Total Nerd The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the best life simulation video games to play, no matter what system they are on.

These are best life simulation games of all time, across multiple consoles and systems, with cover art pictures where available. Although most of these titles are part of the Sims franchise, there are some other good life sim games on the poll that aren't. These highly-rated games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these life simulation games are considered the best of all time.

The games on this list range from The Sims to Animal Crossing, plus much more. This list answers the questions, "What are the best life simulation games?" and "What is the greatest life simulation game of all time?"
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567 199
The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
Lars Van Der Veeke added The Sims 4 2014

2
440 142
The Sims 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
bby byrd added The Sims 3 2009

3
660 320
The Sims 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
The Sims 2 2004

4
322 203
The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

5
251 155
The Sims 3: World Adventures is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

6
256 179
The Sims 2: Seasons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

7
249 159
The Sims 2: University is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

8
348 176
Animal Crossing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

9
203 133
The Sims 2: Open for Business is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

10
206 145
The Sims 2: Nightlife is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

11
285 183
Spore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
Spore 2008

12
186 140
The Sims 2: Double Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

13
238 136
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

14
202 112
Animal Crossing: Wild World is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

Famous Teenage Mothers

15
93 43
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Mabie1 added The Sims 3: Seasons

16
151 116
The Sims 2: FreeTime is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

17
131 102
The Sims 2: Bon Voyage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

18
164 95
Animal Crossing: City Folk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

19
146 110
Fable III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
Fable III 2010

20
162 132
The Sims: Hot Date is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

21
76 64
SimCity 2000 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
RichardWare added SimCity 2000 1993

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22
113 94
The Sims Castaway Stories is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

23
50 23
The Sims is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
The Sims 2000

24
133 105
The Urbz: Sims in the City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

25
90 73
The Sims 2: Castaway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

26
80 63
SimCity 4 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
RichardWare added SimCity 4 2003

27
50 45
SimCity 3000 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
RichardWare added SimCity 3000 1999

28
109 97
The Sims: Livin' Large is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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29
88 87
The Sims 2 Stuff packs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

30
48 48
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
RichardWare added SimCity 1989

31
80 55
Tomodachi Collection is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

32
37 22
The Sims 3: Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
Noxenola added The Sims 3: Supernatural

33
46 36
The Sims Bustin' Out is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
BenNicholson added The Sims Bustin' Out 2003

34
57 52
The Sims: Makin' Magic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

35
58 42
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

Playboy Playmates of the Month

36
65 75
The Sims Pet Stories is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

37
52 51
WolfQuest is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
WolfQuest Jul 11 2008

38
71 85
SimLife is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
SimLife 1992

39
74 81
SimAnimals is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
SimAnimals 2009

40
74 66
Harvest Moon GB is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
Harvest Moon GB Dec 18 1997

41
36 43
Ranker Video
RichardWare added Sim City 5

42
49 53
MySims Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

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43
68 81
Princess Maker 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

44
15 5
Harvest Moon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
HarisonGross added Harvest Moon 1996

45
34 47
SimEarth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
SimEarth 1990

46
72 75
The Guild 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time

47
44 55
My Sims is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
My Sims 2007

48
39 49
The Sims FreePlay is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
BenNicholson added The Sims FreePlay

49
58 78
SimAnt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
SimAnt 1991

50
28 36
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Life Simulation Games of All Time
KeshawnHolder added ARMA 3 2012