The Best City-building Games for Xbox Series X

Update, : The Wandering Village added at rank #5.
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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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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

4

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

5

The Wandering Village (2022)

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early access (PC Windows) PC Windows Mac OS Linux Xbox One Xbox Series X

The Wandering Village is a city-building simulation game on the back of a giant, wandering creature. Build your settlement and form a symbiotic relationship with the colossus. Will you survive together in this hostile, yet beautiful post-apocalyptic world, contaminated by poisonous plants?


  • city-building
  • simulation
  • colony
  • building
  • farming
  • real-time

6

Imagine Earth (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X

In this sci-fi strategy sim you build up global civilizations on distant worlds. Harvest resources and produce goods to establish space trade. Form alliances or wage economic warfare to take over competing corporations. Do research to protect your colonists from disasters and avoid a climate crisis.


  • simulation
  • diplomacy
  • colony
  • lore
  • nature
  • city-building
  • grand-strategy
  • science
  • management
  • base-building
  • economy
  • procedural
  • sandbox
  • space
  • resource

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Endzone - A World Apart (2020)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows

Endzone is a post-apocalyptic survival city builder, where you start a new civilization with a group of people after a global nuclear disaster. Build them a new home and ensure their survival in a shattered world, threatened by constant radiation, toxic rain, sandstorms and droughts.


  • city-building
  • post-apocalyptic
  • survival
  • simulation
  • base-building
  • economy
  • building
  • colony
  • simulated

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