10 Best Tycoon Time Management Games

It is easy to start a business, but keeping it running is the real challenge. Throughout the years, we have all learned a thing or two with such resource or time management game(s). Be it Rollercoaster Tycoon, Theme Park, Tropico, or Prison Architect/Prison Tycoon and Stardew Valley, there is much to learn from such the video game tycoon genre.

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Indeed, every tycoon game comes with unique gameplay mechanics. Without a doubt, these business simulation game keeps us glued to the screen and lets us control everything.

This list is a better alternative when you feel like you have seen it all on the Steam page about the railroad tycoon, transport tycoon, or roller coasters sim game. All of the games in GameTop are free unlimited versions, so you can play your heart out! It will be hard for any player to find better ways to pass time with such a sandbox mode idle game.

Rush for Gold: California

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In a rush for Gold: California, travel to the wild west where gold and opportunities are still abundant. Start from scratch and build a town of your own. In this spectacular time management game, collect the resources needed for the people of your village to prosper.

Move closer to your American dream by taking any money making the opportunity that comes along. A little hard work will get you a long way. Don’t miss out on this golden ticket to your American dream. Unlike Motorsport Manager or Tropico, this tycoon game lets you focus on the search for gold. Check this old west Life Simulation Game and prosper with your management skills.

Rush for Gold: California features
  • Over 40 Unique Locations that you can explore
  • Two Game modes, challenging mode and the relax mode
  • Comical characters and exciting gameplays
  • This is a great farming simulator

User Rating: 4.6/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 195 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.6
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 195 Mb
Price: Free!

Ancient Rome

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In the Ancient Rome app, be a strategic city builder. Build settlements and turn these settlements into remarkable cities. Produce goods and resources from different buildings. Attract workers needed for your economic expansions. Let the Roman empire flourish as it extends its reach throughout the world. The King will handsomely reward your expansion efforts. Moreover, use that city building game knowledge from Dwarf Fortress or Tropico and build a better Rome. Let generations forever know your name.

Ancient Rome feature
  • 30 exciting levels that you can play on
  • Build a Roman empire that truly belongs to you
  • Captivating storyline

User Rating: 4.5/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 60 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.6
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 60 Mb
Price: Free!

Rail Nation

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In Rail Nation, you must be the top railway tycoon as you master your railway company’s technical and lucrative side and compete worldwide for the title of the wealthiest railway Tycoon. Watch out for poorly maintained equipment to prevent deadly accidents on your rail network!

You will also have to build up your country’s railways and infrastructure to collect as many prestige points as possible. You can do this by upgrading your rail system, purchasing more cargo trains or passenger trains, delivering more goods, investing in industries, or participating in competitions. Learn about the sandbox mode and practice between Rail Nation, Planet Coaster, Tropico, and Theme Park Tycoon.

Rail Nation features
  • Super realistic economy simulation
  • Six eras of railway history as you build up the rail industry, with each era lasts 14 days except in express servers
  • Research ultramodern electric engines and technologies
  • Experience historic steam engines and choose from 150 realistic engines and trains
  • Three different game scenarios, with a special train and rail line
  • Form associations and corporation with other players
  • Over 35+ types of trains with 48 unique wagons for transportation of freight
  • Teamwork based game - Make sure to cooperate with other players within your city to be successful!
  • Compete with 50 cities and be the first city to send all goods in the 6th era to win!

User Rating: 4.4/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 1 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.4
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 1 Mb
Price: Free!

Next Stop

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In Next Stop, you need to resurrect your railway business on the brink of bankruptcy. Take on the duo role of a businessman and an engineer. Get your hands dirty as you repair the tracks and construct essential train buildings. Make important business decisions and lead your workers. It may be a bittersweet process, but all these build up your train business in the wild west.

Your ticket to success begins here. Even though you’re not making the best Roller Coaster like in the rollercoaster tycoon classic Planet Coaster, the ride must be fun in Next Stop. Have hours of fun building your train business!

Next Stop features
  • 40 exciting levels
  • Excellent graphics
  • Relaxed mode: play without a timer
  • Next Stop is a free full version game to download and play

User Rating: 4.4/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 85 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.4
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 85 Mb
Price: Free!

GoVenture: Micro Business

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GoVenture: Micro Business simulator prepares you for your business by pushing you into making business decisions. It brings you closer to your dream of being a tycoon. Know the basics of starting and managing a business in this indie educational, fun business game for all ages.

