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5 Best Life Simulation Games on Android and iOS

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If you ever wished to have an alternate life, you can do so virtually. Simulation games have been popular for a long time, and life simulators are a sub-genre. The niche has its own dedicated fanbase. Over the years, life simulators witnessed a surge in popularity, thanks to choice-based games that promise a hyper-realistic virtual life.

As of today, we have a lot of simulators to choose from. Google Play and App Store have a variety of games that can give you an alternate life. From The Sims Mobile to Stardew Valley, here are some of the best life sims that you can download and play.

Top Life Simulator Games for Mobile (Android and iOS)

Check out these life sims on Google Play and App Store.

1) The Sims: Mobile

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When someone says ‘life sims’, the first game that most gamers would think of is The Sims franchise. Out of those, The Sims Mobile is one of the most popular life simulation games available for mobile. The title was released in 2018 and is an enhancement over the previous titles – The Sims 4 and The Sims FreePlay. 

Gamers who are looking for a true-life simulator can check out this title. The Sims: Mobile was well received by the mobile gaming community for its advanced features and engaging storyline. 

Things you can do in The Sims: Mobile

  • Create your Sims and customize them in whichever way you like.
  • Live your alternate life. You can cook, hit the gym, and even fall in love.
  • Host or attend social events or start living with other sims.
  • Explore your interior decoration skills

The Sims: Mobile is quite addictive with its engaging gameplay. However, some players have found the plot to be “objective-driven” and a little fast-paced for some users. Overall, The Sims Mobile is a perfect choice for those who want to relish the thrills of life simulation games.

The Sims Mobile is available on Google Play and App Store.


2) The Sims FreePlay

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The Sims FreePlay is another Sims title that you can get for your Android or iOS device. FreePlay made it to iOS in December 2011 and to Android in February 2012. The Sims FreePlay is all about creativity. The game lets you be creative – you can build your dream house and design it the way you want. 

What you can do in The Sims FreePlay:

  • Create gardens and towns 
  • Make good use of the competition center and earn rewards
  • Earn as much XP and Simoleons as you can
  • Take care of the pets and your kids
  • Have a social life

To spice things up, you can create drama. However, remember to play the game rationally. You need to use your LPs wisely in the game. Rest assured, you will have a gala time playing this game.

You can download The Sims: FreePlay from Google Play and App Store.


3) Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley - Gameplay Trailer | PS4

Stardew Valley is an iconic game, and for good reasons. The gameplay is simple and straightforward. The colorful 2D graphics are pleasing to the eye, and they are bound to remind you of Minecraft and Terraria. Stardew Valley was released in 2016, and to this day, it is one of the best-selling games. Even though Stardew Valley is more of an RPG title, it lets you control the in-game character and make all the important decisions. 

Things to do in Stardew Valley:

  • Maintain, expand, and decorate your farm
  • Socialize with the community
  • Go fishing, work on your farm, go on dates, get married, and do much more
  • Play Stardew Valley's Minecraft.

Overall, this exhilarating game is more about the countryside and valley lifestyle. The game is free for Google Play Pass subscribers. You can have a lot of fun playing this game. There's a lot to explore and Stardew Valley will have you hooked for hours. 

Stardew Valley is available on Google Play and App Store.


4) AltLife – Life Simulator

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AltLife is an excellent specimen of a text-based life simulation game for Android and iOS gamers. In AltLife, you are your life's creator. You start the game as a baby and cross every level, maturing your way into adulthood till you die. You get to control all the aspects of your in-game life.

What to do in AltLife:

  • Collect everything you can and save them in your inventory
  • Experience all the real-life events – relationships, careers, activities, kids, grandchildren, and so on.
  • Own supercars, planes, yachts, helicopters, and more.
  • Invest in real estate.

The game's realistic attributes are enough to hook the players. The user interface of AltLife is colorful, though it can feel rusty at times. The UX issues have improved with updates. 

AltLife is available on Google Play and App Store.


5) BitLife

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BitLife is very much like AltLife – it's also a text-based simulator. Last year, BitLife saw immense popularity and several mobile gamers jumped onto the trend. 

What to do in BitLife:

  • Choose a career, build and maintain relationships
  • Become famous or notorious
  • Date, have flings, get married, have kids, get divorced, and do more
  • Explore endless opportunities and earn BitLife badges

The game is unique because it gives you a choice between all the possibilities of life. You can lead a good life or sink into a life infested with crime and action. So, what will you choose – a life of crime or being a model citizen?

You can download BitLife from Google Play and App Store.


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