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List of Simulation Games

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Simulation Games for the PC

What is a simulation or simulator?

A simulator tries to replicate real life. Flight Simulators for the PC for example are programmed to accurately simulate aircraft physics, flight dynamics and flight instruments. Flight Simulators are also used in real life to train Airline Pilots and other professions. Formula 1 drivers also use simulators to learn the tracks they will race on. In fact very recently Formula 1 has started a Championship for a virtual formula 1 Championship with the backing of famous teams such as Mclaren. In the airline industry, Lockheed Martin known for manufacturing many state of the art aircraft produce various versions of a flight Simulator called Prepar 3D or P3D.

In the early days of home computing, programmers did a remarkable job in bringing these simulators to computers with very little memory. In fact PSION flight simulator for the Sinclair ZX81 released in 1982 only had 1k to work with! Graphics were very basic.

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Nowadays we have external views, thousands of airports, diverse scenery and photo realistic graphics. Some categories like Racing and Flight have many simulators to choose from and it can be hard to decide which one to go for especially if you are on a budget. However there are free versions of some simulators. We are pcsimulators.org have produced a comprehensive list of simulators to let our readers see what is available, how much they cost and how they look through our video we have compiled for our official youtube channel here.

 

We have categorised the simulators under heading and also list the prices and links to the publishers. We hope to keep this list up to date. If you think there are details missing or need to be added to this article, we welcome any feedback and you can let us know by getting in touch with us via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PCsimulatorgaming/ or send us an email via our youtube channel at www.youtube.com/c/pcsimulatorsorg.

 

TRACKIR

We may refer to TRACKIR in the article at times. For those of you wondering what TRACKIR is, it is a device you can use to allow you to look around without using a mouse. One part of the device goes on you r monitor and the other on your headphones or a cap. When you move your head around it simulates the mouse look making it very convenient in flight and car simulation and eliminates the need for multiple monitors. For more on TRACKIR visit the official website by clicking the image below.

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Bus Simulators

 

Bus Simulator 16

Category: BUS SIMULATOR

Developer: Stillalive Studios

Publisher: Astragon

Price (as of Jan 2018): £19.99

Initial Release: 2nd March 2016

About

Bus Simulator 16 is a bus simulator with a storyline. You take over a bus company from a chap who is retiring and are then responsible for building up your company. This includes creating routes and being responsible fort buying new buses. There are 5 city districts for you to drive in which you have to unlock and around 13 buses you can drive. Although not a hardcore simulator like OMSI 2 it is still fun. Multiplayer is also included

Graphics

The graphics are a bit cartoon like and not as polished as OMSI. However we noticed no apparent slowdown on our test system.

Sound

Sound is good, buses sound like buses, the passengers also provide feedback on your driving. Sounds of the doors opening, the brakes being applied all sound realistic.

Menus and Options

Menus are nice and simple and it’s easy to navigate around. Support for wheels and joypads but crucially no support for TRACKIR so you have to allocate keys or use the mouse to look around which can be a pain especially when you are driving a bus! Control setup is much easier then OMSI and simple to configure your preferred controls.

Gameplay

A tutorial is included to help you get to grips with the buses. Also the sim is very helpful in game directing you to what you need to do next. Unfortunately no force feedback is available so it sometimes feels unreal when you are driving as it’s too smooth as you don’t encounter any bumps etc. on the road. The career mode allows longevity as it enables you to unlock new districts and earn money to be able to buy new buses. You can also customise your buses and change the colours as well as add decals

Additional Information

NO TRACKIR, No Force Feedback, Good support for Wheels and controllers

Summary

Although fun, this falls in between a game and a sim. We say this because of the lack of force feedback and TRACKIR support. You don’t drive a bus in real life without any force feedback or use a mouse to look left and right. If these were included in future versions then this would make it a real competitor to OMSI. However in its current form if you want to drive a bus without all the complexity of OMSI this is for you.

