Games Like SimCity

games like simcity
Games like SimCity let you build massive cities as you manage the needs of your population. Indeed, the SimCity titles really let you make enormous cities, and the huge success of these city-builders paved the way for another big franchise: The Sims.

While the 2013 reboot of the beloved city-building series released with plenty of issues and limited city sizes, all the games are still a ton of fun to play and have been the inspiration for many other city-building simulations. Plenty of mods can also be used as well, giving the games endless amount of content.

Looking to play some of the best games like SimCity? Then don’t stop here, as we’ve got a list of SimCity-like games for you to spend hours in!

16 Best Games Like SimCity

Cities: Skylines
This challenging title is a great city-builder for fans of the genre and the SimCity franchise that you can spend hours in planning your city on various maps as you deal with traffic and other important aspects. You can set up districts for parts of the city that you choose for more control over that area, allowing you to assign policies and put focus on a specific industry. If the 2013 SimCity reboot may have disappointed you, then this realistic city-builder certainly won’t.

Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines preview

Create your very own city in this unique and great take on the city simulation genre. Cities: Skylines is a challenging city builder that requires you to carefully manage important aspects of a city while letting you play the way you want with the addition of mod support.

About the game:
Released: 10 Mar, 2015
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Colossal Order Ltd.
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
System Requirements:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB VRAM or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 4 GB

Metacritic Rating: 85

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 25 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 45 Hours
  • Completionist 81 Hours
  • All Styles 43 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Building, Casual, City Builder, Economy, Family Friendly, Funny, Great Soundtrack, Management, Mod, Moddable, Modern, Real-Time with Pause, Realistic, Replay Value, Resource Management, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy

 

Banished
Banished lets you build a village using a group of settlers that will raise children and grow older over time. Your population is important, as you assign them to mine, farm, hunt and more, while keeping them healthy and happy amidst many difficulties you will come across. Having the required resources is the only way to expand, as there is no money to spend.

Overall it’s a challenging but great city-building title that requires good resource management as you ensure the survival of your community in a beautiful land.

Banished

Banished preview

Raise a settlement with your group of outcasts as they farm, hunt, mine and more in Banished. Grow your town as you focus on managing your resources and keeping the population happy and healthy. Assign citizens to do various work as they age and raise children.

About the game:
Released: 18 Feb, 2014
Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Shining Rock Software LLC
Publisher: Shining Rock Software LLC
System Requirements:
  • OS: Win XP SP3 / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 2)
  • Storage: 250 MB

Metacritic Rating: 73

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 16 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 37 Hours
  • Completionist 85 Hours
  • All Styles 30 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Atmospheric, Building, Casual, City Builder, Difficult, Economy, Historical, Indie, Management, Medieval, Open World, Procedural Generation, RTS, Relaxing, Resource Management, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy, Survival

 

Kingdoms and Castles
This medieval-fantasy cute-looking city-builder lets you build your own kingdom as you manage your peasants and keep them healthy, while fortifying defenses and stopping any raiders, and dragons, from destroying what you built. It’s a fun game that’s worth playing if you’re looking for a medieval city-building simulation.

Kingdoms and Castles

Kingdoms and Castles preview

Turn your small village into a powerful kingdom in this visually charming medieval city builder. Survive on a land threatened by Vikings and dragons as you tactically build your kingdom and fortify it with various defenses. Keep your peasants fed during the cold winters as they cut trees and construct houses.

About the game:
Released: 20 Jul, 2017
Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Lion Shield, LLC
Publisher: Lion Shield, LLC
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 256 or ATI Radeon HD 5670 or Intel HD Graphics 4600, 256 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 1 GB

Metacritic Rating: 72

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 18 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra / Hours
  • Completionist 20 Hours
  • All Styles 19 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Base Building, Building, Casual, City Builder, Colorful, Great Soundtrack, Indie, Management, Medieval, Multiplayer, Pixel Graphics, RTS, Resource Management, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy, Survival, Voxel

 

Cities XL
Build huge cities on stunning, large maps that let you connect all your cities to set up trade networks while taking care of employment and more. If you love making cities in SimCity, then you’ll love making beautiful cities in this complex city-builder.

