18 Games Like The Settlers

Games Like The Settlers
Our collection of games like The Settlers has other games that combine real time strategy and simulation together as you lead your own settlement.

The Settlers is a long running collection of strategy games that challenge the player to build up a thriving settlement in the medieval style era of human history. Like many long running franchises it has changed and evolved its gameplay for over a decade and continues to attract a wide audience of players. In addition to PC games the series has smartphone adaptions and even a free online game (The Settlers Online).

Despite the evolving gameplay some elements have remained a staple of the series. Most notably is the focus on being able to pursue multiple paths. Paths include a military based approach, the science route or a trade focused one. With these three paths available players can choose one that works for them or use them all to improve replay value in the game.

With strong campaigns, multiplayer game modes and plenty of sandbox options that unleash players on an endless number of maps The Settlers is a series that just keeps giving to players.

The games like The Settlers that you’ll find here have other strategy experiences just waiting for you to explore and promise an adventure that gives you multiple ways to reach your end objective.

Games Like The Settlers

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Stronghold Kingdoms

Stronghold Kingdoms aims to change up the classic MMORTS formula by focusing on wars between medieval castles all across ancient Europe.  With plenty of depth and strategy to explore it’s a good option for fans of the franchise and newcomers. In Stronghold Kingdoms you’ll have multiple elements... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(27 votes)
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Banished

Banished is one of the latest additions to the city building genre (launching in early 2014) and takes it into a unique medieval setting. Unlike other games where you have an abundance of resources you’ll find yourself focusing on balancing your scarce supplies to try and thrive. The game start... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(53 votes)
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070 belongs to the Anno series of video games and is published by Ubisoft. The series has a large number of games which have slowly evolved over time. The gameplay has a strategic emphasis and has similarities to popular real time strategy games such as Age of Empires but also incorporate... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(33 votes)
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From Dust

From Dust combines a number of genres incorporating strategy, building and god games into one. The game was published by Ubisoft in July 2011 for the Xbox 360 with other platform releases becoming available several months later. Gameplay in From Dust is definitely unique and has players assumin... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(38 votes)
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Tropico 5

Tropico 5 continues the legacy of the series with a management and construction simulation game centred on city building. The game doesn’t step out of the Tropico formula too much, offering just enough new content to get old fans excited without moving away from the gameplay you’ve come to love... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(14 votes)
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Anno 1701 (1701 A.D.)

Anno 1701 (1701 A.D.) mixes strategy and city building together to create an economical focused experience. The game is part of the popular Anno series and is one of the fan favourites in the series. Gameplay is very similar to all the other games in the Anno series with a few new additions, wi... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(12 votes)
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Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile

Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile is one of the older city building games available but don’t let the age of the game turn you away. Children of the Nile was developed by Tilted Mill Entertainment and released for Windows in 2004, with an expansion pack (Children of the Nile: Alexandr... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(13 votes)
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Dawn of Discovery (Anno 1404)

Dawn of Discovery (Anno 1404 outside of North America) offers city building with an economic focus. The game is based in a medieval and renaissance style setting and has players building up their own civilisation. The game is available on a number of platforms and has an expansion pack (Anno 14... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(17 votes)
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Grand Ages: Rome

Grand Ages: Rome is a single player and multi-player game that offers a mixture of city building and real time strategy to create an overall fun and strategic focused game experience. Grand Ages: Rome was released in 2009 and is published by Kalypso Media. The game is the sequel to Imperium Rom... Read More »

User Score
5.6
(15 votes)
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Anno Online

Anno Online belongs to the Anno series of video games. Unlike previous additions in the franchise though the game is free to play and is a browser based experience. The English version of the game went into a closed beta in April of 2013 with open beta starting just under a month later. Fans of... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(103 votes)
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The Settlers Online

The Settlers Online is a free browser based strategy game with gameplay that falls somewhere between Age of Empires and the online strategy genre. The game manages to somehow stay true to the roots of other Settlers games while moving into a freemium browser game which is definitely no easy tas... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(83 votes)
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Tropico 4

Tropico 4 stays true to the popular Tropico series and is one of the better games like SimCity available. Tropico 4 was developed by the team at Haemimont Games and offers an exciting mixture of simulation, construction and management. The game allows players to create their own banana republic... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(19 votes)
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Tropico 3

Does the thought of ruling your own island nation sound like a good idea? In Tropico 3 you get to jump in the shoes of a dictator as he manages his own banana republic. The game is the third game in the series and adds plenty of new features. The main game mode available in Tropico 3 is the cam... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(9 votes)
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Tropico 2: Pirate Cove

Tropico 2: Pirate Cove takes a different direction to other games in the Tropico series but still features all of the core mechanics that make the city building experience so enjoyable and popular. Unlike the original Tropico game players will be running their own pirate island and take on the ... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(11 votes)
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Tropico

In Tropico players get to take control of El Presidente as he rules his own island nation in a Cold War era. The game is a light hearted city building, management and simulation game that injects humour into a number of its game mechanics. Tropico offers two different game modes for players to ... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(12 votes)
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Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom

Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom is a city building game that focuses on Ancient China and is a great change of pace from the popular modern and historical city builders (which mostly focus on Rome). The game was released back in 2002 with development being fronted by BreakAway Games. The am... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(14 votes)
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CivCity: Rome

CivCity: Rome is one of the many city building games that has you recreate the Roman civilization from scratch. CivCity: Rome is entirely a single player experience and was released in 2006 with 2K Games as its publisher. Just like similar games there is also a hint of the strategy genre in the... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(11 votes)
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Caesar IV

Caesar IV is a pure city building experience that takes place in an ancient Roman setting. The game was developed by Titled Mill Entertainment and released in 2006. As the name suggests it is actually fourth addition to the Caesar series and is very similar to other releases by Tilted Mill in t... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(13 votes)