Rinsed PowerWash Simulator? Nine similar games to try next

Sean Carey - August 1st 2022

For those of you who have powered your way through PowerWash Simulator, you may be wondering what to play next. If you're looking for similar games to scratch that PowerWash Simulator itch, we've got you covered.

PowerWash Simulator has proven itself to be one of the most satisfying and relaxing games around, and once you're done with the PowerWash Simulator achievements and have completed every level to a five-star rating, you may be looking for something to play that has the same vibe. While not all the games on our list will be from the simulation genre, they do somewhat capture the general vibe of PowerWash Simulator in that they're relaxing and satisfying to complete.

Lawn Mowing Simulator (Xbox Game Pass)

What's more relaxing than the sound of a petrol-powered ride-on mower with its 33" twin-blade cutting deck and 200l rear grass collector screaming down a garden at 5.5mph, obliterating overgrown blades of grass in its path? Well, when it comes to Lawn Mowing Simulator, this pervasive white noise is like a chorus of angels that slowly and gently tunes you out of your surroundings and into a zen-like state where you focus only on, well, cutting grass. Lawn Mowing Simulator is a brilliant simulation game that you can easily lose yourself in. Sure, it's not quite as satisfying as PowerWash Simulator, but watching that progress bar slowly fill up as you make long, sweeping turns around Ms Rogers' flowerbed never gets old.
Lawn Mowing Simulator

Experience the beauty and detail of mowing the Great British countryside in Lawn Mowing Simulator, the only simulator that allows you to ride an authentic and expansive roster of real-world licensed lawn mowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG and STIGA as you manage your mowing business.

Townscaper (Xbox Game Pass)

Chances are that the super-easy nature of the Townscaper achievements means many of you will already have blasted through this and moved on, but if not, it’s another great game to just turn your brain off and mess around with. Well, to call it a game at all is a little generous — there’s no win condition or fail state, so it’s more just a digital toy to play with, placing building blocks and watching as houses, castles, gardens, and all kinds of other buildings pop up to populate the abstract sprawls you throw together. It’s kinda fun to just experiment with its unique systems, chilling out as your creation grows ever more complex and intricate with each set of new blocks you add. While it’s unlikely to yield the same kind of satisfaction as blasting the last speck of dirt off of something after toiling away for hours, it’s still a perfect distraction if you just want something non-taxing to busy yourself with while catching up on podcasts or kicking back with some tunes.
Townscaper

Instant town building toy

PC Building Simulator

If you thought PowerWash Simulator was the nichest sim out there, you clearly haven't played PC Building Simulator. This sim is for people like myself who have taken an interest in the art hobby of building computers, and while it sounds pretty nerdy (it is), it's also pretty chill. PC Building Simulator tasks you with running your own PC repair shop, where you have to repair and diagnose all manner of PC issues, including replacing broken parts and scanning hard drives for viruses. You'll also have to make sure each of the computer's cables are plugged in correctly and that you've screwed in every possible screw on a component — what bliss! The only downside of PC Building Simulator is that it's pretty old, and the components used in the game are now outdated.
PC Building Simulator

Build and grow your very own computer repair enterprise as you learn to diagnose, fix and build PCs. With real-world licensed components and comprehensive hardware and software simulation, you can plan and bring your ultimate PC to life.

Snowrunner (Xbox Game Pass)

SnowRunner is a bit of an odd one when it comes to relaxing gameplay. Some will absolutely love the slow and methodical gameplay it offers, gleefully churning up mud and snow as they haul their cargo from one side of the map to the other while that atmospheric soundtrack plays out. Others will quickly become frustrated when their truck becomes bogged down in some muddy ruts, and they have to try and tow themselves out. It's a game that requires patience and determination to see it through to the end.
SnowRunner

Get ready for the next-generation off-road experience!
SnowRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world.

