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These are the best vehicle simulation games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated vehicle simulation games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest vehicle simulation games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these vehicle simulation games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging vehicle simulation games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new vehicle simulation games.Examples include Lunar Lander and Front Mission Evolved. This list answers the questions, "What are the best vehicle simulation games?" and "What is the greatest vehicle simulation game game of all time?"

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
SirLeinad added Euro Truck Simulator 2 2012 Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a vehicle simulation game developed and published by SCS Software for Microsoft Windows and Linux and was initially released as open development on October 19, 2012. ...more

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Beamng Drive is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
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Euro Truck Simulator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Euro Truck Simulator 2008 Euro Truck Simulator is a 2008 truck simulation game created by SCS Software, using OpenGL, set in Europe. The player can drive across a depiction of Europe, visiting its cities, picking up a ...more

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Motocross Madness 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Motocross Madness 2 2000 Motocross Madness 2 is a motocross racing computer game that was developed by Rainbow Studios and published by Microsoft Games. It is one of Microsoft's most popular games and also one of the ...more

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18 Wheels of Steel: Haulin' is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time

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City Bus Simulator 2010 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
City Bus Simulator 2010 2009 City Bus Simulator is a series of games created by TML Studios. There are two games in the series, City Bus Simulator New York 2010 and City Bus Simulator Munich

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LHX Attack Chopper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
LHX Attack Chopper 1990 LHX Attack Chopper is a 1990 war helicopter simulation game for the PC by Electronic Arts. The game was developed by Electronic Arts, Design and Programming led by Brent Iverson, also known for ...more

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Bus Driver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Bus Driver 2007 Bus Driver is a game created by Moayed Software using OpenGL. The game was completed in March 2007 and, at the time, with a full feature 1 hour demo.

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Enigma: Rising Tide is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Enigma: Rising Tide 2003 Enigma: Rising Tide is a naval vehicle simulation developed by Tesseraction Games and published by Dreamcatcher Interactive. It was released for the PC in August 2003. Enigma is an alternate ...more

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Ship Simulator Professional is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Ship Simulator Professional This is the first release in the ship simulator professional series and is based on ship simulator 2006. It was created to be used as a tool for training maritime people. It can communicate with ...more

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Test Drive Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
armok added Test Drive Unlimited 2007 Test Drive Unlimited is a 2006 open-world arcade-style racing game, featuring over 125 licensed sports cars and motorcycles. The terrain is modeled after the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu that ...more

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Jane's US Navy Fighters 97 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Jane's US Navy Fighters 97 1996 Jane's U.S. Navy Fighters '97, frequently known as USNF '97, is a 1996 flight simulation video game developed by Electronic Arts. The game contains three campaigns: a Vietnam War-era campaign, a ...more

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G-Nome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
G-Nome 1997 G-Nome is a mech simulation video game developed by 7th Level. The game was released on February 28, 1997, as 7th Level's first 3D game, originally intended to be released as a DOS-based title. ...more

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Panzer Front Ausf.B is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Panzer Front Ausf.B 2005 Panzer Front Ausf.B is a tank simulation game for the PlayStation 2 home console. Released in 2004, it is the third game in the Panzer Front franchise.

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Armored Core is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Armored Core 1997 Armored Core is a mecha video game released in 1997, the first in the Armored Core series. It is an action game played from third person perspective.

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Panzer Commander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Panzer Commander 1998 Panzer Commander is a computer tank-driving simulator released in 1998. Developed by Ultimation Inc. and published by Strategic Simulations Inc.. The game is set in World War II as a tank ...more

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Star Trek: Starship Creator is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Star Trek: Starship Creator 1998 Star Trek: Starship Creator is a computer-based vehicle simulation game released by Simon and Schuster Interactive in 1998, as a spin-off of the Star Trek franchise. The game allows the user to ...more

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Battle Command is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Battle Command 1990 Battle Command is a futuristic 3D tank simulation game released by Ocean in 1990. It was written by Realtime Games and is a development of their successful title Carrier Command.

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Abrams Battle Tank is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Abrams Battle Tank 1988 Abrams Battle Tank, aka M-1 Abrams Battle Tank for the Sega version, is a computer game developed by Dynamix and published by Electronic Arts in 1988 for DOS. It was later ported to Mega Drive ...more

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Cholo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Cholo 1986 Cholo is a classic wireframe 3D computer game with nonlinear gameplay, originally released in 1986 for the BBC Micro computer but quickly ported to a number of other 8-Bit systems, such as the ...more

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Mobile Ops: The One Year War is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Mobile Ops: The One Year War 2007 Mobile Ops: The One Year War, known in Japan as Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation: Troy, is a third-person shooter/First-person shooter for the Microsoft Xbox 360 that is based on the anime series ...more

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Arcticfox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Arcticfox 1986 Arcticfox is a 1986 science fiction tank simulation video game developed by Dynamix and published by Electronic Arts. It was published in Europe by Ariolasoft. A sequel to Dynamix's Stellar 7, ...more

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Red Ace Squadron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Red Ace Squadron 2001 Red Ace Squadron is a computer vehicle simulation game developed and published by Small Rockets in 2001. There is also an enhanced version named Red Ace Squadron Pro.

