50 Games Like Prison Architect

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50 Games like Prison Architect daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms.
This suggestion collection includes sandbox simulation games for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are PC Building Simulator released the 26 March 2018 and ranked #16, Startup Freak released the 31 January 2018 and ranked #42, Railway Empire released the 25 January 2018 and ranked #43.

Logo of the video game Prison Architect

The game is a top-down 2D construction and management simulation where the player takes control of building and running a prison. The player is responsible for managing various aspects of their prison including building cells and facilities, planning and connecting utilities, hiring and assigning staff, including a warden, guards, workers, and more. The player needs to recruit staff to unlock more aspects of the game. The player is also responsible for the finance, and keeping their inmates content.

1# Prison Architect: Psych Ward - 2017

Review90Score

The Psych Ward DLC allows players to open their lockups to a new class of inmates: the Criminally Insane. Remote Play requires PS Vita system and sufficiently robust Wi-Fi connection. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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Price < $5

3# Factorio - 2016

Review96Score

Early Access

Factorio is a game about building and creating automated factories to produce items of increasing complexity, within an infinite 2D world. Use your imagination to design your factory, combine simple elements into ingenious structures, and finally protect it from the creatures who don't really like you.

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Price: $15-$25

4# Production Line - 2017

Review82Score

Early Access

Production line is the new car factory management/simulation/tycoon game that pushes your organisational and entrepreneurship skills to the limit. Can you build the ultimate optimised, free-flowing car production line whilst beating the competition and still turn a profit?

Production Line similarities with Prison Architect

simulation80%business80%management70%construction70%strategy70%sandbox60%

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Price: $15-$25

5# RimWorld - 2016

Review96Score

Early Access

A sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. Inspired by Dwarf Fortress and Firefly. Generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee combat, climate, biomes, diplomacy, interpersonal relationships, art, medicine, trade, and more.

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Price: $25-$40

7# Tropico 5: Complete Collection - 2017

Review81Score

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.

Tropico 5: Complete Collection similarities with Prison Architect

sandbox90%simulation80%management80%construction80%education80%strategy50%

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Price: $25-$40

8# Automation - The Car Company Tycoon Game - 2015

Review83Score

Early Access

Automation is a car company tycoon game in which you design and build cars from scratch. It is you who designs everything from the very core that is the engine, over the chassis, to the suspension and the car's looks. Several games have tried this before... but were able to merely scratch the surface.

Automation - The Car Company Tycoon Game similarities with Prison Architect

simulation70%management70%sandbox70%strategy70%building30%

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Price: $25-$40

9# SimAirport - 2017

Review84Score

Early Access

A modern tycoon-style sim where you design, build, and manage every aspect of an airport. Build your terminal, hire your staff, choose airlines to work with, customize flight schedules, build out infrastructure, and manage your airport -- from the ground up.

SimAirport similarities with Prison Architect

strategy90%sims90%simulation70%management70%sandbox60%building40%

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Price: $15-$25

10# Software Inc. - 2015

Review81Score

Early Access

Construct and design buildings for optimal working conditions. Hire people to design and release software, so you can defeat the simulated competition and take over their businesses. Manage and educate your employees to make sure they are skilled and satisfied with their job.

Software Inc. similarities with Prison Architect

simulation70%management70%sandbox60%strategy60%sims60%building30%

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Price: $5-$15

11# 911 Operator - 2017

Review80Score

Game about the difficult work of people that manage emergency lines and services. Your task is to answer incoming calls and to react properly - give first aid instructions, advise, dispatch correct number of firemen / police / ambulances, or sometimes - just ignore the call. Play on ANY CITY in the world!

911 Operator similarities with Prison Architect

simulation100%management80%education80%crime70%strategy40%

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Price: $15-$25

12# Big Pharma - 2015

Review72Score

What if you had it in your power to rid the world of disease, to improve the lives of millions, to ease suffering and cure the sick… and earn a tidy profit? As the head of your own Pharmaceutical Conglomerate you have this power resting in your hands. Will you use it for good?

