13 Xbox One Simulators Not To Pass Up

Note: This article was updated in April of 2019.

From controlling cities to transportation railways, the Xbox One has a number of great simulation video games to enjoy right now. We’ve selected some of our personal favorite simulation video games on the console.

With that said, we want to know your favorite simulators on the Xbox One and titles to consider for a future update to this article. Let us know your favorite video game simulators by leaving a comment down below.

Without further ado, here are our picks for the best Xbox One simulation video games.


#13 Farming Simulator 17
  • Developer: Giant Software
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: October 25, 2016

Farming Simulators always seem to do a solid job within the gaming market. From Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley to the Farming Simulator, there’s certainly a market for these simulation games. Within Farming Simulator 17, players will experience more of a modern feel of being a farmer.

Players will work on hundreds of acres with over 250 farming vehicles and equipment. Within the game, players will tame the ground to bring out a healthy harvest of crops while also taking care of the various livestock on their farm. Likewise, a big portion of the game will be selling your goods to help expand your land and equipment.

A neat little addition to Farming Simulator 17 is that the game will allow for community-created mods to help expand your farm life experience.


#12 Jurassic World Evolution
  • Developer: Frontier Developments
  • Publisher: Frontier Developments
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: June 12, 2018

When it to building up and running a park, there are a few different titles available but one of the more unique takes on the genre is Jurassic World Evolution. This is a game developed under Frontier Developments in which players take control of managing a dinosaur theme park.

In a lot of ways, this game is similar to the Zoo Tycoon franchise where players will be choosing out the decor, the live species exhibit and the staff that takes control of it all. The gameplay is easy to understand as well so if you find yourself not enjoying other similar titles that take the city building aspect into some very fine details in order to fully work then you may want to give this game a try.


#11 The Sims 4
  • Developer: Maxis
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: September 2, 2014

The Sims franchise has maintained a strong following over the decades and the fourth main installment of The Sims was released on the latest generation of consoles this past November. As always, the gameplay still remains around controlling a group of individuals who live in the same house.

Players can also tweak the household to replicate a design that they particularly enjoy whether that be décor to fully rearranging the house blueprint. Outside of the construction side of things, gamers within The Sims 4 will still be able to adjust the everyday activities of their characters.

Likewise, The Sims 4 has received four expansion packs to help bring in new content for players to include in their designed homes along with adjusting gameplay aspects such as the introduction to the toddler life stage into the game which was previously dropped before launch.