The Best City-building Games for IOS iPhone

Update, : Paragon Pioneers added at rank #10.
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Townscaper (2020)

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quest PC Windows Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Android Xbox One Mac OS Xbox Series X

Instant town building toy


  • city-building
  • building
  • cozy
  • experimental
  • grid
  • relaxing
  • cute
  • sandbox
  • procedural
  • buildings
  • illustration
  • design
  • colourful
  • non-creative
  • balcony

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Actraiser Renaissance (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Android snes mobile phone

Heaven, earth and mankind - Create and destroy everything according to your will! Experience the revival of the '90s classic hit "Actraiser"


  • city-building
  • platform
  • remake
  • simulation
  • side-scrolling
  • action
  • 2d
  • tower-defense
  • boss
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • real-time
  • hack-and-slash
  • scrolling
  • defence

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Tropico 6 (2019)

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Xbox Series X/s Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Linux Playstation 5 Xbox Series X IOS iPhone maybe-Xbox One

The game is tongue-in-cheek in its presentation of semi-democratic banana republics, using a great deal of humor while still referencing such topics as totalitarianism, electoral fraud, and the interventions of powerful companies (United Fruit is implied) and the Cold War superpowers (the United States and Soviet Union).


  • simulation
  • economy
  • city-building
  • political
  • sandbox
  • management
  • strategy
  • construction
  • politics
  • military
  • buildings

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Pocket City (2018)

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Android IOS iPhone

Build your own city as the new mayor. Create residential, commercial, and industrial zones. Build parks and recreation spots. Respond to crime and disasters. Watch your city come alive! No microtransactions or long wait times! Everything is unlocked and rewarded through gameplay. Pocket City re-imagines classic city building simulation gameplay for mobile devices.


  • city-building
  • re-imagines
  • recreation
  • simulation
  • cartoony
  • non-sandbox
  • crime

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Northgard (2018)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Mac OS Linux IOS iPhone Android maybe-IOS iPhone maybe-Xbox One

Northgard is a strategy game based on Norse mythology in which you control a clan of Vikings vying for the control of a mysterious newfound continent.

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  • strategy
  • real-time
  • city-building
  • trading
  • mythology
  • multiplayer
  • military
  • 4x
  • mystery
  • resource
  • resource-management
  • management
  • tile

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Zoo 2: Animal Park (2020)

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PC Windows web browser Android IOS iPhone

The elephants have trampled numerous bugs, the wolves have chased away a number of errors, and the pandas are even happier to play around in their enclosures. Download the update, save Aunt Josephine's zoo and play the latest version of Zoo 2: Animal Park!


  • city-building
  • life
  • building
  • 3d
  • simulation
  • zoo
  • horses
  • narration
  • crafting
  • cute
  • management
  • cartoony
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • atmospheric

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Concrete Jungle (2016)

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PC Windows Mac OS Android IOS iPhone

Concrete Jungle is a city planning deck-building game. Place buildings using cards in your deck and earn new ones as you progress! A genre-blending game packed with cool ideas that swaps micro-management for a more puzzle-like approach to city planning.


  • card
  • city-building
  • deckbuilder
  • local
  • competitive
  • strategy
  • puzzle
  • isometric
  • building
  • grid

8

My Colony (2017)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile IOS iPhone Android

A space colonization and city building simulation game.


  • simulation
  • colonization
  • city-building
  • colony
  • first-person
  • strategy

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Pixel Starships (2020)

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early access PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Meet with roving merchants, and barter your unwanted goods for cutting edge weapons and technology. Prospective bounty hunters can also try their hand at tracking and intercepting wanted fugitives and raiders.


  • free-to-play
  • 4x
  • 2d
  • base-building
  • rogue-like
  • multiplayer
  • city-building
  • space
  • building
  • construction
  • mmo
  • sci-fi
  • resource
  • aliens
  • strategy

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Paragon Pioneers (2022)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Mac OS Linux maybe-IOS iPhone

Paragon Pioneers is a city-building idle game in which you discover, conquer and then build on islands to fulfill the needs of your inhabitants. Even with limited time to play you can enjoy this deep simulation game and follow one of the countless ways to optimize your empire.


  • city-building
  • idler
  • colony
  • medieval
  • tutorial
  • simulation
  • management
  • base-building
  • building
  • stylized
  • crafting
  • economy
  • top-down

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