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Wield Absolute Control

Things don’t stay put. You’re the only one keeping the ship afloat. You can’t get people to do what you tell them. The effort you spend doesn’t produce the results it deserves. Well, in these video games you get to wield complete control over people, things, situations or even whole worlds.

If games offer an escape from chaos, these games are particularly good at granting a sense of satisfying agency and power as they do that. Whether it’s ordering the perfect stock room in Wilmot’s Warehouse, organising your island in Animal Crossing, perfectly controlling the flow of traffic in Mini Motorways or even build civilisation just the way you want it in Civilization the sense of satisfaction and calm from the achievement is second to none.

This list includes 68 games from the last 22 years, with 568 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to control and order things.

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PEGI Ratings: PEGI 3+ to PEGI 18+
ESRB Ratings: ESRB EVERYONE to ESRB MATURE 17+
Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Platform, Puzzle, Role-Playing, Shooting, Simulation, Sports, Strategy and Turn-Based
Total Likes: 568
 

 

Minecraft

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 23/11/2017, updated in 2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Creative, Fighting, Open World, Platform and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 22

Developer: @Mojang

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 16 players online

Although Minecraft – where players place blocks to build structures, sculpt the landscape and create adventures – is the best-selling game of all time, some of the best aspects of it are little known. Along with the exploration, building and...

Townscaper

Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 30/06/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibilty Features: 17

Developer: @OskSta

Players: This is a single player game

Townscaper is a town building toy. You pick colours from the range available and click to put down a house in the sea. As you continue to add houses of different colours the game automatically orientates the architecture for you.

Paradise Killer

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 04/09/2020

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Narrative, Open World and Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @KaizenGameWorks

Players: This is a single player game

Paradise Killer is a detective game set in the open world of Paradise Island. It's a strange place with quirky characters and an alien obsessed, demon worshiping world. You are an exiled investigator brought back to solve the mass murder of the island's...

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 01/04/2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Fighting, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 29

Developer: @LandfallGames

Players: This is a single player game

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (know as TABS) is a fighting game where you choose different armies and troops to battle each other in an automatic simulation that models their offensive and defensive abilities. Once setup, the fight is largely...

Slime Rancher

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 14/10/2016

Price: 70% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @MonomiPark

Players: This is a single player game

Slime Rancher is a farming simulation with a difference. Rather than chickens, sheep or cows, you farm slimes. You explore the open world from a first-person perspective to find and collect slimes. As you develop your farm in numerous ways you generate...

Littlewood

Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 18/06/2019

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 2

Developer: @SeanYoungSG

Players: This is a single player game

Littlewood (coming to Switch soon) is a town and farming simulator a little like Stardew Valley or Animal Crossing. Here though, the twist is that the game is set after a grand adventure. You...

Stardew Valley

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 26/02/2016, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 24

Developer: @ConcernedApe

Players: You can play this with 4 players online

Stardew Valley looks like a farming simulator. That’s partly what it is, but you must also develop relationships with the other townsfolk and delve deep into the mines. Its quirky labyrinthine attention to detail is as inviting for young players to...

Astro's Playroom

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 19/11/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: PlayStation 5

Genres: Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 12

Developer: @SonyJapanStudio

Players: This is a single player game

Astro's Playroom is a running and jumping game that launched with the PlayStation 5. It not only showcases the PS5's new DualSense controller but offers a loveable adventure with novel interactions and considerable substance.

Puzzle Quest (Series)

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 16/03/2007, updated in 2019

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Role-Playing

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @i2Games

Players: This is a single player game

Puzzle Quest 3 is the latest in a series of games that combine role-playing with tile-matching puzzles. Set in a fantasy world, you move around the map, encountering monsters and other enemies. When you go the battle are played out as tile puzzles where...

Lego Worlds

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 26/10/2016, updated in 2017

Price: 44% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Open World and Simulation

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @TTGames

Players: This is a single player game

Lego Worlds takes virtual building back to the classic bricks with familiar figures, buildings and challenges from other Lego video games in an open world where your imagination can go wild in a bottomless bucket of bricks.

Orwell's Animal Farm

Expected Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 10/12/2020

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 16

Developer: @Nerial

Players: This is a single player game

Orwell's Animal Farm is an adventure game with a decent slice of strategy, all brought to life with beautiful hand-drawn storybook art. As the name suggests, the game is based on the 1945 literary classic Animal Farm by George Orwell, which uses a farm...

