We’ve all probably seen in passing the various Microsoft Train and Flight Simulators that flood the market near the end of every year, but what you might be less familiar with is the glut of absurdly monotonous simulator titles that make the above games seem like AAA blockbusters. We’re talking about games that are either so dull or simply so ridiculous that we can’t imagine why they exist, given that there surely cannot be a market for games like the ones to follow. Simply, you know there are some unbelievable simulator games out there when the likes of “Fork-Lift Truck Simulator” and “Tow Truck Simulator” weren’t included for being too interesting, though to be fair, the three games rounding out our list – predictably Japanese as they are – are nothing if not extremely interesting and different.
Here are 10 simulator games that you won’t believe actually exist.
10. Imagine: Babysitters
The Imagine series is a pock-mark on the bottom of the video game landscape, indulging young girls in the most stereotypical and non-nonsensical of fancies, but none feels as dull and patently sexist as Imagine: Babysitters. It’s amazing that for over 5 years Imagine has kept churning these titles out – including classics such as “Imagine: Interior Designer”, “Imagine: Party Babyz” and “Imagine: Babyz Fashion” – and apparently managed to turn a profit along the way, too, but Imagine: Babysitters just takes the simulator game to a whole other stratosphere.
As far as I’m aware, video games are meant for escapism, to remove us from the stresses of daily life, which for many mothers and such, will be caring for their children. If a mother picks up this game, she’ll be able to replicate, nay, simulate the stresses of having to deal with annoying children, albeit having the option to just turn them off when they get too much. It’s a weird paradigm; people paying money to babysit virtual children, and while we can see how young girls might find it appealing in much the same way they like playing with dolls, it’s still a shocking laborious title, as evidenced by the video above.
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