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Looking for a new simulation game to try? During Steam Next Fest 2022, the possibilities are endless, no matter what kind of simulation games you like. Here’s our pick of the best simulation games featured at Steam Next Fest 2022.
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Stardew Valley fans looking to try something new should check out Roots of Pacha. Manage a Stone Age community and farm in single player or co-op with friends. The game is not only limited to farming, but also taking care of animals, interacting with your community and more in this civilization simulator.
Monster Prom 3: Monster Journey
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Even though this franchise has moved on from high school prom, there’s still a lot to love about Monster Prom 3: Monster Roadtrip. Follow a large group of anthropomorphic creatures in a co-op story-driven simulation. The narrative you follow will change depending on the decisions you and your second player make. The game has a certain degree of resource management and strategy, but it’s also a fun ride, even if you just want a fun, touching story.
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If you’re looking for a simulation game with a heavy focus on resource management, consider giving Dome Keeper a try. Use a combination of mining, selective equipment upgrades, and more to protect your dome from enemy alien forces. This is a great option for detailed single player simulation.
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Alaska Truck Simulator
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There is nothing better than a classic truck simulator game because it offers one of the most exciting experiences in the genre. Alaskan Truck Simulator promises to be another entry in the realistic simulation genre, especially when it comes to the level of detail. See if you can handle the challenge of driving a big car on the dangerous roads of Alaska while keeping track of small details like gas, truck weight and more.
Flight Neko Delivery
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In Flying Neko Delivery, play as Onigiri, an adorable wizard cat in charge of many daily deliveries. This game offers a soothing and aesthetically pleasing experience with fun extras like a customizable cottage. If you like simulation games like decorating your home base and completing daily quests, you should give this one a try.
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Play as the manager of a city and several companies in Big Ambitions simulation game. This game combines games like Two Point Hospital, Cities: Skylines and Game Dev Tycoon. To tinker with this capitalist world for the express purpose of total domination and economic prosperity. The overall style of the game is very reminiscent of games like Skylines and Sim City.
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Kaichu – Kaiju Dating Sim
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Have you ever wanted to play as a giant monster who just wants to find his soul mate? It’s a bit specific, so you may not have done it, but you should still consider checking out Kaichu – The Kaiju Dating Sim. Travel the world, play mini-games to test compatibility, and follow scenarios influenced by your choices in this simulation game. The goal here is to find your one true monster companion.
Brewmaster: Brewing Simulator
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The name Brewmaster: Beer Brewing Simulator is still in development, but currently it describes very well what you can expect when playing this simulation game. Brew your own beer in the simulated playhouse at a leisurely pace. This game doesn’t rush you, making it perfect for a lazy gaming day.
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If you’re a veteran of the sim genre, you’ve probably played a few games that require you to build a city or community from scratch. But have you done the opposite? This is what is at the center of Terra Nil, a simulation where you try to repair the damage people have done to the environment. Try to bring the area back to its former glory by cleaning it up, planting native flora, and reintroducing endangered wildlife species.
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