Video Review

click below to watch our video review on Bus Simulator 16

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OMSI 2

Category: BUS SIMULATOR

Developer: MR-Software GbR

Publisher: Aerosoft GmbH

Price (as of Jan 2018): £26.99

Initial Release: Feb 2011

Omsi 2 is regarded by many as the best Bus Simulator for the PC. The base game comes with a fictional Map called Spandau. Other routes are available as DLC's and include Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Mallorca,Bremen-Nord and many more including additional buses too. In all there are bout 31 DLCs available. OMSI can be bought in sales but it's never very cheap and always around the base price. DLCs can range from Free to £23.79.

Graphics

The game can also be quite CPU intensive, as far as we know it doesn’t make use of SLI and can crash occasionally. However despite this it is still by far the best bus sim on the market. The buses are well detailed with a fully clickable cockpit. However even with our test system of I7 with 32MB Ra, , SSD Drive and dual Geforce 980 cards it still sometimes pauses when driving.

Sound

Sound is great in OMSI, the engines of the buses are accurately represented here. Buttons, switches, doors and even the sound of the driver’s window opening sound just like real life.

Menus and Options

The interface and menus are okay but seem a little dated. The controls setup can be quite confusing, for example if you want to allocate a button to a command you have to scroll down a large list of other functions rather than just search for it. Also some of the actions in the button list seem to have been left over from development and don’t seem to make much sense. Another area which can be improved is the options for starting a game. Currently you select a route then you have to select a bus and timetable. Would be a lot easier if you had options for driving a specific route then you select a route from a list like in World of Subways 4. It can get confusing knowing which destination to put on your bus and what to program in your route computer called the IBIS.

Gameplay

Apart from the minor issues above, once you get going the gameplay is very good. The passengers are a bit zombie like and there are multiple copies of passengers or there are a lot of twins in OMSI. The buses drive well and you can select various ticketing modes. If you don’t want to bother with the ticketing you can use an option where you don’t have to worry about it. AI traffic on the whole is quite clever and doesn’t do stupid things like crash into you or stop in the middle of the road.

Driving routes is great fun but if you want to make the most of a career and multiplayer then there is an add on available which allows you to do this in more depth called “Bus Company Simulator” or “Busbetrieb-Simulator”.

Another positive is the large number of detailed buses you can drive from double deckers to single decker buses. Additional buses are also available via DLC. 

 

Additional Information

TrackIR support is included.

Summary

By far the best bus simulator for PC but there are areas for improvement, the menus, control setup and game modes can be improved to give a more easier to use and polished look. However this simulator is highly recommended.

Video Review

click below for our video review of OMSI 2

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Car & Racing Simulators

This category of simulation is one of the most popular. Many types of car simulators are available for the PC, most are racing simulators but you can get non racing ones too. Like flight simualtion car racing simulators are being used in the racing business, recently in the news Formula 1 now orgainse a world championship for F1 with racing simulators as well as their real life counterparts.

 

Assetto Corsa

Category: Racing Car Simulator

Developer: Kunos Simulazione 

Publisher: 505 Games

Price (as of Jan 2018): £22.99

Initial Release: 19th December 2014

About

Assetto Corsa is regarded by many as the best racing simulator on the PC. Why you may ask? Across the forums a lot of people rate the physics model of this racing sim. It is reasonably priced too at £22.99 and sometimes you can get it in the Steam sales for about £9.19! It was first released at the end of 2014 and as many DLCs are also available to expand the game. It boasts a career mode, challenges, multiplayer and a large selection of tracks and cars. Another positive for this sim is that it supports modding and therefore you are able to add cars created by other people. Plenty of resources for downloading mods for Assetto Corsa are available online and there is a large community to help out too

Graphics

The graphics are stunning, an amazing amount of options are available for you to fine tune the graphics. The cars look amazing, with reflections, lighting and attention to detail make this simulator ultra realistic. Cockpits are accurately modelled and the tracks look just like their real life counterparts.

Sound

Cars sound differently as they should depending on which car you choose, they haven't just used one engine sound for all cars. The screeching of the breaks, the noise of the bumps as you fly over them are all realistically modelled.

