Gaming Consoles & PCs Best Free Sim Games You Can Download By Courtney Marchelletta Writer Courtney Marchelletta is a former freelance contributor to Lifewire. gaming enthusiast, and sim player who proves video games aren't just for guys. our editorial process Courtney Marchelletta Updated February 04, 2020 Consoles & PCs Xbox Buyer's Guide Tweet Share Email If you love simulation games, don't give up on playing new games because money is tight. There are free sim games that will satisfy your need to play something different. Save your cash for the games you cannot live without. Flight Gear 2017 FlightGear 2017 is an open-source project developed by a community of gamers looking for a solution to their needs that the publishing giants were not solving. You won't find a flashy game with no substance here. Realism is what it's all about. FlightGear 2017 is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. C-evo C-evo is a free empire-building game for Windows. It is based on "Sid Meier's Civilization." You work toward building an empire, while researching technology, defending and beating other civilizations, exploring, and practicing diplomacy. Choose a civilization and build your city through time. C-evo is available for Windows computers. 'Freeciv' Freeciv is an excellent alternative to "Civilization" for anyone who doesn't like spending a lot of money on games. The free sim is a turn-based strategy game that is available for many operating systems, including Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, and others. LinCity-NG Lincity Dev Team LinCity-NG is a city-building simulation that is an updated version of LinCity. Building and managing the city are your main goals. To complete those goals you have to build residences, provide food, update technology, and find energy sources—all while keeping the city stable. Download LinCity-NG for Windows computers. TrackMania Nations Forever Focus Home Interactive. TrackMania Nations Forever, is the free version of the TrackMania Forever game. It is available for PCs as a download and includes online play. This racing game has several different racing environments and more tracks that you'll know what to do with. Expect to face fun ramps and gigantic jumps. TrackMania Nations Forever is a Windows PC game. Simutrans 128x128 SimuTrans 128x128 is a transportation system that fans of "Railroad Tycoon" or "Transport Tycoon" will appreciate. You define your goals. Maybe you want to earn lots of cash or perhaps you just want to build a fully functional transportation system that runs with little intervention. If you want to change things up a bit, download a graphics pack to change the appearance of your town. Maybe you'd prefer a Japanese-inspired town?