Top 20 Life Simulation Games For Mobile

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Life simulation games for mobile have been among the most played type of games by online players this past few years. Many players quickly got hooked to these life simulation games since they are allowed via several advanced features to grow and maintain an or a group of organisms.

In a given virtual environment, a life simulation game player is empowered to control the day to day lives of autonomous creatures used in the game. Due to these features, the game has become very popular, and as a result, many game developers took this situation as a good opportunity to develop gaming apps. Thus, a lot of life simulation games were released into the market. As of the present, the following are considered as the top choice and most downloaded mobile life simulation games.

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Top 20 Life Simulation Games For Mobile


1. The Sims Mobile

The Sims Mobile
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The Sims Mobile is currently among the most popular life simulation games offered on sale in the market. This life simulation game is based on both The Sims 4 as well as The Sims FreePlay that are created for both Android and iOS devices. The game’s existence was first announced on May 9, 2017, via a launch trailer. The Sims Mobile was eventually released into the market on March 6, 2018.

Upon its release, the game gradually became a hit to mobile players. This is because The Sims Mobile comes with a multiplayer component along with several exciting story elements. As the game prospered, it was reported that its development was transferred to Firemonkeys Studios from Maxis.

This life simulation game can be downloaded by Android and iOS users for free.


2. The Escapists 2

The Escapists 2
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The Escapists 2 is another popular life simulation game that a lot of mobile players have been addicted to. This life simulation game is considered as a strategy role-playing game. It was developed by the popular Mouldy Toof Studios as well as published by Team17. The second installment was the sequel to the addicting The Escapists version that was released in 2015.

The Escapists 2 was first released all over the globe on August 2017 as a game formatted for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 as well as on the Xbox One. The Escapists 2 version formatted for the Nintendo Switch and mobile phones were eventually released in 2018 and 2019.

The game can be downloaded by Android users for a fee of $5.99 while those who use iOS devices can have this for $6.99.


3. Godus

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The name Godus always pops out when talking about top life simulation games. Godus is created as a life simulation game belonging to the god game genre. It was developed by 22Cans. To meet its funding goal, the developer launched a Kickstarter campaign. The effort eventually allowed them to raise funds amounting to about $732,510 on 20 December 2012. This life simulation game was then designed by Peter Molyneux. He even described this as the spiritual successor to the Populous, his earliest creation.

Since their release, the game’s mobile versions were constantly updated. However, the early access version available on Steam was still not updated since its beta was released on December 2014. When played, the player of this life simulation game starts by saving a man and a woman who are about to drown. The player will then lead them to the place regarded as the Promised Land where they will settle down, build a tent and Breed a worker. The worker will then build another tent, and the gameplay goes on.

The game is currently available for iOS and Android users. This can be downloaded for free.


4. Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter
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Fallout Shelter is a life simulation game where the players are allowed to build as well as manage Vaults as Overseers. When playing, the players are required to guide or direct the inhabitants of the Vault. It is also a must to keep these citizens happy by providing them with their needs such as food, water, and power. Also, the players of this life simulation game are required to rescue dwellers that come from the wasteland. They can also assign them to the vault’s various resource-generating buildings with the use of the unique statistics system derived from the other version of the Fallout games.

This game works with the Android and iOS platforms and can be downloaded free of charge.


5. Pocket City

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Pocket City is considered as of the most addictive life simulation games these days. Many players like playing this since it offers an impressive set of building experiences for both the iOS and Android users. Also, this life simulation game comes with a lot of things to do, a range of terrain and buildings to unlock as well as a lot of events to keep the player very preoccupied. This game is available as a paid app for iOS users.

Android users can have this for a certain fee, but a limited free version is available.


6. Game Dev Tycoon

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Game Dev Tycoon is a life simulation video game in the business genre. This life simulation game was developed by Greenheart Games and was released on 10 December 2012. When playing, the players are allowed to create and develop their video games. It was revealed that this was inspired by the Game Dev Story. Not only that, a lot of the game’s critics have found many similar features between the two games.

Game Dev Tycoon is available for iOS and Android platforms as a paid app.


7. Farming Simulator 18

Farming Simulator 18
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Farming Simulator 18 is a famous life simulation game in the farming genre. This is one of the series of life simulation games centered on farming that bears the Farming Simulator mark. In this game, the players are allowed to farm as well as do other farming-related activities like breed livestock, sell farming assets and grow crops.

This is available on iOS and Android for free.


8. Rebel Inc.

Rebel Inc.
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Another popular entry for this top life simulation games list is Rebel Inc. Many gamers who are fond of playing life simulation games prefer this over the others since Rebel Inc’s gameplay is exciting to follow. The game involves the need for the player to stabilize a country by balancing civilian and military priorities. Also, it requires the player to use everything at their disposal to win the hearts of the citizens as well as prevent them from seizing power.