Big Pharma similarities with Prison Architect

simulation90%strategy80%management70%sims60%construction50%business40%

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Price: $25-$40

13# Startup Company - 2017

Review70Score

Early Access

Startup Company is a business simulation sandbox game. You play as the CEO of a newly formed software company. Your job is to either complete client contracts to make money, or build your very own products.

Startup Company similarities with Prison Architect

simulation80%management80%business70%sandbox60%strategy50%building40%

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Price: $5-$15

15# Academia: School Simulator - 2017

Review69Score
Screenshot of the video game Academia: School Simulator
Screenshot of the video game Academia: School Simulator
Screenshot of the video game Academia: School Simulator

Early Access

Academia : School Simulator is a management game that lets you design, construct, and manage the high school of your dreams! As the school Principal, watch your students as they get bullied, find love, flunk exams, and basically just try to get through the roller-coaster ride that is high school.

Academia: School Simulator similarities with Prison Architect

management90%sandbox90%simulation70%top-down60%building40%education40%

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Price: $15-$25

16# PC Building Simulator - 2018

Review91Score

Early Access

Build and grow your very own computer repair enterprise as you learn to diagnose, fix and build PCs. With real-world licensed components, realistic pricing plus comprehensive hardware and software simulation you can plan and bring your ultimate PC to life.

PC Building Simulator similarities with Prison Architect

simulation100%education90%sandbox60%building30%

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Price: $15-$25

18# Interstellar Transport Company - 2017

Review86Score

Early Access

Build a galactic transportation empire and supply humanity with everything it needs to colonize the stars. In this tycoon game, grow your company from a local transport agency into an interstellar logistics behemoth! Singleplayer, vs AI, and online multiplayer.

Interstellar Transport Company similarities with Prison Architect

simulation90%management70%strategy70%construction30%

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Price: $15-$25

19# Mad Games Tycoon - 2016

Review83Score

Form your own game studio set in the early 1980s in a small garage. Develop your own game ideas, create a team and develop megahit video games. Research new technologies, train your staff and upgrade your office space, going from a lowly garage to a huge building. Expand your business and dominate the world market for video games!

Mad Games Tycoon similarities with Prison Architect

simulation100%building100%management80%strategy70%

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Price: $15-$25

20# Mashinky - 2017

Review81Score

Early Access

Mashinky is a transport strategy game about trains. The goal is to create your own transport empire on a procedurally generated map. It’s a unique blend of realistic graphics combined with an isometric construction mode and board game-like rules.

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Price: $25-$40

23# The Spatials: Galactology - 2016

Review81Score

The Spatials are back with Galactology! Design, build and protect your colony station from the many enemies you will make while exploring the galaxy and exploding their homeworlds.

The Spatials: Galactology similarities with Prison Architect

simulation100%management100%building100%strategy60%

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Price: $5-$15

24# Mind the Vikings - 2018

ReviewNDScore
Screenshot of the video game Mind the Vikings
Screenshot of the video game Mind the Vikings
Screenshot of the video game Mind the Vikings

Early Access

Allow me to welcome you to the land of the vikings. A land where you can build a village full of silly vikings, each with their own weird and quirky traits!

Mind the Vikings similarities with Prison Architect

simulation100%management100%sandbox60%building60%sims40%

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Price: $5-$15

25# Shopping Tycoon - 2017

ReviewNDScore
Screenshot of the video game Shopping Tycoon
Screenshot of the video game Shopping Tycoon
Screenshot of the video game Shopping Tycoon

Shopping Tycoon is a game in which your main objective is to design, build and manage a big shopping mall. Become a successful entrepreneur by satisfying your customers’ needs as you have fun constructing your own business.

Shopping Tycoon similarities with Prison Architect

sandbox100%management90%simulation70%building40%strategy40%construction30%

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Price: $5-$15