The Best Life Games

Update : Strange added at rank #29.
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My Child Lebensborn Remastered (2023)

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My Child Lebensborn is a story-driven nurture game based on real events. Play as the adoptive parent of Karin or Klaus, and experience the struggles they go through alongside them. Balance your time and resources wisely, while helping your child cope with the effects of hatred.


  • simulation
  • life
  • emotional
  • immersive
  • story
  • choices
  • war

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A Taste of the Past (2022)

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What do you do when you lose someone you love? A Taste of the Past is an emotional sidescroller about reconnecting with your Chinese culture while navigating a train to the afterlife. Featuring a wholesome story, cooking minigames, and hope.

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  • life
  • immersive
  • walking-simulator
  • hand-drawn
  • scroller
  • fiction
  • simulation
  • text
  • point-and-click
  • visual-novel
  • stylized
  • interactive
  • cartoony
  • third-person
  • anime

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Chinese Parents (2018)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Mac OS Android IOS iPhone

Chinese Parents is a life sim game about growing up in a Chinese household and juggling parental expectations while dealing with immense academic stress. It offers an accurate and detailed representation of the quirks, joys, and tribulations of childhood. Players must collect coloured gems to upgrade their stats and purchase skills in order to ace their exams and fulfill the ultimate goal of passing the annual university entrance exam known as the gaokao.


What we like:
  • Accurate portrayal of Chinese parenting
  • Humorous storytelling
  • Resource management challenge
  • Unlocking hidden skills to boost stats
  • Random events with multiple choice questions
  • "face" stat that affects social standing
What could be improved:
  • English localization may miss out on some nuances of jokes or instructions for puzzles may be unclear

  • simulation
  • life
  • memes
  • psychological
  • casual
  • horror

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Monster Rancher 2 (2021)

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Similar games You may also like "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


  • life
  • simulation
  • battle
  • fight

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Cafe Master Story (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Serve up food, drinks, and smiles in this retro cafe management sim!


  • simulation
  • colony
  • life
  • cooking
  • city-building
  • 2d
  • sandbox
  • pixel
  • casual
  • table
  • top-down
  • building

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Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation - The Endless Seven-Day Journey (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4

Shin-Chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation -The Endless Seven-Day Journey- is an adventure game with a heartfelt summer vacation vibe. Join Shin-Chan and his family as they explore Japan, meet unique characters, collect bugs and plants, and help the mad scientist bring dinosaurs to life. Experience a peaceful world filled with stunning scenery, funny dialogue, and time travel.

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What we like:
  • Fun dialogue
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Engaging side quests and activities
  • Time travel elements
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive tasks at times
  • Not all lines of dialogue are voiced

  • simulation
  • 2.5d
  • collector
  • creature
  • anime
  • 3d
  • cartoony
  • life
  • dinosaurs
  • farming
  • immersive
  • battler
  • atmospheric
  • adventure
  • story

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Choice of Life: Middle Ages 2 (2022)

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  • choices
  • life
  • medieval
  • card
  • humor
  • visual-novel
  • simulation
  • multiple-endings
  • dark
  • hand-drawn
  • magic
  • 2d
  • funny
  • cute
  • family-friendly

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Zoo Park Story (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Well, what are you waiting for? Build a top-ranking zoo, set social media ablaze, and show the world your wild side!


  • simulation
  • colony
  • zoo
  • zoo-goers
  • top-ranking
  • nature
  • life
  • city-building
  • pixel
  • casual
  • top-down
  • building
  • snow
  • romance
  • 2d

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Cabin Fever (2021)

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Android Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows

An off-grid cabin. A tech-savvy loner. One ray of sunshine in a bleak, ruined world. Cabin Fever is a slice-of-life visual novel with meaningful player choices, multiple endings to explore, and a story that will touch your heart.


  • visual-novel
  • dating-sim
  • romance
  • life
  • simulation
  • immersive
  • fiction
  • off-grid
  • linear
  • story
  • explore
  • interactive
  • narrative
  • single-player
  • 2d

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Spirittea (2023)

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Hey human, we've got problems! This town is crawling with troublesome spirits, and you're the only one who can see them. You'd better get that old bathhouse up and running, maybe that'll help them chill out!


  • simulation
  • life
  • pixel
  • relaxing
  • farming
  • ghibli
  • management
  • fantasy
  • rhythm
  • building
  • colourful
  • laid-back
  • rpg
  • valley
  • sims

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