Download City Building Games - Best Software & Apps

  • Township

    Townshipvaries-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Build a city and farm at the same time

    9
    72 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
  • Cities: Skylines

    Cities: Skylines

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

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

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

    SimCity

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

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

    7
    1283 votes
    • PROS: Technically brilliant, Rich in detail and subtlety, Sophisticated economic system, Dynamic gameplay
    • CONS: Always online , Less suitable for solo play
  • Black & White 2

    Black & White 2Patch 1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Experience Godliness and Create Your World

    7
    85 votes
    • PROS: Unique and fresh, In-depth building fun, Cool powers to experiment with
    • CONS: Not a lot of improvements from the original game, Can become a little repetitive
  • Total War: Rome II

    Total War: Rome IIEmperor Edition

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Build an Empire in Total War: Rome II

    8
    944 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.
  • Disney Magic Kingdoms

    Disney Magic Kingdoms

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Disney unleashes its magic on the city building genre

    9
    116 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
  • Millionaire City

    Millionaire City1.0.55

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    City-building fun on your Android phone

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

    Megapolis1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    You must construct beautiful and functional city!

    8
    20 votes
    • Big City Craft

      Big City Craft5.4.2.mcpe

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Let Your Creativity Loose on this Mobile City Building Simulator

      9
      21 votes
      • PROS: Plenty of creative options - the only limit on what and how you build is your imagination, Multiple modes, including Survival and Unlimited Resources, to test different play styles, A big city sim exclusive to Android is a rare novelty, Reasonably small download size considering the genre
      • CONS: In a world where we already have massive graphical achievements like Sim City, this is one ugly looking game in comparison, City lacks a feeling of 'life' once you've exhausted your creativity, Doesn't add anything to the genre that will bring in newcomers, Difficult to dip in and out quickly for short mobile play sessions
    • Tropico 5

      Tropico 51.03

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A Full Version Action game for Windows

      6
      69 votes
      • Cars: Fast as Lightning for Windows 10

        Cars: Fast as Lightning for Windows 101.0.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

        8
        190 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
      • Cars: Fast as Lightning

        Cars: Fast as Lightning1.2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone
        Android

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

        9
        30 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
      • Banished

        Banished1.0.3

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Unfogiving building strategy game with one goal: survival

        7
        308 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
      • Kingdoms and Castles

        Kingdoms and Castles1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Build a town and defend it in Kingdoms and Castles

        8
        7 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
      • City Island 3

        City Island 32017

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac
        Android

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

        10
        12 votes
        • Pixel People

          Pixel People1.0.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android
          iPhone

          Splice up your life

          3
          3 votes
          • PROS: Quirky features, Unique graphics and sound, Interesting theme, Addictive
          • CONS: Freezes sometimes and slow to open
        • Stickman Rope Hero 2

          Stickman Rope Hero 22.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Stickman Rope Hero upgraded means new skills and more

          9
          31 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
        • Little Big City

          Little Big Cityvaries-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Plan your dream town in Little Big City

          9
          23 votes
          • Anno 1602

            Anno 16021.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Travel back to 1602 A.D.

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Easy game mechanics, Contains in-game tutorial and guide, Historical themes, Multiplayer mode available
            • CONS: Outdated graphics, Not historically accurate, Time consuming, Repetitive gameplay
          • Epic

            EpicOfficial Game 1.3.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            iPhone

            Official game of the animated fantasy movie

            7
            9 votes
            • PROS: Varied gameplay, Multiplayer battle mode, Lots of things to build, Helpful hints and guides, Makes good use of movie tie-in, Pleasant sound effects
            • CONS: Eventually requires lots of waiting around to expand, Graphics and animation look quite rough close up, Can be confusing for those not familiar to these kind of strategy games
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
          #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
          1Cars: Fast as Lightning for Windows 101.0.0.01907.9Windows
          2Total War: Rome IIEmperor Edition9447.5Windows
          3Cities: Skylines8207Windows,Mac
          4SimCity12836.9Windows,Mac
          5Banished1.0.33086.9Windows
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