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Meet ghost bears, a talking campfire, and the best merchant ever in Cozy Grove
Meet ghost bears, a talking campfire, and the best merchant ever in Cozy Grove
Help out deceased bears and watch an island come to life in this Animal Crossing-ish life-sim.
Abandoned, a cinematic survival sim, hits PS5 later this year
Abandoned, a cinematic survival sim, hits PS5 later this year
Hello everyone! I’m Hasan Kahraman from Blue Box Game Studios based in The Netherlands.
Hardcore Military Sim ArmA 3 Getting Huge Vietnam Campaign
Hardcore Military Sim ArmA 3 Getting Huge Vietnam Campaign
There aren’t many games that are seriously based on the Vietnam War, mostly because, thanks to the terrain and the politics, it’s an incredibly difficult conflict to simulate.
After 25 Years, Story of Seasons Still Wants to Capture the Same Feeling
After 25 Years, Story of Seasons Still Wants to Capture the Same Feeling
Director Hikaru Nakano reflects on how the series has shifted gradually over the years from a complex sim to relaxing, player-driven freedom -- but its goals have remained the same.
Brew your perfect beer in new sim Brewmaster
Brew your perfect beer in new sim Brewmaster
Hello, PlayStation players! We here at Auroch Digital and Sold Out are excited to announce that our homebrewing simulator game, Brewmaster, will be coming to PlayStation in 2022.  This is the first look at our new game, where you’ll be able to take control of the science behind the beer, and perfect authentic brewing techniques […]
No Man's Sky adds galaxy spanning seasonal Expeditions and rewards in latest update
No Man's Sky adds galaxy spanning seasonal Expeditions and rewards in latest update
It's only been six weeks since the arrival of No Man's Sky's pet-themed Companions update, but already developer Hello Games is back with more, this time introducing seasonal, galaxy spanning Expeditions and accompanying rewards. Launching today on all platforms, No Man's Sky's Expeditions update is intended to give players a new way to experience the ceaselessly expanding space sim, with each new Expedition depositing players - armed with a "wild and varied" collection of technology, customisations, ships, and weapons - onto the same planet. An accompanying Expedition chart plots a course across the galaxy, which players are then encouraged to follow, completing challenges (known as Milestones) along the way. Read more
Bond villain management sim Evil Genius 2 released
Bond villain management sim Evil Genius 2 released
After spending a year in your own lair working on your own ploys and plans to fend off the outside, surely you'll be a whizz at Evil Genius 2: World Domination.
The Suez Canal boat lives on in Microsoft Flight Sim, thanks to the work of modders
The Suez Canal boat lives on in Microsoft Flight Sim, thanks to the work of modders
For a few days last week, the world felt a bit brighter thanks to the work of one boat.
Moonglow Bay is a cute, slice-of-life fishing sim
Moonglow Bay is a cute, slice-of-life fishing sim
We recently asked you whether you preferred inventory Tetris or fishing minigames.
THQ Nordic takes on Football Manager with We Are Football
THQ Nordic takes on Football Manager with We Are Football
THQ Nordic is taking on the long-running Football Manager series with a football management sim of its own it describes as "a throwback to classic traditional management games". We Are Football is from German studio Winning Streak Games.
Spacebase Startopia review — A lot of empty space
Spacebase Startopia review — A lot of empty space
Spacebase Startopia is a management sim game from developer Realmforge Studios and publisher Kalypso Media.
C14 Dating Is A New Otome Dating Sim Looking For Love On Switch Next Week
C14 Dating Is A New Otome Dating Sim Looking For Love On Switch Next Week
With bonus, optional minigames. Ratalaika Games and developer Winter Wolves Games have announced that C14 Dating will be swooning over the Switch eShop next week. The game is an otome dating sim that's said to combine friendships, love, and archaeology?! Players will take on the role of third-year anthropology student Melissa Flores who travels from her home state of California to take part in a summer archaeological internship in Belgium. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Move over, Football Manager – We Are Football is gunning for the sports sim title
Move over, Football Manager – We Are Football is gunning for the sports sim title
Football Manager 2021 remains the reigning champion of football games, but the series is getting some serious competition soon.
