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The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games 

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Updated May 18, 2020 5.3k votes 1.3k voters 68.7k views 29 items

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, the newest installment 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, they just released a huge update, 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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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2009 (4J Studios)

Genres (Video game): Open world, Action game, Sandbox, Role-playing video game, Survival

Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The ...more

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Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2015 (Bethesda Game Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action Role-Playing

Fallout 4 is an action role-playing game set in an open world environment, gameplay is similar to that of Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, the two previous primary iterations in the series. ...more

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Cities: Skylines is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2015 (Colossal Order)

Genres (Video game): City-Building, Construction and Management Simulation

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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Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2017 (Studio Wildcard)

Genres (Video game): Survival, Sandbox

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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7 Days to Die is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2013 (The Fun Pimps)

Genres (Video game): Survival Horror

7 Days to Die is a survival horror video game set in an open world developed by The Fun Pimps. It was released through Early Access on Steam for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux on December ...more
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Conan Exiles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2018 (Funcom)

Genres (Video game): Action Adventure, Survival

Conan Exiles is a survival video game developed and published by Funcom for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is set in the world of Conan the Barbarian, with the custom ...more

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No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2016 (Hello Games)

Genres (Video game): Adventure, Survival

No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games. It was released worldwide in August 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows, ...more
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Surviving Mars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2018 (Haemimont Games)

Genres (Video game): Simulation, Strategy

Surviving Mars is a simulation video game developed by Bulgarian Haemimont Games and published by Paradox Interactive. It was released on Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on ...more

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Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2016 (Concerned Ape)

Genres (Video game): Simulation, role-playing

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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Tropico 5 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games

Genres (Video game): Construction And Management Simulation, Government Simulation

With multiplayer, diplomacy allows the players to share resources, construction workers, and electricity. Additionally, they are able to help each other with cash. Finally, players are able to ...more
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Portal Knights is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2017 (Keen Games)

Genres (Video game): Action Role-Playing, Survival

Portal Knights is an independent survival action role-playing video game developed by Keen Games and published by 505 Games. It was first released on Steam on 25 February 2016 and subsequently ...more

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Don't Starve Together is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games

Genres (Video game): Action- Adventure, Survival

Don't Starve Together is a spin-off game of Don't Starve, and features the requested multiplayer mechanics. It is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play ...more

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Lego Worlds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2017 (Traveller's Tales)

Genres (Video game): Sandbox

Lego Worlds is a Lego sandbox game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game allows players to build constructions in a 3D procedurally ...more

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Dragon Quest Builders is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Dragon Quest Builders is a sandbox action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch. The game is set in ...more
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Frostpunk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games

Genres (Video game): City-building, Survival

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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Tropico 6 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2019 (Limbic Entertainment)
Tropico 6 is a construction, management and political simulation game in the Tropico series, developed by Limbic Entertainment, published by Kalypso Media. As in the other games in the series, ...more
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Aven Colony is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2017 (Mothership Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): City-building, strategy

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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Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2013 (Klei Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Action-Adventure, Survival

Don't Starve is a 2013 action-adventure video game with survival and roguelike elements, developed and published by the indie company Klei Entertainment. The game was initially released via ...more

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Valhalla Hills is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games

Genres (Video game): Strategy, City Builder

Valhalla Hills is a building strategy game in the tradition of games like The Settlers or “Cultures”. The player has to lead his outcast Viking heroes to the top of a mountain, where a magical ...more
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How To Survive 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games

Genres (Video game): Survival Horror, Action Role-Playing

Players play as one of three survivors - the all rounded Kenji, the fast, arczar Abbie or the brawling Jack - shipwrecked on one of four zombie-infested islands that form an archipelago. How to ...more
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FAR: Lone Sails is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: May 17 (Okomotive)

Genres (Video game): Vehicle Adventure

FAR: Lone Sails is an exploration adventure video game. In FAR, the player controls the driver of a large vehicle as they search through a post-apocalypse setting. The game's vehicle is a hybrid ...more

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Sheltered is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2016 (Unicube)

Genres (Video game): Survival, Construction and Management Simulator

Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic survival game developed by Unicube. Team17 published it on March 17, 2016, for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, IOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. ...more

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Fallout 4 VR is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: December 12 (Bethesda Game Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action Role-Playing

With the power of VR, you’ll be able to get up-close-and-personal with the dangers of a post-apocalyptic world as you fight for survival. Featuring new combat, crafting and building systems ...more
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Fallout Shelter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2015 (Bethesda Game Studios)

Genres (Video game): Construction and Management Simulator

Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play simulation video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, with assistance by Behaviour Interactive, and published by Bethesda Softworks. Part of the Fallout ...more

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How to Survive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Released: 2013 (Eko Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing game

How to Survive is a survival horror action RPG video game developed by EKO Software and published by 505 Games. It was released on October 23, 2013 for the Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft Windows ...more