Simulation Games

Simulation games looks as similar to real world activities and developed for the purpose of entertainment, training, or any analysis, etc. They comes under the categories such as war simulation games, vehicle simulation games, flight simulation games, any role play simulation games, etc. This type of games got a very big impact in our day-to-day life because it will train us or teaches us the techniques of a real life activity in the form of a simulator. Few famous simulation games such as SimCity shows the city building techniques, certain other games such as SimLife and SimEarth teaches genetics and ecosystems. Lots of entertainment simulation games are also in market. But more than entertainment activities, this simulation games got more importance in the field of education or training; more specifically flight simulation games, Business simulation games, City-building games, Government simulation games, Project management simulation games, train simulation games, various simulation games in economics education, sports and games simulators, etc and many more serious simulation games. There is an organization named ISAGA consists of scientists and developers who use simulation in gaming with various methods such as virtual reality, game theory, structured experiences and policy exercises, role play and computer simulation, etc along with active education.

There are various open source simulation games available. But the main advantage of it is that you can customize and use without any cost. Few suggested simulation games by us are Rigs of Rods, Armagetron Advanced, Simutrans, Vdrift, Unknown Horizons, Vega Strike, Project 1845, Stunt Rally, Foobillard ++, etc. You can download few of them from the below given website links. All comes under the category GPL’d games and thus you are permitted to download and distribute it.

  1. Rigs of Rods – Rigs of Rods is a free vehicle simulator game in which you can drive various vehicles, sail and fly vehicles, etc. This opensource 3d simulator game engine is based on soft body physics. In this game there are advance flight models, complex design boats, etc with great graphics engine.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: rigsofrods.github.io
  2. Simutrans – Simutrans is a free transportation simulation game which is opensource. In this game, player establish a transport company and should build various facilities to transport passengers, mail and goods from one city to another. This is a fantastic game in which player build factories, various touristic attractions in land, air and water in order to complete the mission.
    License: Artistic License
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: simutrans.com
  3. Armagetron Advanced – Armagetron Advanced is a 3d multiplayer simulation game which emulates lightcycle sequence from the movie tron, an old arcade game. This game has features including unique graphics, customizable playing arena, and wide tweak settings, etc. Hope you enjoy this free simulator game.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: armagetronad.org
  4. LinCity – NG – LinCity – NG is city simulation game in which player can build a city and can finish mission by building a sustainable economy or by evacuating people with spaceships. This is a very interesting city building simulation game which are free and opensource.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: bintray.com
  5. Speed Dreams – Speed Dreams is a free motorsport simulation game which is open source and cross platform released under GNU GPL. This game is a open racing car simulator which has good features with good visual and physics realism. This is an enjoyable car simulation game for the players.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: speed-dreams.org