walking simulator

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walking simulator (plural walking simulators)

  1. (video games, sometimes derogatory) An adventure game focused on gradual exploration and discovery through observation, with little in the way of action.
    • 2018, Daniel Muriel, Garry Crawford, Video Games as Culture: Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society[1], Routledge, →ISBN:
      In a walking simulator game, the player usually spends a good deal of time walking around, having conversations, seeking clues, and following a predetermined narrative.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see walking,‎ simulator.
    • 2007, Rex D. Hall, Shayler David, Bert Vis, Russia's Cosmonauts: Inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center[2], Springer Science & Business Media, →ISBN, page 81:
      During the late 1960s and early 1970s, it was also the site of the lunar 1⁄6 gravity walking simulator rig.

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