Sanctum developer Coffee Stain Studios has written about the birth of Goat Simulator, a hilarious thing that at one point wasn't going to be a real game until enough of us demanded it. We needed this. "After a day or two we ... more
When I saw that a game called Warehouse and Logistics Simulator had been released, I thought "Yeah, makes sense the way the Simulator franchise has been heading." Really, I've just been holding out for Car Park Attendant Simu... more
Arma always seems like the reasonable next step for people who like Battlefield for its tactical or somewhat sim-like elements.
Apparently it's the next destination for those who enjoy Battlefield's dinosaur Easter eggs as well, because someone is making a full dinosaur mod for Arma 3.
I am excited for it. Dinosaurs should be the next zombie. Throw 'em in everything. more
Despite all of the art and design that goes into creating expansive worlds in an effort to create immersion, few games make the player actually feel like he is doing the things on screen quite like Uplink once did. Certainly... more
Bossa Studios has another quick clip from the upcoming mobile version of Surgeon Simulator following that teaser for dental operations.
Apparently people have also been asking for eye surgeries, the maniacs. I love me some g... more
The thing many of us desperately wanted to happen is going to: Coffee Stain Studios has relented and will turn its humorous Goat Simulator concept into a real game. Or was this -- putting the idea out there and seeing if peo... more
Dawn of the Plow is an adorable little snowplowing game for PC and mobile. The game sees you as a snowplower, and your goal is to simple clean up snow off the streets. You have to keep your approval rating up, and screwing a... more
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is game that actually exists now. It has all the exciting features you'd expect in a car mechanic simulator, from unscrewing screws to using a laptop computer to check the tuning. What the hell di... more
I love and hate Surgeon Simulator 2013, but mostly, I love it. Losing is hilarious at first, don't get me wrong. Then that humor begins to fade away as you repeatedly fail to complete the same objective over and over again b... more
We've said it plenty of times before but mods for PC games are great. Mod support is something I look for in games but it was no surprise that SimCity didn't allow mods. With the game being online all the time I assumed that ... more
The X series is known for being a little rough out of the gate, so when X Rebirth came out with some major bugs, no one was really surprised. Egosoft has been releasing a lot of patches, but the game is still borderline unpla... more
Excalibur Publishing, the publisher behind popular PC simulation titles such as Euro Truck Simulator and Chemical Spillage Simulation, has revealed yet another management game, Post Master. With a visual design which ca... more
The company behind Train Simulator, Railsimulator.com, has rebranded itself as Dovetail Games. The name change represents a shift in focus to that of simulation beyond merely trains.
CEO Paul Jackson says the team is "still c... more
When Black Flag was first announced, it never really hit me at how great an open-world pirate game could really be. Since so many past iterations were comfortable with walling off players in mini-sandboxes rather than le... more
Typical, you wait an age for a management sim set in space, then two come along at the same time. I literally only bought Double Fine's Spacebase DF-9 about 24 hours ago and now up pops Maia. Just like Double Fine's effort, ... more
Not all simulators are created equal. While some let you dabble into the tiniest microcosmic detail like individual wages of specific levels of society, others are content to let you roam free in a zen garden-like state. The ... more
Football Manager 2013 -- you can read our review of the 2014 edition here -- was cracked in May of 2013. A flub in the crack allowed series head Miles Jacobson and company to track the IP addresses of all the people that down... more
Every time I play a new zombie game, I think it'll be the last one I'll ever enjoy. And then, inevitably, I get invested in certain aspects enough to overlook the same old tropes that have given me such a hyperbolic outlook o... more
Seeing familiar Star Wars characters in this cutesy pixelated style from NimbleBit is enough to cut down any cynicism I might've had going into Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. We've enjoyed the studio's sim games for a while now... more
SimCity is due to receive its first major content expansion next week with the release of Cities of Tomorrow, which introduces a host of new building types like drone factories and air scrubbers. Check out the latest tr... more
When a new console comes out and there's nothing left to play, we sometimes resort to buying games we'd otherwise never get. Thinking back to some of the utter garbage I bought on Xbox Live Arcade in the Xbox 360's first year... more
Gaslamp Games is following up on the success of roguelike Dungeons of Dredmor with a steampunk colony-building sandbox game called Clockwork Empires. Life in the colonies, as you're about to be reminded by this trailer, is u... more
Arma 3 came out a while ago, but without any single-player campaign. Bohemia Interactive decided to release the campaign after launch as free downloadable content. The first of the three planned campaign DLCs is out now... more
Sure, William Tell could fire an arrow through an apple sitting on top of his son's head, but could he do it in a videogame? What if his son's head were entirely replaced with an enormous apple? Would that make it easier, co... more
On the surface, Banished looks like a rather quaint city-building game. Dig a little deeper, however, and you come to find out it's centered around an exiled group of people who aren't going to survive long without your inte... more
The killer app for Oculus Rift is finally here, as the inconceivably popular Euro Truck Simulator 2 now features support for the virtual reality headset. As you can see from the lengthy demonstration above, it allows th... more
A substantial update has come out for Kerbal Space Program this week, adding Career Mode for those of us wanting more structure to go with the existing sandbox option. Too much freedom can be overwhelming, especially in a ga... more
Are you still playing SimCity?! Anyone? Uhhh, well hey if you somehow still are there's going to be new content launching on November 12 in the form of Cities of Tomorrow. As you can guess by that name, you're going to get buildings that are going to look all future like.
