50 Best City-building games

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The best 50 City-building games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, 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 is MonstroCity: Rampage! released the 21 February 2017

1# Cities: Skylines - 2015

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86
Score

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.
Cities: Skylines is a city-building simulation game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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2# Anno 2205 - 2015

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75
Score

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.
Anno 2205 is a real-time strategy city-building simulation game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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3# Tropico 5 - 2014

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76
Score

Return to the remote island nation of Tropico and expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing new challenges including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, as well as cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER.
Tropico 5 is a sandbox city-building simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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4# Banished - 2014

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73
Score

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.
Banished is a survival sandbox city-building simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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5# Concrete Jungle - 2015

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83
Score
Screenshot of the video game Concrete Jungle
Screenshot of the video game Concrete Jungle
Screenshot of the video game Concrete Jungle

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.
Concrete Jungle is a local multiplayer city-building card game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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6# Planetbase - 2015

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77
Score

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.
Planetbase is a survival city-building game in space that offers City-building mechanism.

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7# Stonehearth - 2015

Review
90
Score
Screenshot of the video game Stonehearth
Screenshot of the video game Stonehearth
Screenshot of the video game Stonehearth

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.
Stonehearth is a sandbox city-building game that offers City-building mechanism.

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8# Valhalla Hills - 2015

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68
Score

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.
Valhalla Hills is a strategy city-building game that offers City-building mechanism.

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9# SimCity - 2013

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66
Score

Now you can design any city you can imagine and SimCity 2000 will bring it , and its resident Sims , to life . It has all the features , flexibility , art , animation , and power you need to create an environment of your dreams . Choose from a selection of bonus cities and scenarios to rule or ruin as you please . Build schools , libraries , hospitals , zoos , prisons , power plants , and much more ... Lay down roads , railways , and highways . Explore the underground layer and build subways and utilities without compromising your aesthetics . Customize different buildings or design your own graphics sets from scratch . This is the ultimate classic Maxis city-building and management simulation . If this game were any more realistic , it 'd be illegal to turn it off !
SimCity is a city-building simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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10# Block'hood - 2016

Review
80
Score

Early Access

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 90+ building blocks to arrange and combine and to create unique neighborhoods and discover the implications of their designs.
Block'hood is a sandbox city-building simulation game that offers City-building mechanism.

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11# Northland - 2015

Review
69
Score
Screenshot of the video game Northland
Screenshot of the video game Northland
Screenshot of the video game Northland

The Vikings are back! Get this RTS classic!
Northland is a strategy city-building management game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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12# Triple Town - 2012

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80
Score
Screenshot of the video game Triple Town
Screenshot of the video game Triple Town
Screenshot of the video game Triple Town

Triple Town is an award-winning original puzzle game in which you try to grow the greatest possible city. The larger the city you build, the more points you score. You build your city by matching three or more game-pieces: combine three grasses to make a bush, three bushes to make a tree...
Triple Town is a puzzle city-building game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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13# Champions of Anteria - 2016

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67
Score
Screenshot of the video game Champions of Anteria
Screenshot of the video game Champions of Anteria
Screenshot of the video game Champions of Anteria

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.
Champions of Anteria is a strategy city-building RPG game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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14# The Spatials - 2015

Review
76
Score
Screenshot of the video game The Spatials
Screenshot of the video game The Spatials
Screenshot of the video game The Spatials

It's the year 5781 -- and you have been chosen to build and lead a space station in a wild corner of the galaxy! Attract visitors and explore hundreds of planets to fund your station.
The Spatials is a real-time city-building simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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15# 1849 - 2014

Review
64
Score

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.
1849 is a city-building simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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16# The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom - 2010

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77
Score
Screenshot of the video game The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
Screenshot of the video game The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
Screenshot of the video game The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom

Choose your own path to victory in The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom™, the long-anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy game. Embark on an exciting quest to create, build and manage your kingdom in the most innovative, customizable and re-playable version ever!
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom is a real-time strategy city-building game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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17# Urban Empire - 2017

Review
68
Score

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.
Urban Empire is a city-building simulation game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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18# Lethis - Path of Progress - 2015

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73
Score

Lethis - Path of Progress is a city-builder in a victorian steampunk setting.
Lethis - Path of Progress is a city-building simulation game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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19# MonstroCity: Rampage! - 2017

Review
81
Score

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.
MonstroCity: Rampage! is a squad-based strategy city-building game that offers City-building mechanism.

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20# Megacity HD - 2011

Review
84
Score
Screenshot of the video game Megacity HD
Screenshot of the video game Megacity HD
Screenshot of the video game Megacity HD

MegaCity is a highly original and fun 'one-more-go' style city building puzzle game. -Dozens of different buildings
Megacity HD is a puzzle city-building game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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21# My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic - 2012

Review
72
Score
Screenshot of the video game My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic
Screenshot of the video game My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic
Screenshot of the video game My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic

* Play fun mini-games with your ponies: Ball Bounce, Apple-Picking, Magic Wings, Telescope, Crystal Mine and Equestria Girls Dance game! Please be informed that it also allows you to play using virtual currency, which can be acquired as you progress through the game, or by deciding to watch certain advertisements, or by paying with real money. Privacy Policy: Terms of Use: End-User License Agreement: Contact us by mail: Gameloft, 14 rue Auber, 75009 Paris, France; by e-mail: support@gameloft.com; by phone: 0-808-234-8679
My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic is a city-building simulation game that offers City-building mechanism.

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22# A Kingdom for Keflings - 2010

Review
76
Score
Screenshot of the video game A Kingdom for Keflings
Screenshot of the video game A Kingdom for Keflings
Screenshot of the video game A Kingdom for Keflings

(Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 2-4, HD (High Definition). Unlock the full version of A Kingdom for Keflings for even more homes, buildings, and workshops to build! Join up to three of your friends via Xbox LIVE to cooperatively construct the kingdom of your dreams. The full version of A Kingdom for Keflings includes achievements to earn, more Keflings to attract and many more opportunities to fill your kingdom full of love! This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.
A Kingdom for Keflings is a city-building simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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23# Skylanders Lost Islands - 2012

Review
78
Score
Screenshot of the video game Skylanders Lost Islands
Screenshot of the video game Skylanders Lost Islands
Screenshot of the video game Skylanders Lost Islands

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.
Skylanders Lost Islands is a free to play. Skylanders Lost Islands is a city-building game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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24# -KingdomConquest- - 2013

Review
82
Score
Screenshot of the video game -KingdomConquest-
Screenshot of the video game -KingdomConquest-
Screenshot of the video game -KingdomConquest-

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.
-KingdomConquest- is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) city-building game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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25# The Simpsons: Tapped Out - 2012

Review
69
Score

Dress your characters to the nines with options like Daredevil Bart or Lizard Queen Lisa, and relive scenes from your favorite episodes of The Simpsons! Expand your town to the Waterfront, grow its businesses with the glamourous shops of Springfield Heights, and enjoy its sights, all with only a few taps. Whether its Halloween monster invasions, superheroes run amok, or chaos caused by one of Homers great ideas, youve got never-ending options to tap!
The Simpsons: Tapped Out is a free to play. The Simpsons: Tapped Out is a city-building game that offers City-building mechanism.

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