User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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Links: 5-Course Library - Volume 1 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

This bundle of Links Championship Courses brings you 5 highly realistic reproductions of the world's finest golf courses. To use...

Links: 5-Course Library - Volume 2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1999), Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

This bundle of Links Championship Courses brings you 5 highly realistic reproductions of the world's finest golf courses. To use...

Links: 5-Course Library - Volume 3 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1999), Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

This bundle of Links Championship Courses brings you 5 highly realistic reproductions of the world's finest golf courses. To use...

Links: 5-Course Library - Volume 4 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1999), Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

This bundle of Links Championship Courses brings you 5 highly realistic reproductions of the world's finest golf courses. To use...

Links: Championship Course - Barton Creek DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

Links: Championship Course: Barton Creek is a golf course add-on compatible with the following games: Links: The Challenge of Golf...

Links Championship Courses II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Links Championship Courses II is an add-on disc that is compatible with the following golf games: Links: The Challenge of...

Links Championship Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2002)

If you're going to try a version of Links 2001, this is the one. This edition contains 4 previously unreleased...

Links LS 1999 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Featuring St Andrews Links - Old Course, and many new features, Links LS 1999 is a gleaming addition to the...

Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

The 1997 Edition of the popular Links golf simulation. New features include higher resolution graphics (up to 1600x1200 in 16.7...

Lion DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Windows 3.x (1996)

Lion is a sequel to Wolf: you are now placed in the same simulation environment, but this time you simulate...

Lionel Trains on Track Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Licensed from the long-running brand of model trains, Lionel Trains on Track has the player build a train empire with...

Lips Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Lips is a singing game in the vein of Sony's SingStar series of games. Much like the popular past time...

Xbox 360 (2009)

Lips: Canta en Español is a localized version of Lips: Number One Hits for Spanish-speaking countries. The game itself is...

Xbox 360 (2009)

Lips: Deutsche Partyknaller is a localized version of Lips: Number One Hits for German-speaking countries. It was released in Germany,...

Xbox 360 (2010)

I ♥ the 80s is the fourth main game in the Lips karaoke series and it was released only one...

Lips: Number One Hits Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Lips: Number One Hits is the second game in the karaoke series and largely continues the ideas from the original...

Lips: Party Classics Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Party Classics is the third main game in the Lips karaoke series and builds on the concept of the previous...

Nintendo DS (2009)

Little Bears is a bear simulation for the Nintendo DS. The gamer has the choice between polar, brown and black...

Little Computer People Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1986), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1985), PC-88 (1987) and PC-98 (1987)

Little Computer People can be described as the "mother" of The Sims. When you load the game for the first...

The Little Crane That Could iPad Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2012), iPad (2011) and Ouya (2013)

The Little Crane That Could is a three-dimensional game where you solve puzzles using an excavator-crane with a hinged pneumatic...

Little Folk of Faery Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

In Little Folk of Faery you manage a community of faery creatures whose village is in trouble. Some wistful spirits...

Little Inferno Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013) and Wii U (2012)

Little Inferno is a game about burning objects in a fireplace. It is played from the first-person perspective of a...

Nintendo DS (2009)

The Littlest Pet Shop Friends games on the DS are the second installment of the Littlest Pet Shop games. Bear...

Nintendo DS (2009)

The Littlest Pet Shop Friends games on the DS are the second installment of the Littlest Pet Shop games. Bear...

Nintendo DS (2009)

The Littlest Pet Shop Friends games on the DS are the second installment of the Littlest Pet Shop games. Bear...

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