The Best Base-building colony simulation Games - Page 2

Update : New Cycle added at rank #44.
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Kingdom: New Lands (2016)

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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

Experience the mystery and challenge of managing a kingdom in Kingdom: New Lands. Explore new lands, build your kingdom, and defeat greedy creatures while discovering the secrets of this minimalist strategy game. With stunning visuals, simple controls, and a haunting soundtrack, Kingdom: New Lands will keep you hooked for hours as you learn and grow your empire.


What we like:
  • Innovative gameplay mechanics
  • Expanding game world
  • Addictive gameplay
  • Beautiful visual style
  • Rewarding learning curve
What could be improved:
  • Lack of control over characters
  • Limited diversification of gameplay loop
  • No clear instruction

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

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Stardeus (2022)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

In Stardeus, you are the immortal AI controlling a broken starship manned by drones and hibernating human survivors. Your mission is to repair the ship, save or exploit the human crew, and travel the stars in a procedurally generated universe. Balance oxygen, heat, and power to ensure long-term survival, grow crops, and mine planets to expand your facilities. Discover new ways to survive while dealing with alien face huggers, traders, or pirates. Live through endless possibilities and prepare for the worst. Survive and thrive in this beautifully complex simulation game.


What we like:
  • Addictive gameplay
  • Moddable out of the box
  • Relaxing pace
  • Lots of customisation options
  • Regular updates
What could be improved:
  • Frustrating events (short circuits and arrival of people)
  • Intermittent AI issues: stupid colonists and animals
  • Slow research and progression

  • colony
  • simulation
  • space
  • base-building
  • god-game
  • moddable
  • management
  • automation
  • resource-management
  • science
  • procedural
  • survival
  • immersive
  • space-colony
  • time-management

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Timberborn (2021)

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early access PC Windows Mac OS

Timberborn is a unique city builder game where you manage a society of beavers in a post-apocalyptic world. With a focus on water and food resources, players must create dams and other structures to control rivers and survive droughts. The game offers a relaxed building experience with a novel water mechanic that refreshes the genre. It is a worthy purchase for fans of colony/survival simulators seeking a unique and refreshing challenge.


What we like:
  • Unique beaver cast of characters
  • High degree of control over society shape
  • Novel water mechanic
  • Verticality offers multi-layered societies
  • Challenging gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Perfomance issue on big town
  • Lack of late-game content
  • Early game only provides traditional needs
  • No storyline or scripted challenges

  • city-building
  • colony
  • survival
  • base-building
  • building
  • simulation
  • automation
  • management
  • post-apocalyptic
  • agriculture
  • resource-management
  • science
  • editor

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Kingdoms and Castles (2017)

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Linux Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 5 Playstation 4 j

Kingdoms and Castles is a city-building simulation game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle. Make trade agreements, alliance, and war with neighboring AI controlled kingdoms. Each villager and resource is individually simulated.


  • city-building
  • colony
  • simulation
  • medieval
  • strategy
  • farming
  • management

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Farlanders (2023)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Farlanders is a turn-based city builder set on Mars, with a puzzle game mentality and an engaging story that challenges you to think about the right you have to change the face of a planet. You play as Marco, an architect who discovers that all is not what it seems. Balance resources, build structures and manage colony happiness in this demanding but rewarding space colony simulator.


What we like:
  • Vibrant visuals
  • Realistic environments
  • Dynamic building system
  • Strategic choices
  • Challenging gameplay
  • Turn-based city builder
  • Procedurally generated maps
What could be improved:
  • Complexity can be overwhelming for some players
  • Steep learning curve
  • Requires careful resource management

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

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Autonauts (2019)

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

Autonauts is a charming simulation game that allows you to colonize uninhabited planets and build a civilization of robots to do your bidding. With a fun and unique automation programming system, colorful graphics, and no required programming knowledge, you can explore, gather resources, and create an animal husbandry world. The game offers limitless opportunities for automation and colonization, making it an experience you won't want to miss!


What we like:
  • Fun and challenging gameplay for management sim lovers
  • Unique automation programming system
  • Colorful and cute graphics
  • No required programming knowledge
  • Large world to explore and customize.
What could be improved:
  • Steep learning curve
  • Limited inventory space

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

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Songs of Syx (2020)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

'Songs of Syx' is an immersive fantasy city-builder where you evolve from a tiny colony to a sprawling empire. Battle with legions, manage a diverse population, and shape your society in a living world of gods and creatures. With a blend of strategy and simulation, every decision can lead your kingdom to prosperity or downfall. Ready to rule?


What we like:
  • Unique blend of city-building and grand strategy
  • Tactical battles with huge armies
  • Dynamic world with evolving narrative
  • Deep management of population and resources
  • Regular updates enhancing gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Combat system needs refinement
  • User interface can be unclear in battle and on world map

  • city-building
  • colony
  • grand-strategy
  • simulation
  • base-building
  • moddable
  • building
  • empire
  • fantasy

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Going Medieval (2021)

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PC Windows j

Step into 'Going Medieval' and forge a new future from the ashes of a plague-ravaged land. Build your stronghold, research technology, and dive into the lives of your colonists. Shape a castle, defend your people, and etch your legacy in a world where every choice matters. Your medieval adventure awaits!


What we like:
  • Deep customization options
  • Engaging character backstories
  • Challenging resource management
  • Multiple difficulty settings
  • Unique heraldry creation
What could be improved:
  • Underdeveloped NPC interactions
  • Limited exploration potential

  • colony
  • building
  • city-building
  • simulation
  • medieval
  • base-building
  • survival
  • resource-management
  • real-time
  • sandbox
  • strategy
  • buildings
  • mech
  • crafting
  • management

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A Planet of Mine (2017)

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PC Windows Android IOS iPhone

If you're looking for a mobile game that offers space exploration, empire expansion, and natural resource exploitation, then A Planet of Mine is the game for you. With unique gameplay and solid variety, there's plenty of content to keep you engaged. Despite a largely worthless tutorial and out of balance resources, this game offers a compellingly complex economic simulation that will keep you occupied for however long you care to devoted to it. A Planet of Mine is a must-try title for any fan of 4x games.


What we like:
  • Unique gameplay
  • solid variety with 16 species and 15 modes of play
  • compellingly complex economic simulation
  • plenty of content
  • offers a simplified and accessible experience
What could be improved:
  • Largely worthless tutorial
  • Some resources out of balance
  • Mechanics are not fully explained

  • 4x
  • colony
  • mining
  • base-building
  • simulation
  • resource-management
  • building
  • god-game
  • minimalist
  • science
  • procedural
  • space
  • sandbox
  • trading
  • resource

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Academia: School Simulator (2017)

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PC Windows Mac OS

If you love management games, then you need to play Academia: School Simulator. You get to build and run your own school, choosing how you want it to function and what your students need. With plenty of customization options, you can make it unique to your preferences. Do you want to be a strict principal who enforces every rule, or will you let things slide? It's all up to you!


What we like:
  • Similar gameplay to Prison Architect
  • Ability to punish misbehaving students
  • Can organize bake sales
  • Customize country flag and uniforms
  • Enjoyable management game
What could be improved:
  • Lack of depth compared to Prison Architect
  • No proper tutorial
  • Annoying goons to deal with
  • Game updates seem abandoned by dev
  • Complex gameplay might affect retention

  • colony
  • capitalism
  • city-building
  • simulation
  • base-building
  • management
  • moddable
  • building
  • economy
  • sandbox
  • family-friendly
  • top-down
  • education
  • cute
  • colourful

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