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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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805 290
Black & White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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783 403
Spore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Spore 2008

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389 160
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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507 223
Populous: The Beginning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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470 264
From Dust is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
From Dust 2011

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427 184
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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198 95
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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190 54
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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393 240
The Sims is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
The Sims 2000

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346 175
Dungeon Keeper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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395 197
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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288 142
Black & White: Creature Isle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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242 128
Populous is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Populous 1989

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293 214
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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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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197 141
Evil Genius is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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110 90
SimAnt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
OzLodriguez added SimAnt 1991

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284 354
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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139 165
Pocket God is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Pocket God 2009

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125 107
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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50 18
The Sims 3: World Adventures is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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94 78
The Settlers III is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
AndyThurgood added The Settlers III Nov 30 1998

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54 25
The Sims 3: Seasons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
robin-byrd added The Sims 3: Seasons Nov 13 2012

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146 160
The Sims 2: Seasons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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141 160
The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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73 68
The Settlers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
AndyThurgood added The Settlers 1993

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123 145
Anno 2070 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Jdhsd added Anno 2070 Nov 17, 2012

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127 155
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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107 134
The Sims: Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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40 54
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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113 129
Virtual Villagers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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82 91
Afterlife is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Afterlife 1996

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50 95
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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76 116
The Lord of the Rings: The Bat... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
clintbadass234 added The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth Dec 06 2004

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83 107
Patapon 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Patapon 2 May 05 2009

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100 134
Dungeon Keeper 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best God Games of All Time

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17 33
Smite is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Stefan Mileski added Smite

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16 52
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 93
Patapon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Patapon 2007

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10 6
Rimworld is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
Chai Óheyrður added Rimworld

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11 8
The Sims 3: Ambitions is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
JennaCarter added The Sims 3: Ambitions

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10 8
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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10 9
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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12 43
Idle Worship is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best God Games of All Time
KaeleenRivera added Idle Worship