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Simulation Video Games

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A list of Released Simulation video games 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.

Released Games 1171
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Sony PlayStation 489Sony PlayStation 319Sony PlayStation 229Sony PlayStation 15PlayStation Portable16PlayStation Vita8
Xbox
Microsoft XBOX ONE66Microsoft Xbox 36026Microsoft Xbox7
Mobile
Android OS65Apple iOS70Windows Phone7
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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. The money you earn doing jobs lets you purchase new trucks or customize the ones you already own. Euro Truck Simulator 2 sports attractive visuals and realistic driving model, which takes into account not only well-researched real-life physics, but also the current road conditions.

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).

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.

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. 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.

World of Tanks
World of Tanks

Simulation 12 August 2010

A hugely popular MMO game developed and managed by Belarus team of Wargaming.net studio. World of Tanks focuses on thrilling battles against live players controlling tanks.

Farmer's Dynasty
Farmer's Dynasty

Simulation today, 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.

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. 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.

House Flipper
House Flipper

Simulation 17 May 2018

A unique investing and building construction simulation game by Empyrean. You play as a businessman, who buys housings in need of renovation. As such property often features many nasty surprises, you have to refurbish, clean and furnish the flat, so that you can sell it for profit. This involves tearing down unnecessary walls, getting rid of any pests or fixing damaged wiring. In House Flipper you use various tools, including an irreplaceable hammer. Furnishing the housing involves buying furniture and decorations, which you then have to put in proper places.

303 Squadron: Battle of Britain
303 Squadron: Battle of Britain

Simulation 31 August 2018

A flight simulator set in the World War II period; the game was developed by Atomic Jelly and published by Movie Games. The story focuses on the titular 303 Squadron - a Polish combat unit formed in Great Britain. No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron played a key part in the Battle of Britain. The player is given an opportunity to get acquainted with the stories irs pilots, mechanics, and other people who worked at the squadron's main base in Northolt, as well as to take part in authentic battles from the period, recreated in the game on the basis of historical evidence. Mechanics-wise, the creators emphasize quick and dynamic air battles, which situates the game somewhere between a simulation and an arcade experience. Between the subsequent missions, the player visits the aforementioned base, which can be freely explored. One can also fix their plane here and install various modifications. Additionally, the game features a lot of side assignments - those take the player to other military theaters.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018

Simulation 28 July 2017

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.

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. The developers made sure to include faithfully recreate topography of each town (including landmark buildings like the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw or the Buda Castle in Budapest), as well as realistically depicted, dense network of national roads between them. Small changes we also introduced in the visuals, especially in landscapes along routes.

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. Gameplay mechanics is close to the previous games from SCS Software, except this time you get to traverse the key highways of the United States and Canada. The authors not only took care to faithfully recreate the American road map and its landmarks, but also implemented a wide selection of the most popular trucks on the continent.

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.

Cooking Simulator
Cooking Simulator

Simulation 06 June 2019

A humorous cooking simulator developed by a Polish studio called Wastelands Interactive. In Cooking Simulator, a player assumes the role of a chef working at a restaurant, who has to carry out all the duties resulting from his job. Their responsibilities include preparation of various meals - one can stick to the recipes or experiment a bit. The latter option involves combining ingredients as one sees fit, choosing from vegetables, meat, and fish. The players are given numerous kitchen appliances such as cutlery, special knives, bowls, pots, frying pans, ovens, blenders, gas stoves, and many other thing. Cooking Simulator is based on an advanced graphics engine, allowing the player to slice the vegetables and blend them; however, one can also vent all his frustration and demolish the kitchen. The game delivers a career mode, in which the player systematically acquires new customers and gets access to more advanced recipes. The culmination of all the effort is the Michelin Star - one of the most prestigious honors a restaurant can receive.

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.

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Simulation 27 August 2019

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is an episodic third-person survival adventure game. This is the first game developed by Panache Digital Games, a studio led by Patrice Désilets who previously worked for Ubisoft and THQ. He co-created the first three Assassin's Creed games and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey takes the players through events that shaped mankind, such as creation of the first tools, agricultural revolution, the fall of the Roman empire, Wright brothers' first powered flight, landing on the Moon, or discovery of the human DNA. All of those events are presented in episodes.

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.

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.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz Edition
IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz Edition

Simulation 14 December 2017

An enhanced version of the 2011 IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover. The developers have improved the game's visuals, added new airplanes, and perfected the damage system.

Farming Simulator 2013
Farming Simulator 2013

Simulation 25 October 2012

Another installment in a popular simulation game series, developed by Switzerland studio Giants Software. The game puts you in the boots of a professional farmer, who needs to properly manage and develop his farm. This requires you to cultivate land and breed stock, spending the money you earn on new, more efficient machines. The new edition traditionally brings about a score of innovations and improvements. The game features over 20 licensed machines, also new animals and plants were added, as well as details like wilting and rotting of plants. Since the game world is much more expansive than in the last game, you can now purchase land and raise additional buildings. All this comes in improved graphics. The game supports fan-created modifications.

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.