Management games can make players spend hours and hours in front of the PC without them noticing the time passing. The genre started in the 90s, lost a bit of steam, but has come back on the rise in recent years mainly due to indie titles or smaller.
To help players get to know a little more about the genre, the team at TecMasters has made a selection of 5 great management games, including new and older titles, for you to check out and give it a try. Check out!
5 management games you need to know
In Prison Architect, players need to plan the entire functioning of a prison and not just its blueprint. So, for example, the player can never stop for a moment, since he needs to be building more cells to receive new inmates and manage all this logistics.
In addition, the player also needs to take care of the infrastructure in order to keep the inmates happy. And, of course, sending those who don’t behave for a brief stay in solitary confinement.
The game, despite having had its original development finished in 2015, gains new DLCs to this day. One of its standout modes is one in which the player plays the role of a criminal and needs to plan an escape.
Theme Hospital scored a lot of players during the 90s due to being a management game with a good dose of humor. Two Point Hospital is a kind of spiritual successor to the game made by Two Point Studios, which was founded by the same creators of the classic.
In the title, players are presented with different scenarios in which they have to build a hospital from scratch or revitalize it. As with Theme Hospital, Two Point Hospital also does not give up its good dose of humor, but it has several expansions that make the whole experience more complete.
Also for this year, it is worth remembering that Two Point Studios will launch Two Point Campus, a game in which it will be necessary to create and manage universities.
RollerCoaster Tycoon even had more recent titles, but it is undeniable that its second version is one of the best known to date, being still capable of offering a good experience. In the game, players need to build an amusement park and take care of them so that their number of visitors keeps growing.
In addition to bringing toys and other ready-made attractions, one of the most fun parts of the game is creating roller coasters. At this point, players can really unleash their creativity and, depending on their skill, they can get more visitors due to having done a good job.
Originally released in 2002, Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 is still on sale today and can be obtained on Steam or GOG already with their expansion packs.
Starting in 1976, you are a developer with a dream to create your own game studio. This is the basic premise of Mad Games Tycoon 2 that makes its players create their own games, which unfortunately cannot be played.
In managing a game studio, it is up to the player to define who will be their employees and which departments will require more attention. Just like in life, time passes in the game and if the player wants to stay in the lead, he will need to be doing new research in order to be able to take advantage of the technology.
And if just creating games didn’t interest you, Mad Games Tycoon 2 still lets you create your own video game, but be prepared to spend a lot on this task.
In the role of an architect, the player will need to create a building that should become famous worldwide. In addition to just creating floors, it is also necessary to keep an eye on all the infrastructure necessary for offices and other facilities to function.
The game is very reminiscent of the classic Sim Tower, which was released in 1994 for PCs and video games. However, many different management mechanics and scenarios, some sold via DLCs, are present to ensure that the game does not quickly become repetitive.