Do you love life simulation games? They allow you to create, control and experience life as a character in the game and take various decisions on behalf of them. Not only life but social simulation as well. One of the games that come to everyone mind while talking about the life simulation game is The Sims. There are various people who loved this game, but again there comes a point when you have explored the game enough. And then you need something new to explore. So, we have made a list of some of the best games that can be alternatives for The Sims, Let’s check them out.
Games Like The Sims For Android And iPhone
1. Avakin Life
Avakin life is a life simulation game, not exactly like The Sims, but the playing methods are the same. You will get to select from the given characters whether male or female. Then your job is to interact with the environment, various characters and make decisions about their life in the game. All the characters you interact with will be players just like you from around the world. You will get to make friends, build your house and buy various items like clothes, accessories, furniture and even have a virtual pet.
Apart from this, you can travel and join various locations or rooms in the game created by other players. It also allows inviting your friends by connecting your social media account and playing with them. You will keep earning points and coins while you complete the tasks in the game and using these coins you can buy the given items, or even make in-app purchases for the same.
2. Virtual Families 2
Well as the name of the game tells, here you will get to play and create your virtual families. You will get to adopt various children, help them explore the map, feed them, buy groceries and complete the given goals of the game to earn coins. Unlike the above game, there are no online characters, but the characters of the game itself. You just have to tap on the characters to interact with them, know their information and even read what they are up to at the moment.
The graphics of the game are not that great, but given its method of playing, it’s fine. To be honest, it can take a little bit of time to get the hang of the game but once you do it becomes quite easy. You can check the goals anytime so you know what is to be done in the game, change settings, check the list of your family members, buy coins, take help to know the game, go to the store and a few other options inside the Menu option.
3. City Island 3
If you loved the house building games then you can switch to this City Island which is quite similar to that. In this game, you will get to create cities on various islands and develop them. You will have to buy lands, build houses, commercial buildings, roads, providing jobs to people who will live there, open ports, visit other islands etc. Not only this, you will need to provide all the facilities and build constructions like hospitals, police stations etc. that will keep unlocking as you progress through the levels.
And in return, you will earn coins and rewards as you complete the missions in this game. You will get various tasks to accomplish and if you feel lost then you can always take the help of the city advisor. In short, you will have to create and develop the whole city from nothing. The main aim of this game is to increase the number of residents on a particular island and provide all the services and facilities to them.
4. Paradise Island 2
Paradise Island is a game quite similar to the above one where you have to construct various buildings and develop the island. But this game has great graphics as compared to it. And here you not only have to build but restore the resorts on the island to bring back the tourist attractions. You will be helped and guided by a girl who has lived her whole life on the island and knows everything about it.
And in addition to all this, you will have to defeat Mano a shaman that caused all the resorts to close and the tourists to run away from the island. Follow the instructions, build, repair, create events to keep your tourists happy and earn while doing so. You can use the coins you earned to upgrade buildings and buy various objects and explore the island to search for new mysteries.
If you wish to play a game that is kind of like The Sims but without that heavy animations or graphics then you can try this one. InstLife has zero animations or characters as all the game will be played using texts. But that doesn’t mean it is not a good one. As you begin the game, it will show that you are just born. You will be able to see different tabs at the top of the display from where you will get the information about your life in the game.
To make progress you will need to add 1 year or age according to which it will also show what happened or changed as you become older. Increasing the age will also unlock various options like jobs, CV, salary etc. that you will need to manage. All your decisions will lead to how you will be when you grow up. There will be various events taking place as you grow old and at last eventually, you’ll die. After that, you can again start the game or create any custom character whose life you want to play.
Choices will let you play from three different story scenarios i.e. Young Adult, Romance, and Vampire. In each story, you will be playing as one of the characters that you can create yourself and then your task is to make decisions for them. These decisions will take a crucial part in the progress of the game and your relationship with other characters.
The game will take part in various chapters where you will get to know the story and see the conversations with different characters. You will get to choose or make a choice for the interactions of your characters which will determine the progress and you will earn rewards and money from them. Apart from that, you can save the game at any point in different scenarios and continue playing them later. And even play other stories or chapters as well.
BitLife is similar to the InstLife game as mentioned above but a bit more colorful and with a different interface. Compared to that, this one is easy to play and navigate through the given options. You will start the game as a newborn baby, and all the details regarding your character will be provided. To make progress you will need to add age and then read what happens each time you grow.
You can have money, buy cars, assets, family and even do various activities. On the dashboard of the app, you will see the tabs for all the options mentioned before which you can access at any time. At the bottom will be a meter where your happiness, health, smarts, and looks will be given. You have to make decisions throughout the game and keep these levels as high as possible and survive for as many years you can.
8. Nirvana – Game Of Life
Nirvana is one of the retro game for life simulations which is completely different to play than the rest on this list. In this game, you will be provided with cards which you have to swipe either left or right to answer them. Initially, you will be introduced by the creator of life who has sent you to experience his creation. The creator will come for your soul after 750 years, so you have to live the total years.
In case you die then you will be starting as a newborn, and until 750 yrs are completed you will have to play the game, again and again, making various choices for all the characters you are born as. This game is really simple to play, but you can die if you haven’t kept all the levels i.e. health, mood, social and wealth up to mark. It also has the option to save the progress of your game by connecting it with a social network account.
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9. RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch
If you are someone creative and have a keen mind in business then you can try the RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch. The method of playing will be similar to every other game i.e. explore, build, earn, grow and expand. But here you will be building and creating an awesome theme park. Your aim will be to accumulate wealth, attract customers, and keep them happy and satisfied.
Build cafes, eating spots, swings, and different kinds of mechanical rides and other shops to attract more and more customers. As you will progress in the game new parks will unlock which you can again manage and show your skills. This way you will increase your income, customers and earn great rewards.
IMVU is an alternative for The Sims if you are looking to play online life simulation games. It will let you create an avatar and choose the kind of life you want to live. You can interact with all the players in the game, have a conversation with them and create a virtual social life. You can even express yourself through emojis in the virtual chat.
As this game is online, you will be playing with other people from around the globe just like you. Or you can even invite your friends using social media account login. There will be various chatrooms where you can enter and start conversation and experience all of this in 3D.
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So these were some of the best games like The Sims. All the games will offer a different story and a bit of different gameplay. So which one are you going to choose? Or have any other games that are missing from this list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.