15 Best Simulation Games For Android – Updated October, 2024

The best simulation games are ones that not only immerse you in the world and the presence of the character, but give you tons of tasks to complete. So you always have something to fill your time. There are LOADS of these games on Android, but not all of them are equal to one another.

While many of them are good, and some are great, there are way more that are mediocre at best. So we’ve rounded up 10 of the best simulation games you can play on Android and threw them together in this list. They’re not necessarily organized to be in any particular order.

If you’ve never played simulation games before, they can be an excellent choice for a more relaxing and casual experience. Some of them will be free while others will be premium. But all of them can be a lot of fun if you’re willing to give them a shot.

Top 10 Best Simulation Games For Android

Below you’ll find a summary table of all 10 of the best simulation games we selected for this guide. You can see the name of each game, how much it costs, and what the cost of the in-game purchases are, as well as links to the Play Store to download them. If there are any at all. If you want brief description, of each game, you can find those below the summary table along with all the same information as well as Play Store links.

Game Download Cost In-Game Cost (per item)
My Time At Portia $7.99 $0
Tears Of Themis Free $0.99 – $99.99
The Ramen Sensei 2 Free $2.49 – $44.99
SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off Free $0.99 – $99.99
Guitar Girl Free $0.99 – $94.99
Pocket Build Free $0.99 – $64.99
Cooking Mama: Let’s Cook! Free $0.99 – $15.99
Fallout Shelter Free $0.99 – $99.99
Stardew Valley $4.99 $0
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Free $0.99 – $79.99

My Time At Portia

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We’re certainly not playing any favorites here, but if you like simulation games that look gorgeous, are expansive, and have tons of stuff for you to do, then this might be the best simulation out there for you.

My Time At Portia lets you do everything from socialize with over 50 interactive NPCs to building and decorating your home. And you can even start a family. You have a fully functioning workshop to create all kinds of stuff, too. You can farm, grow crops, and even engage in a few battles here and there. Plus, just look at it!

This one costs $8, but it’s well worth it.


Tears Of Themis

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Tears Of Themis is the latest game from miHoYo, the same studio behind the smash hit game Genshin Impact. You play as an attorney who is working to uncover a deep mystery on a case you’re on.

In the game you’ll need to collect evidence, establish relationships with each of the characters, and acquire testimonies from suspects. There’s a more rich narrative in this game, with every character having their own unique story arc.

The game also has full voice acting which should help to make things feel more immersive.


The Ramen Sensei 2

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The Ramen Sensei 2 is all about time management as you build up and become a popular ramen shop. You’ll get to make tasty bowls of ramen and serve customers, while also ensuring you keep them happy and don’t mess up their orders.

There’s also mini-games you can play, and as you get bigger and better you can enter ramen cooking competitions to try and claim victory. The game features numerous different ramen recipes too. If you’re a ramen fan and like these types of simulation games, Ramen Sensei 2 is one of the best ones to fill your time with.


SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off

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There’s lots of money to be made in Bikini Bottom, and in SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off it’s up to you to help Mr. Krabs serve everyone. Similar to The Ramen Sensei 2, this is a time management cooking game, with all sorts of recipes based on food from the show.

You can also upgrade and decorate your restaurants with all kinds of different décor, collect different outfits for the characters and more. The perfect sim game for SpongeBob fans.


Guitar Girl

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For the ultra relaxing simulation game, look no further than Guitar Girl. As the title of the game suggests, you take on the role of a girl who plays guitar for her fans and followers on the internet.

The cool thing about this game is that as she gets more popular, she makes her way to bigger stages and plays for more people. Acquiring more popularity and allowing you to play a variety of songs. You can decorate Guitar Girl’s room, grow her fanbase, and you can help Guitar Grow as a person and a creator by getting likes and follows on her social media.

As a simulation game it’s quite different from everything else on here. But it definitely feels appropriate for the era we live in. And it’s a lot more calming than anything else on the list.


Pocket Build

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Pocket Build is the perfect game for anyone that likes to build anything and everything. This game lets you build castles, houses, bridges, farms and more. It boasts endless possibilities with the amount of things you can build in a large amount of locations.

It’s hailed as an open world game with tons of locale, and you have the ability to upgrade and outfit your creations with tons of options. It also features 3D touch support, a first-person mode for mining and gathering resources and more.


Cooking Mama: Let’s Cook!

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Cooking Mama: let’s Cook! is one of the more popular cooking simulation games available on Android, boasting a 4.4 star rating with over 50 million installs. Cook from over 30 different recipes, play a host of mini games, learn about cooking and challenge other players to climb the ranked lists.

There’s even an ability to watch “realistic” cooking videos that help you learn how to make supported recipes. Which is kind of a trip considering this is a game. This is definitely something you want to check out if you enjoy cooking and simulation games.


Fallout Shelter

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Fallout Shelter has been around for a few years now but it’s still one of the best simulation games available on Android. With the world now in a post apocalyptic state, you, the player, must make sure that everyone makes it safely into the vault.

Help them flourish by starting families, gathering and cooking food, and overall just help the community thrive. You can customize a ton of different stuff and explore the wasteland by sending out dwellers to scavenge for useful items and junk.


Stardew Valley

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Stardew Valley is highly regarded as the ultimate farming sim RPG. Most notably this game has over 50 hours of gameplay to get through. So you’ll be playing for quite some time and have lots of content to enjoy.

As for what you can do, you basically have to build up your farm and do everything from grow your crops to exploring. You can upgrade and customize your home, too, and even raise and breed animals.

If you’re like me, then you may also enjoy one of my favorite features, the fishing. As one of the best simulation games on android, this one is a definite must. It’s also free if you have the subscription to Google Play Pass.


Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

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This isn’t quite the scale of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but that’s perfectly ok. It’s Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, which is a scaled down version of Animal Crossing that you can easily fit in your pocket and take with you anywhere.

In it, you’ll be able to design your campsite and camper, your own cabin, and your character with tons of different options from numerous outfits to loads of living décor. Trust us, with over 300 different pieces of clothing and over 1,000 different pieces of furniture, there’s a massive amount of combinations and ways to design your setup.

You can also collect themed items, and interact with the over 100 different animals in the game too. It’s a super casual, relaxing simulation game if you’re just looking for something to fill some down time.


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