Menus and Options

Simplicity in the menus makes this sim easy to use. Clear and well laid out you are easily able to navigate to your preferred option. Plenty of support for major controllers and wheels as well as TRACKIR. Controls setup is easy and a wizard is included to help you configure and fine tune you preferred controller. Force feedback is also included which is a must in car simulation!

Gameplay

The cars drive like you would expect, the physics model is as they say one of the best if not the best out there for PC. A career option is included as well as multiplayer and various challenges. Plenty to keep the racing sim enthusiast busy. When we looked at this sim there was no online championship mode or hot lap or leader board as in F1 2017 or Project Cars as part of the base game. You can get addons which allow you to do this and record you best lap times etc.

Additional Information

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Summary

One of the best racing games ever made for PC, good controller support, awesome graphics, great physics. Minor negative is the lack of built in organised online championships or fastest lap leader board. Other than that if you are looking for a racing simulator this is highly recommended!

Videos

click below to see our playlists we have compiled for Assetto Corsa

assetto corsa playlist

 

Car & Racing Simulators

This category of simulation is one of the most popular. Many types of car simulators are available for the PC, most are racing simulators but you can get non racing ones too. Like flight simualtion car racing simulators are being used in the racing business, recently in the news Formula 1 now orgainse a world championship for F1 with racing simulators as well as their real life counterparts.

Automobilista

Category: Racing Car Simulator

Developer: Reiza Studios

Publisher: Reiza Studios

Price (as of Jan 2018):£22.99

Initial Release:29th February 2016

About

AUTOMOBILISTA places you in the driving seat of an advanced racing simulator, based on the Brazilian racing series. It has a wide range of racing vehicles and international tracks for a uniquely diverse motor sports experience.

Graphics

Graphics are smooth, no noticeable lockups or pauses during gameplay. They are well defined. Cars are detailed, lighting and scenery well reproduced. 

Sound

High Quality recordings of real car engines were used so this simulator's sound is straight from real life!

Menus and Options

Menus are nice and simple. Easy to understand and not overloaded with options. Easy to configure your settings and not over complicated.

Gameplay

A lot of effort has been put into the physics for the cars, the physics model having being developed with data for professional racing teams. Cars handle realistically and even the surface of the track have been detailed with 3D bumps and surface properties. To add to the realism tyre damage and dirt pick up have also been added as well as dynamic track conditions which include marbles build up on the track. Plenty of options to choose from including a championship to take part in as well as multiplayer modes. Racing is as good as any of the other sims in the list. 

Additional Information

Summary

Competitively priced too. Its a hard choice between Assetto Corsa, Rfactor 2 and this simulator. The PC is spoilt for choice when it comes to top class racing simulators.

Video Review

not yet available

 

Car & Racing Simulators

This category of simulation is one of the most popular. Many types of car simulators are available for the PC, most are racing simulators but you can get non racing ones too. Like flight simualtion car racing simulators are being used in the racing business, recently in the news Formula 1 now orgainse a world championship for F1 with racing simulators as well as their real life counterparts.

Dirt Rally

Category: Racing Car Simulator

Developer: Codemasters

Publisher: Codemasters 

Price (as of Jan 2018): £39.99

Initial Release: 7th Deember 2015

About

This is the best rally game out there in our opinion. Just look at the steam reviews and other reviews and you will see what we mean. It includes officially licensed World Rallycross content. It has over 40 cars from past to present day and 6 rallies with around 70 stages!

Graphics

Although the graphics are not as good as Assetto Corsa , Raceroom or Project Cars they are still very good. Smooth gameplay and excellent frame rates were achieved with our test system. 

Sound

Engines sounds are authentic, the splash of water as you drive through it, the brakes screeching. Great atmosphere and sounds.

Menus and Options

One of the easiest menus in all the racing games. Simple to follow and setup your game. Force feedback and TRACKIR supported as is Oculus VR Support!

Gameplay

One of the best racing simulators we have played. The physics model does a great job of bringing the feeling of racing a rally car across differnt surfaces to the PC. As well as being able to participate in a rally championship you can take part in single stages or multistage events. 

