A simulation video game describes a diverse super-category of video games, generally designed to closely simulate real-world activities. They generally copy various activities from real life and translate them into the form of a game, as close to the real thing as possible.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to list out the top 5 best simulation games on PC.

1. Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator is probably the best plane sim to date, with even real pilots playing it for training.

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Graphically, it's gorgeous. If you're flying through somewhere fairly well-traveled, the scenery is usually top-notch. It reads from real-world data in real-time and produces some stunning representations of actual places. It's not perfect, of course, but it's head and shoulders above everything that came before it.

Sim-wise... the flight models and physics seem very good, but it's a fairly light sim. There's depth there if you go looking for it, but if you just want to take off and fly around, there's not a lot stopping you. You can even have visual waypoints on the screen to make navigation easy. You can, of course, turn all that off, and get yourself a complex aircraft to fly for a more authentic experience. About game modes, if the sandbox isn't interesting enough for you, there are lots of landing challenges, tours, and other things to do.

2. Farming Simulator 22

If you’re looking for the closest one-to-one recreation of truly living off the land, Giants Software’s Farming Simulator 22 is for you. Creatively build your own farm and extend your farming operations with production chains in order to form an agricultural empire.

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Overall, this is the best iteration of the Farming Simulator yet. There are many new additions and improvements over the board, making it much better than the 2019 version. Below are the notable new mechanics:

  • Many more machines and implements. We're not talking a dozen here, there are a LOT more including electric vehicle options which are new to the franchise. Added shifting ability for equipment with manual transmissions.
  • New realism things like collecting rocks from fields, snow, and mulching.
  • Seasons. Something the game has needed for a while and required modders to implement. Now it's embedded.
  • New calendar-based year. Certain crops must be planted/harvested at certain times.
  • Just like the other FS games before it, FS2022 supports mods, which can greatly enhance some aspects of the game.

3. Euro Truck Simulator 2

Truck Simulator is one of the newer genres to become popular. This refers to vehicle simulation games, in which players journey across vast distances on a truck, one of the biggest vehicles one can drive. If you ever want to experience driving a massive 18-wheeler, Euro Truck Simulator 2 is probably the best game in this genre.

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Despite the fact that Euro Truck Simulator 2 was released 8 years ago, it has been getting a lot of support from SCS and from its community to this day. That keeps the game on par and even above today's standards for a good simulator. Travel across Europe as king of the road, a trucker who delivers important cargo across impressive distances! With dozens of cities to explore from the UK, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and many more, your endurance, skill and speed will all be pushed to their limits.

There are a lot of trucks to choose from, with 100s of different modifications that you can tinker with. Build your own empire or take on the most demanding heavy hauls with the strongest V8s or the swift I6s. Unlike other games, there is no competition in this game and everything is what you want it to be - a chill and relaxing experience.

4. Train Sim World 2

The humble train simulators have been around for almost as long as there have been PC simulation games. Amongst them, Train Sim World 2 is probably the best one to play in 2022. It is from Dovetail Games, the same developer of the classic Train Simulator. It’s unforgiving, brutal at times, but oddly relaxing and fun when things start running smoothly.

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Train Sim World 2 comes with a decent helping of long-form missions that offer a good balance of challenge and complexity. It's simple enough for anyone to get into, but engaging enough for a train enthusiast to enjoy. While there are some quirks in the track, this is the most polished railroad simulator I've ever played.

The game becomes even better if you disable whatever possible to support you in the play (looking at speed limits, red & green lights). Doing everything manually is super immersive.

5. Railway Empire

Unlike the other train sims, Railway Empire is a historical sim that focuses on the early days of train travel across the United States, during the chaotic years of the Wild West era. You have to build the railway across the whole North America and lead your company into the 20th century.

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In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modeled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition. You’ll also need to hire and manage your workforce if you want to ensure an efficient train service, whilst also developing over 300 technologies ranging from mechanical improvements to the trains themselves to workplace infrastructures and advanced amenities as you progress through five eras of technological innovations.

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