Fantasy games provide us with a sense of adventure as we explore new worlds and come across things like magic and monsters. After a while, it is nice to come back down to reality by playing a simulation game. These games provide us with real-world virtual experiences that challenge us with things that occur in everyday life.
We have compiled a list of these simulation games that you can play when your fantasy game finally becomes too much. They will immerse you into experiences you may or may not have had before. Keep reading to learn about ten niche simulator game titles for when you get bored of fantasy games!
10 Microsoft Flight Simulator
If you have ever dreamed of being in the cockpit as the pilot, then you should consider buying this game. They are releasing a new game in 2020, and fans of the franchise are beyond excited. Players learn about the several controls involved in flying, and they can even purchase a joystick of their own to simulate flying.
The game will have adaptive maps, which are actual images and pixel generated buildings of areas based on satellite images. It will be the most realistic game on the market and something you should consider adding to your simulation game arsenal, or you can buy the older version now.
9 American Truck Simulator
American Truck Simulator puts you in the driver's seat of a variety of trucks that take you across the United States. You can drive trucks like the Kentworth W900, Peterbilt 579, and Volvo VNL, and you can customize and upgrade it to your liking.
The states they have released for truckers to explore so far are Utah, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Oregan, and Washington. You start small as you take small jobs to save up for a big rig and soon gain contracts in several cities to become the king of the industry.
8 Two Point Hospital
You might not have the credentials to be a doctor in the real world, but in this game, you are qualified to run your own hospital. Players build and grow their own hospitals as they work to cure a variety of diseases.
They alone are responsible for managing the staff, performing research, and expanding throughout the area. There are some strange illnesses that push the realm of realism and fantasy, but since its focus is on running a hospital we decided it could be included in this list.
7 Farming Simulator
Farming can be hard work, but this is one game that is beyond relaxing. You are put in charge of a farm which includes the budget, buying new machinery, managing vehicles, and deciding what path to take to generate revenue.
It is one game you won't be able to put down as your small farm grows into something that spans the entire server. Players want to be the best farmer in the land, and this simulation game gives them that opportunity.
6 Trainz: A New Era
This simulation franchise allows players to operate different types of trains. You can choose to play in the past or present as you explore the history of these machines and you travel through a variety of environments.
You can drive steam, electric, and diesel locomotives, as well as city trams that transport citizens around the block. Players build their own railroad and expand their businesses to upgrade their variety of locomotives and monopolize on being the primary transportation in the region.
5 Planet Zoo
It can be fun to have a pet of your own, but if you don't have time for that sort of commitment you can always download Planet Zoo. There is a total of 76 animals included in the game so far, and they have based the entire game on conservation.
The goal of the developers was to give players a fun game while educating them on how they can help protect endangered species. You will build your own zoo, breed animals, and manage staff in order to keep your guests happy and their pockets open to help you care for these wild animals.
4 RECYCLE: Garbage Truck Simulator
We see the garbage trucks pass by our homes once a week as they come by to pick up our trash. This game puts you in the shoes of these workers as you go house to house collecting their trash using a variety of vehicles.
Players start their own waste management enterprise where they hire workers, drive trucks, expand their business, and plan efficient routes. There are several districts to conquer and traffic to avoid, and you will learn about the recycling process along the way.
3 House Flipper
Fans of DIY shows like Flip or Flop, First Time Flippers, and Rehab Addict will adore this game which lets them flip a virtual house of their own. It is relatively cheap at a cost of only $20 on Steam and you will be responsible for everything from demolition to electrical work. Players will even build different things by using the handyman skills they learned from these shows to create homes that customers will love. It will be a fun way to experience this aspect of DIY, without having to get your hands dirty.
2 London Underground Simulator
This game recreates the London Underground Circle Line with 35 different stations. Players are responsible for following a timetable and completing different missions in order to progress through the game.
You can see some real-world landmarks like Big Ben, Baker Street, and the Houses of Parliament while operating your very own tube train. There is no other game like it, and it gives you a chance to ride this line even if you don't have the funds or the time to make it all the way to London.
1 World Of Warships
The technology used by the United States Navy and other navies around the world is amazing and intriguing. This game gives you your own ship to navigate through the waters in online games as you try to take out rival ships.
The goal is to work as a team to destroy all of the rival team's ships, and each time you play you will get closer to upgrading to the bigger and better ships. Players can even choose ships from other countries like England or Japan and work to rank them up and earn themselves better officers.