Zoo Tycoon (Series)

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 17/10/2001, updated in 2017

Price: 60% off

Platforms: Nintendo DS, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Creative, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @AsoboStudio

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 attract visitors. You can build, expand, and upgrade the zoo by purchasing animals, creating suitable animal habitats, and allocate staff...

Potion Craft

Expected Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Adventure, Creative, Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @TinyBuild

Players: This is a single player game

Potion Craft is a puzzle adventure game where you create potions in an ancient looking workshop. More than learning recipes, your potions need to strategically combine the qualities of each ingredient to explore the potion-map and create brews to help...

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (Series)

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 12/12/2014, updated in 2019

Price: 33% off

Platforms: Android, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle and Role-Playing

Accessibilty Features: 17

Developer: @CapcomUSA_

Players: This is a single player game

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a courtroom murder mystery series where you piece together clues to challenge testimonies and uncover the truth. It’s like a visual novel, although you must interact with characters and evidence to progress.

Grounded

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 28/07/2020

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 26

Developer: @GroundedTheGame

Players: You can play this with 4 players online

Grounded is a survival game where you are tiny and find yourself in someone’s back garden. It’s like Honey I Shrunk The Kids meets Fortnite. Ants, cockroaches, and bees pose a threat along with environmental hazards like water, tall grass and large...

Viva Pinata

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 09/09/2006

Platforms: Nintendo DS, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @RareLtd

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...

Hundred Days, Winemaking Simulator

Expected Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 13/05/2021

Platforms: Android, PC, Stadia and iOS

Genres: Creative, Puzzle, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 30

Developer: @BrokenArmsGames

Players: This is a single player game

Hundred Days is a strategy game about making wine. You control every aspect of a new Winery, choose vines, learn how to grow them and when to harvest. You make decisions about the process with a simple interface that takes you through each day. It's a...

Surviving Mars

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 15/03/2018

Price: 75% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @HaemimontGames

Players: This is a single player game

Surviving Mars is a colony simulation game based on the real geography of Mars. You build and maintain a liveable habitat while balancing resources and researching new ways to adapt to the hostile environment. You receive occasional rockets from Earth...

Evil Genius (Series)

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 30/03/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Narrative, Open World, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 31

Developer: @Rebellion

Players: This is a single player game

Evil Genius 2 is a tongue-in-cheek strategy game where you play the evil villain. You must build a detailed, functional lair from where you can take control of the world. Similar to Sim City and 2 Point Hospital, you use your resources wisely as you...

My Time At Portia

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 15/01/2019

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Open World and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @PatheaGames

Players: This is a single player game

This game is set after civilization has been destroyed, and humans are emerging from underground to rebuilding society. By gathering resources, crafting and building you slowly gain the tools to collect food, store grain, chop trees and build dwellings....

The Wandering Villiage

Expected Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Genres: Adventure, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @StrayFawnStudio

Players: This is a single player game

The Wandering Village is a strategy game where you build a city to escape a world made toxic by spores. You seek shelter on the back of a giant, wandering creature called Onbu. It's unusual because as well as building a thriving settlement, you have to...

Mini Motorways

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 04/03/2019

Platforms: Mac, PC and iOS Apple Arcade

Genres: Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @Dinopoloclub

Players: This is a single player game

Mini Motorways is by the same developer as Mini Metro but tasks you with planning a road network rather than subway. You lay down roads, traffic lights and motorways to ensure enough cars can get to the buildings that pop up in your city as time passes....

One Hour One Life

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 27/02/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @JasonRohrer

Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 100 players online

This is a civilisation survival game where each player lives a whole life in an hour of play and then passes away. Born as a baby into the care of anonymous other online players, you initially depend on them for food. Quickly growing, you can soon fend...

Mini Metro

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 06/01/2015

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and iOS

Genres: Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 27

Developer: @Dinopoloclub

Players: This is a single player game

Create an ordered, efficient underground train system. It sounds like hard work, but the simple Tube-map visuals, calm music, and streamlined interactions make this relaxing, like sudoku. Dip your toe in this strategy challenge and keep the system...

Papers, Please

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 08/08/2013, updated in 2017

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation Vita and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 14

Developer: @Dukope

Players: This is a single player game

You play the role of a border-crossing immigration officer in the fictional dystopian Eastern Bloc-like country of Arstotzka. You review each immigrant’s and returning citizens’ passports and paperwork according to an increasing list of changing...

