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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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Rock Manager Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

With this game the player can create their own band, and try to make it successful. On each level they...

Rock Revolution Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Like the console versions, Rock Revolution for the DS simulates the various instruments of a band. Songs can be played...

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Rocksmith is a music game where a guitar is used as a controller to play songs as popularized through the...

Rocksmith Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This is a re-release of the original Rocksmith game streamlined with its expansion. It contains: Rocksmith (base game) Rocksmith: Bass...

Rocksmith: Bass Expansion PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Rocksmith: Bass Expansion is a downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith. It adds support for bass guitars and allows players to...

Rocksmith: Billy Idol - White Wedding (Part 1) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song White Wedding (Part 1) by Billy Idol, playable on any electric...

Rocksmith: Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple, playable on any electric...

Rocksmith: Europe - The Final Countdown Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song the Final Countdown by Europe, playable on any electric guitar. It...

Rocksmith: Maroon 5 - 3 Song Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features three songs by Maroon 5, playable on any electric guitar. It also includes...

Rocksmith: Maroon 5 - Harder to Breathe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Harder to Breathe by Maroon 5, playable on any electric guitar....

Rocksmith: Maroon 5 - Misery Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Misery by Maroon 5, playable on any electric guitar. It also...

Rocksmith: Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5, playable on any electric...

Rocksmith: Maroon 5 - This Love Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song This Love by Maroon 5, playable on any electric guitar. It...

Rocksmith: Megadeth - Public Enemy No. 1 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Public Enemy No. 1 by Megadeth, playable on any electric guitar....

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Planetary (GO!) by My Chemical Romance, playable on any electric guitar....

Rocksmith: Pearl Jam - Black Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Black by Pearl Jam, playable on any electric guitar. It also...

Rocksmith: Pearl Jam - Jeremy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Jeremy by Pearl Jam, playable on any electric guitar. It also...

Rocksmith: Queen 5-Song Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features five songs by Queen, playable on any electric guitar. It also includes a...

Rocksmith: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, playable on any electric guitar. It also...

Rocksmith: Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen, playable on any electric guitar. It...

Rocksmith: Queen - Keep Yourself Alive Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Keep Yourself Alive by Queen, playable on any electric guitar. It...

Rocksmith: Queen - Killer Queen Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Killer Queen by Queen, playable on any electric guitar. It also...

Rocksmith: Queen - Stone Cold Crazy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Stone Cold Crazy by Queen, playable on any electric guitar. It...

Rocksmith: Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This is downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith, featuring the song Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield, playable on any electric guitar...

Rocksmith: Survivor - Eye of the Tiger Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This downloadable content (DLC) for Rocksmith features the song Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, playable on any electric guitar...

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