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.

The latest addition in this selection is Urban Empire released the 20 January 2017

1# Cities: Skylines - 2015

Review
86
Score
Screenshot of the video game Cities: Skylines
Screenshot of the video game Cities: Skylines
Screenshot of the video game Cities: Skylines

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

Review
75
Score
Screenshot of the video game Anno 2205
Screenshot of the video game Anno 2205
Screenshot of the video game Anno 2205

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

Review
75
Score
Screenshot of the video game Tropico 5
Screenshot of the video game Tropico 5
Screenshot of the video game Tropico 5

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, exploration, cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER for up to 4 players.
Tropico 5 is a sandbox city-building simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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4# Banished - 2014

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74
Score

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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5# Space Colony - 2015

Review
75
Score
Screenshot of the video game Space Colony
Screenshot of the video game Space Colony
Screenshot of the video game Space Colony

Space Colony: Steam Edition is a remaster of the real-time base builder and strategy game from Firefly Studios, creators of the Stronghold series. In Space Colony you colonize to survive, designing intergalactic bases that keep your crew productive, happy and defended against hostile alien threats.
Space Colony is a strategy simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building in a science fiction world.

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6# Planetbase - 2015

Review
77
Score
Screenshot of the video game Planetbase
Screenshot of the video game Planetbase
Screenshot of the video game Planetbase

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# Stonehearth - 2015

Review
90
Score
Screenshot of the video game Stonehearth
Screenshot of the video game Stonehearth
Screenshot of the video game Stonehearth

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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8# Valhalla Hills - 2015

Review
68
Score
Screenshot of the video game Valhalla Hills
Screenshot of the video game Valhalla Hills
Screenshot of the video game Valhalla Hills

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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9# Northland - 2015

Review
69
Score
Screenshot of the video game Northland
Screenshot of the video game Northland
Screenshot of the video game Northland

The Vikings are back! Get this RTS classic!
Northland is a strategy city-building management game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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10# Block'hood - 2016

Review
80
Score

Early Access

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 90+ 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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11# 1849 - 2014

Review
65
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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12# Urban Empire - 2017

Review
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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13# Champions of Anteria - 2016

Review
66
Score
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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14# The Spatials - 2014

Review
76
Score
Screenshot of the video game The Spatials
Screenshot of the video game The Spatials
Screenshot of the video game The Spatials

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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15# Lethis - Path of Progress - 2015

Review
73
Score
Screenshot of the video game Lethis - Path of Progress
Screenshot of the video game Lethis - Path of Progress
Screenshot of the video game Lethis - Path of Progress

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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16# Gnomoria - 2016

Review
67
Score
Screenshot of the video game Gnomoria
Screenshot of the video game Gnomoria
Screenshot of the video game Gnomoria

Gnomoria is a sandbox village management game where you help lead a small group of gnomes, who have set out on their own, to thrive into a bustling kingdom! Anything you see can be broken down and rebuilt elsewhere.
Gnomoria is a sandbox city-building management game that offers City-building mechanism.

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17# Gang Nations - 2015

Review
73
Score
Screenshot of the video game Gang Nations
Screenshot of the video game Gang Nations
Screenshot of the video game Gang Nations

Gang Nations is a fantastic mix of exciting single-player missions and ferocious multiplayer battles, combining city building with fierce combat. Please note that Gang Nations is completely free to play, but some items such as gems can be purchased for real money.
Gang Nations is a city-building game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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18# Minions Paradise - 2015

Review
76
Score
Screenshot of the video game Minions Paradise
Screenshot of the video game Minions Paradise
Screenshot of the video game Minions Paradise

Become an expert at alligator waterskiing, throw mangoes from hot air balloons, and dive off waterslides as you travel over your giant island packed with foliage, fun, and an ocean full of waves. includes in-game advertising; collects data through third party analytics technology (see Privacy & Cookie Policy for details); contains direct links to the Internet and social networking sites intended for an audience over 13.
Minions Paradise is a free to play. Minions Paradise is a city-building simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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19# The Tribez & Castlez - 2014

Review
70
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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20# Futurama: Game of Drones - 2016

Review
81
Score

Futurama: Game of Drones is free to download and play, but it also allows you to purchase virtual items with real money inside the game. Futurama: Game of Drones may also contain advertising.
Futurama: Game of Drones is a puzzle city-building game that offers City-building mechanism.

