What are the best building games?

asked by Jim Dolce
66 contributors
8 solutions
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    #1Cities: Skylines

    Cities: Skylines
    Cities: Skylines engage the player in one of the most realistic urban planning simulation games available by controlling zoning, taxation, public services, city's budget, population, health, employment, pollution, traffic flow and many other factors.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $29.99

    Alan Owens
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "This is great because my son is an architect and manages entire properties with a crew. The look on his face when I simulate his entire life will be priceless. I've played simcity and spore, but this has more playability, content and the chance I get to share this with my family is worthwhile."
  2. 11

    #2Banished

    Banished
    Banished is a city building strategy game where players have to control a group of exiled travelers who decide to grow and maintain a settlement in a remote community.
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Alice Ray
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is a well loved and cherished strategy game for my kids, they would spend too many hours playing if I let them.This game teaches them how to apply logic and it develops their problem solving skills. Great graphics and sounds, the cost is low compared to the hours of fun you get."
  3. 10

    #3Village City Island Sim Build

    Village City Island Sim Build

    This app will allow you to build the city of your dreams: starting from only a few houses, you will have to expand your city using the gold and money you get from its citizens. 

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Teresa Sandoval
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "The Sims is a well known longstanding game that allows people to build and create homes to full cities and everything in between. The expansion to Villages is intriguing to add to the well known building games. "
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    #4Age of Empires II HD

    Age of Empires II HD

    Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is a real-time strategy multiplayer game for Windows PC. It was developed by Skybox Labs, Path Entertainment, and Ensemble Studios, and was published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released in 2013.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Adrián Leal
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The Age of Empires II HD is a legend among the best building games ever made. Now in HD, the graphics are wonderful and detailed. The gameplay is unchanged and still the highlight of this game it's so much fun to strategize and play."
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    #5Megapolis

    Megapolis
    Megapolis is a mega city-builder game with 3D graphics in which you aim to create the best city ever, controlling finances and the main infrastructures. It features almost 1k different constructions.
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Richard Brewer
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is a fantastic game for building a city! I have had so much fun playing it and I know anybody else who wants to play a building game would love this."
  3. 4

    #6Township

    Township
    Township is both a city-builder and a farming freemium game in which you will have the chance to create your dreamed city while harvesting at your farm. It includes some features as trading between cities.
    Games

    Android, Mac, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Beverly Fox
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I like city building games like Sim City and I like games like Farmville, so it wasn't a surprise that I liked to play this too. Combining city building and farming is a win-win for me. The graphics are family friendly and so is the game play. It is an app that I don't mind if my children use. I also find myself unable to put it down because it really does pull you in."
  4. 3

    #7Concrete Jungle

    Concrete Jungle
    Concrete Jungle is a city building game with a puzzle-like approach to city planning. Players use a deck of cards to place buildings. As the city grows, players can build bigger and better buildings.
    Games

    Mac, Windows

    $9.99

    Vivian Wang
    Written on May 15, 2018
    " really good strategy game. It is NOT a city-building game, and not really a puzzle game, though it looks like both. It involves placing city elements (houses, parks, warehouses, shopping centers) onto an isometric grid via cards in your deck. The grid regularly scrolls forward, opening up new squares to fill and "scoring" the elements you've already placed"
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    #8Total Conquest

    Total Conquest
    Total Conquest is a real-time strategy war game, developed by Gameloft for Android and iOS devices, in which you'll have to leader true armies full of heroes (including mythological ones) and defeat your enemies in a lot of battle modes.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Aaron Stanley
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Game is full of adds, extremely glitchy and crashes a lot. The game is easy to play and there's no denying it's fun. However this is overshadowed by the fact that it almost unplayable to the point it becomes funny. Ads are a major issue and glitches every now and then don't motivate the user to play more. "

Summary

Best What are the best building games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Cities: SkylinesGames 15 Paid
2BanishedGames 11 Paid
3Village City Island Sim BuildGames 10 Free
4Age of Empires II HDGames 8 Paid
5MegapolisGames 6 Free
6TownshipGames 4 Free
7Concrete JungleGames 3 Paid
8Total ConquestGames 1 Free
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