The Best Driving simulation Games for PC Windows

Update : Truck and Logistics Simulator added at rank #31.
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SnowRunner (2020)

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Mac OS Android Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Experience the thrill of conquering extreme off-road environments in SnowRunner! Drive over 40 powerful vehicles from top brands and customize them with upgrades and accessories. Take on challenging missions across an untamed open world filled with mud, water, snow, and frozen lakes. Play solo or with up to 4 players in co-op mode and expand your experience with community mods. Get your adrenaline pumping and leave your mark in SnowRunner!


What we like:
  • Realistic driving mechanics
  • Huge map with lots of missions and cargo to transport
  • Variety of vehicles and upgrades
  • Co-op multiplayer adds a fun team dynamic
  • Time-consuming gameplay is enjoyable
What could be improved:
  • Some frustrating bugs, especially in hard mode
  • DLC releases feel rushed without fixing basic issues first
  • Multiplayer connectivity issues
  • Slow-paced gameplay may not be for everyone
  • Vehicles prone to getting stuck or flipped

  • truck
  • vehicle
  • simulation
  • driving
  • off-road
  • physics
  • sandbox
  • open-world
  • trucking
  • cooperative

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American Truck Simulator (2016)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS

American Truck Simulator allows you to drive classic American trucks across California and Nevada, delivering cargo and completing contracts. Customize your truck, follow the rules of the road, and avoid getting fined by the police. With multiplayer mode and online community features, you'll love this captivating game experience.


What we like:
  • Realism of the trucking experience
  • Great soundtrack
  • Fun way to connect with family
  • Cute cat petting feature
  • Immersive experience
What could be improved:
  • None

  • simulation
  • truck
  • driving

3

Firefighting Simulator - The Squad (2020)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

Answer the call of duty and become a hero by saving lives in Firefighting Simulator - The Squad. You'll work as part of a firefighting team to extinguish flames and rescue people from danger. This game offers realistic fire simulations with different types of fires and behaviors, making every mission unique. You can play solo or team up with up to three friends in multiplayer mode. The game has a complex physics system, making it an engaging experience with excellent replay value. It's a must-play for anyone who wants to experience the thrill of firefighting.


What we like:
  • Realistic firefighting experience
  • Diverse fires with different behaviors
  • Fun co-op multiplayer
  • Complex physics system
  • Great replay value for Firefighting fans
What could be improved:
  • Shallow and linear gameplay
  • Lack of variation in missions
  • Broken AI teammates
  • Poor driving controls
  • Monotonous core gameplay

  • driving
  • cooperative
  • simulation
  • realistic
  • 3d
  • squad
  • truck
  • multiplayer
  • online
  • open-world
  • sandbox
  • single-player

4

BeamNG.drive (2015)

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early access PC Windows

Experience the most realistic driving game ever with BeamNG.drive! With a physics engine that simulates every component of your vehicle and accurate damage models, you can experiment with dozens of customizable vehicles and test them in 12 open-world environments. With a wide range of gameplay options and a vibrant community of enthusiasts to connect with, BeamNG.drive is the ultimate vehicle simulator experience!


What we like:
  • Incredibly realistic soft-body physics
  • Countless customization options
  • Variety of gameplay modes
  • Immersive, seamless gameplay experience
  • Engaging community
What could be improved:
  • Graphics may not be advanced enough for some players
  • Missing features
  • Limited sound effects
  • Game is still in development ( since 2015 ! )

  • simulation
  • driving
  • soft-body
  • physics
  • auto
  • realistic
  • vehicle
  • destruction
  • sandbox
  • moddable
  • racing
  • open-world
  • car

5

Bus Simulator 21 (2021)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 4 PC Windows

Bus Simulator 21 is a game where you get to play the owner of a bus company in Angel Shores. Buy buses, set routes, and provide city residents with excellent transportation services. The game is quite detailed and depending on the difficulty level you choose, you might need to do your own calculations to give passengers their change or manage other tasks that require your attention. Play alone or with friends in multiplayer mode and even mod the game.


What we like:
  • Realistic driving experience
  • Two massive, freely-explorable cities
  • Good graphics with a huge selection of buses and maps
  • Fun and engaging gameplay
  • Play alone or with friends in multiplayer mode
What could be improved:
  • NPC drivers and cars can be buggy and unpredictable
  • Some graphic glitches and poorly working textures

  • simulation
  • driving
  • auto
  • realistic
  • relaxing

6

MudRunner (2017)

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Android IOS iPhone Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

MudRunner is the ultimate off-road experience putting the players in the driver seat and dares them to take charge of incredible all-terrain vehicles, venturing across extreme Siberian landscapes with only a map and compass as guides!


  • off-road
  • simulation
  • truck
  • driving
  • vehicle
  • physics
  • sandbox

7

Euro Truck Simulator 2 (2012)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Experience the thrill of truck driving across Europe in Euro Truck Simulator 2. With a realistic simulation, stunning graphics, and countless customization options, you can create your own trucking company and compete online with your friends. It's time to prove yourself as an elite trucker and become king of the road.


What we like:
  • Realistic simulation
  • Good graphics
  • Variety of upgrades and vehicles
  • Relaxing gameplay
  • Play with friends online
What could be improved:
  • Gameplay can be monotonous
  • Average grind level
  • No story

  • simulation
  • truck
  • driving

8

CarX Drift Racing Online (2017)

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95
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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Android

CarX Drift Racing Online is your chance to immerse yourself in the real world of drifting. Get together with friends, tune your car and burn some tires!

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  • driving
  • racing
  • auto
  • simulation
  • multiplayer
  • drift
  • sport
  • physics
  • realistic

9

Forklift Extreme (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch

Get ready to rev your engines and stack your way to glory in Forklift Extreme Deluxe Edition simulator! Master unique forklifts in hyper-realistic warehouse environments. Multiple camera angles, challenging missions, DLCs, and gameplay modes make it the ultimate forklift simulation experience.


  • simulation
  • physics
  • driving
  • 3d
  • isometric
  • auto
  • precision
  • transportation
  • platform
  • customization

10

Forza Motorsport (2023)

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85
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PC Windows Xbox 360 Xbox One Android Xbox Series X

Step into the driver's seat in Forza Motorsport, a realistic racing simulation with over 500 cars and 20 tracks. Master every turn, nail every corner, and push your limits to become the ultimate driver. Experience stunning graphics, immersive sound effects, and a compelling career mode. Whether you're a newcomer or a veteran, Forza Motorsport is your ticket to an exhilarating racing journey.


What we like:
  • Realistic and consistent gamepad handling
  • Challenging gameplay that improves your driving skills
  • Extensive car customization
  • Engaging career mode
  • Regular updates introducing new challenges
What could be improved:
  • Limited car roster compared to previous installments
  • AI drivers lack in behavior and collision avoidance
  • Sluggish loading times

  • racing
  • simulation
  • driving

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