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
Rocket League Sideswipe is a new 2D mobile version of car soccer sim Rocket League coming to iOS and Android later this year, developer Psyonix announced today. Read more...
Cartel Tycoon has the seeds of a good crime sim, but it has a long way to grow
Cartel Tycoon has the seeds of a good crime sim, but it has a long way to grow
There's some Early Access awkwardness, but also plenty of promise.
UK Charts: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Returns To Number One On Its Anniversary
UK Charts: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Returns To Number One On Its Anniversary
And Hades secures a top ten debut! UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 20th March, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has clawed its way back to number one. Nintendo's record-breaking life sim turned one year old on Saturday, with a renewed social media buzz and shiny new content likely doing its part to woo new players.
Review: A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism - Switch Tracks With This Complex Business Sim
Review: A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism - Switch Tracks With This Complex Business Sim
You'll be chuffed to bits. Choo! Choooo! All aboard! Land ahoy! Now, we’re not train experts but we know a good game when we see one – and A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism signals (pun intended) the first-class return (intended again) of a unique management sim on the Switch (again) platform (yep).
Take the A-Train, or how I fell in love with a hardcore accounting sim
Take the A-Train, or how I fell in love with a hardcore accounting sim
You've heard of Super Potato, I'm sure, but a couple of blocks down from Tokyo's renowned gaming superstore you'll find what I'm convinced is the real prize of Akihabara.
Gallery: Animal Crossing: New Horizons - A Year In Pictures
Gallery: Animal Crossing: New Horizons - A Year In Pictures
NL readers look back on 365 days of Animal Crossing. Whether it seems like yesterday or not is a matter of perspective, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched one year ago today. And what a year it's been! Nintendo's life sim ended up becoming a significant coping mechanism for many people throughout 2020; a social outlet and positive focal point for millions of players that the makers couldn't possibly have foreseen during development. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
This RTX 3080-powered Microsoft Flight Simulator rig is the ultimate sim setup
This RTX 3080-powered Microsoft Flight Simulator rig is the ultimate sim setup
While Microsoft Flight Simulator is a great sim experience even if you're just using a single monitor and the best PC controller, Nvidia's taking it a step further.
Among Us Gets Airship Map And New Update Later This Month
Among Us Gets Airship Map And New Update Later This Month
Hit murder mystery sim Among Us will get an account system, new mechanics, and its long-awaited airship map on March 31, maker Innersloth announced yesterday.
The Original Animal Crossing Could Earn A Spot In The World Video Game Hall Of Fame
The Original Animal Crossing Could Earn A Spot In The World Video Game Hall Of Fame
Listed among 11 other nominees. Animal Crossing, the game that truly kickstarted Nintendo's increasingly popular life sim franchise back on GameCube in 2001, could find itself earning a place in The Strong Museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame. The Strong is a New York-based museum that "houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play," including a whole lot of toys and video games.
An outside studio is helping with Star Citizen's Battlefield-like mode
An outside studio is helping with Star Citizen's Battlefield-like mode
UK developer Firesprite has been contributing to the Chris Roberts space sim since 2019.
The future of Satisfactory may lie in a final tech tier
The future of Satisfactory may lie in a final tech tier
With the arrival of the highly anticipated Update 4 for Satisfactory, players of Coffee Stain Studios factory building sim have much to occupy themselves with.
Evil Genius 2's post-launch plans include campaign pack with new genius, lair, more
Evil Genius 2's post-launch plans include campaign pack with new genius, lair, more
Evil Genius 2: World Domination, the Rebellion-developed sequel to Elixir Studios' cult-classic management sim, finally comes to PC on 30th March - and in the run-up to release, Rebellion has shared early details of its post-launch content plans. For those needing a quick refresher, the original Evil Genius released back in 2004 (its developer, Elixir Studios, was founded by former Lionhead and Bullfrog alumni Demis Hassabis), casting players as international supervillains intent on global domination. In the broadest of terms, it's a game of base building and minion management, giving players the tools needed to carve out an underground lair for their villainous machinations and defend it from do-gooders determined to thwart their evil schemes.
