Welcome to a look at the top 10 Base Building Strategy and Simulation Games of 2017 and 2018 at number 10, Osiris: New Dawn Now with these top 10 videos. I like to keep the top 10 slot as kind of a wild card slot and I like to throw in something that’s either slightly different or a little bit off the wall or that’s really big, bold and ambitious and this game fits into the latter category This is an ambitious game And while base building is one of the central themes of the game there is so, so much more the Year is 2078 and the Earth resources have been depleted and mankind has gone off with the Osiris Expedition in search of another planet to screw up. You’re just getting comfortable on your nice shiny space station studying potentially really nice habitable planets to land on, when your space station malfunctions forcing you into an emergency landing on the hostile, nasty, horrible planet immediately below After crash landing on the surface of Proteus 2 your first job’s going to be to explore your surroundings and gather resources and materials. Now you can start building your face You start off with a central habitat. Then you can expand the structures by adding modular units, you can grow food you can build living quarters, manufacturing labs and you can also build and upgrade your equipment and carry out research which will allow to build Rovers, Hovercraft and even Spacecraft which will allow you to explore the surrounding planets and moons Now I said this was an ambitious game, and it’s not just a scale of the game that’s ambitious. They’ve taken the open-world build, craft survive genre and they’ve mixed in some RPG mechanics. You can choose to play different classes. You can choose different skills, different attributes You can play online or offline, you can play single-Player or multiplayer? you can play in a private universe or in a public universe and the best for me you can play in first-person or you can play in third-person. All sounds great doesn’t it but before you rush off and buy into the early access on Steam Just be aware that whilst the early access went well at first recent Patches have made the game a bit of a grind and also really difficult especially in the early game to the point where it’s taken some of the fun out of it now. But this is still very early access. All of this may change and the game may get back to what it was. So add it to you watch list This is our colony our home I never thought would come this far This is not how it started When the teams came humanity was not prepared I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m one of the survivors The apocalypse have begun, but we chose to resist to rebuild in the shadow of Chaos We started with a small camp collecting. What little we could we explored a devastated world and even We had to scavenge Vital resources We re-learned forgotten trades Crafted tools, we constructed buildings built a economy, forged a new society Where science failed us we turned to the occult, performing rituals to harness the power the dark arts for our own ends. Each day we survive as a triumph every death another tragedy the gates of hell have been unleashed But judgment has not yet been passed on us To survive is to prevail Will you survived judgment day? Judgment available now on steam At number 8 its Planet Nomads. Now this game has huge potential it’s currently in early access and the reviews are mixed and the negative reviews seem to fall into two categories.
Either its complaints about the lack of endgame, well the games in early access, It’s not finished yet! Or complaints about bugs and glitches Yeah it’s in early access. It’s not finished yet! But what everybody seems to agree on even the negative reviews is that the game is beautiful and not just beautiful to look at but the music is great and very atmospheric gets you really immersed in the game And when you combine that with the building the building features of the game are very, very good You can build some awesome structures you could build some incredible vehicles You can even build things like monorails, so I would say this is a game you should definitely have on your watch list. Keep a close eye on it because this could turn out to be really good It’s out on full release sometime in 2018 What do you get if you take a Victorian steampunk theme? throwing a big dollop of colony management add some genuinely engaging gameplay Render the whole thing in Stunning 4K graphics And finally load it up with more zombies than you can possibly imagine you get they are billions and This isn’t some mindless tower defense game. This has got colony management It’s got resource gathering you’ve got to build all kinds of buildings. You can upgrade the walls and the zombies are intelligent They smell they listen if you make a noise They’ll come to it if you kill some of them practice of resource deposit 100 of them will come to investigate But I don’t have to tell you about all that just look at it at number 6 its Mayor Now to say the Jury’s out on this game is an understatement and let me explain why The surface of the Planet is full of Hostile animals Which forces you to build mainly underground to ensure the survival of your colonists? Maya was inspired by games like Dungeon Keeper and dwarf Fortress and just like those games the mechanics of the game are Extremely deep and complex the game has been developed by a very small team with only one coder and that coder is Simon roth who used to be with mode 7 who developed games like frozen synapse the procedurally generated maps are huge being 2 kilometers wide long and deep and Generally speaking the systems and mechanics in the game are really good The fluid Dynamics of things like Larvae and water are particularly impressive So what’s the problem, then well this games been in early access since December 2013? Yeah, it’s been in it’s been in early access for three and a half years And apparently according to the developer. They put it into early access to early like about six