City Builder tag
Tag created in June 2017
City Builder's popularity amongst developers
This chart displays the games released over the years with the City Builder tag and the percentage of total Steam releases they represent. The number of releases gives a sense of the amount of games published each year. It often increases, following the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the City Builder tag is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart can let us know if this trend is a positive thing (i.e. players interest for the tag is growing) or a negative one (the tag is overcrowded).
The City Builder game tag peaked in 2022 with 226 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.07% in 2010 and 0.19% in 2013.
Keep in mind that the current year is not over, so the number of games released will still increase. But the percentage is usually a good estimate.
City Builder's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the City Builder tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. If the chart is cluttered, you can always deactivate some lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for City Builder tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 6 (2010) and 983 (2020) reviews. Keep in mind that it is the average and not the median, meaning it is heavily influenced by extreme values, like a very successful game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the City Builder tag received between 18% (2010) and 299% (2019) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with City Builder
This chart displays the evolution of the City Builder tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median price for City Builder games was at its lowest in 2013 at 9.99$, and peaked in 2017 at 14.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2018 at 22%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for City Builder, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole City Builder tag, separated by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't always mean that the audience doesn't enjoy that particular tag, as some cultures tend to always give lower scores. But it will affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for City Builder games is 94% for the Vietnamese audience, and the worst is 83% for the Japanese audience.
|Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition|
Children of the Nile™ is a unique gem of a city-building game, unparalleled in both grandeur and attention to detail.As Pharaoh you will guide your people through thousands of years of history: from simple hunter-gatherers to the creation of an immortal civilization.
|7.99||83.4%||Jul 8, 2008|
|Stronghold 2: Steam Edition|
Tax, torture or treat your peasants! Rehabilitate criminals or sentence them to death? Decide as you enjoy jousting over a lavish banquet, all while under siege from the warmongering Lord Barclay.
The world is changing and Tropico is moving with the times - geographical powers rise and fall and the world market is dominated by new players with new demands and offers - and you, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges.
|14.99||91.8%||Sep 1, 2011|
The game brings a fresh new take on the city building/management genre by introducing many RPG features. In Towns you manage a settlement on top of an active dungeon. Instead of playing the hero who delves deep into the dungeon, how about playing the town that houses and caters to the hero's needs?
|14.99||27.2%||Nov 7, 2012|
In this city-building strategy game, you control a group of exiled travelers who decide to restart their lives in a new land. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland. The townspeople of Banished are your primary resource.
|19.99||89.9%||Feb 18, 2014|
Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.
|29.99||93.2%||Mar 10, 2015|
Design, build, and manage the world’s largest and most diverse cities in Cities XXL. Bigger and better than ever before with a more powerful game engine and new interface, become the mayor of your very own sprawling metropolis.
|9.99||36.5%||Feb 5, 2015|
Frostpunk is the first society survival game. As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure your society's survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process?
|29.99||92%||Apr 24, 2018|
Hearthlands is a medieval/fantasy city-building real time strategy game in which you take a role of a king in a procedurally generated world. You can not control your subjects directly; instead you focus on city-building, resource management, diplomacy, heroes, magic and other things a typical king deals with on a daily basis.
|19.99||81.2%||Apr 28, 2017|
|Lethis - Path of Progress|
Lethis - Path of Progress is a city-builder in a victorian steampunk setting.
|19.99||69%||Jun 25, 2015|
In Anno 2205™, you join humankind‘s next step into the future with the promise to build a better tomorrow. You conquer Earth, establishing rich, bustling cities and grand industrial complexes, but to secure the prosperity of your people, you must travel into space.
|39.99||69.6%||Nov 2, 2015|
"Do you know how computers work? No? We'll you're in luck, thanks to new technology we're going to find out! This is the future!" A city-building strategy / action game with some Tron / Darwinia inspired visuals and gameplay elements from classic series such as Settlers & Anno.
|19.99||86.4%||Dec 15, 2017|
Ymir is a 4X multiplayer strategy game combined with a city builder where each player develops a civilization of pigmen starting at the stone age.
|34.99||71.8%||Mar 16, 2019|
Concrete Jungle is a city planning deck-building game. Place buildings using cards in your deck and earn new ones as you progress! A genre-blending game packed with cool ideas that swaps micro-management for a more puzzle-like approach to city planning.
|6.99||90.3%||Sep 23, 2015|
Block’hood is a neighborhood-building simulator that celebrates the diversity and experimentation of cities and the unique ecosystems within them. Budding city planners will have access to 200+ building blocks to combine and to create unique neighborhoods and discover the implications of their designs.
|14.99||73.3%||May 10, 2017|
|Industries of Titan|
Create a sprawling industrial city. Compete with other rival corporations on Titan for resources, territory, and power. Seek victory via technology, influence, warfare, or the wealth extracted from your citizens. Stake your claim to the Industries of Titan in this innovative sim/strategy game!
|29.99||67.4%||Jan 31, 2023|
|The Spatials: Galactology|
The Spatials are back with Galactology! Design, build and protect your colony station from the many enemies you will make while exploring the galaxy and exploding their homeworlds.
|12.99||71.1%||Apr 18, 2018|
|Life is Feudal: Forest Village|
LiF:Forest Village is a city builder with survival aspects in a realistic harsh medieval world. Shape, build and expand your settlement, grow various food to prevent your villagers from avitaminosis and starvation. Possess them for additional micromanagement or simply to wander around.
|24.99||65.4%||May 26, 2017|
Prove your strength of mind and spirit and you just may be crowned Caesar!
|5.99||92.4%||Aug 29, 2016|
|Pharaoh + Cleopatra|
Immerse yourself in Ancient Egypt from the age of the great pyramids to the final years of the New Kingdom.
|9.99||91%||Dec 15, 2016|
|Zeus + Poseidon|
Zeus + Poseidon delivers hundreds of hours of gameplay in one game!
|9.99||96.2%||Dec 15, 2016|
|Kingdoms and Castles|
Kingdoms and Castles is a city-building simulation game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle. Make trade agreements, alliance, and war with neighboring AI controlled kingdoms. Each villager and resource is individually simulated.
|14.99||93%||Jul 20, 2017|
Ancient Cities is a survival and strategy city builder game based on ancient times.
|39.99||60.4%||Mar 24, 2023|
Foundation is a grid-less, laidback medieval city-building game with a focus on organic development, monument construction and resource management.
|29.99||86.8%||Feb 1, 2019|