Cities XL Platinum

Cities XL Platinum preview

Construct beautiful cities all over the world in Cities XL. Connect all your cities as you design them in more than 60 huge diverse maps. Deal with employment, public transportation and more as you place tons of different buildings and carefully plan out your successful cities.

About the game:
Released: 6 Feb, 2013
Genre: Simulation
Platforms: PC
Developer: Focus Home Interactive
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
System Requirements:
  • OS: WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP1/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
  • Processor: AMD/INTEL 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM ATI RADEON HD 3850/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 OR HIGHER
  • Storage: 9 GB

Metacritic Rating: 69

How long to beat?

Tags: Action, Building, Casual, City Builder, Economy, Family Friendly, Funny, Great Soundtrack, Management, Mod, Moddable, Modern, Real-Time with Pause, Realistic, Replay Value, Resource Management, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy

 

Cities in Motion Series
Instead of building cities, this franchise puts focus on managing and making the best transportation network in fun campaign or sandbox modes. The transportation system from Cities: Skylines is actually based on these games, as it is made by the same developers. If you’re looking for an in-depth game about dealing with traffic, then these titles are for you.

Cities in Motion

Cities in Motion preview

Cities in Motion lets you take control of transportation in cities such as Berlin and Amsterdam as you progress through a campaign consisting of 12 scenarios or dive into any available city in sandbox mode. Keep travellers happy as you manage buses, subway trains and more.

About the game:
Released: 22 Feb, 2011
Genre: Simulation
Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Colossal Order Ltd.
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
System Requirements:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core or higher
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800/ATI Radeon HD 3850 or higher (512 MB VRAM)
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: 70

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 23 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 38 Hours
  • Completionist 50 Hours
  • All Styles 34 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: City Builder, Economy, Management, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy, Trains

Cities in Motion 2

Cities in Motion 2 preview

Continue mastering your transportation management in this sequel to Cities in Motion. Cities in Motion 2 introduces day & night cycles, dynamic cities where your choices affect how the city grows, timetables and multiplayer modes allowing you to play competitively or together with a friend.

About the game:
Released: 2 Apr, 2013
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Colossal Order Ltd.
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
System Requirements:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual core
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800, 512 MB VRAM or ATI Radeon HD 3850, 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: 72

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 34 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra / Hours
  • Completionist / Hours
  • All Styles 34 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Building, City Builder, Co-op, Economy, Management, Multiplayer, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy, Trains

 

Tropico Series
Become a dictator on a tropical island as you build your city and negotiate with superpowers. These games let you play as the kind of leader you want to be. Fun campaigns and sandbox mode with random map generation and a bit of humor on top make these charming city-builders a lot of fun to play.

Tropico 3

Tropico 3 preview

Tropico 3 is a city-building management game that allows you to become a good or corrupt leader as you make various choices on a remote tropical island during the Cold War. Play through 15 missions in the campaign or jump into the sandbox mode with a random map generator.

About the game:
Released: 13 Nov, 2009
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: Xbox 360, PC, MacOS
Developer: Haemimont Games
Publisher: Kalypso Media Digital
System Requirements:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: CPU with 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM 3D Graphic Card
  • Storage: 5 GB

Metacritic Rating: 79

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 26 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 33 Hours
  • Completionist 43 Hours
  • All Styles 31 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Atmospheric, City Builder, Cold War, Comedy, Economy, Funny, Great Soundtrack, Management, Politics, Sandbox, Satire, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy

Tropico 4

Tropico 4 preview

Lead your dictatorship as you negotiate with superpowers and survive six new disasters, such as volcanoes and tornados in Tropico 4. Take care of your lovely island as you elect ministers to help you succeed in making any decision you like while growing your economy using the trading system.

