What are the best simulation games for Android?

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    SimCity is a city building and simulation game where you can create and customize the city of your dreams. The game is available for Windows and Mac, plus the BuildIt version for mobile devices.

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Crystal Castro
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "I'm the type of lady who likes to be in control of every aspect of life, except I'm not. That's where SimCity comes in to ease my anxiety. I've been using this as a personal form of therapy for over 17 years (this is probably a terrible idea and you should hire a professional instead of following my footsteps). Anytime I am feeling a bit out of control, I turn to SimCity, where the feeling is relinquished immediately upon the commercialization of my town. Highly recommend for fellows alike. "
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    #2The Sims FreePlay

    The Sims FreePlay

    Play the most popular life simulation game on your mobile device with The Sims FreePlay. Create unique Sims, have them fall in love, build dream homes and take care of children and pets.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brittany Carter
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "As a young mother, I am always fascinated by simulation games that feels surreal. I remember when I was carrying my first child with me I was playing SimCity that time. Surprisingly, this game also lets me see the baby bump of my sim's (character), I could even plan my own baby shower and make a family of my own. Well, at least here I can have a complete family. Ugh, I also love the outfits I hope I could wear one in-real life. 5 stars!"
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    #3Plague Inc.

    Plague Inc.

    Plague Inc. is a simulation game that requires strategic skills and revolves around the idea of survival of the fittest. Player's aim is to put an end to human history by infecting a disease and eventually make it a plague.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sofía Trujillo
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "This is indeed an interesting game especially for science and medical students out there. Well, except that you are the one spreading the plageu. Anyway, I must commend the graphics for they are polished amd very high in definition. Don't worry, the game may sound very tactful but it has an in-game help and tutorial. Try it and see for yourself :)"


Did you know that in the Matrix movie, Keanu Reeves actually climbed out the window without a stuntman? During the phone conversation scene, Morpheus (Fishburne) instructs Neo (Reeves) to go through the window. Keanu did this himself without the aid of stunt double, 34 stories in the air. The Matrix (1999) is an anime-inspired film that depicts a story about a hacker who learns from rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. The film was directed by the Wachowski Brothers and it stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, and more. 

The Matrix was first released in the United States on March 31, 1999,  with a cumulative worldwide gross of $463,517,383. The film won an Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects, Sound Effects Editing, and Best Visual Effects in 2000 as well as other accolades including BAFTA Awards and Saturn Awards. In fact, the success of the film eventually led to the release of two film sequels, both written and directed by the Wachowskis: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. The Matrix franchise was also expanded through the production of video games, comic books, and animated short films, and even inspired books and theories on ideas in religion and philosophy. 

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    #4Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter is a free management game by Bethesda wherein you will have to create a nice and safe vault in the underground, after a nuclear war. You will pick some dwellers and then provide them with a good life.


    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rose Barnes
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "@Angela Huang. Yes! It is available on Android. I just started playing it yesterday. Anyhow, it is a pretty decent simulation game. The mechanics and gameplay is all manageable. I love rescuing people and give them a new shelter called vaults. The only thing that makes me disappointed is that i need to spend a penny to get a fuller feature and some other packages. It 's free tho but you will be required (well it is a choice) to buy and unlock features if you want to."
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    #5Flight Pilot Simulator

    Flight Pilot Simulator

    Flight Pilot Simulator is a flight simulator mobile game application with 3D graphics and animations. The game also offers different mission types such as emergencies, rescue missions, rough landings, fires, and races.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Amanda Alvarado
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "My teenager kid is going to love this! I love it. The reviews are great and the images look realistic, I swear. I have tried it myself. I was able to rescue a number of young womaen and children. Plus Ican play it offline without any data or internet needed."
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    #6Game Dev Story

    Game Dev Story
    Game Dev Story is an economics-based game where the goal is to manage a video game start-up, beginning in the Atari era. You carve out a genre niche, adapt to new platform releases, keep your employees creative and productive, all in order to win fans across the world.

    Android, iOS


    Teresa Walker
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "Gave Dev Story is a fun simulation game for Android. You get to manage your own company, a bunch of computer engineers and game devs and see if you can make money. It's quite addicting and once you get the hang of it you'll be playing it for hours."
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    #7Infinite Flight

    Infinite Flight

    Infinite Flight offers the most comprehensive flight simulation experience. Fly a large selection of highly detailed aircraft in regions across the world, with an atmospheric condition, and with a wide range of weight configurations.


