Top Upcoming Simulation Video Games of 2018

The best upcoming simulation video games of 2018.

Note: Article was updated in March of 2018.

2018 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. Let us lend a hand, in this list, in particular, we’re going over the top simulation video games launching in 2018.


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Pure Farming 2018
  • Developer: Ice Flames
  • Publisher: Techland Publishing
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: Mar 13, 2018

Farming simulators have been popular over the years both from titles such as the Harvest Moon franchise to the upcoming Pure Farming series installment. The video games prove that gamers love the idea of running and maintain their own farmlands.

Pure Farming 2018 brings gamers a more realistic look at running a farm. Players will be looking over the livestock, orchards, greenhouses, field cultivation, green energy, along with the latest tech for handling modern farming.


Tropico 6
  • Developer: Limbic Entertainment
  • Publisher: Kalypso Media
  • Platform: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

The Tropico series is well-known with the sixth main installment launching at some point next year. Players will handle the role of a political president that must bring his country through the hard times it’s currently in. With social unrest and a turmoil over the political outlook, maintaining order and bringing the country together will bring players a challenging task as they attempt to win the citizen’s favor.



Surviving Mars
  • Developer: Haemimont Games
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 15,  2018

Surviving Mars is a relatively straightforward name to this title. As it indicates, players will be on the planet Mars where their sole goal is to manage and oversee the colonization of the new world. Of course, there will be some challenges that will come up giving players some tough obstacles to pass through.



Jurassic World Evolution
  • Developer: Frontier Developments
  • Publisher: Frontier Developments
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: June 2018

If you enjoy building up parks and attractions while managing the business side of things then you’ll want to keep tabs on Jurassic World Evolution. The video game is being developed by Frontier Developments who has brought out such classics as the RollerCoaster Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon franchises.

With this upcoming release, players are put in control of building their own Jurassic Park where you’ll manage the design while managing the business when it comes to bringing guests back to the Jurassic age.

Likewise, there will be a section based around developing new creatures, similar to the story of Jurassic World. Unfortunately, the video game is slated to launch towards the end of 2018.



Anno 1800
  • Developer: Blue Byte
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018

Anno is a classic video game series that started up back in 1998. This is a real-time strategy franchise with a focus on business simulation and city building. With the upcoming installment, Anno 1800, players are put right into the dawn of the industrial age.

You control the world, are you an oppressor or liberator, how do you see the world forming up and where will technology evolve? Your quest to build an empire within the time period is completely under your control.


Railway Empire
  • Developer: Gaming Minds
  • Publisher: Kalypso Media
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: January 26, 2018

Railway Empire is all about transportation using the railway network. Players will have control of the 40 different trains with the ability to build a railway station and maintenance buildings. Likewise, the game will allow complete control of railway services, but the competition will be thick.

Gamers will need to go against rival railway services which may mean keeping up with the technologies that surround railroads to using various tactics to help attack your opponents business.



Frostpunk
  • Developer: 11 bit studios
  • Publisher: 11 bit studios
  • Platform: PC
  • Release Date: March 2018

From the developers who delivered This War of Mine to the masses in 2014 comes their next title release, Frostpunk. If you’re familiar with This War of Mine, you’ll find that Frostpunk shares some strong similarities, one of which is toying with the player’s moral compass.

Within the game, players are left having to control a city of civilians who is seeking refuge from the harsh cold temperatures within the world. Being one of the few cities built around a heat source, players will have to strategize on how to handle various issues that may come up.

The game will force players to seek out resources and build up the city. However, gameplay will soon become a balancing game when it comes to pulling resources together in order to fight off problems that may affect the health and safety of the city inhabitants.


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