The Best City-building Games for Xbox One

Update, : The Wandering Village added at rank #11.
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Frostpunk (2018)

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PC Windows Mac OS Android Xbox One

Frostpunk is the first society survival game. As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure your society's survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process?


  • city-building
  • survival
  • steampunk
  • resource
  • resource-management
  • management
  • strategy

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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


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

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Surviving Mars (2018)

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maybe-Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Linux Playstation 4 Xbox One

There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony’s chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.


  • city-building
  • simulation
  • mars
  • colony
  • space
  • sci-fi
  • base-building
  • survival
  • resource-management
  • strategy
  • management

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Cities: Skylines (2015)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Xbox One Playstation 4 stadia maybe-Xbox One

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation genre. 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. From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchise, the game boasts a fully realized transport system. It also includes the ability to mod the game to suit your play style as a fine counter balance to the layered and challenging simulation. You're only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!


  • city-building
  • simulation
  • building
  • management
  • education
  • economy
  • farming
  • grid
  • crime
  • sandbox

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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.


  • city-building
  • resource
  • relaxing

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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).


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

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Dawn of Man (2019)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

Command a settlement of ancient humans, guide them through the ages in their struggle for survival. Hunt, gather, craft tools, fight, research new techs and face the challenges the environment will throw at you.


  • city-building
  • colony
  • survival
  • simulation
  • horse-drawn
  • strategy
  • farming

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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.

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

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Dwarrows (2020)

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maybe-Xbox One Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows Linux Mac OS

A peaceful 3rd person adventure and town-building game. Explore, gather, build, befriend, and quest in a beautifully handcrafted world. Build and grow a new settlement and explore the lands surrounding it in this Peaceful Action-Adventure & Town-Builder. Search the lush forests of the Dusken Woodlands for resources, and adventure through mysterious new places to find lost artifacts. Meet strange and quirky characters along the way, invite wandering people to join your town, and befriend cute animals who may help you in your travels. Control your team of three uniquely skilled characters to gather resources, build structures, and find treasure.


  • city-building
  • economy
  • kickstarter
  • -
  • 3d
  • platform
  • soundtrack
  • base-building
  • exploration
  • management
  • open-world
  • third-person
  • building
  • cute
  • puzzle

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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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