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App name
Pocket City
Description
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 iOS devices. Note: Landscape and portrait mode can be toggled in the settings menu during gameplay, or by tapping the icon at the top right of the start screen.
Well worth the $4~ asking price
by LJH08 on 2019/02/15 05:10
Good actual game. No in app purchases that I’ve seen. I was skeptical for 4 dollars but it is actually one of the best city building games I’ve ever played on mobile. I’ve got insanely tired of every game being about waiting for timers or spending more money every day. This is like an indie steam game. About opposite of most other games on the App Store. It’s got good controls for mobile, I just wish the feature set was a little more filled out. No water line management, subway, etc. Hopefully some more in depth features will be added in the future or in a sequel.
Fantastic app, but kinda small.
by MHS505 on 2019/02/13 22:52
Great app, it’s quick, breezy, and easy, but once you get all the land in your sector, everything slows down. You can’t build any more houses, no more zones, nothing. You have to use the events for XP. I’m currently level 95, but I need to get to 99. But I can only get XP from the events. Which have a five minute wait time. Edit: Also, the missions where you have to find something are way too specific. I’m on the one where you have to find a busker, and I’ve scoured my city, and I cannot find one at all.
Love it but 1 issue
by Imminent Storm on 2019/02/11 20:55
I love this city builder. No micro transactions that have ruined the freemium genre. Some complain about the zoning & the lack of building variety but I think the simplicity works better. I’ll agree with other reviewers that the map is small but I don’t consider it a deal breaker. Only 1 real major complaint that I’ve seen in other reviews is the game does lag after city starts to become decent size & you gain levels. It is very noticeable after you have unlocked a lot of buildings & start projects. Even 1 building project can severely increase lag & occasionally crash. It doesn’t make it unplayable as I’ve seen in some games but it is irritating
Add more!
by 0ver.1t on 2019/02/11 19:21
This game is great, just needs more for you to get and unlock. More land to use!
No in-app purchases
by Thatperson1122332211 on 2019/02/10 05:57
This is a great game on its own. I bought it, though, specifically because there are no in-app purchases. You can just enjoy the game without the game constantly asking for more money.
A Literal Masterpiece
by AnimalKing93 on 2019/02/09 21:11
Ok, after my experience with SimCity, I had given up on finding a design city design game. Every on scams you, expect Pocket City. At first, I was like, “Yeah, no micro-transactions. I got ya...” but know, I am in love with it. I mean it is literally one of the best mobile games out their!!! The cute characters, incredible graphics, not to mention the relaxing gameplay, makes it totally worth the money. Thank you devs for an amazing game that (amazingly) doesn’t scam the buyers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fix the bug
by bob_rosd on 2019/02/09 02:04
There is a bug that shows that I need to supply power and water to buildings but when I build them it still shows the message
Very laggy
by shrek998 on 2019/02/08 19:39
The game becomes very laggy when the city gets larger.
Very Good!
by travoose1 on 2019/02/08 18:29
Been playing this game for about 24 hours. I am very impressed. I always wanted to get into a simulation game for a city, but I found that other games put too much emphasis or under-emphasized the graphics, this game hits the sweet spot, not too adult or “whiz-bang”, but right where they should be for a semi-mobile feel. Aside from the graphics, the gameplay itself fits the device that it is on, has a neat build quality to it and shows tons of limitless potential. One thing I questioned the developer on (which is why I won’t give it 5-stars) is the ability to sync across multiple devices so gameplay can continue across these devices. Perhaps utilize Apple’s iCloud syncing capability? Another feature I would think would be cool would be a micro-game within this game that would allow users to build and manage a theme park of some sort...just a thought. Definitely do not pass on this game, it is worth the money.
No micro transactions
by mrRoog on 2019/02/08 16:59
I had to rate 5 stars and comment on its addictive nature
Well...
by Cvir on 2019/02/08 04:45
Once you understand how the game works it just gets boring. Idk it’s just my opinion but I feel like there isn't much to the game which is a shame. Its okay I guess.