You can choose from a large selection of cars from modern day to older cars. Track locations include North Wales, Monaco, Greece, Sweden and Finland. You can also create your own leagues and manage a team where you can hire crew members which help to tune your car for victory! Also daily challenges and monthly challenges add another option to a wealth of option already there. 

Additional Information

TrackIR, Oculus Rift and Force Feedback Supported

Summary

Simply one of the Top 3 Racing Simulators fo all time in our opinion. Realistic, Plenty of options, Plenty of Fun and if you are a racing fan you should take a look at this awesome simulator! This is our Number 1 rally Game.

Video Review

coming soon.

 

Car & Racing Simulators

This category of simulation is one of the most popular. Many types of car simulators are available for the PC, most are racing simulators but you can get non racing ones too. Like flight simualtion car racing simulators are being used in the racing business, recently in the news Formula 1 now orgainse a world championship for F1 with racing simulators as well as their real life counterparts.

F1 2017

Category: Racing Car Simulator

Developer: Codemasters

Publisher: Codemasters

Price (as of Jan 2018): £44.99

Initial Release: 25th August 2017

About

It's about arguably the premier racing conception in the world - Formula 1. The pinnacle of every drivers career to drive in F1.

Graphics

Near Photo realistic. Graphics are the best ever in our opinion for a Formual 1 game to date. Works well with our test system at max resolution and settings on high. No slowdowns, no pauses just plain smooth! When you watch replays of your races it looks very close to real thing!

Sound

As you would expect from Codemasters , accurate representation of the Formula 1 engines. As you power down the track the noise of the road is perfectly represented.

Menus and Options

Minor negative but the menus to our mind could be better designed. It's simple enough but sometimes if you have additional controllers it keeps asking you to calibrate them. Also you have to press the functions keys in certain menus to scroll through the options. Its not bad but could be improved.

Gameplay

Much improved from previous versions, as usual the aids can help beginners, the AI is clever and not dopey that it crashes into you. A key is to learn the tracks before you start to gradually remove the driving aids. Plenty of modes to keep everyone happy including a career mode, quick races and multiplayer. Research and development is also a part of this game where you can develop your car over time. A huge plus for us was the inclusion of iconic F1 cars from Williams, Ferrari, Mclaren, Renault and Williams. Other gameplay options include Time Attack, Overtake, Pursuit and checkpoint challenge.

Additional Information

TrackIR Support

Summary

All the F1 teams are included, old cars as well as new, excellent visuals, lots of options. To our mind the best F1 game to date.

Video Review

coming soon

 

Car & Racing Simulators

This category of simulation is one of the most popular. Many types of car simulators are available for the PC, most are racing simulators but you can get non racing ones too. Like flight simualtion car racing simulators are being used in the racing business, recently in the news Formula 1 now orgainse a world championship for F1 with racing simulators as well as their real life counterparts.

IRACING

Category: Racing Car Simulator

Developer: Iracing.com Motorsports simulation 

Publisher: Iracing.com Motorsports simulation

Price (as of Jan 2018): Subscription Based

1 month : $13

3 months : $33

1 year : $110

2 years : $ 199.00

Initial Release: 26th August 2008

About

Iracing is the ultimate online racing simulator. If you want to race humans in a competitive way then this is the sim for you. Lots and lots of stats are recorded, your race victories, fastest laps, positions in races and even replays can be saved of your races. You start at rookie level and work your way up through the ranks getting new ranks as you progress. Iracing is great competition but it very expensive. In addition you are limited to a few cars at rookie level and have to prove yourself before you are allowed dot race bigger and faster cars. This all depends on your license and safety rating. If you crash a lot or cause deliberate crashes your safety rating goes down and it will take you longer to progress to bigger and faster cars. The downside to this is that even if you drive safely and other cars hit you sometimes it affects your safety rating and this could lengthen the amount of time it takes for you to get to the higher ranks.

Graphics

Graphics are okay but not exceptional, in our opinion nowhere as good as Assetto Corsa, Raceroom or Project Cars.

