What are the best city building games on PC?

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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.

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Luz María Lugo
    Written on March 5, 2017
    "Ever since I was little I've always loved to play simulation games. It's been awhile since I found a new one that has stood out. Cities: Skylines gives me full control of a city of my creation. I like how every choice I make has an impact on my created city. "
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    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.



    Ronald Kennedy
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "Looks like a beautifully rendered city building game. Excellent graphics and a wide range of occupations and functionality in the cities and settlements. The reviews were very positive. The website worked well. The shopping cart function and delivery through the Steam app worked great. Looks like a fun game to try for those who enjoy strategy games and building a civilization from the ground up. "
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    SimCity is a city building and simulation game where you can create and customize the city of your dreams. The game is available for Windows and Mac, plus the BuildIt version for mobile devices.

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lauren Ford
    Written on May 1, 2017
    "SimCity really is one of the best, city building games I have ever played, and this site makes it easy to see what kind of game you getting. Here you can get all kinds of tips and game cheats, chat with others playing the game, and share experiences with other players of the game."
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    #4Stronghold Crusader HD

    Stronghold Crusader HD
    Stronghold Crusader HD is a medieval mixture of city building and real-time strategy game. The game throws you into historic battles and castle sieges from the Crusades with fiendish AI opponents. It was developed and published by FireFly Studios.



    Gregory Hart
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "Stronghold Crusader HD is a city builder rts that does a pretty good job of trying to go back to the roots but keeping it modern enough so it's useable on pc and tablets. It's a pretty good game especially if you like the city building genre and like the medieval era."
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    #5Rise of Nations

    Rise of Nations
    Rise of Nations is a strategy video game developed by Big Huge Games and SkyBox Labs. It features single-player and multi-player game modes. This video game has taken concepts from other turn-based strategy games. 



    Michael Gutierrez
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "I think this was developed to be an impressive PC city building game but it really just wound up being exhausting. It was bound to be when you consider that it was meant to span such a great length of time. I also found some issues with the integration as it didn't always work properly with Steamworks. Overall, it was just too much of a hassle to bother with."
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    #6Concrete 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.

    Mac, Windows


    Patricia Bell
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "Concrete Jungle is a well-liked city building game on Steam. This is a PC game which is what was wanted. There are other options for city building games on the PC on Steam as well for those who do not want their games based on a card game. For those who do not mind the card game approach to their city building game, this is a viable option."
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    #7Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is a strategy and simulation video game developed by Northway Games, released on May 30, 2015. This survival game is set in a post-apocalyptic theme where survivors scavenge for food and resources.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    Nicholas Mendez
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "While the graphics of the game are quite good overall, that doesn't make up for the game's shortcomings. The story itself is rather predictable and the computer's AI will often 'cheat' which leads to frustration. May not be an issue for some people but could be a deterrent for others."
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    Northgard is a medieval strategy video game based on Norse mythology where users control a clan of Vikings striving to conquer a newly discovered continent. It was developed and published by Shiro Games and was released in 2018.

    Windows, Mac


    Philip Grant
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Northgard combines the charm of an old-school city building game with the features and UI enhancement one expects from modern games. The setting and characters are of interest to me, as someone who finds this era of history fascinating. I think fans of games like Age of Empires will feel right at home with this one."
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    #9Age 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.




    Amanda Larson
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Age of Empires II isn't one I'd recommend, especially if you play on a higher res setup. Not sure why, but they are missing some of the basic things that would make this work with more systems and you can even get the picture on-screen if you have a higher res screen, certainly not a 4K. There's other glitchy stuff too that just annoys."
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    #10Age of Empires III

    Age of Empires III
    Age of Empires III is a real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios released in 2005. This is the third game in the Age of Empires series and the sequel to Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings released in 1999.



    Virginia Piña
    Written on April 26, 2017
    "I love city building games and am always on the lookout for new ones for my computer. I decided to give Age of Empires III a go since it was on sale at Steam. So far so good - they've added a lot of new content compared to Age of Empires II, and the campaigns are interesting and involved."


Best What are the best city building games on PC
1Cities: SkylinesGames 6 Paid
2BanishedGames 5 Paid
3SimCityGames 4 Free
4Stronghold Crusader HDGames 1 Paid
5Rise of NationsGames 1 Paid
6Concrete JungleGames 0 Paid
7Rebuild 3: Gangs of DeadsvilleGames 0 Paid
8NorthgardGames 0 Paid
9Age of Empires II HDGames 0 Paid
10Age of Empires IIIGames 0 Paid

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