Genre: Simulation - City building

Group Description

City Building games identify its primary gameplay as the construction, development, administration, and management of a city, town, or similar venues where the player takes the role of a governor, ruler, or similar roles to successfully achieve the aforementioned goals.

This managerial simulation/strategy hybrid was initially popularized by games such as the SimCity series and Caesar series. Traditionally such games were identified with an isometric or top-down visual perspective and were also usually real-time.

City building games usually are identifiable by one or more of the following traits:
  • Main gameplay map is the city or town itself.
  • The city or town mentioned are usually already owned or may only be developed by the player.
  • Any form of opposition usually is located off-map.
  • Manual strategic placement of roads, structures or other buildings.
  • Manual management of citizen demands.
  • Trade and taxation, usually micro economics.
  • Upgrading options for structures and buildings.
  • Manipulation and exploitation of surrounding resources.
City building must be identified as the primary gameplay of the specified game. Not to be confused with RTS (Real-Time Strategy) games or other strategy games, where building does occur, however as a secondary part of gameplay (e.g. for warfare purposes, although still an important part of the gameplay). Thus, such games should be excluded from this game group (simply put, gameplay is primarily for city building purposes).

Examples of aforementioned games not to be included: Age of Empires, Warcraft, Command and Conquer, Railroad Tycoon, etc.
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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile2004WindowsMyelin Media, LLC3.30
Mobility: A City in Motion1999Linux, Windows...
Mob Rule1999Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive3.75
Mob Rule: Platinum Edition2001WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive...
Moonbase1990Amiga, DOS, MacintoshKDT Industries Inc....
Patlabor: Operation Tokyo Bay1994PC-98Banpresto Co., Ltd....
Pharaoh1999WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.67
Plan It Green2009iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd....
Poly Towns2016WindowsRed Phoenix Studios...
Romopolis2009WindowsiWin, Inc....
Serf City: Life is Feudal1993Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.86
The Settlers: Fourth Edition2001WindowsUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.60
The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary2006Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.64
The Settlers III1998WindowsBlue Byte Studio GmbH3.39
The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici1996DOS, MacintoshBlue Byte Software, Inc.3.96
The Settlers2007Nintendo DSak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.14
SimCity2009iPhoneEA Mobile...
SimCity1989Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, FM Towns, Macintosh, OS/2, Palm OS, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, Symbian, Wii, Windows, Windows 3.x, ZX SpectrumBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.79
SimCity2013Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc....
SimCity 20001993Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, OS/2, PC-98, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Windows, Windows 3.x, Windows MobileBlack Pearl Software3.89
SimCity 2000: CD Collection1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xElectronic Arts, Inc.4.51
SimCity 2000: Network Edition1996WindowsMaxis Software Inc....
SimCity 30001999Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.79
SimCity 3000 Unlimited2000Linux, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.93
SimCity 42003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.91
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Selected Covers

SimCity Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for SimCity
The Settlers Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for The Settlers
Poly Towns Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Poly Towns

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from The Settlers
Main menu
Screenshot from Poly Towns
Screen Title
Screenshot from SimCity 4
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