When Battle Royale is not your thing, you can share a fantastic couple of hours in this farming sim. Furthermore, economic simulation games (like Stardew Valley) can enhance your knowledge in becoming a better business developer.

GoVenture: Micro Business Features
  • 6 Product Types: Ice Cream, Popcorn, Hot Dogs, Clothing, Jewelry, Electronics
  • Start and run a number of businesses safely through this simulator
  • Easily save and resume your progress at any time
  • Educational business and entrepreneurship practice that brings you closer to your dream of being a tycoon

User Rating: 4.3/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 12 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.4
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 12 Mb
Price: Free!

Rush for Gold: Alaska

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The family business went bankrupt, your father suffered a heart attack, and you decide it’s time for a change. You travel to Alaska in search of gold. On your way, you encounter towns and people who need your help. Will you strike it rich?

Find out in Rush for Gold: Alaska. Leave all those Rollercoaster Tycoon series, Planet Coaster, and Flight simulators behind when you’re searching for a Gold mine.

Rush for Gold: Alaska features
  • Discover a treasure trove of levels and challenges with this action game
  • Collect resources like food and wood, and use them to construct buildings, hire more workers, and more
  • Scare off wild animals and protect the town from bandits

User Rating: 4.3/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 165 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.3
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 165 Mb
Price: Free!

Ancient Rome 2

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In Ancient Rome 2, your people need you. Make their lives easier by providing them with a vital building strategy, e.g., connect roads to important buildings to shorten their traveling time. Be the best city builder over a couple of rounds.You’ll need to provide them with the necessities required for them to survive. Your economy will prosper when your people are happy.

Are you ready to improve the lives of your people? Without a doubt, any city building tycoon game will teach you how to manage every single detail.

Ancient Rome 2 features
  • Large hectares of lands that give you the freedom of erecting multiple buildings;
  • More than 30 levels awaits you;
  • Customizable buildings of your own;
  • Ancient Rome 2 is a free full version game to download and play.

User Rating: 4.1/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 56 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.2
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 56 Mb
Price: Free!

My Downtown

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In this casual game app, you can build the city of your dreams! Earn money in this beautiful mix of match-three and city-building gameplay elements, and be a proud developer of your very own city! With this tycoon city building game, you’ll learn lots of responsibilities while mastering the gameplay.

Features
  • Over 100+ fun but challenging simulation match-3 levels
  • Create your own beautiful city with a huge variety of buildings
  • Complete successfully match-3 management game trials successfully and watch as your city grows
  • Hire smart but amusing city managers to help you
  • Unique blend of match 3 and city-building simulator game

User Rating: 4.0/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 62 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.1
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 62 Mb
Price: Free!

Green City

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Clear away abandoned houses and redeveloper the land of Green City. Start your own tiny, quiet town, growing into an eco-friendly, rationally functioning, and thriving big city in this thrilling time management game! If you keep your head in the tycoon game, you’ll probably save us for something like Fallout Shelter or Prison Architect.

Features
  • 48 smartly designed and balanced levels
  • Ecological and Energy-Efficient Upgrades
  • 4 types of buildings: residential, commercial, ecologic, energy-providing
  • 25 different buildings
  • A time management game for serious enthusiastic creative city builders

User Rating: 4.4/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 250 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.5
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 250 Mb
Price: Free!

BoomTown! Deluxe

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Your dream of building your thriving town starts with few explosive charges and a yellow truck. As you mine the landscape and the money starts to roll in, you’ll be able to expand and manage your business empire, buying buildings, shops, and facilities. Soon people will be rushing to set up camp in your fledgling town. This is when the real challenge begins.

This amazing management game will test your skills over five varied scenarios. Each one requires a different approach to maximize your population and each with a unique set of rewards and complexities that need your mastery to become a true mogul. Use the business game teachings from Amusement Park, Football Manager, Game dev, Prison Architect, Stardew Valley, and use it in BoomTown.

BoomTown! Deluxe features
  • 5 Scenarios with unique simulation gameplay features
  • Control illness, crime, dirt and hunger and keep the town happy;
  • An in depth array of tools, graphs and stats are available for you to maximize your town planning strategy;
  • Procedurally generated landscapes;
  • Loads of mining upgrades, buildings and the gold market;
  • Every game of Boomtown! is a unique test of your strategic management skills.

User Rating: 4.3/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 20 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.5
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 20 Mb
Price: Free!

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Published 14 August 2021
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