The Best Base-building colony simulation Games for Mac OS

Update, : The Wandering Village added at rank #16.
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RimWorld (2018)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

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
  • simulation
  • management
  • survival
  • base-building
  • sandbox
  • sci-fi
  • farming

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Surviving Mars (2018)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Playstation 4 Xbox One

There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony’s chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.


  • city-building
  • simulation
  • mars
  • colony
  • space
  • sci-fi
  • base-building
  • survival
  • resource-management
  • strategy
  • management

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Empires of the Undergrowth (2017)

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early access Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Ant colony management game, in a fast-paced real-time strategy style. The player excavates their nest underground, constructing tunnels and chambers to store food and raise brood. On the surface, the ants claim territory, gather resources, overwhelm fearsome arachnids and clash with other colonies.


  • colony
  • simulation
  • god-game
  • management
  • nature
  • strategy
  • base-building
  • science
  • life
  • city-building
  • documentary
  • real-time
  • resource-management
  • humor
  • dark

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Oxygen Not Included (2019)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Android

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.

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

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Offworld Trading Company (2016)

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Mac OS PC Windows

Mars has been colonized, and Earth's corporate titans fight to dominate this new market. Competition is fierce in this fast-paced economic RTS from Civilization IV Lead Designer, Soren Johnson.


  • real-time
  • strategy
  • economy
  • colony
  • resource-management
  • base-building
  • moddable
  • sci-fi
  • cooperative
  • simulation
  • city-building
  • building
  • space
  • futuristic
  • sandbox

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Academia: School Simulator (2017)

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PC Windows Mac OS

Design, build, and manage a high school with terrific teachers and fantastic facilities or simply let your students poop in the bushes? Academia : School Simulator is a management/tycoon game where you get to decide!


  • colony
  • capitalism
  • base-building
  • city-building
  • moddable
  • building
  • management
  • sandbox
  • simulation
  • economy
  • education
  • family-friendly
  • top-down
  • colourful
  • 2d

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Planetbase (2015)

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Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

Guide a group of space settlers trying to establish a base on a remote planet. Grow food, collect energy, mine resources, survive disasters and build a self-sufficient colony in a harsh and unforgiving environment.


  • city-building
  • simulation
  • colony
  • space
  • survival
  • management
  • robots
  • building
  • base-building
  • mars
  • strategy
  • trading
  • sci-fi
  • resource-management

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Kingdom: Two Crowns (2018)

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

In Kingdom Two Crowns, players must work in the brand-new solo or co-op campaign mode to build their kingdom and secure it from the threat of the Greed. Experience new technology, units, enemies, mounts, and secrets in the next evolution of the award-winning micro strategy franchise!


  • strategy
  • pixel
  • colony
  • side-scrolling
  • micro
  • medieval
  • tower-defense
  • cooperative
  • simulation
  • survival
  • base-building
  • discovery
  • minimalist
  • resource-management
  • 2d

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Hell Architect (2021)

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Mac OS PC Windows

Hell Architect is a game about building and managing your own hell. You take on a role of a hell manager and are tasked with developing the underworld in a way that would make Lucifer himself fall off his chair.


  • dark
  • colony
  • god-game
  • comedy
  • city-building
  • base-building
  • humor
  • sandbox
  • building
  • management
  • cartoony
  • simulation
  • demons
  • economy
  • resource-management

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Stronghold HD (2012)

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Mac OS PC Windows

The original castle sim, Stronghold HD allows you to design, build and destroy historical castles. Engage in medieval warfare against the AI in one of two single player campaigns or online with up to 8 players.


  • real-time
  • economy
  • colony
  • city-building
  • strategy
  • base-building
  • medieval
  • building
  • tower-defense
  • simulation
  • sandbox
  • historical

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