13 Games Like The Settlers

Games Like The Settlers Our collection of games like The Settlers has other titles 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 a medieval style era of human history. Like many long running franchises it has changed and evolved its gameplay for over a decade in the core PC games while also expanding into smartphone adaptions and even a free online game (The Settlers Online).

Alongside the evolving gameplay The Settlers has consistently delivered mechanics that revolve around giving you multiple paths to pursue your strategy. These paths generally include a military based approach, the science route and a trade focused one that all have their own considerations. Combined with strong campaigns, multiplayer game modes and plenty of sandbox options that unleash players on an endless number of maps The Settlers is strategy series offers a wealth of strategic content.

The games like The Settlers that you’ll find here have similar strategy experiences and offer an adventure that gives you multiple ways to reach the end objective for your settlement.
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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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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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Dawn of Discovery (Anno 1404)

Dawn of Discovery (Anno 1404 outside of North America) offers city building with an economic focus that is similar to the other titles in the vast Anno franchise. For this addition to the series players will explore an age of medieval and renaissance as you build up a thriving civilisation. Originally launched in 2009 a 2010 Anno 1404: Venice expansion pack expanded content, buildings, quests and introduced multiplayer functionality. The Dawn of Discovery campaign centres around both the west an...[Read Review]

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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 takes the genre away from the modern day by sending players back in time for a different historical city building experience. Released in 2002 it has become one of the cult classics of the city building genre and serves as the sixth in the city building franchise. Not only is the title the first to offer multiplayer gameplay but it is also the first to venture into China with a previous focus on the Rom...[Read Review]

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The Settlers Online

The Settlers Online (The Settlers Online: Castle Empire) is a free to play browser based strategy game that utilises familiar mechanics from the core Settlers franchise. The result is a mixture of popular modern strategy games and the MMO strategy genre. The Settlers Online offers an accessible challenge which features a familiar gameplay loop of building a sprawling city, raiding bandits, achieving objectives and in time gaining levels that unlock additional content to expand your strategy opti...[Read Review]

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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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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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Anno 2070

Anno 2070 released in 2011 and is the fifth game in this growing franchise of economic management titles that tests your strategic decision making in a futuristic game setting. Like the other Anno games you’ll find a blended mixture of gameplay that borderlines the popular real time strategy genre and the planning of city building titles. Taking place in the near future of 2070 global warming has taken hold and as a result melted ice caps that have unleashed a torrent of floods on coastal ...[Read Review]

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Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile

Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile is one of the older city building games in the strategy management genre and was released in 2004. Serving as part of the city building series of games that includes Caesar, Pharaoh, Zeus and and Emperor the game has a similar focus on a historical location with ancient Egypt at your fingertips. Children of the Nile was developed by Tilted Mill Entertainment with an expansion pack (Children of the Nile: Alexandria) and online free to play spin-off (Nile Onli...[Read Review]

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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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Caesar IV

Caesar IV is a city building, combat and trade experience that takes place in an ancient Roman setting and in turn allows players to try their hand at recreating one of the most well known ancient civilisations of Earth. Developed by Titled Mill Entertainment and released in 2006 for Windows the game is one of many released in the city building genre by this developer and obviously the fourth in the Caesar franchise. With other titles including the likes of Children of the Nile and SimCity Socie...[Read Review]

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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 like the Anno titles before it. Part of the popular Anno franchise Anno 1701 offers a blend of familiar and new challenges for players to overcome on PC with a related spin-off title for the Nintendo DS known as Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery. Focused on the real world timeframe of the 18th century players are challenged to explore the recently discovered new world and colonise it by using al...[Read Review]

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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 a focus on managing your castle the title has castle simulation elements while offering plenty of depth and strategy to explore for newcomers or fans of the Stronghold franchise. Available for Windows Stronghold Kingdoms is also available on iOS and Android which share the same game world. Like other games in the genre Stronghold Kingdoms features an array...[Read Review]

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