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 Its Village released the 31 July 2017 and ranked #44, Village Of Souls released the 24 July 2017 and ranked #46, Aven Colony released the 24 July 2017 and ranked #2.

1# Concrete Jungle - 2016

Review86Score

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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Price: $5-$15

2# Aven Colony - 2017

Review74Score

Aven Colony is a city-building and management sim that tells the story of humanity’s first settlement of an extrasolar world. Land on exotic Aven Prime, where you must construct and maintain the infrastructure and ensure the well-being of your citizens, all while dealing with the often harsh realities of an exotic alien world. On top of this, you’ll face the greatest challenge of all — keeping your people happy. How will you feed your people? Will you be able to provide them with enough jobs, entertainment, retail outlets, and other services while protecting them from the planet’s many dangers? What social policies will you enact to influence your people? The future of the colony rests on your decisions.

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Price: $25-$40

3# Cities: Skylines - 2015

Review86Score

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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Price: $25-$40

4# Banished - 2014

Review80Score

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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Price: $15-$25

5# Anno 2205 - 2015

Review69Score

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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Price > $40

6# Hearthlands - 2014

Review82Score

Hearthlands is a medieval/fantasy city-building real time strategy game in which you take a role of a king in a procedurally generated world. You can not control your subjects directly; instead you focus on city-building, resource management, diplomacy, heroes, magic and other things a typical king deals with on a daily basis.

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Price: $15-$25

7# Valhalla Hills - 2015

Review63Score

Lead your people. Survive the wilderness. Fight for honor. Reclaim your eternal reward. A brand new strategy game from the developers of Cultures and The Settlers II.

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Price: $15-$25

8# Planetbase - 2015

Review66Score

Guide a group of space settlers trying to establish an outpost on a remote planet. Grow food, collect energy, mine resources, manufacture bots, and build a fully self-sufficient colony.

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Price: $15-$25

9# Tropico 5 - 2014

Review75Score

Return to the remote island nation of Tropico in the next installment of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular ‘dictator sim’ series. Expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing an all-new set of challenges, including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, exploration and for the first time in Tropico history – cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER for up to 4 players.

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Price: $25-$40

11# Imagine Earth - 2014

Review79Score

Early Access

Imagine Earth is a real-time world simulation. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable colonies on a global scale and defend them against various threats.

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Price: $15-$25

12# Block'hood - 2016

Review73Score

Block’hood is a neighborhood-building simulator that celebrates the diversity and experimentation of cities and the unique ecosystems within them. Budding city planners will have access to 200+ building blocks to arrange and combine and to create unique neighborhoods and discover the implications of their designs.

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Price: $5-$15

13# The Spatials - 2015

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It's the year 5781 -- and you have been chosen to build and lead a space station in a wild corner of the galaxy! Design its rooms and corridors to make your crew feel at home. Receive hundreds of visitors who are hungry for the most amazing products in the galaxy. Explore 30 star systems and more than a hundred planets -- all randomly generated for every game. Complete missions and discover new allies . . . and enemies! Fight for survival with a unique real-time combat system. Collect loot for your factories and equip your officers with the most advanced technology in the universe.

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Price < $5

14# 1849 - 2014

Review65Score

1849 is a city management game set during the California Gold Rush. Your task is to build towns, populate them with workers, and make sure that they are housed, fed, and entertained. You’ll have to manage and coordinate extensive production and trade networks to make sure your towns thrive.

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Price: $15-$25

15# Stonehearth - 2015

Review71Score

Early Access

Stonehearth is a game of exploration and survival in an epic fantasy setting. Build your town, care for your hearthlings, and defend against marauding invaders.

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Price: $25-$40

16# -KingdomConquest- - 2013

Review82Score

Forge a gorgeous 3D rendered fortress to create a mighty army from hundreds of monster cards. Collect and combine hundreds of monster cards and strategically deploy them into massive turn-based battles. Kingdom Conquest II is completely free to play, however some game items can also be purchased with real money.

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Price: Free

17# City Mania: Town Building Game - 2017

Review75Score

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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18# MonstroCity: Rampage! - 2017

Review81Score

Fight the evil genius Dr. Spotnik with your monster squad in this epic city building strategy game. Play with wacky monsters inspired by pop culture and use their unique abilities to destroy other cities. Create a defense strategy, and build turrets and traps to minimize the damage from attacks by opposing monsters.

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20# Champions of Anteria - 2016

Review64Score

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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Price: $25-$40

22# Skylanders Lost Islands - 2012

Review78Score

o Explore many islands full of surprise and mystery o Level up through the game to unlock new items and customize your islands o Supports your physical Skylanders Spyros Adventure, Skylanders Giants Skylanders SWAP Force, and Skylanders Trap Team toy collection import them into the game to bring them to life in Skylanders Lost Islands o Amazing art and HD graphics optimized for the Retina display o Play with your friends via Facebook and Game Center to get exclusive rewards* o Play in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish languages o More features added all the time! 2012-2014 Activision Publishing, Inc. SKYLANDERS LOST ISLANDS, SKYLANDERS BATTLEGROUNDS, SKYLANDERS CLOUD PATROL, SKYLANDERS COLLECTION VAULT, SKYLANDERS SPYROS ADVENTURE, SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM and ACTIVISION are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.

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Price: Free

23# The Simpsons: Tapped Out - 2012

Review69Score

Whether its Halloween monster invasions, superheroes run amok, or chaos caused by one of Homers great ideas, youve got never-ending options to tap! com/de/1/service-updates; Collects data though third party ad serving and analytics technology (See Privacy & Cookie Policy for details); Contains direct links to social networking sites intended for an audience over 13.

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Price: Free

24# The Tribez & Castlez - 2014

Review72Score

Uncover the endless secrets of the magic game world in deep dungeons, high towers, and abandoned wastelands. Rebuild your kingdom: construct Sawmills and Factories, cultivate grapes and eggplants, breed pigs and sheep, farm the lands and reap the harvest.

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25# Crime Coast: Gangster Paradise - 2016

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From the cartels and gangs of Rio to the criminal underworld of New York City, gangsters flock to Crime Coast with their homies and henchmen to raid rivals. Arm your gangsters with more weapons than GTA can shake a stick at, and finish your rivals with total annihilation from your missile silo!

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