What are the best simulation games for iPhone?

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    #1Plague Inc.

    Plague Inc.

    Plague Inc. is a simulation game that requires strategic skills and revolves around the idea of survival of the fittest. Player's aim is to put an end to human history by infecting a disease and eventually make it a plague.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Emma Reynolds
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "Whoa, this game gave me chills! It is so interesting that I sort of play like the villain at the same time the protagonist in the story of the game?? Like, in some ways I need to fulfill my mission to infect the humans but sometimes I am torn between being myself lol. Anyway, I love the realistic graphics!"
  2. 17

    #2The Sims FreePlay

    The Sims FreePlay

    Play the most popular life simulation game on your mobile device with The Sims FreePlay. Create unique Sims, have them fall in love, build dream homes and take care of children and pets.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Janice Fuller
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "This game stands out for me because it has a lot of stylish outfits that my sims character can wear for all occasions! Plus I feel like I am a their goddess of fate and destiny for I can actually get to decide if I want them to marry or have some kids in the near future. I just shifted to iOS and i think it's a great game for my iphone. "
  3. 16

    #3Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter is a free management game by Bethesda wherein you will have to create a nice and safe vault in the underground, after a nuclear war. You will pick some dwellers and then provide them with a good life.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Raymond Aguilar
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "So I needed to find the best simulation games for iPhone and I found Fallout Shelter! It works great and now I have no issues. I would like to commend the theme of this game as I am able to feel like i am a little  mayor and protector of my own little territory. i have my citizens and I need to repopulate them to sustatin the number. Fun and engaging!"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the I in the names of Apple devices stands for five different words? When Steve Jobs presented the iMac for the first time, he said that the "i" in iMacs does not only stand for the Internet. It also stood for "individual, instruct, inform and inspire." The name was later adopted when he and his team decided to expand into music players and released the iPod. He later scraped up 1000 employees to work on a "Project Purple". This led to the release of the iPhone. The same "i" here was also used in the release of the iPad later on. Apple drew the ire of the religious folk when Apple supporters dubbed iPhone as Jesus Phone. The phone that saves people with its many applications. Despite the negative publicity, the iPhone did well in the market and was soon launched in Europe. It won Time Magazine's Invention of the Year award. Many hailed it as revolutionary and a game changer to the mobile industry.

Fast forward to today and the iPhone and iPad are at their 10th and 5th generations thus far. Each generation growing more and more powerful and capable with each release. This is especially true for games. There were plenty of games, both free and iPhone paid games. It's able to run all kinds from action games, simulation games, even kawaii games for iPhone as well as the best otome games. Moreover, most of the best simulation games for iPhone and iPad are now popular. This covers different genres with great details and fidelity. Flight simulations, hunting simulations, and even some medicine and business type ones. These games became possible because of the powerful specs these devices had in them.

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    #4Game Dev Story

    Game Dev Story
    Game Dev Story is an economics-based game where the goal is to manage a video game start-up, beginning in the Atari era. You carve out a genre niche, adapt to new platform releases, keep your employees creative and productive, all in order to win fans across the world.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    $2.49

    David Nelson
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I don't agree with the first comment. I think she finds this game boring because it does not involve the typical theme of simulation games out there.  But really, this game is really an intelligent game that requires strategy and programming skills. At some point, my dream of being an owmer of a console game was being reached whenever I play this game. I wanna be on the top of video inustry someday!!"
  2. 15

    #5RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic

    RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic
    RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic is a game that mixes the best features of RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Enjoy designing amazing and successful parks and managing the staff to make their guests happy.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    $5.99- with in-app purchases

    Christian Perez
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I used to play this game all the time on my PC when I was younger. Now I can play it in all it's glory on my iPhone.This is a fantastic amusement park simulation game, if you like this sort of thing I suggest checking this out immediately."
  3. 13

    #6SimCity

    SimCity
    SimCity is a city building and simulation game where you can create and customize the city of your dreams. The game is available for Windows and Mac, plus the BuildIt version for mobile devices.
    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vivaan Balasubramanium
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "My favorite part of playing this is that i can atually declare a war against other clubs/ cities nearby. Well, that doesnt make a good mayor but I love building up skyscrapers like that of Hongkong. but at times when I think everything is so fine and well managed, I think there needs to be spice. I could join a club and then start a war! :D"
  4. 12

    #7Motorsport Manager

    Motorsport Manager
    In Motorsport Manager you get to run your own racing team. Hire drivers, develop your car and invest in technology, formulate pitstop strategies, and win championships across the world.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    $2.29