Sound

Sound is good and all the sounds you would expect from a racing simulator are there, engine revs, crashes, wipers etc all authentic

Menus and Options

Very easy interface, the controller setup was great, the wizard takes you through calibrating your wheel and all the other options for setting up the sim are easy to find and configure. The only negative is that as it uses a web browser to start the game sometimes this may get stuck when entering a session so you have to re login or reload the page.

Gameplay

Very tough to win even on the lower levels, we managed to win a few races and you do get a great sense of achievement when you cross that line in 1st place! The competition is tough and you cant make many mistakes, no pausing of the game is allowed as of course its multiplayer so you have to have total concentration to win! Sometimes there are idiots who deliberately cause crashes, one guy actually waited for us to go round then deliberately smashed into us. That's the downside of online play. As the saying goes there;s always one!

Additional Information

TRACKIR supported , Force Feedback supported.

Summary

The great advantage this has over its rivals is the online championships and statistics. It is also been rumoured that many famous real life race drivers also compete on Iracing! It does take a long time to get to race other cars and sometimes it feels as your stuck on a mazda mx5 for ever as this is one of the starting cars. This can be frustrating especially as it is expensive to take part in iracing. The safety rating is a good idea but sometimes this can work against you as the system cannot accurately work out whose fault it was in a crash and sometimes you are penalised when it was  the fault of someone else! There is an appeal system which we tried to use but found it quite lacking

Video Review

click below to watch a race we participated in online

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Car & Racing Simulators

This category of simulation is one of the most popular. Many types of car simulators are available for the PC, most are racing simulators but you can get non racing ones too. Like flight simualtion car racing simulators are being used in the racing business, recently in the news Formula 1 now orgainse a world championship for F1 with racing simulators as well as their real life counterparts.

Project Cars

Category: Racing Car Simulator

Developer: 

Publisher: 

Price (as of Jan 2018):

Initial Release:

About

Project Cars gets compared a lot to Assetto Corsa. Lots of arguments about which is better. Both are very similar in terms of graphics but the physics model for Asetto Corsa seems to have the slight edge.

Graphics

Definitely one of the top 3 graphics of all racing simulators. The cars and tracks look stunning. No slowdown or lock ups at high quality settings. The lighting, textures and colours look realistic and we cannot fault them. For evidence of this check out our videos below.

Sound

Again easy answer to this is that the sounds you would expect from a racing car are there, engines sounds good, road surface noise authentic too. 

Menus and Options

Nice menu options and easy to use, however not all of it is on screen and you have to slide left to view more options. Setting up the simulator is straight forward and access to controller setups, display and sound settings were easy to find and setup.

Gameplay

Project Cars includes the usual single player and multiplayer option. What stands out to us about Project Cars over Assetto Corsa is it saves your fastest lap times on a leader board so you can compare yourself to other racers. There are various modes and tournaments you can play to keep you interested, The racing is good, the AI can be adjusted and is not dumb. Its a solid racing simulator. Online we did try but found it very quiet and not as busy as Assetto Corsa. 

Additional Information

Force Feedback and TRACKIR Supported. 

Summary

A solid racing sim, Project Cars 2 is out now, we haven't been able to test Project Cars 2 yet so cannot comment on this. We have tried to contact the publishers to get a copy to review but had no response as yet. So we can only comment on Project Cars 1 for the time being. Plenty of options to keep you interested in single player mode and the multiplayer mode is always available should you get tired of the single player

Video Review

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Car & Racing Simulators

This category of simulation is one of the most popular. Many types of car simulators are available for the PC, most are racing simulators but you can get non racing ones too. Like flight simualtion car racing simulators are being used in the racing business, recently in the news Formula 1 now orgainse a world championship for F1 with racing simulators as well as their real life counterparts.

Raceroom Racing Experience

Category: Racing Car Simulator

Developer: Sector 3 Studios

Publisher: Raceroom Entertainment AG

Price (as of Jan 2018): FREE

Initial Release:12th February 2013

About

A racing simulator which offers single and multiplayer modes. A large variety of cars to drive and many tracks available to drive them on. Some are free , some require purchase. As well as the usual modes ther are also many sponsored competitons you can participate in and some free to play events allow you to enjoy premium content at no cost.

