Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Top 6 Free Simulation Games

Top 6 Free Simulation Games

These are Top 6 Simulation browser based games I recommended
for you. I rely a lot on gamer feedback as well as my personal experience when rating these games, so if you have an opinion on the subject, feel free to leave
a comment.

(Note: The list excludes RPG and Strategy Games, only contains Simulation. Relevant: Top 6 Free Strategy Games )

Top 6: Grand Prix Racing Online

Grand Prix Racing OnlineTheme: SportsAge: Present Time
Genre: SimulationTime Units: Turns
Graphics: 2DStatus: Final
Official Website:

Do you love Formula 1 racing? Then Grand Prix Racing Online is THE game for you!

Grand Prix Racing Online, usually shortened to "GPRO", is a
massively-multiplayer online Grand Prix management simulator.
It was created by a group of dedicated players of F1 manager web games. The game is loosely based on past gaming experiences, incorporating the concepts, knowledge and experience of previous (classic) F1 manager games.

GPRO can be played without cost for the individual user, since it is free to sign up and get a team. There is also a possibility to pay a supporter fee for extra features. These features do not give an advantage in gameplay, but are merely some extras, such as more car liveries or race commentary.

The Gameplay:
Each new user will start in one of the Rookie groups, the lowest level in the game. He will receive $30,000,000, a standard (and pretty bad) driver, and a level 1 car if he joins before the first race of the season, otherwise his money will be reduced depending on the number of races left in the season.

The object of the game is to win races and achieve promotion to a higher level. This can be achieved with a good driver or a good car, but usually a well-balanced combination is required. Race strategy and car setups are also an important part of the game.

The points system is the official Formula 1 point scoring system where managers in positions 1-8 get 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 points respectively.

Before each race, a manager can update his car and do testing, if he likes. To participate in a race, he must take part in the qualifying session. Before qualifying, he can set up his car during an 8-lap practice session. After the qualifying, he can confirm the strategy for the race. Different tyre compounds and fuel loads play a big part in race tactics.

After each race, the participating managers are paid prize money according to their finishing and qualifying position. Sponsor money will also be paid, if a manager has any sponsorship deals confirmed. Driver and staff salaries are paid after each race, but the biggest expense comes from replacing worn car parts with new ones.

Managing your economy is one of the most challenging parts of GPRO and new managers can find it very hard to stay on positive balance at first.

Try to be a successful team manager like Dennis, Todt or Briatore. Manage your grand prix team to success by building good cars, developing good race strategies, hiring the right drivers and staff and planning for the future. But all must be done within the limits of your financial and worktime budget and with the fierce competition breathing down your neck!

Top 5: Star Wars Combine

Star Wars CombineTheme: SpaceAge:Future
Genre:SimulationTime Units: Realtime
Graphics:2DStatus: Final
Official Website:


The Star Wars Combine is a game set in the Star Wars Universe. The game has been online since 1998 and although it is technically a browser game, it sees itself rather as an MMORPG. It is programmed and run entirely by volunteers, so playing is free. There are no monthly charges and no premium features that are restricted to players who register a paid account.

The game is player driven, all roles - from the emperor or commander of the Rebel Alliance to the fighter pilots - are open for player characters. Combat is not implemented yet, but the player driven economy offers many options to mine, trade or build cities, facilities and stations.

Any new player can create their individual character selecting from various skills and more than 50 different races from Star Wars (Wookies, Twi'leks etc). They can then join an existing group - from the infamous Empire to less famous smaller production, trading or even pirate groups - and later found their own company.

There are more than 5,000 planets that can be explored and colonised. Player characters can own their own ships, vehicles, buildings, cities or even companies. Also player groups ("factions") can be owners of anything, setting the Star Wars Combine apart from alliances and guilds in many other similar games.

The Star Wars Combine offers many roles to choose from and thus allows the player to not only live their own dream of being whatever they want in the Star Wars universe, but also to adapt the game to their favoured style of play, playing the game as more of an adventure, a strategy game, a business sim, or just enjoying the lively community of like minded gamers and Star Wars fans.

Despite the current lack of combat the Star Wars Combine offers a complexity and variety rather unusual for free browser games. If you like Star Wars, you should really give it a go.

