95 Best City-Building Games

City-Building (also known as Town Building) is a genre of Simulation video games where you assume the role of the leader and overall planner of a town or city and are responsible for its management strategy and growth. In these games, you can select city management and building placement features such as work priorities and salaries, and the development of the city. The genre of City-Building was established in 1989 with the popular game named SimCity, which emphasized continuous building elements rather than a variety of victory conditions. In these games, you have to start the game from an empty land, effort to establish your own city, village, town, and kingdom using different structures, building, and materials. You are responsible for its growth and have to build roads, airports, harbors to maintain the transport system. Most of the City-Building games are played from top-down or isometric perspective. Cities XXL, Cities: Skylines and SimCity are popular games and considered a type of construction and management simulations.
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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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SimCity 4

SimCity 4 combines the elements of Construction and Management, City-Building, Crafting and Simulation developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It is the fourth major entry in the series of SimCity.
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The Universim

The Universim is a City-Building, Sandbox, Resource Management, and Strategy video game with god-game elements created and published by Crytivo Games for multiple platforms. The game takes place in the world of The Universim and introduces a dynamic weather system creatures by the procedural planet generator.
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You Must Build a Boat

You Must Build a Boat is a Puzzle-based Role-playing and Single-player video game developed by EightyEight Games Ltd. The game mixes the Match-3, Pixel Graphics, and Strategy elements and it is the sequel to the 10000000 video game, released by Redwood.
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Kingdoms and Castles

Kingdoms and Castles is a Strategy, City-Building, Sandbox, and Management Simulation developed and published by Lion Shield, LLC. The game features Single-player mode and is about building a castle from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling town.
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Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization mixes the Real-time Strategy, and Turn-based elements developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games. It is the remake of the turn-based strategy game Sid Meier’s Civilization: Colonization released in 1994 and lets the player control shelters from one of four nations such as Netherlands, England, France and Spain.
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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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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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Civilization III: Conquests

Civilization III: Conquests is the 2nd Downloadable Content Pack for the fabulous game Civilization III and introduces eight civilizations developed by BreakAway Games and published by Atari. The game has both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and focuses on Turn-based Strategy gameplay with Role-playing elements.
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First Strike: Final Hour

First Strike: Final Hour is an Action, Real-Time Strategy, War, and Single-player Simulation developed and published by Blindflug Studios AG. The game offers a thrilling environment, and it introduces up to twelve nuclear superpowers of the world.
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Astroneer

Astroneer is an Action-Adventure, Sandbox, Single-player and Multiplayer Simulation created and published by System Era Softworks. It takes place in the stimulating environment, and the player is tasked with building the different structure, mining resources and colonizing planets.
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ScreamRide

ScreamRide is a Puzzle and Single-player Building Simulation developed by Frontier Developments and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox platform. The game features more than fifty levels and up to three modes such as ScreamRider, Engineer, and Demolition Expert.
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Dragon Quest Builders

Dragon Quest Builders is a wonderful Action Role-playing, Sandbox and Single-player video game developed and published by Square Enix. The game takes place in the block-based world like Minecraft and offers an exciting gameplay set in Alefgard, the world of Dragon Quest.
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Planet Coaster

Planet Coaster focuses on Construction and Management genres created and published by Frontier Developments for Microsoft Windows. The game introduces Single-player mode only and has three different modes such as Career, Challenge, and Sandbox.
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Valhalla Hills

Valhalla Hills is a Strategy, Mythology, City-building, Management and Single-player Fantasy-based Simulation created by Funatics Software and published by Daedalic Entertainment. The game offers a brilliant story, in which you spent your entire life in the service of the Asgard’s gods.
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Anno 2070: Deep Ocean

Anno 2070: Deep Ocean is a Downloadable Content Pack of the original game Anno 2070 developed by Blue Sea and published by Ubisoft. The game offers the brilliant gameplay and combines the genres of Real-time Strategy and City-building.
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Cities XL

Cities XL is a Massively Multiplayer Online, City-building and Management video game created and published by Monte Cristo for Microsoft Windows. The game takes place in the detailed environment and offers you an opportunity to build your dream city filled with thousands of people, houses, buildings, amusements parks, airports, roads and more.
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The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom is a City-building and Real-time Strategy video game offered by Blue Byte and supports both Single-player and Multiplayer modes. It is the 7th title in the series of The Settlers game and offers the similar gameplay to its previous installment.
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Imperium Romanum

