Simulation games don’t necessarily have to be true to reality (or as close to it as possible). In fact, some of the funniest simulators to play are, precisely, the craziest. Do you want to be a fish on the run to find friends or a psychopathic goat? You may! Take a look at this list of insane games of this type that you can enjoy… If you have quirky gaming tastes.
1. Goat Simulator
A classic, a cult of insanities in the form of a game simulator. In Goat Simulator You control a nice psychopathic goat who spends his day jumping around the streets, sticking to objects and people, blowing everything up, wearing “fashionable” clothes and even flying in a jetpack. In fact, it does a lot more than that, but it goes with your imagination too.
The idea of this type of game is to give the player almost total freedom to explore the map, even though it’s not very extensive, and interact with various elements. The game’s greatest strengths are chaotic physics and bugs. Yes, bugs are part of the gameplay and as long as they don’t break the game to the point of closing, just laugh a lot with the characters stuck in walls and stretching wildly.
Available platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, PS3, PC (Windows), macOS, Linux.
Extra: on Xbox Game Pass you find the Deeeer Simulator, which is basically a Goat Simulator only with a few different game modes and this time you’re a deer.
2. I Am Fish
Visually, I Am Fish it’s very cute and looks like a Disney cartoon. The enchantment stops there, because becoming a fish, or rather the four types of fish in this game, will test your faith in humanity. The game’s physics was lovingly made to infuriate you as you try to control the aquariums of the four colorful animals through bumpy paths, curves, ramps and so on.
If the lives of fleeing fish (and yours) weren’t already complicated enough, there’s still the danger of being run over by cars, kicked by people, and hunted by seagulls. In fact, seagulls are the real nemesis of this game. At least the little fish have special abilities, but nothing that will make your life that much easier. Good luck.
Available platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Windows). O jogo faz parte do Xbox Game Pass.
Extra: with the same gameplay footprint with chaotic physics, you also find I Am Bread. This is a bread simulator game. Yes you are the bread!
3. Surgeon Simulator
Who never dreamed of being a surgeon? Well, even if this is not your real dream, it is possible to simulate (and in a totally unrealistic way) what it would be like to have a scalpel in your hand and be responsible for performing transplants and other extremely delicate operations on a poor patient.
That’s because the precision is purposefully chaotic to keep you from making any cuts, however simple, without causing a bloodbath. Surgeon Simulator (the second game already exists) it’s fun to play precisely because of its imprecise controls combined with running against time, especially to try to save the life of a patient that has already been cut out (be careful not to forget the drill inside it!).
Available platforms: PC (Windows), macOS, Linux, PS4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch.
4. Hatoful Boyfriend
When you thought things couldn’t get any more bizarre, that’s enough Hatoful Boyfriend. This is a dating simulator with… Birds. That’s right, your boyfriend might even be a pigeon! Anyway, who am I to judge.
In the game, you are the only human being who has been accepted into the prestigious St. PigeoNation’s Institute. In addition to classes, wander the school corridors, talk to the other birds, create bonds… Who knows, maybe you won’t be able to find your great feathered love?
Available platforms: PC (Windows), Android, iOS, MacOS, Linux, PS4, PS Vita.
5. Overcooked 2
This game is the One of simulators, as it has a unique ability to destroy friendships and love relationships. Overcooked 2 brings an online multiplayer and I highly recommend playing it that way. There’s nothing funnier than trying to cook a dish, with the kitchen divided between two buckets of a truck, while yelling at your friends over the burnt rice.
This chaotic kitchen simulator has even precise controls, for a game of this type, but what really counts for progress is the communication and coordination between all the members of your kitchen (and that’s where the problem lies). The game is super fun and stressful in equal measure.
Available platforms: PC (Windows), macOS, Linux, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Amazon Luna.
Extra: to expand your arsenal of infernal kitchens, there’s also the Cooking Simulator. The difference is that this one is in the first person, but the chaos is the same.
6. Kill It With Fire
In this simulator, you are a pest exterminator (properly licensed, of course) and you need to use your entire arsenal to put an end to spiders that infest the rooms of various houses and shops. But you don’t need to stick to the basics, putting poison in the corners.
Destroy innocent spiders with fire, gunfire, grenades, dynamite, laser beam… Anyway, they hired you to eliminate the enemy, but they just didn’t make it exactly clear that your house needed to stay in order and intact in the process.
Available platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC (Windows), Android, Nintendo Switch. O jogo faz parte do Xbox Game Pass.
7. Bee Simulator
Along this list, you’ve been a goat, a fish, and even found a great love for feathers. Why not grow wings and fly like a bee too? In Bee Simulator you incarnate, if we can say so, a little bee who needs to collect pollen, to produce honey, and protect the hive from attack by enemy insects.
Of course, in her spare time, your cute little bee can explore a whole world full of other animals to scare and humans to try and get the stinger down. And you know what else? it is possible to play Bee Simulator in player versus player and co-op, split-screen modes.
Available platforms: PC (Windows), PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch.
And these were some crazy simulation game suggestions for PC and consoles. Of course, there are dozens more out there, and if you know one that fits that profile, don’t forget to share it with us in the comments!