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Best ps4 simulation games

1.F1 2017

Paid: $59.99

F1 2017 is a driving video game by Codemasters. Race and compete to wiki the Formula one Championship and enjoy with the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years. 

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3+

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Codemasters

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Racing, Simulation

  • Steven Wagner

    by Steven Wagner

    Always true to the series, the F1 Formula licensed games have the most authentic and realistic graphics to date. All of the racing rosters have been updated and the cars are spot on as usual. The new dynamic weather system is a beautiful sight to see More

2.Spintires: MudRunner

Paid: $24.99

Spintires: MudRunner is an off-road truck simulation video game developed by Saber Interactive and published by Focus. This game puts players in the driver seat of incredible all-terrain vehicles to drive in the vast regions of Siberia.

Age rating:

Everyone

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Focus Home Interactive

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Genre:

Simulation, Driving

  • Cynthia Moore

    by Cynthia Moore

    MurRunner is packed full of detail simulation fans will enjoy. Graphics, physics, and gameplay are all on point. It's a great game for anyone interested in trucks or industry, or just someone who wants to see how a detailed interactive environment ca More

3.DiRT 4

Paid: $59.99

DiRT 4 is an off-road racing game. As part of the Colin McRae Rally series, DiRT 4 lets players experience rallying in off-road terrains and varying weather conditions. The game includes "Your Stage" mode, procedurally-generated tracks.

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Codemasters

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Racing

  • Larry Fuller

    by Larry Fuller

    The Dirt series of rally style games are some of the longest running franchise in the genre. Dirt 4 went back to it's sim roots and more away from the arcade style of Dirt 3. I'm more into arcade racers and didn't care for extensive need to customize More

4.Madden 18

Paid: $69.99 Standard Edition
Madden NFL 18 is an American football video game based on the NFL developed by EA Tiburon and published by EA. The game takes a significant visual leap delivering the greatest looking Madden of all time with the power of the Frostbite engine.

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Not Rated

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EA Sports

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  • Christina Rodriguez

    by Christina Rodriguez

    I was looking for the best PS4 simulation games out there. A friend told me about Madden 18, which gives a good graphics update compared to the previous version of the game. Its not exactly what I was looking for, but it is still fun.

5.NBA 2K18

Paid: $59.99

NBA 2K18 is a basketball simulation game from Visual Concepts and 2K Sports. It is the 19th installment of the NBA 2K series and was released in September 2017. It features the new game mode: Run the Neighborhood mode.

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2K

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Simulation, Sports

  • Emily Phillips

    by Emily Phillips

    I have been playing NBA 2k games for years. I am always waiting for the next one to come out. EA Sports never let me down and I usually spend a good week or so after release playing with my friends. This year they have definitely outdone themselves.  More

6.Project CARS 2

Paid: $59.99

Project CARS 2 is a motorsport racing simulator video game developed by Slightly Mad Studios and published and distributed by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is the sequel to the simulator video game Project CARS. 

Age rating:

Everyone

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Bandai Namco Entertainment

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Genre:

Racing

  • Gilberto Morán

    by Gilberto Morán

    Project CARS 2 is a great addition to the series. All of my favorite cars are in the game. When I use my VR headset I feel like I am actually driving around a track. The weather system and authentic handling have created one of the best driving game  More

7.FIFA18

Paid: $29.99 Check price

FIFA 18 is a sports simulation video game created by Electronic Arts Sports. It was released in September 2017 and is playable across different platforms. It is the 26th installment in the FIFA video game series.

Age rating:

2+

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EA Sports

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Sports

  • Guo Ding

    by Guo Ding

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8.Assetto Corsa

Paid: $19.99

Assetto Corsa is a racing sim game that is based on classic cars by BMW, AUDI, Ferrari , Lamborghini, etc. Players can start a racing career, join all types of different races, challenges, and events to play online and offline. 

Age rating:

Everyone

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Publisher:

Kunos Simulazioni

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Genre:

Indie, Racing, Simulation, Sports

  • Kathleen Munoz

    by Kathleen Munoz

    This racing simulator game may seem like just another racing game, but it truly is not! Very unique car selections make this game stand out from the others. The steering and controls are flawless too!

9.Elite Dangerous

Paid: $29.99

Elite Dangerous is a space simulation game developed by Frontier Developments and first released in 2015. It lets players explore an open-world cutthroat galaxy where players battle it out to freedom and glory.

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Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer, RPG, Simulation, Strategy

  • Ashley Harris

    by Ashley Harris

    nice games for play station simulation

10.EVEREST VR

Paid: $9.99 Needs HTC Vive

EVEREST VR is a simulation game and a 3D Virtual reality amazing and immersive experience. You can experience the journey of climbing one of the highest mountains in the world.

