92 Best Build-em-up Games

Build-em-up is a type of Simulation video game where the player assumes the role of the leader and planner of the town or city, playing from a top-down perspective and being responsible for its management and growth. In these games, players may select building placement and management feature like work priorities and salaries, and the development of the city accordingly. These games focuses on building rather than a set victory conditions. The player can follow his personal preference in growth and design. Such types of games, the player has an opportunity to unleash his building skills, gather resources and set out on an epic mission of establishing his wonderful city or town where all the basic services are available for the inhabitants. The player starts the game with limited resources, an empty land, and few tools, but as the player gain experience and start creating his city, further content will be unlocked and the player gain more advanced tools as well as buildings to place. The player explores the environment from a top-down or isometric perspective and can use point-and-click interface to take actions.
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Age of Empires II

Age of Empires II is an Action, Real-time Strategy, 2D, Single and Multiplayer video game developed by Ensemble Studios. The game takes place in the medieval-themed world and includes different factions to play.
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Civilization VI

Civilization VI combines the elements of Turn-based Strategy, Historical, Single and Multiplayer 4X video game created by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games. It is the sixth marvelous entry in the series of Civilization and offers enhanced gameplay, mechanics, and features.
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Virtual Villagers

Virtual Villagers is an amazing Life Simulation and community-based series of games created by Last Day of Work. All the games in the series are set in differently designed and modified game worlds.
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Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2

Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 developed by Westwood Pacific and published by Electronic Arts is a Real-time Strategy and Single-player video game. The game revolves around two different factions fighting against each other such as the Allies and the Soviets.
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Stronghold Crusader

Stronghold Crusader is a Medieval, Real-time Strategy (RTS), Single and Multiplayer Simulation developed by FireFly Studios. It combines the elements of Economic, City-Building, Tactical and Strategy. The game takes place in the Middle East and features new Arabian units.
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Rome: Total War

Rome: Total War combines the elements of Turn-based, Tactics, and Real-time Strategy. It has both Single and Multiplayer modes developed by The Creative Assembly. There are three massive Roman houses such as Brutii, Julii, and Scipii, and the game lets you select one of them to dive into the battle world.
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Battle Realms

Battle Realms combines the elements of Tactics, Real-time Strategy, and Fantasy-based developed by Crave Entertainment Inc. and published by Liquid Entertainment. The player can plays the game from top-down perspective. There are many factions like other Strategies games and the player can pick one of them.
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Clash Royale

Clash Royale by the popular Supercell is a fantastic new Freemium Mobile Strategy video game available to play on both Android and iOS platforms. The game offers a beautiful combination of Strategy and Card-based brawling aesthetics and allows you to enjoy a similar gameplay to the popular Clash of Clans video game.
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The Settlers

The settlers, developed by Ubisoft Blue Bite and published by Ubisoft back in 1993, is a Real Time Strategy (RTS) video game series. The series comprises of total eight main games in the series including the remakes and the recent game was made available in the markets in late 2012.
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Age of Mythology

Age of Mythology is a Myth-based MMO-RTS video game by Ensemble Studios. The game is basically a Spin-off from the Age of Empires Series and is based on Greek, Egyptian and Norse mythologies.
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Warcraft

Warcraft or also known as Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is the Very first video game of the series. Released back in 1994, Warcraft was a Record Sale hit video game that won three awards and was nominated for three more.
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The Battle of Polytopia

The Battle of Polytopia brings a Strategy, Turn-based, Single-player and Multiplayer Building video game created and published by Midjiwan AB. The game takes place in the beautiful world and introduces up to eleven tribes.
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Stranded Deep

Stranded Deep is an Adventure, Survival, First-person Exploration and Single-player video game published and developed by Beam Team Games. The game takes place in the Pacific Ocean, and the story centers on a plane crash survivor stranded in the fictional Ocean.
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Empire Earth

Empire Earth by Stainless Steel Studios is a Real-time Strategy (RTS) video game. It’s the first game in the series and allows the players to be part of the world, Collect Resources, Construct buildings, produce and look for the Citizens, raise massive legions of Army and invade enemy civilizations to expand your reign.
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Civilization

Civilization or also known as Sid Meier’s Civilization is a popular 4X Grand Strategy video game by MPS Labs. The objective of the game is to build a whole new Empire in the era of 4000 BC, expand the Empire, and slowly move from the Ancient Era to the Modern Times.
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Zoo Tycoon (2001)