About the game:
Released: 1 Sep, 2011
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: Xbox 360, PC, MacOS
Developer: Haemimont Games
Publisher: Kalypso Media Digital
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista / 7 (32 or 64-bit)
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: (Geforce 6600 or higher, Radeon X1600-Series), 256 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 5 GB

Metacritic Rating: 78

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 39 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 54 Hours
  • Completionist 100 Hours
  • All Styles 54 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Atmospheric, Building, Capitalism, City Builder, Cold War, Comedy, Economy, Funny, God Game, Great Soundtrack, Management, Political, Politics, RTS, Real-Time with Pause, Resource Management, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy

Tropico 5

Tropico 5 preview

Rule over your remote island from the colonial period to the 21st century in the 5th installment of the highly popular Tropico series. Keep your dynasty alive as you assign members of the family to be generals, ambassadors and more. Build cities in cooperative and competitive multiplayer with up to 4 players.

About the game:
Released: 23 May, 2014
Genre: RPG, Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Haemimont Games
Publisher: Kalypso Media Digital
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 400 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 4000 or higher, Intel HD 4000 or higher
  • Storage: 4 GB

Metacritic Rating: 75

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 21 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 28 Hours
  • Completionist 71 Hours
  • All Styles 26 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Adventure, Atmospheric, City Builder, Co-op, Comedy, Economy, Funny, Great Soundtrack, Historical, Management, Multiplayer, Open World, Politics, RPG, RTS, Resource Management, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy

 

Anno Series
Whether you’re looking to build sprawling futuristic cities or cities of the past, these games should have a little something for every fan of city-building games. Apart from city-building, these games also include various other strategy elements such as resource management, combat and diplomacy. So if you don’t mind a bit of RTS gameplay mixed with city-building, then this franchise is definitely worth jumping into.

Anno 2070

Anno 2070 preview

In the year 2070, rising tides have damaged coastal cities while climate change has rendered whole swathes of land inhospitable. Face this new world’s challenges and choose to build efficiently and industrially as a Tycoon or sustainable and environmentally friendly as an Eco.

About the game:
Released: 17 Nov, 2011
Genre: Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Blue Byte, Related Designs
Publisher: Ubisoft
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM DirectX 9.0c–compatible with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
  • Storage: 5 GB

Metacritic Rating: 83

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 26 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 47 Hours
  • Completionist 163 Hours
  • All Styles 44 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Building, City Builder, Co-op, Economy, Futuristic, Multiplayer, Online Co-op, RTS, Sandbox, Sci-fi, Simulation, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Strategy, Trading

Anno 2205

Anno 2205 preview

Venture into space as part of humanity’s next step into the future. Build a better tomorrow with glittering cities and glorious industrial complexes. Build your empire both on Earth and the Moon in race for resources and power. Enjoy a beautiful and immersive world full of wildlife and citizenry.

About the game:
Released: 3 Nov, 2015
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Blue Byte
Publisher: Ubisoft
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX460 or AMD Radeon HD5870 (1024MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0)
  • Storage: 35 GB

Metacritic Rating: 72

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 19 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 23 Hours
  • Completionist / Hours
  • All Styles 22 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Building, Casual, City Builder, Co-op, Economy, Futuristic, Multiplayer, RTS, Sci-fi, Simulation, Singleplayer, Space, Strategy

 

Empire Architect
Empire Architect lets you build ancient cities on procedurally-generated maps and play through a fun campaign set in the Roman Empire. With a religion system in place, this city-builder also tasks you with pleasing the gods as your citizens gather resources while you keep them entertained and healthy in this old-school looking title.

Empire Architect

Empire Architect preview

Build ancient cities in the historical Roman campaign or dive into procedurally-generated worlds as you fulfill the demands of the gods in Empire Architect. Educate and entertain your citizens as you research upgrades, open trade routes, distribute water and more while tackling the dangers of the weather system.

About the game:
Released: 6 Oct, 2017
Genre: Casual, Indie, RPG, Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Batholith Entertainment
Publisher: Batholith Entertainment
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i3-2200K
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Integrated HD5000
  • Storage: 400 MB

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?

