The Best City-building Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Dungeons 4 added at rank #20.
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Townscaper (2020)

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quest PC Windows Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Android Xbox One Mac OS Xbox Series X

Instant town building toy

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  • city-building
  • building
  • cozy
  • experimental
  • grid
  • relaxing
  • cute
  • sandbox
  • procedural
  • buildings
  • illustration
  • design
  • colourful
  • non-creative
  • balcony

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Airborne Kingdom (2020)

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PC Windows Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

The sky city builder awaits. Create your own flying kingdom and lead it on a quest across an expansive world. Explore the varied landscape, build up a floating metropolis, aid struggling people below, uncover lost secrets and, ultimately, bring back the Airborne Kingdom legend.

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  • city-building
  • resource
  • relaxing

3

Dorfromantik (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Dorfromantik is a peaceful building strategy and puzzle game where you create a beautiful and ever-growing village landscape by placing tiles. Explore a variety of colorful biomes, discover and unlock new tiles and complete quests to fill your world with life!


  • tile
  • relaxing
  • city-building
  • puzzle
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • board-game
  • tile-matching
  • minimalist

4

Actraiser Renaissance (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Android snes mobile phone

Heaven, earth and mankind - Create and destroy everything according to your will! Experience the revival of the '90s classic hit "Actraiser"

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  • city-building
  • platform
  • remake
  • simulation
  • side-scrolling
  • action
  • 2d
  • tower-defense
  • boss
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • real-time
  • hack-and-slash
  • scrolling
  • defence

5

Tropico 6 (2019)

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Xbox Series X/s Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Linux Playstation 5 Xbox Series X IOS iPhone maybe-Xbox One

The game is tongue-in-cheek in its presentation of semi-democratic banana republics, using a great deal of humor while still referencing such topics as totalitarianism, electoral fraud, and the interventions of powerful companies (United Fruit is implied) and the Cold War superpowers (the United States and Soviet Union).

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  • simulation
  • economy
  • city-building
  • political
  • sandbox
  • management
  • strategy
  • construction
  • politics
  • military
  • buildings

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Dice Legacy (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Dice Legacy is a dice-based survival city builder set on a mysterious ringworld. Your ship has reached the shore of an uncharted continent. Roll and use your dice to gather resources, expand and defend your settlement, survive the winter and interact with the strange inhabitants of this eerie world.

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  • city-building
  • rogue-like
  • dice
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • colony
  • survival
  • board-game
  • resource-management

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Northgard (2018)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Mac OS Linux IOS iPhone Android maybe-IOS iPhone maybe-Xbox One

Northgard is a strategy game based on Norse mythology in which you control a clan of Vikings vying for the control of a mysterious newfound continent.


  • strategy
  • real-time
  • city-building
  • trading
  • mythology
  • multiplayer
  • military
  • 4x
  • mystery
  • resource
  • resource-management
  • management
  • tile

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ISLANDERS (2019)

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Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows

ISLANDERS is a relaxing, minimalist strategy game about building cities on colourful islands.With simple and intuitive building mechanics, you have the freedom to create your own cities on the rugged cliffs of the game’s islands in half an hour or less. Explore these procedurally generated Islands from lush green grasslands to dry deserts and snowy mountainscapes and expand your settlements from sprawling villages to vast cities.

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  • city-building
  • relaxing
  • minimalist
  • colony
  • procedural
  • strategy

9

Before We Leave (2020)

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Nintendo Switch Mac OS Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Before We Leave is a city building game set in a cozy corner of the universe. Nurture your Peeps and their surroundings while rebuilding and rediscovering civilisation. Settle new lands and planets while avoiding hungry Space Whales.


  • city-building
  • 4x
  • hex
  • resource
  • grid
  • resource-management
  • relaxing
  • economy
  • space
  • management
  • post-apocalyptic
  • simulation
  • colony

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Buildings Have Feelings Too! (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Old Pete, “The Dock Yard”, is being demolished. He’s the first of his group of friends to go. It was unexpected and everyone is a bit worried. Being made of bricks and mortar doesn’t mean you don’t have your own things to worry about. This ragtag group of friends were there, right from the start, when it really became a city. With them they brought the titans of the industry, hundreds of jobs, and hundreds more houses. But the Linen Mill’s not been getting many textile orders come through this year, the Warehouse lost another contract from the neighbouring city and the Old Bank’s having money troubles. Something’s not quite right. Change is coming. What if they’re next? Fortunately, you, The Halfway Hotel, are at hand to step in and reassure everyone that things will be ok. But what starts off as small odd jobs ends up unravelling into more problems, as history moves faster than you can keep up with. Fortunately, you, The Halfway Hotel, are at hand to step in and reassure everyone that things will be ok. But what starts off as small odd jobs ends up unravelling into more problems, as history moves faster than you can keep up with. Buildings Have Feelings Too! is an exciting new city management game about buildings and the city they inhabit. Imagine a city where buildings can walk and talk to one another. Each one has its own aspirations, hopes and fears. Most of the time they are just trying to get along with each…

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  • management
  • city-building
  • buildings
  • city-management
  • puzzle
  • building
  • puzzle-strategy
  • simulation

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