Best city building games for android

When we think of city builder games, the SimCity series of games for PC immediately comes to mind. Recently though, there have been a good amount of quality games for mobile as well. Have a look at some of the city-building games for Android.

1.SimCity BuildIt

with in-app purchases

SimCity BuildIt is a free mobile game application where you will be able to create and build your own dream city, as well as trade, chat and compete with other players worldwide. 

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  • Eugene Barnes

    by Eugene Barnes

    This is one of the best city-building games for Android that you can try out. It has nice graphics, smooth gameplay, and plenty of things to build and More

  • Sean Ye

    by Sean Ye

    The Sims makers always know how to please fantards like me, this had made an impression for me as a great building game for android. Works well with m More

  • by Consuelo Espinoza

    Fun and addicting game. It helped me to get rid of my boredom whenever I don't have anything to do. I like how I have to work hard to achieve my goals More


with in-app purchases
Megapolis is a mega city-builder game with 3D graphics in which you aim to create the best city ever, controlling finances and the main infrastructures. Megapolis: Big Town Tycoon Sim features almost 1000 different constructions.
  • Kevin Qiu

    by Kevin Qiu

    One of the best city building games for Android currently available right now. It's also one of the more serious ones as far as overall gameplay is co More

  • Ding Yu

    by Ding Yu

    This is why I love city building games, I can test my creativity when it comes to a making a place be great!

  • Daniel Rios

    by Daniel Rios

    Megapolis is a city-building game. I loved the SIMs growing up, and was looking for something in a similar spirit. The in-app purchases can get expens More

  • Ann Carpenter

    by Ann Carpenter

    Be careful - Megapolis is addictive. Love finding treasure. Still learning. Check out the user forum!


with in-app purchases
Township is both a city-builder and a farming freemium game in which you will have the chance to create your dreamed city while harvesting at your farm. It includes some features as trading between cities.
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  • Age rating:Everyone

  • Category:Casual

  • Publisher:Playrix Games

  • Size:102.76 MB

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  • Beverly Herrera

    by Beverly Herrera

    As far as the best city building game for Android is concerned, this is a rather unique one to check out. It takes the good elements of city builder g More

  • Vibhore Saxena

    by Vibhore Saxena

    Definitely one of the best city building games for Android, I like managing my own village till it beat New York City.

  • Tiffany Murray

    by Tiffany Murray

    I love city building games like Sim City. I was looking for something similar, so I tried out Township. This is my favorite city building game so far  More

  • Tiffany Barnett

    by Tiffany Barnett

    Township is a fun game, even you need a internet connection to play it, its well worth you while. Township has a really vivid colorful interface, with More

4.The Simpsons: Tapped Out

with in-app purchases
The Simpsons: Tapped Out is an official Simpsons' freemium city-builder game for both iOS and Android devices. You have the nice duty of building your own Springfield and meet their crazy characters.
  • Jacob Perry

    by Jacob Perry

    If you told that this was an interactive episode of The Simpsons, I would have probably believed you. The transition from the show to the game is seam More

  • by Theresa Lane

    The Simpsons:Tapped out lets you create your own version of Springfield! You can use your own cast of classic Simpsons characters to help clean up a n More

  • by Lori Jordan

    I grew up watching The Simpsons so I downloaded this and been playing it for years already. This game made me able to create my own Springfield. Howev More

5.Fallout Shelter

with in-app purchases

Fallout Shelter is a free management game by Bethesda wherein you will have to create a nice and safe vault in the underground, after a nuclear war. You will pick some dwellers and then provide them with a good life.

  • Jose Patterson

    by Jose Patterson

    If you're familiar with Bethesda's Fallout series, then, you'll know what to expect here. While it is much smaller in scale compared to other city bui More

  • Emily Harris

    by Emily Harris

    I usually play this game anywhere and anytime as it can be played offline ehh. TBH i don't really play this type of game because i hate being stressed More

6.Virtual City Playground: Building Tycoon

with in-app purchases

Virtual City Playground is a free-to-play city builder where you not only have to create your city but run it properly. You will need to keep an eye on such things as the transport system or the happiness of your population.

