Best Resource Management Games on Steam

Steam currently has 2,993 Resource Management games available to download and play. 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. Resource Management game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. Resident Evil 4

Survival is just the beginning. Six years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors, tracks the president's kidnapped daughter to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the locals.

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Resident Evil 4 holds the #1 spot for "best Resource Management game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 136,602 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 133,251 positive reviews and 3,351 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $39.99
Release Date 3/24/2023
Franchise Capcom
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 2050650

2. Dyson Sphere Program

Build the most efficient intergalactic factory in space simulation strategy game Dyson Sphere Program! Harness the power of stars, collect resources, plan and design production lines and develop your interstellar factory from a small space workshop to a galaxy-wide industrial empire.

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Dyson Sphere Program has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Resource Management games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 78,827 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 77,013 positive reviews and 1,814 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Dyson Sphere Program on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 1/20/2021
Developer Youthcat Studio
Publisher Gamera Games
Steam App Id 1366540

3. 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 #3 spot for the best Resource Management 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 — 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

4. Satisfactory

Satisfactory is a first-person open-world factory building game with a dash of exploration and combat. Play alone or with friends, explore an alien planet, create multi-story factories, and enter conveyor belt heaven!

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Satisfactory has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Resource Management games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 159,793 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,963 positive reviews and 4,830 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Satisfactory on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 6/8/2020
Franchise Coffee Stain
Developer Coffee Stain Studios
Publisher Coffee Stain Publishing
Steam App Id 526870

5. Oxygen Not Included

Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game. Deep inside an alien space rock your industrious crew will need to master science, overcome strange new lifeforms, and harness incredible space tech to survive, and possibly, thrive.

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Oxygen Not Included has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Resource Management games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 114,656 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 110,906 positive reviews and 3,750 negative reviews — 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 7/30/2019
Franchise Klei
Developer Klei Entertainment
Publisher Klei Entertainment
Steam App Id 457140

7. Stronghold Crusader HD

The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader HD throws you into historic battles and castle sieges from the Crusades with fiendish AI opponents, new units, 4 historical campaigns and over 100 unique skirmish missions.

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Stronghold Crusader HD has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Resource Management games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,783 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,349 positive reviews and 434 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Stronghold Crusader HD on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 10/21/2013
Franchise Firefly Studios
Developer FireFly Studios
Publisher FireFly Studios
Steam App Id 40970

8. SuchArt: Creative Space

Paint on any surfaces with numerous tools in Creative Space — a free sandbox version of SuchArt: Genius Artist Simulator. Create masterpieces, complete commissions, and decorate your studio in the most advanced artist sim!

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SuchArt: Creative Space has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Resource Management games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,704 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,569 positive reviews and 135 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Release Date 1/21/2021
Developer Goose Minded
Publisher HypeTrain Digital
Steam App Id 1469280

9. Dorfromantik

Dorfromantik is a peaceful building strategy and puzzle game where you create a beautiful and ever-growing village landscape by placing tiles. Explore a variety of colorful biomes, discover and unlock new tiles and complete quests to fill your world with life!

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Dorfromantik has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Resource Management games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 25,690 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,825 positive reviews and 865 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $13.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $13.99
Release Date 4/28/2022
Developer Toukana Interactive
Publisher Toukana Interactive
Steam App Id 1455840

10. Age of Empires II (Retired)

Age of Empires II has been re-imagined in high definition. With the release of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, this product will not be updated further.

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Age of Empires II (Retired) has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Resource Management games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 99,503 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 95,281 positive reviews and 4,222 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 4/9/2013
Franchise Age of Empires Franchise
Developers
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Steam App Id 221380

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96
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95
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9/1/2021
95
$4.99
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550
10/21/2013
95
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15
1/21/2021
95
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240
4/28/2022
94
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Age of Empires II (Retired) steam charts
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94
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10/21/2022
94
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94
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12/17/2022
94
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15
12/19/2021
94
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6/7/2020
94
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Mini Motorways steam charts
219
7/20/2021
94
$9.99
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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition steam charts
9,620
11/14/2019
94
$19.99
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Minami Lane steam charts
20
2/28/2024
93
$4.99
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OpenTTD steam charts
300
4/1/2021
93
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Mindustry steam charts
937
9/26/2019
93
$9.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Resident Evil 4 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 25). Dyson Sphere Program on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Factorio on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Satisfactory on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 21). Oxygen Not Included on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 30). Cookie Clicker on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Stronghold Crusader HD on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). SuchArt: Creative Space on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). Dorfromantik on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Age of Empires II (Retired) on Steam. Steam Store.

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