Who doesn’t love city-building games? You can test your management and construction skills and showcase what legendary things you can craft. So if you want some new ones in 2023 to do, here are a few you can try out.
#4 Pharaoh: A New Era
- Developer: Triskell Interactive
- Publisher: DotEmu
- Platform: Microsoft Windows
- Release date: February 15, 2023
The Pharaoh games have actually been around for a while, Pharaoh: A New Era is a rebuild of it though so that you can experience the game with modern amenities and advancements.
You’ll be set in a key time in Egyptian history, and it’ll be by your guiding hand whether things go well for the nation on the sands or not. Build your sprawling kingdom and ensure that it expands deeper into the deserts.
Build mighty monuments to yourself and to the gods, all the while completing various story missions and challenges.
Will you be the greatest Pharoah that Egypt has ever seen?
- Developer: Covenant.dev
- Release date: August 17, 2023
- Publisher: Team17
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Inspired by Slavic folklore, in Gord, you’ll take the role of leader in a group of people known as the Tribe of the Dawn.
By your guiding hand you’re going to not just make their homes, but you’ll have the ability to shape who they are at their core. How is that possible? Because you’ll go on quests that’ll affect them in big and small ways. Such as their physical and mental wellbeing, and how well they get along with one another in the community itself.
Your actions will determine survival on many levels in Gord, so be ready to handle things the best you can. Or pay the price.
#2 Terra Nil
- Release date: March 28, 2023
- Platforms: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows
- Developers: Free Lives, Devolver Digital
- Publishers: Free Lives, Devolver Digital
Terra Nil is a game that is actually rather unique compared to virtually every other game we’ve talked about here. Why? Because the game isn’t about building up a city, it’s about building back up an environment from the pollution and harm that has come from cities.
See? It’s unique!
Every area that you go to will have a different set of challenges for you. From cleaning up the water supply, to changing the environment for the better, cleaning up the air, and so on. No two playthroughs will be the same due to how unique each area is going to be in its challenges.
Will you be able to literally clean things up?
#1 Farthest Frontier
- Release date: August 9, 2022 EA, Full Launch 2023
- Developer: Crate Entertainment
- Publisher: Crate Entertainment
- Platform: Microsoft Windows
Finally, imagine you had to build a city not in a random place, but in the farthest places of the maps of our world. In Farthest Frontier, you will be in charge of a group of people who are outcast and must remake their lives on the literal edge of the map.
You must help them survive, and then thrive. The game has one of the deepest farming systems you’ll ever see, and the people of your village will actually live their lives as you grow all that’s around them.
You can do a standard playthrough and deal with all sorts of threats. Or, you can do a no-fighting run an focus just on the citybuilding! The choice is yours.
Disclaimer: This article was updated on 11/6/23 as we continue to adjust this list with new entries or remove games due to delays or failure to captivate audiences.