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The 20+ Best PC City Building Games on Steam

Updated July 15, 2019 732 votes 136 voters 5.5k views31 items

Looking for good PC city building games on Steam? Look no further, as we're ranking the best Steam city building games that you'll definitely find worth your time. The Steam Store can be frustrating to browse, as they often are too gratuitous with their tagging system. To ensure that you find exactly what you're looking for, browse this list of the best city building PC games on Steam.

Plan and build a city, town, or municipality from scratch with a city building game like Zeus + Poseidon, where everything starts with a plot of land. With it, players build a city-state of their own design, setting everything from laws to defense. In Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, players also engage in city building by gathering resources to create a town. In this city building game, players have a choice of five historically-based campaigns.

Vote up the city building games on Steam that you would recommend to other gamers, and downvote anything you played but didn't enjoy.

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  • Banished1
    44
    22
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  • Prison Architect2
    28
    11
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  • Age Of Empires II3
    25
    14

    Age Of Empires II

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  • Tropico 3: Absolute Power4
    21
    10

    Tropico 3: Absolute Power

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  • Northgard5
    20
    11

    Northgard

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  • Train Simulator6
    20
    11

    Train Simulator

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  • Kingdoms and Castles7
    12
    4

    Kingdoms and Castles

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  • Pharoah + Cleopatra8
    19
    14

    Pharoah + Cleopatra

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  • Stronghold9
    11
    6
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  • Zeus + Poseidon10
    15
    11

    Zeus + Poseidon

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  • Hearthlands11
    13
    10

    Hearthlands

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  • Tropico 412
    11
    8

    Tropico 4

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  • Startopia13
    10
    8
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  • Kenshi14
    13
    16

    Kenshi

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  • Stonehearth15
    13
    16

    Stonehearth

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  • Knights And Merchants16
    2
    8

    Knights And Merchants

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  • Endless Loop Management17
    0
    8

    Endless Loop Management

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  • Caesar 318
    14
    19

    Caesar 3

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  • Tropico Reloaded19
    10
    13

    Tropico Reloaded

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  • Dawn Of Discovery20
    6
    8

    Dawn Of Discovery

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  • Cultures - Northland21
    0
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    Cultures - Northland

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  • Craft The World22
    7
    10

    Craft The World

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  • Judgement: Apocalypse Survival23
    7
    10

    Judgement: Apocalypse Survival

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  • Dawn Of Discovery: Venice24
    4
    5

    Dawn Of Discovery: Venice

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  • Rise of Nations25
    7
    10
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