Many games let you create your own items, object or levels. But some are specifically designed for you to do this in order to attract characters and visitor to your creation in the game.Whether it's the perfect garden in Viva Pinata, the ideal visitor island in Animal Crossing or the most thrilling ride in Planet Coaster, these games are fun because they combine creativity and management. Then there are games where your attractions are more understated. The ideal home and live to keep your Sims happy. Or maybe create something that doesn't impact the environment negatively like in Eco.Whatever you create, as well as attract characters in the game, the creations you make are ideal to share with other people (parents and carers maybe) to show them what you've been doing.
Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii
Genres: Open World and Simulation
Duration: Between half an hour and 45 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 8 players online.
Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.
You live on a small island teeming with life. Insects, fish, trees, vegetation and fossils are represented with cute cartoon visuals. Rather than the scale or grandeur of other game worlds, it’s the interconnected minutiae of this diorama that makes...
Platforms: Nintendo DS, PC and Xbox 360
Genres: Simulation and Strategy
Duration: Between 20 hours and 30 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 4 players online.
This game is a fantasy garden-simulation game where your tending and care encourages one of 60 different piñata animals to make it their home. You use gardening tools to plough, sow seeds, create ponds and sculpt the land. Do this well and more animals...
Tracks The Train Set Game
Platforms: PC and Xbox One
Genres: Creative, Open World and Simulation
Players: This is a single player game.
Costs: Purchase cost.
This is a digital version of wooden toy train sets, without the costs of buying more and more track pieces. You build your toy train set and towns and then jump into the driver's seat and drive the train, seeing your toy world to scale. It's a very...
Platforms: Android and iOS
Genres: Creative, Open World and Strategy
You build your own living breathing city by creating residential, commercial, and industrial zones, as well as placing special buildings. In addition to this Sim City style play you earn points to upgrade by competing missions.
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Genres: Creative, Simulation and Strategy
Duration: Between 10 hours and 20 hours to complete.
SimCity is a series of city-building game, created by Will Wright. Since their inception as educational experiences in 1989, the games have enabled players to design ambitious cities. The attraction is the open-ness of play, where you can let your...
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Costs: Purchase cost. Season pass and in-game purchases.
Cities: Skylines is a city-building simulation. It rekindled the attention to detail and ambitious city planning of the Sim City games. You zone buildings, place roads, set taxation, provide public services and public...
Genres: Open World, Simulation and Strategy
Duration: Between half an hour and 1 hour to play a round.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 16 players online.
Farm Together is a low-pressure farm simulator. You develop your farm by yourself or cooperate with your friends. Starting with an empty plot you can grow crops, plant trees, take care of the animals, add buildings and facilities, and unlock new items...
Platforms: Nintendo DS, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Duration: Between 25 hours and 28 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 4 players online.
Zoo Tycoon is a zoo simulator series where you take charge of a zoo business, build the park, care for animals and attack visitors with attractions. You can build, expand, and upgrade the zoo by purchasing animals, creating suitable animal habitats, and...
Two Point Hospital
Duration: Between 30 hours and 50 hours to complete.
Two Point Hospital is a light-hearted healthcare simulator. You take charge of a hospital, similar to Theme Hospital, where you must construct and maintain wards, machines and staff.
Platforms: Mac and PC
Genres: Creative, Open World, Simulation and Strategy
Duration: Between 20 hours and 50 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 100 players online.
Eco extends the resource-collecting and building of Minecraft by introducing environmental implications to your actions. Using resources like trees will erode the soil; mining might pollute the river; and each animal depends on another.
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X
Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Simulation
Duration: Between 25 hours and 30 hours to complete.
Planet Coaster Console Edition is a pleasure park construction and management game. It draws on games like Theme Park and RollerCoaster Tycoon. You build different theme park rides and roller-coasters in considerable detail, to score design points and...
Blankos Block Party
Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC
Genres: Creative and Open World
Duration: Between 15 minutes and half an hour to play a round.
Players: You can play this with 60 players online.
Costs: Free-to-start. Season pass and in-game purchases.
Blankos Block Party is an online game where you collect and create custom characters based on toy figurines. Along with the built-in modes of racing, platforming and shooting, you can also plug and play your own levels in a similar fashion how [link to...
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Platform, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy
Duration: Between 50 hours and 80 hours to complete.
Terraria looks like a 2D, lesser, version of Minecraft. However, this is a game every bit as complex and creative as the better-known block building game. To the world-crafting and survival it adds hundreds of items to collect, characters to defeat and...
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Narrative and Simulation
The Sims puts you in charge of a world of characters living normal lives. By providing a home, a job, leisure, friendships and even love interest, you work to make them happy. It’s an open-ended game as well, although the altruism is focused on...