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, Linux and 3DS. 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 Cities: Skylines released the 15 August 2017

1# Cities: Skylines - 2017

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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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2# Anno 2205 - 2015

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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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3# Aven Colony - 2017

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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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4# Tropico 5 - 2014

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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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5# Banished - 2014

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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.

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6# Planetbase - 2017

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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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7# Concrete Jungle - 2016

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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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10# -KingdomConquest- - 2013

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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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11# Hearthlands - 2014

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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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13# MonstroCity: Rampage! - 2017

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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.

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16# The Spatials - 2015

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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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18# The Simpsons: Tapped Out - 2012

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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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19# 1849 - 2014

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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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20# Kingdom Conquest II - 2013

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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.

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22# Sunken - 2015

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Action RPG meets Roguelike in this atmospheric dungeon crawler. Spawned by two hardcore gamers, Sunken will constantly test your ability to adapt to a situation while it takes you through a dark journey of the one that has sinned.

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23# Ice Age Village - 2012

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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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24# Ever Oasis - 2017

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From the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D comes a daring new adventure that expands on everything RPG fans love about the genre. Meet and ally with members of other tribes to complete your mission, while battling against the Chaos threatening peace in the desert. Earn dewadem, currency, over time as shops sell their wares to build new Bloom Booths.

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