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The best city building games

City building games are simulation games in which the player is in charge of planning a whole city. The player can manage a city by developing different areas and infrastructure, tweaking the economy and paying attention to the citizens need. Some of the most popular city-building simulations are the SimCity series, The Settlers and Caesar.

Most popular city building games

SimTown
simulationWindows XP/98/95, Windows 3.x, Mac OS
Zeus: Master of Olympus
simulationWindows XP/98/95
SimCity 3000
simulationWindows XP/98/95
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Caesar 3

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1998protected4.2/5 Impressions Games
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SimCity 2000

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/951993protected4.2/5 Maxis
SimCity 2000 is a classic city building simulation, part of the popular SimCity series, developed by Maxis and designed by Will Wright. SimCity 2000 is a huge step up from the 2D predecessor SimCity and boasts improvements like: isometric view, underground, water pipes, subways, new buildings like prisons, schools, libraries, museums, etc.
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Caesar 2

DOS19954.2/5 Impressions Games
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Pharaoh

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.2/5 Impressions Games
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Zeus: Master of Olympus

Windows XP/98/952000protected4.2/5 Impressions Games
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SimCity

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/951989protected4.1/5 Maxis
SimCity (or SimCity Classic) is a popular city building simulation in which you, the mayor of a city, have to build a metropolis from the ground up. You can build police and fire departments, assign industrial, residential or commercial areas, manage power distribution, build ports and airports. Grow your city from village to metropolis and try to ...
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Global Effect

DOS19924.1/5 Millennium Interactive
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Lego Loco

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 Intelligent Games
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SimCity 3000

Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5 Maxis
SimCity 3000 is a city-building simulation game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in 1999 as the third major installment in the SimCity series, following SimCity 2000.In SimCity 3000, players take on the role of mayor and are tasked with building and managing a city from the ground up. The game offers more detaile...
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SimTown

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.xMac OS19954/5 Maxis
SimTown is a city-building simulation game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in 1995 as a spin-off of the immensely popular SimCity series. Unlike SimCity, which focuses on managing an entire city, SimTown allows players to build and manage a smaller town or neighborhood.In SimTown, players start with a blank canv...
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Utopia: The Creation of a Nation

DOS19924/5 Celestial software
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Holiday Island

Windows 3.x19964/5 Sunflowers Interactive Entertainment Software
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Caesar

DOS19924/5 Impressions Games
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Outpost

Windows 3.x19943.9/5 Sierra On-Line
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The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici

DOSMac OS1996protected3.9/5 Blue Byte Software
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Afterlife

DOSWindows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS1996protected3.7/5 LucasArts
Afterlife is a simulation strategy game developed and published by LucasArts. It was released in 1996 for Microsoft Windows and later made available on other platforms. The game was designed by Michael Stemmle and was known for its unique take on the simulation genre.Afterlife puts players in the role of a semi-divine being responsible for developi...
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Lincity NG

WindowsLinuxMac OS2005freeware3.7/5
Lincity-NG is an open-source city simulation game and a continuation of the original Lincity game. The "NG" stands for "New Generation." The game is designed to be a city-building and management simulation where players take on the role of a city manager and must balance various factors such as population growth, resource management, environmental ...
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