Main Features
  • Create Star Wars character, choose race, skills, background.
  • Assign skill levels from 5 different areas.
  • Join the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance and enter the
    Galactic Civil War, or pursue a career in the backdrop in more than fifty other groups as a simple merchant, smuggler, pirate, pilot ... the possibilities are endless!
  • Have a chance to be Force sensitive and become a soldier of the light or a lord of the dark!
  • Buy and sell spaceships, space stations, vehicles, facilities, items, and
    weapons with other living players.
  • Explore a vast galaxy of over 4,000 life-filled planets and visit the elegant cities of well-known localities like Corellia, Tatooine, Naboo and more, using a unique real-time movement system for ground travel, air travel, sublight and hyperspace travel.
  • Use the graphical interface to move across the planet, moon, spaceship or space station you are currently on and watch as your ship enters a planet's atmosphere.
  • Prospect planets and mine their raw materials.
  • Build your favourite ships, vehicles, space stations,
    droids, items and weapons ... or recycle their wrecks into new
    raw materials.
  • Post on the classified ads offering your services for all to see.
  • Be a part of a vast community almost 3,000 members strong, visiting the message centre, helping to shape the progress of the Star Wars Combine with suggestions, role playing your character with others in many unique scenarios, or visiting the chatrooms for general chit-chat with other members.
  • Personalize the Darkness Interface with a "skin" of your choice!
  • Get a free, web-based holo-mail address to talk to your fellow combine members or anyone else on the internet.
  • With many more upcoming features such as combat, research and development and creatures!
  • Play the game, no matter whether you're on a Windows, Macintosh or Linux/Unix computer.
  • For a full list of features, check below (implemented features are printed bold).

Top 4: Buzzer Beater
BuzzerBeaterTheme: SportsAge: Present Time
Genre: SimulationTime Units: Realtime
Graphics: 2DStatus: Final
Official Website:

BuzzerBeater is an online basketball simulation game that
pits you against other managers across the planet. Play head-to-head against
other challengers, employing strategic game play and statistical analysis. Go
beyond fantasy basketball and run your own franchise.

  • Take your team to the top of your league. Then continue up the BuzzerBeater ranks to beat out managers from around the world. No excuses. No retreat. Just you and 44147 opponents who would like nothing better than to run you out of the gym.
  • Realistic basketball action. Play the most advanced basketball simulation and coaching AI ever released. Watch games live on a state-of-the-art viewer.
  • You're the manager. You pick the players, you train them, and you tell them how to play. Want a bigger arena? Build it. Want to draft a superstar? It's all about scouting. You make the decisions and you’re in charge!

Top 3: The Wrestling Game
The Wrestling GameTheme: SportsAge: Present Time
Genre: SimulationTime Units: Realtime
Graphics: Text With GraphicsStatus: Final
Official Website:

The Wrestling Game is a strategic / managerial on-line game on the world of
wrestling.All you need to play the Wrestling Game is just a normal browser
(browsers are programs that allow you to surf the internet, such as Internet
Explorer or Firefox).

You will have the possibility to build your career as a wrestler, starting with no job and no money. Your objective is to build your own career and to take your spot to the various Federations in the game to earn money, this is fundamental to buy new moves, train your character and create your own entrance. You will become always more famous and popular, and you will reach the highest spots of your Federation.

The game interface is quite intuitive. At the first log in you will be guided in your first steps by a simple tutorial, which will help you to move deftly through the site.

It is possible to use the chat system to communicate in real time with other players. You can use the forums as well. Inside the game a private message system is available too, which allows direct communication between users! We would like to remember you that the game is completely free. The only expense is your internet navigation cost! Or an eventual premium option.

Top 2: Trophy Manager
Trophy ManagerTheme: SportsAge: Present Time
Genre: SimulationTime Units: Realtime
Graphics: Text With GraphicsStatus: Final
Official Website:

Trophy Manager is a free online online football management game where you
take charge of your own soccer club. The game is now in it’s 12th season and as
of August 2008 has over 100,000 teams playing the game from 125 countries

In Trophy Manager you take total control of your own soccer club.
An ever-confident and enthusiastic board has selected you as the manager who’s
going to make the most of their club’s potential. When you start out you have
got a squad of 25 eager players, as well as a heap of cash to spend on players
and stadium upgrades. You must decide the tactics, find and hire the perfect
coaching staff, train your players best as you can and expand the club’s
infrastructure - All to get as close as you can to promotion, championships and,
possibly, the Champions Cup of your region.

Top 1: Hattrick
HattrickTheme: SportsAge: Present Time
Genre: SimulationTime Units: Realtime
Graphics: 2DStatus: Final
Official Website:

Hattrick (commonly abbreviated to HT) is an online, browser-based, football management game (MMOG) developed in Sweden. Currently the game contains 124 different countries, each with its own league pyramid, and 47 different language versions (since October 3, 2008). The basic idea of Hattrick is to manage a football team wisely, whether it be in buying and selling players, setting the team's lineup, or expanding the arena to the perfect size. Every user in Hattrick has a team of his/her own. The user has wide control over their team, and gameplay is mainly limited by economic and tactical restrictions. Many different types of teams exist within Hattrick; the team's type is generally shaped by the training program set up by the user, as well as the formations played.

The game is free to play, though there is an optional premium Supporter Service as well as a Mobile Service, both available by in-game purchase. As with any manager game, the player must assign positions to the players and choose among some basic tactical and strategic options. Hattrick is always under development, and the game developers often add new features to the game.


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  2. Thanks for including the Star Wars Combine, but what do you really think of the game?

  3. It's a very good game, all though it takes a few months to get going

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