WW2 Rebuilder is a surprising sim, even for PlayWay
WW2 Rebuilder is a surprising sim, even for PlayWay
Kinda like House Flipper, but with post-WW2 Europe?
Genshin Impact dating sim – how hangout events work
Genshin Impact dating sim – how hangout events work
Want to know how to get the best ending in the Genshin Impact hangout events? In the Genshin Impact 1.4 update, players get to enjoy a break from the adventuring action, and take some time to hang out one-on-one with some of the best Genshin Impact characters. There are four characters who you can choose to spend some time with, but more will be added in future updates.
Somehow, 2020 was Star Citizen's most successful year to date
Somehow, 2020 was Star Citizen's most successful year to date
The crowdfunded space sim passed the $350 million threshold last month.
Rise of the Commonwealth returns for Fallout 4: Sim Settlements 2
Rise of the Commonwealth returns for Fallout 4: Sim Settlements 2
Fallout 4's Sim Settlements mod has brought the joy of city-building games to Bethesda's RPG for years, and the recent Sim Settlements 2 has made the experience even bigger and better.
Mobster management sim Empire of Sin heads to Xbox Game Pass next week
Mobster management sim Empire of Sin heads to Xbox Game Pass next week
Empire of Sin, Brenda and John Romero's mobster-themed strategy game, will be making its way to Xbox and PC Game Pass on 18th March. Empire of Sin, if you're unfamiliar, drops players into the seedy side of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago and tasks them with building a formidable crime empire from the ground up.
Colony-building sim Surviving Mars is free on Epic, again
Colony-building sim Surviving Mars is free on Epic, again
With gleaming domes and, of course, potatoes
To The Rescue Is A Cuddly Dog Shelter Sim That Supports Real Dog Shelters
To The Rescue Is A Cuddly Dog Shelter Sim That Supports Real Dog Shelters
Coming to Switch this Autumn! For generations, many people have judged video games on one important metric: can you pet the dog? Breath of the Wild may have failed, but To The Rescue doesn't - it goes above and beyond. Not only can you pet the dog in this upcoming canine shelter sim, but you can also nurse them back to health, raise money for them, and try to pair them up with their forever home.
The Sims 4 is a survival game and nobody can tell me otherwise
The Sims 4 is a survival game and nobody can tell me otherwise
This game can be so much more than your standard cuddly, family-friendly sim.
Wow, MicroProse Soccer just hit Steam
Wow, MicroProse Soccer just hit Steam
The 1998 8-bit soccer sim was developed by Sensible Software, of Sensible Soccer fame.
Genshin Impact 1.4 includes a dating sim, Rosaria is next character
Genshin Impact 1.4 includes a dating sim, Rosaria is next character
We're getting a preview livestream of Genshin Impact version 1.4 later, but developer miHoYo has already revealed some details on the update.
Genshin Impact's Next Update Adds a Dating Sim and the Windblume Festival
Genshin Impact's Next Update Adds a Dating Sim and the Windblume Festival
Genshin Impact's version 1.4 update will add the Windblume Festival, a mini-dating sim, and a new 4-star character named Rosaria "Thorny Benevolence."
A dating sim comes to Genshin Impact in the Invitation of Windblume update
A dating sim comes to Genshin Impact in the Invitation of Windblume update
The 1.4 patch also introduces frosty, spear-wielding Rosaria.
Genshin Impact is getting a new type of story quest that looks a bit like a dating sim
Genshin Impact is getting a new type of story quest that looks a bit like a dating sim
Genshin Impact is getting a new type of story quest that looks a bit like a dating sim as part of the upcoming 1.4 update. The update, due out 17th March, is dubbed Invitation of Windblume and launches on PC, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4 and, via backward compatibility, PlayStation 5. All players who have reached Adventure Rank 20 or above and completed the Song of the Dragon and Freedom questline get an invite to join the in-game spring festival.
