SimCity (Series) Alternatives

    SimCity is described as 'series of city-building simulation games, where you are given the task of founding and developing a city, while maintaining the happiness of the citizens and keeping a stable budget'. There are more than 25 games similar to SimCity for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Cities: Skylines. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Citybound or Micropolis. Other SimCity like games are SimCity BuildIt (Freemium), Deep Sea Tycoon (Paid), City Sandbox (Paid) and CSM - Cities: Skylines Multiplayer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 10, 2021

    1. Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.
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      Cities: Skylines vs SimCity opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Cities: Skylines is a great alternative to SimCity.
      It's got the core mechanics(building, zoning, stats) down flat, and the graphics make it easy for any ole granny to get into it. The graphics are pretty intensive though
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Citirs: Skylines is not just a alternative to SimCity. In my opnion, it is better! =)
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      its just better than simcity
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      Best alternative! Beautiful.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    2. Open-source city building sim with a focus on realism through microscopic details.
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      DGMurdockIII it still in develpment but open source and if it live up to what dev have set up to do will be very very good game
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Micropolis is a open city-building simulator game and is based on the original source code of .

      Discontinued

      The online version and theFacebook app are unavailable. The source code and the Java version are available from Google Code.

      Micropolis vs SimCity opinions
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      It is the original source code ported into Java.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
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      Build, craft, and control! SimCity BuildIt is an all-new SimCity game designed just for mobile.
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      SimCity BuildIt vs SimCity opinions
      Some users think SimCity BuildIt is a great alternative to SimCity, some don't.
      applefan870 Too many In-App Purchases
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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    3. Deep Sea Tycoon is a 2003 video game developed by Anarchy Enterprises and published by Unique Entertainment. This game involves you building an underwater city in 3D. It has a sequel, Deep Sea Tycoon 2, developed by Pixel after Pixel. Represent entire series of Deep Sea Tycoon games.

      Discontinued

      The game's page is no longer available at the official website. It is however available via Archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20140207232644/http://www.anarchyent.com/deepseatycoon/index.asp

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    4. Construct your own towns and cities in this creative 2D building game! City Sandbox lets you develop awesome 2D societies, building-by-building, in any way you like!
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    5. CSM is a multiplayer mod for Cities: Skylines. This mod aims to provide a simple client-server experience where users can play and build together in a single game. Initially, resources such as money, costs demand will be synced between clients.
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      • Steam
      Crime, Unemployment, National Debt, Terrorism, Climate Change...Have you got the answers to the problems that face western industrialized nations? Here is your chance to find out.
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    6. GoCity is a groundbreaking new location-based game that lets you build your own city on the map. You can buy real-world roads and grow your city along them. Explore the game world and expand your city to new areas by moving around in the real world.
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    7. The next epic Futurama adventure has finally arrived! Play with all your favorite characters, build your own New New York, combat against alien species and explore unfamiliar planets on a mission to save the universe!
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