Sigh. This game had such potential. Maybe I'll give it another shot when this update is released. Maybe. more
Double Fine has a space-themed sim game in the works, and its origin can be traced back to the studio's Amnesia Fortnight game jam last year. While the concept of running a space station is still in tact, Spacebase DF-9 has ... more
We've previously seen a fan mod that puts players into the shoes of a crew member on an FTL-esque spaceship, but now a different team is using similar ideas to turn into a full-fledged game. PULSAR: Lost Colony looks like eq... more
Undead Labs, developer of State of Decay has announced that they've hit the one million player mark, including Xbox Live and the Steam Early Access program. The first DLC, titled "Breakdown," has been teased, and it's already... more
An offline mode for SimCity isn't outside the realm of possibility. Especially not in a world where Blizzard plans to take out its auction houses in Diablo III. (I'm still shocked that's going through.) "Right now we have a t... more
A decade of Second Life, and I'm still scared of the unknown. Linden Lab continues to do remarkably well for itself, as does the flagship virtual world. It's been some time since I've checked in, which means I'm the target a... more
Did you know cows can have explosive diarrhea? I didn't know that until I saw this ad for Harvest Moon: A New Beginning. Thanks for enlightening us with this informational video, Marvelous AQL!
[Thanks, Dave!] more
At its gamescom press conference, Sony unveiled a new IP for PlayStation Vita called Big Fest. In the free-to-play simulator, players manage a music festival with the aim to become the world's greatest music promoter.
The rea... more
Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator has been around for a few years now, though we haven't covered it much here on Destructoid. For those out of the loop, Artemis is a six-player cooperative game that mimics a Star Trek-esque ... more
Kalypso Media has just announced the existence of Tropico 5, a follow-up to the insanely successful simulation series. Penultimo the Presidente will return, as he embarks upon yet another authoritarian term on the island of ... more
It comes out every year, looks almost identical to the previous year's iteration and non-players will wonder why people get excited. I am, of course, talking about the new Football Manager game, imaginatively titled Football ... more
Rejoice! Arma III is coming out on PC on September 12. Developer Bohemia Interactive will be celebrating the launch by hosting a live today at 17:00PM UTC over on their Twitch.TV channel. You can grab the came now while in b... more
Bohemia Interactive plans on releasing Arma III's campaign in three free episodic downloadable content releases. The first episode is called Survive, and will be released within a month of the main game's actual release. The ... more
After being hit with a not insignificant delay, the Mac version of SimCity should be ready for release at the tail end of this month. At least, Maxis and Electronic Arts have announced an August 29 launch -- let's hope t... more
Last month, we heard that Bohemia Interactive's Mars exploration simulation Take On Mars would be coming to Steam Early Access today. They were not lying; it is now available to purchase for $12.99 on Steam.
The player acts ... more
I'm not usually prone to playing straight-faced simulation games. You know the ones. If I ever did, it would be for a laugh rather than an actual desire to get enjoyment out of performing digital recreations of mundane tasks.... more
I just bought Kerbal Space Program off of the Steam Summer sale and am already loving it. It's got that "beauty in chaos" feeling that many of the great simulation games have perfected. Creating a monstrosity of a space... more
I know a lot of you are super spentai monetarily after Steam sales, but those still with dollars to give might want to spend some sentime with the Chroma Squad Kickstarter. In Chroma Squad, you're tasked with managing a fres... more
MechWarrior Online, the delightfully complex competitive mech pilot sim, is currently selling "Sarah's Mech." The mech is named in honor of five-year-old Sarah Marie Alida Parries who played MechWarrior Online with her father... more
The disastrous launch of SimCity is over and done with. Emerging from the wreckage with two million sales and counting, Electronic Arts is considering allowing the game to be played offline like many of us originally wanted. ... more
The impressive effort of a game jam, Viscera Cleanup Detail is another one of those inherently funny simulation games that's actually in on the joke. As you've hopefully heard by now, it stars you as a determined janitor who ... more
Last we heard, Fantasy Life wasn't up for an international release just yet, but that didn't stop the game from being insanely popular in Japan, and with the newest "Link" expansion, it's only getting bigger. Link offers up ... more