Top Simulation Games of 2009

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top simulation games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

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  • 8.

    Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.

    All of this makes for a very playable action game, even if what you're actually doing is largely that same-old shooty planes stuff we've been doing for years. I don't know what Tom Clancy dreams about, but at a guess I'd... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 7.

    The Sims 3

    If you’ve played The Sims 2 and its expansions to death, The Sims 3 will feel perilously like a retread of old ground, albeit on a slightly grander scale. Doom. Empire Earth. Driver. Master of Orion. Police Academy. What... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 6.

    Championship Manager 2010

    Championship Manager 2010 is the most disappointing entry in the series we've ever played, but it's also the best in years. Ever since the Championship Manager series changed hands to Beautiful Game Studios it's struggled... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 5.

    Battlestations: Pacific

    If you're prepared to push through its choppier moments, you'll find a rich and highly enjoyable game that should keep you occupied for months. Battlestations Midway was a rather unusual hybrid of a game, a mix of real-time... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PC

  • 4.

    The Sims 3

    Other than some gameplay niggles that throw the social life/work seesaw slightly off kilter, The Sims 3 does real credit to EA’s long running mega series. Hearing a middle age woman wax lyrical about a video game is sadly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 3.

    Style Boutique

    This fashion store sim is perfect for kids who like to shop and create different outfits. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other reviews on VideoGamer.com. That's because we look at games... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 2.

    Flower

    Conventional it may not be, but Flower possesses the kind of creative beauty that rarely surfaces in full-budget games - let alone a £6.29 PSN title. A lonely flower sits on a table in a dilapidated flat, somewhere deep in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 1.

    Football Manager 2010

    Sports Interactive has produced the best version of FM yet, so it's easy to recommend FM 2010 to anyone with an interest in taking their team to league and cup glory. I used to spend most of my waking hours in front of Football... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC