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From the mundane to the ridiculous: 12 unusual simulation games

By Iain Wilson on Sunday 1st Sep 2013 at 4:00 PM UTC

Simulation games give players the opportunity to try new things they wouldn't otherwise be able to experience, and cover a hugely diverse range of activities from running theme parks and building cities to driving planes, trains and articulated lorries.

Some of them offer deep and engaging gameplay with exciting tasks to complete, while others choose to recreate activities that are much more humdrum, though this doesn't necessarily make them less interesting to take part in.

We've looked into this genre and picked out 12 simulations that go beyond the mainstream. Have you played any of these, or is there another odd sim that you've whiled away hours on? Let us know in the comments below.