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Highway Patrol 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Highway Patrol 2 1991 Highway Patrol 2 is a vehicle simulation and racing game developed by Microïds in 1991. In this game, the player is a police officer trying to capture runaways before they reach the border ...more

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Carrier Command is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Carrier Command 1988 Carrier Command is a landmark 1980s computer game available on Amiga, Atari ST, PC, ZX Spectrum, Apple Macintosh, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC computers. Described by The Games Machine as a ...more

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Microsoft Train Simulator 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Microsoft Train Simulator 2 Microsoft Train Simulator 2 was a train simulator that was being developed by Microsoft Game Studios until being postponed indefinitely due to the closure of ACES Studios. MSTS 2 was first ...more

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Steel Battalion: Line of Conta... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Steel Battalion: Line of Contact 2004 Steel Battalion: Line of Contact is a 2004 video game created by Capcom for the Xbox console where the player controls a VT. It is the online-only sequel to Capcom's Steel Battalion game. The ...more

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Shattered Steel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Shattered Steel 1996 Shattered Steel is a mech simulation game released in 1996 by BioWare for MS-DOS, and later ported to Mac OS by now-defunct Logicware. It is notable for the deformable terrain effects, and for ...more

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Naval Ops: Warship Gunner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Naval Ops: Warship Gunner 2003 Naval Ops: Warship Gunner, released in Japan as Kurogane no Houkou 2: Warship Gunner is a vehicle simulation game released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2. It is an entry in the larger Kurogane no ...more

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Naval Ops: Commander is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Naval Ops: Commander 2004 Kurogane no Houkou 2: Warship Commander is a 2002 vehicle simulation game computer game for Microsoft Windows. It was ported to the PlayStation 2 in 2004; this port was localized and titled ...more

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MechWarrior Online is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
MechWarrior Online 2012 MechWarrior Online is a free-to-play vehicular combat video game, officially launched during September 2013 by Piranha Games for Microsoft Windows. The game takes place within the larger ...more

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GTR 2 – FIA GT Racing Game is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
armok added GTR 2 – FIA GT Racing Game 2006 GTR 2 – FIA GT Racing Game is a sports car racing simulator developed under license by Blimey for SimBin for the x86 PC and is a sequel to GTR. Since its release in September 2006, it has ...more

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Ship Simulator is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Ship Simulator 2007 Ship Simulator is a vehicle simulation computer game which simulates maneuvering various ships in different environments, although without the effects of wind and current. It was developed by ...more

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Steel Battalion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Steel Battalion 2002 Steel Battalion is a video game created by Capcom for the Xbox console where the player controls a "Vertical Tank"—a bipedal, heavily armed mecha. To control the tank and play the game ...more

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Rig 'n' Roll is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Rig 'n' Roll 2010 Rig'n'Roll, acronymed RnR or R&R, is a sandbox-style truck driving simulation and racing video game released on 27 November 2009 in Russia and during 2010 in the rest of the world. It ...more

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Gunship is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Gunship 1986 Gunship is an AH-64 Apache helicopter combat flight simulator video game that was developed and released by MicroProse in 1986. Simulating a helicopter gunship, players navigate through missions ...more

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Iron Warriors: T-72 Tank Comma... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Iron Warriors: T-72 Tank Commander 2004 Iron Warriors: T-72 Tank Command, also known as T-72: Balkans on Fire!, is a tank-driving simulation by Russian game developers IDDK/Crazy House and published by Battlefront.com.

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Race 07 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
armok added Race 07 2007 Race 07 is a racing simulator computer game from SimBin Studios. The game is the sequel to the 2006 title Race - The Official WTCC Game. Like the original Race, the title is officially licensed ...more

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Revs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Revs 1984 Revs is a 1984 Formula Three simulation written initially for the BBC Micro by Geoff Crammond and published by Acornsoft that is notable for its realistic simulation of the sport and as a ...more

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MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries 2002 Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries is a vehicle simulation video game for the PC released in 2002. It is a standalone expansion of MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, based on the BattleTech MechWarrior game ...more

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Master of the Skies: The Red A... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Master of the Skies: The Red Ace 2000 Master of the Skies: The Red Ace is a World War I dogfighting game marketed by Small Rockets. This game is currently only distributed via the internet.

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Star Trek: Starship Creator Wa... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Star Trek: Starship Creator Warp II 2000 Star Trek: Starship Creator Warp II is an American computer-based vehicle simulation game released by Simon and Schuster Interactive in 2000, as a sequel to Star Trek: Starship Creator. The game ...more

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Starsiege is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Starsiege 1999 Starsiege is a mecha-style vehicle simulation game developed by Dynamix and released in 1999. Starsiege is set in the Metaltech/Earthsiege universe, which contains its predecessors Earthsiege, ...more

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Lunar Lander is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Lunar Lander Lunar Lander is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in 1979, which uses a vector monitor to display vector graphics. Although not particularly successful, the vector-graphics generator of the ...more

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Metal Head is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Metal Head 1994 Metal Head is a 3D first-person shooter mecha simulation video game developed and published by Sega, and released in 1995 for the Genesis/Mega Drive's 32X add-on, allowing for fully ...more

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Earthsiege 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Earthsiege 2 1995 Earthsiege 2 is a mecha-style vehicle simulation game developed by Dynamix, produced by Frank Evers, and released in 1996. Earthsiege 2 is set in the Earthsiege universe, which contains its ...more

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MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Co... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat 1995 MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat is a vehicle simulation game developed and released by Activision in 1995, as part of the MechWarrior series of video games in the BattleTech franchise. ...more

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Front Mission Evolved is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
Front Mission Evolved 2010 Front Mission Evolved is a third-person shooter video game developed by Double Helix Games and published by Square Enix and was released in Japan on September 16, 2010, September 28, 2010 in ...more

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NoLimits 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
NoLimits 2 NoLimits Roller Coaster Simulation 2 is a roller coaster simulation software package for Microsoft Windows. It was designed and built by a team of programmers and artists led by German ...more

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AirTaxi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time
AirTaxi 1994 AirTaxi is a 1994 computer game for the Amiga platform, based on the Commodore 64 game Space Taxi. It is a vehicle simulation game where the player runs a taxi firm in outer space, navigating ...more