The Best Management simulation Games

Update : Prison Architect 2 added at rank #4.
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911 Operator (2017)

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Android Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

Step into the shoes of a 911 Operator, where every call is a matter of life and death. With real streets and addresses, handle emergencies, coordinate units, and make critical decisions. Can you withstand the pressure and save lives?


What we like:
  • Accurate depiction of emergency dispatch
  • Insightful gameplay
  • Clean, intuitive user interface
  • Realistic 911 calls
  • Challenging, tension-filled gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Can become repetitive
  • Steep difficulty curve
  • Some gameplay mechanics need refinement

  • simulation
  • management
  • crime
  • realistic
  • farming
  • strategy
  • vehicle
  • truck

2

Two Point Hospital (2018)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Two Point Hospital is an addictive simulation game with unique modifiers and challenges. You'll be managing budgets, training, hiring, and firing personnel while curing patients of their comedic illnesses and keeping them happy. Investing in staff is also important to manage workloads. With data panels to help you improve efficiency, career challenges awarding Kudosh currency, and hilarious writing with sardonic announcements throughout the whole game - Two Point Hospital will become your new addiction!


What we like:
  • Rewarding simulation
  • Unique modifiers/challenges
  • Data panels/Kudosh currency to improve efficiency
  • Funny writing
  • Excellent performance
What could be improved:
  • Can be challenging to find reasons for failing hospitals
  • Control schemes can take time to get used to

  • management
  • simulation
  • sims

3

Dwarf Fortress (2022)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Linux

Dwarf Fortress is an incredibly detailed, complex game where you help a colony of dwarves build a settlement by carving out bedrooms, dining halls and other necessary structures from the side of a mountain. You don't control individual dwarves but instead provide instructions for them to follow, with each dwarf having their own needs and wants that you become familiar with as you play.

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What we like:
  • Robust mouse support
  • New tutorial to help new players understand menus
  • Complex web of characters and relationships
  • Simulated world is full of surprises both big and small
  • Ability to create artifacts and engravings that tell stories
What could be improved:
  • Inscrutability can be off-putting for those expecting a more streamlined experience
  • Convoluted user interface can make it difficult to figure out what is even possible in the game or how to access the different menus

  • simulation
  • dwarf
  • management
  • colony
  • construction
  • simulated
  • tile
  • fantasy
  • survival
  • procedural
  • moddable
  • pixel
  • resource-management
  • base-building
  • city-building

4

Prison Architect 2 (2024)

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Android

Design and develop your own personalized penitentiary in Prison Architect 2. The classic prison-builder has broken out into 3D, and it's up to you to contain it!


  • simulation
  • sandbox
  • management
  • construction
  • building
  • strategy
  • top-down
  • economy
  • base-building
  • real-time
  • dog

5

Two Point Campus (2022)

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

Two Point Campus is the sequel to Two Point Studios' hit game, Two Point Hospital. Players will have to manage their own university campus, from providing dormitories and bathrooms to offering courses and events for students. There are 17 courses included in the game, as well as a range of humorous characters and customisation options for the campus.


What we like:
  • Balance of management and creativity
  • Plenty of variety in courses
  • Humorous characters and dialogue
  • Customisable buildings
  • Streamlined micromanagement aspects from previous game
What could be improved:
  • Repetition of tannoy voice lines can occur occasionally

  • management
  • simulation
  • education

6

Factorio (2016)

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Linux Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows

Factorio is an absorbing factory management game. You play the role of a handy person who needs to build a rocket and craft almost anything with little more than spit and elbow grease. Automation is the key to success as you establish production chains and assembly lines to make sure all the hard work is done for you.


What we like:
  • Complex puzzle-solving
  • Open-ended gameplay
  • Automation mechanics
  • Creative assembly lines
  • Captivating story
What could be improved:
  • Tedious combat
  • Limited environmental resources
  • Environmental consequences of mass manufacturing

  • management
  • construction
  • automation
  • trains
  • robots
  • base-building
  • simulation
  • crafting
  • sandbox
  • empire
  • resource-management
  • multiplayer
  • cooperative
  • resource
  • aliens

7

Tropico 6 (2019)

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IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

Tropico 6 is a city-building game that offers an engaging mix of elements such as ruling your own island dictatorship, sandbox mode with customizable goals, missions, and easy controller support. You can be a big picture person and make decisions that impact the entire island or get into the minute details of urban planning.


What we like:
  • Engaging mix of elements
  • Sandbox mode with customizable goals
  • Missions
  • Easy controller support:No need for mouse and keyboard or touchscreen
What could be improved:
  • Minor performance issues

  • city-building
  • simulation
  • economy
  • political
  • sandbox
  • management
  • strategy
  • construction
  • military
  • politics

8

Bomber Crew (2017)

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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

Bomber Crew is a strategic simulation game set during World War Two, where you control a team of air force members responsible for piloting, radar, guns, mechanics and bombing. You must move the crew around to ensure they keep up with their tasks and give them commands. The game has many nuances and customisable features that create a bond between player and crew.


What we like:
  • Strategic gameplay
  • Challenging difficulty
  • Customisable features
  • Nuanced sound/visuals
  • Portable gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Cluttered tasks when action ramps up
  • Difficulty spike later levels
  • Patience required for some sections

  • simulation
  • world-war-2
  • management
  • flight
  • strategy
  • survival
  • war
  • rogue-like
  • difficult

9

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

10

House Flipper (2018)

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Mac OS IOS iPhone Android Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows

House Flipper is a unique chance to become a one-man renovation crew. Buy, repair and remodel devastated houses. Give them a second life and sell them at a profit!


  • simulation
  • illustration
  • design
  • relaxing
  • immersive
  • building
  • education
  • first-person
  • sandbox
  • management
  • base-building
  • realistic

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