Simulation games explore all fields

Simulation video games that allow you to become an airplane pilot, a teacher, an attraction builder or a farm manager are proliferating. There is something for everyone.

Reality simulation has often been one of the favorite topics of video games. Sports, shooting, strategy games… The idea is always to stick to reality as much as possible.

Sims He has achieved great success for more than 20 years by serving as the laboratory of life and experiences behind managing the small beings that are often modeled on our image. But video games also allow you to change jobs or live your passion through different experiences. The Gamescom video game fair, which took place at the end of August in Cologne (Germany), saw the boom of simulation games on all media, although realistic at times completely unexpected or even crazy.

• Two Point Campus

He’s already back in school Two Point Campus who proposes to become dean of a university to build his own foundation. You have to choose your majors, teachers, equip your buildings, even student housing or even a park. The goal is to increase the size and reputation of its university while delighting students through the establishment of clubs, societies, and parties. Without also forgetting to manage the finances of his university so as not to be closed. If you prefer a hospital environment, there is also Two Point Hospital.

The game is already available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch and PC

• Goat Simulator 3

The first game was a schoolboy joke. There is already a sequel whose main character remains a goat that was released on the island of San Angora. She explores places, takes on challenges, picks up objects and performs feats with horns, triple jumps or licks. And in this suite he called Goat Simulator 3 (The number 2 disappeared in the reflection…), Anything goes, because the animal will again be able to attack everything and everyone without any particular reason. He can count on many helpers to spread chaos (up to four players online or locally).

The game will be available on November 17, 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC

• Microsoft Flight Simulator

The most famous flight simulator is celebrating its 40th birthday under the Microsoft banner at the end of the year. Thanks to the faithful and realistic reproduction of the planet in pictorial analogy, it is possible to fly over Paris, circumnavigate the pyramids of Egypt or circle the Great Wall of China and even graze the Himalayas on multiple planes. Tutorials teach the basics of driving to control the controls in an ultra-realistic flying environment.

And to prepare for the fortieth anniversary celebrations, flight simulator Which got a makeover last year thanks to the talents of the French team at Asobo Studios, distilling some novelties. The helicopter and glider have been added to the countless devices available to fly over the planet. New iconic models from toys and world aviation history (1903 Wright Flyer, 1915 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, the gorgeous Grumman G-21 A Goose and the iconic Spruce Goose) were announced as well as the arrival of the Airbus A310. This also follows the extension Top Gun: Maverick recently suggested.

The game is available on Xbox Series X | S, PC, and Cloud Games via Xbox Game Pass – The 40th Anniversary Expansion arrives on November 11th.

• Park Beyond

Park Beyond He wants to attract everyone’s creativity by taking amusement parks as a backdrop. Here it is all about creating your own attractions, the craziest, to manage your garden. It is very intuitive and fun to design attractions, while also based on real physics (your car must be fast enough to reach the end of the course, and you have to adjust the ups and downs). Creating the craziest and most massive attractions is a good thing. Manage your garden to avoid going out of business the best. because in Park BeyondYou also have to know how to attract visitors with a well-maintained place. Management promises to be just as important as imagination.

The game has been announced for PS5, Xbox Series X∣S, and PC for the year 2023.

• News Tower

The game presented by Twin Sails Interactive, the new game from Asmodee Editions, will appeal to budding journalists, but not only. The game takes the player back to the 1930s in the United States in order to create and grow his media empire. news tower It is a management and storytelling game. On the one hand, it is necessary to create its newspaper and increase its power. It would then be a matter of managing personnel, from reporters to printers and maintenance workers, but also in the selection of machinery, buildings, etc.

On the other hand, you have to fill out your copy on Sunday by sending journalists out into the field all week long to cover different topics (politics, news, sports, entertainment, etc.) before designing your front page, according to your editorial streak or to please his readers with his choice. For this, we must bet on the increasing popularity of the title, its correspondent networks and editorial options, against the background of the financial crisis of that time, the embargo and the power of the mafia.

The game will be available in early 2023 on PC.

• Brewmaster

There is also a game to make your own beer. Brewmaster It introduces the whole world of brewing and allows you to make beer according to your liking (choice of hops, spices, potions, etc.) right down to choosing the shape and label of the bottle. The goal is simple: to become the best brewer in the neighborhood.

The game will be available on September 29, 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

• Farming Simulator 22

It is a great classic game that is undeniably successful year after year. farming simulator It has millions of followers of farm management and, over time, has even managed to attract the preference of the most prestigious brands in the sector who no longer hesitate to design their tractors more realistic than life and other advanced machines. No detail is overlooked, whether in the work of the land, the timetable for cultivation, or the financial management of the field and the choice of the type of operation depending on the terrain.

The game is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Google Stadia, Mac and PC.

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