Total Nerd The Best God Games of All Time  

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List Rules Video games where you play god. Not all strategy games apply.

These are the best God games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. What exactly is a God game? Well it's a genre where you're essentially playing God, controlling the lives of one or more people and choosing how they will live (and die). Don't confuse god games with city-building games or RTS games, as they are not quite one and the same. These highly rated God games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest god games are at the top of the list. What types of God Games are there?

Spanning the entire history of the genre, these God games are considered the best in the genre. The Black & White series is the go to for many players, but games like Spore and Populous are must plays as well. This list includes all challenging God games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new God games.

Everything from The Sims to Spore is included on this list. This list answers the questions, "What are the best God games?" and "What is the greatest God game game of all time?"
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974 395
Black & White 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

2
831 298
Black & White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

3
815 412
Spore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Spore 2008

4
418 167
The Sims 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Mcduff90 added The Sims 2 2004

5
516 232
Populous: The Beginning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

6
478 274
From Dust is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
From Dust 2011

7
443 191
Dungeon Keeper 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

8
225 108
The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
The Sims 4 2014

9
410 245
The Sims is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
The Sims 2000

10
204 62
The Universim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
TheUniversim added The Universim

11
359 181
Dungeon Keeper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

12
407 202
Black & White 2: Battle of the... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

13
298 147
Black & White: Creature Isle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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247 134
Populous is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Populous 1989

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298 222
Reus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
JérômeChaniol added Reus May 16 2013

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142 94
The Settlers II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
AndyThurgood added The Settlers II 1996

17
202 147
Evil Genius is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

18
115 95
SimAnt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
OzLodriguez added SimAnt 1991

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290 366
GODUS is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Godus 2014

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61 23
The Sims 3: World Adventures is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

21
141 170
Pocket God is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Pocket God 2009

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127 111
Populous II: Trials of the Oly... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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61 30
The Sims 3: Seasons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
robin-byrd added The Sims 3: Seasons 2012

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99 81
The Settlers III is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
AndyThurgood added The Settlers III 1998

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156 163
The Sims 2: Seasons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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152 163
The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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135 157
The Sims 2: Open for Business is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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76 72
The Settlers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
AndyThurgood added The Settlers 1993

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115 136
The Sims: Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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127 150
Anno 2070 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Jdhsd added Anno 2070 Nov 17, 2012

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45 61
The Sims FreePlay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
BenNicholson added The Sims FreePlay

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120 131
Virtual Villagers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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83 95
Afterlife is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Afterlife 1996

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80 119
The Lord of the Rings: The Bat... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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53 102
Doodle God is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
AdamMason added Doodle God Great game, combine elements to create the world!  http://www.drakongames.com/Doodle-God

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84 109
Patapon 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Patapon 2 2009

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103 138
Dungeon Keeper 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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19 9
The Sims 3: Ambitions is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
JennaCarter added The Sims 3: Ambitions

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17 6
Rimworld is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Chai Óheyrður added Rimworld

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19 10
The Sims 3: Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
JennaCarter added The Sims 3: Supernatural

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19 39
Smite is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Stefan Mileski added Smite

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18 56
Doodle God 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
AdamMason added Doodle God 2 Play free: 

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13 9
Creatures is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Erin Dwyer Kampert added Creatures

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60 95
Patapon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Patapon 2007

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16 50
Idle Worship is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
KaeleenRivera added Idle Worship