Tracks - The Train Set Game

Relaxing and filled with nostalgia is the best way to describe Whoop Group's Tracks - The Train Set Game. If the thrill of cleaning dirt off of filthy objects in Powerwash Simulator has filled you with elation, then Tracks' sandbox world, which offers you the chance to build those wooden train sets you might have had as a child in a variety of themed locations, will surely blow your mind. Whether you build your track in a bedroom, around a Christmas tree, or even on the moon, you're given the freedom and everything you need to create train routes as simple or complex as you like, even if they almost defy the laws of gravity. Even better, it takes only a couple of hours to earn all of Tracks' achievements, so you can enjoy this awesome little game without worrying about your completion percentage.
Tracks - The Train Set Game

Jump into the ultimate toy sandbox and build the train set of your dreams! Create colourful railway systems, decorate beautiful towns, transport commuting passengers, and even ride your train in first-person.

Farming Simulator 22 (Xbox Game Pass)

Farming Simulator 22 is kind of like Lawn Mowing Simulator on steroids — a combine harvester is essentially just one big lawn mower, right? Putting my reductiveness to one side, the latest entry into the Farming Simulator series allows you to run your very own farm without the smell of silage — what a treat! There are so many things to do in Farming Simulator 22 that it can be a bit daunting to get your head around at first, but once your past that initial onboarding period, you'll be ploughing and sowing so many seeds that you'll completely zone out and lose tens of hours to this game.
Farming Simulator 22

Create your farm and let the good times grow! Harvest crops, tend to animals, manage productions, and take on seasonal challenges.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Game Pass)

Microsoft Flight Simulator is arguably the best simulation game out there, and once you've finally wrestled with the controls and managed to get your plane up in the sky, it'll provide you with one of the most satisfying and relaxing experiences around. While this sim might not be to everyone's tastes (it can be quite a chore to master due to its complexities), nothing quite beats taking a little Cessna out for a jaunt around your hometown, a giant, well-known city, or a famous landmark, and then bringing it back down for a safe and controlled landing at an airport. Microsoft Flight Simulator is probably the game that's the furthest away from PowerWash Simulator in terms of simplicity, but if you're in the market for something more involved than just blasting dirt off a wall, Microsoft Flight Simulator has got you covered.
Microsoft Flight Simulator: Standard Game of the Year Edition

Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year Edition offers 25 detailed planes, 38 handcrafted airports, 6 new Discovery Flights and weather system updates. Free update for owners. The sky is calling!

Unpacking (Xbox Game Pass)

Up until PowerWash Simulator came along, I would have put Unpacking down for the title of most satisfying game. What's more relaxing and pleasing than putting things neatly away where they belong? In Unpacking, all you do is, uh, unpack things — that's pretty much it. Firing up the game, you are presented with a room and numerous boxes filled with your life to empty and neatly organise. Things get a little more complex as the game goes on, and a rather charming narrative carefully unpacks (wahey) itself. Unpacking's simplicity, combined with some satisfying sound design, really makes for a rewarding and satisfying experience. You can also earn an easy 1,000G with this one.
Unpacking

Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.

House Flipper (Xbox Game Pass)

House Flipper is entirely too relaxing. Let the problem of tidying in the real world fade to a distant memory — it’s time to spend hours knocking down walls, cleaning up litter, and repainting houses in House Flipper! Part of House Flipper’s charm might be in the fact that you can see a project through to completion, from picking up that first bit of rubbish to cleaning the windows, building new walls, installing showers and air conditioners, and furnishing the place. There’s usually a job available to suit you, whether you want to dive into the deep end and see to every aspect of fitting out a house, or just sit back and watch the dirt disappear as you clean up rooms and furniture. You’ll earn experience as you go and can upgrade your tools and skills, giving the game a welcome sense of progression, too. House Flipper is also on Xbox Game Pass, so you don’t stand to lose anything by trying it out. Just grab your paint roller and mop, and you’re off to renovate some houses!
House Flipper

House Flipper is a unique chance to become a one-man renovation crew. Buy, repair and remodel devastated houses. Give them a second life and sell them at a profit!

Got any more relaxing and satisfying game suggestions? Let us know down in the comments!