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21# Beyond Sol - 2015

Review
84
Score
Screenshot of the video game Beyond Sol
Screenshot of the video game Beyond Sol
Screenshot of the video game Beyond Sol

Beyond Sol is a unique blend of action combat and grand strategy empire building in a dynamic open world. Collect resources, build your city, upgrade your ships, and cultivate relationships or wage wars with rival cities in your quest to dominate the solar system. Play singleplayer or multiplayer.
Beyond Sol is a real-time grand strategy game in space that offers City-building mechanism.

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22# Crime Coast: Gangster Paradise - 2016

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ND
Score

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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23# Grand Ages: Medieval - 2015

Review
64
Score
Screenshot of the video game Grand Ages: Medieval
Screenshot of the video game Grand Ages: Medieval
Screenshot of the video game Grand Ages: Medieval

Rise from the humble role of a simple mayor governing a small settlement and rule over all of Europe.
Grand Ages: Medieval is a real-time strategy game that offers City-building mechanism.

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24# Century City - 2015

Review
79
Score

Century City is all about mining golds and building up your own Super City! Visit your friend's city for rare rewards.
Century City is a city-building simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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25# SimCity BuildIt - 2014

Review
65
Score

Important Consumer Information:Requires acceptance of EAs Privacy & Cookie Policy and User Agreement. ; contains advertisements for EA and its partners; collects data through third party analytics technology (see Privacy & Cookie Policy for details); contains direct links to the Internet and social networking sites intended for an audience over 13; EA may retire online features and services after 30 days notice posted on www.
SimCity BuildIt is a free to play. SimCity BuildIt is a city-building simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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26# Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville - 2015

Review
84
Score

Rebuild a ruined city in this post-apocalyptic mix of strategy and simulation. Manage survivors, scavenge for food and supplies, deal with rival gangs, illness, interpersonal strife and zombie attacks.
Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is a survival strategy game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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27# Pre-Civilization Marble Age - 2014

Review
76
Score

Turn-based historical simulation strategy. Develop the Greek civilization from the small village to the great city-state when it will dominate the world!
Pre-Civilization Marble Age is a turn-based strategy city-building simulation game that offers City-building mechanism.

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28# Hearthlands - 2014

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ND
Score
Screenshot of the video game Hearthlands
Screenshot of the video game Hearthlands
Screenshot of the video game Hearthlands

Early Access

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.
Hearthlands is a strategy city-building game that offers City-building mechanism.

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29# Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff - 2014

Review
53
Score

Play for FREE and rally your favorite FG characters (even Meg) to save the city in a hilarious new adventure from the writers of Family Guy. Check out all the latest news & updates for Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff: Like us on Facebook: www.
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is a free to play. Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is a city-building game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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30# CitiesCorp Concept - Build Everything on Your Own - 2016

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ND
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Screenshot of the video game CitiesCorp Concept - Build Everything on Your Own
Screenshot of the video game CitiesCorp Concept - Build Everything on Your Own
Screenshot of the video game CitiesCorp Concept - Build Everything on Your Own

CitiesCorp Concept: Design buildings, manage economy and cope with traffic.A sandbox city building simulation.
CitiesCorp Concept - Build Everything on Your Own is a trains city-building simulation game that offers City-building mechanism.

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31# 8th Wonder of The World - 2015

Review
81
Score
Screenshot of the video game 8th Wonder of The World
Screenshot of the video game 8th Wonder of The World
Screenshot of the video game 8th Wonder of The World

Solve the mystery surrounding the 8th Wonder of the World with your heroes and banish evil from the Earth! Play this RTS-Classic.
8th Wonder of The World is a real-time strategy game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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32# Townsmen - 2016

Review
77
Score

From humble backwater to medieval metropolis - build the city of your dreams!
Townsmen is a casual city-building simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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33# Clockwork Empires - 2016

Review
67
Score
Screenshot of the video game Clockwork Empires
Screenshot of the video game Clockwork Empires
Screenshot of the video game Clockwork Empires

Take on the role of a Colonial Bureaucrat sent forth by the Clockwork Empire to build a Frontier Colony. Design houses & workshops to feed the Ravenous Maw of Industry, manage a uniquely unruly population, avoid cannibalism & monsters, and make Important Decisions for the glory of the Empire!
Clockwork Empires is a city-building simulation game that offers City-building mechanism.

