"Games Stupefyingly Like Reality"

A verisimulation is a game that attempts to recreate it's subject on such a detailed level, it's hard to consider it a game. (Or fun for that matter.) The genre was coined by Penn and Teller in the unreleased Sega CD game "Penn & Teller's Smoke And Mirrors" to describe the minigame Desert Bus. The name verisimulation is a pun based off the word verisimilitude, which in the literary sense, is the likeness or semblance of a narrative to reality, or to the truth.

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