Elite Dangerous' Odyssey expansion opens playable PC alpha later this month
Elite Dangerous' Odyssey expansion opens playable PC alpha later this month
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, the new on-foot-focussed expansion for developer Frontier's long-running space sim, will be opening its doors to the paying public on 29th March, when its playable alpha gets underway for Commanders on PC. Players wishing to take part in the alpha will need to have pre-ordered Elite Dangerous: Odyssey's Deluxe Alpha edition, priced at £39.99 - which is £10 more than the standard edition if you're wondering how much you'll be paying for the privilege (and an OST). To accompany the news, Frontier has released a new trailer showing off gameplay from the alpha build of Odyssey.
Motorsport Games moves to acquire rFactor 2
Motorsport Games moves to acquire rFactor 2
Motorsport Games continues to make inroads into the world of sim racing, with the announcement that it has entered a binding term sheet to acquire Studio397 and its widely acclaimed rFactor 2 platform.
Queer space opera A Long Journey To An Uncertain End has been successfully crowdfunded
Queer space opera A Long Journey To An Uncertain End has been successfully crowdfunded
An interstellar scoundrel management sim from former Telltale and Obsidian developers.
Review: Littlewood - A Relaxing Life Sim With A Deliciously Addictive Core
Review: Littlewood - A Relaxing Life Sim With A Deliciously Addictive Core
The evil is defeated! So, what happens now? What happens after "happily ever after"? It's a question few fairy tales deign to answer.
The Airbus A330-300 soars into Microsoft Flight Simulator for free
The Airbus A330-300 soars into Microsoft Flight Simulator for free
As the months continue to tick away since the initial release of Microsoft Flight Simulator, hardcore sim fans continue to wait with bated breath for the build-up of support from the community as it relates to new freeware add-ons and mods.
Watch: Streamers Are Showing Off Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town In English
Watch: Streamers Are Showing Off Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town In English
Content creators got the codes a few weeks ahead of time. Following last week's Japanese release of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town - which hasn't been particularly well-received, thanks to a few new changes - some EU streamers have been given access to the English localisation of the game, which comes out later this month on the 23rd. Streamer BiggusBennus is showing off the game from the beginning right now, so you can check out whether or not the game is the kind of farming sim you've been looking for. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Here's Your First Look At Stardew Valley's Charming Board Game, Out Today
Here's Your First Look At Stardew Valley's Charming Board Game, Out Today
Now shipping to the US, more countries to follow. Today sees the launch of a board game adaptation of Stardew Valley, the fan-favourite farming sim which has taken the indie world by storm over the last few years. A reveal trailer (up above) gives us our first taste of the game's look, while an official website offers a little more detail.
PS4-Exclusive Days Gone Coming To PC This Spring
PS4-Exclusive Days Gone Coming To PC This Spring
Open world zombie slaughter sim Days Gone will be the latest first-party Sony game to get ported to PC, British GQ reports in a new interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan.
Two Point Hospital visits medieval, prehistoric, and future eras in new A Stitch in Time DLC
Two Point Hospital visits medieval, prehistoric, and future eras in new A Stitch in Time DLC
Comedic medical management sim Two Point Hospital is adding ailments from across the ages in its latest paid expansion, A Stitch in Time, which comes to PC today, 23rd February. A Stitch in Time is Two Point Hospital's fifth major expansion - following on from Pebberley Island, Close Encounters, Off the Grid, and Culture Shock - and gives time-travelling medical masterminds a chance to try their hand at hospital management across three distinct periods: the prehistoric era, the medieval era, and a far-flung sci-fi future. As with previous expansions, A Stitch in Time's focus is on offering fans more of the base game's enjoyable core management action, gently tweaking the existing formula, rather than delivering any major mechanical shake-ups.
Gran Turismo 7 Delayed to 2022 Due to “COVID-Related Production Challenges”
Gran Turismo 7 Delayed to 2022 Due to “COVID-Related Production Challenges”
The racing sim won't be launching this year, as previously planned.
Hellish Quart is the most authentic sword-fighting game in years
Hellish Quart is the most authentic sword-fighting game in years
The Early Access stabbing sim has lots of room to improve, but we're having a great time anyway.
MotoGP 21 Announced, Launching in April
MotoGP 21 Announced, Launching in April
Milestone's racing sim will have a new Managerial Career mode this year.