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34# Kingdom Wars 2: Battles - 2016

Review
64
Score
Screenshot of the video game Kingdom Wars 2: Battles
Screenshot of the video game Kingdom Wars 2: Battles
Screenshot of the video game Kingdom Wars 2: Battles

KW2B brings massive sieges and survival to medieval strategy. With epic storytelling and complex crafting, fight to survive through brutal siege combat, fighting each other, and hordes of Zombies. With complex castle and city building, beautiful, yet gory battlefields await in episodic story campaign, mmo skirmish and coop modes.
Kingdom Wars 2: Battles is a real-time strategy city-building game that offers City-building mechanism.

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35# Abyssrium - 2016

Review
81
Score

Deep in the oceans abyss where all is quiet Make friends for the Lonely Corallite . As the Lonely Corallite grows , new fish and coral appear all around .
Abyssrium is a city-building simulation game that offers City-building mechanism.

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36# Imagine Earth - 2014

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ND
Score
Screenshot of the video game Imagine Earth
Screenshot of the video game Imagine Earth
Screenshot of the video game Imagine Earth

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 without destroying your homeworld.
Imagine Earth is a city-building simulation game in space with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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37# Olympus Rising - 2016

Review
80
Score

Set amidst a brutal battle for control of the sacred Mount Olympus, RAZE ENTIRE ARMIES, CLAIM ENEMY LANDS and UNLEASH THE WRATH OF THE GODS upon all who defy you! Features: Witness the grandeur of the gods in stunning high-definition Lead a formidable army and destroy rival hordes Command legendary heroes and turn them into gods of war Summon ferocious mythical creatures including Minotaurs and Hydras Unleash your merciless rule atop your lavish mountain kingdom Repel kingdom invaders using your tactical might Conquer foreign lands and forge an empire Form alliances with fellow conquerors and become legends
Olympus Rising is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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38# ANNO: Build an Empire - 2014

Review
61
Score

5/5 I've always loved base and empire building games, but for a mobile game it's amazing. This game is free to download and play but some game items can be purchased for real money.
ANNO: Build an Empire is a city-building game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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39# Little Raiders: Robin's Revenge - 2014

Review
77
Score
Screenshot of the video game Little Raiders: Robin's Revenge
Screenshot of the video game Little Raiders: Robin's Revenge
Screenshot of the video game Little Raiders: Robin's Revenge

5 Heroes to rescue and train 15 different buildings types to create your own village 200+ weapons to collect and equip on your Raiders 5 Special Powers to master Hundreds of missions to get awesome rewards Epic Boss battles Craft your own weapons and produce the resources your need Dozens of enemy types 3 Regions to conquer Play with friends Over 80 Game Center Achievements to complete! Little Raiders is free to play, you can choose to pay real money for some in game items which will charge your iTunes account.
Little Raiders: Robin's Revenge is a RPG game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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40# Stronghold: Crusader II - 2014

Review
69
Score
Screenshot of the video game Stronghold: Crusader II
Screenshot of the video game Stronghold: Crusader II
Screenshot of the video game Stronghold: Crusader II

Stronghold Crusader 2 is the long awaited sequel to the original castle sim. After 12 years Stronghold returns to the desert with a new 3D engine and powerful Havok Physics. Crusader 2 recaptures the original game’s addictive, fast-paced gameplay and authentic castle simulation.
Stronghold: Crusader II is a real-time strategy game that offers City-building mechanism.

