What are the best life simulation games for iPhone?

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Written on February 12, 2019
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    #1Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter is a free management game where you will have to create a nice and safe vault in the underground, after a nuclear war. You will pick some dwellers and then provide them with a good life. 

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Juan Larson
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "This is really different from the life simulation games I've tried so far because it lets players experience what it's like to take care of an underground community in a post-..."
    Juan Larson
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "This is really different from the life simulation games I've tried so far because it lets players experience what it's like to take care of an underground community in a post-apocalyptic world which I find rather interesting because it's not simply feeding or sustaining a family, it's making sure a whole community is safe from invaders and monsters outside."
    Joshua Hill
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "Certainly a fun life simulation game available for iPhone, but it may have too narrow a niche and not necessarily a full life simulation rather than a nuclaer fallout sim."
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    #2The Sims FreePlay

    The Sims FreePlay

    Play the most popular life simulation game on your mobile device with The Sims FreePlay. Create unique Sims, have them fall in love, build dream homes and take care of children and pets.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jessica Taylor
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "I've always been an avid fan of the Sims games ever since I was a child that's why I didn't pass up to try this version on my iPhone. Even though it's not as extensive as t..."
    Jessica Taylor
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "I've always been an avid fan of the Sims games ever since I was a child that's why I didn't pass up to try this version on my iPhone. Even though it's not as extensive as the pc game, I still enjoy creating sims and making them this modern family I've always dreamed of. I also expanded my businesses and am living the best virtual life."
    Patrick Ward
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "Love this new sims app. I can’t stop using it since I downloaded it. I created my own little family from baby on up through adults and seniors. The costumes and outfits are so many I’ll never use them all. I’ve been building my own dream homes and decorating them in many different ways and many different styles. I’ve even got my,own personal pets. This is great."
    Benjamin West
    Written on October 6, 2018
    "this has to be one of the dumbest games ever. i see no point in it and have only tried the demo."
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    #3Episode

    Episode

    Episode is a story-maker game where you are able either to live a story where all your decisions change your path, or you can even create your own story. The game lets you to be the main character over more than 50k stories.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joan Banks
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "Episode is amazing game that makes me feel like i'm living such an adventurous and exciting life because I get to choose a bunch of stories that interest me and I can somehow ..."
    Joan Banks
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "Episode is amazing game that makes me feel like i'm living such an adventurous and exciting life because I get to choose a bunch of stories that interest me and I can somehow twist the tale the way I would want it. I definitely love the Demi Lovato and Mean Girls episode. This game is super fun!!!"
    Christian Vargas
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "This is a nice little time waster when you need a distraction. There are many different branching story lines which make it feel like your choices carry a lot of weight. I had a great time playing this!"

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

A life simulation game is a type of game that places the player in a managerial role to control virtual lifeforms. In most cases, the goal of the life simulation game is for the player to survive and experience life as a human, animal, or depending on the type of creature being controlled. This type of game is also usually an endless game in which the possibility of winning is highly unlikely. The game gets to be played until the player dies in the game.

DID YOU KNOW?

One of the most successful and popular life simulation games is The Sims which was first released in 2000 by Will Wright. His first prototype of The Sims was made in 1993, and it only involved a single Sim living all by himself. Wright thought that the concept of having a player to interact with his Sims was impossible, but the help of programmer Jamie Doornbos proved that it was doable. 

In 1996, Simlish or the fictional language of The Sims was developed. Wright teamed up with linguistic expert Marc Gimbel to develop a unique language, which resulted in a fractured Ukrainian, French, Latin, Finnish, English, Fijian, Cebuano, and Tagalog. While Simlish has a set vocabulary of familiar phrases, it cannot be considered as a true language since it has no grammar and syntax.

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    #4Tiny Tower

    Tiny Tower
    Tiny Tower is a game in which you have to manage the businesses and bitizens of your own city. Make money and attract bitizens to live and work inside your tower. Organize special events and attract VIP visitor to earn extra perks.
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sergio Pineda
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "Tiny Tower is one of the many micro-simulation games currently available. You get to make your own buildings and people, and then pick most of the features you want you buildi..."
    Sergio Pineda
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "Tiny Tower is one of the many micro-simulation games currently available. You get to make your own buildings and people, and then pick most of the features you want you building to have. It's a great way to kill some time, and does replayablity as you can change what your end goal is and how you get there."
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    #5BitLife

    BitLife

    BitLife is a free life simulation mobile game application where you will live your best life based on the choices you have made on your marriage, job, dreams and more to become a model citizen.

