Total Nerd List of All Simulation Video Games

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List of simulation video games, listed alphabetically with photos of the game's cover art when available. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these simulation video games have been enjoyed by millions. This list includes all simulation video games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure, future or new simulation video games. Various bits of information are available for these top simulation video games, such as when the game was released and who developed the game. In some instances you can click on the names of the games to get an even more in-depth description of them. These aren't necessarily the best simulation video games, but there are a lot of popular simulation video games listed here.

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SimCity 2000 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
1993 SimCity 2000 is a city-building simulation video game and the second installment in the SimCity series. SimCity 2000 was first released by Maxis in 1994 for computers running Apple Macintosh ...more

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The Sims is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2000 The Sims is a strategic life-simulation video game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts, it was released on February 4, 2000. Its development was led by game designer Will Wright, ...more

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RollerCoaster Tycoon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2003 RollerCoaster Tycoon is a construction and management simulation video game that simulates amusement park management. Developed by MicroProse and Chris Sawyer and published by Hasbro ...more

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The Urbz: Sims in the City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2004 The Urbz: Sims in the City is a video game for the Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo DS. It is the third Sims game for video game consoles and is the second Sims game ...more

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The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2006 The Sims 2: Pets is the fourth expansion pack in The Sims 2 series of games published by Electronic Arts. It was also sold as a stand-alone game for several consoles. The Sims 2: Pets was ...more

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
1983 Star Wars is an arcade game produced by Atari Inc. and released in 1983. The game is a first person space simulator, simulating the attack on the Death Star from the 1977 film Star Wars. The ...more

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NASCAR 08 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2007 NASCAR 08 is the eleventh installment of the EA Sports NASCAR series. It was developed by EA Tiburon and released for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This is the earliest that EA has ...more

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Civilization III is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2001 Sid Meier's Civilization III, commonly shortened to Civ III or Civ 3, is the third installment of the Sid Meier's Civilization turn-based strategy video game series. It was preceded by ...more

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Rock Band 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2008 Rock Band 2 is a 2008 music video game developed by Harmonix. It is the sequel to Rock Band and is the second title in the series. The game allows up to four players to simulate the performance ...more

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Cabela's Outdoor Adventures is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2005 Cabela's Outdoor Adventures is a hunting video game released in 2005 by Activision. The game gives a player the ability to drive vehicles, fish and hunt. This is the very first video game to ...more

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Nobunaga's Ambition is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
1988 Nobunaga's Ambition is a series of turn-based grand strategy role-playing simulation video games. One of the first games in its genre, it was first released in March 1983 by the Japanese video ...more

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Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2005 ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2004 Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2005 Adventures is a 2004 hunting video game published by Activision Value for Microsoft Windows, Xbox, GameCube, Playstation 2, and Game Boy Advance.

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Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: R... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2001 Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader is an arcade-style action game co-developed by Factor 5 and LucasArts. The second of three games in the Rogue Squadron series, it was published by ...more

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Harvest Moon: Friends of Miner... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2003 Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town is a video game for the Game Boy Advance, developed by Marvelous Interactive Inc. and published in the U.S. by Natsume. It was first released in Japan on ...more

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FIFA 10 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2009 FIFA 10 is the 17th title in Electronic Arts' FIFA series of football video games. Developed by EA Canada, it was published by Electronic Arts worldwide under the EA Sports label. It was ...more

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The Sims Bustin' Out is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2003 The Sims Bustin' Out is the second title in The Sims console series and the first The Sims title to not be released on PC. It featured the same 3D environment and engine the past game did, ...more

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2006 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, originally released in Japan as simply Persona 3, is the third video game in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series of role-playing video games developed by Atlus, ...more

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Band Hero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2009 Band Hero is a spinoff video game as part of the Guitar Hero series of music rhythm games, released by Activision on November 3, 2009, for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and ...more

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World Championship Poker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2004 World Championship Poker is a series of poker video games first developed by Coresoft and released in 2005 by Crave Entertainment. The series capitalizes on the recent popularity of poker due to ...more

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Guitar Hero: Metallica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2009 Guitar Hero: Metallica is a music rhythm game developed by Neversoft, published by Activision and distributed by RedOctane. The game was released in North America on the PlayStation 3, Wii, and ...more

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Pole Position is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
1982 Pole Position is an arcade racing video game which was released by Namco in 1982 and licensed to Atari, Inc. for US manufacture and distribution, running on the Namco Pole Position arcade system ...more

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Innocent Life: A Futuristic Ha... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2007 Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon, also known as Harvest Moon: Innocent Life, is a farming Simulation video game for the PlayStation Portable. It is a spin-off of the Harvest Moon series ...more

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ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
1990 ActRaiser, released in Japan as Actraiser, is a 1990 Super Nintendo Entertainment System action and city-building simulation game developed by Quintet and published by Enix that combines ...more

