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The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular simulation games in 2018. Featuring both old and new games, this list of the most played simulator games right now include some of the best-selling games on PC. What are the top 10 simulation video games today?

Simulators, like The Sims 4, Farming SimulatorKerbal Space Program, and Cities: Skylines, keep getting new players, thanks to Twitch streamers and YouTube gaming channels. Including car simulators, flight simulations, dating sims, yandere games, or good online simulation games trending now, this list has it all.

Vote up the best simulation games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorites that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
2014
The Sims 4 is a 2014 life simulation video game developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. The Sims 4 was originally announced on May 6, 2013, and was released in ...more
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Automation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
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Euro Truck Simulator 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
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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Cities: Skylines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
2015
Cities: Skylines is a city-building game developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. The game is a single-player open-ended city-building simulation. Players engage in ...more
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Tropico 6 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
2019
Tropico 6 is a construction, management and political simulation game in the Tropico series, developed by Limbic Entertainment, published by Kalypso Media. As in the other games in the series, ...more
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Farming Simulator 17 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
2016
Farming Simulator 17 is a farming simulation video game developed by Giants Software, which was released on October 25, 2016. The locations are based on American and European environments. ...more
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Garry's Mod is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
2006
Garry's Mod (commonly abbreviated as GMod) is a sandbox physics game created by Garry Newman and developed by his company, Facepunch Studios. Garry's Mod was originally a mod for Valve ...more
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Project CARS is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
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Second Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
justinsnyder7777 added 2003
Second Life is an online virtual world, developed by San Francisco-based Linden Lab and launched on June 23, 2003; and which in 2014 had about 1 million regular users, according to Linden Lab, ...more
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X-Plane 11 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
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Prison Architect is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
2012
Prison Architect is a private prison construction and management simulation game by the British game developer Introversion Software. It was made available as a crowdfunded paid alpha pre-order ...more
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Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
2011
Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation video game developed and published by Squad for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In the game, players direct a ...more
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ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
2012
ARMA 3 is an open-world military tactical shooter video game developed by Czech studio Bohemia Interactive for Microsoft Windows. It was released on September 12, 2013. ARMA 3's storyline takes ...more
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
GraemePeterson added 2006
Microsoft Flight Simulator X is a 2006 flight simulation computer game originally developed and published by Microsoft for Windows. It is the sequel to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and the ...more
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RimWorld is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
RimWorld is a top-down construction and management simulation computer game currently being developed by Ludeon Studios. It was initially released as alpha software for Microsoft Windows, macOS, ...more
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Football Manager 2018 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
Football Manager 2018 is a 2017 football management simulation video game developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega which was released worldwide on 10 November 2017 for Microsoft ...more
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DCS World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
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Flight Sim World is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
2018
Flight Sim World is a flight simulator developed by Dovetail Games along with other third party developers, released for early access on the 18th May 2017. Players experience being a pilot with ...more
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P3D Prepar3d is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
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Silent Hunter III is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
2005
Silent Hunter III is a submarine simulation developed by Ubisoft Romania and published by Ubisoft. It was released for the PC on March 15, 2005. Like Silent Hunter II, it places the player in ...more
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Everything is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
Everything is a simulation game developed by artist David OReilly. It was released for the PlayStation 4 on March 21, 2017, for Microsoft Windows and macOS on April 21, 2017, and for Linux on ...more
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Out of the Park Baseball is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now
2008
Out of the Park Baseball, abbreviated as OOTP, is a text-based baseball simulation for career, historical, and fictional play. OOTP was originally written in 1998, when lead developer Markus ...more