11 Games Like Black and White

Games Like Black and White Our compilation of games like Black and White features other titles that combine God like powers and simulation while putting you in charge of your own settlements.

Black and White is a series of God strategy games that puts players in control of their own villagers with specific game objectives to try achieve using your influence. Managing the needs of your settlement is often your main priority alongside other activities such as raising your own creature representative that can automate some of the game activities.

As a God based game players have limited direct contact with the world beneath them and simply rule over their island population through indirect actions. This includes waving your hand across the land to interact with people or objects or cast miracles from your available powers. Each of these actions has a good or evil intention behind it which impacts on how your villagers perceive you and even alters some of the visuals.

The games like Black and White here feature other God games where you'll utilise strategy and careful management to achieve your objectives. In many of these options you'll be presented with both good and evil paths that let you complete the game with a method that resonates with you.
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Evil Genius

Evil Genius mixes simulation, management and real time strategy putting players in charge of their own evil villain lair as they attempt to complete their plans for world domination one country at a time. Originally launched in 2004 Evil Genius still has a strong cult like following of fans with comparison to the popular Dungeon Keeper series of games which launched several years earlier. With age does come some limitations however with graphics and general polish quickly falling behind other mo...[Read Review]

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Spore

Spore combines a number of genres together and ultimately unleashes players out to space after starting as a single cell organism. Giving you full control over how your species of creatures evolve throughout their development alongside their overall philosophy and technology Spore is a rare experience to shape the planet and the galaxy. The shining star of Spore though is the creation system that gives players a huge amount of options when creating their creatures which has led to plenty of crea...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (38 votes)
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Populous: The Beginning

Populous: The Beginning blends strategy and god games together to create an interesting and fun hybrid of the genres where players lead their tribe through an array of missions with their powers. The game serves as the third in the series and was developed by Bullfrog Productions who also developed the highly popular Dungeon Keeper series with features some similar themes and game mechanics. In Populous: The Beginning players will join their own tribe as a powerful shaman who wishes to achieve v...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (7 votes)
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From Dust

From Dust combines a number of genres incorporating strategy, building and god games into one with players helping their own tribe of humans through the challenges that they face. From Dust was published by Ubisoft in July 2011 for the Xbox 360 and was followed by Windows and PlayStation 3 a few months later, along with Xbox One backwards compatibility. From Dust was briefly made available on the Google Chrome store in 2012 although this version has since been discontinued. Set in a world where ...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (39 votes)
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Banished

Banished joins the ranks of the city build genre with a 2014 release that takes it into a unique medieval setting where you’ll build from humble beginnings into a thriving economic powerhouse. Banished opts not to throw abundance of resources at players either and instead looks to force players into resource scarcity so that every decision is one of balance as you try to survive and with some luck, thrive. Banished starts you off with your own community of outcasts who have come together a...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (58 votes)
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Creatures Exodus

Creatures Exodus was released in 2004 as a compilation package of Creatures Docking Station and Creatures 3 and features primarily the same adventure as this base game and DLC combo on their initial release. Marking the pinnacle of the franchise the Creatures Exodus bundle is the most advanced version of the popular evolution simulation series to date. At the core Creatures Exodus offers similar gameplay to previous games in the series with players focusing their attention on hatching creatures ...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (14 votes)
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Startopia

Startopia is the brain child of several former Bullfrog employees which has players taking control of several space stations as you attempt to create a thriving space hub for the galaxy to visit. Released in 2001 the game features similar humour filled gameplay of games previously developed by Bullfrog such as Dungeon Keeper and Theme Hospital. Startopia takes place in a universe that has recently been devastated by war on an intergalactic scale which has left the galaxy mostly barren and in des...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (13 votes)
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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is the Xbox 360 exclusive sequel to the widely popular Viva Pinata. With similar gameplay but additional biomes and co-operative play the title is everything you loved from the original plus a little extra. The game was eventually made available on Xbox One through the Rare Replay compilation allowing Xbox users broader accessibility to the adventure.. In Trouble in Paradise players will return to the magical island of the original Viva Pinata game and once again...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (10 votes)
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Rise to Ruins

Rise to Ruins (previously Retro-Pixel Castles) challenges you to survive in a game that blends colony management, tower defence, god like powers and survival into a single game. With noted inspiration from the likes of Banished and Dwarf Fortress but offering something different at the same time Rise to Ruins has gained wide audience appeal during its development cycle. The core experience in Rise to Ruins though is the management of your village which is presented in a pixel like design as you ...[Read Review]

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7.7 User Avg (20 votes)
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Viva Pinata

Viva Pinata turns a unique game concept into a fun sandbox simulation game with beautifully crafted graphics that can be enjoyed by all ages. Challenging players to design their own dream garden and fill it with pinata animals based on real life counterparts. Published by Microsoft Game Studios Viva Pinata is available on PC and Xbox 360 (later Xbox One as well) with some spin-off titles with similar gameplay on alternative handheld consoles like the Nintendo DS. The focus in Viva Pinata is on d...[Read Review]

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7.5 User Avg (13 votes)
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A Game of Dwarves

A Game of Dwarves puts you at the head of a dwarf settlement and gives you complete control of building a new and thriving civilisation. This civilisation of dwarves is highly customisable with the experience focusing on the dungeon simulation and creation elements rather than a robust and deep layer of strategic gameplay. While this means A Game of Dwarves can’t live up to the likes of Dwarf Fortress in terms of challenge it does provide the necessary tools and freedom to create a thriving dwar...[Read Review]

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7.3 User Avg (6 votes)