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 Goosebumps - HorrorTown released the 29 May 2018 and ranked #30, My Sunny Resort released the 3 May 2018 and ranked #45, Civitatem released the 29 April 2018 and ranked #26.

1# Urban Empire - 2017

Review57Score

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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Price > $40

3# Banished - 2014

Review78Score

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

4# Frostpunk - 2018

Review84Score

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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Price: $25-$40

5# Aven Colony - 2017

Review75Score

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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Price: $25-$40

6# Concrete Jungle - 2016

Review84Score

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

7# Cities: Skylines - 2015

Review85Score

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

8# Planetbase - 2015

Review67Score

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# Cliff Empire - 2018

Review89Score

Early Access

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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Price: $5-$15

10# Block'hood - 2016

Review82Score

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

11# Tropico 5: Complete Collection - 2017

Review81Score

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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Price: $25-$40

12# Imagine Earth - 2014

Review80Score

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

14# Hearthlands - 2014

Review81Score

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

16# 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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Price: Free

17# Constructor - 2017

Review59Score

In a town where anything goes, you can’t rise to the top without taking a few others down. From dodgy deals to shifty tricks, do what you gotta do to go from small-time slumlord to filthy rich tycoon.

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Price: $25-$40

18# SpongeBob Moves In - 2013

Review66Score

In the game, players build Bikini Bottom to their own tastes and are tasked with keeping the residents happy by making all their wishes fulfilled. In the ongoing quest to keep the residents happy by granting their wishes, players must fill the town's happiness meter by collecting happiness. When the happiness meter is filled, players advance to the next level in the game, earning coins, game experience, and unlocking more quests, buildings, and accessories to buy in the store. Throughout the game, players earn gold coins and jellyfish jelly as rewards for performing various activities like fulfilling wishes, adding buildings, making recipes, collecting rent, and expanding their city.

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Price < $5

19# Anno 2205 - 2015

Review75Score

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

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

21# 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

22# Valhalla Hills - 2015

Review61Score

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

23# Stonehearth - 2015

Review64Score

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

24# Ice Age Village - 2012

Review74Score

Build a new home across vast frozen plains for the entire Ice Age family and discover over 200 cute new animals! 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.

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Price: Free