Top 8 best city-building games to play on PC (November 2021)

What is city-building games ?

A city building game, or city building game, is a simulation video game genre in which players act as the general planner and leader of a city or town, watching it from above and being responsible for its strategy of growth and management.

List 8 best city-building games to play on PC in 2021

1. Frostpunk

Frostpunk is a survival city building game developed and published by 11-bit studios. Players take on the role of a leader in a late 19th century alternate history, in which they must build and maintain a city during a global volcanic winter, manage resources, make decisions about how to survive, and explore the area outside their city to survivors, resources or other useful items.

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Frostpunk - Top 8 best city-building games to play on PC in 2021

Home page : https://www.frostpunkgame.com/

Frostpunk on Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/323190/Frostpunk/

Platform(s) : Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

2. SimCity 4

SimCity 4 is a city building simulation computer game developed by Maxis, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts. It was released on January 14, 2003.

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SimCity 4 - Top 8 best city-building games to play on PC in 2021

Home page : https://www.ea.com/games/simcity/simcity-4

Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/24780/SimCity_4_Deluxe_Edition/

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Classic Mac OS

3. Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is a Real-time Strategy video game developed by Forgotten Empires and published by Xbox Game Studios. It is a remastering of the original game Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original.

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Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition - Top 8 best city-building games to play on PC in 2021

Home page : https://www.ageofempires.com/games/aoeiide/

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/813780/Age_of_Empires_II_Definitive_Edition/

Platforms: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

4. Aven Colony

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Aven Colony - Top 8 best city-building games to play on PC in 2021

Home page on Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/484900/Aven_Colony/

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One

5. Cities: Skylines

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Cities: Skylines

Home page : https://www.citiesskylines.com/

Cities: Skylines on Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/255710/Cities_Skylines/

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Android, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems

6. Surviving Mars

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Surviving Mars

Home page on Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/464920/Surviving_Mars/

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Macintosh operating systems, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Classic Mac OS

7. Anno 1800

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Anno 1800

Home page : https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/anno/1800

Platform: Microsoft Windows

8. Tropico 6

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Tropico 6

Home page on Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/492720/Tropico_6/

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems