Kalypso Media has nailed down a May 23, 2014 release date for the PC launch of its latest city-builder, Tropico 5, and launched a new website. Go on, El Presidente. Take a look.
Next up, it's the Mac and Xbox 360 versions whi... 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
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
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
Arma 3 is officially in beta, with four new showcase missions, two new multiplayer missions, and a bunch of new vehicles -- helicopters, transport trucks, minisubs -- in tow. Full beta details follow after the break. The extr... more
Last year, former Destructoid editor Chad Concelmo and I spoke with Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada about his latest game, codenamed "Project Happiness." Hoping to take the lifestyle sim to the next level, he envisioned a ... more
More Blood Bowl? More Blood Bowl. I just love typing that name. This time around, Cyanide will be appealing to fans of management sims with Star Coach, a new game heading to Windows, Mac, and tablets in Q2 2013 with cross-pla... more
Nintendo has revealed that the latest Animal Crossing game will be called Animal Crossing: New Leaf when it hits North America in early 2013. That was about the only bit of news Nintendo had in its Nintendo Direct stream toda... more
Sorry, Holly Green. I'm going to miss you.
EA announced the latest expansion pack for The Sims 3 entitled "Seasons." Not that a new expansion for a Sims game is a big friggin' surprise, but there you go. You'll be able to ha... more
Consoles gamers have missed out on the joys of farming simulators for too long now. Thankfully, the kind-hearted folks at Focus Home Interactive and Giant Software are here to save the day with the announcement that Farming S... more
Bohemia Interactive Studio is showing off a few complex sims at E3 this year, one of which is Arma 3. To its credit, even a slowly paced, open-world shooter can provide enough unique variety to get a tired editor smiling and ... more
Focus Home Interactive's upcoming Cities XL is looking really nice. The developers have just released additional screenshots of the sequel to the the rather good Cities XL 2011.
I like the variety here; there's a homely looki... more
The original Cities XL was a game that intrigued me back when it first came out, though very little was gonna drag me away from the high point of city building simulation games, Sim City 2000. It had all the number crunching ... more
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is all about bloody and massive 64-player battles set in the Eastern front of World War II. It's a refreshing blend of simulation and fun gameplay that should be a good change of pace fro... more
Legends of Pegasus already sounds like one of those games you play all throughout the night in one massive marathon session while neglecting to eat entire meals along the way. It's a 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and extermin... more
The last batch of SimCity DS images we posted were from Japan, which featured a tranny-looking ganguro girl among other oddities. Today we get a whole new look at what the game will be like stateside: The menus have been ful... more