community’s request. Euro Truck Simulator 2: Going East! adds new locations to the basic game, the Middle Europe countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia.

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Stranded Deep
Stranded Deep

Simulation 21 April 2020

A realistic survival game created by a debuting Australian studio Beam Team Games. The player assumes the role of a plane crash survivor who struggles to remain alive on one of the uninhabited islands of the Pacific. Unlike most games of this genre, this production is focused not only on the exploration of the island itself, but it also encompasses the ocean floor around it. Both areas are randomly generated before each game.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator

Simulation 18 August 2020

A realistic civil aircraft simulator. Microsoft Flight Simulator faithfully recreates a rich set of licensed machines and an area of the entire globe, using satellite data, artificial intelligence processing power and the Azure data cloud.

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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.

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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.

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The Sims 4: High School Years
The Sims 4: High School Years

Simulation 28 July 2022

The Sims 4: High School Years is another big add-on to The Sims 4 life sim, focusing on high school reality and teenage problems - from homework, sneaking out of your room at night and growing a beard, to prom and receiving your diploma.

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