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Base Building

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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Base Building, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.47
95% 84,519 votes
8.39
96% 19,217 votes
8.34
95% 24,738 votes
8.00
91% 9,747 votes
7.93
94% 1,126 votes
7.88
92% 1,672 votes
7.86
94% 636 votes
7.82
90% 2,809 votes
7.76
87% 21,914 votes
7.72
93% 427 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Base Building is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Base Building, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Strategy 61%
  2. Building 58%
  3. Singleplayer 53%
  4. Simulation 48%
  5. Survival 40%
  6. Sandbox 40%
  7. Indie 36%
  8. Crafting 34%
  9. Management 33%
  10. Action 32%
  11. 3D 32%
  12. Early Access 31%
  13. Resource Management 30%
  14. Open World 29%
  15. Adventure 28%
  16. Casual 27%
  17. Exploration 27%
  18. City Builder 26%
  19. 2D 24%
  20. RPG 22%
  21. RTS 20%
  22. Multiplayer 19%
  23. Top-Down 18%
  24. Sci-fi 18%
  25. Economy 18%
  26. Colony Sim 17%
  27. Tower Defense 17%
  28. First-Person 16%
  29. Fantasy 15%

The Base Building tag is used to describe a gameplay element or feature in video games where players construct and develop a base, fortress, or any type of home base. It involves gathering resources, managing construction projects, and customizing the layout and design of the base to suit the player's needs.

In games with a base building mechanic, players start with a small or basic structure and gradually expand it over time. The goal is to create a functional and fortified space that provides various benefits such as shelter, storage for resources, production facilities, defensive structures against enemies or natural disasters, research facilities for advancement in technology or skills, etc.

The base building element adds depth and strategy to the gameplay experience. It requires players to carefully manage their resources and make decisions about what structures to prioritize for expansion or enhancement. It also often introduces an element of risk versus reward as players may need to venture out from their secure bases in order to gather necessary resources.

Examples of games that prominently feature base building mechanics include:

  • Minecraft In this sandbox game, players gather materials from the environment to construct elaborate structures such as houses, castles, farms, factories, etc.
  • RimWorld RimWorld allows players to build colonies on an alien planet by constructing various buildings like housing units, research labs, greenhouses and more. This helps them survive against environmental challenges and hostile forces.
  • Factorio In Factorio, players must build automated factories to mine resources, manufacture products, and defend their bases from enemy attacks. The design, organization, management, and expansion strategies are crucial for success.
  • Fallout 4 While this game is primarily an open-world RPG, it also includes base building mechanics. Players can construct and customize their own settlements, establishing structures like homes, farms, defense systems, and more in a post-apocalyptic world.

Base building adds a layer of creativity and progression to games. It allows players to create their own unique spaces while fostering a sense of ownership and investment in the game world. Base building mechanics can be found in various genres such as survival games, strategy games, RPGs, and even certain first-person shooters.

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