A game that’s explicitly inspired by values and numbers, complex in its presentation, has to convince you that what you’re seeing unfold is an organic ecosystem. RimWorld is an indie construction and management simulation game by  Ludeon Studios. Originally called Eclipse Colony, it was earlier distributed as a Kick-starter crowd-funding plan in early entree for PC in November 2013 and was formally released on October 17, 2018. The game aims to create complex drama from its actions, but as close as it sometimes gets, the illusion never quite takes grasp. 

RimWorld is a game about setting a colony on a remote planetoid sometime in the distant future. There is a whole Western vibe, resulting in a sort of different setting. It’s a life simulator, a genre about a more hands-off approach to strategy and management, where you handle AI behavior instead of managing it directly. RimWorld rests somewhere between The Sims and Dungeon Keeper, though its offering and style are recollective of games like Prison Architect. It’s a story narrative, promising to co-author all use of wild tales for players. 

Games Like RimWorld

In this base-builder game, you need to manage your colonists’ demands like health, illnesses, and wounds. You need to fight in tactical gameplay to assure the safety of your colony. This includes managing your weapons, your attire, and your structures. Rimworld uses metal, wood, stone, cloth, and futuristic elements for all of its gear, resources, and builds. This game will have you battling pirate raids, rampaging animals, unfriendly tribes, tunneling insects, and antique killing machines. You must tame animals for food and build links that include lovers and friends. Every time that you play Rimworld, you’ll find a new world. This game is packed with quirky backstories, traits, and skills.

Now since there are plenty of available options to choose from, some are certainly better and worse than others. As I’m always on the lookout for new games, I made this list of games that are similar to RimWorld in their mechanics, genre, and overall vibe.


List Of Best Games Like RimWorld:

10. Tropico 4

Tropico 4

Tropico 4, an Open-Ended City-Building, management, and MMO-RTS (Massively Multiplayer Online- Real-Time Strategy) Simulation video game, developed by Haemimont Games and Feral Interactive. The game lets you design, build, and operate the Cities as the Leader of Tropical Islands (Banana Republic). You must administer over the Banana Republic and construct buildings and structures on an island by picking one from the map or you can simply randomly select an island and begin building. The game makes you be part of the game world by choosing and customizing an online avatar for yourself and after you are done with the primary steps you can start operating your cities. 

Tropico 4 allows you to play the game in Campaign Mode and provides 20 levels of exiting and engaging game-play in which you get a lot to attack your enemies and capture their lands and loot their supplies. You must use the best Turn-By-Turn Based Strategies to defeat your enemies and any threat that redirects your attention from constructing your cities. Tropico 4 is an exiting MMO-RTS (Massively Multiplayer Online- Real-Time Strategy), City Building and Management game to play and enjoy.

9. Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

Who doesn’t love being a god? Whether you help them fulfill their dreams, or be the cause of their demise by trapping them in a swimming pool or setting a stove on fire (i highly recommend doing this once :), having all the God-Like power is what makes it so much exiting. If this is the reason you love playing life simulation games, then Paradox’s Cities: Skylines will fulfill all your desire to be a virtual god.

Instead of managing a house, you manage an entire city, in all possible ways to help it survive or cause chaos. And if building and designing is your main attraction, you’ll be glad to know that you get to design and build up a whole city of yours.

If you thought managing a big family household or a small town was a challenge, then buckle up, as managing a city takes Real Life Simulation to a whole another level. Facing natural disasters, pollution, and traffic jams are just some of the problems a city can go through, and you can deal with it in whatever way you want, Afterall, you are the god of this city! 

8. Travian


Travian is one of the best ever Browser-based Free-to-Play MMO-RTS (Massively Multiplayer Online- Real-Time Strategy) games ever, developed by Travian Games GmbH. This game offers a very related experience to Tribal Wars and takes you to the incredible setting of ancient Rome where your job is to be a skilled master of a small village rich in nearly all kinds of supplies. Your task is only to choose between three equally dominant tribes and start building from scratch. Construct houses for your citizens, train armies, build your defenses in order to protect your settlement, and to wage wars against the rebels in order to conquer their lands and to expand your own town. 

Resource collection, research, and upgrading new technologies are the fun element of the game that allows you to show off your domination over your enemies and your friends as well. Construction of markets, starting a trade, building strategic and strategic relations with different nations, assaulting in epic combats with enemies to seize their lands is what makes this game more exciting. Travian offers great visuals aspects, a brilliantly immersive game-play, and a lot of other great things to enjoy. Do try it out, its fun playing.

7. Maia


Have you always wondered what it would be like to establish a kingdom on an alien planet? Maia lets you experience that. This game stars a spacey colony set on a far-off and hostile alien world. Maia, published by Machine Studios was first released in 2013. This game has had various content packs because of generous Kickstarter contributions. 

