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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Create City2004WindowsIncaGold GmbH...
Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom2002WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.92
Empire Builder: Ancient Egypt2009iPad, Macintosh, Windows99Games Online Pvt. Ltd....
Forgotten Lands: First Colony2008WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
The Great Empires Collection II2002WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc....
The Great Empires Collection2000WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc....
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
Pharaoh: Gold2001WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc....
Plan It Green2009iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd....
Poly Towns2016WindowsRed Phoenix Studios...
Poseidon: Zeus Official Expansion2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.87
Romopolis2009WindowsiWin, Inc....
Serf City: Life is Feudal1993Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.86
The Settlers: Fourth Edition2001WindowsUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.60
The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary (Limited Edition)2006WindowsUbisoft GmbH...
The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary2006Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.68
The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary - Vikings2007WindowsND GAMES...
The Settlers II: Gold Edition1997DOS, WindowsBlue Byte Software GmbH & Co. KG4.31
The Settlers III Mission CD1999WindowsBlue Byte Software, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Romopolis Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Romopolis
Poly Towns Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Poly Towns

Selected Screenshots

Title screen and main menu
Screenshot from Romopolis
Main menu
Screenshot from Poly Towns
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