The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games

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Building has become a very popular genre within gaming, and there are plenty of PlayStation 4 titles that fit the mold. From Minecraft to Fortnite, let's rank the best PS4 building games available on the console right now.

One PS4 game with a building element is Fallout 4. Released in late 2015, one of the newest installments in the Fallout series added a new building and crafting mechanic to an already amazingly in-depth game. If you've never played No Man's Sky, so now is a good time to try it out. Other options include City Skyline, Conan Exiles, and Stardew Valley.

Not every building game on this list is a PS4 original - take 7 Days To Die for example, which came out in 2013. However, all these building games are currently available on the PlayStation Store, regardless of release date. Vote up your favorite building game for PlayStation 4 or simply use this list as a recommendation guide if you're looking for more titles to play.

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  • The Forest
    225 votes
    • Developer: Endnight Games

    The Forest is an absolute belter of a survival-horror game, which plunges players into a forest full of cannibalistic creatures, following a plane crash. The innovative gameplay is a roller-coaster of crafting, base-building, and survival skills, all enriched by stunning visuals and physics. Its immersive atmosphere, haunting storyline, and brutal sense of vulnerability have left a rich legacy in the horror-survival game genre.

  • Subnautica
    149 votes
    • Developer: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

    Subnautica takes gamers on an underwater rodeo, where they play as a lone survivor of a spaceship crash on an alien ocean world. Gameplay marries survival mechanics with deep-sea exploration, requiring players to collect resources, construct submarines, and constantly balance oxygen supply, all while progressing through a compelling story. Its unique aquatic theme, coupled with an intense survival experience, took the genre to yet another level, coming up trumps in the gaming community.

  • Fallout 4
    564 votes
    • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

    Fallout 4 chucks players into a post-apocalyptic hellscape of Boston, offering an engrossing role-playing experience. Players tangle with mutants, hostile robots, and other threats in expansive, free-roaming gameplay laden with choice-driven quests. Fallout 4 has become an influential cornerstone of the RPG franchise, known for its immersive storytelling, solid character development, and extensive world-building.

  • No Man's Sky
    387 votes
    • Developer: Hello Games

    No Man's Sky drops gamers into an infinite, universe-sized bucket of procedurally generated planets. Each player explores different planets, gathers resources to repair their spaceship and warp drive, and interacts with diverse alien species in an almost limitless sandbox setting. Polarizing upon release, the game's steady stream of improvements led to a redemption arc seen by many as a beacon of how to rectify a rocky game launch.

  • Minecraft
    663 votes
    • Developer: 4J Studios, Mojang

    Minecraft, a flagship of the sandbox genre, offers a blocky world of adventure with unlimited creative possibilities. Craftiness and resource management are key gameplay elements, intertwining with fundamentals of survival and exploration. With its cultural impact unparalleled, it molds the gaming industry and popular culture like putty with its open-world creativity and endless gameplay possibilities.

  • Cities: Skylines
    459 votes
    • Developer: Colossal Order

    Cities: Skylines turns gamers into urban planners, where they build and manage every nut and bolt of a bustling city from the ground up. Diverse challenges and complex city infrastructure mechanics intertwine seamlessly in the heart of the gameplay. As the kingpin of city-building games, its intricate mechanics, and the freedom of creativity have etched a significant mark in simulation gaming.