The Best Simulator Video Games Of The Last 5 Years

Do you like dabbling into other careers or hobbies through a video game format? There are all sorts of great simulator-based video game titles that release each and every year. We decided to take a look at the very best available on the latest generation console platforms.

These are some of the best simulator video games that have released within the last five years.


#11 Farming Simulator 17

  • Developer: Giants Software
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO, PC
  • 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 series, 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.

Within the game players will work on hundreds of acres with over 250 farming vehicles and equipment. Learn how to tame the ground in order to bring out a healthy harvest of crops while also taking care of the various livestock. 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 enhance your farm life experience.


#10 Tropico 5

  • Developer: Haemimont Games
  • Publisher: Kalypso Media
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, X360, XBO
  • Release: September 19, 2014

The Tropico series has always put players in control of a country with an emphasis on being a government simulator. Within the game, players will go through four different eras while the game tosses a number of objectives to complete.

As the leader of a country, gamers will have to handle various aspects from maintaining the order of the countries people to bringing bliss and prosperity. However, if you’re not looking to go through a campaign or facing against other players, the game does offer a sandbox mode.

Within this sandbox mode, a pre-generated island will be created for players to tweak and control.