50 Best City-building games

Updated:

The best 50 City-building games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, 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 Anno 1800 released the 15 April 2019 and ranked #13, ISLANDERS released the 3 April 2019 and ranked #16, Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic released the 14 March 2019 and ranked #30.

1# Foundation - 2018

ReviewNDScore

Early Access

Foundation is a grid-less, sprawling medieval city building simulation with a heavy focus on organic development and monument creation.

Tags for Foundation:

2# 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?

Tags for Frostpunk:

4# Concrete Jungle - 2016

Review82Score

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.

Tags for Concrete Jungle:

5# Northgard - 2017

Review81Score

After years of tireless explorations, brave Vikings have discovered a new land filled with mystery, danger and riches: Northgard. The boldest Northmen have set sail to explore and conquer these new shores, bring fame to their Clan and write history through conquest, trading, or devotion to the Gods. - Build your settlement on the newly discovered continent of Northgard - Assign your vikings to various jobs (Farmer, Warrior, Sailor, Loremaster...) - Manage your resources carefully and survive harsh winters and vicious foes - Expand and discover new territory with unique strategic opportunities - Achieve different victory conditions (Conquest, Fame, Lore, Trading...) - Play against your friends or against an AI with different difficulty levels and personalities

Tags for Northgard:

8# Aven Colony - 2017

Review76Score

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.

Tags for Aven Colony:

9# 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).

Tags for City Mania: Town Building Game:

10# Tropico 5 - 2014

Review75Score

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.

Tags for Tropico 5:

11# Banished - 2014

Review73Score

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.

Tags for Banished:

12# Cliff Empire - 2018

Review83Score

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!

Tags for Cliff Empire:

13# Anno 1800 - 2019

ReviewNDScore

Anno 1800™ – Lead the Industrial Revolution! Welcome to the dawn of the Industrial Age. The path you choose will define your world. Are you an innovator or an exploiter? A conqueror or a liberator? How the world remembers your name is up to you.

Tags for Anno 1800:

14# Stonehearth - 2015

Review72Score

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.

Tags for Stonehearth:

17# Cities: Skylines - Nintendo Switch Edition - 2018

Review62Score

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.

Tags for Cities: Skylines - Nintendo Switch Edition:

18# Build Away! - Idle City Builder - 2016

Review70Score

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!

Tags for Build Away! - Idle City Builder:

19# Urban Empire - 2017

Review62Score

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.

Tags for Urban Empire:

20# Rise of Industry - 2018

ReviewNDScore

Put your entrepreneurial skills to the test as you create & optimise intricate production lines whilst keeping an eye on the all-important bottom line. As an early 20th Century industrialist, grow your empire & adapt to an ever-changing business landscape with unexpected events that could lead to boom…or bust.

Tags for Rise of Industry:

21# Champions of Anteria - 2016

Review66Score

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.

Tags for Champions of Anteria:

24# Regions Of Ruin - 2017

ReviewNDScore

Regions of Ruin is a 2D side-scrolling RPG with town-building where you are introduced to an open world that progressively challenges your hero and settlement the further you delve into the vast continent. Where, kingdoms have risen and fallen, settlements have been laid to waste and overrun by warring groups, and great mysteries lay hidden and waiting to be unearthed - assuming you can defeat their jealous guardians. Styled combat system with stats and levelling Skill tree to focus your fighting style Extensive loot and rare items to discover Forge your own equipment or smelt it for resources Open world exploration with a hand crafted environment, no randomized maps or levels, everything you see has been made with care Customised town building and expansion Rescue and recruit dwarves for your township (save them from extinction!)

Tags for Regions Of Ruin:

12 sept 2018 - New comment system! Drop us a line