List Photo: Electronic Arts

Total Nerd The Best God Games of All Time  

4.2k votes 899 voters 156k views 45 items Follow Embed

List Rules Vote up the best simulation games that let you play god.

Best God games for all consoles, of all time. Your votes determine the order of this list of the best all-time "god" simulation games. A so-called "god game" is a video game in which the player controls a large-scale simulation of life or communities. Frequently, gameplay involves the use of supernatural powers, giving rise to the name. (Many games also include an all-powerful "god mode," but this does not necessarily make them "god games.")

What are the best God simulator games ever? The genre is commonly thought to have started after the release of "Populous" in 1989, which introduced the notion of increasing the player's godlike powers proportionally to the number of worshippers they had inspired. Several other games followed suit, including some such as Super Nintendo's "ActRaiser," that combined god simulations with more traditional action-adventure gameplay. The genre has also been adapted for mobile game play, with the successful launch of "Pocket God," in which players control the fates of natives on a tropical island.

1
+ - 251 88
Black & White 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

The 13 Sexiest Video Game Commercials Of All Time The Best Las Vegas Casinos

2
+ - 253 95
Black & White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

3
+ - 197 97
Spore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Spore 2008

4
+ - 137 67
Populous: The Beginning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

5
+ - 130 67
Dungeon Keeper 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Dungeon Keeper 2 Jan 01 1999

6
+ - 106 50
The Sims is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
The Sims 2000

7
+ - 114 57
Dungeon Keeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

8
+ - 88 48
SimCity 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
SimCity 4 2003

9
+ - 76 45
Evil Genius is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

10
+ - 71 45
Black & White 2: Battle of the... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

11
+ - 74 49
SimCity 2000 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

12
+ - 69 47
Populous is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Populous 1989

13
+ - 60 46
SimCity 3000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

14
+ - 48 34
Black & White: Creature Isle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

15
+ - 46 39
Populous II: Trials of the Oly... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

The 25 Most Sexually Frustrated Pokemon The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

16
+ - 38 39
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
SimCity 1989

17
+ - 41 46
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
ActRaiser 1990

18
+ - 22 33
SimLife is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
SimLife 1992

19
+ - 21 32
Afterlife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Afterlife 1996

20
+ - 26 42
The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

21
+ - 32 52
Pocket God is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Pocket God 2009

22
+ - 25 41
Virtual Villagers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

23
+ - 26 43
Patapon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Patapon 2007

24
+ - 25 45
The Sims: Livin' Large is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

25
+ - 13 29
Little King's Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

26
+ - 19 44
The Sims 2: Nightlife is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

27
+ - 16 39
The Sims 2: Seasons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

28
+ - 13 34
Lego Loco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Lego Loco 1998

29
+ - 9 29
Doshin the Giant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked What Would You Grab in a Fire?

30
+ - 14 39
The Sims: Makin' Magic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

31
+ - 14 39
The Sims 2: Open for Business is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

32
+ - 13 40
The Sims: Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

33
+ - 13 40
The Sims Bustin' Out is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

34
+ - 11 37
The Sims: Vacation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

35
+ - 10 36
The Sims Castaway Stories is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

36
+ - 10 36
The Sims: Superstar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

37
+ - 9 34
Magic Carpet is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

38
+ - 10 37
The Sims: Hot Date is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

39
+ - 13 46
SimCity Societies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

40
+ - 8 33
SimCity 64 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
SimCity 64 2000

41
+ - 8 36
The Sims 2 Stuff packs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

42
+ - 8 37
The Sims: House Party is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

43
+ - 8 39
The Urbz: Sims in the City is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

44
+ - 8 40
The Sims Pet Stories is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

45
+ - 7 37
The Sims Life Stories is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
The Sims Life Stories Jan 01 2007