The 21 best construction games on all platforms!

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For fans of construction games, we've put together a definitive list of the 21 best construction games below. Here you will find everything from building cities and houses to building bridges, underwater bases, factories, prisons and even interplanetary bases. Whether in the role of a single bricklayer or an entire construction company, work will not be lacking. Check out!

1. Construction Simulator

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC e Android
  • assorted constructions

Construction Simulator, as the name and image already suggest, is a construction game par excellence. Here you will take on various construction and renovation contracts of the most varied types, whether for buildings, roads, houses, etc. The game has very realistic mechanics and allows you to control machines totally based on real models, from excavators to cranes. In the course of the game you will need to dig wells, carry beams, build foundations and much more.



2. House Flipper

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch e Android
  • building houses

House Flipper is a house building and renovation game. Gameplay revolves around completing renovation, repair and building missions to earn money and invest. You can even buy houses to renovate them and resell them. Among the many tasks available, you'll be able to paint, demolish, build, cut grass, repair plumbing and much more.

3. Life is Feudal: Your Own

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC
  • Building medieval cities

Life is Feudal is a medieval themed sandbox MMORPG that lets you create your own world and set the rules you want. The game has very realistic mechanics, especially the physics and construction system, which also has numerous tools and varied options for structures.



4. Submarine

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One e Nintendo Switch
  • Construction of underwater bases

Subnautica is an underwater exploration and adventure game in which you have to build different structures and shelters to continue advancing through the open world. Here you will need to be concerned at all times with water pressure to keep your gadgets and buildings upright, as well as develop ways to light up the darkest depths and, of course, survive the onslaught of sea creatures.

5 Cities: Skylines

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 e Nintendo Switch
  • city ​​building

Cities: Skylines is possibly the best city simulator out there. In addition to the immense content, the game has several complex mechanics for those who like a little more realistic games. Here you will not only need to worry about the construction part of the city, but also the streets, sanitation systems, public transport, health and much more. The game is so good that it is used by professionals of architecture and city planning.

6. Year 1404

  • Release year: 2009
  • Platforms: PC
  • Building ancient cities

Anno 1404 is a real-time building and strategy game that explores the beginnings of capitalism. The objective is to build and manage a city, guaranteeing shelter, food and resources for the inhabitants to live on. Over time you can expand the limits of your government, creating economic policies and enabling more and more structures to build. The game also has an expansion that adds a multiplayer mode.



7. The Sims 4

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • house constructions

Another must-play on this list. Even though it's a real-life simulator, there's no denying that the home-building aspect of The Sims 4 is extremely elaborate and fun. Even if you don't want to develop your characters too much, you can spend hours and hours just building and customizing your house with the countless options that the game offers.

8. SimCity 4 and Rush Hour

  • Release year: 2003
  • Platforms: PC
  • city ​​constructions

SimCity 4 could not be missing from this list. The game is one of the big names in the city building genre. In addition to strategically developing the location of each structure, you need to worry about the economy, health and education of the inhabitants in order to prosper. The game also has several to vary the gameplay a little.

9. Frostpunk

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC, PS4 e Xbox One
  • Building cities in a post-apocalyptic world

Frostpunk is a pretty city building game with lots of survival elements. The story takes place after a new ice age on Earth and you need to build structures and manage the population in a completely hostile environment. Managing scarce resources and managing exploration missions are just some of the factors you'll need to deal with to keep your people alive.



10. Dawn of Man

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC, PS4 e Xbox One
  • Construction of prehistoric villages

Dawn of Man is more of a construction game mixed with survival. The game puts you in the beginnings of humanity to build villages in the Stone Age. For that you need to organize your units to hunt animals, build fortifications, plant, harvest and, little by little, discover new tools to optimize the process.

11. Empires II

  • Release year: 2008
  • Platforms: PC
  • City buildings in Ancient Rome

Another one of city building, but this time in Ancient Rome. In Imperivm Civitas II, you are tasked with creating and expanding your empire, building structures and managing resources to keep your people happy. Of course, when it comes to Ancient Rome things will also involve fierce battles, but you will also need to maintain diplomatic negotiations and agreements to thrive.

12. Surviving Mars

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One e PS4
  • Building interplanetary cities

Surviving Mars is a city building game on Mars! Here you'll find all the classic mechanics of the genre but adapted to other conditions, requiring you to build domes and worry about oxygen, pests and even aliens. In addition to the construction and administration aspect, the game has several survival elements.

13. City Life 2008 Edition

  • Release year: 2008
  • Platforms: PC
  • city ​​building

City Life is a great city building game that is more complex than most and also has better graphics. In addition to all the usual mechanics of the genre, here you will need to develop your city in order to please various tribes in the city, each with their own needs, if you fail, relationships in society can become a problem for the administration. The game has dozens of different maps and a satellite map import function to keep the experience even more varied.

14. Aven Colony

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC, PS4 e Xbox One
  • Building interplanetary cities

Another one with an interplanetary theme. In Aven Colony, the challenge is to build cities in a new solar system with very different characteristics than normal. Here you'll need to adapt your buildings to the most diverse environments, from deserts, jungles and tundras, not to mention the constant climate changes that force you to adapt your strategy. Finally, you need to develop ways to live with and fight alien races present on the planet.

15 Prison Architect

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch e Android
  • construction of prisons

In Prison Architect you take on the role of building and managing prisons. Here you will need to take several measures to ensure the proper functioning of the penitentiary, adapting it to different situations, whether in cases of fire, flood, riots, etc. In addition to the construction and management aspect, the game offers other very fun modes and allows you to play in prisons created by other players around the world.

16. Factory Town

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC
  • Construction of production systems

Factory Town is a different construction game in which the objective is not to build cities themselves, but automated production systems. It is literally a "factory city" in which each part must contribute to the increase in the production of resources. Over time, you unlock more tools and structures to transform your city into a massive supply complex.

17.Planetbase

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One e PS4
  • Construction of interplanetary bases

In Planetbase you have to build bases on four different planets, each one with completely different characteristics and conditions: one desert, one icy, one gaseous and one stormy. The game focuses a lot on a technological theme and everything you build is state-of-the-art. Over the course of the game you must create and improve your robots to continue expanding your bases, feeding the workers and ensuring that there is always enough oxygen.

18. Poly Bridge

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, Android e iOS
  • bridge construction

Poly Bridge is a simple bridge building game in the puzzle genre. The gameplay consists of completing various levels by building the bridges the right way with the materials that are offered, so that vehicles can safely cross it. In each level you have to worry about the cost of construction and the weight it will hold. In all, the game has more than 100 stages and a sandbox mode that allows you to build without restrictions.

19. Islanders

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC
  • Building small towns on islands

Islanders is a construction game where the focus is not on being complex and realistic, but on being simple and relaxing. Here you need to build small cities on very small and colorful islands. While there is still a strategy factor, the game has less content than most titles on this list and is best suited for those looking for a more casual experience.

20. Pocket City

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: iOS e Android
  • city ​​building

Pocket City is an exclusive mobile option for those who are fans of construction games. Even with simpler graphics, the game mechanics are not behind bigger titles of the genre. Overall, the game doesn't have any differentials and offers everything expected, requiring you to develop your city strategically to generate resources and keep expanding.

21. Minecraft

  • Release year: 2022
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android e iOS
  • Construction of... everything

Obviously he couldn't miss it. Minecraft is the greatest building game imaginable. Available on basically all platforms, the game lets you build and destroy whatever your imagination allows. Undoubtedly a game that needs no introduction and deserves all the awards it received.

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