I sat to write a long article about this topic today. I even wrote a few hundred words, when I realised that a professional acquaintance of mine has already written a pretty amazing one two years ago. Entirely by coincidence, he posted the link to that article on LinkedIn, as I was writing this. It is so well written and covers so many of the points I wanted to make myself, that I decided not to add more clutter by doing the same thing again.
I could have written something else, of course. But, I didn’t want you to miss this either. So, I decided to share the direct link to his article instead: https://www.universityxp.com/blog/2019/6/25/simulations-vs-games
I strongly recommend you read through this in-depth article. It is bound to improve your understanding of the topic.
Efficient, not lazy,