    Phillip White
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "Motorsport Manager is amazing. This racing SIM is absolutely superb. The graphics are just right. The menus are clear and uncluttered. I love the fake in game tweets, messages etc that sponsors, fans etc send your racing team. This game is so good I am definitely going to purchase the upcoming pc version. Proud to play a U.K. developed game of this quality."
  5. 12

    #8Transport Tycoon

    Transport Tycoon

    With Transport Tycoon you can take control of your own fledgling transport company. You will be able to create cross-country railroads, and also bridges and tunnels to maximize your earnings, and there is also the possibility to build air and sea ports. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $6.99

    Tom Tan
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "Pay to win doesnt mean bad. Yes this game has some clear problems with pay 2 win and people don't like, but in general it's really fun. Plus I mean it's your choice to pay, and even if you don't it is still plenty fun."
  6. 12

    #9Flight Pilot Simulator

    Flight Pilot Simulator

    Flight Pilot Simulator is a flight simulator mobile game application with 3D graphics and animations. The game also offers different mission types such as emergencies, rescue missions, rough landings, fires, and races.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Víctor Hugo Rangel
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "@Jacqueline I totally and completely agree with your comment! The high-definition graphics make me feel like I am in a real flight. Controls are easy to manage for they are intuitifve enough. Quests are never boring for you are immersed into life-saving situations. Good job devs!!"
  7. 10

    #10Construction Simulator 2

    Construction Simulator 2
    Games

    iOS, Android

    $0.99- with in-app purchases

    Aaron Fernandez
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "This SIM really puts you in control. I felt like a real architect, so much fun. I get to build my own construction firm, manage it and compete with the leading firms in the industry in the game."
  8. 6

    #11Tiny Tower

    Tiny Tower
    Tiny Tower is a game in which you have to manage the businesses and bitizens of your own city. Make money and attract bitizens to live and work inside your tower. Organize special events and attract VIP visitor to earn extra perks.
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tiffany Murray
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I love simulators, if you are using iphone 5 or phones that do not have large sreens this is good for them because the graphics are not so HD. Well, for me I use iphone 6+ so I was expecting more HD graphics but this one offers a basic quality."
  9. 6

    #12Egg, Inc.

    Egg, Inc.
    Egg, Inc. is a kind-of surrealistic free game in which you will have to create the best farm ever. In between an incremental game and a simulator one, you need to keep checked every single detail to succeed.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alexander Oliver
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "Very relaxing gameplay. At my age, I just want to lay down in bed, sell chicken eggs (yes you are going to sell chicken eggs, hatch chicks, take care of them, and many more). "
  10. 6

    #13Choices

    Choices

    Choices: Stories You Play is a life simulation game where you get to choose between a wide variety of settings, from fantasy to university and everything in between. Create your character and start making choices! 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jerry Richards
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "The most entertaining simulation game for iPhone is the Choices: Stories You Play app for Android. It is a life simulation game where you choose from various settings and situations. You create a character and just live life and make choices."
  11. 0

    #14F1 2016

    F1 2016

    F1 2016 is the official Formula One racing game which was released in 2016. Players take the role of an F1 racer from the Championship series and can also start their own racing career, assembling their own agents, engineers, and team.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $59.99

    Judy Berry
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "This is not what I was looking for. According to the website, the game is for windows only. I am looking for a game to play on my Iphone. And worst, this is not a simulation game!!!! Will keep looking. "
  12. 0

    #15Mini World Block Art

    Mini World Block Art

    Mini World Block Art is a free-to-play sandbox game where you can explore, have adventures, and even get creative with your friends. You can play by yourself or in multiplayer mode, and do everything from building a castle or fighting a dragon, o simply enjoying life on your fantasy farm.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Arthur Palmer
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "This quickly became a favorite spinoff game of mine! Genuinely fun to play  as there are no restrictions, you get to adjust your own pacing, your own rules, solid graphics, and the transitions are flawless. I only have one problem with the small letters, I was having a hard time reading texts."

Summary

Best What are the best simulation games for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Plague Inc.Games 17 Free
2The Sims FreePlayGames 17 Free
3Fallout ShelterGames 16 Free
4Game Dev StoryGames 15 Paid
5RollerCoaster Tycoon ClassicGames 15 Paid
6SimCityGames 13 Free
7Motorsport ManagerGames 12 Paid
8Transport TycoonGames 12 Paid
9Flight Pilot SimulatorGames 12 Free
10Construction Simulator 2Games 10 Paid
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