Free Immersive Sim Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,537 Immersive Sim games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best free games ranked by popularity and ratings. Data for this list is calculated from reviews and player counts reported directly by Steam and will be updated in real-time. Free Immersive Sim game rankings were last updated on 5/19/2024.

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1. The Sims™ 4

Play with life and discover the possibilities. Unleash your imagination and create a world of Sims that’s wholly unique. Explore and customize every detail from Sims to homes–and much more.

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The Sims™ 4 holds the #1 spot for "best free Immersive Sim game on Steam" with a Player Score of 87. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 136,387 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 119,467 positive reviews and 16,920 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play The Sims™ 4 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 6/18/2020
Franchise The Sims 4 EA
Developer Maxis
Publisher Electronic Arts
Steam App Id 1222670

2. Russian Fishing 4

Russian Fishing 4 is a fishing simulator with RPG elements. There is no story line and the whole process is based on the concept of an open, free to roam and free to play game.

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Russian Fishing 4 has achieved a Player Score of 48, placing it in the #2 spot for the best free Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 62,921 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 30,291 positive reviews and 32,630 negative reviews — making it "Mixed" on Steam.

It can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Russian Fishing 4 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

3. Palia

Palia is a vibrant new world made just for you. Craft, cook, fish, and farm with friends as you live the life of your dreams and discover an enchanting adventure filled with colorful characters and a mystery to unravel.

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Palia has achieved a Player Score of 73, placing it in the #3 spot for the best free Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,326 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,507 positive reviews and 1,819 negative reviews — making it "Mostly Positive" on Steam.

It can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Palia on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 3/25/2024
Developer Singularity 6 Corporation
Publisher Singularity 6 Corporation
Steam App Id 2707930

4. Supermarket Simulator: Prologue

Start running your own supermarket with Prologue already. Stock shelves, handle cashier tasks, process online orders, design & expand. Set the prices based on the market. Be prepared to face the consequences if you fail to make the nightly repayment to the gangs.

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Supermarket Simulator: Prologue has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #4 spot for the best free Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,828 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,747 positive reviews and 81 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 1/26/2024
Developer Nokta Games
Publisher Nokta Games
Steam App Id 2772560

5. EGG

Egg is an interactive clicker game where you need to click egg to earn more eggs.

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EGG has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #5 spot for the best free Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,255 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,656 positive reviews and 599 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play EGG on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 2/3/2024
Developer KolbasinoGames
Publisher KolbasinoGames
Steam App Id 2784840

6. DFHack - Dwarf Fortress Modding Engine

Extensions for Dwarf Fortress, including bugfixes, interface improvements, automation agents, design blueprints, modding building blocks, and other tools.

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DFHack - Dwarf Fortress Modding Engine has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #6 spot for the best free Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 403 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 400 positive reviews and 3 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play DFHack - Dwarf Fortress Modding Engine on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 4/14/2023
Developer The DFHack Team
Publisher The DFHack Team
Steam App Id 2346660

7. Escape Room - Der kranke Kollege

You only wanted to make a visit to your sick colleague, but what you encounter is beyond your imagination. Discover the secrets of your colleague and find a way to escape the trap.

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Escape Room - Der kranke Kollege has achieved a Player Score of 82, placing it in the #7 spot for the best free Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 10,749 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 9,056 positive reviews and 1,693 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Escape Room - Der kranke Kollege on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 9/5/2020
Developer Bitbeast Games
Publisher Bitbeast Games
Steam App Id 1301720

8. Airline Manager

Create and manage your own airline. Create both passenger and cargo routes all over the world while you upgrade and expand your fleet of airplanes and airports. Airline Manager is among the most realistic of its genre - so prove yourself and beat your friends and other real life managers.

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Airline Manager has achieved a Player Score of 68, placing it in the #8 spot for the best free Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,827 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,279 positive reviews and 548 negative reviews — making it "Mostly Positive" on Steam.

It can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Airline Manager on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 6/23/2021
Developer Trophy Games
Publisher Trophy Games
Steam App Id 1641650

9. Soccer Manager 2022

Sign official FIFPRO licensed players and compete to become the ultimate football manager!

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Soccer Manager 2022 has achieved a Player Score of 70, placing it in the #9 spot for the best free Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,671 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,934 positive reviews and 737 negative reviews — making it "Mostly Positive" on Steam.

It can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 11/26/2021
Developer Invincibles Studio Ltd
Steam App Id 1777760

10. Mini Airways: Prologue

A real-time management game where you play the role of an air traffic controller. Clear your aircraft to takeoff & land, direct them to the destination...and most of all don't let them crash!! London, Tokyo, Shanghai... Test your ATC skills in distinctive maps around the globe!

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Mini Airways: Prologue has achieved a Player Score of 84, placing it in the #10 spot for the best free Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 200 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 186 positive reviews and 14 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 5/14/2024
Developer CCC Games
Publisher CCC Games
Steam App Id 2856080

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