City building games can be an acquired taste, if modern gaming has fried the receptors in your brain enough that you can only gain brief moments of excitement and joy from the corners of your screen glowing red or blue while some Russian child kills you in Call of Duty: Warzone or Fortnite, you might think of them as boring.
And sure, zoning districts around your carefully planned, designed, and well researched road network, or watching your creation bloom in super fast forward mode while you wait for money to roll in so you can finally finish the caterpillar roller-coaster ride of your dreams, might be a little less high octane than avoiding the business end of an MP5 as you dart around Gulag showers with a heart rate higher than Purple Aki’s eyebrows at a body-building convention, but what City Building games DO have, is fantastic variety.
You can step foot on Mars with a view of making it your own, bring ancient creatures back from the dead for the amusement of children, survive the apocalyptic chills of a SteamPunk wasteland or attempt to make the communist utopia college students seem to think possible on an island somewhere in the Americas.
And to celebrate these fantastic games of patience and planning, Steam is hosting a sale where you can pick up some absolute paragons of the genre for prices that wont break the bank. Civ 5, Cities: Skylines, Planet Zoo, the Universim, it’s all in there, even Double Fine’s lackluster showing in Spacebase DF-9.
“Less high octane than avoiding the business end of an MP5 as you dart around Gulag showers with a heart rate higher than Purple Aki’s eyebrows at a body-building convention, but what City Building games DO have, is fantastic variety.”
Head over to Steam to check out these deals running from now til November 10th and get caught up in making something all of your own HERE.