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, Linux and 3DS. 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 Aven Colony released the 25 July 2017 and ranked #2, Age of solitaire released the 24 July 2017 and ranked #44, Kingdoms and Castles released the 18 July 2017 and ranked #1.

2# Aven Colony - 2017

Review74Score

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

3# 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.

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Price: $25-$40

4# 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.

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Price: $15-$25

5# Cities: Skylines - 2015

Review83Score

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

6# 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

7# Concrete Jungle - 2016

Review83Score

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

8# The Spatials - 2015

Review76Score

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

9# Champions of Anteria - 2016

Review65Score

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

10# 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

12# Hearthlands - 2014

Review79Score

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

13# Planetbase - 2017

Review73Score

Planetbase is a strategy game where you guide a group of space settlers trying to establish an outpost on a remote planet. You will get them to collect energy, extract water, mine metal, grow food, manufacture bots, and build a fully self-sufficient base in a harsh environment, where you are always one step away from total failure. Even if the game is not intended to be a simulator, all the mechanics are plausible, and based on what the expected challenges of establishing a colony in an new planet would be.

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Price: $15-$25

14# Stonehearth - 2015

Review81Score

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# 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

17# -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

19# Venture Towns - 2011

Review77Score

Supports iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Note: Screen rotation and zoom are only available on iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch 2nd generation and later, and iPad.

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Price < $5

21# Gang Nations - 2015

Review73Score

Gang Nations is a stunning blend of tower defence and combat strategy set in a unique urban environment. Recruit a gang of Hoodlums, Thieves, Convicts and many more to rage a turf war around the globe, fight for territory and build your criminal empire. Gang Nations is a fantastic mix of exciting single-player missions and ferocious multiplayer battles, combining city building with fierce combat.

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Price: Free

22# 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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23# Knights and Merchants - 2013

Review85Score

KNIGHTS and MERCHANTS recreates the era of the Middle Ages. Apart from the purely fictitious geography of our world, all game elements and scenes are based on the Anglo-Saxon period, 1200 A.D. And we haven't used imaginary elements like fabled creatures, either. The player takes on the role of an ordinary captain in the Palace Guard.

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Price: $5-$15

24# Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow - 2017

Review71Score
Screenshot of the video game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow
Screenshot of the video game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow
Screenshot of the video game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow

Play with all your favorite characters, build your own New New York, combat against alien species and explore unfamiliar planets on a mission to save the universe! Download the game and embark on the all-new adventure imagined and written by David X. Cohen and The Simpsons creator, Matt Groening! Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Futurama: Worlds Of Tomorrow is free to download and play, however some game items can also be purchased for real money.

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Price: Free

25# Block'hood - 2016

Review59Score

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