Sim City

Developer: Maxis

Release Date: March 5, 2013

The original urban planning simulator is back and it'll be challenging your obsessive compulsive side to design the perfect concrete utopia. Not only is this the kind of game you can get lost in for weeks, but it's also the kind where your individual experience will be dramatically different from everyone else's.

While talk around the water cooler probably won't center around your immaculate suburb placement for optimal energy performance, you'll be able to pat yourself on the back all year long as you hide away from the real world and construct your own imaginary one.