Very complex simulation/management games

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by CzigBot, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. CzigBot

    CzigBot First time out of the vault

    Jul 9, 2015
    I've recently started preferring games with lots of depth and sometimes a high learning curve, action and most storylines just don't interest me anymore, I want the stimulation of learning a complicated system. So far I've burned myself out on:

    -Kerbal Space Program
    -From The Depths
    -X3:Terran Conflict and Albion Prelude
    -ARMA 3
    -Prison Architect
    -Burned out for now on Children of a Dead Earth, but as soon as some more content is added I'll be back to optimizing my designs.

    Anybody know some other good ones? I'm going to grab Cities:Skylines when it's next on sale as well.
  2. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Dwarf Fortress fits your definition alright.
  3. Radiosity

    Radiosity Writiosity

    Sep 9, 2015
    Go get Rimworld. That's all you really need.
  4. CzigBot

    CzigBot First time out of the vault

    Jul 9, 2015
    I already have Rimworld, I enjoy it but I'm currently waiting for some more content. Last I played I was working on a massive vault. I'll consider giving Dwarf Fortress a try as well, I've been holding it off because ASCII art makes my eyes bleed and a friend told me the graphics packs are really buggy.
  5. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
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  6. Radiosity

    Radiosity Writiosity

    Sep 9, 2015
    Cities Skylines is on sale right now, the Steam Sale just kicked off. 75% off.
  7. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Jagged Alliance 2. You fight and manage stuff.
    You already played it ? You cannot have played it enough.
  8. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Sep 17, 2016
    Only paradox games I can out right recommend are Stellaris and EU4.

    CK2 has awful UI, complexity for complexity's sake mechanics, greedy and awful DLC policy and is just meh tbh.

    Cant speak about HOI4 or Vicky tho.
  9. BairdEC

    BairdEC It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 21, 2015
    Children of the Nile might be up your alley.

    ETA: There is also Constructor, a game that the manual advises will take months to learn. It used to be on GOG, but I don't see it at the moment.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2016