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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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957 389
Black & White 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

2
818 294
Black & White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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797 407
Spore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Spore 2008

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403 162
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
513 226
Populous: The Beginning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

6
474 268
From Dust is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
From Dust 2011

7
435 189
Dungeon Keeper 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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212 103
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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403 243
The Sims is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
The Sims 2000

10
199 61
The Universim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
TheUniversim added The Universim

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352 180
Dungeon Keeper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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402 202
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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294 147
Black & White: Creature Isle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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246 131
Populous is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Populous 1989

The Best Flying Pokemon of All Time

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295 218
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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140 92
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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200 145
Evil Genius is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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113 93
SimAnt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
OzLodriguez added SimAnt 1991

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287 360
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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140 169
Pocket God is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Pocket God 2009

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127 110
Populous II: Trials of the Oly... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

The Best Station Wagons of All Time

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57 21
The Sims 3: World Adventures is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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59 29
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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97 80
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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152 162
The Sims 2: Seasons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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148 162
The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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133 157
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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74 71
The Settlers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
AndyThurgood added The Settlers 1993

The 13 Sexiest Video Game Commercials Of All Time

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126 149
Anno 2070 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Jdhsd added Anno 2070 Nov 17, 2012

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113 136
The Sims: Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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44 56
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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117 130
Virtual Villagers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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82 95
Afterlife is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Afterlife 1996

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78 119
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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50 101
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

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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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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102 137
Dungeon Keeper 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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19 36
Smite is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Stefan Mileski added Smite

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17 55
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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15 9
The Sims 3: Ambitions is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
JennaCarter added The Sims 3: Ambitions

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15 10
The Sims 3: Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
JennaCarter added The Sims 3: Supernatural

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12 6
Rimworld is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Chai Óheyrður added Rimworld

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60 95
Patapon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Patapon 2007

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11 9
Creatures is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Erin Dwyer Kampert added Creatures

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14 47
Idle Worship is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
KaeleenRivera added Idle Worship