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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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PC Building Simulator
PC Building Simulator

Simulation 29 January 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.

UBOAT
UBOAT

Simulation 2020

An open world submarine simulator created in Poland by Deep Water Studio. The game takes place during World War II and the player assumes the role of a captain of a German submarine who completes various missions inspired by historical events. Mechanics of UBOOT combine the features of Silent Hunter and Fallout Shelter and the main task of the player is to take care of the crew. One must consider physical and emotional limitations of his subordinates, assign functions to them etc. Each crew member has his own personality and different weaknesses which can be revealed if the captain fails to keep balance between discipline and despotism. As the game progresses one can upgrade the submarine, but our opponents obtain new technologies, such as radar, as well. UBOOT is a three-dimensional game but most of the time the action is shown on a cross-section of the submarine.

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.

War Thunder
War Thunder

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.

Space Engineers
Space Engineers

Simulation 28 February 2019

A sandbox simulation game developed by the independent studio Keen Software House. The action of Space Engineers takes place in space, and the players assume the role of engineers whose task is to build bases, gather resources, and ensure the colony’s survival. The title was created based on the NASA forecasts concerning the conditions of space colonization in the coming years. There are two game modes to choose from: creative mode and survival mode. The players are given a lot of freedom of action in both cases, including the ability to construct their own spaceships and machines as well as to transform the environment. Space Engineers is powered by the in-house VRAGE 2.0 engine, featuring an advanced physics simulation module.

Police Simulator: Patrol Duty
Police Simulator: Patrol Duty

Simulation 18 June 2019

Police Simulator: 18 is a simulation game where we play as police officers, developed by Bigmoon Entertainment and published by Astragon Entertainment. The game takes us to a fictional city inspired by the American metropolises. We can patrol the city (or simply explore it) on foot or by using various vehicles. Our primary objective is to catch criminals and bring them to justice. As we play, we will use your typical police equipment: handcuffs, radio, and a wide range of firearms. In addition to that, we will also take part in car chases and firefights, just like in the classic action movies. The game can be played alone or with other players in the cooperative multiplayer mode.

Spore
Spore

Simulation 03 September 2008

An unusual simulator, in which your objective is to bring to life a perfectly functioning species of organisms, starting from the lowest step on the evolution ladder. The game is developed by the legendary studio Maxis, led by Will Wright – the man responsible for such cult series as SimCity and The Sims. Mechanics combine elements of many game genres and each stage of your organism’s evolution offers a bit different quests and altered gameplay. Starting with the cell cycle and ending with a whole community, the game offers enormous scope of modification in regard to the appearance and other traits of your species. In later stages of evolution, the primitive organism gets a mouth, limbs, and other attributes that influence its ability to adapt and cope in various external conditions. With the game's progress, elements of competition with other species emerge and our, initially small, village becomes a huge metropolis with the newest technology.

Stranded Deep
Stranded Deep

Simulation 2021

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. The life of our hero can be endangered by various threats: hunger, thirst, heat during the day, or a sudden drop in temperature at night. An encounter with a shark or sailing into the open sea during a storm may also prove deadly. Additionally, the game features an intuitive crafting system, which allows the player to create simple tools as well as more advanced structures such as a raft or a makeshift hut. High quality graphic design, featuring dynamic weather and a night-and-day cycle, stands out in comparison to other games of this popular genre.

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.

Alaskan Truck Simulator
Alaskan Truck Simulator

Simulation 2020

An unusual production, combining a truck driving simulator with a survival game. Alaskan Truck Simulator has the official Discovery Channel license. The game was developed by the Polish studio Movie Games, and PlayWay is responsible for its release.

Spintires: MudRunner
Spintires: MudRunner

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.

Euro Truck Simulator 2: Scandinavian Expansion
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Scandinavian Expansion

Simulation 07 May 2015

The second large expansion to a popular economic game simulating truck driving, created by Czech studio SCS Software. As the title suggests, the add-on expands the game’s map by three Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, and their respective road networks. During your career as a virtual driver you can visit such cities as Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen, Malmo, and Karlskrona. The locations were recreated based on authentic maps and photos. There are many other landmarks, including the headquarters of the famous car manufacturers Scania and Volvo. The game also introduces new types of roads and crossroads, and since most of Scandinavian trade is moved by sea, you will be visiting several well-known harbors. Finally, you get to admire the beautiful mountain landscapes and have to deal with tough weather conditions typical of this part of the continent.

Elite: Dangerous
Elite: Dangerous

Simulation 16 December 2014

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.

Star Citizen
Star Citizen

Simulation TBA

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. The gameplay combines elements of spaceship simulator, shooter, cRPG, as well as economic strategy. The game offers two modes. Squadron 42 is an offline campaign, in which the player-controlled character joins an elite squadron of star fighters. For MMO aficionados, the developers have created the Galaxy Mode, allowing them to play with thousands of others. Spectacular visuals of Star Citizen are generated by the CryEngine 3 engine.

