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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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Casino De Luxe Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995)

Play many Casino games in a realistic looking Casino. Lose all your money in Las Vegas without really losing it....

Casino Games DOS Front Cover

DOS (1982)

This must be one the first commercial casino games for PC.Play blackjack, slots and poker in ASCII graphics.

Casino Games CDTV Front Cover

CDTV (1992)

This game offers playable video game conversions of the casino table game Roulette, a slot machine called Fruitmania and a...

Casino Games For Windows Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Casino Games For Windows is a collection of shareware games published as part of Idigicon's Family Fun series.The games are...

Casino Inc. Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Casino Inc is a sim in which the player takes on the role of a casino manager. While it does...

Casino Inc. / Casino Inc: The Management Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

This release includes the original game and its expansion pack:Casino Inc Casino Inc: The Management

Windows (2003)

As an add-on to Casino Inc., The Management expands upon the seedy underworld set forth in the original game. Players...

Browser (2005)

Casino Island Blackjack is an adaptation of blackjack, a casino card game. The goal is to bring the total value...

Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1987)

Casino Roulette is a Las Vegas style roulette game for up to eight players. Every player starts with 5000 on...

Casino Slot Machine! Odyssey 2 Front Cover

Odyssey 2 (1980)

As the name implies, this game simulates a casino slot machine. One to four players can place their bets in...

DOS (1995)

Casino Tournament of Champions is similar to Capstone's earlier Trump Castle series of games with improved graphics. This game adds...

Castle & Co Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

In Castle & Co, a social city builder, players are tasked with building up a grand fairytale kingdom. Players can...

Castles DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1991), PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

Build a series of castles to gain dominion over all the land. You'll have to make decisions that will affect...

Castles II: Siege & Conquest DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1993), Amiga CD32 (1993), Macintosh (1994), PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1993)

Castles II expands on the original by changing the interface and adding video cutscenes on the CD-based versions.You choose to...

Game Boy Color (1999)

Choose from eleven tough and rugged Caterpillar machines including tractors, backhoes, and bulldozers. Dig ditches, move boulders, and perform daring...

Browser (2006)

The player controls a heterosexual male visitor to some future planet inhabited by nubile catgirls. Over the course of his...

Catz Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Following the tradition of the Petz series for PC, the series starts now in Nintendo's handheld.Catz, along with Dogz, is...

Game Boy Color (1999)

Catz is a virtual pet and basically the same game as Dogz. The player adopts a cat and has to...

Catz Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Catz is an offering in the long running series of Petz games. It is the PC equivalent of the 2006...

Windows (1998)

Catz 3 is a virtual pet program wherein the player raises a kitten to adulthood. The player can have as...

Windows (1999)

Catz 4 has the gameplay of Catz 3 with the following new functions: going on holiday with your cat, letting...

Catz 5 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Catz 5 takes the concept of the previous games in the Virtual Petz series and adds new features such as...

Catz II: Your Virtual Petz Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Catz 2 is the second game in which you are given catz to play with on your computer. In this...

Windows (1996)

Everything was fine in the fantasy country Dwarfia - until two magicians were bored and competed their magic abilities. Unfortunately...

TurboGrafx CD (1994)

Kyūma Yon Shimai is a pachinko slot machine gambling game. The player controls a nameless protagonist who finds himself in...

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