Simulation

Description

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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Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-14D "Jolly Rogers" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

F-14D "Jolly Rogers" is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It is an aircraft skin for the F-14D based on...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-15C "Death Rider" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

F-15C "Death Rider" is a free downloadable skin for an F-15C aircraft for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. This skin won...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-15C "Patriot" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

F-15C "Patriot" is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It includes a skin for an F-15C aircraft, developed by United...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-15C "White Dragon" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

F-15C "White Dragon" is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It is an aircraft skin for the F-15C aircraft based...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-15E "The Idolm@ster" Skin Set PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

F-15E "The Idolm@ster" Skin Set is a DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon containing two skins for F-15E aircraft featuring...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-15E "Tiger Pattern" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

F-15E "Tiger Pattern" is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It is an aircraft skin for the F-15E aircraft based...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-15S/MTD PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

F-15S/MTD is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It adds the F-15S/MTD experimental aircraft based on the F-15 to your...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-16C "Patriot" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

F-16C "Patriot" is a downlodable skin for the F-16 aircraft for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon developed by the United states...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-22A "Flash" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

F-22A "Flash" is a downloadable aircraft skin for F-22A aircraft for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-22A "The Idolm@ster" Skin Set PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

F-22A "The Idolm@ster" Skin Set is a DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon consisting of two aircraft skins for F-22A...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-22A "Warwolf" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

F-22A "Warwolf" is a downloadable aircraft skin for F-22A aircraft for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon based on Warwolf Squadron in...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-2A "Nagase" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

F-2A "Nagase" is a downloadable aircraft skin for F-2A aircraft for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon featuring Kei Nagase, a female...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F-35B "Pac-Man" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

F-35B "Pac-Man" is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It is a Pac-Man themed aircraft skin for the F-35B aircraft....

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F/A-18F "Jolly Rogers" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

F/A-18F "Jolly Rogers" is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It is an aircraft skin for the F/A-18F based on...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - F/A-18F "Red Devils" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

F/A-18F "Red Devils" is a downloadable skin for an F/A-18F aircraft for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon based on Marine Fighter...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Ka-50 Hokum PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Ka-50 Hokum is a downloadable content which adds Ka-50 Hokum helicopter for use in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.

Ace Combat:  Assault Horizon Legacy Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy is a flight-sim / arcade fighter combat action game. The game is typically played in...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

This limited edition contains: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Soundtrack disc Downloadable F4-E Phantom II aircraft Signed notebook

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - MG Cool Down+ PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

MG Cool Down+ is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It makes your machine gun be more resilient to overheating,...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Mirage 2000-5 The Idolm@ster Skin Set PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Mirage 2000-5 The Idolm@ster Skin Set is a DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon consisting of two aircraft skins for...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Online Map Pack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Online Map Pack includes two multiplayer maps and two new selectable planes for online game modes for Ace Combat: Assault...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - PAK-FA "Akula" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

PAK-FA "Akula" is a downlodable aircraft skin for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon based on the enemy ace pilot from the...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Quick Assault+ PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Quick Assault+ is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It adds a skill which reduces the assault circle charge time...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Quick Respawn+ PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Quick Respawn+ is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It contains a skill which reduces your respawn time.

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - RafaleM "Tiger Pattern" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

RafaleM "Tiger Pattern" is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It adds an aircraft skin based on tiger's stripes.

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