We've definitely seen a resurgence of "simulator" games on Xbox over the past couple of years. From Microsoft Flight Simulator to Lawn Mowing Simulator to PowerWash Simulator, these games have attracted huge audiences on Xbox Game Pass, and there are plenty of other non-Game Pass titles that performed extremely well too.
In the past month alone, we've highlighted the new releases of Police Simulator - Patrol Officers (which continues to dominate the "Top Paid" Xbox charts), Firefighting Simulator and Goat Simulator 3, and there's a whole lot more where they came from! Animal Shelter Simulator, for example, is pushing up the Xbox charts in the UK right now, while Gas Station Simulator and Ship Graveyard Simulator are also proving popular.
So, with that said, we thought we'd use this opportunity to highlight a few new 'Simulator' games on Xbox:
Animal Shelter Simulator
In Animal Shelter, your main target is to make your four-legged friends happy. Pet them, hand out treats, play with toys - and they will pay you back with great trust. Get to know the animals well enough to find them the best home! Don't wait any longer, open your animal shelter now!
Brewmaster: Beer Brewing Simulator
Brew your perfect beer in this relaxing home brewing sim. Use a realistic chemistry simulation to brew hoppy IPAs to creamy stouts. Customise your brewing space, create recipes and label your beer, unlock new equipment and enter competitions. Learn to brew, refine your craft and become a Brewmaster!
Construction Simulator is back – bigger and better than ever! Get back to work with a vehicle fleet whose size will knock your socks off. Beyond brands like Caterpillar, CASE and BELL that are already familiar in the Construction Simulator series, you can get behind the wheel of new licensed machines from partners like DAF and Doosan – over 70 in total.
Firefighting Simulator - The Squad
Firefighting Simulator – The Squad lets you experience what it means to fight perilous fires up close as an active member of a fictional US city's firefighting department - together with up to 3 friends in the co-op multiplayer or in the single-player mode. Control officially licensed fire trucks by Rosenbauer and tackle a host of challenging and varied missions.