Zoo Tycoon (2001) combines the elements of Construction and Management and Business Simulation developed by Blue Fang Games and published by Microsoft. The game supports Single-player mode only and takes place in the exciting world.
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SimCity Buildit

SimCity Buildit is an addictive and quite brilliant Building and Management Simulation by Electronic Arts (EA). The game lets the players be the mayor of a city, construct various types of buildings, factories, research facilities, generate and collect resources, etc.
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Oxygen Not Included

Oxygen Not Included mixes the elements of Base-building, Resource Management, Side-scroll, and Single-player Building Simulation published and developed by Klei Entertainment. The game offers a thrilling gameplay, in which you have to manage your colony and control the colonist to discover technologies, gather resources, and expand the colony to progress.
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Roblox

Roblox, developed and published by Roblox Corporation is an MMO (Massively Multiplayer online) and a Sandbox video game available to play on PC, Mac OS X, iOS and Android platforms. The game lets you be part of a virtual world by selecting and customizing an online avatar for yourself, explore an open world, interact with a lot of online players, play games together, make friends online and focuses on your creative and building abilities by manipulating the blocks and create whatever you want.
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Slay the Spire

Slay the Spire is an engaging Deck-Building, Rogue-like, and Single-player video game created by Mega Crit Games for multiple platforms. The game blends the rogue-like and card games to offers the best Single-player video game.
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Township

Township is a great blend of City Building, Management and Farming elements and provides with a great fun-filled game-play ever. The game lets you construct different buildings, grow crops, harvest them and sell them in the markets to ear revenue that you can use to buy upgrades and other items.
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Monopoly

Monopoly is a Resource Management, Strategy, and Multiplayer Board game developed by Elizabeth Magie and published by Hasbro. The game offers exciting gameplay, in which you must collect resources and trade with others to score points.
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Frostpunk

Frostpunk is a Base-building, Strategy, Survival, and Single-player video game takes place in the Post-apocalyptic-themed environment developed and published by 11 Bit Studios for Microsoft Windows. It offers the frozen world, where the people develop the technology to oppose the cold.
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The Simpsons: Tapped Out

The Simpsons: Tapped Out is a wonderful Freemium Building and Management mobile Simulation that allows you to create your own Springfield City, create and customize characters, construct buildings (Houses, Shops, Schools, Hospitals, and Malls) and enjoy being a Simpson.
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Black and White 2

Black and White 2 combines the elements of Real-time Strategy, god game, Building, and Crafting. It is the second entry in the Black and White series and supports single-player mode only. According to the story, the game world is threatened by the massive Army of Aztec who wants to destroy everything.
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Rise of Nations: Extended Edition

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition is a Strategy, Real-time Strategy, Historical War-based and Base-building video game created by SkyBox Labs and published by Microsoft Studios. The game includes over eighteen civilizations and lets you select one of them to start your game.
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Pharaoh

Pharaoh is a Strategy, Tactics, Isometric, City-building and Single-player Simulation developed by Impressions Games and published by Sierra Entertainment. The game mainly focuses on building ancient times, construction and management elements and lets you take on the role of the ruler.
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Fantage

Fantage is a wonderful Educational MMORPG Virtual World by Fantage.Com, Inc. The game takes you to an amazing virtual world and allows you to engage yourself into a number of online games and activities and stuff.
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Tropico 5

Tropico 5 is a marvelous new MMO-RTS, City-Building, Management Simulation that offers gameplay a lot similar to its predecessors and Anno series games. With a unique Co-op Multiplayer (4-Player) feature, Tropico 5 lets you build whole cities on different islands and allows you to work with or against each other.
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Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program or also known as KSP is a Single-player Space Flight, Building and Construction and Simulation video game by Squad. The game is built using the updated Unity Engine and offers playability on Multiple Platforms including Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Wii.
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Tropico

Tropico is a City Building, Construction, and Management Simulation by Pop Top Software and Feral Interactive. The game allows the players to get into the role of “El Presidente.”, Rule over the Island in the Carribean Sea in the Era of Cold War.
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Townsmen

Townsmen by Handy Games is a Strategy-based Building and Management Simulation that takes the players back to the medieval Era and tasks them to build their own City. The ultimate goal of the game is to develop a tiny village into a fully advanced and thriving medieval Empire, boost the economy and produce the happiest villagers ever.
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Car Town Streets

