Simulation The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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List Rules 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
The Sims 2 2004

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The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
The Sims 4 2014

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The Sims 2: Seasons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims 2: Open for Business is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims 2: University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims 2: Nightlife is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Sims 2: Double Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
The Sims 3 Jun 02 2009

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The Sims 2: FreeTime is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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Animal Crossing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims 2: Bon Voyage is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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Spore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
Spore 2008

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Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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Animal Crossing: Wild World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims: Hot Date is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims 3: Seasons

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The Sims Castaway Stories is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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SimCity 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
SimCity 4 2003

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Animal Crossing: City Folk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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Fable III is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
Fable III 2010

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SimCity 2000 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims: Livin' Large is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Urbz: Sims in the City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims 2: Castaway is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims 2 Stuff packs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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SimCity is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
SimCity 1989

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SimLife is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
SimLife 1992

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Tomodachi Collection is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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SimCity 3000 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims Pet Stories is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Sims Bustin' Out is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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SimAnimals is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
SimAnimals 2009

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The Sims: Makin' Magic is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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

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The Sims 3: Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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MySims Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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SimAnt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
SimAnt 1991

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The Sims FreePlay is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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WolfQuest is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
WolfQuest Jul 11 2008

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SimEarth is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
SimEarth 1990

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Princess Maker 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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The Guild 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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Harvest Moon: Magical Melody is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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Sim City 5

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My Sims is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
My Sims 2007

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Alter Ego is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
Alter Ego 1986

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ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
ARMA 3 2012

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Second Life is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time