Tags: 2D, Base Building, Building, Casual, City Builder, Economy, Historical, Indie, Isometric, Management, Medieval, RPG, RTS, Real Time, Resource Management, Retro, Rome, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy

 

Pharaoh + Cleopatra
This good old city-builder lets you build your own Egyptian city as you engage in naval battles and make sure your city doesn’t crumble. It’s a unique title that, despite its age, is still worth playing to this day.

Pharaoh + Cleopatra

Pharaoh + Cleopatra preview

Travel back to Ancient Egypt in this good old city-builder. Pharaoh + Cleopatra lets you manage all important aspects of a city as you raise large farms and build famous monuments, such as the library of Alexandria, the Sphinx, and more. Protect your city as you engage in naval and ground combat.

About the game:
Released: 31 Oct, 1999
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Impressions Games
Publisher: Activision
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 7 Compatible 3D Card
  • Storage: 1 GB

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?

Tags: City Builder, Classic, Historical, Simulation, Strategy

 

Caesar III
Made by the same developers of Pharaoh + Cleopatra, Caesar III lets you play as a governor tasked with constructing Roman cities while you keep the emperor happy. Apart from building, this great city-builder also requires you to defend your cities from invaders. If you don’t mind the dated visuals, Caesar III is worth giving a go if you’re a fan of city-building.

Caesar III

Caesar III preview

Caesar III is a city-builder that puts you in the shoes of a provincial governor tasked with building cities while stopping invaders and keeping the emperor of Rome happy. Rise in power as you listen to your citizens that give clues on how to continue advancing your city.

About the game:
Released: 30 May, 1999
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Impressions Games
Publisher: Activision
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 7 Compatible 3D Card
  • Storage: 600 MB

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 34 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra / Hours
  • Completionist 100 Hours
  • All Styles 49 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: City Builder, Classic, Historical, Rome, Simulation, Strategy

 

Zeus + Poseidon
Yet another great old game by Impressions Games, the developers of the previous two games on this list. Here you get to build Greek and Atlantean structures as you call on heroes to defend against various monsters. Apart from city-building, you also get to attack or ally with neighboring cities.

Zeus + Poseidon

Zeus + Poseidon preview

Immerse yourself into Ancient Greece and Atlantis as you build and manage seven city-states through 65 episodes in Zeus + Poseidon. Engage in diplomacy with neighboring cities, maintain your economy and more as you please gods and goddesses and gather heroes to protect your city from evil monsters.

About the game:
Released: 25 Jun, 2001
Genre: Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Impressions Games
Publisher: Activision
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 7 Compatible 3D Card
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?

Tags: City Builder, Classic, Mythology, Strategy

 

Planetbase
Planetbase tasks you with growing a colony on 4 different planets that have varying conditions. You’ll have to collect solar and wind energy while growing food and making sure there’s enough water and oxygen for the survival of your colonists. The people of your colony have various skills, and you’ll have to make sure that the immigrants you bring to your colony have the skills you need to further expand.

Disasters can strike at any moment, such as a meteor storm or sandstorm. You may also have intruders that have somehow managed to get in unnoticed, but can be dealt with using guards. It’s an interesting space base-building game worth diving into if you want something different from regular city-building.

Planetbase

Planetbase preview

Construct a base on various different planets as you command your colonists and ensure their survival. Planetbase tasks you with growing a colony on planets with diverse conditions where meteors and invaders threaten to destroy your base at any time. Gather solar and wind energy while growing food and mining resources necessary for survival.

About the game:
Released: 16 Oct, 2015
Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: Xbox One, PC, MacOS
Developer: Madruga Works
Publisher: Madruga Works
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM (Shader Model 3)
  • Storage: 650 MB

Metacritic Rating: 70

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 14 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 19 Hours
  • Completionist / Hours
  • All Styles 16 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Adventure, Atmospheric, Base Building, Building, City Builder, Crafting, Indie, Management, Multiplayer, Open World, RTS, Resource Management, Sandbox, Sci-fi, Simulation, Singleplayer, Space, Space Sim, Strategy, Survival

 

Stonehearth
Expand your city in a fantasy world where managing and leveling up your settlers is crucial to progress. It’s up to you what kind of city you would like to build, but be prepared to defend against monsters in procedurally-generated voxel worlds. What’s great about this city-builder is that you can design your own buildings, letting you make unique structures and not just use pre-made buildings.

