8 best house building games for design lovers

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There is a very fun type of game known as a building game. This genre includes several games, ranging from SimCity to House Flipper, through Life is Feudal. There are several very fun titles for those who are more interested in architecture, engineering or design.

So see in this article a list of the 8 best house building games available for the most varied platforms!

1. House Flipper - PC

Your chance to try a new profession

Let's start with a game that is related to the area of ​​construction, but not exactly about building. In it, you take command of a businessman who renovates crumbling houses. After that you must sell them to buy other buildings.



Basically you are in your office and you receive a call from a customer. You are a handyman who will have to paint, fix plumbing, electrical network, clean and decorate that person's house, leaving it perfect to be inhabited.

The more missions inside the houses you complete with perfection, the more alternatives to make the houses perfect you will have. A fundamental point of House Flipper is the freedom that the player has to leave the residences the way he wants.

The mechanics are super simple, intuitive and easy to master. The game is not free of glitches, there are some strange bugs at certain times. But nothing that prevents this from being one of the most surprising simulators of recent years.

2. Construction Simulator - PC

Be the cement king in Construction Simulator!

Construction Simulator is from the same company responsible for Farming Simulator and other famous simulators. For that alone you can already expect a high level of quality in this game. Here you take on the role of an engineer or contractor, who gets down to business and builds buildings from scratch!



The graphics, as is common in games made by Astragon, are beautiful. And it's a lot of fun to drive backhoes, trucks and more than 40 vehicles to meet the deadline and deliver the construction in its perfection.

Something very interesting about Construction Simulator is that it is open world. In other words, you can travel from one building to another to check that everything is going as planned.

For anyone thinking of pursuing a career in construction, this is a perfect simulator for you to confirm that this is really your thing.

3. Life is Feudal: Forrest Village - PC

Build a village a la Game of Thrones

Imagine a mixture of Skyrim with SimCity and even with House Flipper. All of this results in a very interesting hodgepodge called Life is Feudal: Forest Village. If you enjoy medieval-themed games, you will certainly love this one, which is one of the most fun on this list.

The game can be played from two perspectives. The first and foremost is that of the builder. You build your medieval village, building houses, plantations and everything your small town needs.

The other is controlling the villagers. You take the camera in first person and can do various activities such as hunting, planting, going to the mines or fishing. Very interesting that humans are divided into children, teenagers and adults. Teenagers need to go to school while adults work.

Its inhabitants can retire, get sick, among other possible consequences of medieval work. Many may starve to death if you have no way to feed them.


In the end, this is a more complete game, as you not only build, but also live the lives of the residents of your village.


4. The Sims - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android e iOS

The coolest part of The Sims is building your house

The classic of classics couldn't be missed! It doesn't matter which version of the game you want, can or will play: the construction theme is strong and is one of the coolest parts of the game. Who never spent days building a mansion and then put it aside and build in another neighborhood?

The fun gets even bigger when the player has access to the expansions. They add dozens or hundreds of decorative objects, wallpapers, furniture and everything else you can imagine. Anyone who likes building games must play any version of The Sims.

Best of all, after so much effort in building your home, you can enjoy your comfort.

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5. SimCity - PC, Android e iOS

Beware of chaotic traffic

Talking about The Sims and construction requires talking about SimCity. The franchise is already two decades old and is still going strong, being one of the best of the genre. It is predominant on the PC, but it already has versions for Apple and Android smartphones. In every game in the series, you build a Meopolis from scratch, taking on the role of a Mayor.


It is a very educational, instructive and full of strategies game. The computer versions are super complex, containing hundreds of possibilities and actions to be performed. Keeping a growing city with all its population at a high level of happiness is a very difficult task.


Anyway, it's a highly recommended game for those who love the simulation genre. You can stay in one city for months, which guarantees fun with no expiration date.

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6. Castaway Home Designer - PC, Android e iOS

Castaway Home Designer is ideal for entertaining the kids

This game has become popular, especially among smartphone owners, because it is free on cell phones. Castaway Home Designer is very colorful and flashy, allowing for more than one type of gameplay. You can build the houses all in its structure, in addition to taking care of each internal room of the residence.

There are more than 1000 interior decoration items for you to purchase. That's why interior design and architecture lovers urgently need to play this title. Children and teenagers can also have fun with the game, as it is light, has easy-to-master controls and can even be an educational game at some points.

7. Cities: Skyline - PC

The graphics are perhaps the most impressive of all in Skyline.

Cities: Skyline is very similar to SimCity, it's true. Many critics consider this an evolution of EA's game, and at many points they define Skyline as a superior game. The graphics are excellent, the mechanics are functional and almost all the options seen in SimCity that were a success are there.

If you like random events like natural disasters, you will be disappointed. Skyline does not have this functionality, which has left some players frustrated. But nothing that gets in the way overall! You still have hundreds of things to do in your city. From the construction of buildings to the management of the population's needs.

This is certainly a must have for anyone who is a fan of city-building simulators.

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8. My House: Design Dreams - Android and iOS

To pass the time, it's a very nice game.

This is one of those casual games that has a lot of fans. Available for free for smartphones, it gives the player the possibility to build houses in the most diverse scenarios. It can be in urban locations, in the countryside and elsewhere. You will unlock new spaces as you progress through the game.

That's a cool thing, the progression system. You have to complete challenges and even stages, and in some you can see that the game has a narrative basis.

If you're a fan of Candy Crush, then it's a full plate! There is a minigame very similar to this game, in which you have to make combinations of objects to get more items for your collection. All for free and without unnecessary charges to evolve your fun.

See also:

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  • The best construction games on all platforms!
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