Imperium Romanum is the excellent game for those players, who love playing City-building and Real-time Strategy games. The game brings both Single-player and Multiplayer modes for a better experience and offers a thrilling gameplay, in which you assume the role of the protagonist, who is a governor of a province.
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The Settlers: Rise of an Empire

The Settlers: Rise of an Empire is a marvelous video game focuses on Real-time Strategy and City-Building elements created by Blue Byte and published by Ubisoft. The game has both Single-player and Multiplayer modes, and it acts as the 6th installment in the series of The Settlers.
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Townsmen Premium

Townsmen Premium is a Classic City Building, Strategy and Single-player Simulation developed and published by HandyGames. The game takes place in the medieval settings and available to play on mobile platforms such as Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
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Elemental: War of Magic

Elemental: War of Magic is a Turn-based Strategy, Single and Multiplayer video game with 4X elements published and developed by Stardock for Windows. The game centers on City-Building, Resource Management, Exploration, Conquest and more.
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From Dust

From Dust by Ubisoft is an Open-World City-Building and Management RTS video game that offers unique gameplay from a First-person perspective. The game offers a beautiful Sandbox style environments and it is set in an Archipelago like Environment and allows you to manipulate it in order to save the Nomadic Tribe.
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Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is a Strategy, City-Building, Horror-Survival, and Single-player video game developed and published by Northway Games. The game takes place in the zombie-apocalyptic and includes a variety of characters who are survivors.
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Puzzle Craft

Puzzle Craft developed and published by Chillingo is an Adventure, Puzzle, City-building, and Farming video game with Business Simulation elements available to play on multiple platforms. The plot centers on several villagers, who have established a new village and they have put the player in the charge.
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Timber and Stone

Timber and Stone developed and published by Game by Robert, LLC for Windows. With more than hundred resources to craft and gather, Timber and Stone looks a Real-time Strategy game with more complexity and depth.
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Populous: The Beginning

Populous: The Beginning a wonderful blend of MM, RTS and City-Building elements and provides with a marvelous gameplay similar to Anno series games. In the beginning, Populous: The Beginning allows you to pick up a tribe as you native identity, make alliances with other powerful tribes and figures and embark on epic missions filled with puzzling challenges.
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Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile

Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile is an Open Ended MMO, RTS City Building, Construction and Management Simulation set in Ancient Egypt. The game allows you to be a ruler over the distances that Egypt covers and build cities by selecting different construction sites for various groups of people who are further parted into two more groups, Private Workers, and Government Workers.
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Spacebase DF-9

Spacebase DF-9 is a great City-Building, management and MMO-RTS Simulation that takes you to an amazing space journey. This wonderful Construction, Development, Real-Time Strategy and management game allows you to maintain your own space station with all the resources you have.
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Grand Ages: Medieval

Grand Ages: Medieval offers a beautiful combination of MMO-RTS, City-building and Management elements and lets you enjoy a totally immersive game-play experience. The game allows you to be a Mayor of a small town, grow your settlement and eventually rule over all of the Europe.
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Gangstar New Orleans OpenWorld

Gangstar New Orleans OpenWorld is an Action-Adventure, Third-person Exploration, Building and Single-player video game with an emphasis on shooting element developed and published by Gameloft. It takes place in the open-ended environment where the player assumes the protagonist’s role to fulfill the requirements of the missions.
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Warfare Incorporated

Warfare Incorporated is a Real-time Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Spiffcode in 2003. The game offers the similar gameplay to StarCraft and Command and Conquer, and combines the elements of both games.
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Wild Terra Online

Wild Terra Online combines the MMORPG, Hunting, Crafting, and Sandbox elements developed by Juvty Worlds Ltd. The game takes place in the fantasy-based world and offers multiple characters from which the player can select his or her one of them to start his quest.
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Realm Grinder

Realm Grinder is a mix of Role-playing, City-building, Idle Clicker, and Strategy elements developed by Divine Games and published by Kongregate. The game offers a thrilling gameplay with idle-clicker twist and lets the player establish his kingdom, create alliances, and explore the beautiful world that he has never experienced before.
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Epic Inventor

