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The Best Building Games Out Now

Updated February 6, 2020 1.6k votes 180 voters 2.7k views29 items

Nothing's better than watching your very own creation come to life (though building up utopias and then watching them crumble is also pretty fun)! These building games are available right now in 2019 and are sure to fill that creative gap in your life. Which of these current building games are your favorites?

If your imagination runs wild, then games like Minecraft and Besiege are right up your alley. These games came out years ago and gamers are still creating new things. Maybe you enjoy designing and renovating your own home. If so, then you need to try games like The Sims 4 and House Flipper, which let you completely customize your living space.

Whether it's sustaining life on another planet with Surviving Mars or running a banana republic in Tropico 5, these building games will satisfy your hunger for creating. Vote up your favorite building games, and if there are any titles you think deserve recognition, go ahead and add them to the list.

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    Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    Developer4J Studios, Mojang

    Genres (Video game)Open world, Action game, Sandbox

    Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus... more on Wikipedia
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    Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now

    DeveloperStudio Wildcard

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, survival

    Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game... more on Wikipedia
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    Cities: Skylines is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now

    DeveloperColossal 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... more on Wikipedia
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    Roblox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    Roblox

    2006

    DeveloperRoblox Corporation

    Genres (Video game)First-person Shooter, Massively multiplayer online game

    Roblox, stylized as RŌBLOX, is a massively multiplayer online game created and marketed toward... more on Wikipedia
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    Terraria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    DeveloperRe-Logic

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game, Sandbox, Role-playing video game, Side-scrolling

    Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox indie video game series, developed by game studio... more on Wikipedia
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    The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    The Sims 4

    2014

    DeveloperMaxis, The Sims Studio

    Genres (Video game)Life simulation

    The Sims 4 is a 2014 life simulation video game developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and... more on Wikipedia
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    Planet coaster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    Planet coaster

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    Rise of Industry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    Rise of Industry

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    Stonehearth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    Stonehearth

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    Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now

    DeveloperConcerned Ape

    Genres (Video game)Simulation, role-playing

    Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric... more on Wikipedia
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    Surviving Mars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now

    DeveloperHaemimont Games

    Genres (Video game)Simulation, city building

    Surviving Mars is a simulation video game developed by Bulgarian Haemimont Games and published... more on Wikipedia
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    Tropico 6 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    DeveloperLimbic Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Construction and management simulation, government simulation

    Tropico 6 is a construction, management and political simulation game in the Tropico series,... more on Wikipedia
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    SimCity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
    SimCity is a city-building and urban planning simulation Massively multiplayer online game... more on Wikipedia
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    Aven Colony is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now

    DeveloperMothership Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)City-building, strategy

    Aven Colony is a city-building strategy video game developed by Mothership Entertainment and... more on Wikipedia
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    Besiege is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    Besiege

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    SimCity Buildit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    SimCity Buildit

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    ANNO 2205 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    ANNO 2205

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    House Flipper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    House Flipper

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    Tropico 5 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    DeveloperHaemimont Games

    Genres (Video game)Construction and management simulation, government simulation

    Tropico 5 is a construction and management simulation video game developed by Haemimont Games... more on Wikipedia
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    Poly Bridge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    Poly Bridge

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    Aven Colony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    Aven Colony

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    Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    DeveloperKlei Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Action

    Don't Starve is a 2013 action-adventure video game with survival and roguelike elements,... more on Wikipedia
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    Portal Knights is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    Portal Knights

    2016
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    Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    DeveloperEpic Games

    Genres (Video game)Survival, battle royale, sandbox

    Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, the... more on Wikipedia
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    Cube World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Building Games Out Now
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    Cube World

    Cube World is an open world RPG video game in development by Picroma for Microsoft Windows.... more on Wikipedia
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