The best economic simulation games of all time for any console or system, ranked by readers around the world. These highly rated games are ordered by popularity, so only the most popular titles are at the top of the list. This list includes all the challenging and most popular economic simulation and tycoon games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure games.
From popular games like Tropico and Capitalism II to gems like Zeus: Master of Olympus, this list answers the questions, "What are the best economic simulation games?" and "What is the greatest economic simulation game of all time?"
Vote up all your favorite releases throughout the years, and vote down all the releases you didn't like.
Developer: Enlight SoftwareCapitalism II is the business simulation video game sequel to the original Capitalism. It was... more on Wikipedia
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Developer: Haemimont GamesTropico 4 is a video game developed by Haemimont Games and published by Kalypso Media. It is a... more on Wikipedia
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Developer: JoWooD EntertainmentIndustry Giant II is a business simulation game for Windows. It is the sequel to Industry... more on Wikipedia
- Railroad Tycoon 3 is a computer game in the Railroad Tycoon series, released in 2003.370167
Developer: MicroProse, Frontier Developments, Chris SawyerRollerCoaster Tycoon is a construction and management simulation video game that simulates... more on Wikipedia
Developer: Enlight SoftwareCapitalism is a business simulation video game first published in 1995 by Interactive Magic,... more on Wikipedia
Developer: DR StudiosBeach Life is a business strategy video game for Windows developed by Deep Red Games. The game... more on Wikipedia
- Railroad Tycoon II is a game for the PC, Macintosh, PlayStation and Dreamcast in the Railroad... more on Wikipedia266118
Developer: MicroProse, MPS LabsSid Meier's Railroad Tycoon is a business simulation game. There are five versions; the... more on Wikipedia
Developer: Impressions GamesAir Bucks was one of the first business simulation games dealing with running an airline. It... more on Wikipedia
Developer: Krisalis Software, Bullfrog ProductionsTheme Hospital is a business simulation game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published... more on Wikipedia
Developer: Ubisoft, Blue Byte Software, Related DesignsAnno 1404, known as Dawn of Discovery in North America, is a city-building and economic... more on Wikipedia
Developer: Spellbound EntertainmentAirline Tycoon is a business simulation game by Thomas Holz and Robert Kleinert, in which the... more on Wikipedia
Developer: Chris Sawyer, Chris Sawyer ProductionsRollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is a construction and management simulation PC game that simulates... more on Wikipedia
Developer: Robosoft Technologies, Lionhead StudiosThe Movies is a business simulation game created by Lionhead Studios for Microsoft Windows and... more on Wikipedia
- Game Tycoon is a business simulation game focused on production of video games. The game has... more on Wikipedia11158
Developer: Ozark SoftscapeM.U.L.E. is a seminal multiplayer video game by Ozark Softscape. It was published in 1983 by... more on Wikipedia
Developer: BreakAway GamesTropico has several expansion packs and new editions, including Tropico: Paradise Island, plus... more on Wikipedia
Developer: Chris Sawyer, Microprose Software, IncTransport Tycoon is a video game developed by Chris Sawyer and published by MicroProse in... more on Wikipedia
Developer: Frog City SoftwareTropico 2: Pirate Cove is the 2003 sequel to the computer game Tropico. Tropico 2 was... more on Wikipedia
Developer: MicroProse, Microprose Software, IncSid Meier's Colonization is a computer game by Brian Reynolds and Sid Meier released by... more on Wikipedia
Developer: Paradox Interactive
Developed by Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines offers sprawling landscapes and maps with endless sandbox gameplay and new ways to expand your city. Key to progression is the ability to influence your city’s policy by incorporating taxation into districts. All this plus the ability to mod the game to suit your play style.
- Banished is an upcoming city-building strategy game focused on careful resource management and... more on Wikipedia24279