Best Tycoon Games (2021 Edition)

Since the release of 2002’s Lemonade Stand, tycoon games have taken over the gaming industry by featuring the building and management of various empires. The objectives of such games are solely to become successful and profitable, at least in-game.

Management games have always been about being in charge and providing players with a fun, stress-free time while they lay down tracks for their theme parks or invent new recipes in their restaurants. From managing cities to building theme parks, we have gathered some of the best tycoon games for you to play.

Top Tycoon Games in 2021

This article takes you through the best tycoon games out there where you can build your own business from scratch and strategize your way to monetary success. The games let you experience the thrill and accomplishments of entrepreneurship without the real-life risks.

Frostpunk

Frostunk is a city-building survival game where players take on the roles of leaders in an alternate history of the late 19th century. Players, amidst a worldwide volcanic winter, must undertake important decisions which directly affect their survival and resources. The game also tasks players with exploring the area outside their cities for survivors, resources, and useful items.

The game is available to play on PC, PS4, Android, IOS, and Xbox One.

Prison Architect

Prison Architect places players in control of their own private prison. The game features managing and building various cells and facilities inside the prison. The players also manage the finances and are responsible to keep the inmates under control. The game includes all aspects of the prison except the utilities required to operate the prison, such as guards and wardens.

The game is available to play on PC, PS4, Android, IOS, and Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Switch.

Planet Zoo

Planet Zoo tasks players with building a zoo with more than 70 different animal species. The games focus on the construction and management of the zoo while breeding different species and protecting them from predators. The game provides an immersive experience with animals programmed to behave similarly to their real-life counterparts.

The game is currently only available to play on PC.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the fifth main game in the animal crossing series in which the player controls a character who moves to a deserted island. The game involves developing the island by gathering and crafting items and forming a community of anthropomorphic animals. The game has received praise from critics as many appreciated the gameplay and customization options which makes it stand out from the rest of the games in the series.

The game is currently only available to play on Nintendo Switch.

Jurassic World Evolution

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If you’re a fan of the dinosaurs along with management games, Jurassic World Evolution is the game for you. It provides a perfect blend of dinosaurs and management elements which makes you get hooked on the game straight away. Players are required to build and manage a dinosaur park hosting up to 40 different types of dinosaurs. Players are responsible for feeding and taking care of the animals while also modifying their genes to unlock new features.

The game can be played on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Tropico 6

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In the Tropico series, gamers become the president of a corrupt tropical island. In this multiplayer game, players are tasked with growing the economy, building infrastructure, and making the island a better place. Build bridges, construct tunnels and transport your citizens and tourists in taxis, buses, and aerial cable cars. Players can also send their agents to foreign lands to steal monuments and wonders for themselves.

The game is available to play on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Two Point Hospital

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 A spiritual successor to Bullfrog Productions’ 1997 game Theme Hospital, Two Point Hospital trusts players in constructing and managing an empire of hospitals with the goal of curing their patients’ fictitious and comical ailments. Tasks include building rooms and amenities that satisfy the needs of patients and staff, expanding the hospital into new plots, hiring and managing doctors, nurses, janitors, and assistants to maintain the hospital, and of course, dealing with illnesses.

The game can be played on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Game Dev Tycoon

Game Dev Tycoon

Game Dev Tycoon is a business simulation video game involving players who create and develop electronic games. The players start out in a garage with no employees, limited money, and choices for the first game. Creating games unlock newer options better development skills and licences for consoles.

The game is available on PC, Android, IOS, and Nintendo Switch.

Farming Simulator 19

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Farming Simulator 19 is the ultimate farming simulation with modern graphics and a complete farming experience. In the multiplayer game, players can drive over 300 authentic vehicles and machines while taking care of their crops and tending to their animals. Players can drive their own horses, develop their farm online and enrich their farming experience using community-made mods.

The game can be played on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.


This concludes our list of the best Tycoon games currently available in the market. Although not very popular, Tycoon games can become extremely addictive and satisfying to play. If you’re a fan of such games, do let us know about your favorite one in the comments below.

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Syed Arham
A computer geek at heart, Arham spends his day losing games in Dota 2 and dropping guides for fellow gaming enthusiasts.

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