12 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, putting you in charge of your settlements.

Black and White is a series of god strategy games that puts players in control of their own villagers. In addition to managing the needs of their settlement players can also raise their own creature and teach them how to perform various actions to somewhat automate them.

This unique gameplay proved to be a cult classic and led to the release of expansion packs and a sequel that saw a similar level of success.

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. Much of the gameplay revolves around performing miracles which can brand you as either a good or evil god on your quest to control every village and villager across the map.

The games like Black and White here feature other games that put you into a god like role and use strategy in their core gameplay mechanics. Many of these games also offer multiple ways to approach the game similar to the good and evil paths that Black and White offers which lets you complete the game in a manner that resonates with you.
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Evil Genius

Evil Genius mixes simulation and real time strategy putting players in charge of their own evil villain lair (complete with plans for world domination). The game launched in 2004 with development by Elixir Studios. The game is set somewhere in the 1960s or 1970s and offers a humorous and light hearted approach to gameplay t...[Read More]

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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 dwarf civilisation. The game was released in 2012 by Paradox Interactive and draws inspiration from hits such as the Dungeon Keeper series and the increasingly popularity of Dwarf Fortress. Players play...[Read More]

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StarTopia

StarTopia was put together by former Bullfrog employees and has you take control of several space stations as you attempt to create a thriving space hub for the galaxy. StarTopia was released back in 2001 and features the same humour filled gameplay that made the Dungeon Keeper series and similar games such as Theme Hospita...[Read More]

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Spore

Spore combines a number of genres together and allows players to take their own creature from a single cell to a space faring race. Players have plenty of choice in how their creature evolves and other aspects of their development. The shining star of the game is the creation system that gives players a huge amount of optio...[Read More]

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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 assuming the role of a god like chara...[Read More]

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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 starts you off with your own commun...[Read More]

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Populous: The Beginning

Populous: The Beginning blends strategy and god games together to create an interesting and fun hybrid. The game is the third in the series and was developed by Bullfrog Productions who also developed the highly popular Dungeon Keeper series. In the game players will join their tribe as a shaman who wishes to achieve victor...[Read More]

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Creatures Exodus

Creatures Exodus was released in 2004 as a compilation package of Creatures 3 and Docking Station. Creatures 3 was one of the most advanced and popular games in the evolution simulation series known as Creatures. Creatures 3 offers similar gameplay to previous games in the series with players hatching creatures (known as No...[Read More]

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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, 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 wide audience appeal. The...[Read More]

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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 plus a little extra. The game was eventually made available on Xbox One through the Rare Replay compilation. In Trouble in P...[Read More]

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Viva Pinata

Viva Pinata turns a unique game idea into a fun sandbox simulation game with beautifully crafted graphics that can be enjoyed by all ages. Viva Pinata is published by Microsoft Game Studios and is available on PC and Xbox 360 (with spin-off games on the Nintendo DS). The focus in Viva Pinata is on designing the perfect gard...[Read More]

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Creatures: The Albian Years

Creatures: The Albian Years is a re-released version of Creatures 1 and 2 which also comes with the additional Life Kits and Object Packs which add additional content to the games. The first two games in the Creatures series take place on the planet of Albia which features a variety of environments similar to that found on ...[Read More]

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