Alternatives to SimCity for all platforms with any license

  • Cities: Skylines

    Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city builder. Out now on Steam! DLC/Expansions: Mass Transit 'NEW' After Dark Snowfall Natural Disasters ...

    • 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 Guest • Aug 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows Steam

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  • Lincity-NG

    Lincity is a construction and management simulation game, which puts the player in control of managing a city's socio-economy. Its name is a play on the title of the...

    • Discontinued discontinued from 2005

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • OpenCity

    OpenCity is a free open source 3D city-building game. In the game, the player builds a city by marking land as commercial, industrial or residential zones. Those zones...

    • Discontinued The prroject seems to be abandoned. There are no more news since 2011.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • TheoTown

    Do you want to build your own city? In TheoTown you can watch your own city growing. Declare zones for residential, commercial or industrial buildings and build road to...

    Free Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

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  • Pocket City

    Pocket City re-imagines classic city building simulation gameplay to mobile for iOS and Android.

    Commercial $ $ $ Android iPhone iPad

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  • SimCity BuildIt

    Build, craft, and control! SimCity BuildIt is an all-new SimCity game designed just for mobile. Your first order of business: create your own gorgeous, unique city...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Rebuild

    Gather survivors of the zombie apocalypse and manage resources while defending against undead attacks. Reclaim the city one square at a time and put your survivors to...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad PlayBook Kindle Fire Steam

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  • Deep Sea Tycoon

    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...

    • 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

    Commercial Windows

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  • Micropolis

    Micropolis is a open city-building simulator game and is based on the original source code of http://alternativeto .

    • Discontinued The online version and theFacebook app are unavailable. The source code and the Java version are available from Google Code.
    • It is the original source code ported into Java. Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • Hot Spring Story

    Build your own resort and propel it to success with but a touch of the finger in this one-of-a-kind simulation! Rooms, restaurants, arcades, and baths--position each...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Dino Island

    Dino Island (also known as Dino Tycoon) is a PC business simulation game developed by Hasbro Interactive and published by Monte Cristo and PopTop Software.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Aquapolis

    Build a thriving underwater city, reveal the truth and save the planet in amazing free to play game!.

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

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  • City Sandbox

    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! ...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

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SimCity Comments

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about SimCity · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

The iPhone version of SimCity sucks. The game has not been scaled down to iPhone size very well; it's obvious that the interface was originally designed for bigger screens. It takes far too many taps on the screen to do anything, and the game doesn't include an autosave feature, which is a strange omission.

Basically, don't use it. The desktop version is what you want.

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I agree all the way. It was 10 bucks when I got it. Wish apple did refunds :/