Last Updated: 2023-05-28

Best city building games for Android

List of apps on the page. Sorted by rating on Google Play.
# Logo App Score Ads IAP Installs
1 Designer City 2: city building Designer City 2: city building 4.8 Yes Yes 1M+ installs
2 Designer City: building game Designer City: building game 4.7 Yes Yes 1M+ installs
3 TheoTown - City Simulator TheoTown - City Simulator 4.6 Yes Yes 10M+ installs
4 City Island 3 - Building Sim City Island 3 - Building Sim 4.3 Yes Yes 10M+ installs
5 Pocket Build Pocket Build 4.2 No Yes 5M+ installs
6 Townsmen Townsmen 4.2 Yes Yes 10M+ installs
Logo Designer City 2: city building

Contains Ads In-app Purchases 1M+ installs

It's easy to get gold without spending much money, and even if you don't want to spend cash, there are still ways to earn cash and gold without having to wait until the next day to get rewards. It's easy to start, and then build your city at your pace. And the prices of the buildings are pretty manageable. It's not that hard to get advancements and achievements. Play until you have no money, then stop playing and come back anytime to collect your money and build some more. You are able to build some really great-looking cities.

Logo Designer City: building game

Contains Ads In-app Purchases 1M+ installs

There is loads of land to build on, really addictive and hours of fun. You can build a city any way you want it, no real money needed; take your time or speed ahead. Also, one can exchange gold for money, which is unheard of in other companies. As you level up, simply by designing a town into a city. Soothing yet educating, it teaches about strategy and to think long-term, as well as how to manage your expenses well. Graphics are good, choices are good, and even costs are reasonable.

Logo TheoTown - City Simulator

Contains Ads In-app Purchases 10M+ installs

The building mechanics were easy to figure out, and there are plenty of maps to build cities on. You can select from one of three characters to help you, and each character has their own mysteries to solve. Best City Simulator for Mobile Devices Make a mode where no disasters take place and you don't have to worry about energy. Ads are well-implemented so they don't get in the way, and are fully optional; this is refreshing for mobile users. One of those little indie gems that is hiding amongst all the generic, micro-transaction based, rehashed garbage. No need to spend money to build, and no ads unless you want to watch one for extra money.

Logo City Island 3 - Building Sim

Contains Ads In-app Purchases 10M+ installs

Fast money: You can easily earn gold coins by watching ads and decent land pricing. There are many tens of thousands of ways to build a city. Easy play, great timing on building, and daily reachable goals to earn advanced play. Excellent, you have learnt a lot about saving budget and managing your city. You will also get money by completing challenges.

Logo Pocket Build

No Ads In-app Purchases 5M+ installs

You can place a scientist's lab building and when you interact with it, it shows a menu that has a lot of upgrades and stuff, like crop upgrades. You can make a whole new map with some, or even no, land and fully customize your own little world. You can build anything, and you can also experience first-person mode - that is so cool! Would allow for much faster creation of mountains and canyons. To have a free mode, like the cheat in Sims, to place an object in any location, like in the air or in another object. For example, give the people an inventory, make different tools using different ores, add caves, and have different seasons.

Logo Townsmen

Contains Ads In-app Purchases 10M+ installs

Not a pay-to-win; there are enough quest rewards to be able to accomplish all goals. No pressure to spend money, keeps you occupied, great graphics overall; it's awesome! It's not necessary to spend money if you go slow and steady. Prestige is very attainable by watching videos. Like maybe a new city builder?.