50 Best City-building games

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The best 50 City-building games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Cities: Skylines - Nintendo Switch Edition released the 12 September 2018 and ranked #22, Depraved released the 20 July 2018 and ranked #49, Pocket City released the 29 June 2018 and ranked #11.

3# Cities: Skylines - 2015

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Design, build, and manage the city of your dreams, from public services to civic policies, and challenge yourself to grow from a simple town to a bustling metropolitan hub. The Windows 10 Edition includes the base game and the popular After Dark expansion, allowing players to plan and design for their cities nightlife and tourist attractions. Bring on a smog-filled industrial revolution or create a quiet beach town ideal for tourists powered by renewable energy.

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4# Frostpunk - 2018

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Frostpunk is the first society survival game. As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and its infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure your society's survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process?

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5# Concrete Jungle - 2016

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Concrete Jungle is a city planning deck-building game. Place buildings using cards in your deck and earn new ones as you progress! A genre-blending game packed with cool ideas that swaps micro-management for a more puzzle-like approach to city planning.

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7# City Mania: Town Building Game - 2017

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But dont stop there, recruit dozens of funny characters, add them to your collection and watch as they populate the streets and bring your city to life! - Craft hundreds of unique, gorgeous buildings in your city and expand it from a tiny, peaceful town to a big, bustling metropolis. Meet and collect tons of funny characters with their own unique personalities, like the portly Sergeant Cakemore, or the uber-macho builder guy, Forest Manly (whose real skill is the tiny bit too suggestive eyebrow raise).

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9# Aven Colony - 2017

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MEET THE LOCALS: Encounter a variety of alien life forms, including giant sandworms, deadly plague spores, and a vicious fungal infection known as The Creep. Using the 12 distinct ""overlay"" modes, you can mange your colony's Crops, Citizens, Happiness, Crime, Air, Electricity, Employment, Resources, Commute, Structures, Drones, and Water. Get ready to take on plague and creep spore nests whilst fending off splinter groups, rebels and Aven Prime's remaining robot guardians which threaten your new civilisation.

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11# Pocket City - 2018

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- Trigger fun events like block parties, or disasters like tornadoes. - Upload your city to the cloud to transfer to another device, or share with a friend.

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12# Tropico 5: Complete Collection - 2017

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The Eras Begin your rule in colonial times, survive world wars and economic crises, ride out the Cold War, and lead your country towards a glorious future. The Dynasty Members of your extended family live on the island and can be hired as rulers, managers, diplomats, or generals. Research and Renovate Modernize your nation with new buildings, technologies, and resources.

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14# Cliff Empire - 2018

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After a nuclear war life on the surface became impossible. A 300m thick radioactive fog covered the Earth. We are looking for bold active people to manage the process of restoring life on Earth. Join!

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15# Anno 2205 - 2015

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In Anno 2205™, you join humankind‘s next step into the future with the promise to build a better tomorrow. You conquer Earth, establishing rich, bustling cities and grand industrial complexes, but to secure the prosperity of your people, you must travel into space.

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17# Urban Empire - 2017

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Urban Empire is a ‘City Ruler’, pioneering a new breed of strategy game that combines city builder features with political scheming and adds profound social and historical events into the mix, creating a whole new gameplay experience.

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18# Banished - 2014

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In this city-building strategy game, you control a group of exiled travelers who decide to restart their lives in a new land. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland. The townspeople of Banished are your primary resource.

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19# Champions of Anteria - 2016

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Champions of Anteria is a tactical Real Time Strategy Game that will allow players to lead and develop their group of cheerful champions into tactical action battles, to save the legendary Kingdom of Anteria.

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20# Build Away! - Idle City Builder - 2016

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In this game youll be breaking records for constructing cafes, homes, chicken shops, banks, villas and caravan parks on your mobile phone or tablet! The more you play the more youll discover will the future hold an airport, resort, zoo, theme park, or even a rainbow unicorn? ~~~~~~~~~~ * SIMPLE & RELAXING - Tap n swipe to grow your city from a caravan park into a metropolis!

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21# Stonehearth - 2015

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Pioneer a living world full of warmth, heroism, and mystery. Help a small group of settlers build a home for themselves in a forgotten land. Establish a food supply, build shelter, defend your people, monitor their moods, and find a way to grow and expand, facing challenges at every step.

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22# Cities: Skylines - Nintendo Switch Edition - 2018

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Playing as the mayor, you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements like education, healthcare and much more along with your city’s real economy system. After Dark: Focused on leisure and tourist specialization, this expansion's central feature is to utilize the day and night cycle and alter the approach to managing your city. There are in-game temperature readings, cosmetic weather enhancements, extra parks, and infrastructural demands to keep your citizens warm and safe from freezing conditions.

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