Simulation gaming is huge these days, with popular titles originally released for the PC finally making their way to consoles. We grab a socket wrench and grease gun and jump into Motorcycle Mechanic Simulator, now on the Nintendo Switch.
Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill was a member of the original Oregon Trail gaming generation. This week, she steps back into her wagon to see if the new remake lives up to that classic or dies of dysentery along the dusty trail.
Set after a climate change related disaster that has flooded the world in apocalyptic fury, Floodland is a city and society builder that charges small groups of survivors to try and reclaim both the land and their lives from the dark waters.
Garden In is a relaxing simulation where players grow amazing plants to decorate their virtual homes. Advanced gardeners can even crossbreed their plants to create never before seen shrubbery for their serene and green homes.
This week Modern Gamer Marie Brownhill takes on the role of caregiver in Animal Shelter Simulator. The game lets players feed, doctor and care for cute animals that need a good home. And the new puppies and kittens DLC adds even more adorable animals to the mix.
Realistically simulating how to fight fires and rescue people from burning structures is a surprisingly difficult task, which is why not too many firefighting simulation titles exist, especially not realistic ones. But Firefighting Simulator – The Squad does a good job in its depictions for both pros and amateur firefighters.
Hinterland Studio has split their frosty Long Dark game into two parts, the story focused Wintermute missions and the open world survival portion of the game. Tales from the Far Territory is the first DLC for the survival section, and it’s a big one.
The Tenants puts players in the role of a benevolent landlord and contractor on a mission to renovate apartments by turning depressing dumps into luxurious living spaces. The title rewards you if you keep your tenants happy and help your community.
Since its inception back in 2002, the legendary classic Dwarf Fortress has earned a lot of monikers, like the most detailed and also the most complicated video game ever made. It’s now on Steam, where interface modifications and a modern new look could help it attract a whole new audience alongside its veteran players.
Just in time for the fall season, the cozy and relaxing visual novel/witchcraft simulator Witchy Life Story has arrived on Steam. A young witch has been exiled to a town by her grandmother, and you as the player must help her make the town’s harvest festival a success in order for her to be allowed to continue with her witch’s training.