With a plethora of genres to choose from, here’s our pick of the 10 best creative simulation games to play on Steam.
Steam has various game genres for players to choose from, from MMO games to simulators, there is no shortage. If you’re not sure where to start looking for the best arcade simulator games to play, we can help you make your choice.
In this guide, we will cover the top 10 creative simulator games that you can play on Steam for your convenience.
Top 10 Simulator Games to Play on Steam
In each section of this guide, you’ll find a Steam link along with all the reasons why the featured game made it to the rankings. Feel free to check them out for yourself and read on to find out more!
squirrel with a gun
Squirrel with a Gun is one of the most anticipated games of this year, at the current time of writing the game is still in its development phase and has not received a release date yet. The game is about a squirrel who ends up in a secret lab and steals a device; this causes several agents to try to capture him. While on the run from the agents, you can communicate with the residents or scare and rob them.
Steam Link: Squirrel with a Gun
With the latest goat simulation technology, you can cause as much destruction as possible in Goat Simulator. There are a ton of cool features in the game, for one you can become a goat and even use the Steam Workshop support to create your own goats. There are various missions and game modes, which also include in-game bugs that you can use to crash the game. And finally, get points for causing damage and proving that you are an Alpha Goat.
Steam Link: Goat Simulator
Use Pigeon Simulator to literally watch the world burn and cause as much chaos as possible; either pooping on unsuspecting humans or stealing their food. You can even pick up humans and carry them away. Unfortunately, Pigeon Simulator has not received a release date, but it is available to play in Early Access.
At the start of Pigeon Simulator, you’ll start out as a baby chick exploring, learning, and growing your gene pool. Once you die, your genes will be passed on to your successors, thus making them stronger.
Steam Link: Pigeon Simulator
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Euro Truck Simulator 2 allows players to truly experience the life of a truck driver in Europe. Players must transport various goods in up to 60 European cities, such as the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, and Italy. As you progress through the game, you will grow your own business and even build your own fleet of trucks. There are a variety of customizations available in the game, from optional lights to smoke vents.
Steam Link: Euro Truck Simulator 2
Stardew Valley is a farming simulator where you will inherit your grandfather’s old farm. You will turn overgrown fields into live crops and raise animals. Stardew Valley is all about starting a new life, and with plenty of time, patience, and dedication, the run-down farm can achieve greatness once again. You can also join the local community, explore a mysterious cave, and even get married in Stardew Valley.
Steam Link: Stardew Valley
Cities: Skylines is a city simulation where players can create and maintain a real city, players can also expand these cities from scratch. There are various challenges that players will face such as balancing essential requirements like water, electricity, health care, as well as traffic, districts, and politics.
Governing an entire city while managing traffic and electricity problems will put your skills in Cities: Skylines to the test.
Steam Link: Cities: Skylines
Cat Simulator: Animals on the Farm
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live as a cat on a farm with no responsibilities, Cat Simulator: Animals on Farm will help you live that dream. In this Cat Simulator, you will live on a farm surrounded by a green forest with a large lake. In this farm you can help Farmer, Goat and Piggy and receive coins as a reward. You can even start a family and have up to 3 children, who can help you fight against your enemies like foxes and even boars.
Steam Link: Cat Simulator: Animals on the Farm
Power Wash Simulator
If you’re a clean freak and like to watch dirt and grime get cleaned up, give PowerWash Simulator a try. Wash away dirt and grime with high pressure water and experience the satisfaction of a sparkling clean finish.
In PowerWash Simulator, players can take their time cleaning the neighborhood of dirt and grime or they can do a Time Challenge to test their skills. Players can also upgrade and customize their equipment, as various types of dirt require better equipment.
Steam Link: PowerWash Simulator
Potion Craft is an alchemy simulator where the player can create and invent new recipes. Interact with various tools and gadgets, collect and bargain for a variety of resources. Potion Craft was inspired by medieval manuscripts and medical books to provide players with authentic gameplay.
Players can also sell their potions to the local townspeople, they will also come to you for solutions to their problems; where you will face the consequences of what you sell them. As you progress through the game, you can even decide the fate of the entire city.
Steam Link: Brewing Potions
Playing with physics is always fun, especially when it comes to a space-based simulator. In Universe Sandbox you can create and destroy, using gravity, weather, and material interactions in real time. Players can create black holes, change the seasons on earth, or simply launch planets, it’s all possible in Universe Sandbox.
Steam Link: Sandbox Universe
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