The Best Base-building colony simulation Games

Update, : Industries Of Titan added at rank #50.
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Dwarf Fortress (2022)

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PC Windows Android IOS iPhone

Dwarf Fortress open-ended "story generator". Build your base in the procedurally generated world, and survive the years to come with your dwarfs.


  • colony
  • simulation
  • management
  • city-building
  • procedural
  • moddable
  • base-building
  • pixel
  • survival
  • economy
  • fantasy
  • construction
  • sandbox
  • text
  • resource-management

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RimWorld (2018)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS Android Xbox One

A sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. Generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee combat, climate, biomes, diplomacy, interpersonal relationships, art, medicine, trade, and more.


  • colony
  • survival
  • simulation
  • management
  • base-building
  • sandbox
  • sci-fi
  • sims
  • building
  • mech

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Paragon Pioneers (2022)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Paragon Pioneers is a city-building idle game in which you discover, conquer and then build on islands to fulfill the needs of your inhabitants. Even with limited time to play you can enjoy this deep simulation game and follow one of the countless ways to optimize your empire.


  • idler
  • city-building
  • colony
  • tutorial
  • management
  • base-building
  • building
  • simulation
  • medieval
  • crafting
  • economy
  • top-down
  • relaxing
  • 2d
  • resource-management

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Farlanders (2023)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Terraform, strategize, and construct a Martian colony in this retro-inspired turn-based city builder. Create a comfortable living for your citizens, research alien artifacts, and uncover the secrets of the Red Planet.


  • colony
  • mars
  • resource-management
  • turn-based
  • building
  • city-building
  • base-building
  • strategy
  • simulation
  • space
  • procedural
  • -
  • management
  • pixel
  • survival

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Organs Please (2022)

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early access PC Windows

A dark and satirical management sim, where you take control of a recycling factory with a twist: it recycles humans. Your job is to decide who gets to escape our dying planet in a cozy spaceship and who sacrifices their blood, sweat and tears for humanity. Literally.


  • political
  • base-building
  • colony
  • simulation
  • post-apocalyptic
  • dystopian
  • memes
  • resource-management
  • choices
  • politics
  • survival
  • management
  • futuristic
  • gore
  • single-player

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Kingdom: New Lands (2016)

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PC Windows Android Mac OS Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Xbox One Linux

Kingdom: New Lands builds upon the award-winning gameplay and mystery of Kingdom by introducing an abundance of new content to the IGF-nominated title while maintaining the simplicity and depth that legions of monarchs have come to experience and enjoy.


  • pixel
  • tower-defense
  • colony
  • medieval
  • rogue-like
  • strategy
  • simulation
  • scroller
  • base-building
  • survival
  • building
  • 2d
  • resource-management
  • side-scrolling
  • exploration

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Oxygen Not Included (2019)

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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game. Deep inside an alien space rock your industrious crew will need to master science, overcome strange new lifeforms, and harness incredible space tech to survive, and possibly, thrive.


  • survival
  • simulation
  • colony
  • resource-management
  • management
  • base-building
  • sandbox
  • building
  • space

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Imagine Earth (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X

In this sci-fi strategy sim you build up global civilizations on distant worlds. Harvest resources and produce goods to establish space trade. Form alliances or wage economic warfare to take over competing corporations. Do research to protect your colonists from disasters and avoid a climate crisis.


  • simulation
  • diplomacy
  • colony
  • lore
  • nature
  • city-building
  • grand-strategy
  • science
  • management
  • base-building
  • economy
  • procedural
  • sandbox
  • space
  • resource

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Autonauts (2019)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

In Autonauts you must build, create, and automate. Start by establishing a colony, crafting bots and teaching them via Scratch-style programming to build an ever evolving autonomous paradise of agriculture, industry and enlightenment.


  • programming
  • simulation
  • automation
  • visual
  • farming
  • agriculture
  • crafting
  • colony
  • attractive
  • resource-management
  • sandbox
  • base-building
  • robots
  • art

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Space Haven (2020)

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early access Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Embark on a space voyage with your ragtag crew of civilians in search of a new home. Build spaceships tile by tile, create optimal gas conditions, manage the needs and moods of their crew, encounter other space-faring groups, and explore the universe in this spaceship colony simulation.


  • colony
  • base-building
  • space
  • simulation
  • resource-management
  • sandbox
  • city-building
  • sci-fi
  • survival
  • management
  • building
  • crafting

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