For the new version of this article see our complete list of the best strategy games ever.

Put together a list of games like Banished. Because I love games like Banished. Take a look below and rejoice, dear friends; rejoice.

If you like a specific aspect of Banished, click on the relevant link below:


One of the most important aspects of Banished’s gameplay is that it takes place in a sandbox environment. ere are tons of different games that do the same. For a complete list of sandbox games see. . . . > Sandbox Games


Another important element of Banished’s game design is the ability to construct your own city. This is quite an old theme in games and there are tons of different games with similar mechanics. For a complete list of suitable games, see > Construction Games


The third important part of Banished’s game design is simulation. It essentially simulates what its like to be a master of a city. Simulation games are one of the oldest genres of games. There are tons of different simulation games within all different kinds of themes. We’ve put together a list of the best simulation games for you to check out. Find them here: > Simulation Games






Our choices of the best games like Banished:

In our list of games like Banished you’ll find the best sandbox simulation and construction games. There are games like Banished (and Apps) for your iPhone  and iPad, for Android, Windows, Mac, PS3 / PS4, and games like Banished online for free with no download. Some games are from 2016, some earlier than that. So be sure to look at them all to find the best game for you.


Games like Banished #1


Caesar is a game by video game developer Tilted Mill Entertainment. A city building game set in the historical setting of ancient Rome, Caesar falls in a popular genre of historical city building games. There are many games like Caesar, and you can find more games like Caesar in our list below.

All games in the Caesar series are about building a city in ancient Rome. Caesar sets itself apart from other games in the genre through detailed city building and a realistic portrayal of its setting.

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Games like Banished #2


Settlers is a real time strategy and / simulation game in which you create and govern your own settlement. There have been many games in the Settlers series and the vast majority of them have been very popular. The game challenge you to build and govern a settlement in a medieval era.
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Tropico is a fairly unique game in the management and simulation genres, known for its humorous. This truly sets it apart from most other games in the genre. Simulation and management games tend to be serious, so by making the game funny Tropico sets itself apart.

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Forge of Empires


Forge of Empires is another popular online strategy game that takes its influence from such title as Red Alert and Age of Empires. Forge of Empries ticks every box in the strategy game genre. It’s a browser game that starts out by showing you the ropes and getting you used to the system so you know how to play. You’ll be set various tasks designed to get you to understand the game.

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Unreal World


Unreal World is a procedurally generated roguelike survival game created by video game developer Saami Marranen. The game is set in a very realistic world which is packed full of Finish mythology and folklore. Instead of playing from typical, fantasy classes, you play from one of ten different Finnish cultures, each of which has an occupation, such as being a tradesman or fisherman. >> Read Review / Play Game

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Turn-based strategy games like Civilization are the fan favourites of gamers who love more intellectual styles of play.

The gameplay of a turn-based strategy game like civilization is largely based on managerial skills. Players must control their forces in realistic ways that are based off of real life military tactics. >> Read Review / Play Game

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Boom Beach is one of the best online strategy games. Thankfully, there are tons more games like Boom Beach on the market, as we’ll reveal in just a moment.

Boom Beach has become one of the highest grossing iOS games of all time, so perhaps it’s little surprise to find that so many games have copied its formula. Boom Beach scored its success using the freemium model, allowing you to play for free and then tempting you with its purchases, as the majority of games seem to be doing these days. >> Read Review / Play Game

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Virtual Families

Virtual Families is a virtual world game for Android, iOS, Mac and PC. You can play the first hour of the game completely free as a demo before purchasing the game. The versions on iOS and Android are free and are supported through in -app purchases.

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Simpsons Tapped Out

The Simpsons: Tapped Out is a game on iOS and Android based, of course, on The Simpsons. In the game you run your own version of Springfield using familiar buildings and characters.

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Paul Harrison

Paul M Harrison is an entertainment journalist, novelist, and blogger, and a specialist in the theory of storytelling. Paul Harrison can be contacted via his personal website or on Twitter or Facebook.


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