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.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $29.99

    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. "
    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. "
    Ajay Malhotra
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Cities Skylines is the reinvention of the city builder genre which had fallen flat in the last few years. It very in depth and allows you to create and manage whole cities from a blank canvas."
    Evelyn Hudson
    Written on June 15, 2017
    "Cities: Skylines is an awesome simulation game. You can control every single aspect of your city. The game is constantly changing and making your experience new and exciting."
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    #2Banished

    Banished
    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.
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    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. "
    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. "
    Rafael Escobedo
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "Banished is a great game if you are looking for a city building game. Very challenging and many levels."
    Sanvi Jhadav
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "This is a little different from your city building type. The background is interesting."
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    #3SimCity

    SimCity
    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.
    Games

    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."
    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."
    James Dominguez
    Written on August 9, 2017
    "This game is a huge franchise game, and hope to see it on a console soon. I would play this for house if the graphix hit a 4k Quality aspect. SIMCITY is my ultimate favorite, and will always be a great game to play. I still have the classics, but would really love to see a major update on the design of the game. SimCity Should use google for the design of every major city in the world, and use it to its advantage. Imagine a New York City Skyscraper next to a Tokyo skyscraper, but wait, in Hawaii, with some Denver, Detroit and Dallas buildings...Yes...SimCity needs to get this done! "
    Heather Riley
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "SimCity is an excellent choice. It's a historically awesome game known and loved by many."
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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.
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    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."
    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."
    Saúl González
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "If you like city building games, you'll love Stronghold Crusader HD. It is for PC and has great graphics and game play. It is fun playing against the computer and will definitely keep you entertained for a while. Check it out on Steam!"
    Mark Collins
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "Stronghold Crusader is a great way to build your own medieval fortresses and cities."
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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. 
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    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."
    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."
    Alicia Peña
    Written on June 28, 2017
    "I love me some pc city building games. I don't know why, they just really keep me involved. I recently found Rise of Nations: Extended Edition and this game is hands down, just amazing. I love that it has cool features, like twitch.tv streaming that really push it over the edge. Highly recommend!"
    Matthew Lawson
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "A really great city building game for PC, has some great updated features. What I really like is the included ability to Twitch stream the game without too much effort on your part. "
    Brandon Wilson
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "I started playing this after getting hooked on city building games for Android. It's addictive. I'd recommend to all clash players "
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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.
    Games

    Mac, Windows

    $9.99

    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."
    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."
    Marilyn Hunter
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "This is a fun game. I enjoy puzzles and this will be captivating and entertaining. City building games are still trendy and will be enjoyed by users of different ages."
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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.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $14.99

    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."
    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."
    Grace Fisher
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "This game lets you take control of your city. A step above other city building games you have to reclaim a city from the zombie hoards while managing all other aspects like supplies. You get to decide what kind of city and vision you want to build. Very engaging! I loved playing! "
    Gary Holland
    Written on May 29, 2017
    "Since I grew up with the SIMs, I love games of city building. When I went looking for a city-building game to play on my PC, I was happy to find Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville on Steam. This twist on the city building game has you reconstructing a city after an zombie apocalypse!"
    Kelly Robinson
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "Rebuild 3 is a horrible game for building cities. The gameplay is slow and tedious, and the fun level is a 2 out of 10. I don't recommend this game."
    Russell Robinson
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This is a city building game. However, it is far from the best. There are a lot of better options out there."
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    #8Northgard

    Northgard
    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.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $29.99

    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."
    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."
    Kevin Hudson
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "I guess this is right, but I've never head of this game and would rather see a list of more games related to my query, rather than just this one."
    Frances Andrews
    Written on April 28, 2017
    "It is a great game, and a great example; i liked the graphics, and what it has to offer as a game. "
    Hao Cao
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "I love the Norse myths of old. This puts you right in the action. Fun and addictive."
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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.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    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."
    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."
    Lisa Morrison
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "The Age of Empires II in HD brings back good old memories. I like that it spans over thousands of years of history and I can play it in single player mode or in multiplayer one. Lots of new features to check out too."
    Evelyn Cox
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "This game does not solve the city building games on PC issue. I say this because it is a trategy game where you trade cards and are in a town in the middle ages. I think when people think city they think more modern."
    Ashley Hanson
    Written on June 28, 2017
    "I've tried a few of these city building games. Based on the features described in the solution link, this looks like it's got all the features a city builder would want. "
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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.
    Games

    Windows

    $39.99

    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."
    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."
    Danielle Silva
    Written on June 20, 2017
    "Age of Empires was the game that I found when I wanted to play a city building game on my PC. The game is really interesting, and my attention was to that game for hours and hours. "
    Frank Hoffman
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "Age of Empires III is difficult to get the hang of. The storyline is subpar and its very easy to get bored while playing this game."
    Tiffany Mendez
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "I love, love, love the Age of Empires games. I am so glad that this is a collection and not just a single game!"

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Summary

Best city building games on PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
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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