TOP 7 New Upcoming Simulation and Management Games for 2022 & 2023 - MGW: Video Game Guides, Cheats, Tips and Tricks
TOP 7 New Upcoming Simulation and Management Games for 2022 & 2023
Management sim video games scratch a very particular itch for those that enjoy them. The power and excitement that comes with building and maintaining a successful theme park, business, or even a whole city is unique to this genre. Games like RollerCoaster Tycoon have taught us for years how important it is to manage not just the speed, twists, and turns of your rides but also the ticket price, facilities, and other aspects of a theme park that keeps guests happy.
Similarly, SimCity, through its gameplay, shows the necessity of planning a city for both financial growth as well as physical expansion. These progenitors of the management simulation genre have all had countless numbers of direct sequels, spinoffs, and imitators in years past, and 2022 will not be any different. Here are the top 7 new and upcoming management simulation games that we are most excited about.
Captain of Industry
First on this list is Captain of Industry from MaFi Games. This is a factory building and management game that follows a small group of people who must rebuild their lives on a small island after their homeland is thrown into disarray. Build smelters, and conveyor belts to process and transport mined materials, grow and harvest crops to feed the hard workers of the island along with their families, and ultimately build your humble island into an industrial mega-power. Also, don’t let the constraints of earthly domination hold you back, work your way up to developing a rocket program so you can industrialize other planets as well. Prepare for true industrial revolution when Captain of Industry launches on Steam in the first quarter of 2022.
What’s worse than trying your best to become a restauranteur while dealing with the Mafia? Probably doing all of that in the ’90s. In Big Cheese Studio’s Pizza Empire, you will make working relationships with suppliers, pick out the perfect location, and grow to know your patrons as you build up your restaurant business in a city that is run by several different mobs each with its own territory. Either gain their favor or tell them to hit the road while you craft the perfect pizza recipe with the perfect ingredients. Does pineapple belong on a pizza? You have till at least the end of 2022 when the game launches on Steam to decide.
NecroCity by the developers at Gameparic is a city….er, mausoleum builder? Either way, you will build an empire of the undead, gathering resources to build up defenses against the various monsters and beings of the dark lands, all with their own abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Once your current city is seemingly impenetrable, you can look forward to the conquest of the human world to ensure your dominance. NecroCity doesn’t currently have a release date, but you should be able to forge your undead path to greatness on Steam in 2022 or beyond.
Night is Coming
Delve into Slavic mythology and build a community of happy villagers and warriors in Night is Coming by Wild Forest Studio. Your first priority should be the welfare of your villagers, each of whom has individual strengths and weaknesses that will determine their best roles in the community. Teach them everything they need to know to survive and watch them thrive. Prepare to fight and build up defenses against creatures like werewolves, night nurses, and swamp banshees who want to take away everything you hold dear. Prepare to explore the Carpathian region and conquer the Darkness when Night is Coming is released on Steam sometime in 2022.
In some unspecified future, humanity is unable to inhabit the planet earth due to climate catastrophes and political unrest, so a corporation called DOLOS AEC launches humanity’s last hope in the upcoming game IXION by Bulwark Studios. Take on the role of the Administrator and manage a crew of people on a massive space station called the Tiqqun with the sole purpose of finding a new place to call home. Maintain the Tiqqun to prevent hull breaches and power loss, make decisions that benefit your crew to keep morale high, and keep an eye out for other survivors among the stars when IXION arrives on Steam in 2022.
Frostpunk, the gritty city-building survival game by 11 bit studios with several award nominations, is getting a sequel soon in the form of Frostpunk 2. Pick up where the first game left off as humanity leaves behind coal and attempts to drill for oil as an energy source in a desperate attempt to survive the frigid, icy wastes that the world has become. Make decisions for your community, but know that you can never make everyone happy, and some of your citizens will put up a fight against decisions they don’t agree with. 11 bit studios does not currently have a solid release date for Frostpunk 2, but it was originally scheduled for summer 2021, so we might anticipate it for some time in 2022 on Steam.
Two Point Campus
Finally, our most anticipated management sim of 2022 is a spinoff to the Two Points Hospital games: Two Point Campus. Build a university, hire faculty, and develop courses to teach the upcoming generation important disciplines like knighthood, killer robots, and…..wizardry?!?! One thing is for sure, Two Points Campus is sure to uphold the wacky silliness that became the signature of Two Points Hospital, and we can’t wait to see what trouble we can get out students into when the game matriculates in 2022 for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, and PC.
Mike has been playing video games since he was able to hold a controller, having been fascinated by Sonic 2 on his mom’s Sega Genesis. That fascination and passion for the art form has grown exponentially nearly 30 years later, and he doesn’t see that fading away anytime soon.