Graphics

In our opinion one of the best looking racing sims currently on the market. On our test system we encountered no slowdowns or crashes. So stable and smooth gameplay.

Sound

Sounds accurately represent racing cars and no negatives to report here

Menus and Options

Gameplay

Put simply this is a racing simulator. Free to play with the option of purchasing additional tracks and cars. Single player and multiplayer modes allow you to race series like DTM, WTCC, ADAC and GT masters. Some of the cars you are able to drive include cars from BMW, Mercedes Audi , Chevrolet, Ford , Mclaren and  Volvo to name a few! With regards to single player, we found that sometimes the AI can be a bit stupid and crash into you or not yield when trying to pass them.

Additional Information

Force Feedback and TrackIR Support

Summary

Raceroom is a great way to get into simulator racing for a variety of reasons. Firstly its free, they claim its also used by professional drivers, the graphics are great, single player and online modes, support for TRACKIR, support for Force Feedback, 65+ cars, 20+ Tracks. Although not all tracks or cars are free you can try before you buy too. In our opinion one of the best racers, cheaper than iracing as its free, also it allows you to race any car rather than having to wait and increase your safety ranking like iracing.One of our top 3 racing simulators here at pcsimulators.org.

Video Review

coming soon.

 

Car & Racing Simulators

This category of simulation is one of the most popular. Many types of car simulators are available for the PC, most are racing simulators but you can get non racing ones too. Like flight simualtion car racing simulators are being used in the racing business, recently in the news Formula 1 now orgainse a world championship for F1 with racing simulators as well as their real life counterparts.

RFACTOR 2 - CAR SIMULATOR

Category: Racing Car Simulator

Developer: Image Space Incorporated

Publisher: Image Space Incorporated

Price (as of Jan 2018): £25.79

Initial Release: 28th March 2013

About

Like Assetto Corsa this has a reputation for being a hardcore racing simulator. Rfactor is a product which constantly evolves. Single and multiplayer options are included with a huge variety of cars and tracks available to download.

Graphics

Graphics are good but not as good as Assetto Corsa, Project Cars or raceroom in our opinion. The game does run very smoothly however and we encountered no slowdowns or glitches on our test system even on maximum settings.

Sound

It seems all the racing sims we have tested are all excellent in the sound department and Rfactor 2 has authentic sounds you would expect from a race car.

Menus and Options

We like the interface for Rfactor 2, Easy to read and easy to set up controllers and other options like graphics, difficulty and controllers.

Gameplay

You can configure race sessions and include practice, qualifying as well as the race and customise how many cars you want to race against as well as the weather conditions. So many customisation options are available for you to set up your races. Also included is a full day and night cycle for 24 hour races with dynamic weather. It is also been used in hundred of esport championships all over the world and in particular McLaren's World's Fastest Gamer and Forumale E! Race tracks, country roads as well as Oval racetracks can be raced on. You wont be disappointed with the amount of tracks and cars you can race with this sim.

Additional Information

Advanced Physics engine, tyre model, complex aerodynamics, TRACKIR support, good controller support.

Summary

Having driven most of the racing simulators in the market, we beleive this is in the top 3. Feels like a car, drives like a car. The AI is good and not stupid. With Steam workshop there is a large cariety of cars and tracks available to download.

Video Review

coming soon.

 

Coach Simulators

This category currently has only one simulator worth of our list. Fernbus by TML Studios who also make the excellent World of Subways series. We spoke to TML Studios in this article here. Rumours are that SCS who develop Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator may also release a coach simulator for PC in the future. We asked SCS this question in our interview with them which you can read here.

 

Fernbus

Category: Coach Simulator

Developer: TML Studios

Publisher: Aerosoft

Price (as of Jan 2018):£26.99

Initial Release: 25th August 2016

About

It about driving a coach between cities. Currently this is based on German cities but there are plans to add additional countries in future. About 40 cities are included and a variety of coaches.

