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The Best Xbox One Building Games

Updated October 6, 2020 2.8k votes 487 voters 33.6k views25 items

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. 

From planning to construction to management and more, building games let us create a virtual world (sometimes quite literally) from the ground up. 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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    Minecraft
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    Genres (Video game)Open World, Action, Survival

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    Fallout 4
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    Genres (Video game)Action-Adventure

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    Ark: Survival Evolved

    Genres (Video game)Action, Survival, MMO

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    Astroneer
    73
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    Genres (Video game)Open World, Adventure

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    No Man's Sky
    85
    67

    Genres (Video game)Adventure

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  • 6
    Cities: Skylines

    Genres (Video game)City Building

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  • 7
    Prison Architect

    Genres (Video game)Simulation, Strategy

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    Stardew Valley

    Genres (Video game)Simulation, RPG

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    State Of Decay 2

    Genres (Video game)Survival, Action, Zombies

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  • 10
    7 Days To Die

    Genres (Video game)Survival Horror, Crafting

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  • 11
    The Sims 4
    60
    67

    Genres (Video game)Life Simulation

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    Conan Exiles
    42
    50

    Genres (Video game)Survival

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  • 13
    Planet Coaster

    Genres (Video game)Construction and management simulation

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    Planetbase
    33
    40

    Genres (Video game)Indie, simulation, strategy

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  • 15
    Surviving Mars

    Genres (Video game)World Building

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  • 16
    Kerbal Space Program

    Genres (Video game)Space Construction Simulation, Space Flight Simulator

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    Tropico 6
    1
    1

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

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    Tropico 5
    30
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    Genres (Video game)Government Simulation, Construction Simulation

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  • 19
    Valhalla Hills

    Genres (Video game)Strategy, City Building

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  • 20
    Fallout Shelter

    Genres (Video game)Survival, Building

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    Lego Worlds
    19
    54

    Genres (Video game)Open World, Building

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  • 22
    State of Decay

    Genres (Video game)Survival

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    Robocraft
    12
    46

    Genres (Video game)Building, Action

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    Constructor
    10
    43

    Genres (Video game)Construction Simulator

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    Fortnite
    22
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    Genres (Video game)Survival

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