10 of the best city building games ever
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Are you an avid gamer? Are city building games your thing? If so, then this article is very special for you. It is one of the niche gaming segments that has grown in popularity since its inception. Check out our list of the top ten City Sim games below.

1. Cities: Skylines

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Cities: Skylines is one of the best building games in the world and a modern version of a classic concept. What fans really care about the game is the size and scope. It enables players to build a mega city and give it a life of its own. The degree of micromanagement – e.g. B. whether you a collapsible canopy tent or not managing city taxes – who are involved in this game really set it apart from the others.

2. Pharaoh

Rating: 4 out of 5

Pharaoh is considered one of the best urban planning games of its time and is not only a fan for the entertainment, but also for the inclusion of the exact Egyptian culture in the game. It also serves as a history lesson. Whoever said video games are not instructive?

3. Caesar III

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Caesar is pretty much a pharaoh without Egyptian skin. The exact representation of Roman culture is very impressive in this game and in the entire Caesar series. This has made Impressions Games, makers of Caesar and Pharaoh, into a class of its own.

4. Tropico 5

Rating: 4 out of 5

One of the things that make Tropico 5 stand out is its lighthearted version of a City Sim game. While it's a little weird compared to the other games on this list, it doesn't mean that you don't have the same game complexity as the others.

5th Anno 2070

Rating: 4 out of 5

Anno 2070 is set in the not too distant future and will surely offer you hours of entertainment, especially since the more you play the game, the more you reward it. You have the opportunity to rebuild and reshape civilization after much of the planet has been decimated by disasters.

6. Frostpunk

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Set yourself in a post apocalyptic world where humanity has been defeated by climate changeYour job is to keep the dwindling population alive by using as few resources as possible. This game will not only challenge you technically but also morally. After all, they are humanity's last hope.

7. SimCity

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

SimCity, the series that paved the way for everything else (pun not intended), remains a popular game for building cities. Though it may not be the most innovative game on this list, it deserves a place here based on the foundation it (again, no pun intended) has laid for all subsequent city building games.

8. Exiled

Rating: 4 out of 5

The medieval themed game plunges into an area that is virtually unexplored in its genre, and gives you a fairly fresh and unique view of City-Sim. The game includes a group of exile travelers who are forced to build a city after being banished. The premise also makes it a survival game and this unique approach is reason enough for you to try it out.

9th Aven Colony

Rating: 4 out of 5

While most urban building games take place on planet Earth, Aven Colony deals with extraterrestrial anomalies at different points in history (or alternate history) as people attempt to establish a colony on an extraterrestrial planet to survive.

10. Survive Mars

Rating: 4 out of 5

Surviving Mars is another interplanetary game about space colonies and offers you a great way to satisfy your inner explorer and micromanager. Your goal: Make the planet habitable and safe for human survival. Not an easy task.

Please mention in the comment if you have other city building games that you think should be on this list or should be added.


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