No Man's Sky starts fifth anniversary celebrations today with new pets update
No Man's Sky starts fifth anniversary celebrations today with new pets update
This August marks five years since exploratory sci-fi sim No Man's Sky's release, and developer Hello Games says it has "a lot planned" for its fifth anniversary year - with celebrations starting today, 17th February, in the form of the new Companions update. Companions is all about pets, and finally gives No Man's Sky's menagerie of weird and wonderful procedural wildlife some much-expanded functionality - with fearless explorers now able to tame, breed, train, and even speak to the creatures they meet. Once a player adopts a creature it will accompany them on their adventures, travelling by their side.
Flight Simulator celebrates arrival of UK and Ireland makeover with stunning new trailer
Flight Simulator celebrates arrival of UK and Ireland makeover with stunning new trailer
Flight Simulator's third World Update - which points its wand of finessing at the UK and Ireland - is finally here after a bit of a delay, and you'll be precisely the opposite of shocked to learn it looks absolutely breathtaking in its launch trailer. World Update 3 - which follows equally stunning makeovers for the United States and Japan - introduces improved aerial and elevation data for the UK and Ireland, "over 70" new points of interest, five new hand-crafted airports - Barra, Land's End, Liverpool, Manchester-Barton, and Out Skerries - plus five brand-new photogrammetry cities. The latter bring more accurate versions of Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford, and London into the sim, and while that may be a disappointingly England-centric selection, developer Asobo thankfully hasn't completely forgotten about the rest of the UK and Ireland.
Japanese Charts: Momotaro Dentetsu Stays On Top For A 12th Consecutive Week
Japanese Charts: Momotaro Dentetsu Stays On Top For A 12th Consecutive Week
Runaway train. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 7th February, revealing that – yes – Momotaro Dentetsu is still top of the pile. The railroad sim has sat in first place each and every week since it launched in mid-November, comfortably outselling Nintendo's evergreen titles as it dominates proceedings.
Breed a mob of mutating pups in strange virtual pet sim Wobbledogs
Breed a mob of mutating pups in strange virtual pet sim Wobbledogs
I love these horrifying abominations with all my heart.
See the world with Humble's Train Sim 2021 bundle
See the world with Humble's Train Sim 2021 bundle
Get Train Simulator 2021 and 18 DLC packs for just £9 / $12
Cult-classic management sim sequel Evil Genius 2 gets ten-minute gameplay trailer
Cult-classic management sim sequel Evil Genius 2 gets ten-minute gameplay trailer
Evil Genius 2: World Domination - the Rebellion-developed sequel to Elixir Studios' cult-classic management sim - is rapidly closing in on its 30th March release date, and as part of its pre-launch promotional blitz, Rebellion has now served up ten minutes of gameplay in a new developer video. Evil Genius 2 follows a similar formula to its much-loved 2004 predecessor, blending base building and real-time defense as players - cast as a criminal mastermind - oversee the running of their evil lair, boss around minions, thwart do-gooders, and build a doomsday device in a bid to achieve global domination. Rebellion's sequel retains the comedic tone and appealing retro stylings of its predecessor, but introduces new villains, henchmen, agents, room types, and traps - and keen-eyed observers might spot a few of those in Rebellion's new gameplay trailer. Read more
Evil Genius 2 continues to look promising in a new gameplay video
Evil Genius 2 continues to look promising in a new gameplay video
The supervillain management sim will be out in March.
Tencent buys a piece of Arma developer Bohemia Interactive
Tencent buys a piece of Arma developer Bohemia Interactive
The military sim maker stressed it will "continue to operate independently."
Gran Turismo Sport Crosses 9.5 Million Players
Gran Turismo Sport Crosses 9.5 Million Players
The PS4 racing sim hits another major milestone.
Stardew Valley-like tropical farming sim Coral Island has smashed its Kickstarter
Stardew Valley-like tropical farming sim Coral Island has smashed its Kickstarter
A few weeks back, the devs behind upcoming farming simulation game Coral Island - which is like a tropical Stardew Valley - launched a Kickstarter campaign for the title. The upcoming PC game's still got 23 days left to hit its goal, but it's already knocked it out of the park - as of writing, Coral Island's made more than three times its initial funding target. "Coral Island is officially funded!" the folks at Indonesia-based studio Stairway Games announced on the farming game's Kickstarter page - and, impressively, it hit this within the first two days.
