Best City Builder Games on Steam (for Mac OS)

Steam currently has 1,672 City Builder games, but not all of them are able to be played on Mac. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. City Builder game rankings were last updated on 5/20/2024.

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1. RimWorld

A sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. Generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee combat, climate, biomes, diplomacy, interpersonal relationships, art, medicine, trade, and more.

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RimWorld holds the #1 spot for "best Mac OS City Builder game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 186,560 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 182,909 positive reviews and 3,651 negative reviews β€” making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $34.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $34.99
Release Date 10/17/2018
Developer Ludeon Studios
Publisher Ludeon Studios
Steam App Id 294100

2. Factorio

Factorio is a game about building and creating automated factories to produce items of increasing complexity, within an infinite 2D world. Use your imagination to design your factory, combine simple elements into ingenious structures, and finally protect it from the creatures who don't really like you.

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Factorio has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Mac OS City Builder games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 179,113 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 174,024 positive reviews and 5,089 negative reviews β€” making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $35.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $35.00
Release Date 8/14/2020
Developer Wube Software LTD.
Publisher Wube Software LTD.
Steam App Id 427520

3. Stacklands

Stacklands is a village builder where you stack cards to collect food, build structures, and fight creatures. πŸƒ For example, dragging a Villager card on top of a Berry Bush card will spawn Berry cards which the villagers can eat to survive. πŸƒ Play your cards right and expand your village!

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Stacklands has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Mac OS City Builder games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,220 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,428 positive reviews and 792 negative reviews β€” making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 4/8/2022
Franchise sokpop
Developer Sokpop Collective
Publisher Sokpop Collective
Steam App Id 1948280

4. Thronefall

A minimalist game about building and defending your little kingdom.

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Thronefall has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Mac OS City Builder games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,211 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,806 positive reviews and 405 negative reviews β€” making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Thronefall on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 8/2/2023
Developer GrizzlyGames
Publisher GrizzlyGames
Steam App Id 2239150

5. Mini Motorways

Mini Motorways is a strategy simulation game about designing the road map for a growing city. Build a traffic network, one road at a time, to create a bustling metropolis. Redesign your roads and place your motorways to get everyone where they need to go. How long can you keep the city moving?

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Mini Motorways has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Mac OS City Builder games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,008 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 18,253 positive reviews and 755 negative reviews β€” making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/20/2021
Developer Dinosaur Polo Club
Publisher Dinosaur Polo Club
Steam App Id 1127500

6. Townscaper

Instant town building toy

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Townscaper has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Mac OS City Builder games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,916 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 19,100 positive reviews and 816 negative reviews β€” making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $5.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Townscaper on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $5.99
Release Date 8/26/2021
Developer Oskar StΓ₯lberg
Publisher Raw Fury
Steam App Id 1291340

7. Minami Lane

Welcome to Minami Lane! Build your own street in this tiny cozy, casual management sim! Unlock and customize buildings, manage your shops, and maximize the happiness of your villagers to complete quests and fill your street with love!

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Minami Lane has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Mac OS City Builder games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,806 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,779 positive reviews and 27 negative reviews β€” making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Minami Lane on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 2/28/2024
Developers
Publisher Doot
Steam App Id 2678990

8. OpenTTD

OpenTTD is a business simulation game in which players earn money by transporting passengers and cargo via road, rail, water, and air. It is an open-source remake and expansion of the 1995 Chris Sawyer video game Transport Tycoon Deluxe.

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OpenTTD has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Mac OS City Builder games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,989 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 11,527 positive reviews and 462 negative reviews β€” making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play OpenTTD on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 4/1/2021
Developer OpenTTD
Publisher OpenTTD
Steam App Id 1536610

9. Cattails: Wildwood Story

Become a cat! In this cozy life sim RPG, you'll lead your colony into the mysterious Wildwood. Hunt prey, harvest herbs, collect magical treasures, & defend your new home from intruders. Build a thriving town to recruit new cats. Get to know the residents, fall in love, & raise a litter of kittens!

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Cattails: Wildwood Story has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Mac OS City Builder games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,158 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,148 positive reviews and 10 negative reviews β€” making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 10/20/2023
Franchise Falcon Development
Developer Falcon Development
Publisher Falcon Development
Steam App Id 1882500

10. Songs of Syx

Songs of Syx is a fantasy city-builder where you start off as an insignificant colony and build, scheme, and fight your way towards a metropolis and empire. The mechanics are complex and true to life, where small events can spiral into the collapse of kingdoms. Try the unlimited demo first!

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Songs of Syx has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Mac OS City Builder games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,384 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,249 positive reviews and 135 negative reviews β€” making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Songs of Syx on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 9/21/2020
Developer Gamatron AB
Publisher Gamatron AB
Steam App Id 1162750

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23,342
10/17/2018
97
$34.99
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8/14/2020
96
$35.00
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Stacklands steam charts
214
4/8/2022
94
$7.99
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216
8/2/2023
94
$9.99
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Mini Motorways steam charts
335
7/20/2021
94
$9.99
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Townscaper steam charts
83
8/26/2021
94
$5.99
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Minami Lane steam charts
55
2/28/2024
93
$4.99
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OpenTTD steam charts
453
4/1/2021
93
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Cattails: Wildwood Story steam charts
72
10/20/2023
93
$19.99
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Songs of Syx steam charts
783
9/21/2020
93
$24.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Factorio on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Stacklands on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 15). Thronefall on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Mini Motorways on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 20). Townscaper on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Minami Lane on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). OpenTTD on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Cattails: Wildwood Story on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Songs of Syx on Steam. Steam Store.

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