In this game, you will need to build a colony, deal with environmental dangers, be wary of inherent life, and study the planet to grow your technology. Maia features matriculate simulation that involves things like body temperature, metabolic rates, and photosensitivity. Maia is energetic and lush and serious all at the same time. This game is worth a shot, it’s truly out of this world.

6. Civilization Revolution 2

Civilization Revolution 2

Based on arguably the best strategy series of all time, Civilization Revolution 2 is a reduced version of Sid Meier’s epic turn-by-turn game based on world domination.

In Revolution 2, you are playing an infamous world leader who tries and builds an empire by increasing production, casting out armies, and conquering your rivals. There are four ways to win each battle, dominate your rivals by capturing their capitals, gain an economic win by collecting 20,000 gold and building the World Bank, earn 20 converted cities, wonders, or famous people and create the United Nations for a cultural win, or be the first to launch a space-rocket into space for a science win.

It lacks some of the finishing of the latest Civilization games and has been optimized for mobile, but as it’s a paid game you also won’t have to deal with annoying ads slowing down the flow of the game or grasping in-app purchases.

5. Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher

As a tradition, Slime Rancher begins with the lead character, Beatrix LeBeau being gifted land to take over. For the first time, it’s a slime ranch far far away from planet earth. As a newly taught slime rancher, Beatrix must build buildings for her slimes and grow plenty of crops and chickadoos to keep them alive. 

Along the way, you’ll explore the Far Range so, upgrade your spacey-tools, and combine your slimes into new varieties. The game doesn’t have the same focus on relations with NPCs that other RimWorld type games do but has plenty of exploration and customization



Following the lore of the series, the game sets place during the Sengoku age, one of the more intense times in the records of Japan, that took place in years 1467-1573. Players can engage in the most important battles and events of those times, beginning with the first splits between the regional powers, through the making of clans, to the lapse of the unavoidable battle which led to the birth of the Shogunate.

The developers put in special effort in the creation of Yukimura Sanada’s story. He was deemed as one of the greatest warriors of the Sengoku era and the story allows the player to follow about his whole life, since his sixteenth birthday to his death through the siege of the castle in Osaka. Several other roles received special campaigns as well. Among them, there is Ieyasu Tokugawa who became a shogun by the end, and Masamune Date, famously known as the “One-Eyed Dragon”.

3. Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress is a different city-building experience that lets players manage their own group of dwarves in what is a very unique city-building experience that also includes some strategy elements.

The game won’t interest everyone and has one of the most broken learning curves I’ve ever seen in a game but if you lend this game some time you’ll be rewarded with countless hours of gameplay.

The game has been designed by Tarn Adams and has been quoted as deeming it to be his life’s work with an approximated 20 years until the full completion of the game. Dwarf Fortress was first produced in 2002 but an alpha version of the game was not ready until 2006. The game is completely free and maintained solely on donations.

Your main goal in Dwarf Fortress is to build and maintain the ideal environment for your dwarves which just so appears to be a wealthy home in the side of a cliff. This is no easy business though with players having to battle the conditions, evil aliens from the night, and mega beasts (think Balrog from Lord of the Rings). Alternatively, you can command dwarves in an adventure style game mode where you smoothly travel the game world without the building perspective of the core game.

2. Oxygen Not Included

Oxygen Not Included

Oxygen Not Included is a space administration simulator, where you have to protect the citizens of your colony from threats that continually try to slaughter everything and everyone. If you’re seeking for another sci-fi civilization sim like Rimworld, then this is one to check out.

Your space team will have to master science and use space technology to dig into the depths of the mysterious alien space rock that you’re all living in.

Obtaining materials and trading with recycling, compound gas, and air simulations will be tough to comprehend, but if you want to save everyone, then it’s gonna take a lot of work.

1. Sid Meier’s: Civilization VI

Sid Meier’s: Civilization VI

First developed by famous game designer Sid Meier in 1991, the Civilization Series is still going strong. Civilization is one of the games establishing the 4-in-one genre, which opens a lot of gameplay possibilities, all in one, from holding an economy alive to waging war.

‘Civilization’ is a turn-by-turn strategy game that made millions of players addicted to it, given its bizarre premise that gives the player endless control and powers as if they were Gods. Basically, that has always remained the idea of strategy games from ages immemorial, engage the user in gameplay by providing them to “create” something from scratch and give them a simulation of God for a while.

Civilization had meek inception since the early 90’s up until the 6th series the game has entered into. For all the strategy games lovers, ‘Civilization’ offers everything a standard strategy game can, and much more. The game begins with you choosing your empire out of the choices like Indian, Roman, Aztec, etc, the historical figure like a lord or a king or a prince of a kingdom you chose to play for, and the gameplay develops turn-by-turn improvements that you decide to makeover a span of time to take your civilization to next level.

So I hope you loved the list of Best Games Like RimWorld you must Check Out!. The games are listed in ranking orders and are selected as per my experience which may vary from players to players.

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