So you’re looking for some decent tycoon games? Whether you’re looking for something more on-the-nose, or a complex, nuanced economic/business simulation game, there’s plenty of great options to choose from right now, across a range of themes. This is a classic genre that’s had plenty of love since its early days, with sequels and new blood galore.
While there are plenty of classic tycoon games we could talk about – many of which actually have ‘tycoon’ in the name – we’ve decided to focus on modern highlights, as this is a genre that’s constantly getting new releases and new ideas. We’ve also kept the definition relatively broad, as there are plenty of games that you may not consider strictly ‘tycoon’ games, but have strong business or economic themes with the mechanics to back them up.
From criminal underworlds and banana republics, to high-seas trading and taking commerce to the final frontier, here are ten tycoon games we think you should check out if you’re looking to see what some of the better choices are in this space. We’re likely to keep updating this list as we go, so make sure you check back regularly.
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