The better Sim City
by Johnsbar on 2019/02/07 18:00
Like the original Sim City. Build a thriving city, with low traffic, crime, pollutions, and good profits and satisfaction from inhabitants. No IAPs just a fun city simulator
Not worth $5
by Oshywott12813 on 2019/02/07 15:10
Not worth the money
Great game, but kills my battery
by DougTX on 2019/02/07 02:06
Really good game, but it drains my battery very quickly on my X. The phone also gets very hot...seems it may need some optimization. Took one star off for the massive battery drain.
Good but short lived
by Tspree on 2019/02/06 15:16
After just a few hours I’ve maxed out the entire buildable space. I can’t believe there isn’t a way to further expand the city. Games like this should be never ending. Please let us expand the map! I’ll revise my review once I can play again
Great for on the go!
by WRS15743 on 2019/02/05 07:23
Finally, a sim game that’s perfect for playing bits at a time! Easy to learn, fun to play, awesome design, looks great on my phone, automatic saves, this was really well done and I’m happy to support a developer that charges a very fair price and no greedy IAPs. Perfect for busy people who can’t spend hours a day on a game (though you’ll want to!). Well done!!
Won’t load past title screen
by RyanOtto4997 on 2019/02/05 05:44
Great game. Have had it for 2 days and couldn’t put it down, But now when I open up the up it just shows the loading screen and the bar never loads.
I THOUGHT this game was gonna be good
by jokull 🤔 on 2019/02/05 00:26
Terrible waste of money, there’s nothing to do, and I hope it you see this before buying this game just know this, you will be super disappointed Ps. It takes like 10 min to beat
Waste of Money
by EatMyEntireButthole on 2019/02/04 02:38
No app has ever wasted my money worse than this. I thought it had promise since it was a paid app, and usually you get the quality you pay for, but this game is just boring as all hell, and has no payout. Cities are small and the quests all feel like a tutorial. If it were free or at least $2, i probably wouldn’t complain. But $4??? For this garbage??? I want my money back. Is it a bad game? No, not at all. The developers did a decent job. Is it worth $4? Not on THIS planet.
Good fun! Stays busy. However...
by Qexodus on 2019/02/04 01:50
Let me preface by saying, this game is excellent. If you love Sim City, BUY THIS! Lots and lots of fun. My main critiques are as follows. - The Orientation of buildings often make absolutely no sense. When you build residential areas, you will often have homes with their front lawns/walkways facing other buildings, instead of the street. The same can be said of pretty much all the other types of buildings as well. - The Crime/Fire alerts are very annoying to me, and disrupt gameplay. I’m the Mayor - isn’t my job to run the city? I built police station/fire stations so I didn’t have to worry about making sure I dispatch either one anytime there is an issue. Otherwise... Bravo. Very fun game, and well made.
Game was a waste
by game was a waste on 2019/02/03 19:45
It wouldn’t even let me click on it
No micro transactions!
by gsusnake on 2019/02/03 19:13
So refreshing to see a game without “energy” and “tokens” and micro transactions.
How games are meant to be
by Cool_Duck_Enterprises on 2019/02/03 17:43
I wish games were still this way - no micro transactions, no bombardment of ads, no pay to play. You but this game and that’s it. You have all the access. It’s simple and easy to pick up but also challenging and fun. It’s one of the few games that respects the player and isn’t just some cash grab. Games like these are true games - the purpose is to entertain and cater to the player, not the other way around. I wish all companies produced games like these. Thank you
best game ever mad
by Helenehej on 2019/02/03 04:15
this is the best mobile game i have ever played in my entire life and i wish it never had an end i completely finished my first map in 2 days (lots of play time in 2 days though) but whenever the rocket blast happened i was pretty sad, definitely buy and play
Great game, a new sim city
by Smac2016 on 2019/02/03 01:58
Excellent game. Had good 50-60 hours of play. Think I’ll come back to it every now and then, fun. Hope it gets upgrades.
Best City Building Game EVER!
by Kid-Friendly-Games on 2019/01/31 20:17
You get to build a mini city yet it is not that small in your mind! Great controls and easy controls and easy to build buildings and other stuff! The graphics are In HD witch makes it so fun! Also the people in your city say nice stuff👍! You can even see the person who said it if you zoom in! 5/5
Fantastic City Builder
by EricTurner on 2019/01/30 14:31
I picked this app up and I’ve played for six hours straight. There’s no gems to pay for with real money, everything is super attainable and can be reached just by playing the game. Also no energy to worry about to slow you down. I’ve had a blast building my city, optimizing traffic, crime, fire safety, supply and demand, jobs, education, taxes, healthcare. This little app has so much for you to do and I absolutely love it.
