The Best Life simulation Games for Mac OS

Update : Sprout Valley added at rank #50.
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Disney Dreamlight Valley (2022)

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

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!

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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
  • relaxing
  • immersive
  • character
  • customization
  • exploration

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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.

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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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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.

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

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Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099 (2023)

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Android Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Step into the hilariously absurd and retro-futuristic world of Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099. Spy on subjects, manage hidden cameras, and even manipulate their lives. With its combination of narrative, investigation, surveillance, and resource management, this game will immerse you into a dystopian dreamland.


What we like:
  • Unique and perfect captures the spirit of Hitchcock's Rear window
  • Incredible atmosphere
  • Resource management
  • Sci-Fi setting
  • Incredible soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Needs more cages

  • dystopian
  • simulation
  • sequel
  • resource-management
  • life
  • humor
  • investigation
  • management
  • multiple-endings
  • choices
  • dark
  • sci-fi
  • funny
  • story
  • pixel

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Barista Simulator (2023)

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Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One Android

Barista Simulator lets you experience making a wide variety of coffees just like espresso, latte, cappuccino or even your special mix of coffees. While managing your coffee shop, you play as a Barista and make the coffees your customers want. It's up to you to choose how to treat your shoppers.

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  • simulation
  • cooking
  • immersive
  • life
  • sandbox
  • management
  • education
  • relaxing
  • resource-management
  • realistic
  • crafting

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Choice of Life: Middle Ages 2 (2022)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone Android

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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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Roots of Pacha (2023)

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

Immerse yourself in Roots of Pacha, a prehistoric farming and life simulator where you'll build community and explore a primitive world. Befriend animals, fish, and mine in mysterious caves, all while developing your village and unlocking your clan's spirituality. Engage in fun events, grow your economy, and enjoy hours of relaxing gameplay.

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What we like:
  • Engaging community interaction
  • Delightful characters with varied dialogue
  • Innovative farming and taming mechanics
  • Regular updates and expansions
  • Balanced economy and good pacing of unlocking features
What could be improved:
  • Some frustrating farming mechanics
  • Limited interaction with community buildings
  • Time-consuming and grinding aspects
  • Lack of freedom and usefulness of money

  • farming
  • simulation
  • life
  • agriculture
  • cozy
  • romance
  • cooperative
  • building
  • pixel

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Growing Up: Life of the 90s (2022)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Mac OS

In an era of rapid social change as well as the soaring rise of pop culture, your journey through life will be accompanied by both endearing friends and a nostalgic city, with more than 30 locations to explore. With more than 200 skills to acquire and master, you will have the ultimate freedom to shape the future of your character and end up with one of 42 unique careers!

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  • choices
  • life
  • lgbtq
  • soundtrack
  • simulation
  • multiple-endings
  • emotional
  • story
  • romantic
  • hand-drawn

9

WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition (2019)

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early access Mac OS PC Windows

Live the life of a wild wolf in a realistic ecological simulation set in Yellowstone National Park.

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  • simulation
  • life
  • cooperative
  • hunting
  • survival
  • education
  • nature
  • pve
  • rpg
  • immersive
  • open-world
  • single-player

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Lonesome Village (2022)

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Mac OS Xbox Series X PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One

Relaxing puzzle-solving and life-sim meet in a cozy, no-combat, coyote adventure. Uncover the mysterious, magical past of Lonesome Village and save this town from the hands of evil.


  • cozy
  • simulation
  • life
  • wholesome
  • puzzle
  • character
  • cute
  • top-down
  • crafting
  • exploration
  • customization
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • collectathon

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