I know it’s easy to disregard yet another simulator game, especially in the world of Dude and Bread Simulators. However, Bee Simulator really surprised me by not being another funny joke, but actually a fun game with thought put into it. As the name suggests, you play as a Bee going about their daily business. You’re pretty much playing out it’s day to day activities, set against the backdrop of humans trying to cut off the trees where the bee lives, or other natural predators like birds and wasps coming after it.
The gameplay is actually surprisingly fun – the flight mechanics are on point and the bee is intuitive to control. You fly around looking for flowers, and the journey itself is rather delightful and informative – you get to learn about the bee’s eating habits, preferred locations, the dangers it faces along the way and so on. there are also fun mini games – communicating with other bees is a small ritualistic dance of sorts, which is fun. There are also races to participate in, and other challenges to take up.
I had a surprisingly good time in Bee Simulator, and I really do think it’s worth the experience.
- Fun gameplay
- Kinda informative
- Enjoyable mini games
- Looks dated
- Not for everyone
Score – 8/10
Explore the world through the eyes of a bee with Bee Simulator! In this educational family game, you play as a pollinator bee in an urban park inspired by famous Central Park. Collect pollen, fight off wasps, interact with your fellow bees and confront multiple threats. Your entire hive is threatened the day when humans decide to chop down the tree you call home. The fate of the whole swarm is in your tiny hands!
Developed in close collaboration with beekeepers, Bee Simulator is a fun and educational experience that conveys an environmental message suitable for all ages. Freely explore and evolve in a vast realistic environment. Tips and information are shared throughout your adventures explaining the secret life of bees. With cooperative and competitive multiplayer game modes for up to four players, Bee Simulator brings the whole family together!
- Learn while having fun – communication methods, hive and community life, protection techniques and threats that bees face
- A realistic open world
- Co-op and PvP multiplayer modes for up to four players
- Partnership with Yann Arthus Bertrand’s GoodPlanet Foundation to raise awareness of protecting bees and the environment among players. As part of this collaboration, €1 out of every game sold will be donated to the foundation
Change your perspective and discover the world through the eyes of a bee!