Epic Inventor is a Side-scroll, Building, Crafting and Sandbox video game available to play on Windows. The game takes place in the thrilling world where you assume the role of the character, who must manipulate the world and build multiple structures using different tools, blocks and more.
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CastleMiner

CastleMiner is a City-building, Sandbox, Open World, Single and Multiplayer video game developed and published by DigitalDNA Games for Xbox platform. The game takes place in the block-based world and lets the player assume the role of the character who must build his unique world using a set of blocks and complete a variety of objectives to progress.
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Stonies

Stonies is a Free-to-play, Farming, Strategy and City-building Simulation developed and published by Upjers GmbH for mobile platforms. The game takes place in the stone-age village and lets you assume the role of the leader who must lead your crew, explore the world, gather resources and harvest crops to expand your community.
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My Free Circus

My Free Circus is a marvelous, Building and Business Simulation published and developed by Upjers GmbH for mobile platforms. The game offers you an opportunity to establish your own circus, hire an artist and train your animals to perform the exciting stunt.
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Doomsday Preppers

Doomsday Preppers is a Strategy, City-Building and Survival video game based on famous National Geographic Channel show by the same name developed by G5 Entertainment. The game allows you to get ready to face challenges and a new life under the ground environment.
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Universe Sandbox 2

Universe Sandbox 2 is an Education, Interactive Space and Gravity Simulation developed by Dan Dixon and available to play on Microsoft Windows platform. The game takes place in the massive space environment full of galaxies, planets, moons and asteroids.
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Westward III: Gold Rush

Westward III: Gold Rush is a Real-time Strategy, and Single-player Business Simulation developed and published by Sandlot Games. The game takes place in the fantastic land of Northern California and offers the story follows the kind-hearted but struggling family, who welcomes three travelers into their home and provides a space for rest.
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Cities In Motion 2

Cities In Motion 2 is a Construction and Management, and Business Simulation developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. The game has both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and offers you an opportunity to assume the role of the leader, mayor or governor and establish your transport system in huge cities of the world.
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Galaxy on Fire Alliances

Galaxy on Fire Alliances is a Strategy Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Deep Silver for Android and iOS. The game offers science-fiction environment where the game takes place and puts the player in the role of the commander.
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Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients

Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients is a Real-time Strategy, Medieval-themed Tactical and Single-player video game developed and published by Longbow Games. The game takes place in an ancient open world environment and introduces more than twenty-five factions.
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Impire

Impire is a 3D, Real-time Strategy, Dungeon Management, Co-op, and Single-player video game developed by Cyanide Studios and published by Paradox Interactive. The game takes place in the fictional universe of Impire, and puts the player in the role of the evil protagonist named as Ba ‘al-Abaddon, an evil imprisoned in the physical form of an imp and forced to serve the Fairweather.
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Blocks That Matter

Blocks That Matter is a Puzzle-Platform, 2D Crafting and Building video game created by Swing Swing Submarine. The game casts you in the role of the Robot named as Tetrobot, which can gather blocks by hitting from drilling or under them and can build different structures using multiple blocks in puzzle mode.
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Roads of Rome 3

Roads of Rome 3 offers an exciting gameplay, revolving around Real-time Strategy, Time Management and Building elements developed and published by Realore for multiple platforms. The game casts the player in the role of the protagonist, and his ultimate task is to fend off barbarians by fighting against each other and rebuild shelters before time runs out.
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Build-a-lot

Build-a-lot is a Construction and Management video game with Business Simulation elements developed and published by HipSoft and supported Single-player mode only. The primary objective of the game is to build as many houses as you can, upgrade and sell them to earn profits.
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New Little King’s Story

New Little King’s Story combines the elements of Real-time Strategy, Role-playing, and Life-Simulation by Konami and available to play on multiple platforms. The game supports Single-player mode only, and the story revolves around a young boy, who found a crown which gives him the magical power to take control of the mind of people and make them his followers.
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Capitalism Lab

Capitalism Lab is a Stand-alone Expansion pack for Capitalism 2 with new features. It is a Business Simulation with both Single-player and Multiplayer modes. The game is available to play on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS developed by Enlight and published by Ubisoft.
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