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.

2. Civilization VI

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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. The game takes place in the historical-themed world…

5. Stronghold Crusader

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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. It includes various campaigns and each campaign consist of various battles such…

17. SimCity Buildit

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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. To generate the resources, the players must build factories where…

18. Oxygen Not Included

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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.…

24. The Simpsons: Tapped Out

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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. With constant updates to the game content, huge amounts of DLC,…

26. Rise of Nations: Extended Edition

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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. Your primary job is to create your buildings,…

35. Stellaris

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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. It mixes the RTS (Real-time Strategy), and space exploration elements…

45. 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. To build the park the players are required to pave the paths, build amenities such as restaurants, convenience…

46. Anno

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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. Anno series encourages the players to explore, form diplomatic…

50. Age of Empires 3

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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. Each civilization has its unique advantages and weaknesses. It combines the elements of building, resource management and combat.…
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