The Best Management simulation Games

Update : Galacticare added at rank #33.
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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

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Mini Motorways (2019)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS Nintendo Switch

Mini Motorways is a city-building game that challenges you to craft the road system of a growing city. You have limited resources to manage traffic, build roads and bridges, and create roundabouts. You must carefully plan your layout in order to encourage growth and minimize traffic jams.

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What we like:
  • Challenging gameplay
  • Intuitive design
  • Beautiful visuals
  • Relaxing soundtrack
  • Color-blind mode
What could be improved:
  • Can be difficult to manage traffic on complex maps
  • Limited resources can make it hard to keep up with the demand of the city

  • minimalist
  • puzzle
  • management
  • simulation
  • city-building
  • strategy 
  • strategy
  • zen
  • pause
  • relaxing
  • fast-forward
  • grid

3

RimWorld (2018)

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PC Windows Xbox One Mac OS Linux

RimWorld is a life simulator and management game set in a remote planet in the distant future. It features a unique character generation system to create complex personalities with flaws, drives and needs, as well as a story generator that creates unexpected scenarios for players to face.


What we like:
  • Unique character generation system
  • Story generator creates unpredictable scenarios
  • Tons of mods for everything
  • Includes interaction bubbles to show interactions as they happen
What could be improved:
  • Unintuitive UI
  • Busy work tasks can be tedious

  • colony
  • simulation
  • survival
  • base-building
  • management
  • farming
  • pirates
  • sci-fi
  • sandbox
  • building

4

Oxygen Not Included (2019)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Oxygen Not Included is an innovative and unique colony-building game in which you control a crew of duplicants who start beneath the surface of a procedurally generated asteroid with nothing more than a ration box and cloning device. With its childlike art style and humour, Oxygen Not Included looks like less of a space simulator and more like The Sims in space, but don't let that fool you - it's brimming with complexity and depth.

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What we like:
  • Child-friendly art style
  • Complexity and depth
  • Humor
  • Procedurally generated asteroid
  • Experimenting with contraptions
  • Retconning decisions
What could be improved:
  • Frame rate drops at the start of each cycle
  • AI occasionally getting confused

  • survival
  • simulation
  • colony
  • base-building
  • management
  • resource-management
  • sandbox
  • space
  • space-colony
  • resource
  • farming
  • building
  • colony-building

5

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
  • immersive
  • relaxing
  • building
  • education
  • first-person
  • sandbox
  • management
  • replay-value
  • base-building
  • realistic

6

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

7

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

8

DAVE THE DIVER (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS

Dive into a captivating ocean adventure in DAVE THE DIVER! Explore the ocean's mysteries by day, run a bustling sushi restaurant at night, and laugh with quirky characters. With stunning graphics, diverse gameplay, and constant new content, you'll be hooked for hours. Prepare for a whirlwind of exploration, humor, and the transformative power of food!


What we like:
  • Immersive and diverse adventure RPG
  • Constantly evolving content
  • Attention to detail and stunning pixel art
  • Comedic dialogue
  • Perfectly paced gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Long loading screens
  • Some game mechanics not fully explained

  • underwater
  • management
  • farming
  • pixel
  • simulation
  • exploration
  • rpg
  • crafting
  • adventure

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EarthX (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows Android

EarthX is a rocket company management game. Go from launching small rockets on Earth to eventually building a colony on Mars. Create your own Internet constellation, develop new technologies, supply the International Space Station and terraform Mars!


  • space
  • simulation
  • family-friendly
  • colony
  • management
  • grand-strategy
  • base-building
  • immersive
  • building
  • education
  • competitive
  • minimalist
  • atmospheric
  • 3d
  • relaxing

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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

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