The Best Economy Games for Playstation 4

Update : The Settlers: New Allies added at rank #3.
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Imagine Earth (2021)

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Imagine Earth is a thrilling real-time planet simulation and strategy game that lets you explore and colonize distant planets. In this game, you play a space colony manager tasked with building profitable colonies while preserving living conditions for your people amidst corporate greed and environmental concerns. Dig for resources, build power plants, farms, and factories while fending off threats like asteroids, wild fires, and hostile colonies. You can trade resources and technologies to enrich your colonies, build towers, and research for advanced technologies. Now, it's time to expand your colony and dominate the universe!


What we like:
  • Well-polished game with unique art design and relaxing gameplay
  • Heavy emphasis on competitiveness with multiple ways to hinder AI competition
  • Great fun in multiplayer games
  • Continual and meaningful updates from the developers
  • Unique approach to a tile-based system
What could be improved:
  • Lack of micromanagement may disappoint city-building enthusiasts
  • Voice acting could be better
  • Limited countermeasures against weather effects
  • Unintuitive resource gathering and pollution mitigation

  • simulation
  • diplomacy
  • colony
  • economy
  • planet
  • city-building
  • capitalism
  • science
  • lore
  • management
  • nature
  • sandbox
  • building
  • resource
  • procedural

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Drill Deal - Oil Tycoon (2022)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Drill Deal is a fun oil business simulator. Start from a single tiny rig and expand it to a large complex of connected platforms. Optimize & grow your business. Look out for threats like weather, terrorists, fire, and others. Take care of your working crews.


  • voxel
  • modern
  • economy
  • simulation
  • resource-management
  • strategy
  • real-time
  • building
  • management
  • pirates
  • platform
  • drilling
  • family-friendly
  • tower-defense
  • business

3

The Settlers: New Allies (2023)

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

The Settlers®: New Allies is a strategy game with an in-depth build-up experience and real-time strategic battles.


  • city-building
  • strategy
  • economy
  • real-time
  • resource
  • simulation
  • military
  • medieval

4

Bakery Simulator (2022)

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Get up before dawn and see what it's like to be a baker! Learn to bake several dozen types of bread. Use realistic bakery machines. Deliver orders to stores, earn, and invest. Use original recipes or experiment with ingredients.


  • cooking
  • life
  • time-management
  • simulation
  • economy
  • education
  • resource-management
  • crafting
  • realistic
  • family-friendly
  • replay-value
  • relaxing
  • management
  • first-person
  • 3d

5

Startup Company (2020)

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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

6

orbit.industries (2022)

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Become a Space Pioneer by building and managing a station of your own on the orbit of distant planets! Focus on design and management or fulfill objectives to progress. ️ Explore, Build and Prosper!


  • space
  • resource-management
  • management
  • building
  • economy
  • automation
  • simulation
  • science
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • cinematic
  • immersive
  • politics
  • abstract
  • procedural

7

Tropico 5 (2014)

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Xbox One IOS iPhone Linux Playstation 4 Xbox 360 PC Windows Mac OS

Return to the remote island nation of Tropico and expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing new challenges including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, as well as cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER.

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

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Tropico 5: Complete Collection (2017)

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PC Windows Playstation 4

The Eras Begin your rule in colonial times, survive world wars and economic crises, ride out the Cold War, and lead your country towards a glorious future. The Dynasty Members of your extended family live on the island and can be hired as rulers, managers, diplomats, or generals. Research and Renovate Modernize your nation with new buildings, technologies, and resources.

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

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