The Best Economy Games

Update, : Frontera added at rank #35.
1

Victoria 3 (2022)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Take over as leader of one of the 200 nations with a centralized industry, back to the 19th and early 20th centuries, it's your job to improve the lives of your citizenry, manage their economy, and keep them happy. Politics plays a huge part in this game and you must form relationships with other countries to succeed.

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Pros:
  • Nested tooltips provide detailed information on concepts
  • Excellent GUI
  • Lots of events
  • Detailed population groups with their own needs
  • Deep economic system
Cons:
  • War mechanic not so great

  • grand-strategy
  • economy
  • political
  • politics
  • simulation
  • historical
  • military
  • diplomacy
  • war

2

Tropico 6 (2019)

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90
Review score
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Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Linux IOS iPhone

Tropico 6 is a city-building game that offers an engaging mix of elements such as ruling your own island dictatorship, sandbox mode with customizable goals, missions, and easy controller support. You can be a big picture person and make decisions that impact the entire island or get into the minute details of urban planning.


Pros:
  • Engaging mix of elements
  • Sandbox mode with customizable goals
  • Missions
  • Easy controller support:No need for mouse and keyboard or touchscreen
Cons:
  • Minor performance issues

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

3

Stronghold: Warlords (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS

Besiege Great Khans, Imperial warlords and Shōgun commanders in Stronghold: Warlords, the latest 'castle sim' from Firefly Studios. Command AI warlords across the battlefield as you build a castle economy and new gunpowder-fuelled siege engines!


  • real-time
  • economy
  • strategy
  • medieval
  • military
  • city-building
  • historical
  • colony
  • simulation
  • building
  • tactical

4

Railway Empire 2 (2023)

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78
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Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Grow your company into the largest railway company of the continent and outsmart your competitors. Choose from 60 detailed, historic locomotives that you can customize with your preferred colors and company initials. Huge and detailed game world covering the whole of the USA and Europe in one single map each. More detailed regional maps with more than 300 towns spread all over the US and Europe.

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  • trains
  • simulation
  • economy
  • transportation
  • america
  • historical
  • empire
  • tutorial
  • building
  • city-building
  • resource-management
  • construction
  • western
  • immersive
  • strategy

5

Pirates of the Sea (2021)

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79
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PC Windows

Lost on an island in the middle of the ocean, after a shipwreck you'll have to find a way to get off the island. It sounds easy but it's not... you'll have to survive!

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  • mmo
  • multiplayer
  • economy
  • pirates
  • crafting
  • pvp
  • naval
  • tropical
  • player
  • adventure
  • rpg
  • character
  • strategy

6

Neo Cab (2019)

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78
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apple tv ipod touch IOS iPhone Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

A visual novel about emotional survival in an automated world. Play as Lina, the last human cab driver. It’s your first night driving the lonely streets of Los Ojos, and your best friend has just disappeared. Stay on the road. Stay on the search. Stay human.


  • cyberpunk
  • narrative
  • economy
  • visual-novel
  • noir
  • choices
  • futuristic
  • conversation
  • comic
  • uber
  • survival
  • emotional
  • multiple-endings
  • soundtrack
  • sci-fi

7

GearCity (2022)

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95
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PC Windowsrt Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile javascript Mac OS Linux PC Windows

Do you find tycoon games too simplistic? GearCity is a complex and in-depth business simulator. It focuses on a realistic economic simulation of the global automobile industry. The game takes several hours to grasp and hundreds of hours to master. Can you succeed where many other CEOs have failed?


  • simulation
  • economy
  • management
  • business
  • automobile
  • capitalism
  • realistic
  • historical
  • in-depth
  • strategy

8

Grand Tactician: The Civil War 1861-1865 (2021)

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79
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PC Windows

Take command of the Union or the Confederacy. Prepare your nation for war, recruit and organize great armies and fleets under legendary commanders like Grant, Lee, Jackson or Farragut, plan cunning maneuvers on an epic campaign map and defeat your enemies in real-time battles!


  • tactical
  • economy
  • historical
  • strategy
  • real-time
  • naval
  • hardcore
  • war
  • battle
  • grand-strategy
  • run-of-the-mill
  • combat
  • wargame
  • trains

9

Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator (2021)

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85
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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

Buy, sell, and trade organs in a strange and evolving universe. Dive into the quivering innards of alien capitalism in the sci-fi body horror market tycoon game you didn't know you needed.


  • space
  • medical
  • simulation
  • trading
  • moddable
  • economy
  • cyberpunk
  • management
  • surreal
  • funny
  • aliens
  • horror

10

Dune: Spice Wars (2022)

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early access PC Windows

A 4X real-time strategy game from the developers of the critically acclaimed Northgard. Set in Frank Herbert’s groundbreaking Dune universe, you must lead your faction and battle for control and dominance over the harsh desert planet of Arrakis.

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  • real-time
  • 4x
  • diplomacy
  • economy
  • political
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • politics
  • grand-strategy
  • military
  • resource-management
  • base-building
  • building
  • lore
  • war

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