Download City Building Games - Best Software & Apps

  • Township

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Build a city and farm at the same time

    9
    51 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

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

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

    7
    803 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
    1271 votes
    • PROS: Technically brilliant, Rich in detail and subtlety, Sophisticated economic system, Dynamic gameplay
    • CONS: Always online , Less suitable for solo play
  • Total War: Rome II

    Emperor Edition

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Build an Empire in Total War: Rome II

    8
    941 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

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Disney unleashes its magic on the city building genre

    9
    107 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
    Mac
    Android

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

    10
    12 votes
    • Banished

      1.0.3

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Unfogiving building strategy game with one goal: survival

      7
      306 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
    • 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
    • Millionaire City

      1.0.55

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      City-building fun on your Android phone

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

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone

      You must construct beautiful and functional city!

      8
      18 votes
      • Kingdoms and Castles

        1.0

        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
      • Cars: Fast as Lightning

        1.2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone
        Android

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

        9
        22 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 for Windows 10

        1.0.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

        8
        181 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
      • Stickman Rope Hero 2

        2.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Stickman Rope Hero upgraded means new skills and more

        9
        29 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

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Plan your dream town in Little Big City

        9
        22 votes
        • City Mania: Town Building Game

          varies-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Android

          Amazing and Free City Building Game

          8
          4 votes
          • PROS: Long lasting game play., Fun and addictive.
          • CONS: Crash problems., Video errors.
        • Guava Juice Tub Tapper

          1.0.8

          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.
        • SimCity BuildIt

          1.26.8.82216

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android
          iPhone

          The mother of all city building games lands on Android

          8
          62 votes
          • Stand O' Food City: Virtual Frenzy

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            An interesting mix of city building and restaurant chaos

            8
            33 votes
            • PROS: Varied gameplay, Decent animations, Lots of recipes to master, Requires strategic thinking
            • CONS: Farms harvest very slowly, Customers come too thick and fast, Requires in-app puchases to speed-up
          • Majesty: Gold Edition

            2016

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Fun and engaging real-time city-building SIM platform

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Realistic and engaging real-time graphics, The game can be adjusted to fit different screen resolutions
            • CONS: The platform will not work with newer operating systems, Some find the gameplay slightly repetitive
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