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The Best Vehicle Simulation Games of All Time

Updated March 19, 2020 3.1k votes 350 voters 35.2k views64 items
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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    Beamng Drive

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    DeveloperSCS Software

    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. The...  more
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    DeveloperSCS Software

    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....  more
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    DeveloperTML Studios

    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...  more
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    Euro Truck Simulator


    DeveloperSCS Software

    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 variety...  more
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    DeveloperSCS Software

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    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 announced...  more
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    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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    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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    Car mechanic simulator 2018

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    DeveloperBlimey! Games, SimBin Studios

    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 received...  more
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    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 Dutch...  more
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    american truck simulator

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    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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    DeveloperElectronic Arts, Brent Iverson

    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 the...  more
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    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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    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 in...  more
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    DeveloperKrome Studios Melbourne, Eden Games

    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 features...  more
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    DeveloperFrom Software

    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....  more
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    DeveloperElectronic Arts

    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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    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....  more
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    MechWarrior Online


    DeveloperPiranha Games

    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 BattleTech...  more
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    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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    DeveloperTesseraction Games

    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 history...  more
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    DeveloperRealtime Games Software

    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 "seminal...  more