The Best Building Games for Linux

Update : Trappist added at rank #18.
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Besiege (2020)

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PC Windows Android Xbox Series X Xbox One Linux Mac OS

Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines. Battle your way through a 54 level singleplayer campaign, unleash chaos with your friends in multiplayer, create your own worlds with the level editor, customize your game with mods through the workshop.


  • sandbox
  • building
  • physics
  • medieval
  • destruction
  • lego
  • science
  • vehicle
  • funny
  • humor
  • editor
  • level
  • gilliam
  • relaxing
  • strategy

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TerraTech (2018)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Mac OS Linux

TerraTech is the perfect game for creative kids who love to build their own vehicles and explore a randomly generated world. Construct powerful machines, bases, and weapons to defend against rival miners, gather resources, and improve your standing with the Mining Corporations. Explore treacherous mountain ranges, luscious grasslands, and huge deserts while building and creating your own unique style. The gameplay is fun and intuitive, and the simplistic graphics don't require high-end hardware.


What we like:
  • Fun and intuitive gameplay
  • Creative freedom with lots of room for your own style
  • Enticing game with interesting mechanics
  • Simplistic graphics don't require high-end hardware
  • Provides a unique and addictive experience
What could be improved:
  • Feels empty with repetitive fetch quests
  • Lack of big updates
  • Multiplayer needs a lot of work

  • sandbox
  • building
  • crafting
  • open-world
  • construction
  • vehicle
  • survival
  • robots
  • physics
  • early-access
  • exploration
  • funny-looking
  • online
  • vehicles

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Lego Bricktales (2022)

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In this puzzle-adventure, use an intuitive brick-by-brick building mechanic to solve puzzles and bring your creations to life! Experience a charming story as you explore beautiful LEGO® dioramas and help the people inhabiting them.


  • brick-by-brick
  • building
  • puzzle
  • park
  • lego
  • sandbox
  • construction
  • amusement
  • physics
  • isometric
  • relaxing
  • medieval

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Paragon Pioneers (2022)

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Paragon Pioneers is a casual island management game where you build and manage a series of island nations. It offers over 100+ buildings to advance through and has an abstract look and mechanics that make it easy to manage on small screens. It's a stress-free game for casual players.

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What we like:
  • Detailed explanations and tutorials
  • No ads or premium currencies
  • Easy to pick up and put down
  • Reminiscent of the Anno series with idle gameplay
  • No inherent time limit
  • Over 100+ buildings to advance through
What could be improved:
  • Long waiting times
  • Lack of a thrilling narrative
  • Game mechanics become increasingly complex
  • Colonization aspect may be troublesome for some players
  • Combat has a limited army size and isn't very interesting

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

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Megaquarium (2018)

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The public aquarium simulator. Design your displays, look after your fish, manage your staff and keep your guests happy! It's all in a day's work as the curator of your very own Megaquarium.


  • building
  • simulation
  • business
  • management
  • park
  • tanks
  • strategy
  • sandbox
  • zoo

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Please Fix The Road (2022)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Please Fix The Road is a colorful, minimalistic, laid-back and casual puzzle game in which it's probably not hard to guess... you're fixing roads! Your road repair doesn't have to be beautiful, it just needs to get the job done! Your mom will like this game too!


  • transportation
  • minimalist
  • puzzle
  • building
  • colourful
  • stylized
  • relaxing
  • top-down
  • family-friendly
  • city-building
  • inception
  • jigsaw
  • jazz
  • warm-hearted
  • difficult

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From the Depths (2020)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Over 1000 unique components allow you to build and command voxel vehicles from the deep ocean to outer space! Forge strategies, allegiances and fleets strong enough to destroy eight deadly factions of the planet and reign supreme. A genre-defying mashup of simulation, building, RTS and RPG.


  • naval
  • vehicle
  • sandbox
  • campaign
  • building
  • gun
  • voxel
  • tutorial
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • physics
  • crafting
  • strategy
  • combat
  • customization

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The Genesis Project (2022)

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early access PC Windows Linux Mac OS

The Genesis Project is an attempt to replicate Sburb from the popular webcomic Homestuck, made by Andrew Hussie.

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  • rpg
  • party
  • memes
  • base-building
  • building
  • dungeon-crawler
  • action-adventure
  • character
  • 3d
  • tag
  • exploration
  • customization
  • crafting
  • management
  • fantasy

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Poly Bridge 2 (2020)

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Poly Bridge 2 is a physics-based bridge building game where you have to design and develop bridges in order to get vehicles from point A to point B. You must account for the weight of the vehicles, as well as any obstacles like ships or checkpoints, without causing your bridge to collapse. With over 60 levels and an unlimited amount of trials, you can explore and experiment with your designs at your own pace.

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What we like:
  • Unlimited trials
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Variety of levels
  • Visuals look great
  • Creative freedom
What could be improved:
  • No progression system
  • Physics can be difficult to understand

  • physics
  • simulation
  • puzzle
  • building
  • sandbox
  • construction
  • bridge-building
  • crafting
  • vehicle
  • editor
  • level
  • feature
  • fun
  • simulation-puzzle
  • early-childhood

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SimAirport (2020)

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Build & Manage Your Airport. An International Hub or a Regional Masterpiece -- it's up to you. Buy more land to scale out, or escalators to scale up with MULTIPLE FLOORS. You're in full control in this modern business management tycoon!


  • base-building
  • city-building
  • flight
  • management
  • building
  • economy
  • simulation
  • sandbox
  • pixel
  • 2d
  • resource-management
  • casual
  • large-scale
  • strategy

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