Rebel Inc. is accessible to both iOS and Android users for $2.49.


9. Star Traders: Frontiers

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Start Traders: Frontiers is an exciting life simulation game. It is offered for life simulation gamers in both the Android and iOS platforms. This can be downloaded by purchasing the app. When playing with this life simulation game, the player assumes the role of a starship captain leading a crew and venturing is an open universe. To obtain the best output, the player can and is required to customize the crew as well as the ship to make these suitable for missions that involve touring galaxies with a lot of threats.


10. Tropico

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Tropico is a life simulation game that belongs to the construction and management genre. It is developed by PopTop Software. The company is known for developing a lot of online games for various platforms. In the case of the life simulation game Tropico, the player assumes the role of the “El Presidente” or the ruler of a fictional country located in the Caribbean. The goal of the player is to stay in power. To do this, the player is provided with a lot of game options that can be used to rule the dominion.

Tropico is offered in versions that work for Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded for a certain fee.


11. Infinite Flight Simulator

Infinite Flight Simulator
Infinite Flight Simulator

The Infinite Flight Simulator is a life simulator game developed by Infinite Flight LLC for iOS and Android devices. The game is offered with single and multiplayer options. Many life simulation enthusiasts like this game since it comes with straightforward gameplay. To play, the players are allowed to control various types of aircraft.

This game is currently offered in exchange for a payment of a few dollars.


12. Soccer Manager 2019

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Soccer Manager 2019 is presently viewed as one of the most downloaded life simulation game in the management genre. The gameplay of this life simulation game is very simple. The players assume the role of the soccer manager and lead the team to victory. To do this, the player is allowed to take on the top teams and text his/her management skills. Also, the game includes a list of features that make the management simulation very realistic and exciting.

The game is currently available for Android and iOS users for free.


13. Zombie Combat Simulator

Zombie Combat Simulator
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The Zombie Combat Simulator is a zombie-themed life simulation game that may mobile players like. This is because the game comes with the sandbox mode that allows the player to create units in their chosen location as well as decide on the weapons they carry and alter their damage resistance and HP. The players are also able to modify the game’s rules such as the spawn system of the unit. This can be set to spawn soldiers and zombies automatically.

This life simulation game is offered in versions compatible with Android and iOS devices.


14. SimCity BuildIt

SimCity BuildIt
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Another popular life simulation game that many players currently enjoy is the SimCity BuildIt. This game belongs to the building genre and developed by TrackTwenty. This game was first launched in the later parts of 2014. This life simulation game makes use of the music and graphics that are quite similar to those used in the SimCity game of 2013.

This game is offered for free and can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices.


15. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
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The Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is a life simulation and role-playing game. This game was released in June 2014. It is offered in versions compatible with the iOS and Android devices. To play this game, the players are required to do everything to boost their fame and reputation. The game allows the players’ characters to start as a member of the E-list class and can rise to the A-list.


16. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
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The Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a life simulation and role-playing game. It is developed and published by Jam City using the Portkey Games’ license. This life simulation game is heavily inspired by the Harry Potter world. The game was released on April 25, 2018, with versions compatible with both Android and iOS devices. The game is set in Hogwarts years before the events discussed in the Harry Potter novels happened. Also, the game comes with a customizable protagonist that makes playing it more exciting.


17. Virtual Families 2

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Virtual Families 2 is a life simulation game that was introduced as a sequel to the first version and the hit “Virtual Families.” This life simulation game comes with gameplay that allows players to adopt a little child from the game’s population. Hence, the goal of the player is to nurture the child, chose his/her husband/wife and start a virtual family.

The game is available for download by iOS and Android users. 


18. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
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The Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a free-to-play social and life simulation mobile game offered in versions compatible with the iOS and Android devices. This life simulation game was first released in Australia on October 2017 followed by the worldwide launch a month after. Also, it comes with a series of social simulations. This allows the players to interact with various campers in a small campsite. The game also involves the performance of small tasks, as well as decorating living spaces and engaging in commerce.


19. The SimsFreePlay

The SimsFreePlay
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Many life simulation games’ enthusiasts love the SimsFreePlay. This is because the game comes with exciting gameplay. Also, this is offered as a free version of The Sims game created for mobile devices. Finally, the version that works with iOS was released on December 15, 2011, followed by the Android version on February 15, 2012.


20. Home Street

Home Street
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Home Street is a simulation game that is offered for free download on iOS and Android devices. However, this includes in-app purchases. Also, a network connection is needed to play this game as well as decorate houses.


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