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The most popular life simulation games

Life simulation video games are a genre of video games that simulate various aspects of human life or other forms of existence. These games often allow players to control characters or entities and guide them through virtual lives, making decisions that affect their relationships, careers, and overall well-being. Life simulation games can vary widely in terms of gameplay mechanics and themes, but they typically focus on activities such as socializing, managing resources, and pursuing goals.

Most popular life simulation games

The Sims
simulationWindows XP/98/95
The Oregon Trail
Princess Maker 2

The Sims

Windows XP/98/9520004.5/5 Maxis
The Sims, released in 2000, marked the beginning of the iconic life simulation series. Developed by Maxis and designed by Will Wright, the game quickly became a cultural phenomenon and a best-selling title.In The Sims, players create and control virtual characters known as Sims. They can customize their Sims' appearance, personality traits, and asp...

The Oregon Trail

DOS19904.2/5 MECC

Princess Maker 2

DOS19934.1/5 Gainax
Princess Maker 2 is a life simulation anime-style game developed by Gainax in 1993. In Princess Maker 2, the player is the father of a young princess and must tutor and raise her to the age of 18 by scheduling jobs, school classes and programming other activities. The princess is defined by attributes (strength, cooking, etc.) that will change depe...

Alter Ego: Male Version

DOS19864/5 Activision

Alter Ego: Female Version

DOS19864.1/5 Activision


DOSMacWindows 3.x19924/5 Maxis
SimLife is an abandoned simulation game focused on managing a ecosystems and experimenting with genetics. SimLife was designed by Ken Karakotsios, developed and released by Maxis in 1992 for DOS and later also published for Macintosh, Amiga, Windows 3.x and Amiga.

Pirates! Gold

DOSWindows 3.xMac1993protectedremakedemo4/5 MicroProse Software
Pirates! Gold is an open world game designed by Paul Murphy, developed and released by MicroProse Software in 1993 for DOS, Windows 3.x, Mac and also Sega Genesis and Amiga CD32. Pirates! Gold is a remake of the game Pirates, created by Sid Meier in 1987. Pirates! Gold gameplay is a unique mix of action, strategy, pirate life simulation, ...

The Amazon Trail

DOS19933.6/5 MECC

Jones in the Fast Lane

DOS19914/5 Sierra On-Line
Jones in the Fast Lane is the kind of game that you don't see often these days. It's a mix between a digital board game and a modern day life simulation. The goal of the game is to live the life of Jones, making choices about school, work, your home, etc. Graphics is a mix of cartonish and digitized characters, very reminishent of some of the best ...

The Oregon Trail Deluxe

DOS19924.1/5 MECC


DOS19894/5 Wizard Games

Mind Mirror


Executive Suite

DOS19823.9/5 Armonk Corporation



Visions of the Aftermath: The Boomtown

DOS19883.4/5 Mindscape
Visions of the Aftermath: The Boomtown is an abandoned simulation game with role-playing elements developed by Mindscape and released in 1988 exclusively for DOS. Visions of the Aftermath is one of the few early examples of games involving survival in a post-apocalyptic environment.
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