There might be a new KFC dating sim soon, this time with Lady Dimitrescu
There might be a new KFC dating sim soon, this time with Lady Dimitrescu
I’m sorry, but Lady Dimitrescu isn’t real.
Beacon Pines Is A Kickstarter Project That Combines Mad Libs With Night In The Woods-Style Spookies
Beacon Pines Is A Kickstarter Project That Combines Mad Libs With Night In The Woods-Style Spookies
And yes, it's planned for Switch. A new Kickstarter project has appeared, and this time it's not a farming sim - it's something a little bit different. Beacon Pines is a "cute and creepy adventure" that takes place within a magical storybook, where you - both the reader and the main character of the book, Luka - decide the story by filling in words, Mad Libs-style. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Major Session update basically makes it Rodney Mullen's Pro Skater
Major Session update basically makes it Rodney Mullen's Pro Skater
Caspers, primos, darkslides, and a huge physics overhaul—the best skateboarding sim keeps getting better.
Cult-classic management sim sequel Evil Genius 2 gets March release date on PC
Cult-classic management sim sequel Evil Genius 2 gets March release date on PC
Evil Genius 2: World Domination - the Rebellion-developed sequel to Elixir Studios' cult-classic management sim - finally has a release date, and will be donning monocle and cackling maniacally from 30th March on PC. As you'd expect, Evil Genius 2 follows a similar formula to its 2004 predecessor, tasking players with managing the day-to-day operations of an evil lair and helping their international super villain of choice achieve global domination.
Blocky physics-based pet sim Wobbledogs hits early access today
Blocky physics-based pet sim Wobbledogs hits early access today
Come meet some very good (mutating) boys and girls
Life is Strange Co-Creator announces Ashwalkers, a post-apocalyptic narrative survival sim
Life is Strange Co-Creator announces Ashwalkers, a post-apocalyptic narrative survival sim
Developer Nameless XIII has formally announced Ashwalkers: A Survival Journey, previously known as Cendres.
Cult Classic Motorbike Sim Elasto Mania Is Getting A Switch Remaster This Year
Cult Classic Motorbike Sim Elasto Mania Is Getting A Switch Remaster This Year
A blast from the past returns. Following a successful launch on Steam (PC) last year, the cult classic motorbike simulation Elasto Mania released in 2000 is receiving a remastered release on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other console platforms this year. There's no exact release date just yet, but you can sign up to participate in the console beta test over on the official game site.
Stardew Valley 1.5 hopefully arriving on consoles
Stardew Valley 1.5 hopefully arriving on consoles "late this month or early next month"
Stardew Valley creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone says the celebrated farm-life sim's mammoth 1.5 update has finally been submitted for console certification, and will hopefully release "late this month or early next month". Barone delighted Stardew Valley fans on PC with a surprise pre-Christmas launch for the game's long-teased 1.5 update at the tail-end of last year, and console players have been eagerly awaiting its arrival on their platform of choice ever since. That excitement is entirely understandable too; Stardew Valley's 1.5 release is another enormous update for the beloved game, introducing a raft of new features including local split-screen co-op, a new beach-themed farm layout, late-game home renovations, new characters and events, new music, "remixed" game options, and more. Read more
Build your dream ski resort in Snowtopia from tomorrow
Build your dream ski resort in Snowtopia from tomorrow
Management sims have been booming lately, but there's one type of management I've always wanted to sim and I am yet to be satisfied: running my own ski resort. Snowtopia is an indie game that's looking to change that, and it releases into Steam Early Access tomorrow. Snowtopia aims to let you develop your dream ski resort.
Great moments in PC gaming: Killing Anna Navarre in Deus Ex
Great moments in PC gaming: Killing Anna Navarre in Deus Ex
The classic immersive sim was full of moments of unexpected freedom.
