Simulation games, we either love them or hate them. On console, the genre is less accessible compared to PC. On a PC, simulation games are plentiful. However, the console is behind but it’s changing. Also, the genre has been going on for some time and you may not have known. So let’s look at the genre and do we need more in the catalog.
It’s a genre I’ve known for pretty much my entire life. This is started playing in the early 1980s and is one part of the genre I’ve played solidly since. Back in 1981 Kevin Toms gave us Football Manager and he’s just resurrected it. Though the title is now used by the popular Sports Interactive series. I would hate to think the number of hours lost to these games in pretty much four decades.
Simulation Games And What We Have
This is far from the only title available to gamers. Just hitting Game Pass is House Flipper where we can renovate houses. We can also build them with House Builder and Builder Simulator, which offers me more. Next week we get PowerWash Simulator on console n full release on PC. We are awaiting the release news of Gas Station Simulator on console. Some even get a sequel with PC Building Simulator getting a second game. However that’s not all, there’s a lawn mowing simulation, bus driving simulator, and a train station renovation simulator as well.
Looking at Steam, we see a huge range of titles and an even more varied selection. We can dig for dinosaur fossils or experience the day-to-day life of a police officer. We can run a ranch or bakery and restore cars. Coming soon we renovate a mall or be an electrician. There are various train driving, bus driving, or truck driving sims. It seems there’s a simulator for everything.
Simulation games are plentiful, and there’s no reason more can’t hit console. Some on consoles such as House Flipper there’s no reason the rest of the expansions can’t arrive on console. I even have a couple on my wishlist on Steam. Lots enjoy them and seemingly continue to enjoy them. For example, PowerWash Simulator is rated overwhelmingly positive on Steam. In fact, all the ones I’ve looked at are popular. So no, we don’t really need more simulation games. However, it seems the gaming community will welcome any new additions.