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The top results based on the latest update are Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulation [Score: 3.8], Mars Colony Builder [Score: 3.7] and Planetbase [Score: 3.7].

The top rated games you can find here are Factorio [SteamPeek Rating: 11.2] ranked #39, Cities: Skylines [SteamPeek Rating: 10.8] ranked #202 and Oxygen Not Included [SteamPeek Rating: 10.5] ranked #4.

Also don't forget to check the newest releases Planeta [Release date: 2021-01-15] ranked #192, Colonials Programme [Release date: 2020-12-29] ranked #42 and Founders' Fortune [Release date: 2020-12-18] ranked #9.

While it is tempting to play with the newest and the best, there might be some other gems in the results, like MicroTown [SteamPeek Rating: 5.4] ranked #59, Academia : School Simulator [SteamPeek Rating: 5.9] ranked #60 and Flotsam [SteamPeek Rating: 5.3] ranked #62.

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RimWorld
11.1

A sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. Generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee combat, climate, biomes, diplomacy, interpersonal relationships, art, medicine, trade, and more.

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Colony SimSurvivalBase BuildingPost-apocalypticStrategy
6.0
1253277

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 Release date: 3 May, 2018

Build, scavenge, craft, and perform occult rituals to survive in a demon-infested, post-apocalyptic colony simulation. Will you survive Judgment day?

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0.0

 Release date: TBA

Discover a whole new world with Mars City Builder! Construct roads, erect buildings customize the city and take care of its safety. After all, you are the first Martian settler and this is a vast, unknown land. Develop it in any way you please!

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Colony SimCity BuilderBase BuildingSpaceStrategy
6.9
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 Release date: 15 Oct, 2015

Guide a group of space settlers trying to establish a base on a remote planet. Grow food, collect energy, mine resources, survive disasters and build a self-sufficient colony in a harsh and unforgiving environment.

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10.5
533991960

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 Release date: 30 Jul, 2019

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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7.1
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 Release date: 21 May, 2020

Embark on a space voyage with your ragtag crew of civilians in search of a new home. Build spaceships tile by tile, create optimal gas conditions, manage the needs and moods of their crew, encounter other space-faring groups, and explore the universe in this spaceship colony simulation.

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4.2
19460

| Steam Achievements | Steam Trading Cards | Steam Workshop

 Release date: 30 Nov, 2017

Become a real medieval feudal lord: start with a small village and build it up into a great impenetrable castle. You will have to repel enemy raids: hide behind thick walls, lure your enemies into strategically placed traps and even lead your loyal peasants into the battlefield.

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3.4
5614

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 Release date: 8 Oct, 2018

After The Collapse is a 2D base building game set in a post-apocalyptic world featuring urban environments. Your task is to manage a band of survivors and protect them against raiders, mutants and other environmental threats while keeping them fed.

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Colony SimBase BuildingStrategySimulationIndie
3.9
20498

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 Release date: 18 Apr, 2019

Inspired by the deep simulation of Dwarf Fortress, the open world survival of Minecraft, and the social interactions of The Sims. Embark is a colony management game with a focus on complex simulation in a huge living 3D world.

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Colony SimSimulationBase BuildingStrategyCity Builder
6.0
782102

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 Release date: 18 Dec, 2020

A fantasy village builder focusing on creative building, colonist psychology and base defense. Handle resources, farming, production, tools, diplomacy, families, trading, defense, and research, as well as the wishes, expectations, thoughts, and equipment of every villager.

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StrategyColony SimCity BuilderSpaceSurvival
7.7
82491535

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 Release date: 15 Mar, 2018

There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony’s chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.

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Colony SimSurvivalBase BuildingBuildingMultiplayer
7.6
3878409

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 Release date: 16 Jun, 2017

Colony Survival is a unique first-person strategy game developed by a two-man team. Build your own colony in a voxel world. Command guards, farmers, miners and other colonists. Defend your colony against the horde of monsters that attacks every night!

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3.7
13660

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 Release date: 13 Jun, 2019

Ready to start anew? Build a village from scratch in Seeds of Resilience. Learn to choose the right items, understand nature's patterns, use real life-based constructions and craft techniques in this turn-based tycoon game.

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0.0

| Steam Achievements | Steam Workshop

 Release date: Early 2021

The Final Earth 2 is a vertical sci-fi city builder. Earth is unlivable, so you decide to create a space colony. Gather resources, then build and research your way to a better future! Grow your city from an exploration ship to a huge metropolis, full of advanced technology. What will you build?

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0.0

 Release date: time is subjective

The deepest, most intricate simulation of a world that's ever been created. The legendary Dwarf Fortress is now on Steam. Build a fortress and try to help your dwarves survive, OR adventure as a single hero against a deeply generated world.

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Colony SimSimulationStrategySci-fiIndie
2.7
324466

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 Release date: 23 Nov, 2018

Maia is a colony building game set in the not-so-distant future. Your colonists make planetfall on a hostile world and you must ensure their survival and their safety, constructing their off-world habitat from almost nothing and sheltering them from a dangerous, often deadly environment.

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9.8
390863476

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 Release date: 6 Oct, 2015

Only the world’s most ruthless Warden can contain the world’s most ruthless inmates. Design and develop your personalized penitentiary in Prison Architect.

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6.8
3489822

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 Release date: 28 Aug, 2018

Jump straight into managing your own planets as you guide a civilization through the ages. Build the ultimate empire in The Universim, a new breed of God Game in development by Crytivo.

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4.5
24766

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 Release date: 3 Jul, 2019

Build, manage and grow a thriving colony, discover new lands, craft legendary weapons and defeat your enemies. Kubifaktorium will feature different biomes to explore, plenty of resources to exploit, complex machinery to build and interesting production chains to master!

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Early AccessCity BuilderColony SimBuildingBase Building
0.0

 Release date: Coming Soon

Stake your claim in this colony building sim and survive a turbulent Medieval age. Construct a multi-story fortress in a land reclaimed by wilderness, defend against raids and keep your villagers happy as their personalities are shaped by the world!

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City BuilderColony SimBuildingManagementEconomy
4.4
531268

|   |   | Steam Achievements | Steam Trading Cards

 Release date: 21 Sep, 2019

Depraved is a city builder game with survival aspects, settled in the Wild West. Build towns and establish important outposts to supply your residents with food and other raw materials. Resist the seasons, dangerous animals, and bandits and conquer the Wild West.

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City BuilderColony SimBase BuildingManagementSandbox
3.9
14750

|   |   | Steam Achievements | Steam Trading Cards | Steam Workshop

 Release date: 18 Apr, 2018

The Spatials are back with Galactology! Design, build and protect your colony station from the many enemies you will make while exploring the galaxy and exploding their homeworlds.

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SimulationStrategyBuildingSandboxCity Builder
1.8
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 Release date: 25 Nov, 2020

Space station building game. Survive, expand, prosper, and become a major hub!

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Colony SimCity BuilderBuildingSandboxStrategy
6.9
59041777

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 Release date: 25 Jul, 2018

Pioneer a living world full of warmth, heroism, and mystery. Help a small group of settlers build a home for themselves in a forgotten land. Establish a food supply, build shelter, defend your people, monitor their moods, and find a way to grow and expand, facing challenges at every step.

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SandboxCraftingColony SimBuildingSurvival
8.1
86101149

|   | Steam Achievements | Steam Trading Cards | Steam Workshop

 Release date: 24 Nov, 2014

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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