The point of a simulation game is to replicate a real-world situation and force the players to handle the problems that come with it. That may sound boring at first, but simulation games are some of the most addicting games on the market.
You will find yourself getting lost in the game’s world as you start to immerse and get used to the environment around you. Once you’re into it, hours would fly by and you wouldn’t even notice. So, what are some good simulation games that you can actually get lost int? Let’s find out!
1. Sid Meier’s Civilization
Civilization has a long history. It’s a game where you play as a civilization from the many civilizations on Earth. You can play as England, Japan, the U.S, China or any other country in the game. The game goes through history, progressing from ancient times to modern day. Along the way, you will have to solve plenty of problems to expand your border and conduct in trade, negotiation or even war to win the game.
It’s a very addicting game since there are so many things happening around you. Each turn, something new happens and you get occupied. And it keeps happening turns after turns and when you look up the clock, it’s already 3 am.
Minecraft is massive. You are tasked with surviving in a world where zombies, ghosts and other creatures roam around at night. All you have at the beginning of the game is your fists. But with those fists, you can build anything by smashing the things around you into blocks. Trees, rocks, stones, minerals, etc. Smash them enough time and they break, giving you valuable blocks of materials that you can use to build things up. It can start with a small cottage, then a small wooden house, then a huge stone house and eventually an entire town.
On some servers, players dedicated thousands of man hours to build structures, buildings and even cities. It’s a truly immersive game that you can get lost in.
Rimworld is a grim, gritty and oddly realistic game. You are basically given a number of characters at the start of the game. Your job is to survive and make it through the day. Throughout the game, you will be presented with many tough choices and events that force you to adapt and improvise.
Oh, your main cook is sick because he got gut worms on him. But there are raiders attacking your base and your crew just can’t handle the assault. Will you send the cook to the frontline or let him rest for the day? Rimworld is a tough world and that’s exactly why it’s so addicting.
4. Don’t starve
Like its name suggest, your job in this game is to not starve. It’s not an easy job, however. Throughout the game, you have to move and gather resources constantly to feed yourself. Sometimes you will come across monsters and other adversaries that will go after head. It takes a lot of mental fortitude to endure the constant struggle for survival, and that’s the main draw of the game. You’ll get sucked in before you even know it.