There are few greater pleasures than building a city in video games. Something about the absolute power offered, of overlooking all these people as you expand further and further, entices us to no one end. If you’d like to share in that feeling, then here are 15 of the best city building games that must be played.
After what seemed like a long, long time, Cities Skylines arrived and delivered a city-building experience that truly succeeds old-school SimCity. The sheer joy of getting your city up and running, watching it buzz about as you beautify it, manifests excellently in Cities: Skylines. Throw in Steam Workshop support for mods, tons of support from the developer and plenty of content updates for even more long-term replay value.