The Best Economy Games for Linux

Update : Synergy added at rank #2.
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Victoria 3 (2022)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS

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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What we like:
  • Nested tooltips provide detailed information on concepts
  • Excellent GUI
  • Lots of events
  • Detailed population groups with their own needs
  • Deep economic system
What could be improved:
  • War mechanic not so great

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

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Synergy (2024)

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early access Linux PC Windows Mac OS

Synergy is a city-building game in which humanity must survive in a strange and hostile world. Build a city while respecting the ecosystem. Explore and analyze your environment. Provide for the needs of your citizens.


  • diplomacy
  • post-apocalyptic
  • economy
  • base-building
  • city-building
  • building
  • trading
  • steampunk
  • resource-management
  • survival
  • management
  • simulation
  • strategy
  • farming

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Tropico 6 (2019)

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IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

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.


What we like:
  • Engaging mix of elements
  • Sandbox mode with customizable goals
  • Missions
  • Easy controller support:No need for mouse and keyboard or touchscreen
What could be improved:
  • Minor performance issues

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

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GearCity (2022)

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Linux Mac OS 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
  • management
  • economy
  • auto
  • capitalism
  • business
  • automotive
  • sims
  • strategy
  • realistic
  • turn-based

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SimAirport (2020)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Linux PC Windows Mac OS

Build & Manage Your Airport. An International Hub or a Regional Masterpiece -- it's up to you. Buy more land to scale out, or escalators to scale up with MULTIPLE FLOORS. You're in full control in this modern business management tycoon!


  • base-building
  • city-building
  • flight
  • management
  • building
  • economy
  • simulation
  • sandbox
  • pixel
  • 2d
  • resource-management
  • casual
  • large-scale
  • strategy

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Parkitect (2018)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Parkitect is a business simulation game that charges you with the construction and management of theme parks! Bringing back the best of classic theme park games with many new features and content on top. Now supports online co-op with up to 8 players!


  • management
  • moddable
  • city-building
  • building
  • economy
  • editor
  • resource-management
  • simulation
  • level
  • isometric
  • construction
  • park
  • sandbox
  • cartoony
  • family-friendly

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Egypt: Old Kingdom (2018)

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Android IOS iPhone Mac OS Linux PC Windows

Strategy simulator of the Great Pyramids period, where you take your path from the unification of Egyptian tribes to the foundation of The First Empire. Developed with the assistance of Egyptologists.


  • political
  • construction
  • economy
  • fight
  • sandbox

8

Startup Company (2020)

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l Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Linux Mac OS

Startup Company is a business simulation sandbox game where you’re the CEO of a new company. Your job is to build your very own website and compete against the largest tech giants on the planet!


  • management
  • economy
  • simulation
  • building

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Voxel Tycoon (2021)

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early access Mac OS PC Windows Linux

Voxel Tycoon — a management sim set in the infinite voxel world. Mine resources and process them into goods on your custom factories. Set up supply chains and passenger routes with a huge fleet of trains, trucks, and buses, and turn small towns into prosperous megacities with a thriving economy!

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  • trains
  • management
  • business
  • simulation
  • economy
  • voxel
  • strategy
  • sandbox
  • building
  • city-building

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World Turtles (2023)

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early access Linux Mac OS PC Windows

The World Turtle carries entire civilizations on its back through outer space, and the gentle Meeps are the only ones on a quest to save it. Cooperation, rather than conquest will save the day, so prepare to harvest, build, research, and explore the void in this wholesome turtleback builder.


  • colony
  • city-building
  • economy
  • hex
  • simulation
  • god-game
  • nature
  • immersive
  • medieval
  • family-friendly
  • hand-drawn
  • grid
  • stylized
  • 3d
  • management

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