The Best Life simulation Games

Update : Spirittea added at rank #12.
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Disney Dreamlight Valley (2022)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Immerse yourself in the magical world of Disney Dreamlight Valley. Restore the memories of beloved Disney and Pixar characters, and rebuild a vibrant neighborhood in your unique style. Experience thrilling adventures, solve captivating puzzles, and enjoy the endless customization options. With new content continuously added, there's always a fresh adventure waiting for you!


What we like:
  • Immersive magical world with beloved Disney characters
  • Nonlinear gameplay with a variety of quests
  • Extensive customization options for character and town
  • Engaging storyline with mysteries to uncover
  • Regular updates with fresh content
What could be improved:
  • Gameplay can be repetitive over time
  • Limited space for town customization
  • High time investment needed for progression
  • Occasional technical glitches and crashes

  • simulation
  • farming
  • crafting
  • life-sim
  • life
  • cooking
  • fishing
  • adventure
  • sandbox
  • immersive
  • disney
  • character
  • inventory
  • relaxing

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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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My Child Lebensborn (2018)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Android

Experience the emotional and challenging journey of raising an adopted child in post-WWII Norway in My Child Lebensborn. Balance your time and resources to provide for your child's needs while navigating a world filled with hate and bullying. This BAFTA-award winning game offers a genuine and immersive nurturing simulation that will tug at your heartstrings.


What we like:
  • Impactful story
  • Emotional journey
  • Realistic characters
  • Meaningful choices
  • Good replay value
What could be improved:
  • Fairly linear gameplay
  • Some may find it too emotionally taxing

  • simulation
  • war
  • emotional
  • time-management
  • choices
  • life
  • hand-drawn
  • story
  • social
  • historical
  • casual
  • crafting
  • atmospheric
  • management

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PC Building Simulator (2019)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One

PC Building Simulator allows you to build your dream PC without the physical constraints. With licensed components, customizable LED and cabling colors, and step-by-step instructions, you'll enjoy experimenting with different configurations, completing repair jobs or entire system builds while balancing your books to ensure a profit. From novice to expert, this simulator is perfect for PC enthusiasts at all levels. Start building your marketable skills now!


What we like:
  • Accurate representation of building PCs
What could be improved:
  • For the hardcore PC enthusiasts
  • No story

  • simulation
  • immersive
  • education
  • hardware
  • management
  • building
  • life
  • modern
  • real-world
  • empire
  • fully-fledged

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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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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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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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A Taste of the Past (2022)

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PC Windows

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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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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Grow: Song of The Evertree (2021)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Grow: Song of the Evertree is an awe-inducing experience firmly planted between an adventure game and a sweet casual farm game. The game is beautiful with opportunities to explore the world around you and keep it casual with the gameplay, whilst feeding you the story. You get to customize your character and go on a journey to save the Evertree and nurture the world back to health from the Withering. You even get your very own sweet dragon companion!


What we like:
  • Beautiful art style & music
  • Customizable character
  • Relaxed gameplay
  • Dragon companion
  • Non-binary characters supported
  • No punishment or rush for doing things wrong
What could be improved:
  • Slow going
  • Not strictly accessible in terms of customization options

  • farming
  • simulation
  • city-building
  • wholesome
  • open-world
  • management
  • sandbox
  • exploration
  • agriculture
  • cute
  • life
  • world-crafting
  • colourful
  • relaxing
  • nature

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