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Trucker, mayor, space cowboy: Five sim games that let you live out your dreams

Erez Zukerman | June 10, 2013
Whether you enjoy controlling the fates of countless Sims or driving a truck across Europe, you can be sure there's an excellent simulator out there in which to hone your skills.

Another point of frustration is the low number of available missions. Microsoft Flight starts you off with fewer than ten missions and once you want to make progress, you have to pay up. In other words, the game suffers from the same issues plaguing many other "pay to play" titles, and even its fancy graphics couldn't redeem it. It's easy to see why Microsoft ceased development.

Cheaper than career counseling, more fun than a new boss
Whether it's about starting a city, fighting an interplanetary civil war, flying a plane in Hawaii, or hauling freight across the old continent, a solid simulation game will keep you engaged and entertained for hours. There is something relaxing and engaging about these games, and you may only look up from the screen to realize hours have gone by while you were immersed in a world of orderly progress and rising skills.

 

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