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The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam 

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Updated April 11, 2020 728 votes 322 voters 17.8k views

Looking for good PC trading games on Steam? Look no further, as we're ranking the best Steam trading 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 trading PC games on Steam.

Players of Team Fortess 2, a team-based first-person shooter game, which features two combat teams competing with one another, is also a trading game where players can trade items, in particular Steam items. Windward, meanwhile, is an mutli-player sandbox game focused on ships and sailing the high seas. It, too, is a trading game with players trading with each others items of personal and gameplay value.

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

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Patrician III: Rise of t... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Released: 2000 (Ascaron)
Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse is the third video game from Ascaron in their Patrician series. It is a game simulating trading, piracy, politics, and economy. The series was originally ...more
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Port Royale 3: Pirates &... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants is the third installment to the business simulation game Port Royale: Gold, Power and Pirates and Port Royale 2. It is set in the Caribbean during the 16th ...more
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The Guild 2: Renaissance... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
The Guild 2: Renaissance is a life simulation video game which takes place within fictional versions of provinces of Europe in the fifteenth century. The Guild 2's main focus revolves around the ...more
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16bit Trader is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam

16bit Trader is an casual brother of Merchants of Kaidan. Take revenge on your father’s killer, and become the richest merchant in the kingdom! Immerse yourself in this old-school nostalgia-inducing trading experience.

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X3: Terran Conflict is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
X3: Terran Conflict, is a space trading and combat simulator from German developer Egosoft and is the culmination of their X series of computer games. Described as a stand alone game, based on ...more
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Elite: Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Elite: Dangerous is a space adventure, trading, and combat simulator that is the fourth release in the Elite video game series. Piloting a spaceship, the player explores a realistic 1:1 scale ...more
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The Guild 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Released: 2006 (Cranberry Production)
The Guild 2 is a historical multiplayer real-time strategy video game developed by 4HEAD Studios and published by JoWooD Entertainment. It is the second installment in the historical real-time ...more
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Winds Of Trade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam

Winds Of Trade is a strategy game about running an ocean trading company in the 18th and 19th centuries. Building your trading empire will not be your only goal! Ruthless pirates, shady smugglers, wartime and fierce competitors will make the way to the top a long and hard road.

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Anno 2070 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading 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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Offworld Trading Company... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Offworld Trading Company is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Mohawk Games and published by Stardock. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and OS X in April 2016. ...more
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Merchants of Kaidan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Released: 2014 (Forever Entertainment S. A.)
Merchants of Kaidan is a challenging trading game with lots of RPG elements. It takes place in a fictitious world, that was once a home to a space-faring civilization. Its history is almost ...more
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This Merchant Life is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
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Caravan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
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Grand Ages: Medieval is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Released: 2015 (Gaming Minds Studios)
Grand Ages: Medieval is an entry in Kalypso's "Grand Ages" series of strategy games. It is a larger scale, real-time empire simulation game combining elements of trade, expansion and ...more
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Frantic Freighter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam

Frantic Freighter is a virtual reality video game. The player works for a space delivery service and is responsible for getting some cargo from planet A to planet B. 

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Business Tour - Online M... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam

Business Tour simple and entertaining gameplay allows you to come up with many interesting strategies, come to agreements with your rivals and even enter into conspiracies against other players. Apart from that, the game helps you to reveal your inner entrepreneurial qualities. For precisely this reason, children and adults alike can enjoy this game equally.

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Commander: Conquest of t... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
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Galaxy on Fire 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Released: 2010 (Fishlabs)
Galaxy On Fire 2 is a spaceflight simulation video game created and distributed by Fishlabs in 2010. The game revolves around spaceflight and space combat, set in a universe with multiple star ...more
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Anno 1800 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading 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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Endless Sky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Released: 2015 (Michael Zahniser)
Endless Sky is a top-down space exploration game, inspired by Escape Velocity. It is a free, open-source game that is available on GitHub and on Steam. The game includes trading and performing ...more
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Space Trader is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
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Space Trader is a video game developed by the Canadian developer HermitWorks, for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and iOS. It was released on July 25, 2007. It started development in 2005, ...more
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X3: Reunion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Released: 2005 (Egosoft)
X3: Reunion is a single-player space trading and combat game developed by Egosoft and published by Deep Silver. It is the third installment in the X universe adventure video game series and the ...more
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Aven Colony is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading 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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Project AURA is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Released: 2018 (Pixel Quality Games)
Project AURA is a Strategy/Simulation video game developed by Pixel Quality Games set in an uncertain future where human activity has increased the effects of global warming, almost to the ...more
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Windward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 20+ Best PC Trading Games on Steam
Released: 2015 (Tasharen Entertainment Inc.)
Windward is an action-filled sandbox game that puts you in control of a ship sailing the high seas of a large procedurally-generated world.