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The Most Popular Simulation Video Games Right Now

Updated March 27, 2020 1.6k votes 236 voters 11.8k views23 items

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular simulation games in 2020. 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. 

  • 1
    The Sims 4

    DeveloperMaxis, The Sims Studio

    Genres (Video game)Life simulation

    The Sims 4 is a 2014 life simulation video game developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button


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    Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Social simulation, real-life simulation

    As in previous installments in the Animal Crossing series, New Horizons is a nonlinear life... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Cities: Skylines

    DeveloperColossal Order

    Genres (Video game)City-building, construction and management simulation

    Cities: Skylines is a city-building game developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    Euro Truck Simulator 2

    DeveloperSCS Software

    Genres (Video game)Vehicle simulation game, Simulation video game, Racing video game

    Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a vehicle simulation game developed and published by SCS Software... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Garry's Mod

    DeveloperTeam Garry, Facepunch Studios LTD.

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle game, Action game, Sandbox

    Garry's Mod (commonly abbreviated as GMod) is a sandbox physics game created by Garry Newman... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Prison Architect

    DeveloperIntroversion Software

    Genres (Video game)Simulation video game, Strategy video game

    Prison Architect is a private prison construction and management simulation game by the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Kerbal Space Program


    Genres (Video game)Space flight simulation

    Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation video game developed and published by Squad... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 8
    Farming Simulator 17
    Farming Simulator 17 is a farming simulation video game developed by Giants Software, which... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Automation is a video game from Camshaft Software for Microsoft Windows that allows the player... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Project CARS

    DeveloperSlightly Mad Studios

    Project CARS is a motorsport racing simulator video game developed by Slightly Mad Studios and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Tropico 6

    DeveloperLimbic Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Construction and management simulation, government simulation

    Tropico 6 is a construction, management and political simulation game in the Tropico series,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    ARMA 3

    ARMA 3


    DeveloperBohemia Interactive

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, Simulation video game, Tactical shooter, Flight simulator

    ARMA 3 is an open-world military tactical shooter video game developed by Czech studio Bohemia... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Silent Hunter 3

    DeveloperUbisoft, Ubisoft Romania

    Genres (Video game)Submarine simulator, Action game, Simulation video game, Strategy video game

    Silent Hunter III is a submarine simulation developed by Ubisoft Romania and published by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Microsoft Flight Simulator X

    DeveloperMicrosoft Studios

    Genres (Video game)Simulation video game, Flight simulator

    Microsoft Flight Simulator X is a 2006 flight simulation computer game originally developed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Everything is a simulation game developed by artist David OReilly. It was released for the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Out Of The Park Baseball

    DeveloperSports Interactive

    Genres (Video game)Baseball, Simulation video game, Sports game, Sport management

    Out of the Park Baseball, abbreviated as OOTP, is a text-based baseball simulation for career,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    X-Plane 11
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  • 18
    Flight Sim World
    Flight Sim World is a flight simulator developed by Dovetail Games along with other third...Amazon buy button
  • 19
    RimWorld is a top-down construction and management simulation computer game currently being... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Football Manager 2018
    Football Manager 2018 is a 2017 football management simulation video game developed by Sports... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Second Life

    DeveloperLinden Lab

    Genres (Video game)Virtual world, Simulation video game, Role-playing video game, Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

    Second Life is an online virtual world, developed by San Francisco-based Linden Lab and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    P3D Prepar3d
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  • 23
    DCS World
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