    Android, iOS

    $4.99- with in-app purchases

    Bertha Córdova
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I love that is a free flight simulation game howevert it has paid add-ons. Too bad  icant spend that much cuz I am still a working student. The graphics are not stellar although they are decent. I have seen better graphics. The good part of this game is that it offers a lot of aircrafts and its realistic atmospheric elements (sun, moon, etc.)."
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    #8Bus Simulator 2015

    Bus Simulator 2015

    Bus Simulator 2015 is a free game for Android and iOS that simulate a real bus experience with realistic (and real) cities and landscapes, multiple models of vehicles and all the weather situations.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Eugene Barnes
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "This is a fairly solid and enjoyable game, but it's got some flaws that can make it a bit frustrating at times. It's a bit buggy, so you'll occasionally have to deal with the controls not working quite right and the driving AI on the other cars is not very good, which can be annoying when they run into you. If you want a driving simulator on mobile, this is a decent choice."
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    Choices: Stories You Play is a life simulation game where you get to choose between a wide variety of settings, from fantasy to university and everything in between. Create your character and start making choices! 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Victoria Medina
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "Choices is a fun story telling game on Android that changes every time you play it. You can customize your character and guide it through the trials and joys of the game."
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    #10RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic

    RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic
    RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic is a game that mixes the best features of RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Enjoy designing amazing and successful parks and managing the staff to make their guests happy.

    Android, iOS

    $5.99- with in-app purchases

    Heather Contreras
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "As exciting as riding it in real-life, building one for yourself is even more exciting! RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic is one of the funnest games ever. You get to become an all-around amusement park manager! love all the RCT games. If you like building games, this is going to be a classic for you. You'll never get bored!"
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    #11Trainz Simulator

    Trainz Simulator

    In this train simulator app you will be able to build both the rails and the environment you will be driving your train: you can choose whether you will drive through dangerous mountains or near the shore. 


    Android, iOS


    Antonio Zamudio
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "This is a great little app for train enthusiasts. It has a lot of features that will keep train lovers entertained for a long, long time. But is there anybody else out there that experiences the same problem with the change environment option?"
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    #12Transport Tycoon

    Transport Tycoon

    With Transport Tycoon you can take control of your own fledgling transport company. You will be able to create cross-country railroads, and also bridges and tunnels to maximize your earnings, and there is also the possibility to build air and sea ports. 


    Android, iOS


    Marie Robinson
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "I am contemplating downloading Transport Tycoon. I looked at the reviews and they are decent. The game looks interesting. I think I might jump in and give it a try. I think the advanced AI is great to play with, and I wanna try the hundretdths of different vehicles it features. I wont give it a high rating because i havent tried it yet tho :D I will keep you guys updated!"
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    #13Air Navy Fighters Lite

    Air Navy Fighters Lite

    Air Navy Fighters Lite is the free version of the Air Navy Fighters game and it's available for both iOS and Android devices. You can upgrade it via an external link to enjoy the full version of this air combat flight simulator.


    Android, iOS


    Douglas Delgado
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "almost most often than not, simulation games must possess engaging and enticing graphics to make it more attractive but this game fails in that aspect. However, its controls are pretty easy to follow. It lets you experience dangerous landing situations too. You should probably get the paid version to do more but this version is still fine and very fun to play"
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    #14Mini World Block Art

    Mini World Block Art

    Mini World Block Art is a free-to-play sandbox game where you can explore, have adventures, and even get creative with your friends. You can play by yourself or in multiplayer mode, and do everything from building a castle or fighting a dragon, o simply enjoying life on your fantasy farm.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joe Miller
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "I was looking for games to kill time using my android device and this simulation game fit the bill. It's a 3D sandbox game without any real specific goal except to have fun. I like it because it has no rules, it has no pacing so meaning i can adjust to my own game pace. I love that it doesnt have so much limitatioms.  My only problem is the login format, I dont like it because it requirs my facebook account"
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    #15Construction Simulator 2

    Construction Simulator 2

    iOS, Android

    $0.99- with in-app purchases

    Lawrence Young
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "Wow, I feel like i am an engineer in the making because technically you gotta build your orwn construction firm.  The game is great, keeps one busy and always active when bored"
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    #16Air Stunts Flying Simulator

    Air Stunts Flying Simulator
    Air Stunts Flying Simulator is a 3D simulator with realistic controls and full of challenges. Jump from an airplane, pick up people to transport them to the hill top and fly over mountains and rivers. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Patricia Davis
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I was looking for simulation games to add to my android phone. The 1st one I downloaded was Air Stunts Flying Simulator. This might be the worst game I have ever downloaded. My goodness! The graphics are terrible and there are only 5 levels. The game is really boring, there is nothing that makes you want to come back and play it. I played it for a maximum of 5 minutes before I uninstalled this, do not waste your time...avoid! "


Best What are the best simulation games for Android
1SimCityGames 33 Free
2The Sims FreePlayGames 33 Free
3Plague Inc.Games 24 Free
4Fallout ShelterGames 23 Free
5Flight Pilot SimulatorGames 22 Free
6Game Dev StoryGames 20 Paid
7Infinite FlightGames 19 Paid
8Bus Simulator 2015Games 17 Free
9ChoicesGames 17 Free
10RollerCoaster Tycoon ClassicGames 12 Paid

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