Age rating:

Everyone

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Sólfar Studios

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  • Summer Cui

    by Summer Cui

    If you like simulations and VR, this is a great one for PS4. You can experience what it is like to climb Everest. It has colorful, beautiful, realistic vistas and scenery. It's the closest you can get to climbing Everest without actually getting a ba More

11.Project CARS

Paid: $29.99

Project CARS is a motorsport racing simulator for VR platforms and PS4. The game uses a sandbox approach for exploration. Players can access 74 vehicles, over 30 locations with 110 different courses.

Age rating:

Everyone

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Publisher:

Slightly Mad Studios, Bandai Namco Entertainment

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Genre:

Racing, Simulation

  • Manuel Madrigal

    by Manuel Madrigal

    Project Cars: the link takes you to a page to purchase and see information about this simulation! Videos and reviews, the site has it all.

  • Bryan Stone

    by Bryan Stone

    This is a good simulation game that I play regularly

12.Gran Turismo Sport

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Gran Turismo: Sports is a simulation racing game by Polyphony Digital and Sony Interactive Entertainment. It offers realistic driving experience with 177 cars and 19 locations. Players can also participate in the online FIA Championship.

Age rating:

Everyone

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Publisher:

Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Genre:

Racing

  • Jonathan Cook

    by Jonathan Cook

    This recent Gran Turismo title has lost a lot of what previously made this an enjoyable series. The graphics do look good, but basically, everything i More

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    by nocny grajek null

    It works like demo if you don't pay for PS+, if you don't have 50 GB or more free space, if you don't connect to internet, if you don't have the lates More

13.WRC 7

Paid: $49.99

WRC 7: World Rally Championship is a racing video game by Kylotonn. Based on the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship, players can experience real-life driving since the game has official cars and drivers, 13 countries and 52 special stages. 

Age rating:

Everyone

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Publisher:

Bigben Interactive

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Genre:

Racing

  • Tammy Morris

    by Tammy Morris

    Test yourself in the 13 FIA World Rally Championship rallies and 52 special stages, with their true-to-life environments. Play as the best drivers in the Championship at the wheel of their new, faster, more powerful, and more responsive cars. Pick a  More

14.The Sims 4

Paid: $39.99

The Sims 4 is a life simulator game. You control the Sims, smarter and complex characters, that try to fulfill their dreams and ambitions. It was created by the Sims Studio and was released on May 6, 2013.

Age rating:

7+

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Electronic Arts

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Genre:

Simulation, Virtual, Virtual Life

  • Edward Vasquez

    by Edward Vasquez

    The power to create and control people in a virtual world where there are no rules. You can develop your Sims’ relationships, pursue careers, and explore vibrant new worlds.

15.World of Tanks

With micropayments

World of Tanks is a WW2 real-time strategy game developed by Wargaming that features mid-20th-century era combat vehicles There's new content every often and the community is always big and active.

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  • Beverly Bowman

    by Beverly Bowman

    World of Tanks is an easy to start and fun game to play. The free to play version is sparse on options but it works for entertainment.

16.The Golf Club

Paid: $29.99 Check price
The Golf Club is a reallistic golf simulation video game. Challenge your friends on a new or existing course in real time or try to beat their best recorded round.

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  • Christopher Castillo

    by Christopher Castillo

    The golf club has some beautiful graphics for a golf game. They're super realistic and the animations and such are great. The only downfall of this game is that there is a lack of courses.

17.Job Simulator

Paid: $19.99
Job Simulator is a first person view game for the Vive where the player takes part in mini games centered around different jobs.

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  • Cynthia Berry

    by Cynthia Berry

    Job Simulator is a fun simulation game. this game gives you a first person view of what it is like to do different jobs. It is fun and something different.

18.Fishing Planet

Free download
Fishing Planet is a unique and highly realistic online first-person multiplayer fishing simulator developed by avid fishing enthusiasts for anglers to bring you the full thrill of actual angling. 

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  • by David Price

    perhaps the best fishing simulation

  • Richard Fox

    by Richard Fox

    Terrible portrayal of realistic fishing. It is not a simulation other than it simulates water and trees. As for the content of the game. This of all t More

19.MLB The Show 17

Paid: $19.99

MLB The Show 17 is sports baseball game developed by Sony San Diego and Published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Players take the role of their favorite Major League Baseball players and experience the emotion to battle for the championship.