Sid Meier's Civilization (Series)

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 21/10/2016, updated in 2019

Price: 67% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Fighting, Open World, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @Sid_Meier

Players: This is a single player game

Civilization is a long running strategy game where you develop a society from hunter gatherer to space travel. There are many ways to approach this challenge; socially, militarily, politically or perhaps building wonders to impress other nations.

Summer in Mara

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 15/06/2020

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Open World, Role-Playing and Simulation

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @ChibigStudio

Players: This is a single player game

Summer in Mara is a farming game with a strong narrative about an adventurous girl called Koa. With a full day-night and season cycle, you can take the challenge on at your own pace as you build your farm and explore the world around you.

Outlanders

Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 17/09/2019

Platforms: iOS Apple Arcade

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Open World and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @PomeloGames

Players: This is a single player game

Outlanders is a town-builder simulation where you are the leader of a group of regular people building a town together. Some want to survive, while others want to build amazing things. It’s up to you to guide them towards their goal

Democratic Socialism Simulator

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 20/02/2020

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @MolleIndustria

Players: This is a single player game

Democratic Socialism Simulator is a puzzle game where you run for office and then run a country. It offers a flow of questions with a yes or no response. Each answer has consequences in the minds of the voters and the prosperity of the country. It's an...

Tetris (Series)

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 20/09/2019

Price: Free

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @AlexeyPajitnov9

Players: You can play this with 100 players online

Tetris is a longstanding puzzle game where you make horizontal lines by placing different shaped tiles in a well. It's simple and fun, but as the pieces speed up it gets increasingly difficult.

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Eco

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 06/02/2018

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Creative, Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @StrangeLoopGame

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.

The Sims 4 (Series)

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 04/02/2000

Price: 85% off

Platforms: Android, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Narrative and Simulation

Accessibilty Features: 7

Developer: @EA

Players: This is a single player game

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...

Loop Hero

Expected Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 03/02/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Puzzle, Role-Playing and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 18

Developer: @_FQteam

Players: This is a single player game

Loop Hero is a dungeon exploring adventure game where you use cards to create a world for your character to survive. Rather than control the hero yourself, you take the role of designer (or Dungeon Master) who use cards to create a world that is hard...

Ready or Not

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Action, Role-Playing, Shooting and Simulation

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @VoidInteractive

Players: You can play this with 8 players online

Ready or Not is a tactical shooting game, where you need restraint and discipline as much as a quick trigger finger. Like Rainbow Six Siege, you take on tactical missions with other people and must work together to apprehend suspects with minimal...

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 06/08/2019

Price: 75% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Shooting, Simulation, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @TriumphStudios

Players: You can play this with 10 players online

This is a turn based strategy game with a large strategic map that lead into multiple turn based battles. You build your empire with one of six unique factions, progress through each faction’s missions using your wits, military strength and diplomacy,...

Heaven’s Vault

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 16/04/2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 4

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 20

Developer: @InkleStudios

Players: This is a single player game

In Heaven’s Vault you play an archaeologist translating an ancient alien language whose decrypting weaves through an unfolding drama. While doing real linguistic work you interact with companions and locals. Your choices can open or close vast swathes...

Subdefuge

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 07/03/2017

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Open World, Puzzle, Simulation, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @RonCarmel

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 10 players online

Subterfuge is a strategy game played with human opponents. The game is designed to be played over a week or so, to give players time to talk between goes. This encourages players to team up, trick or double-cross other players to get them to make the...

A Way To Slay

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 07/08/2018

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action, Fighting and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 22

Developer: @NoTripleAGames1

Players: This is a single player game

A Way To Slay is a fighting game that channels bloody battles from brutal action movies. You play a sword-wielding hero outnumbered by enemies trying to kill you. So far, so video game. Here though, the game waits for your input so you can tap the next...

King Pins

Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 25/10/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Fighting, Open World and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 20

Developer: @SokpopCo

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room

King Pins is a small real time strategy game where you command a small group of people to gather resources, build bases, farms and towers to defend yourself or attack the three other encampments. It's like Age of Empires but in miniature fashion....

Watch Dogs 2 (Series)

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 15/11/2016

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Narrative, Open World and Role-Playing

Accessibilty Features: 7

Developer: @Ubisoft

Players: You can play this with 4 players online

Watch Dogs 2 is a futuristic adventure game where you explore a city and use technology to foil your enemies. It's the second game in the series and set in a fictionalised San Francisco Bay Area. You explore the city on foot or in vehicles that you can...

