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The best simulation games available in 2021

  • SpilledboreSpilledbore110,076
    Posted on 19 March 19 at 13:53
    Missing both the tropico series and stellaris
  • inDANigiblesinDANigibles271,128
    Posted on 19 March 19 at 23:56, Edited on 19 March 19 at 23:58 by inDANigibles
    I own everything on this list except Farm Together and Farm Sim 19. And I think I'll pick Farm Together at some point.

    But the game I would love to dive into is Elite but maybe I just suck at it (I'm sure that's it) but I cannot figure out even the basics in that game despite a couple of attempts and watching various tutorials... Something is just not clicking and I really wish it would...

    EDIT: yeah Graveyard Keeper belongs on this list. Im currently playing that.
    videogames... amrite?
  • Lighted vLighted v252,069
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 10:58
    Stardew Valley is really cool but get really tedious after a time imo. Stopped playing after I married with Abigail
  • BohalasBohalas71,621
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 11:01
    I was just looking for a fresh list the other day to kick off account!
  • ExiosExios440,460
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 11:05
    I feel like Aven Colony wasn't really played when it was on Xbox Game Pass, but it was really good and not even that difficult to get all gamer score in. Definitely recommended.
  • xNotStopEvilxNotStopEvil286,627
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 11:16
    Dirt and MotoGP..
  • Posted on 06 May 20 at 11:17
    The greatest sim-series is PC exclusive unfortunately, which is Anno
  • Posted on 06 May 20 at 11:18
    Haven't been able to get on with any of these games. Tropico and Zoo Tycoon, as already mentioned, are my favourites, feel very natural and create the time sink element easily.
    The hospital one seemed very natural, the achievement list has put me off a bit though. The Jurassic Park one is good, but linking the buildings and building around the fences was too complicated and felt very unintuitive.
    My Time at Portia is just a bit dull. I found Prison Architect to be completely impenetrable.
    I should put a bit more effort into these games, but when Tropico comes so naturally it puts me off when other games don't.
  • Johnny Fl3xJohnny Fl3x710,353
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 11:19
    Kid Vranic said:
    Like them but I do feel like zoo tycoon would fit in just fine as well
    This and Graveyard Keeper
    Every game with DLC that you pay for is a paid update.
  • Local IndianLocal Indian388,626
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 11:22
    Football Manager!
  • KingyOwlKingyOwl508,248
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 11:29
    Not sure I agree with this statement for Cities Skylines:
    Lacking in both content and features in comparison to its PC counterpart
    It has all the DLC content the PC version has, all it doesn't have is user mods which could be said for 99% of console games.

    Also, Tropico is missing from the list! Otherwise a great round-up.
  • Paul LaserbeamPaul Laserbeam1,962,456
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 12:34
    Legohead 1977 said:
    Reborn Insanity said:
    Elite Dangerous will always be the best space sim.

    Change my mind
    No.
    Gee, great response. You sure told him
  • Paul LaserbeamPaul Laserbeam1,962,456
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 12:36
    uilster said:
    I feel like Aven Colony wasn't really played when it was on Xbox Game Pass, but it was really good and not even that difficult to get all gamer score in. Definitely recommended.
    yo, colony was sooo good. I second op completely.

    Where graveyard keeper at tho?
  • ZukapeZukape375,858
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 12:51
    I rather Tropico 3 over all of these games, except Stardew Valley.
  • Cellar AtticCellar Attic502,682
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 14:55
    Hmmmm. This article has certainly piqued my interest in Stardew Valley. I might finally have to give it a chance!
  • Posted on 06 May 20 at 15:54, Edited on 06 May 20 at 16:16 by wellingtonbalbo
    Very good list, gave me some games to think, thanks.

    Missing Train Sim World, best train simulator that I ever played.

    And most expensive, certainly.
  • KinectKid333KinectKid333748,875
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 17:53
    Too bad Surviving Mars is now a completely meaningless completion.
    Theory and practice are the same in theory, but not in practice.
  • Legohead 1977Legohead 19771,554,207
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 19:20
    Paul Laserbeam said:
    Legohead 1977 said:
    Reborn Insanity said:
    Elite Dangerous will always be the best space sim.

    Change my mind
    No.
    Gee, great response. You sure told him
    I don't need to change their mind because they are correct. Elite: Dangerous will always be the best space sim.
    Legohead 1977
  • Paul LaserbeamPaul Laserbeam1,962,456
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 19:54
    Legohead 1977 said:
    Paul Laserbeam said:
    Legohead 1977 said:
    Reborn Insanity said:
    Elite Dangerous will always be the best space sim.

    Change my mind
    No.
    Gee, great response. You sure told him
    I don't need to change their mind because they are correct. Elite: Dangerous will always be the best space sim.
    Some of that should have been in your original response, now its a little more clear. And I agree.
  • SeitzzSeitzz1,001,438
    Posted on 06 May 20 at 21:44
    The Escapists is easily my favorite from the list, I also really enjoyed Prison Architect. I'm looking to get around to Two Point Hospital and then possibly Cities Skylines at some point.
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