The “simulator” genre of PC games was already pretty meta, but it has now reached a new level with PC Building Simulator, a game currently available via Steam Early Access. In it, you build desktop PCs (mostly the gaming variety) by opening up the case, installing components, plugging them into the motherboard for power, and more, all in a 3D simulation. (Sorry, no VR.)
After a few hours of testing, we were surprised at how fun it actually is, even though it’s quite basic. And in this time of crypto-inflated GPU prices holding upgrade plans back, it might just fill a hole in some PC enthusiasts’ hearts.