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The Best Building Games On Steam

Updated October 6, 2020 3.8k votes 781 voters 36.5k views34 items

There's something magical about watching your creation thrive in a video game. Steam is the perfect platform to find the best PC building games, 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 influenced by user votes from gamers around the world.

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. From free games to multiplayer releases to co-ops and more, vote up all the building games on Steam you think deserve a spot at the top.

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    Cities: Skylines

    Colossal Order Ltd.
    Cities: Skylines is a city-building game developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox...  more
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    The Forest

    Endnight Games Ltd
    The Forest is a survival video game developed and published by Endnight Games. The game takes...  more
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    Planet Coaster

    Frontier Developments
    Planet Coaster is a construction and management simulation video game and sequel to the...  more
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    77

    Stardew Valley

    ConcernedApe
    Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric...  more
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    109
    87

    Terraria

    Re-Logic
    Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox indie video game series, developed by game studio...  more
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    83

    ARK: Survival Evolved

    Studio Wildcard
    Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game...  more
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    67

    RimWorld

    Ludeon Studios
    RimWorld is a top-down construction and management simulation computer game currently being...  more
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    76

    Prison Architect

    Introversion Software
    Prison Architect is a private prison construction and management simulation game by the...  more
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    85
    76

    Rust

    Facepunch Studios LTD.
    Rust is a survival video game developed and published by Facepunch Studios in February 2018...  more
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    49

    Scrap Mechanic

    Axolot Games
    Scrap Mechanic is a multi-player survival sandbox game where you explore, scavenge and collect...  more
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    68

    Age Of Empires III

    Robot Entertainment, Ensemble Studios
    Age of Empires III is a real-time strategy video game developed by Microsoft Corporation's...  more
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    Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation video game developed and published by Squad...  more
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    Anno 2070

    Blue Byte Software, Related Designs
    Anno 2070 is a city-building and economic simulation game, with real-time strategy elements....  more
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    56

    RollerCoaster Tycoon 3

    Frontier Developments
    RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is a construction and management simulation computer game. It is the...  more
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    35

    Reassembly

    Anisoptera Games
    Reassembly is a 2D open world space shooter PC game. The in game world is a single large open...  more
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    55

    ASTRONEER

    System Era Softworks
    Astroneer is a sandbox adventure game developed by System Era Softworks. An early access...  more
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    Garry's Mod

    Team Garry, Facepunch Studios LTD.
    Garry's Mod (commonly abbreviated as GMod) is a sandbox physics game created by Garry Newman...  more
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    RollerCoaster Tycoon Ultimate Collection

    Chris Sawyer Productions, Frontier
    RollerCoaster Tycoon is a construction and management simulation video game that simulates...  more
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    4

    Anno 1800

    Blue Byte
    Anno 1800 is a city building real-time strategy video game, developed by Blue Byte and...  more
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    Craft The World

    Dekovir Entertainment
    Craft the World is a unique sandbox strategy game developed by Dekovir, a mix of Dungeon...  more
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    From The Depths

    Brilliant Skies Ltd.
    From the Depths is a physics-driven warfare game from Brilliant Skies where players design and...  more
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    Sheltered

    Unicube , Team 17 Digital Ltd
    Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic survival game developed by Unicube. Team17 published it on...  more
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    62

    Besiege

    Spiderling Studios
    Besiege is a strategy video game that allows players to build outlandish medieval siege...  more
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    RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

    Chris Sawyer, Chris Sawyer Productions
    RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is a construction and management simulation PC game that simulates...  more
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    Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 is a simulation video game developed by Polish studio Red Dot...  more