Rivengard

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 18/01/2021, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Puzzle, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @SnowprintStudio

Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 20 players online

Rivengard is a strategy battle game where you fight creatures with fantasy superheroes. You upgrade your team to make them as powerful as possible then use them in turn-based encounters requiring tactical prowess. Progress can be sped up by spending...

Captain Tsubasa Dream Team

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 13/06/2017

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Sports and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @TsubasaDT_EN

Players: You can play this with 32 players online

Captain Tsubasa Dream Team (Captain Tsubasa Flash Kicker Dream Team on Android) is a game set in the world of a Japanese cartoon about football. It's a tactical rather than action game. You play as the manager rather than players, but then at key...

Advance Wars (Series)

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 11/01/2002

Platforms: Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U

Genres: Action, Shooting, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @Nintendo

Players: This is a single player game

Advance Wars is a strategy war game where you control different units on a small map made of squares. Each unit has different abilities and must be used carefully and strategically to win. Each player takes it in turns to make their move, meaning there...

Auto Chess

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 18/04/2019

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, PC, PlayStation 4 and iOS

Genres: Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 21

Developer: @DrodoStudio

Players: You can play this with 8 players online

Auto Chess is a strategy game where you set-up automated actions to gain a competitive advantage. As you play you purchase units that will battle for you, each unit has different attributes that can collaborate with other units. The goal ultimately is...

Marching Order

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 28/11/2018

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @SFBTom

Players: This is a single player game

Marching Order puts you in charge of a disorderly animal marching band. Listen to each animal’s requests to get them in the right order in the game about sequence, rules and order.

Traffix

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 08/07/2019

Price: 80% off

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 22

Developer: @8InfinityGames

Players: This is a single player game

Traffix is a puzzle game that puts you in charge of traffic lights on different road systems. By changing the lights to red, orange and green you work to get traffic to flow on increasingly complex and busy roads. It sounds complex, but with simple...

Fights in Tight Spaces

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 01/09/2020

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Fighting, Simulation and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @FightsGame

Players: This is a single player game

Fights in Tight Spaces is a turn based fighting game where you use your deck of cards to win combat battles in small rooms and other locations. As you progress you gain more cards and build a deck tailored to each battle.

Gemini

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 18/02/2021

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Genres: Action, Fighting and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @QubyteGames

Players: This is a single player game

Gemini is a fighting game where you defend a Crystal from waves of enemies. It's super simple in both visuals and gameplay. As you defend each wave you can collect coins to upgrade your character and purchase weapons. It's a great introduction to tower...

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Pyre

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 25/07/2017

Platforms: PC and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Narrative, Role-Playing and Sports

Accessibilty Features: 16

Developer: @SupergiantGames

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

Pyre is an unusual mix of role-playing and action sports. It takes place in a fantasy world, where you guide a caravan of exiles during fantasy sports games called Rites. As you explore you build a party of characters who encounter other groups of...

Buildings Have Feelings Too

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 22/04/2021

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Open World, Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @BlackstaffGames

Players: This is a single player game

Buildings Have Feelings Too is set in a city where buildings can walk and talk. Not only that, but each has aspirations, hopes and fears. Your job is to create a city that works for all the buildings, a task that will see your city planning pulled in...

Rip Them Off

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 24/03/2021

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibilty Features: 24

Developer: @Lozange_Lab

Players: This is a single player game

Rip Them Off is puzzle game where you build businesses to attract customers. It's an economic management version of tower defence. Rather than stopping soldiers by shooting them, you are stopping citizens by selling them things. You choose locations,...

Elite Dangerous

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 15/12/2015, updated in 2016

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World, Shooting and Simulation

Accessibilty Features: 1

Developer: @Frontierdev

Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 32 players online

This is a new version of the classic 1980s space game Elite. Like the original it’s a space exploration, trading and combat game that provides a huge and rich universe rather than a specific story. You can trade goods, become a bounty hunter, fight...

Pocket City

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 21/07/2018

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Creative, Open World and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @CodebrewGames

Players: This is a single player game

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.

The Swapper

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 30/05/2013, updated in 2019

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Platform

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @FacePalmGames

Players: This is a single player game

The Swapper is a platform-adventure where you explore a damaged space station to collect orbs that open doors into other areas. Unusually, you can clone your character multiple times and then control it to help you solve puzzles and progress in various...

