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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.

1. Aven Colony

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Aven Colony is a City-building, Strategy and Single-player video game created by Mothership Entertainment and published by Team17. The game takes place in the Science-fiction environment, and the primary storyline of the game centers on the human colonization of an alien planet. You must build a new colony to survive…

2. Valhalla Hills

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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. When you die, you receive a place in the…

4. Cities XL

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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…

6. The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom

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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. In the game,…

10. Kingdoms and Castles

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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. It takes place in the medieval settings, and you have to build your…

12. Elemental: War of Magic

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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. It takes place in the world once full of magic, which comes to the core civilization…

14. Cities: Skyline

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Cities: Skylines is a wonderful City Building, Management and massively Multiplayer online Real-Time Strategy Simulation packed with new and improved gameplay mechanics and elements and it tends to entertain you with all the provided thrill and hardships of creating and managing a whole city. The game basically assesses your abilities…

18. CivCity: Rome

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CivCity: Rome, is an Open Ended RTS, City-Building and Management video game developed by FireFly Studios and Firaxis Games. Almost all of the core game elements of CivCity: Rome are much alike the ones in Caesar and Civilization series. Your task in the game is to fit yourself up in…

23. Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

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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. It put you into the ruined city and assigned you a task to restore…

26. Paradise Island 2

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Paradise Island 2 is an addictive, Massively Multiplayer Online, City-Building, and Management Simulation developed and published by Game Insight. The game is available to play on Mobile platforms such as Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. It takes place in the super world and allows you a chance to create your…

28. Detonate

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Detonate is the City-Building, Destruction, Exploration and Crafting Simulation created by Wildebeest. The game combines the elements of sandbox and role-playing and takes place in the fully destructive world where you can create your various structures using a variety of parts and blocks. It offers the similar gameplay like Minecraft…

29. Discovery

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Discovery is a Sandbox, First-person Perspective, Exploration, City-Building and Crafting Simulation created by Noowanda. The game offers the similar gameplay like Minecraft and introduces different new blocks with unique properties. It enables you to go wild with your creativity and construct the house, building, city and village of your dreams…

30. Timber and Stone

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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. It mixes the component of Survival, City-building, Strategy, Crafting, and Sandbox and has Single-player mode…

31. Populous: The Beginning

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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…

32. Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile

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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…

33. Spacebase DF-9

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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. With a beautiful space theme, Spacebase DF-9 lets you…

34. Offworld Trading Company

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Offworld Trading Company is another great City-Building, Management, MMO-RTS, Economic and Exploration video game. This wonderful game allows you to leave the Earth out of Curiosity and start exploring planet Mars, build mining facilities on the surface and gather resources as an Offworld Trading Company, process the resources in your…

35. Grand Ages: Medieval

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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. Grand Ages: Medieval takes you…

36. Furcadia

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Furcadia developed by Dragon’s Eye Production is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing video game based on user-created content. It is a mix of City-Building, Exploration, Role-playing and Socializes elements. It takes place in the world of creation and magic with adorable mythical creatures and animals. There are tons of customizable…

38. SimCity

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SimCity is Construction, Management, Open World City-Building and an MMO-RTS video game developed by Maxis. The game uses a GlassBox Engine and provides with more enhanced graphics, updated content and a lot of other exciting things. Some of the new features of the game include finite resources and multiplayer gaming…

39. Gangstar New Orleans OpenWorld

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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. The player as the…

40. Dead Town: Zombie Survival

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Dead Town: Zombie Survival is an Adventure, Survival, Exploration and Top-down video game with emphases on Crafting and Building elements developed by Lemon Puppy Games for Android and iOS. The game takes you in the brutal environment populated with zombies and lets you assume the role of the survival. The…

41. Survival Island: Evolve

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Survival Island: Evolve is an Action-Adventure, Survival, Building and Single-player video game created by Pride Games Studio. According to the story, the player finds himself on the strange island where he must struggle to survive every day. The player explores the world from a first-person perspective to collect items, resources,…

43. Warfare Incorporated

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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. It takes place in the future controlled by the powerful corporation involved in the competition…

45. Disney Infinity: Toy Box

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Disney Infinity: Toy Box is an Action-Adventure, City-building, Exploration and Third-person Perspective video game published by Disney. The game offers beautiful world where its setting takes place and introduces the exciting characters from which you can choose your one of them to get into the world. The world offer open…

47. 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.…

49. Realm Grinder

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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.…

50. Civilization III: Conquests

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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. The Hittites, the Byzantines, the Incans,…
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