Best city building games on steam


Paid: $19.99
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.
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  • by Abhinav Jayaraman

    This game is a mixed bag, on one hand I love the premise and setting, that being a more realistic ancient city builder, if you don't make enough farms More

  • Reyansh Chattopadhyay

    by Reyansh Chattopadhyay

    From the available sources around it, how can you build a community? Resourcefulness is the key.

  • Michelle Howard

    by Michelle Howard

    If you're looking for a new fun and exciting strategy game, look no further than Banished, the next great city-building game. You can spend countless  More

  • Judy Castro

    by Judy Castro

    I've spent about 20 hours on this game so far, and I'm liking it very much. The graphics good, and it's not a fast paced game so you can play it at yo More

2.Age of Empires III

Paid: $39.99
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.
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  • Tejas Mehta

    by Tejas Mehta

    I've played thousands of hours of AoE II. It was pretty much the only game I played while growing up. Its safe to say I'm an aficionado, so I was real More

  • Benjamín Meléndez

    by Benjamín Meléndez

    Based on the previous installments of this game, I'm impressed with this version.

  • Shirley Douglas

    by Shirley Douglas

    Age of Empires III is one of my favorite city building games on Steam. It is similar to Sims where you build a city, home, country, etc, and attempt t More

3.Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

Paid: $14.99

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.

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  • Rajesh Kapoor

    by Rajesh Kapoor

    I love this game! It's not just another zombie game. Sometimes I watch The Walking Dead and think "That's not how I'd build my community. And now, I k More

  • Eugene Watson

    by Eugene Watson

    Awesome game! Building a city with many zombies around? Challenge accepted.

  • by Diane Morales

    Rebuild 3 is a pretty decent build game, and there's plenty to do and manage like most of its genre. It is a 3rd version though, which means that whil More

  • Susan Welch

    by Susan Welch

    Super fun game, this is one of those games that you just can't stop playing. Nice mix of strategy and simulation. Highly recommend.

  • Russell Lee

    by Russell Lee

    This looks awesome. I love the 2D art style of this. I came for city building, stayed for the zombies!


Paid: $29.99
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.
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  • Jordan Lane

    by Jordan Lane

    I like the look and the graphics. I do get a bit concerned about using real people for story lines though. This game uses the Norse as some kids, unfo More

  • Randy Pearson

    by Randy Pearson

    Northgard looks like a promising RTS and City building game. Currently it is in Early Access but you can already see the developers have put a lot of  More

  • Jeremy Willis

    by Jeremy Willis

    I would suggest looking elsewhere for a game like this. There are several options that are way better. This game lacks enough content to really be int More

  • by Vincent James

    Ever watch the show Vikings and thought "I could do better"? Well here is your chance. I love strategy games based on history so I was excited to find More

5.Concrete Jungle

Paid: $9.99
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.
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  • Saúl González

    by Saúl González

    Concrete jungle is is good city building game with the added aspect of a card based game to give it a bigger feeling of risk. It is priced pretty chea More

  • Johnny Hall

    by Johnny Hall

    For an indie game, this one is good! There are different modes to play that can serve as a tutorial like the campaign mode.

  • Mark Collins

    by Mark Collins

    This one looks like it would be great for your imagination. Just hoping it can keep my attention unlike other games of this type.

  • Gregory Hart

    by Gregory Hart

    This is the perfect mix of S Simcity and a TCR! I spent all my time trying to build my deck. I actually missed my train stop! So I went around again p More

6.Tropico 5

Paid: $19.99 Check price
Tropico 5 is a construction and management simulation video game. For the first time in the Tropico series the game features cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.
  • Susan Gonzalez

    by Susan Gonzalez

    I love city building games and this is one of the best I've ever encountered. The graphics are beautiful. The only issue I have with it is that it see More

  • Amy Welch

    by Amy Welch

    I really didn't think I would enjoy this game, but I've been pleasantly surprised. Tropico 5 is an incredibly fun strategy game. You're basically buil More

  • Bruce Ward

    by Bruce Ward

    I wanted something like Sim City on Steam and I finally found Tropico 5. It is great in that is had multiplayer, the graphics are good and you can bui More

7.Stronghold Crusader HD

Paid: $9.99
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.
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  • Vincent Hill

    by Vincent Hill

    Stronghold Crusader HD is a great city building game with a mix of real-time strategy, which in my opinion is an added plus. Awesome gameplay and HD g More

  • Tang Guo

    by Tang Guo

    Want something new to play? Stronghold Crusader HD lets you head back in time and start your own medieval city.

  • by Patrick Crawford

    There are tons of city building games on Steam, but this is one of the nicer ones. It seems like a modern version of an old school city builder and I  More

  • Gerald Reid

    by Gerald Reid

    Stronghold Crusader HD was a disappointment when i played it. The graphics are outdated and the AI opponents are not as smart as you would want making More

8.Cities: Skylines

Paid: $29.99
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.
  • Peter Delgado

    by Peter Delgado

    This game is great. For all you old school sim city lovers this is city building on steroids. So much fun to build giant sprawling cities and then mai More

  • Arthur Sanders

    by Arthur Sanders

    This game will make you think critically and it makes the difference among other city building games. It will also test your budgeting skills.

  • Dorothy Aguilar

    by Dorothy Aguilar

    Cities: Skylines is a big improvement on traditional city building games. This game allows you to make decisions on the most precise details of your c More

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    by This is Patrick null

    From traffic management to properly budgeting your city, Cities: Skylines is without a doubt the best, most realistic city builder in the market avail More

  • Jenny Lu

    by Jenny Lu

    Cities: Skylines takes the SimCity idea and modernizes it. If you want a city builder that's realistic, then it's a good experience.

9.Rise of Nations

Paid: $19.99
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. 
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  • by Emily Brooks

    Rise of Nations is a great game on steam, and I've now purchased the Extended Edition. The updates have made the game so much better, and it now inclu More

  • by Marie Meyer

    Why settle for building just a city when one can build a whole world? Fun to build them up, fun to break them down! :)

  • Robert Harper

    by Robert Harper

    What do you do if you want a city building game with depth?. You download Rise of Nations: Extended Edition of course and enjoy the slick gameplay as  More

  • Kathleen Silva

    by Kathleen Silva

    Rise of Nations is a great classic city builder. The graphics don't really look good today.

10.Age of Empires II HD

Paid: $19.99

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.

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  • Phillip White

    by Phillip White

    Age of Empires II HD is a classic real time strategy game. If you like Starcraft, original Warcraft games, or any real time strategy at all, Age of Em More

  • Alexander Oliver

    by Alexander Oliver

    This has been one of my favorite computer games since I was little. I get to build cities and manage resources, and create an empire. I still never ti More


Did you know that the first skyscraper built in New York City was the Tower Building in 1889? It was 11 stories high and was considered a skyscraper because it was the first building in NYC to have a steel skeleton structure. It was demolished in 1913 though. However, the next iconic skyscraper made was built in 1901 and is still standing there today and you may recognize it with its distinctive triangular shape. The Flatiron Building, originally known as the Fuller Building, was built by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham. The triangular 22-story steel-framed skyscraper is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan. The then-daring shape of the building actually made a lot of people upset, they called it “awkward” and a “monstrosity”, but the public opinion is much different today. In fact, the skyscraper is now one of the most visited skyscrapers to this date because of its unique aesthetic feel to it. City buildings are important for urbanization as people need to adapt to changes every day, same goes for the fast-moving development of technology. And today, companies have now developed city-building games made available for our PCs and even smartphones. Best examples of these are Cities: Skylines, Tropico 5, Banished, Age of Empires, and more.