Total Nerd 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 PlayStation 4 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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Cities: Skylines is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
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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68 43
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Open world, Action game, Sandbox
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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43 25
Surviving Mars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Surviving Mars Simulation, Strategy

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46 29
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
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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35 21
Portal Knights is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Portal Knights Action Role-Playing, Survival

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58 49
Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Fallout 4 Action Role-Playing

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42 34
Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
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

8
40 32
Tropico 5 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Tropico 5 Construction And Management Simulation, Government Simulation

9
48 42
No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
No Man's Sky Adventure, Survival

10
44 38
7 Days To Die is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
7 Days To Die Survival Horror

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32 28
Conan Exiles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Conan Exiles Action Adventure, Survival

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20 24
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
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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22 27
Lego Worlds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
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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17 24
Valhalla Hills is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Valhalla Hills Strategy, City Builder

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15 22
Don't Starve Together is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Don't Starve Together Action- Adventure, Survival

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12 19
How To Survive 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
How To Survive 2 Survival Horror, Action Role-Playing

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9 17
How to Survive is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
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

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14 24
Sheltered is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Sheltered Survival, Construction and Management Simulator

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10 19
Bridge Constructor Portal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Bridge Constructor Portal Simulation, Puzzle

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8 17
Beholder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Beholder Adventure, Strategy

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12 25
Fallout Shelter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Fallout Shelter Construction and Management Simulator

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6 18
Far: Lone Sails is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Far: Lone Sails Vehicle Adventure

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12 29
Fallout 4 VR is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Fallout 4 VR Action Role-Playing

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4 16
Fantastic Contraption is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Fantastic Contraption Building, Virtual Reality

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22 56
Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Building Games
Survival
Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, the former also publishing the game. The game was released as a paid early access title for Microsoft ...more