The Best Management simulation Games for Xbox Series X

Update : War Hospital added at rank #23.
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Two Point Campus (2022)

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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

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F1 Manager 2022 (2022)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

F1 Manager 22 is a fantastic new Formula 1 management game from Frontier Developments. You can choose any of the 10 current teams and set your own targets and objectives, manage your drivers, staff and facilities, micromanage the race weekend and much more. With realistic audio from drivers and engineers and plenty of depth to explore, F1 Manager 22 is sure to be a hit with strategy and management game fans!


What we like:
  • Detailed Race Weekend Management
  • Realistic Driver Audio & Commentary
  • Depth & Accessibility Options
  • Micromanagement Options
What could be improved:
  • No Sprint Races or Team Creation Option
  • No Ability To Switch Teams Mid-Gameplay
  • Some Weird Crashes & Repetitive Incidents

  • management
  • simulation
  • sport
  • racing
  • team
  • strategy
  • sims
  • auto

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F1 Manager 2023 (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox Series X/s Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

The intense world of Formula 1® comes alive for a new season in F1® Manager 2023. 23 races, six F1® Sprint events, new cars, new circuits including the Las Vegas Strip Circuit, new drivers, new challenges… Your legacy begins here.


  • management
  • racing
  • simulation
  • sport
  • simulated
  • team
  • grid
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • auto
  • driving

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Arcade Paradise (2022)

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Arcade Paradise is a story-driven game that lets you renovate a rundown laundromat and turn it into a local hit arcade. Unlock 30+ individual arcade titles, mostly based on classic arcade hits, and upgrade your arcade to attract more patrons. Enjoy the underlying element of familial strife, while completing maintenance tasks like picking up trash and unclogging the toilet.


What we like:
  • Variety of arcade games
  • Well-paced upgrade loop
  • Interesting story elements
  • Mini-game style maintenance tasks
What could be improved:
  • Can be grindy
  • Time limit restricts how much you can play the games

  • arcade
  • management
  • simulation
  • retro
  • classic
  • old-school
  • local

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Yes, Your Grace (2020)

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Yes, Your Grace is a captivating kingdom management game where you make tough decisions as King Eryk. Inspired by Slavic folklore, this RPG brings you a world of monsters, arcane practices, and quirky characters. Can you keep your people happy in this challenging medieval adventure?


What we like:
  • Enjoyable story with multiple endings
  • Excellent writing
  • Beautiful soundtracks
  • Outstanding pixel art
What could be improved:
  • No manual save (you'll have to finish the day to auto save)
  • Limited replay value
  • Lack of agency in important decisions

  • management
  • medieval
  • point-and-click
  • simulation
  • pixel
  • resource-management
  • battle
  • political
  • narrative
  • war
  • choices
  • fiction
  • fantasy
  • kingdom-management
  • rpg

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Cult of the Lamb (2022)

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

Cult of the Lamb is an eerie triumph of dungeon crawling and society-building. As the titular Lamb, your job is to gather devotees to worship an imprisoned elder-god and defeat four heretic bishops. You will wield a randomly chosen weapon and uncover tarot cards to power up. You need to manage your cult, keep them faithful and make sure they are fed, cleaned, housed and preached to.


What we like:
  • Unique two part gameplay with dungeon crawler and cult management simulator elements
  • Darkly cute art style
  • Sharp gameplay
  • No choice in weapons or power ups for each run so no two runs are ever the same
What could be improved:
  • Short time limit in labyrinths to ensure that dead bodies are buried and prayers offered or risk dissent among followers

  • cult
  • rogue-like
  • management
  • dungeon
  • farming
  • simulation
  • dungeon-crawler
  • cute
  • boss
  • card

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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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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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Football Manager 2024 (2023)

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Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows Android Mac OS

Take the helm in Football Manager 2024 and lead your team to glory! Dive into the most realistic football universe, strategize your way to the top with improved gameplay, and enjoy the thrill of a new level of immersion. Your football story awaits – are you ready to leave your mark?


What we like:
  • Enhanced on-field physics and lighting
  • Multiple career paths and game modes
  • Ability to continue saves from previous versions
  • Fresh features like set-piece customization
  • Inclusion of the J-League for new challenges
What could be improved:
  • Steep learning curve for newcomers
  • Repetitive press conferences

  • football
  • management
  • tactical
  • simulation
  • sport
  • squad

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APICO (2022)

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APICO is the latest game in the sims genre, combining elements from Stardew Valley, Graveyard Keeper and Animal Crossing. Join your grandfather's beekeeping business on an island and craft, build and breed bees to discover extinct species. Experience a chilled adventure as you create your own unique world.


What we like:
  • Crafting and building features are easy to pick up on
  • Chilled experience which allows you to complete the game at your own pace
  • Incorporates science into fun gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Initial NPCs lack personality compared to similar games
  • Tasks can be time consuming once you have a rhythm going

  • simulation
  • relaxing
  • education
  • farming
  • nature
  • immersive
  • management
  • crafting
  • cute
  • sims
  • building
  • exploration
  • life-sim
  • sandbox
  • top-down

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