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.