Top PC Simulation Games of All Time
Simulation games are bizarrely popular. Truck Simulator, Garbage Truck Simulator, Train Simulator, Rock Simulator, Police Simulator… Goat Simulator. The appeal of some of these games is hard to understand, especially when many of them are simply virtual versions of real life jobs. At least Goat Simulator doesn’t take itself seriously.
Oh, Goat Simulator, how glorious you are. This goat isn’t going to take any messing around, butting anything that gets in his way, launching himself into the air, crashing down to the ground with a thumb, and generally being a badass. This one-time joke went on to become a massive hit, in part thanks to the game’s popularity on YouTube. It’s a game that’s fun to mess about it, and a stark departure from the other simulators on the market - because it’s not really much of a sim at all.
When you sacrifice people to the got gods, you know you’re playing something special. Here are the best PC simulation games of all time.
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Saved only by some reasonable (although crude) strategy elements, the core of the game unfortunately falls very flat. Throwing parties should be fun, right? Not in the Playboy mansion they're not.
Casual gamers may appreciate the fairly simple game mechanics, but fans of the TV show and experienced gamers will be very disappointed.
The game seems like it's pitched entirely at newcomers to the genre, stealing away the sheer pleasure that comes with designing and maintaining your very own city.
If you have always found games like Theme Park and Roller Coaster Tycoon a little daunting, then you may like this as a gentle game to introduce you to the genre, especially at this budget price
Whereas Football Manager 2007 feels like a game in its prime, Championship Manager is still finding its feet, and because of that it really is no match for the reigning champion.
Whilst on the surface it looks polished and well organised, delving deeper reveals some haphazard design.
Silent Hunter III proves that simulations can be fun, but suffers from an imbalance between accessibility and historical accuracy.
God does move in mysterious ways. He can even make a flawed game into an entertaining one.
A thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing experience, that offers a great deal of depth should you want to explore.