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Clash of Steel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
Clash of Steel is a grand strategy computer game released in 1993 by Strategic Simulations Inc. for DOS. It covers the World War II in Europe on a grand strategic scale between 1939 and 1945. ...more

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Harvest Moon: Another Wonderfu... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games

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Age of Empires III is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2005 Age of Empires III is a real-time strategy video game developed by Microsoft Corporation's Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The Mac version was ported over and developed ...more

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Battlezone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
1980 Battlezone is an arcade game from Atari released in November 1980. It displays a wireframe view on a horizontal black and white vector monitor. Due to its novel gameplay and look, this game was ...more

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Thrillville: Off the Rails is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2007 Thrillville: Off the Rails is a theme park simulation video game developed by Frontier Developments. The sequel to the 2006 game Thrillville, it is again published by LucasArts. It was released ...more

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Need For Speed: ProStreet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2007 Need for Speed: ProStreet is the eleventh installment of Electronic Arts' popular racing game series Need for Speed. On May 21, 2007, Electronic Arts published a teaser trailer of ProStreet, and ...more

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Theme Park is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
1994 Theme Park is a construction and management simulation game designed by Bullfrog Productions and originally released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. Theme ...more

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SimCity 4 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2003 SimCity 4 is a city-building/urban planning simulation computer game developed by Maxis, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts. It was released on January 14, 2003. It is the fourth installment in the ...more

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The Oregon Trail is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
1971 The Oregon Trail is a computer game originally developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger in 1971 and produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium in 1974. ...more

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Guitar Hero II is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2006 Guitar Hero II is a music rhythm game developed by Harmonix, published by Activision and distributed by RedOctane. It is the second installment in the Guitar Hero series and is the sequel to ...more

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Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball is a multiplatform baseball simulation game that was licensed by the Major League Baseball Players Association, featuring the likeness and "Big Hurt" ...more

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Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harves... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2006 Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is a simulation/role-playing video game developed by Neverland Co., Ltd. and published by Marvelous Interactive Inc., Natsume, and Rising Star Games for the ...more

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NASCAR 06: Total Team Control is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2005 NASCAR 06: Total Team Control is the ninth installment of the EA Sports' NASCAR video game series. It was developed by EA Tiburon and released on August 30, 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. ...more

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Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2001 Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies is a semi-realistic flight simulation developed by Namco for the PlayStation 2 video game console. It is the first in the Ace Combat series to be released for the ...more

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Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2004 Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War is a semi-realistic flight combat video game for the PlayStation 2. Like other titles in Namco's Ace Combat series, Ace Combat 5 features gameplay that is a mix ...more

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Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan Wa... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2006 Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War is a semi-realistic flight simulator developed by Namco for the PlayStation 2 video game console. It is part of the Ace Combat series of games. In Europe the game ...more

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Monster Rancher EVO is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2005 Monster Rancher EVO is a PlayStation 2 game in the Monster Rancher series. It was released in Japan on December 8, 2005, and in America on April 11, 2006. The game was not released in PAL

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NBA 08 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2007 NBA 08 is a NBA basketball simulation developed by SCE San Diego Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released on September 26, 2007 for PlayStation 3 and October 12, 2007 ...more

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Lego Rock Band is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2009 Lego Rock Band is a music video game, part of the Rock Band series developed by Harmonix, that incorporates elements from Lego video games developed by Traveller's Tales. The game is published ...more

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Harvest Moon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
1996 Harvest Moon is a virtual role playing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System developed by Amccus. The game first released in Japan in 1996, in North America in 1997, and in Europe in ...more

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Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Tog... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
1995 Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is a Japanese tactical role-playing game created by Quest. The game was originally released in 1995 on the Super Famicom in Japan and then re-released on the ...more

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Fight Night Round 4 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2009 Fight Night Round 4 is a boxing video game developed by EA Sports. It is the sequel to Fight Night Round 3, released in 2006. It was released on June 25, 2009 in North America and on June 26, ...more

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NBA Live 08 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2001 NBA Live 08 is the 2007 installment of the NBA Live series by EA Sports. It was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, Windows and PlayStation Portable. This is the first ...more

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Wii Music is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2008 Wii Music is a free form music game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console. The game was released in Japan and North America in October 2008, and in Europe and ...more

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Sid Meier's SimGolf is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2002 Sid Meier's Sim Golf is a computer game created by Sid Meier, Firaxis, and Maxis in 2002. In the game, players must successfully design golf courses and play them with their default professional ...more

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Computer Ambush is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
1984 Computer Ambush is a squad-level tactical combat simulator, set in a fictitious French village during World War II. Available forces arerestricted toeither American or German squads only;each ...more

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Hidden & Dangerous 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of All Simulation Video Games
2003 Hidden & Dangerous 2 is a World War II, stealth based, tactical first and third person shooter. It centres on the British Special Air Service in operations behind Axis lines 1941-45. ...more