What Are Simulation Games?

From seeing a war to becoming a thief, to flying plans, these simulator games can do it all.

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Recently, video games have jumped past their primary job of entertaining people with simple narrative-driven missions. While there are many video games in the market, they cater to different audiences. From Arcade games to shooter games, RPGs to open worlds, video games have come a long way.

And while many try to recreate the real world as close as possible, there are some good ones on the market. However, one video game category is purely meant to offer real-world experience to players; and these games are called Simulation games.

Do you wish to experience flying a plane? There’s a game for that. Want to experience farming life? They have one for that too! For mischievous minds, there’s a game that lets you experience what it’s like to be a thief. Anything you can imagine, simulation games can deliver.

What are Simulation Games?

If I were to describe what simulation games are in one sentence, it would go something like – “A video game designed to imitate real-world tasks closely.” In addition, the best simulation games on the market are designed to make players feel as if they’re doing activities in the real world without doing it. The best simulation games incorporate the real-world mechanics of a particular activity, a job, an event, or any establishment, and that’s the beauty of this genre.

Furthermore, there are many acts in the real world on which a simulation game can be made; and while it is no piece of cake, here we are enjoying these activities from the luxury of our rooms. Would you believe that there’s a game that lets you build a PC? And if you love fishing, you can also do so from the comfort of your room with a fishing simulator game.

Furthermore, there are many simulation games on the market that some are inevitably free on platforms like Epic Games Store and Steam. In addition, many of the simulation games have VR support, which further enhances the “realistic” experience one looks for. While we’re on the topic of Epic Games, make sure to check out our list of what games Epic Games Store offers for free weekly.

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Akshay Bhardwaj

Akshay Bhardwaj

A casual gamer, fascinated with everything geeky, mostly found lazing around. I drink, and I don't know things!
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