Bus Simulator 18
Bus Simulator 18

Simulation 13 June 2018

Another PC game belonging to a series of bus simulators published over the years by astragon Entertainment. Developed by StillAlive, the game includes vehicles from such brands as MAN or Daimler Buses, and gives us an opportunity to explore one of the German towns. Apart from driving as such, the player also has to interact with passengers (selling tickets for instance) and cope with various random occurrences. The career mode rewards being professional, being on time in different places, and driving with respect for law. The game can be experienced both solo or in the synchronous multiplayer mode, which is included in the game. Bus Simulator 18 offers a game world two times larger than its predecessor - Bus Simulator 16. This new installment utilizes the worldwide acclaimed Unreal Engine 4, which was created by Epic Games.

Spintires
Spintires

Simulation 13 June 2014

A realistic heavy vehicles off-road simulation game, developed by the British studio Oovee Games. Spintires lets the players try their skills as a professional driver, transporting cargo across Russian wilderness. Virtual truckers can sit behind the wheels of carefully designed models of several Soviet off-road vehicles and trucks (including the legendary MAZ-7310), as well as modern models. The job requires from the players much more than just spinning the wheel and putting pedal to the metal. Each course has to be carefully planned, e.g. as to the amount of fuel needed. Successful runs are rewarded with cash, needed for buying truck modifications or new vehicles. Spintires stands out with detailed graphics and advanced driving model based on Havok Physics.

Bum Simulator
Bum Simulator

Simulation November 2019

Bum Simulator is a humoristic simulator that recreates the life of a bum. The action takes place in an open world, and the gameplay revolves around surviving, as well as completing a number of activities and missions.

MudRunner 2
MudRunner 2

Simulation December 2019

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.

Euro Coach Simulator
Euro Coach Simulator

Simulation TBA

A coach simulator developed by experts at producing truck simulation games – Czech studio SCS Software, also known for 18 Wheels of Steel and Truck Simulator. In the game you become a coach driver, who begins a typical career – starting from a regular employee of a corporation, to finally become the owner of a prosperous transport company. The game takes you onto European roads, where you carry passengers from one place to another, thus earning money and unlocking new vehicles. The developers recreated around a dozen of licensed coaches – not only in terms of their appearance, but also things like the sound effects produced by different engines. In terms of visuals, the game is powered by the well-proven engine employed in Euro Truck Simulator 2, and features some new models created solely for this production. As a result, the game can boast realistic traffic and highly detailed recreations of cities with their iconic landmarks.

Farming Simulator 2011
Farming Simulator 2011

Simulation 18 October 2010

A farming simulator from the popular series known simply as Farming Simulator, developed by GIANTS Software studio. Players take on a role of a young farmer who has to develop 4 square kilometers of land. He must gather funds necessary to establish a modern farm, which he can only achieve through hard work. We must cultivate the land, sow plants and harvest crops, as well as trade collected goods. We make use of various farming machines, like tractors, ploughs, seeders, balers, cultivators, etc. (30 in total), which can be bought with the money we earn. Farming Simulator 2011 introduces cattle breeding, with cows requiring constant feeding and taking care of, providing us in return with natural fertilizer and milk. There is also a career mode, which lets us invite other players to cooperation.

Pure Farming 2018
Pure Farming 2018

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.

Tourist Bus Simulator
Tourist Bus Simulator

Simulation 06 December 2018

A simulation game in which we play the role of the owner of a tourist transport company. At Tourist Bus Simulator we both perform the duties of a driver and take care of our activities "from the kitchen", dealing with issues related to economics, human resources, etc. We also take care of our activities from the very beginning.

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. These independent characters represent a broad spectrum of factions in which you gradually build up your position. With progress, you successively develop your avatar by acquiring new skills. The game also features ship customization. You can also upgrade vessels with new modules that influence performance, weaponry, and armor. There is no idleness in space, as creators constantly add new missions and challenges.

Fishing Planet
Fishing Planet

Simulation 28 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.

Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic
Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic

Simulation 02 March 2010

The fifth installment in one of the most popular WWII submarine simulation game series. In Silent Hunter 5 you are sent to the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, where, as the commander of a German U-boat VII, you hunt down the ships of the Allies. There is a dynamic campaign to complete, and your actions, victories and losses affect its outcome. It's worth noting that the campaign also includes historical naval battles. One of the game's novelties is the fully interactive interior of the submarine. In this mode the controls system is similar to that of an FPS game. You can only do one things at a time, which means that you have to rely on your subordinates. Each of them has their own unique character, problems, and abilities. An important factor is your crew's morale. You can also develop your crewmates and the ship itself.

Gold Rush: The Game
Gold Rush: The Game

Simulation 13 October 2017

A simulator of a gold seeker. Developed by the Polish studio Code Horizon, the game gives the player an opportunity to travel to the cold regions of Alaska in order to excavate lodes of shining gold. The player supplies their equipment with fuel and electricity, carries loads of soil using an excavator or a loader, cleans the material with a sifter and other devices, and ultimately picks lumps of gold with tweezers. The metal gathered is then taken to a blacksmith that can turn it into gold bars. The funds gathered are spent on upgrading one's machinery, as well as buying fuel and spare parts for the machines we own. The in-game seasonal cycle and the subsequent bad weather conditions may damage the player's equipment and sometimes even render them unable to continue excavation. A day and night cycle was also implemented - the player is capable of conducting work at night, but the necessary machines providing light use up precious fuel then, which also has to be taken into consideration. The game offers a complex tutorial for beginners, apart from the main Free Mode, which is an open-world component. In this latter variant, the player is free to develop their career, explore the game world, and discover its mysterious stories.