A simulation video game is a broad super-category of video games that are often intended to closely mirror real-world actions.
A simulation game tries to replicate real-world activities in the form of a game for a variety of purposes including training, analysis, prediction, and simply pleasure. In most cases, there are no sharply defined goals in the game; rather, the player is given free reign over a character or environment. War games, business games, and role play simulation are all well-known examples.
Three general types of strategic, planning, and learning exercises may be divided into three categories: games, simulations, and case studies. Simulations that are employed as case studies are a type of hybrid.
Many researchers and several comprehensive reviews have compared the advantages of simulation games versus other teaching strategies, with many studies comparing the effects of different game genres.