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Banished is described as 'In this city-building strategy game, you control a group of exiled travelers who decide to restart their lives in a new land. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland' and is a city building game in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to Banished for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Steam, Mac and Wine. The best alternative is 0 A.D., which is both free and Open Source. Other Banished like games are RimWorld, Dwarf Fortress, openage and Anno.

Banished alternatives are mainly RTS Games but may also be City Building Games or Historical Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Banished.
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    0 A.D.

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    40 alternatives to 0 A.D. 

    0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. In short, it is a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of Western civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D.

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    1.  Multiplayer0 A.D. offers a game mode for more than one player.
    2.  Single player0 A.D. has one or more single player game modes.
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      The main feature of Banished that distinguishes itself from other "civilisation builder" games is that it has no warfare.

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      RimWorld

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      18 alternatives to RimWorld 

      RimWorld follows three survivors from a crashed space liner as they build a colony on a frontier world at the rim of known space. Inspired by the space western vibe of Firefly, the deep simulation of Dwarf Fortress, and the epic scale of Dune and Warhammer 40,000.

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      1.  Single playerRimWorld has one or more single player game modes.
      2.  ModdableRimWorld can be modified through the installation of external mods.
      3.  Endless gameplayRimWorld offers at least one game mode that allows you to play indefinitely.
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      Dwarf Fortress

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      22 alternatives to Dwarf Fortress 

      Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy simulator. You can control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world. The world is procedurally generated with distinct civilizations spanning centuries of detailed history, multitude of towns, bodies...

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      openage

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      38 alternatives to openage 

      Free (as in freedom) open-source RTS Age of Empires engine. Written from scratch in C++, Python, Cython, Qt/QML, OpenGL/GLSL, Vulkan, ...

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      Anno (Series)

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      21 alternatives to Anno 

      ANNO is a city-building and economic simulation video game series, with real-time strategy elements.

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      Stronghold (Series)

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      36 alternatives to Stronghold 

      Stronghold Crusader is a RTS game from the series from Stronghold.

      In Stronghold Crusader the player can play as either the legendary Richard the Lionheart or the formidable Saladin. A mix of real-time strategy and city-building games, the game's desert setting requires str.

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      Empire Earth (Series)

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      41 alternatives to Empire Earth 

      Empire Earth, also known as EE, is a real-time strategy video game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released on November 23, 2001. It is the first game in the Empire Earth series: Empire Earth, Empire Earth II, Empire Earth III.

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      The game was released in 2001, but you can still buy this game on GOG.com

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      Tropico (Series)

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      21 alternatives to Tropico 

      Tropico is a series of construction and management simulation computer games developed by PopTop Software and published by Gathering of Developers in April 2001. Feral Interactive has developed and published a number of the games.

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      Frostpunk

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      8 alternatives to Frostpunk 

      As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and its infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process?.

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      Littlewargame

      15 alternatives to Littlewargame 

      Littlewargame is a medieval-themed HTML5 Real-Time-Strategy game with multiplayer mode and a map editor. It runs completely in your browser without any download required.

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