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Simulation games are created with the goal of putting the player in control of a certain activity while attempting to make it as realistic as possible.

In the strictest sense of the word, all electronic games are simulations, since they cannot exist without simulating aspects of real life. However, simulation genre only includes games that focus (entirely or mostly) on imitating real-life activities. That does not mean that simulation games must be completely realistic; for example, space combat simulation games simulate an activity that is (yet) unknown to human beings. The distinguishing feature of simulation games is their emphasis on realism and detail comparable to those encountered in real life.

Most simulation games are not story-driven, since they concentrate on describing general activities, not concrete situations. Among notable exceptions are Wing Commander games, which combine space combat simulation with a continuous narrative.

Simulation themes vary greatly; theoretically, they are limited only by the amount of activities known to human beings. Simulation themes include, for example, traffic networks, medical care, romance, music, and many others.

Simulation games can be roughly divided into five main groups:
  • Managerial simulations put the player in a position of a manager or a similar role.
  • Construction simulations primarily involve building, for example cities.
  • Life simulations may deal with human life or life in general.
  • Professional / Social simulations are dedicated to specific social activities and professions.
  • Vehicle simulations allow the player direct control of a vehicle with a certain sense of realism, for example plane, space ship, tank, etc.
Simulation can also be used as a modifier for other genres, for example Strategy (realistic re-creation of historical battles), Racing / Driving (particularly realistic vehicle-handling, tuning, repair, etc.), or Sports (team management, training, trading, etc.).
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Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001) and Arcade (2001)

The 5th edition of the popular arcade dance music game comes home. Watch the arrows as they appear and step...

Dance Dance Revolution CLUB VERSION Dreamcast Edition Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2000)

The second and last Dance Dance Revolution release for the Dreamcast, the game contains exclusive songs and old favorites from...

Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Dancing Museum Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (2000)

The only Dance Dance Revolution release for the N64, DDR: DDM is intended for children to play. As always, your...

Dance Dance Revolution: Extra Mix PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

This "Extra Mix" follows the tradition of other Dance Dance Revolution titles: players have to press (or dance to) the...

Dance On Broadway Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

Dance On Broadway includes 20 classic Broadway show tunes. Broadway musical inspired choreography allows the player to sing, dance and...

MSX (1985), PC-88 (1983), PC-98 (1983), Sharp X1 (1984) and FM-7 (1983)

Danchi-zuma no YĆ«waku ("Seduction of Condominium Wives") is the first in Koei's self-designated "Strawberry Porno Series". The player takes the...

Dancing Demon TRS-80 Front Cover

TRS-80 (1980)

You have befriended this phenom, this former commissary attendant of limited IQ but limitless energy and talent. Your task is...

Dancing Stage Euromix PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

The European version of Dance Dance Revolution. This edition of the game features many well known artists and quite a...

Dancing Stage: featuring Dreams Come True PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and Arcade (1999)

Side story of the dance dance revolution series featuring japanese pop group "Dreams come true". as before you have to...

Dangerous Airports Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Dangerous Airports is a scenery add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator 98. It adds 10 airports to the game which are...

Dangerous Waters Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Dangerous Waters is an in-depth simulation of modern submarine and anti-submarine warfare (ASW), with a particular emphasis on realism. As...

Dan Kitchen's Tomcat: The F-14 Fighter Simulator Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1988) and Atari 7800 (1989)

To be born with wings...Become a F-14 Naval Aviator undergoing seek and destroy missions while dodging and gunning enemy bogeys...

Windows (1997)

This is the retail bundle of all three D.A.: Pursuit of Justice cases previously only available from the Legacy Software...

Windows (1997)

Legacy Software offered this law simulation game for online ordering only and shipped it on 3 CD-rom discs. It was...

Windows (1997)

This is a law simulation game in which you take on the role of an Assistant District Attorney for the...

Windows (1997)

Months before the compilation of D.A. Pursuit of Justice was available on retail shelves, Legacy Software sold its 3 cases...

Darfur is Dying Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

A high-profile activist game, here the player is cast as a refugee in the troubled Darfur region of the Sudan....

Darker DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

In this spaceflight 'simulator' / 3D shooter, your race (the Delphins) is sharing a far away planet with the Halons....

Dark Horizon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Dark Horizon is a futuristic dogfight flight simulation set in space. The game takes place in the Enosta universe, where...

Darklight Conflict DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), PlayStation (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

A space combat game like Wing Commander; you control space ship, as the lone man trying to save humanity from...

Dark Signs Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Dark Signs is a hacking game that simulates a network environment where the player must hack different servers in order...

Darkstar One Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Darkstar One puts you in the shoes of Kayron Jarvis. Fresh from the flight-academy he learns from an good friend...

Dark Universe DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

You take the role of the leader of an alien race trying to prevail against the corrupt human government. Build...

DOS (1989)

This simulation allows players to throw darts at a virtual board by hitting the space bar three times at critical...

Windows (2001)

Darts is a simulation of about 50 darts variants, e.g. billiard, 301 or count-up. The player uses his mouse to...

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