Video games are developing at a very fast rate. They have been since their mainstream adoption in the 1980s. The 90s were a golden age of video games and once the early years of 3D gaming passed, the 2010s became even better.
Genres come and go in terms of popularity. They never disappear, it is just that audiences simply love some genres of gaming more than others. In recent years, simulator games have become much more popular. Here are the reasons why.
We Need Something Better
Our lives have been a bit more difficult in the recent two years. People have suffered from a global pandemic, so with that, simulators come as a great way to experience something new. You wanted to farm, now you can, without actually breaking any laws and going outside from your apartment in the center of a metropolis.
Being locked in an apartment or house has tried many people’s patience and their daily habits as well as willpower, and some found it easier to cope with the said situation by simply playing simulator games.
A Realistic Experience of a Treasured Goal
What if you wanted to fly a plane but were too far off from it, financially, health-wise, or for any other reason? Well, then it seems like a logical set of events to download a flight simulator, preferably a realistic one, and dive straight into the world of flying planes. This goes for any other thing you might have wanted to try, from sports to farming and even building a city. If you cannot do it in real life, why not play a simulator game?
Becoming the Director of Your Own Movie
While it is unlikely that directors will be playing simulator games, one could indeed become a metaphorical director by playing simulator games. Organize a city, to the smallest detail. Make the people do your bidding, make the guards be lenient, enforce hygiene laws, be the ultimate dictator. Or, you can simply have a thriving city and be hailed as one of the greatest leaders ever.
It is not that often that people can get an experience of managing anything on a larger scale. Simulator games are a great way to dive into that experience and see what it would be like to be responsible for more than just eating three times a day.
They Are Fun
This is an answer that could suffice for any genre of video games. Simulators are fun like any other video game. Some have amazing gameplay, others will immerse you in an experience so deeply that you might forget to get up for hours on end.
Having fun is essential in these trying times and with simulator games, people can even get immersed in an experience which they wanted for a long time.