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Life Sim

Category Tier-3 Genre

Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Life Sim, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.51
98% 9,610 votes
8.32
98% 1,789 votes
8.28
96% 4,952 votes
8.21
93% 29,834 votes
8.18
96% 2,312 votes
8.13
94% 3,645 votes
8.05
99% 278 votes
8.05
94% 2,158 votes
8.02
100% 219 votes
7.85
90% 4,272 votes
7.84
94% 642 votes
7.81
94% 413 votes
7.80
97% 150 votes
7.74
96% 169 votes
7.73
95% 238 votes
7.72
88% 4,411 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Life Sim is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Life Sim, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Simulation 84%
  2. Casual 61%
  3. Singleplayer 48%
  4. 3D 39%
  5. Cute 34%
  6. Immersive Sim 34%
  7. Relaxing 32%
  8. Indie 32%
  9. 2D 32%
  10. Adventure 30%
  11. Management 27%
  12. Colorful 27%
  13. RPG 26%
  14. Exploration 25%
  15. First-Person 24%
  16. Sandbox 23%
  17. Realistic 22%
  18. Funny 21%
  19. Atmospheric 21%
  20. Building 20%
  21. Strategy 20%
  22. Open World 19%
  23. Story Rich 18%
  24. Early Access 17%
  25. Choices Matter 17%
  26. Family Friendly 16%
  27. Pixel Graphics 16%
  28. Crafting 16%
  29. Choose Your Own Adventure 15%
  30. Dating Sim 15%

The Life Sim tag, short for life simulation, describes a genre of video games that aim to simulate aspects of real-life experiences and activities. In these games, players often take on the role of a virtual character and are given the opportunity to navigate through various aspects of daily life.

In life simulation games, the player typically has control over their character's actions and decisions. They may be able to customize their avatar's appearance, develop relationships with other characters in the game world, pursue careers or hobbies, and manage various aspects of their virtual life such as finances or home ownership.

This genre emphasizes sandbox-style gameplay with open-ended objectives. Players are encouraged to set their own goals and make choices that shape the path they take within the game world. The focus is often on personal development or achievement as players strive to create a fulfilling virtual life.

Examples of popular Life Sim games include:

  • The Sims series One of the most well-known life sim franchises developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. In The Sims games, players create virtual households and guide their simulated lives by managing relationships, careers, homes, and aspirations.
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons Developed by Nintendo for its consoles; this game gives players opportunities to build their dream island community while engaging in various activities such as fishing, bug catching, gardening, fossil hunting, interacting with residents.
  • Stardew Valley Created by ConcernedApe; this indie farming RPG allows players to start a new life on an inherited farm plot where they experience farming duties, raise livestock, mine resources in caves interact with town residents.

Life sim games provide players with a virtual world where they can escape reality, experiment with different lifestyles, and explore the complexity of everyday life. They appeal to those seeking immersive experiences and the freedom to shape their own narrative within a simulated environment.

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