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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).

Limitations:
  • 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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in descending orderMobyScore
Creatures Internet Edition2001Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFastTrak Software Publishing Ltd....
Biosphere1986TRS-80 CoCoTandy Corporation...
Spore: Creepy & Cute Parts Pack2008Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc....
Spore Hero2009WiiElectronic Arts, Inc....
Spore Island2009BrowserElectronic Arts, Inc....
Spore Creatures2008Nintendo DSElectronic Arts, Inc....
Creatures: Raised in Space2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSPConspiracy Entertainment Corp....
Creatures: Life Kit #11997Macintosh, WindowsMindscape, Inc....
Creatures 2: Life Kit #11998WindowsMindscape, Inc....
Creatures 2: Life Kit #21999Windows...
Creatures 2 Deluxe1998WindowsMindscape, Inc....
Creatures: The Albian Years2004WindowsFusion Software...
Creatures Playground2000WindowsEncore Software, Inc....
The Creatures Trilogy2000WindowsEncore Software, Inc....
SimAnimals2009WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.5.00
Lion1995DOS, Windows 3.xSanctuary Woods, Inc.4.77
Odell Lake1986Apple II, Commodore 64MECC4.60
Creatures Deluxe1998WindowsMindscape, Inc.4.54
SimPark1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.4.25
Wolf1994DOSSanctuary Woods, Inc.4.03
Spore Creature Creator2008Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.00
Creatures Adventures1999WindowsMindscape, Inc.3.92
SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.84
Creatures Docking Station2001Linux, WindowsCreature Labs Ltd.3.83
Creatures 31999WindowsMindscape, Inc.3.79
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Selected Covers

Creatures 3 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Creatures 3
Lion DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Lion

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Biosphere
Loading screen (German version)
Screenshot from Creatures 3
Parental controls dialog where parents can even specify a child's bedtime.
Screenshot from Creatures Adventures
Title Screen and Copyright Information
Screenshot from Odell Lake