    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hassaan Abdul Rehman
    Written on December 23, 2018
    "A new game but is still amazing with different features of interactions...."
    Hassaan Abdul Rehman
    Written on December 23, 2018
    "A new game but is still amazing with different features of interactions."
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    #6Family House

    Family House

    Family House is a virtual family simulator with a lot of features. Build and design a home for your family, create and customize characters, nurture your garden and build fun activity rooms. Visit your neighbors to gain extra rewards and discover mysterious luxury features.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Mary Morgan
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "I'm not a big fan of the game art bc it's so cutesy and cartoonish but it's like a Sims game for kids that's why I still enjoy playing Family House. Even my younger sister lov..."
    Mary Morgan
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "I'm not a big fan of the game art bc it's so cutesy and cartoonish but it's like a Sims game for kids that's why I still enjoy playing Family House. Even my younger sister loves this game, I think she's even more addicted than me lmao"
    Zachary Wood
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "a good game for children and parents"
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    #7Paradise Island

    Paradise Island

    Paradise Island is a game in which you have to create and manage your own paradise. Build hotels, restaurants and discos, buy pieces of land and areas of sea to expand your property and set up your tourism business.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hao Feng
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "Paradise island is a great application that lets you manage your own little paradise. The wide range of things to do is fantastically fun for all ages. However the pay to win ..."
    Hao Feng
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "Paradise island is a great application that lets you manage your own little paradise. The wide range of things to do is fantastically fun for all ages. However the pay to win aspect and horrible UI is something to be considered."
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    #8Choices

    Choices

    Choices: Stories You Play is a life simulation game where you get to choose between a wide variety of settings, from fantasy to university and everything in between. Create your character and start making choices! 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joseph Estrada
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "This game costs real money to progress but I'm really addicted to this life simulation game because the choices are way too fascinating to pass up. Just wish there was an easi..."
    Joseph Estrada
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "This game costs real money to progress but I'm really addicted to this life simulation game because the choices are way too fascinating to pass up. Just wish there was an easier way to earn MORE diamonds without fishing out actual cash."
    Julie Hill
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "With over 10 million installations, this is a super popular game app. Good words are everywhere. Highly recommend."
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    #9SimCity

    SimCity
    SimCity is a city building and simulation game where you can create and customize the city of your dreams. The game is available for Windows and Mac, plus the BuildIt version for mobile devices.
    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Devansh Chauhan
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "Although The Sims would probably qualify for the best life simulation game for iPhone - SimCity is pretty high on the list too. It has an acceptable amount of depth game play ..."
    Devansh Chauhan
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "Although The Sims would probably qualify for the best life simulation game for iPhone - SimCity is pretty high on the list too. It has an acceptable amount of depth game play wise, and enough randomization and customization options to keep me entertained for a while. "
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    #10Virtual Families 2

    Virtual Families 2

    Virtual Families 2 is the sequel of the popular mobile game Virtual Families where you design the house of your dreams, adopt a family and take care of them. This app features an unpredictable gameplay with different stories and unexpected elements.


    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rakesh Singh
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "I was hopeful when I downloaded Virtual Families 2, that this would be a great life simulation game for my iPhone. However, I was disappointed by the gameplay and found it to ..."
    Rakesh Singh
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "I was hopeful when I downloaded Virtual Families 2, that this would be a great life simulation game for my iPhone. However, I was disappointed by the gameplay and found it to be very boring. I was also disappointed that the only race that was available to be played in the game was a white family which made me feel somewhat left out as more races weren't included in the game."

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Summary

Best life simulation games for iPhone
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Fallout Shelter Games 14 Free
2 The Sims FreePlay Games 13 Free
3 Episode Games 11 Free
4 Tiny Tower Games 11 Free
5 BitLife Games 11 Free
6 Family House Games 5 Free
7 Paradise Island Games 5 Free
8 Choices Games 5 Free
9 SimCity Games 3 Free
10 Virtual Families 2 Games -4 Free
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