Cities: Skylines is my favorite video game of all time. In it, you build a city from scratch, dealing with all the minutia that entails, from planning sewage and electrical systems, to deciding tax rates and enacting city ordinances, to maintaining a workable industrial supply chain to transform natural resources into consumer goods. While it glosses over some details of civic planning, as a whole, Cities: Skyline is fun because of its complexity (SimCity this ain’t). Sure, it’s time consuming and tedious to create a road system free of traffic congestion, but when the goods get to the stores easily, and the people get to work with no hassle, it’s immensely satisfying.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Macintosh operating systems