Universal Paperclips

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 09/10/2017

Platforms: Android, Web Browser and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 16

Developer: @flantz

Players: This is a single player game

Universal Paperclips is an adventure game about making paperclips. It sounds simple, but behind the incremental process of clicking a button to create these paperclips is a story about how the desire to make paperclips (or anything) if fully realised...

Rain on Your Parade

Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 15/04/2021

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @UnboundCreations

Players: This is a single player game

Rain on Your Parade is a slapstick puzzle game where you play a mischievous cloud ruining everybody’s day. "You are a cloud jerk," says the trailer. In each of the varied levels you have to work out what it is you need to do to make people's lives a...

Beholder (Series)

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 09/11/2016

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle, Role-Playing and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @Beholder_Game

Players: This is a single player game

Beholder is a detective game where you spy on tenants in a building, discover their secrets and report violations of laws to the authorities. As the game unfolds and you see more of the controlling totalitarian state, an uneasy tension develops between...

112 Operator (Series)

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 23/04/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Role-Playing, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 22

Developer: @JutsuGames

Players: This is a single player game

112 Operator and its predecessor, 911 Operator, are strategy games that put you in control of the emergency services as they fight natural disasters, crime and terrorism. You choose how to deal with each scenarios and work your way up the chain of...

Rim World

Expected Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 17/10/2018

Platforms: PC

Genres: Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 1

Developer: @LudeonStudios

Players: This is a single player game

RimWorld is a sci-fi strategy game about survival, trading, exploring and developing your colony. You start the game with three survivors of a shipwreck on a distant planet and begin to craft structures, weapons and clothes. The objective of the game is...

Triple Town

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 14/10/2010, updated in 2012

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 19

Developer: @SpryFox

Players: This is a single player game

Triple Town is a puzzle game where you expand an empire by building cities in a limited space. You combine lower value pieces into better ones to improve your city and make best use of available space. It's simple and quick to pick up but requires...

Factorio

Expected Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 14/08/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Creative, Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @FactorioGame

Players: You can play this with 700 players online

Factorio is a construction strategy game where you crash-land on an alien planet and must harvest resources to create industry to build a rocket to escape (or fall in love with running your factory and stay on longer).

Into The Breach

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 27/02/2018, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia

Genres: Fighting, Puzzle, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @SubsetGames

Players: This is a single player game

Into the Breach is a fantasy turn-based battle. It's set in a future where humanity fights an army of giant monsters. You control mechs equipped with a variety of weapons and armour in carefully coordinate actions played out on super-small tile-based...

Space Crew

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 15/10/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 14

Developer: @CurveDigital

Players: This is a single player game

Space Crew is a strategy game where you use a team of characters to control a spaceship and explore the galaxy. Unlike other space flight games, you don't directly control your craft but get your crew to look after different aspects of the mission. It's...

Football Manager 2020 (Series)

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 31/12/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS

Genres: Simulation, Sports, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @SIgames

Players: This is a single player game

Football Manager is a football management simulation video game that started back in 1992 and has evolved each year. Now fully licenced for most of the Football Leagues, it offers an intricate way to manage a Football Club of your own.

King of Dragon Pass

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 01/01/1999

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Role-Playing, Simulation, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibilty Features: 13

Developer: @kingdragonpass

Players: This is a single player game

King of Dragon Pass is a fantasy strategy game where you control barbarian clans settling in the dangerous frontier region of Dragon Pass.

Blek

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 01/12/2013

Platforms: Android, Nintendo Wii U and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibilty Features: 14

Developer: @KunabiB

Players: This is a single player game

Blek is a puzzle game where you control the repeating motion of a moving line. Your challenge is to pass through coloured dots. However, you can only enter a short motion that repeats. In this way you have to draw in a motion that, as it repeats,...

Watch Dogs (Series)

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 27/05/2014

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Narrative, Open World and Role-Playing

Accessibilty Features: 9

Developer: @Ubisoft

Players: You can play this with 8 players online

Watch Dogs an open world adventure. It's the first instalment in the Watch Dogs series. You navigate and explore the world on foot or in a variety of vehicles. The novelty is the futuristic setting that highlights the use (and misuse) of social media to...

Dish Life: The Game

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 24/02/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @DishLifeGame

Players: This is a single player game

Dish Life: The Game is a puzzle narrative game where you play a stem cell researcher, managing a laboratory and growing stem cells.


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