Genre: Simulation - Animal life / Biological

Group Description

Unlike human life simulations, biological simulations simulate animal life in general, life of specific kinds of animals/creatures, their evolution, etc. The creature in question can also be fictional (e.g. in Creatures series).

  • There are many games in which the player character is an animal, antropomorphic or not. However, this group only includes simulation games. The difference is clear if you compare Lion to Lion King.
  • Games in which only human life is simulated should not be included in this group.
  • Games that specifically simulate human interactions with a pet should not be included in this group.
  • Zoo / wildlife park managerial simulations have their own group, and shouldn't be listed unless they also focus on ecological and biological aspects (e.g. SimPark).

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Shelter 22015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBeijing New Era Network Technology Co., Ltd....
Shelter2013Macintosh, WindowsBeijing New Era Network Technology Co., Ltd.3.51
Spore Island2009BrowserElectronic Arts, Inc....
SimAnimals2009WiiElectronic Arts, Inc....
Spore Hero2009WiiElectronic Arts, Inc....
Spore2008Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.55
Spore Creature Creator2008Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.88
Spore Origins2008Android, BlackBerry, BREW, iPhone, iPod Classic, J2ME, N-Gage (service), Symbian, Windows MobileEA Mobile3.29
Spore Creatures2008Nintendo DSElectronic Arts, Inc....
Creatures: The Albian Years2004WindowsFusion Software...
Creatures: Raised in Space2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSPConspiracy Entertainment Corp....
Creatures Internet Edition2001Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFastTrak Software Publishing Ltd....
Creatures: Docking Station2001Linux, WindowsCreature Labs Ltd....
Creatures Playground2000WindowsEncore Software, Inc....
Creatures 31999WindowsMindscape, Inc.3.74
Creatures Adventures1999WindowsMindscape, Inc....
Creatures 21998WindowsMindscape, Inc.3.08
Animal Quest1996DOSAlive Software...
SimPark1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.4.25
Creatures1996Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows, Windows 3.xMindscape, Inc.3.40
Lion1995DOSSanctuary Woods Multimedia Corporation4.73
Wolf1994DOSSanctuary Woods Multimedia Corporation4.02
Odell Down Under1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xMECC3.71
SimLife1992Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.03
SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.81
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Selected Covers

Creatures 2 Windows Front Cover - Game version sold in press.
Front cover for Creatures 2
SimAnimals Wii Front Cover
Front cover for SimAnimals
Spore Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Spore
SimLife DOS Front Cover
Front cover for SimLife

Selected Screenshots

Opening movie - cataclysm
Screenshot from Creatures 2
Main Menu
Screenshot from Spore
Parental controls dialog where parents can even specify a child's bedtime.
Screenshot from Creatures Adventures
Title screen
Screenshot from SimLife
Title Screen
Screenshot from Spore Creatures
Game group created by Oleg Roschin (181646), additional games added to group by Trypticon (11030) and Kabushi (208364)