Game news Disney Dreamlight Valley, Stardew Valley… Top 5 video games to play before The Sims 5!
It’s already been 9 years since the release of The Sims 4! This life simulation game has many fans who let their imaginations run wild for long gaming sessions. While waiting for an imminent announcement regarding the fifth installment of the famous franchise, here is a small selection of titles that fans of the genre might like!
Of course, when it comes to life simulationimmediately comes to mind sims. The previous works, in addition to offering a significant hint of nostalgiaI am still very nice titles, Also today. The first occurrence marked the transition to the year 2000 and benefits with an atypical charm. Anchored in its time, The Sims, before its name, offers an atmosphere that differs markedly from other works by its more mature and authentic tone. Available in Abandonware, it’s free that you can rediscover or learn about this title that started a remarkable saga.
However, in this article we will not discuss the best games of the Sims license, but titles that can make you wait for the fifth work of the famous life simulation franchise or the next promising simulation game ParaLives.
- Disney Dreamlight Valley
- Stardew Valley
- My time in Portia
Disney Dreamlight Valley
We start our selection with Disney Dreamlight Valley, an ideal title for all fans of the Disney universe and its many characters. Not yet officially released, players can find out early access for a few months already. Defined as a hybrid experience that mixes adventure and life simulationthis title lets players discover the magic of the disney world through its different characters and universes. The player will be able to interact with the different characters and perform lots of tasks and missions. Tested at the start of Early Access, Disney Dreamlight Valley Score 14/20 due to too many bugs, but still highlight Disney’s excellent lovely atmosphere, extensive customization and efficient progression system. A title considered extremely promising that could be a must for all fans of the genre and the Disney universe.
Difficult to make a selection of games to play while waiting for the new chapter of the Sims franchise without mentioning Stardew Valley. Mix between an RPG and a simulation game, the player manages his farm and various plantations according to his wishes. Build, fish, mine, fight, take care of animals, plant, harvest… this country trip changes your mind! It is also possible to participate in the life of the town, taking part in the various festivals organized and talking to the inhabitants. It is also possible increase your affinity with a character by offering him gifts, getting married and having children. There is always something going on in Stardew Valley which makes the game as addictive as it is fun. Now available on a myriad of platforms including PC, Playstation and even mobile, there are just opportunities to experience this title!
If you want a perfect mix between Pokemon and Stardew Valley or Story of Seasons, Ooblets might be for you. Released in September 2022 on Nintendo Switch, Epic Games Store and XboX, this title allows you to adopt adorable creatures… who don’t challenge each other in violent and painful fights, but only in dance battles! An ideal title for those who have never appreciated the fact that animals indulge in relentless fights. Just like Stardew Valley, you can grow plantations and renovate your home using your honed crafting and decorating skills. The discovery of the inhabitants for the less original, the myriad of mini-games and exploration guarantee an excellent longevity to this title!
My time in Portia
Fans of Stardew Valley titles, My Time At Portia is for you. This time it’s not a farm bequeathed to you, but a dilapidated workshop! It’s in fascinating territory post-apocalyptic that the player manages his various manufactures, his orders and his relationships with the inhabitants who populate the city of Portia. Rated 16/20 at JV, positive points highlight massive content, diversity of game mechanics, great art direction, and a satisfying sense of the evolution of the estate and the city. My Time At Portia has excellent length and performances particularly engaging. In short, it is a must for fans of the genre. It is also possible to play the sequel in early access: My Time at Sandrock, which takes place in a desert environment.
We close our selection with an older title than the previous ones: Spore. As a back to basics, this title was created by the creator of The Sims, Will Wright. Issued in 2008, this particularly ambitious title impressed with its ambition and rich content. It is literally a life simulation where the player starts by creating an organism that he sees evolve with other species, eventually creating an entire civilization. Rated 18/20, JV had described Spore as a unique experience which you must experience at least once in a gamer’s life. So perhaps this selection can allow you to finally take the plunge and discover this title!