The Best Life simulation Games for Playstation 4

Update : My Life: Farm Vet added at rank #48.
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Disney Dreamlight Valley (2022)

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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
  • relaxing
  • immersive
  • character
  • customization
  • exploration

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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.


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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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 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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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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Grow: Song of The Evertree (2021)

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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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Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator (2022)

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Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator is a thoughtful, intelligent crafting title that offers a deeply-robust gameplay experience. Players take on the role of an alchemist in Medieval times, gathering herbs for recipes, forming bonds with merchants and experimenting with potion combinations to create the Philosopher's Stone. Interacting with ingredients to see what combinations are most effective is at the heart of the crafting system and failure is rewarded as players learn from their mistakes.


What we like:
  • Unique crafting system
  • No punishment for failure
  • Thoughtful and intelligent game design
  • Visually appealing artistry and cozy atmosphere
What could be improved:
  • Limited access to ingredients due to limited resources and money-management
  • Haggling can affect shop reputation over time

  • simulation
  • crafting
  • relaxing
  • medieval
  • life
  • management
  • resource-management
  • sandbox
  • table
  • investigation
  • hand-drawn
  • farming
  • casual
  • book

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Lemon Cake (2021)

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

Lemon Cake is a charming indie bakery management game where you bring an old bakery back to life with the help of a friendly ghost. From growing your ingredients to baking over 40 mouth-watering pastries, you'll have fun juggling orders, keeping customers happy, and managing your daily menu for bonuses. With adorable art style, cute animal characters, and fun features like a cat cafe and greenhouse, this is a game that will keep you entertained for hours!


What we like:
  • Adorable art style
  • Relaxing gameplay
  • Charming atmosphere
  • Satisfying simple mechanics
  • Cute animal characters
What could be improved:
  • High difficulty level
  • Steep upgrade costs
  • Awkward hitboxes
  • Limited content
  • Wonky controls

  • simulation
  • management
  • bakery
  • cooking
  • cute
  • time-management
  • casual
  • farming
  • relaxing
  • life
  • agriculture
  • business
  • asmr
  • cozy
  • family-friendly

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Epic Chef (2021)

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Epic Chef is a third-person life sim game that takes you on a narrative-focused crafting adventure. Follow Zest, a guy who stows away aboard a ship to get to new lands and gets embroiled in events surrounding the Culinarim. Enjoy the humorous script, simple graphics with plenty of personality, and deep cooking minigame.


What we like:
  • Humorous script with laugh-out-loud jokes
  • Simple graphics with plenty of personality
  • Deep cooking minigame with elements of planning and depth
What could be improved:
  • Tedious gameplay with slow pacing
  • Grinding for element bonuses to level up for more synergies required
  • No manual save feature

  • farming
  • simulation
  • cooking
  • crafting
  • life
  • life-sim
  • story
  • comedy
  • cartoony
  • funny
  • immersive
  • abstract

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Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator (2023)

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Create and manage your dream restaurant! Menus, purchasing, décor, staff, equipment, customers… and don't forget the actual cooking! Experience the daily life of a restaurateur and earn your awards from the Michelin Guide.


  • simulation
  • cooking
  • management
  • inventory
  • immersive
  • life
  • quick-time-event
  • family-friendly

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