10 Best Simulation Games on PC
Simulation games have become a highly popular genre of the gaming industry. Since games like The Sims, Harvest Moon, and Sim City, different varieties of simulation games have popped up on the Market and now offer people a variety of experiences that they might not be able to enjoy in their everyday lives. In No particular order, here is IGCritic’s 10 best simulation games on the PC.
The Sims 4
The Sims 4 lets you create Sims, and is a life simulation that allows you to customize your Sims, create a home for them, and experience their life your way. Sims can even have a job, a family, and experience everything you can experience in your life. With the extensive customization of house building and Sim creation, The Sims 4 is a great experience for all ages.
One of the newer Simulation games on this list, Stardew Valley is a farming simulation game heavily inspired by Harvest Moon. In Stardew Valley you can run your own farm, sell crops and other creations to townspeople, fall in love and even have children. Stardew Valley is a tribute to classic farming games, and offers an endless array of content both classic and modern, there is even a progression AND combat system in place.
Roller Coaster Tycoon
Roller Coaster Tycoon is a Theme Park Simulation game that allows you to build your own theme park, manage the happiness of your customers, and build your own roller coasters with either pre-built options, or by making customized roller coasters with an involved physics engine. Roller Coaster Tycoon puts a theme park in the palm of your hand.
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Ever wondered what life as a Trucker is like? Euro Truck Simulator 2 gives you a realistic and addictive glimpse into delivering cargo. Through long drives to European destinations such as Germany, Italy, and Belgium, you’ll be able to learn the tricks of the trade while trying to obey road laws. Successful jobs allow you to upgrade your truck, and each delivery will offer new challenges, so a keen eye will be necessary to properly deliver your cargo to its destination.
ArmA 3 is a military simulation game that offers realistic military combat with over 40 weapons, 20 vehicles, and endless ways to play. With its extensive single player and multiplayer options if you wanted to go through the game interacting with other players outside of combat singing your way through the open world, nothing could stop you. ArmA3 is a military sandbox where you play your way.
Farming Simulator 15
Farming Simulator 15 offers a more realistic farming experience than games like Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley, offering the capability to manage every aspect of farming from planting harvesting crops to raising animals. Unique to Farming Simulator 15 is the capability to partake in woodcutting and logging, where you can then sell wood as a product of your farm. Enjoy the farming life either alone or with up to 15 friends, and either makes a small farm on your own, or a sprawling operation with friends.
Have you ever wanted to play a classic board game or card game with friends across the country? Now with Tabletop simulator you can play a variety of games on your computer and enjoy a realistic table top with actual cards, pieces, and a full board to play on. Tabletop Simulator has steam workshop support as well, so new games are added all the time for people to enjoy together. Game Night has gone digital with Tabletop Simulator!
Kerbal Space Program
Have you ever dreamed of going into space? Kerbal Space Program is the next best thing, as you build a spacecraft to shoot tiny creatures called Kerbals into space. How far can you travel? From the moon, to Mars and other planets, Kerbal Space Program helps you bring your space-faring dreams to reality. The full release offers a career mode, sandbox mode, and science mode, offering endless elements of gameplay to enjoy.
Becoming a YouTube Sensation is now a part of a brand new game called Youtubers Life, in which you build your own YouTube Empire by creating and editing videos, expanding your fan-base, and keeping up with the latest and greatest in movies, video games and comedy. This mix of simulation and tycoon genres offers a wide variety of gameplay for potential YouTube stars to sink their teeth into!
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Being a part of the Bomb Squad is hard, but it is even harder when your friend has the instructions to the bomb and has to tell you how to disarm it without seeing it themselves. Welcome to Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, a hard as nails cooperative simulation game where you have to disarm a bomb with the help of a friend, who cannot see the bomb and must give you instructions via the bomb defusing manual. Disarming the Bomb may be hard, but learning to cooperate effectively might just be more difficult.
From party games to solo experiences, here are 10 simulation games for PC that are sure to keep you going for hours and hours on end. Whether you are enjoying a game night with friends, or simply wanting to kill a few hours, something on this list will suit your purposes perfectly.