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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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Black & White 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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794 284
Black & White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Black & White Mar 25 2001

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773 395
Spore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Spore Sep 04 2008

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374 156
The Sims 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Mcduff90 added The Sims 2 2004

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496 220
Populous: The Beginning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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465 260
From Dust is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
From Dust 2011

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420 181
Dungeon Keeper 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Dungeon Keeper 2 Jan 01 1999

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189 87
The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
The Sims 4 2014

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183 48
The Universim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
TheUniversim added The Universim

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385 237
The Sims is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
The Sims 2000

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339 172
Dungeon Keeper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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388 194
Black & White 2: Battle of the... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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283 140
Black & White: Creature Isle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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236 127
Populous is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Populous 1989

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291 211
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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133 88
The Settlers II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
AndyThurgood added The Settlers II 1996

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194 140
Evil Genius is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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109 87
SimAnt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
OzLodriguez added SimAnt Jan 01 1991

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283 346
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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137 160
Pocket God is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Pocket God 2009

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122 105
Populous II: Trials of the Oly... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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46 14
The Sims 3: World Adventures is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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50 20
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 Nov 13 2012

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90 77
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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144 155
The Sims 2: Seasons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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139 155
The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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121 142
Anno 2070 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Jdhsd added Anno 2070 Nov 17, 2012

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68 67
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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123 151
The Sims 2: Open for Business is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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104 129
The Sims: Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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37 49
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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111 125
Virtual Villagers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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81 90
Afterlife is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Afterlife 1996

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49 89
Doodle God is listed (or ranked) 34 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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74 114
The Lord of the Rings: The Bat... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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100 128
Dungeon Keeper 3 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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83 104
Patapon 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Patapon 2 May 05 2009

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17 29
Smite is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Stefan Mileski added Smite

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15 48
Doodle God 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
AdamMason added Doodle God 2 Play free: 

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60 90
Patapon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Patapon 2007

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8 4
Rimworld is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Chai Óheyrður added Rimworld

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8 5
Creatures is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Erin Dwyer Kampert added Creatures

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11 40
Idle Worship is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
KaeleenRivera added Idle Worship

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4 4
The Sims 3: Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
JennaCarter added The Sims 3: Supernatural

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3 4
The Sims 3: Ambitions is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
JennaCarter added The Sims 3: Ambitions