Best City Building Games for iPhone and iPad in 2020

“A world resides inside your iPhone.” Did you ever hear this quote? It’s time you start building it. Your iPhone’s app store is home to numerous apps. The genres range from strategy games, Puzzle games, Multiplayer games, and the list continue. While most of us have distinct preferences, city-building games are one category that can lure players of any genre and age group. Underlining the same, we would like to share the list of best city-building games for iPhone and iPad. Let’s have a look.

  1. Township
  2. Forge of Empires: Build a City
  3. Airport City
  4. SimCity BuildIt
  5. The Tribez
  6. Megapolis
  7. City Mania
  8. Virtual City Playground
  9. City Island 4 Simulation Town
  10. Designer City

1. Editor’s Choice – Township

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With over 473 Thousand reviews and an average rating of 4.7, the game has everything to fall in love with. Featuring an intriguing interface allows you to build your dream city by opening restaurants, cinemas, and community buildings.

The game runs just like the world around you and allows you to trade with other islands in real-time, explore resources, find ancient artifacts, run your zoo, and many things. It lets you play with your Facebook friends and those in the game community to connect you with a social circle and other players.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from $1.99)

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2. Forge of Empires: Build a City

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The game’s ranked 83 in strategy. Here you get the stage to build and evolve your city from the stone age to modern times. Besides building monuments, residential and commercial properties in your city, you also get to discover buildings & goods and develop new technologies.

To feed the growing city, you also have to manage supplies. Not just this, strengthen your city’s economy by trading with neighbors. Your growth doesn’t confine here. Expand your territory further by discovering new provinces.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from $2.99)

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3. Airport City

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This one’s a little different from others on the list. In the game, instead of building an entire civilization, you build an Airport city. You read that right; the game interface allows you to build the airport of your dreams.

Starting from the basics, you get to collect an entire fleet of some of the coolest and rare aircraft. To further make the game engaging, there are limited-time adventures that bestow you with unique rewards. Not just this, as you grow in the game, you get the chance to reach space. Don’t forget to team-up with your friends and form an alliance.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from $1.99)

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4. SimCity BuildIt

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This game can be the right place to show how creative you are. Reviewed by more than 29,000 users, the game has an average rating of 4.0 stars and falls at number 50 in top strategy games. While the game’s script calls you the mayor of the city, there won’t be a single point you’d feel less than being the superhero.

The game lets you build your city by constructing buildings, bridges, parks, and much more. Don’t forget to connect with Mayors of other cities (online players) and team up to grow your city.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from $0.99)

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5. The Tribez

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Bestowed with an average rating of 4.7 stars by over 21,000 users, The Tribez will take you to an entirely different world of prehistoric times. The adventure game allows you to live the times of the stone age virtually. The game story is designed to give you instances where you’ll do things from finding life on a lost island to living with the last surviving dinosaur.

Not just this, nurture crops and harvest them to sustain and grow. Pet some prehistoric animals and live around with charming characters. All-in-all, if you like being in a fantasy world or the historic times appeal your senses, this game can be the right choice.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from $1.99)

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6. Megapolis

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This game is undoubtedly designed to give you the most captivating experience. The game offers numerous opportunities to grow. You can build an urban infrastructure to match your modern imagination. You can also build research centers to make tech advancements in your city and explore mines and oil resources to strengthen your economy.

The game offers real-time state contests, where you can compete with other players (mayors). There are seasonal and other league events to earn valuable rewards.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from $0.99)

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7. City Mania

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The first thing you’d notice about this game is the funny characters they have added. Talking about the game-play, it is designed to build, expand, and customize your city. To further give it the essence of customization, it allows you to add quirky characters of your choice. Scroll through dozens of options and choose the one you love the most.

But remember, keep track of your resources while building your city. Farming and trade will require your equal attention to succeed in this game.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from $1.99)

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8. Virtual City Playground

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The game has been listed in the top 10 grossing games in 100 countries, including France, UK, Italy, Germany, Japan, etc. The game lets you build a stadium, airport, ice castle, skyscrapers, etc. to further enhance your city’s standard. But wait, the game isn’t just about urban jungle.

Taking an ecological approach, you can plant trees, recycle garbage, add hospitals, fire stations, and upgrade buildings to make your city not just beautiful and safe but also healthier.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from $0.99)

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9. City Island 4 Simulation Town

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The game is part of a popular series. This should assure you about perfection this game is built with. Start with expanding your skyline to build a creative city. It is all on you to transform an isolated island in one of the most happening cities.

Offering high-quality graphics, the game-play enables you to help your citizens and townsmen live a better life. Earn special rewards on completing different tasks and invest them in making your city better.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from $2.99)

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10. Designer City

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Design, Manage and evolve your city with this engaging game. The City stimulation game lets you build premium looking skyline. Besides building it, you can also manage your city by controlling the population, deploying city services, optimize resources, and make new rules.

Once the city starts rolling, it’s time to redesign and evolve. Don’t forget to go green by building green power stations, lakes, and forests.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from $1.99)

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Have you tried any of these games? Or there’s a game we missed adding in the list? Do share with us in the comment section. We would be happy to hear from you.

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