Banished Alternatives

    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'. 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 Warcraft III (Paid), Dwarf Fortress (Free), RimWorld (Paid) and openage (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 18, 2021

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      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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      0 A.D. vs Banished opinions
      Some users think 0 A.D. is a great alternative to Banished, some don't.
      The main feature of Banished that distinguishes itself from other "civilisation builder" games is that it has no warfare.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    1. Set a generation before the events of the original Warcraft began, Warcraft II is a real-time strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment. Cunning, sinister, and seemingly unstoppable, the demonic Burning Legion prepare to launch their long-awaited assault on the mortal world.
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    2. Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy simulator. You can control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world.
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    3. 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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      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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    4. Stronghold (Series)

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      Stronghold Crusader is a RTS game from the series from Stronghold. Represent entire series of Stronghold games.
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    5. Empire Earth (Series)

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      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. Represent entire series of Empire Earth games.

      Discontinued

      You can still buy this game on GOG.com

    6. Anno (Series)

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      ANNO is a city-building and economic simulation video game series, with real-time strategy elements. The series includes: - (1998) Anno 1602 - Creation of a New World (in the US and Australia released as 1602 A.D. Represent entire series of Anno games.
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      Most users think Anno is a great alternative to Banished.
    7. 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. Represent entire series of Tropico games.
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      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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