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41# Puzzle Craft 2 - 2015

Review
78
Score

Puzzle Craft 2 features: Rule over an entire empire in the ultimate puzzle adventure sequel Match tiles to farm, mine, scavenge, craft and build settlements into bustling cities for your workers Explore the seas in search of resources and lost treasures Over 50 puzzles to unlock and discover new resources waiting to be crafted into useful tools Tons of quests, challenges, treasures, trophies and more to find and complete Rank your empire with your friends and compete in Royal Quests via Game Center ea.
Puzzle Craft 2 is a puzzle game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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42# Dragons: Rise of Berk - 2014

Review
76
Score

Rescue, hatch and train your favorite DreamWorks Dragons! Features: Discover all your favorite DreamWorks Dragons from the movie, including Toothless, Stormfly, Hookfang and Skullcrusher Collect and grow up to 200 different Dragon species, like Deadly Nadders, Monstrous Nightmares and Typhoomerangs Complete missions with all the characters from DreamWorks Dragons Stunning visual & audio effects with 3D animations
Dragons: Rise of Berk is a free to play. Dragons: Rise of Berk is a game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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43# Transport Fever - 2016

Review
76
Score
Screenshot of the video game Transport Fever
Screenshot of the video game Transport Fever
Screenshot of the video game Transport Fever

Transport Fever is railroad focused tycoon game. Players start in 1850 and build up a thriving transport company. As an emerging transport tycoon, the player constructs stations, airports, harbors and makes money by connecting areas requiring transport services. Build up your own Empire!
Transport Fever is a trains simulation game with a lot of emphasis on City-building.

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44# Shop Heroes - 2016

Review
86
Score

Brand new fantasy shop simulation & RPG game packed with endless adventure!
Shop Heroes is a free to play. Shop Heroes is a simulation game that offers City-building mechanism.

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45# Blueprint Tycoon - 2016

Review
61
Score
Screenshot of the video game Blueprint Tycoon
Screenshot of the video game Blueprint Tycoon
Screenshot of the video game Blueprint Tycoon

Build your settlement, gather goods, ensure maximum efficiency and make a profit!
Blueprint Tycoon is a city-building management game that offers City-building mechanism.

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46# SpaceStationSim - 2015

Review
57
Score
Screenshot of the video game SpaceStationSim
Screenshot of the video game SpaceStationSim
Screenshot of the video game SpaceStationSim

Build and manage a space station in the outer reaches of space. The challenges will be many, oxygen will escape through every tiny hole in the hull, you'll contend with asteroid showers and nebulous alien blobs.
SpaceStationSim is a city-building simulation game in space where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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47# Rodeo Stampede - Sky Zoo Safari - 2016

Review
85
Score

Armed with a lasso and a ten gallon hat, swing from the backs of stampeding buffalo, elephants, ostrich and more. This is one wild ride that you will not want to miss - YEEHAWRide through the wild stampede on the backs of buffalo, elephants, and all types of exotic animals Dodge and avoid obstacles in your chase for high scores Catch and befriend animals of all shapes and sizes to show off in your Sky Zoo Invite visitors to come admire your collection Expand and Manage your zoo to earn huge rewards from visitors
Rodeo Stampede - Sky Zoo Safari is a zoo game.

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48# Biz Builder Delux - 2015

Review
83
Score
Screenshot of the video game Biz Builder Delux
Screenshot of the video game Biz Builder Delux
Screenshot of the video game Biz Builder Delux

That's right, from a video game store to the corner fast food joint, run what YOU want as the town's entrepreneur extraordinaire! Be sure to check out the wildly popular Game Dev Story for your mobile device or PC as well as our collection of FREE games!
Biz Builder Delux is a free to play. Biz Builder Delux is a simulation game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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49# Cities XXL - 2015

Review
46
Score
Screenshot of the video game Cities XXL
Screenshot of the video game Cities XXL
Screenshot of the video game Cities XXL

Design, build, and manage the world’s largest and most diverse cities in Cities XXL. Bigger and better than ever before with a more powerful game engine and new interface, become the mayor of your very own sprawling metropolis.
Cities XXL is a sandbox city-building simulation game that offers City-building mechanism.

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50# Train Valley - 2015

Review
74
Score
Screenshot of the video game Train Valley
Screenshot of the video game Train Valley
Screenshot of the video game Train Valley

Build railways, manage traffic and stay accident-free. Play in Europe, America, Japan and USSR in 1830-2020. Complete the story mode from the Gold Rush of 1849 to the first manned spaceflight, and then explore the random mode. Management. Construction. Trains. Welcome to Train Valley!
Train Valley is a sandbox trains management game where City-building is an important part of the gameplay.

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