Euro Truck Simulator is so well done that I appreciate and enjoy the game.
My buddy is a "farmer" (I use that loosely--he works for an operation that genetically modifies seed and he helps oversee the growth/harvest) and thinks Farming Simulator is the greatest thing ever. Cuz, yanno, you're around crops all day you want to keep that going when you get home.
Can't wait for Sysadmin Simulator, myself. --- Man your own jackhammer Man your battlestations
The same reason why military simulators are so popular.
The same reason why fighting alien invasion simulators are so popular.
The same reason why fighting simulators are so popular.
The same reason why driving/racing simulators are so popular. (I spent the past year commuting an hour both ways for work and people think racing cars in Forza is fun? After 600+ hours of driving in the past year alone, the fact that people can find racing games appealing is mind boggling to me /rant)
I tried a demo. for one of those truck simulators, and there was no vehicle damage included. I think they should include such damage, to make it as realistic as possible. It would give people who don't have a driving licence yet, but want to practice, a sense of the dangers involved in taking a vehicle onto the roads.