months too early And that has delayed the game they estimate by something like eighteen months, so this going should have been out 18 months ago and the game has been plagued by Our performance issues and bugs Now that doesn’t sound very encouraging, but you’ve got to remember that the developers haven’t abandoned it they stuck this out And they’ve stuck with it for the last three and a half years and they have been fixing the bugs and they have been improving The game and optimising and doing all of those things The question is in the next few months before release Can the developers finish the polishing if they can this is going to be a really good game? But if they can’t then it could be a real disaster, so this one should have been on your watchlist Definitely, but Buyer Beware make sure that the games been polished before you buy this At number five it’s Evil genius – now I wish that this was a trailer for Hebrew genius – it’s not it’s trailer for Evil genius online And that’s because it only literally just been announced a couple of days ago that there’s kind of they’re going to do a sequel And I’m sure that’s going to make a lot of people happy because it is a very popular game although And it was criticized at the time for having too much micromanagement, and it was a little bit buggy But I’ve got to say I hold out huge hope for this game because rebellion the developers they Develop it themselves. They Publish it themselves they don’t have anybody telling them what to do so as long as they learn the lessons from the first game and Keep the humor that made the first game so good This could be something very very special So this is once after you watch list your Christmas list you wish there’s every list you can think of because it’s Gonna be awesome Please please be awesome There can’t be many of you out there who don’t know about Factorio, but for the very few who don’t Factorial is a game in which you build and maintain Factories you mind resources you’ve researched technologies you build your infrastructure you also make your production And you use it all to kill the local indigenous life forms And it’s really difficult to find anything negative to say about this game. It basically is the best logistical management simulator ever You can play single-Player you can play cooperative multiplayer? It has great modding support and a big modding communities a lot of great mods out there And it comes with a built in map editor And it only costs 15 pounds which I find at staggering So it’s this simple if you don’t have it buy it But don’t blame me when you get fired from work because you keep turning up late because you’ve been up all night saying Just just five minutes longer. I just want to do this. I just five minutes longer. I just want to optimize that Yeah, it’s extremely addictive and you will lose a lot of slope You’ve been warned oh Yeah, and it’s even got an awesome trailer the goal Or should I say the dream is to become a self-sufficient new world Far away from out We know it’s not going to be easy but achieving dreams never is In such an unforgiving environment The challenges will be many But as humanity is described we need to succeed This is why? only the best most talented people have been selected to this mission the Picture, I was going to look when it’s finished No maybe there’s one on the box I Don’t think there is a box Now this is going to surprise some people oxygen not included is that number two and I bet a lot of you thought this was going to be the number one and I tell you what I About it. I applied so much oxygen not included it’s not true. I’ve already done three let’s play series The game is a space colony simulation game We manage colonists you dig you build and maintain a Subterranean? asteroid Base and You need to look after them. You need to supply all of their needs water warm food Oxygen but that’s just to keep them alive keeping them. Happy is a whole other ball game the Game is Awesome. It is truly awesome, and I could easily have made it my number one pick the only reason I didn’t is because We haven’t really seen an end game to this game yet And without an end game as much fun as it is and as much replayability as there is It’s not the complete package But the game is healed very early and early access and every update that comes out it just gets better So this one I can recommend wholeheartedly Buy it you won’t regret it And at number one yeah it had to be rimworld Now not only is this my number one pick for upcoming face builder, but it’s actually my number one favorite of all time I’ve got over 560 hours played and three let’s play series to my gnome Now for anybody that doesn’t know rim. World is a Sci-Fi colony sim driven by an intelligent Ai Storyteller now that’s according to the developer time and sylvester personally I think it’s driven by an Infuriating sadistic lunatic of a storyteller, but that’s the thing about Rim world, it’s challenging It’s sometimes infuriating It’s rewarding and it’s tons of fun often all at the same time You have to manage your colonists move their needs you have to give them medical care You’re engaging small team tactical gunplay you build structures weapons clothing from metal wood stone or futuristic materials you fight pirate Raiders hostile tribes Rampaging animals joy and cuddling insects and ancient killing machines you can tame and train Q pets Productive fire animals deadly attack beast and you can’t let’s have complex relationships with family members Lovers spouses you can build colonies in the desert the jungle Tundra forests outdoor compounds underground bases what else can I say this game is a huge bowl of Awesome sauce with a massive side order of cool beans And it’s yet another game like war fortress like prison our depth of proof that you don’t need fancy Graphics to be a great game you just need good Intelligent engaging challenging gameplay, and that’s it for my top 10 base building games. I hope you enjoyed it I’ll catch for the next one peace out