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  • Publisher:G5 Entertainment AB

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  • by Howard Banks

    Lovers of city simulation games rejoice. Virtual City Playground lets you building your dream city as you see fit from the ground up. Limitless number More

  • Gilberto Domínguez

    by Gilberto Domínguez

    This is an iPhone app, not Android. You will need to look elsewhere to find the best for Android, very disappointing.


with in-app purchases
DomiNations is a free-to-play city-builder game in which your main goal will be to create a town and command your citizens to the beginning of the times from the modern ages. You can befriend players online to cooperate or and compete.
  • by Nicolás Lozano

    I love the game and all and ive had for well... god knows how long. The game was perfect up until recently, i cant play the game anymore bc it says th More

  • Kelly Dixon

    by Kelly Dixon

    City building games get the player invested in their own creations. Watching a town develop over centuries of in game time is rather satisfying.

8.City Mania

with in-app purchases
City Mania is a free-to-play city builder where you have to control every single detail for having the greatest city ever, which also means that your citizens have to be happy and proud of the place where they habit. The town-building game is available for Android and iOS.
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  • Age rating:4+

  • Category:Games,Simulation,Strategy

  • Publisher:Gameloft

  • Size:400.67 MB

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  • Teresa Carlson

    by Teresa Carlson

    This is a super fun app to use your imagination and build a city of your dreams. I have lived in several cities and have enjoyed different parts of each. This app lets me take what I liked best of my previous cities and combine them into this app. I  More

9.City Island 3

with in-app purchases

City Island 3 is a free mobile game application which is the sequel to the popular city-building game developed by Sparkling Society where you can build and create your own exotic tourist paradise island.

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  • Deborah Woods

    by Deborah Woods

    This is one of my favourite games. It is so easy to play not just that i am also able to build and decorate islands. Basically, it is like i own the island and i have to sustain it.

10.Biz Builder Delux

Paid: $4.99

Biz Builder Delux is a business/city building simulation game developed by Kairosoft Co., Ltd. Biz Builder Delux allows players to develop and grow their own virtual business.

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  • Ethan Perry

    by Ethan Perry

    Biz Builder Delux is definitely the best city building games for Android I've come across. It's such an amazing simulation game and I really like the ability to grow my own business. I find myself playing it all the time and find that it stimulates m More

11.Little Big City

Free download
Little Big City is a free city-builder simulator where you as a major have to make use of all kind of tools and resources to get both your city flourished and your citizens happy. Some offtopic-like minigames are included. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
Little Big City

Little Big City

  • by Lorenzo Gálvez

    Unfortunately this app is no longer available on Playstore. I had this before on my phone but now i am using a new phone so I tried to download it but More

  • Olivia Davidson

    by Olivia Davidson

    Very popular game with decent graphics. There could be some improvements but it is all in all a good fit for this topic. There are few complaints comp More

  • Sara Washington

    by Sara Washington

    For anyone who likes city building games and platformers, Little Big City is one of the best games available for android. The game let's me build and  More


Did you know that the antecedent to the city-building game genre was a text-based strategy video game where putting up infrastructure wasn’t even a game feature? Hamurabi, spelled as such due to the eight-character limit in older computers, consists of a total of ten rounds where the player, leading an empire as the ancient Babylonian king Hammurabi, manages the kingdom’s grain, gold, and land in an attempt to grow your economy, enabling it to support a larger population all the while battling the occasional plague. The game captured the interest of both players and game creators alike, sparking an influx of expanded versions and similar games wherein every decision made affects the game’s outcome.

Among these aforementioned games is George Blank’s Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio, released in 1978. The game is considered as one of the most notable, as it introduced a wide variety of buildings that a player can construct to improve the city’s progress and development. Most of the elements in a city-building game were taken from Santa Paravia like taxes, infrastructure, natural disasters, population growth and decay, and approval ratings. Features included in these two classic games are what shaped modern city-building games that are popular in today’s market. If you want to play and experience city-building games, it would usually have to be on a PC. Nowadays, it possible to get the same level of quality on mobile as well such is the case with Android. The best city-building games for Android feature little to no difference with their PC counterparts.