The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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List Criteria: Vote up the best life simulation video games to play, no matter what system they are on.

These are best life simulation games of all time, across multiple consoles and systems, with cover art pictures where available. Although most of these titles are part of the Sims franchise, there are some other good life sim games on the poll that aren't. These highly-rated games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these life simulation games are considered the best of all time.

The games on this list range from The Sims to Animal Crossing, plus much more. This list answers the questions, "What are the best life simulation games?" and "What is the greatest life simulation game of all time?"
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    The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time


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    The Sims 3: World Adventures is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time


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    Animal Crossing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time


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    Animal Crossing: Wild World is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time


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    WolfQuest is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time


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    Princess Maker 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time


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    The Sims 3: Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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    Hey You, Pikachu! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time


    Dec 12 1998

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