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walking simulator (plural walking simulators)
- (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, 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.
- Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see walking, simulator.