Download City Building Games - Best Software & Apps

  • Cities: Skylines

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Is this the city sim we've been waiting for?

    7
    782 votes
    • PROS: Support for mods, Huge cities, micromanagement
    • CONS: Nothing major
  • SimCity

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    All new SimCity, but does the online break the game?

    7
    1266 votes
    • PROS: Technically brilliant, Rich in detail and subtlety, Sophisticated economic system, Dynamic gameplay
    • CONS: Always online , Less suitable for solo play
  • Township

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Build a city and farm at the same time

    9
    44 votes
    • PROS: A fairly balanced game , Grinding buys you a varied set of rewards
    • CONS: Corrupted save-games are rare, but still too common , The game doesn't have a solid direction or end-goal
  • Total War: Rome II

    Emperor Edition

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Build an Empire in Total War: Rome II

    8
    940 votes
    • PROS: Offers both tactical warfare and city-building., An authentic Roman setting.
    • CONS: May be necessary if you own Total War: Rome., Time-consuming and unsuited for more casual play.
  • Banished

    1.0.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unfogiving building strategy game with one goal: survival

    7
    305 votes
    • PROS: Seasons, Aging population, Innovative tools, Attractive graphics, Acceleration feature
    • CONS: Steep learning curve for beginners, Some ambiguities, Taxation takes time to get used to, No multiplayer
  • Disney Magic Kingdoms

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Disney unleashes its magic on the city building genre

    9
    100 votes
    • PROS: Beautiful presentation and animation, Lots to do and unlock, Famous cast of Disney greats
    • CONS: Unlocks can take time, Be aware of free-to-play cost for kids
  • City Island 3

    2017

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Happiness can grow on trees (or by building parks and decorations)

    10
    10 votes
    • Megapolis

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone

      You must construct beautiful and functional city!

      8
      18 votes
      • Guava Juice Tub Tapper

        1.0.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        Guava Juice Stars in his Own Game with Guava Juice: Tub Tapper

        8
        20 votes
        • PROS: Gameplay is simple and addictive., Kept fresh with regular updates and one-off events.
        • CONS: Gameplay may be too repetitive for some players., Kept fresh with regular updates and one-off events.
      • Pixel People

        1.94

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone
        Android

        Splice up your life

        9
        3 votes
        • PROS: Quirky features, Unique graphics and sound, Interesting theme, Addictive
        • CONS: Freezes sometimes and slow to open
      • Kingdoms and Castles

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Build a town and defend it in Kingdoms and Castles

        8
        4 votes
        • PROS: The game is easy to jump into and understand quickly, Chunky comical art style.
        • CONS: Some may find the game too simple, The cartoonish graphics will not be to every taste
      • Cars: Fast as Lightning for Windows 10

        1.0.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Put your foot to the metal in this movie spin-off

        8
        180 votes
        • PROS: Presentation captures the magic of the movie, Simple racing controls, Fun slot car-style racing action, Lets you customize your tracks, All your favorite characters from the movie
        • CONS: City building element can be a distraction, Energy system stops the fun in its tracks
      • Millionaire City

        1.0.55

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        City-building fun on your Android phone

        7
        80 votes
        • PROS: Fun idea, Side missions
        • CONS: Graphics not good, Feels a little rough around the edges
      • SimCity BuildIt

        1.7.8.34921

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        The mother of all city building games lands on Android

        8
        62 votes
        • Stickman Rope Hero 2

          1.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Stickman Rope Hero upgraded means new skills and more

          9
          27 votes
          • PROS: Better weapons and more intelligent NPC AI, The reworked skills tree is fairer
          • CONS: The game sometimes slows down a little as your phone processes the environment, Occasionally there is a movement and control lag
        • City Mania: Town Building Game

          varies-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Android

          Amazing and Free City Building Game

          9
          3 votes
          • PROS: Long lasting game play., Fun and addictive.
          • CONS: Crash problems., Video errors.
        • Cars: Fast as Lightning

          1.2.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          iPhone
          Windows Phone
          Android

          Put your pedal to the metal in this movie spin-off

          9
          19 votes
          • PROS: Presentation captures the magic of the movie, Simple racing controls, Fun slot car-style racing action, Lets you customize your tracks, All your favorite characters from the movie
          • CONS: City building element can be a distraction, Energy system stops the fun in its tracks
        • Ice Age Adventures for Windows 10

          1.0.0.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Chill out with Sid, Manny, Diego, and friends

          7
          153 votes
          • PROS: Varied gameplay elements, Fun, cartoon presentation, Good use of the Ice Age license, Good Facebook integration
          • CONS: Nothing we haven't seen before, Long waiting times if you don't pay for acorns
        • ANNO 2205

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Reach For Space In This Stunning City Building Sim

          10
          1 vote
          • PROS: Stunning visuals and animations, Excellent futuristic story
          • CONS: Requires a decent system set-up, One-off cost to purchase
        • Little Big City

          varies-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Plan your dream town in Little Big City

          9
          22 votes
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