13 Games Like Evil Genius

Games Like Evil Genius Our collection of games like Evil Genius features other real time strategy management games that take place in unique settings or mix humour into their core gameplay.

Evil Genius is a unique classic in the strategy management genre released in 2004 with a 2021 sequel titled Evil Genius 2: World Domination. Inspired by the classic spy thriller films of the last century players aim to take over the world as an evil villain from their hidden lair. Designed with humour in mind players will find a number of overemphasised spy clichés as they progress through the strategy, management and sandbox gameplay blend.

Your evil lair is the foundation of this gameplay and serves as the home for your avatar, special henchmen and general minions. Constructed in the side of a mountain players have full control over the rooms, corridors and traps which grow in variety and potency over time with research. Traps in particular are to defend against the intelligence agencies of the world who are constantly trying to infiltrate your base in response to your acts of infamy across the globe.

The games like Evil Genius here offer other strategy management titles that require you to manage a base of operations in strange settings or use humour as a key element in story and gameplay.
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Oxygen Not Included

Oxygen Not Included challenges you with space colony simulation across varied procedurally generated worlds that each offer their own distinct fight for survival. From food, warmth and even oxygen as your resources under constant threat you’ll need to guide your colonists to survive and in time thrive to a civilisation that is self sufficient and safe from external threats. Released in 2019 for Windows, Mac and Linux this space adventure has some similar survival mechanics to Klei Entertai...[Read Review]

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9.6 User Avg (23 votes)
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Dungeon Keeper

Challenging players to manage their own dungeon while defeating various heroes is Dungeon Keeper a game that incorporates dark humour as you take control of evil and help it spread across the land. Released in 1997 the success of this strategy management title resulted in an equally satisfying and evil sequel (Dungeon Keeper 2) two years later. This first addition to the Dungeon Keeper franchise sends players on a journey to claim every single land in the game world that is currently in the hand...[Read Review]

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9.3 User Avg (10 votes)
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Dungeons 3

Live the life of dungeon master in Dungeons 3, a game with clear inspirations but takes the management mechanics in its own direction. Gameplay includes a vast 20 mission campaign (co-op available) amongst a multiplayer skirmish mode and a survival format in the base game which is expanded further through several DLC releases. Set in a far off fantasy land players infect the mind of the dark elf priestess Thalya, convincing her to give into her dark urges and conquer the goodly game world and se...[Read Review]

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9.2 User Avg (20 votes)
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Dungeons 4

The Absolute Evil returns to the gaming universe with Dungeons 4 a title that continues the roots of the franchise and serves as a direct sequel to Dungeons 3. Once again blending the genres of real time strategy and dungeon management players will lead their own selection of dungeon creatures across three factions to conquer the heroes above and for the first time also the hero Dwarves below ground. Published in 2023 across major platforms by Kalypso Media it’s been six years since the la...[Read Review]

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9.2 User Avg (2 votes)
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Dungeon Keeper 2

Dungeon Keeper 2 might have only been released two years after the original hit game but makes significant leaps in graphics and mechanics to expand on the Dungeon Keeper franchise. Once again you’ll be thrown into the underground to build your dungeon, attract creatures, craft traps and ultimately fight on the side of evil, it’s good to be bad. Despite the vast evolution in mechanics and graphic style this has not come at the cost of the familiar dark style of the Bullfrog franchise...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (12 votes)
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Tropico 4

Tropico 4 stays true to the popular Tropico series formula with an experience that combines city management mechanics alongside political considerations and humour along the way as players attempt to stay in power over the long term. Resulting in an exciting mixture of simulation, construction and management this addition to the franchise developed by Haemimont Games will keep you engaged for hours as you make all manner of decisions and watch the impacts play out. Tropico 4 was originally relea...[Read Review]

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8.7 User Avg (20 votes)
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Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress is a unique city building experience that has players control their own group of dwarves in a challenge of survival and strategy that incorporates rogue-like elements. Utilising a unique ASCII art style you’ll be tasked with guiding your dwarven settlement throughout a randomly generated world where the unknown awaits you. Available for free across Windows, Mac and Linux Dwarf Fortress combines simulation, strategy, management and adventure into a single title that has grown...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (31 votes)
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Tropico 3

Continuing the franchises dictator focused gameplay Tropico 3 offers an entire island nation to players to run with ample opportunity to create your own banana republic with unique laws, economy and general design. As the third variation of the Tropico franchise you’ll find familiar construction and management gameplay with a number of enhancements to give you greater control of your nation than past titles and is more in line with the original Tropico rather than the pirate themed Tropico...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (9 votes)
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Black & White 2

Black & White 2 is a sequel to the first popular god game in the series and expands on the core gameplay with the addition of real time strategy elements to expand on the original challenge. Praised as offering something unique Black & White 2 continues to have a small dedicated fan base decades after its release with plenty of nostalgia for those that played it upon original release date. In Black & White 2 players again take on the role of a god and use their divine hand to interac...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (20 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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Tropico 5

Tropico 5 continues the legacy of the series with a management and construction simulation game centred on city building and management with a humorous twist layered on top. While this addition to the well known franchise doesn’t step out of the Tropico formula too much it does find that balance of offering just enough new content to get old fans excited without moving away from the gameplay and style you’ve come to love to date. One of the greatest additions to the Tropico franchise with the re...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (14 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)
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Space Colony

Space Colony throws a crew of explorers across to the other side of the known galaxy with a limited number of resources to create a profitable venture for the powerful corporation that sent them. With this base deep in alien territory you’ll have to keep these explorers safe from the hostile alien threat that circles your base constantly while maximising your resource acquisition Part simulation game Space Colony requires players to not only expand their base but also keep their colonists ...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (18 votes)