Age rating:

Everyone

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Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Genre:

Sports

  • Judith Douglas

    by Judith Douglas

    I've had trouble finding a baseball video game in the past that really made me feel like I was playing the game. I decided to give MLB The Show 17 a try and I've been very pleasantly surprised. The design and gameplay are great. Recommended for all b More

20.Rock Band 4

Paid: $59.99 Rivals Bundle

Rock Band 4 is a music/rhythm video game developed and published by Harmonix. Show off your skills and play alone or with friends in this fun game, with more than 1500 tracks available to play. (Requires the use of music gaming controllers or a USB microphone).

Age rating:

12+

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Harmonix Music Systems, Inc

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Genre:

Music, Rhythm

  • Tiffany Mendez

    by Tiffany Mendez

    This is very odd. The topic suggest you are buying a game for the PS4. If you read the solution it goes with the Xbox 360. These are two different systems. It also "does NOT include music controllers, it is for the game only" --- I think this could " More

21.Cities: Skylines

Paid: $29.99
Cities: Skylines engage the player in one of the most realistic urban planning simulation games available by controlling zoning, taxation, public services, city's budget, population, health, employment, pollution, traffic flow and many other factors.

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  • Emily Phillips

    by Emily Phillips

    This is such a good game for anyone that really wants to get into all the details of building a city. There are so many different options and it even makes you go through all the red tape you would in the real world!

22.Kerbal Space Program

Paid: $39.99

Kerbal Space Program is a sandbox science and space simulation video game developed by Squad and published by Private Division. It can be played on Microsoft Windows and macOS computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

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  • Vincent Berry

    by Vincent Berry

    Kerbal Space Program on PC is fantastic, don't get me wrong. But typical of many niche PC games, the PS4 version is a mess of poor performance, graphics glitches and occasional crashes. I thought the reason to get a console was to avoid all that trou More

23.Rory Mcilroy: PGA Tour

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The Rory McIlroy: PGA Tour by EASports is the closest you can get to experience actual golf from a video game system. With the Frostbite motor engine, the gameplay experience is totally realistic and accurate enabling you to play tournament or new environments.

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Everyone

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EASports

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Sports

  • Deborah Carter

    by Deborah Carter

    Simulation games are always drawing different crowds in. PGA tour draws the golf cloud in

24.Prominence Poker

Free download

Prominence Poker is a poker card video game developed by Pipeworks Studio and published by 505 games. Set in the city of Prominence, a gambling paradise founded by crooked folks looking to go straight.

Age rating:

12+

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505 Games

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Card Game, Simulation

  • Samantha Richardson

    by Samantha Richardson

    Let me start by saying that this video game is not that great , If it was the best it wouldn't have a rating of 3 stars every where you look for it. I've heard that is boring , is a typical video game everything looks very fake very slow and you cant More

25.Rocksmith Remastered

Paid: $39.99

Join over three million people who have learned to play guitar with the award-winning Rocksmith® method. Plug any real guitar or bass with a 1/4 inch jack directly into your PC or Mac and you'll learn to play in just 60 days.

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  • Terry Schultz

    by Terry Schultz

    I like that this allows me to plug my guitar into my PC and learn as I go . The lessons are setup well and allows me to pace myself to learn the chords and play simple songs.

26.Euro Fishing

Paid: $19.99

Euro Fishing is a sports fishing simulation video game developed and published by Dovetail Games. Players will take the role of a fisherman and will live a whole fishing experience, from finding the ideal location to preparing the equipment.

Age rating:

Everyone

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Dovetail Games

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Genre:

Simulation, Fishing

  • Randy Fowler

    by Randy Fowler

    A nice little sim that is pretty detailed down to selecting the color of lure you are going to use and knot type. I prefer Super Black Bass on SNES for my fishing game fix, but then again I am a bit old school.

WHAT'S THE MEANING

A simulation game is a category of games, designed to simulate real-world activities. A simulation game attempts to copy various activities from real life in the form of a game. It is done for various purposes such as training, analysis, or prediction.

DID YOU KNOW?

The game called Fortune Builder was the progenitor of the simulation game genre? Most would credit Will Wright's SimCity back in 1989 for this. While it was not accurate, this game played a big role in helping jump-start the genre. From then on, many other sub-genres appeared. From construction and management, life sims, to sports sims. The latter being a genre that game company, EA, specializes in. Simulation games have sort of taken a back seat since the emergence of FPS, RPG, and yes, including RTS games. There have been a few sim games released for consoles. The best PS4 games include sim games in them. PS4 strategy games and PS4 simulation games have something in common. Both genres feature titles from the makers of SimCity and Tycoon.

Outside of entertainment purposes, sim games have other benefits to science and learning. A good example is resource management games popularize by the Tycoon game series. It covered many themes related to animals, businesses, astronomy, and city building. These games also provide info and trivia derived from real-world facts and studies. These types of sim games make learning and research engaging and interesting. Regardless of what type of simulation you're into, chances are, there's one for you. 

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