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.

This is not a "all time best City-building games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow released the 28 June 2017

1# Cities: Skylines - 2017

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86
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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# Concrete Jungle - 2015

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83
Score

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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5# Stonehearth - 2015

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90
Score

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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6# Planetbase - 2017

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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# Banished - 2014

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73
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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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8# Block'hood - 2016

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80
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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.
Block'hood is a sandbox city-building simulation game that offers City-building mechanism.

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9# Valhalla Hills - 2017

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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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10# Champions of Anteria - 2016

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67
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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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11# Urban Empire - 2017

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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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12# MonstroCity: Rampage! - 2017

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81
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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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13# The Spatials - 2015

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76
Score

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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14# 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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15# My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic - 2012

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72
Score

* 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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16# The Simpsons: Tapped Out - 2012

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69
Score

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.
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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17# -KingdomConquest- - 2013

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82
Score

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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18# Kingdom Conquest II - 2013

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73
Score

Kingdom Conquest II is an epic free-to-play strategy game blending the best of card battling, strategy, MMORPGs, and 3D action to deliver an addictive fantasy game. Collect and combine hundreds of monster cards and strategically deploy them into massive turn-based battles.
Kingdom Conquest II is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) strategy city-building card game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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19# 1849 - 2014

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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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20# Ice Age Village - 2012

Review
75
Score

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.
Ice Age Village is a city-building game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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21# SpongeBob Moves In - 2013

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64
Score
Screenshot of the video game SpongeBob Moves In
Screenshot of the video game SpongeBob Moves In
Screenshot of the video game SpongeBob Moves In

Featured items Bug fixes & OptimizationsWI-FI: Connect to your nearest Wi-Fi hot spot to download all the awesome SpongeBob content the first time you play the game. Make Bikini Bottom landmarks like Patricks Rock, SpongeBobs Pineapple, and the Krusty Krab Perfect the art of fry cooking at the Krusty Krab to feed your Bottomites and earn new and rare recipes Play with Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, and many other familiar faces!
SpongeBob Moves In is a free to play. SpongeBob Moves In is a city-building simulation game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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22# Skylanders Lost Islands - 2012

Review
78
Score

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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23# The Tribez & Castlez - 2014

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72
Score

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.
The Tribez & Castlez is a city-building game that offers City-building mechanism.

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24# Crime Coast: Gangster Paradise - 2016

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ND
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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!
Crime Coast: Gangster Paradise is a city-building game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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25# SimCity - 2013

Review
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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