Prison Architect Alternatives

    Prison Architect is described as 'Build and manage a Maximum Security Prison. As the sun casts it’s early morning rays on a beautiful patch of countryside the clock starts ticking'. There are more than 10 games similar to Prison Architect for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Steam, Mac, Linux and Xbox. The best alternative is RimWorld. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Dwarf Fortress or Theme Hospital. Other Prison Architect like games are Dungeon Keeper 2 (Paid), Frostpunk (Paid), Planetbase (Paid) and A Game of Dwarves (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021

    1. 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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      RimWorld vs Prison Architect opinions
      Almost everyone thinks RimWorld is a great alternative to Prison Architect.
      Very similar graphics, engine, and mostly anything else.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Userb Very similar tileset and movement patterns
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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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      Dwarf Fortress vs Prison Architect opinions
      Most users think Dwarf Fortress is a great alternative to Prison Architect.
      PA was inspired by Dwarf Fortress
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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    3. Discover your evil side as you build your own underground kingdom. Carve out a living, breathing world and attract a host of devilish creatures to swell the ranks of your dark hoards.

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      Discontinued but available at GoG: https://www.gog.com/game/dungeon_keeper_2

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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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      Theme Hospital is a business simulation game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts in 1997, in which the player designs and operates a hospital. Like most of Bullfrog's games, Theme Hospital is permeated by an eccentric sense of humour.

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      The official website is not available anymore, but you can still download Theme Hospital from Internet Archive



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      Guide a group of space settlers trying to establish an outpost on a remote planet. Grow food, collect energy, mine resources, manufacture bots, and build a fully self-sufficient colony.
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    4. A Dwarven Prince on a quest to reclaim his people’s stolen land will take you on a great journey. Explore a continent filled with buried treasures and unearth mysteries that have laid hidden since the Great War.
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      A Spectacle of Violence and Greed Drive a group of angry brutes to glorious victory and elevate your father's ludus from the muck and mire of shameful defeat, restoring it to honour via ruthless bloody victory over your opponents.
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      Craft The World is a unique sandbox strategy game, the mix of Dungeon Keeper, Terraria and Dwarf Fortress. Explore a random generated world populated by dangerous creatures, build a dwarf fortress, gather resources, and craft all the items, weapons, and armor you need.
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    5. In Spacebase DF-9, you'll build a home among the stars for a motley population of humans and aliens as they go about their daily lives. Mine asteroids, discover derelicts, and deal with the tribulations of galactic resettlement in Earth's distant future. Meteor impacts!

      Discontinued

      The game seems to be no longer developed since 2014. It can be still bought from Steam.

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