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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' and is a city building game in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to SimCity for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, Android, iPad 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 Micropolis or Citybound. Other SimCity like games are Megapolis, SimCity BuildIt, City Sandbox and CSM - Cities: Skylines Multiplayer.

SimCity alternatives are mainly City Building Games but may also be Sandbox Games or RTS Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SimCity.
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  1. Cities: Skylines icon

    Cities: Skylines

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Steam
    • Playstation
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox

    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

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    its just better than simcity

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    Best alternative! Beautiful.

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    Citirs: Skylines is not just a alternative to SimCity. In my opnion, it is better! =)

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    Micropolis

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

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    It is the original source code ported into Java.

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  3. Citybound icon

    Citybound

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Citybound is a city building game with a focus on realism, collaborative planning and simulation of 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

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  4. Megapolis icon

    Megapolis

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Amazon Appstore

    The #1 citybuilder game in more than 20 countries with over 10M downloads! One million play every day!

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    SimCity BuildIt

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Build, craft, and control! SimCity BuildIt is an all-new SimCity game designed just for mobile.

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    Some users think SimCity BuildIt is a great alternative to SimCity, some don't.
    mohdel68

    If you are not willing to pay to play, forget about this game. You start with a low budget and hardly any way to improve that. It is a great game if you are willing to p2p.

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    applefan870

    Too many In-App Purchases

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    City Sandbox

    • Windows
    • Windows RT

    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!

    Townlandia, a default save included in the game.
  7. CSM - Cities: Skylines Multiplayer icon

    CSM - Cities: Skylines Multiplayer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cities: Skylines

    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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    GoCity

    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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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    The Settlers (Series)

    • Windows
    • Steam
    • Uplay

    The Settlers is a video game series. The first game in the series is The Settlers (1993). There are eight games in the series, including remakes.

    Represent entire series of The Settlers games.
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  10. Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow icon

    Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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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