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The Best Xbox One Building Games  

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When it comes to good building games for Xbox One, there is a pretty good amount of variety. For that reason, we're ranking the best Xbox One building games, with the help of your votes. 

One of the newest Xbox One games that has you building from the ground up is State Of Decay 2. Released in 2018, this newest installment in the State of Decay series brings back the base building with a new twist. If you've never played Surviving Mars, it's a must-play building game for any Xbox One owner. Other options include Tropico 5, The Sims 4, and Fallout 4.

Not every building game on this list is an Xbox One original - take Kerbal Space Program for example, which came out in 2015. However, all these building games are currently available on the Xbox Marketplace, regardless of release date. Vote up your favorite building game for Xbox One, or simply use this list as a recommendation guide if you're looking for more titles to play.

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Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2015
Fallout 4 is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series, and was released ...more
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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2009
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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Cities: Skylines is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2015
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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The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2014
The Sims 4 is a 2014 life simulation video game developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. The Sims 4 was originally announced on May 6, 2013, and was released in ...more
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State of Decay 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2018
State of Decay 2 is an open world zombie survival video game developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Studios. It is a sequel to the 2013 video game State of Decay. The game was ...more
6
Prison Architect is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2012
Prison Architect is a private prison construction and management simulation game by the British game developer Introversion Software. It was made available as a crowdfunded paid alpha pre-order ...more
7
Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2016
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
Planetbase is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
Planetbase 2015
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Fallout Shelter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2015
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
10
Tropico 5 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2014
Tropico 5 is a construction and management simulation video game developed by Haemimont Games and released on 23 May 2014. For the first time in the series the game features cooperative and ...more
11
7 Days to Die is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2013
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
12
Astroneer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
Astroneer 2016
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Surviving Mars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2018
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
14
No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2016
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
15
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2017
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
16
Robocraft is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
Robocraft 2017
Robocraft is an online vehicular combat game developed and published by Freejam Games. The game is set on different planets, with players constructing robots to fight with and against others in ...more
17
Conan Exiles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2018
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
18
Lego Worlds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2017
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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Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2017
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
20
Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
2011
Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation video game developed and published by Squad for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In the game, players direct a ...more
21
Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition 2017
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Constructor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
Jan 01 1997
Constructor is a 1997 video game released originally for MS-DOS Personal Computers, and later ported to the PlayStation and Windows-native DirectX 3. It was developed by System 3 and published ...more
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State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Xbox One Building Games
Jun 05 2013
State of Decay is a third person, persistent open world, community-building social simulation, stealth-based, zombie-survival horror role-playing video game, developed by Undead Labs and ...more