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The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam 

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Updated March 4, 2020 3k votes 688 voters 30.9k views 34 items

There is something magical about watching your creation thrive in a video game. Steam is the best platform to find the PC building games you're looking for, but it can be daunting trying to find exactly what you want on the Steam store. Below is our ranked list of the best PC building games on Steam, which is heavily influenced by user votes from gamers like you.

You can use your aerospace engineering knowledge to help get three little astronauts, known as Kerbals, to the moon in Kerbal Space Program. Need to get from A to B? There are some great bridge-building games on Steam, like Poly Bridge and Bridge Constructor Portal. Start with simple materials and find the most creative way to construct medieval killing machines that destroy armies in Besiege. Craft and build bases to survive dangers of the environment in PC open-world building games like The Forest and Just Survive. 

From 2D builders on Steam like Prison Architect to FPS sandbox building games like RUST or ARK: Survival Evolved, building games on PC are a great way to show off your imagination. Vote below on which building game on Steam you think deserves the top spot.

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Cities: Skylines is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2015 (Colossal Order)
Cities: Skylines is a city-building game developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. The game is a single-player open-ended city-building simulation. Players engage in ...more
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The Forest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2018 (Endnight Games)
The Forest is a survival video game developed and published by Endnight Games. The game takes place on a remote, heavily forested peninsula where the player character Eric Leblanc and his son ...more
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Planet Coaster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2016 (Frontier Developments)
Planet Coaster is a construction and management simulation video game and sequel to the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. Players assume the role of a theme park manager and must complete tasks such ...more
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Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2017 (Studio Wildcard)
Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard in collaboration with Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement. In ...more
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Terraria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2011 (Re-Logic)
Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox indie video game series, developed by game studio Re-Logic and released on Microsoft Windows, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Windows Phone, Android, and ...more
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Prison Architect is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2012 (Introversion Software)
Prison Architect is a private prison construction and management simulation game by the British game developer Introversion Software. It was made available as a crowdfunded paid alpha pre-order ...more
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RimWorld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
RimWorld is a top-down construction and management simulation computer game currently being developed by Ludeon Studios. It was initially released as alpha software for Microsoft Windows, macOS, ...more
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Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation video game developed and published by Squad for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In the game, players direct a ...more
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Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2016 (Concerned Ape)
Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and published by Chucklefish. The game was released for Microsoft Windows ...more
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Age of Empires III is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2005 (Robot Entertainment)
Age of Empires III is a real-time strategy video game developed by Microsoft Corporation's Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The Mac version was ported over and developed ...more
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Rust is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2013 (Facepunch Studios LTD.)
Rust is a survival video game developed and published by Facepunch Studios in February 2018 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. The game has only a multiplayer mode. Rust was created ...more
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Astroneer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2019 (System Era Softworks)
Astroneer is a sandbox adventure game developed by System Era Softworks. An early access version of the game was released on December 16, 2016, and a 1.0 version of the game was released on ...more
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Scrap Mechanic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2016 (Axolot Games)
Scrap Mechanic is a multi-player survival sandbox game where you explore, scavenge and collect objects from all over a wide-open interactive world. With these gathered objects you can build ...more
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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2004 (Frontier Developments)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is a construction and management simulation computer game. It is the third installment in the RollerCoaster Tycoon series, first released on October 26, 2004 in North ...more
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Anno 2070 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2011 (Blue Byte Software)
Anno 2070 is a city-building and economic simulation game, with real-time strategy elements. It is the 5th game of the Anno series. It was released on 17 November 2011, and was co-developed by ...more
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Anno 1800 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2019 (Blue Byte)
Anno 1800 is a city building real-time strategy video game, developed by Blue Byte and published by Ubisoft. It is the seventh game in the Anno series, and returns to the use of a historical ...more
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Besiege is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2020 (Spiderling Studios)
Besiege is a strategy video game that allows players to build outlandish medieval siege engines to pit against castles or armies. Players select from a collection of mechanical parts that can be ...more
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Slay the Spire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2019 (MegaCrit)
Slay the Spire is a roguelike video game developed by American studio MegaCrit and published by Humble Bundle. The game was first released in early access for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux ...more
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Garry's Mod is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2006 (Team Garry)
Garry's Mod (commonly abbreviated as GMod) is a sandbox physics game created by Garry Newman and developed by his company, Facepunch Studios. Garry's Mod was originally a mod for Valve ...more
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Frostpunk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Frostpunk is a city-building survival game developed and published by 11 bit studios for Microsoft Windows. The player character starts out with a small group of survivors (that consist of ...more
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Craft The World is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2014 (Dekovir Entertainment)
Craft the World is a unique sandbox strategy game developed by Dekovir, a mix of Dungeon Keeper, Terraria and Dwarf Fortress that combines aspects of sandbox, strategy, and god-simulation games. ...more
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Aven Colony is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2017 (Mothership Entertainment)
Aven Colony is a city-building strategy video game developed by Mothership Entertainment and published by Team17. The Beta was released on September 8, 2016 on Microsoft Windows. The main ...more
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Car Mechanic Simulator 2... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2017 (Red Dot Games)
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 is a simulation video game developed by Polish studio Red Dot Games depicting the work of an automotive mechanic. The game is played from a first-person perspective, ...more
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RollerCoaster Tycoon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2003 (MicroProse)
RollerCoaster Tycoon is a construction and management simulation video game that simulates amusement park management. Developed by MicroProse and Chris Sawyer and published by Hasbro ...more
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SteamWorld Quest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Building Games On Steam
Released: 2019 (Image & Form)
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is a turn-based RPG and deck-building game hybrid that is part of the SteamWorld series of video games. It was developed by Image & Form and published by ...more