There’s also mod support, so if you’re looking for a new game to spend hours building in, Stonehearth might be the game for you.

Stonehearth

Stonehearth preview

Stonehearth is a fantasy city-builder where you grow with a small group of settlers in dangerous procedurally-generated lands. Make the kind of settlement that you want as you assign settlers to certain jobs such as fighting, building and more. Enjoy many great mods or create your very own with mod support.

About the game:
Released: 3 Jun, 2015
Genre: Early Access, Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Radiant Entertainment
Publisher: (None)
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel or AMD Dual-Core, 2.0 GHz+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 200 512 MB VRAM, Radeon HD 3450 512 MB VRAM, Intel HD 3000
  • Storage: 500 MB

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?

Tags: Adventure, Building, City Builder, Crafting, Cute, Early Access, Fantasy, God Game, Indie, Management, Multiplayer, Open World, RPG, RTS, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy, Survival, Voxel

 

Project AURA
This challenging game tasks you with expanding a colony on a lifeless Earth while developing technology and training people to do work you need. It’s a difficult game of resource management that takes time as you try and survive, making sure there’s enough food to keep everyone fed.

Project AURA

Project AURA preview

Using the survivors that survived the great climate disaster, build your colony from zero on the sea in an Earth where life has gone extinct. Project AURA is a challenging city-builder and management game where you train survivors for specific work while developing technology, crafting and exploring the remnants of the 21st century.

About the game:
Released: 5 Jan, 2015
Genre: Early Access, Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Pixel Quality Games
Publisher: Pixel Quality Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB VRAM or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?

Tags: Atmospheric, Base Building, Building, Casual, City Builder, Difficult, Early Access, Economy, Indie, Management, Open World, Realistic, Relaxing, Resource Management, Sandbox, Sci-fi, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy, Trading

 

Lethis – Path of Progress
This nice 2D city-builder throws you in a Victorian-steampunk setting as you play the campaign mode or do whatever you want in sandbox mode. Manage tons of resources as you make sure you have enough workers while importing and exporting goods to other cities.

Lethis – Path of Progress

Lethis – Path of Progress preview

Build your city using more than 40 different buildings as you manage over 24 different resources in a Victorian-steampunk setting in Lethis – Path of Progress. Progress through 26 missions in the campaign mode or dive into the fun sandbox mode as you build 4 unique monuments in this 2D city-builder.

About the game:
Released: 25 Jun, 2015
Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Triskell Interactive
Publisher: Triskell Interactive
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GPU compatible with openGL 3.1
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: 65

How long to beat?

Tags: 2D, Building, City Builder, Great Soundtrack, Indie, Isometric, Management, Pixel Graphics, Puzzle, Resource Management, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Steampunk, Strategy

 

Prison Architect
In this unique 2D game, you don’t build cities for millions of people to happily live in. Instead, you construct maximum security prisons to keep the baddies locked away. It’s a fun game showing what it takes to build a prison, and you can even become a prisoner yourself of your very own prison as you try and figure out how to escape. Definitely worth playing if you like management and simulation games.

Prison Architect

Prison Architect preview

Keep criminals locked down as you expand your maximum security prison in this unique prison-building and management simulation. Prison Architect lets you build and manage your very own prison as you progress through the Story Mode or the limitless Sandbox mode. Become a prisoner yourself and figure out how to escape your own secured prison.

About the game:
Released: 6 Oct, 2015
Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PC, MacOS, Linux, Android
Developer: Introversion Software
Publisher: Introversion Software
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Xp
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or Higher / AMD 3.0 Ghz or Higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
  • Storage: 300 MB

Metacritic Rating: 83

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 16 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 30 Hours
  • Completionist 54 Hours
  • All Styles 23 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: 2D, Action, Base Building, Building, Casual, City Builder, Comedy, Economy, Funny, Indie, Management, Moddable, RTS, Replay Value, Resource Management, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Strategy, Top-Down

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