Graphics

Coaches look great inside and outside. Cities and scenery are well polished but there is a lack of pedestrians on the road and the streets seem to quiet beaus of this. Also some of the roads look too perfect and smooth.

Sound

Doors opening, Radio, Passengers comments, engine all sounds you would expect to hear on a coach journey have been replicated and sound authentic.

Menus and Options

Straight forward and simple. Setting up a wheel was easy enough with the wizard and we were ready to drive in very short space of time.

Gameplay

Great fun and here at PCSimulators are grateful to TML studios for bringing us a coach simulator. As we mentioned earlier there are not many coach simulators for PC so they are leading the way with this sim. We hope to see force feedback improved as this is a must for a coach simulator. The option is in the menus but we only really felt the effects if we hit a kerb. Also passengers look a little lifeless and there are copies of the same passengers at times. Driving around a checking passengers in adds the realism of being a coach driver. The interiors of the coach are excellently modelled and it looks lifelike. The cockpit is well detailed and attention to detail like being able to turn the air conditioning on, the radios, passenger announcements etc add to the realism. Recently comfort Class and NeoplandSkyliner Coaches have been added as DLC's for a reasonable price.

Additional Information

TrackIR supported

Summary

The best coach simulator we have played across a variety of platforms.

Video Review

Watch our review of Fernbus by clicking the image below

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Construction Simulators

 

Construction Simulator 2015

Category: Construction Simulator

Developer: Weltenbauer

Publisher: Astragon Entertainment

Price (as of Jan 2018):£10.99

Initial Release:18th November 2014

About

Take control of 16 construction machines. Take part in over 150 missions where you can dig pits, drive trucks, pour concrete onto wall panels and more construction tasks.

Graphics

Vehicles look great, scenery and roads are well presented although we wouldn't say the scenery is photo realsitic but nevertheless graphics are good.

Sound

The various machine sounds are authentic.

Menus and Options

Very simple, not many options to worry about. Minimal menu but it does the job effectively.

Gameplay

Its fun when you get started although at first it can be a bit confusing. You start off with a tutorial and the game guides you through the essentials so it really helps. Lots of various tasks to perform and machines to master. It's one of those simulators that once you get started it actually is something very entertaining and different! A multiplayer option is also included where you can operate vehicles with your friends, in fact up to 4 players! Modding is also supported and you can even create your own game content.

Additional Information

none at the moment

Summary

Very entertaining fun, a different type of simulator to what most are used to but a good single player missions as well as the option to play with your friends. Currently at time of writing this article the regular price is just £10.99.

Video Review

Click below image to see our review of Construction Simulator.

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Farming Simulators

Category: Farming Simulator Series

Developer: Giants Software

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Price (as of Jan 2018): Farming Simulator 15 £14.99

Initial Release: 18th November 2014

About

Open world simulator where you manage a Farm from harvesting crops to looking after animals. Sales of your produce allows you to buy more vehicles andequipoment for your farm.

Graphics

Grahics run smoothly, they look great and all the Farm Machiens are well modelled and textured as is the surrounding scenery.

Sound

Sounds of the farm are well captured. Tractors and machines all sound like their real life counterparts.

Menus and Options

Easy navigation to all the major simulator options. 

Gameplay

Tutorials are included to help you learn the various machines you can operate. It's essential to follow these befoer you dive in as each machine has a different set of functions and roles. In all it is reported there are over 140 vehicles and farm tools! Multiplayer options are also available where you can invite up to 15 friends to help you develop your farm.

Additional Information

Summary

At the current price of £14.99 it is good value, from our reseacrh there is a huge community around Farm Simulator on social media which is always a good indicator of how good a game is. Plenty of game options to keep you busy.

Video Review

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Firefighting Simulators

Flight Simulators

Helicopter Simulators

Naval Simulators (see ship simulators)

Ship Simulators

Space Simulators

Submarine Simulators

Truck Simulators

Train Simulators

 

 

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Farming Simulators

Category: Farming Simulator Series

Developer: 

Publisher: 

Price (as of Jan 2018):

Initial Release:

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Graphics

Sound

Menus and Options

Gameplay

Additional Information

Summary

Video Review