The Best Economy Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : The Settlers: New Allies added at rank #5.
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Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator (2021)

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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

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Neo Cab (2019)

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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.

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

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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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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.

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

5

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.

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

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Ancient Islands (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Old-school, hard tower-defense mixed with economy elements. It features complex skill trees, resource trading, building your own village, and setting individual tactics for each tower. Can you defend what you've built from hordes of enemies? Visit Ancient Islands and test your tactical sense!

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  • tower-defense
  • real-time
  • tactical
  • clicker
  • base-building
  • resource-management
  • magic
  • isometric
  • building
  • economy
  • cartoony
  • tutorial
  • strategy
  • management
  • resource

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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

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Car Trader Simulator (2020)

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Do you know how to profit from trading cars while maintaining a good reputation? Car Trader Simulator lets you play the role of an American car dealer. Your goal is to get rich. How you do it depends entirely on you.

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  • trading
  • economy
  • management
  • capitalism
  • resource-management
  • simulation
  • 2d
  • family-friendly
  • relaxing
  • funny

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Crypto Is Dead (2021)

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"Crypto is Dead." That's the first thing you read in the paper this morning. A goldfinger attack has crippled the world economy. For a month, the old physical currency will be put back in place. As a notaphilist, open your bank and use your expertise to determine the genuine from the fake bills.

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  • procedural
  • economy
  • rogue-like
  • pixel
  • cartoony
  • simulation
  • colourful
  • 2d
  • investigation
  • detective
  • historical
  • alternate
  • single-player
  • futuristic
  • cute

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