Train Sim World 2 introduces more English rail line in next expansion
Train Sim World 2 introduces more English rail line in next expansion
Train Sim World 2 launched last summer, and we happened to really enjoy it.
The state of Stardew Valley in 2021
The state of Stardew Valley in 2021
The wholesome farming sim is thriving.
RIDE 4 is Out Now on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
RIDE 4 is Out Now on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
Milestone's racing sim is out for new-gen hardware.
Hitman 3 review
Hitman 3 review
IO's most creative and surprising assassination sim yet.
More games need Yakuza 5's weird pivot to J-Pop sim
More games need Yakuza 5's weird pivot to J-Pop sim
Oh you lucky, lucky lot. Yakuza 5 (along with Yakuzas 3 and 4) will finally hit PC on January 28th, with not just Yakuza’s main boy Kiryu to play as, but four other certified legends too.
Cloud Climber is a free walking sim about exploring surreal towers
Cloud Climber is a free walking sim about exploring surreal towers
Learn a bit about the end of humanity while you're at it.
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey's settlements won't sit around waiting to be bombed
How Ultima 7 and Fallout helped shape Weird West, the next immersive sim from Arkane's founder
How Ultima 7 and Fallout helped shape Weird West, the next immersive sim from Arkane's founder
WolfEye Studios is reworking the immersive sim genre for a dark western game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator — Too ambitious, or too soon to call?
Microsoft Flight Simulator — Too ambitious, or too soon to call?
Microsoft Flight Simulator is barely a quarter of a year old at this point, yet the sim has proven to be a massive disturbance to the industry this year.
Best Of 2020: How Animal Crossing: New Horizons Brought Me Closer To My Dad During Lockdown
Best Of 2020: How Animal Crossing: New Horizons Brought Me Closer To My Dad During Lockdown
Nintendo's life sim brings people together in more ways than one. Over the holiday season we'll be republishing a series of Nintendo Life articles, interviews and other features from the previous twelve months that we consider to be our Best of 2020.
Microsoft Flight Sim's virtual reality update hits home
Microsoft Flight Sim's virtual reality update hits home
It's already been quite a remarkable year for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the technically dazzling, gorgeously detailed celebration of all things aviation taking the sim mainstream, but the best has been left until the very last.
'Dictator sim' Tropico 5 is free for the day on the Epic Games Store
'Dictator sim' Tropico 5 is free for the day on the Epic Games Store
You've got until 11 am ET on December 24 to grab Epic's latest daily giveaway.
One Lonely Outpost is a farm life sim in space
One Lonely Outpost is a farm life sim in space
A little sci-fi valley at the edge of the galaxy.
Kerbal Space Program's 1.11 update lets the lil greenies do construction in space
Kerbal Space Program's 1.11 update lets the lil greenies do construction in space
EVA Construction and an inventory revamp are big upgrades to the rocket sim.
GTA Online's Cayo Perico Heist relies on its most frustrating feature
GTA Online's Cayo Perico Heist relies on its most frustrating feature
Stealth is a big part of the crime sim's first break from the city, for better or worse.
Truck Driver holiday event lets players be long-hauling Santas in the Truck Sim games
Truck Driver holiday event lets players be long-hauling Santas in the Truck Sim games
Last year, players of Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator got to spread Christmas cheer by delivering presents all across the game world.
Drive High-Speed in LGV Méditerranée with Train Sim World 2
Drive High-Speed in LGV Méditerranée with Train Sim World 2
Today we are launching the first French route for Train Sim World 2, with the sun-soaked LGV Méditerranée: Marseille – Avignon.
Cities: Skylines is a free for a day on the Epic Games Store
Cities: Skylines is a free for a day on the Epic Games Store
Cities: Skylines has been out for many years at this point, but the city-building sim has held onto its popularity thanks to its vast modding community, and continued support from the devs with semi-regular expansions.
PSA: Cities: Skylines Is Currently Free On The Epic Games Store
PSA: Cities: Skylines Is Currently Free On The Epic Games Store
The Epic Games Store is giving away the terrific building sim Cities: Skylines for free today, the first in a series of holiday giveaways going on throughout the rest of the December.