The 30 Best City-Building Games for PC in 2018: Page 4 of 6

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City-building games are nowadays extremely varied

9. Sid Meier’s Civilization V

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: How Will You Take Over The World?

As you can tell by the name, Sid Meier’s Civilization V is the fifth in the game’s series, and it was released in 2010. The game includes some of the world’s famous leaders, such as Caesar and Bismarck.

This game moves away from traditional city-building games that you know. You have to first of all place your first city in a strategic place. Using a turn-based method, you can make different choices each turn – which technology to research, what to do with your troops, and so on. Slowly but surely you expand your empire by placing more cities in different locations and giving each of your cities a certain thing to focus on. The further on in any game you get, the more choices become available as you advance through the ages. The aim of the game is to rule the world, and there are many ways to do that, such as with force, religious influence, cultural influence and others. It is an extremely varied game; with a variety of different playing styles depending on which leader you choose to be, so no two games are the same.

If you’re looking for a game to get completely lost in and spend hours on end playing – Sid Meier’s Civilization V is the perfect game for you!

Start off by placing your first city – then it’s time to explore!

Choose your battles wisely and join forces with the major powers in the game

8. The Settlers 7

The Settlers 7: Which Pathway Will You Choose?

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom was developed by Blue Byte Software and published by Ubisoft in 2010. It is the 7th game in the series.

Players get the choice between several different modes, including campaign mode which offers the players a compelling storyline, and skirmish mode in which players play against computer opponents. There is also a multiplayer mode, where players can play online against other human players.

There are three different pathways players can choose from to win – either military (defeating opponents by military force), science (developing technologies further than your opponents) or trade (occupying the best trade routes and becoming the richest player). This offers a good variety in the game, allowing the player to personalise their gameplay as they see fit.

For those who like variety, this is the game to choose, due to the various modes to play and the various pathways you can choose within each mode!

You can build epic buildings for your colony

The scenery is really impressive

7. Anno 2070

Anno 2070: An Interesting Twist In This Near-Future City-Building Game

Anno 2070 is the 5th game of the Anno series set and, as the title suggests, in the future in the year 2070. Global warming has created devastation on planet earth and many cities have fallen victim to rising sea levels.

The traditional gameplay of politics – countries, boundaries, religions and so on – is no longer found in this game in the Anno series. The focus is on how humans choose to produce energy. There is one global government that rules over earth where three factions – The Eden Initiative, Global Trust and the S.A.A.T – control the world’s decisions. Players can vote for a world president and vote in Senate Council which will influence how the game pans out (for example, voting for Global Trust will increase the productivity of manufacturing buildings).

This game is great for those who love the futuristic element in a city-building game. With the storyline being about the results of global warming, it creates an eerily possible real-life touch.

The futuristic style gives the game a very unique touch

Start battles to claim areas

6. SimCity (2013)

SimCity: The Perfect Addition To The SimCity Series

SimCity is the sixth and latest instalment in the SimCity series, and any Sim-lover will really enjoy this game. The Sims in the game, from your advisors to the civilians, are all in the Sims 4 style.

The game is like any other SimCity game – players build up their cities using three zones, namely residential, commercial and industrial. Furthermore, players have to set up a transport link to allow their Sims to travel around their city. The game has been criticised for having only small areas to build their city on, but to make up for that, players can control areas – from 2 cities up to 16 – and establish links and trade routes between all of them. In some areas, players can also focus on large projects, such as an airport, where each city in the area contributes towards it.

If players don’t want to play alone, they can also share these regions with other online players – creating even more fun as you work together to build a region for your Sims.

Any SimCity-series lover will love this game. It has the charming style of The Sims that we all know and love, with the technical aspect of building and managing a city.

Focus on building a city centre, with quieter neighbourhoods on the outskirts

There are various maps that help you see exactly what a problem might be – from happiness to wastage in your city

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