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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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
SimCity DS2007Nintendo DSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.74
SimCity 3000 Unlimited2000Linux, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.93
SimCity Societies2007WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.01
SimCity Creator2008WiiElectronic Arts, Inc....
SimCity Creator2008Nintendo DSElectronic Arts, Inc....
SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow2013Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc....
SimCity: BuildIt2014Android, iPad, iPhoneElectronic Arts, Inc....
SimCity 2000: CD Collection1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xElectronic Arts, Inc.4.51
Cities XL 20112010WindowsAkella...
World of Zellians: Kingdom Builder2009Macintosh, WindowsGameInvest, S.A....
Create City2004WindowsIncaGold GmbH...
Romopolis2009WindowsiWin, Inc....
Mob Rule1999Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive3.75
Townopolis2016Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLonely Troops...
SimCity Classic Graphics1994DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc....
SimCity: Enhanced CD-ROM1993DOS, MacintoshInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.40
SimCity 2000: Network Edition1996WindowsMaxis Software Inc....
City Life DS2008Nintendo DSMonte Cristo Multimedia...
Cities XL2009WindowsMonte Cristo Multimedia...
Plan It Green2009iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd....
SimCity 642000Nintendo 64Nintendo Co., Ltd....
Cities: Skylines2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsParadox Interactive AB3.72
Social City2010BrowserPlaydom, Inc....
Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe2008Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Poly Towns2016WindowsRed Phoenix Studios...
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Selected Covers

Mob Rule Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Mob Rule
Cities XL Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Cities XL
SimCity Creator Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for SimCity Creator
SimCity DS Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for SimCity DS

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Mob Rule
Character Creation
Screenshot from Cities XL
Title screen.
Screenshot from SimCity DS
Loading screen (Dutch version)
Screenshot from SimCity: BuildIt
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