Car Town Streets is an Action, Isometric, Building, Single and Multiplayer video game for kids. The game takes place in the colorful world filled with different cars. There are over thirty-five licensed vehicles such as Acura, Martin, DMC, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Honda and more.
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Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness is a Single and Multiplayer Real-Time Strategy (RTS) video game takes place in the fantasy-themed world developed by Blizzard Entertainment. In the game you ultimate aim is to navigate the world to gather resources and build different buildings and units to defeat your competitors in battle in the air, at sea and on the ground.
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Stellaris

Stellaris is a Grand Strategy, 4K, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. The game offers a thrilling gameplay centers on resource management, space exploration, establishing an empire, diplomacy and spacefaring civilizations.
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Caesar III

Caesar III is a City-building, and Single-player video game created by Impression Games and published by Sierra Entertainment. It is the third entry in the series of Caesar game and allows the player take on the role of the Roman governor.
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Caesar IV

Caesar IV is an addictive, City-Building, Ancient Rome, Single and Multiplayer video game created by Tilted Mill Entertainment. The game offers the combination of building, crafting, and historical elements. Caesar IV comprises three different parts such as Empire, Kingdom, and Republic.
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Stick War: Legacy

Stick War: Legacy is a Strategy and Single-player video game developed by Max Games Studios for Android and iOS. The gameplay is a mix of RTS, Base Building, and Turn-based combat elements.
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Bloons TD 5

Bloons TD 5 is an immersive, 2D, Strategy, Tower-Defense, Co-op, and Single-player Action video game created and published by Ninja Kiwi for multiple platforms. The game lets you chance to create your awesome towers, select your upgrades, hire special agents, and smash every last bloon in each level.
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DragonVale

DragonVale is a wonderful Building, Management and Dragon Capturing, Training and Breeding Simulation that allows you to design and build a Park in which you can breed and pet multiple types of dragons, sell them and earn Dragon Cash.
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Anno 1404 – Dawn of Discovery

Anno 1404 or also known as Dawn of Discovery is a brilliant video game that blends in City-Building, Real-time Strategy, MMO and Economic elements beautifully. The game features both medieval and renaissance era settings and allows you to build your own settlements, explore islands, construct buildings, get into diplomatic ties with neighboring settlements or wage wars against the enemies in order to conquer their lands or to defend your own.
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Happy Wheels

Happy Wheels is a Fantastic Browser-based Ragdoll Puzzle and Physics-based video game developed and published by the Fancy Force. The game allows the players to enjoy engaging in a totally non-typical gameplay in which they can use vehicles to traverse through the environment and explore the game world as well as enjoy loads of user created game content (Regularly updated.
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The Stanley Parable

The Stanley Parable is one wonderful First-person, Action-Adventure, Interactive Fiction and Graphic video game like Gone Home. The game allows you to be “Stanley” and lets you choose between your actions either to follow the story or not to follow the story, have a choice or don’t have a choice, act as Stanley or simply don’t act as Stanley, it totally depends on you.
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Tiny Tower

Tiny Tower is a Single-player Business and Management Simulation developed and published by NimbleBit. The ultimate goal of the game is to build and manage a massive tower, fill it up with virtual people known as Bitzians, keep on building new floors in the tower and eventually make it the tallest building of the world.
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Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis is a Construction, management and business Simulation by Universal Interactive and Konami. The main task in the game is to build, manage, and recreate the Five-star Jurassic park.
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Anno

Anno is a series of brilliantly immersive Real-time Strategy, City Building and Business Simulation video games by Ubisoft and Sunflowers GmbH. The games in the series involve City building, Resource Generation, Collection, Management, and the games are set on small Islands.
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House Flipper

House Flipper is a Building, First-person Perspective and Single-player Simulation developed by Empyream and published by PlayWay S.A. The game offers unique gameplay that you have never experienced before. It offers you a chance to become a one-man renovating crew, who must purchase, repair and upgrade devastated houses to earn money.
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Star Wars: Empire at War

Star Wars: Empire at War is a great RTS video game that takes you straight to the amazing intergalactic conflicts and lets you enjoy the Real-Time Strategy in a wonderful new fashion.
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Banished

Banished is a fantastic MMO-RTS and City Building video game that takes you to a medieval era setting. The game allows you to explore the huge game world, collect resources, create balance in your resource consumption and thrive in a great environment.
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Age of Empires 3

Age of Empires 3 is a Real-time Strategy, Single and Multiplayer video game created by Ensemble Studios. The game includes eight different civilizations such as Spanish, Ottoman, Dutch, British, Portuguese, and more.
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