Exactly Right.
by tpkrause on 2019/01/29 06:06
This app is exactly what I want in a city building simulation app. No weird ads or anything, just constant, addictive gameplay. Hopefully there will be upgrades with new buildings.
Fun but old
by Jon12332256446647654 on 2019/01/29 00:46
Look don’t get me wrong, I love this game but I think it needs more of a story. After a while the game just got Boring.
Unrivaled mobile city builder
by Eric E Britt on 2019/01/27 17:18
Simcity buildit is a total scam aimed at sucking as much money out of people as possible. This, on the other hand, is an incredible game. I can of recommend it enough
We need more apps like this!
by _jake8890_great on 2019/01/26 19:56
Micro transactions have ruined most mobile city builders, we need more games like this!
Great game, simple. One extreme issue.
by TheBadHabit on 2019/01/26 00:58
Huge issue with the game heating up my iPad while playing, a few minutes pass where the heat becomes noticeable. Can you fix that? So far I have gotten to where I can use the extra zone textiles. I hope there will be more added to this game, it is lacking some of the variety of structure in building a city, also be having to figure out how you set up sections of highway since power or water does not run with it. It is alright since it doesn’t have ads and no iap. But I can tell that you might spend time to make a city if you are a beginner, but you tend to get the ball rolling fast if you had to deal with sim city build it for a while. So I hope they add more to it.
Nice city builder
by Mama of 3 on 2019/01/25 17:55
I really like this game I’ve had it for about 20 minutes and already feel accomplished but a thing that would make the game better is the ability to rotate building and maybe parking lots or something like that but this game is still amazing
Doesn’t work in landscape mode
by 48didjdi9ejcu888 on 2019/01/25 10:34
So I can’t play it while charging my Ipad. Stilted gameplay, awkward controls, unlovely graphics, but still enjoyable. And yeah, no annoying in-app purchases. But the non-landscape mode is a serious flaw. I immediately delete free games that don’t work in landscape, but alas, I paid $3.99 for this one, foolishly assuming it would play in landscape mode.
Love This Game
by Spotts_420 on 2019/01/24 05:46
I could play this game forever. I looooove building and management games and there are a lot of good mechanics to keep it interesting. I hope they continue to build on it because they are great at what they do.
No in-app purchases
by tsbayne on 2019/01/23 19:25
This game is fantastic. The thing I love about it the most is that there are no in app purchases or micro transactions required. Highly appreciative of the creators taking that route and happy to support them.
A game with no fees thanks
by Khal1 on 2019/01/21 04:31
This is a solid game. However, what a joy to just buy a game and be able to play without having to watch videos, ads or come ons to spend money in order to advance. This is how it should be. Thank you.
Game Ideas
by WinWein168 on 2019/01/20 01:16
Mega Buildings - Complete quests to gain Mega Building blueprints. - Use Mega Building blueprints to construct Mega Buildings. This can be implemented by putting MB blueprints into the special tab. You won’t be able to purchase them so, instead there will be text that says “Storage: [number of blueprints]”. - To construct a mega building, place it on a high density building and it will turn into a MB. - Mega buildings increase city attractiveness and count as a commercial and residential zone. Low density building around Mega buildings turn into high density buildings. - Mega buildings require extra water and power. Some Quest Ideas: - “Construct 50 high density buildings.” [The Grand City] - “Construct 15 large parks” [The Grand Park] - “Construct 20 highway roads” [The Grand Road] Mega Tower - Costs $250,000. Counts as a residential, commercial, industrial, park, safety, and education building/zone. Found under the special tab. - Adds any random event in the game on to the event tab. - Boosts money gained from commercial zones.
Overpriced for length
by swissvine on 2019/01/19 17:29
Basically finished the game after 1 day, it was fun and the game is nicely made but there is not that much content and very little replay-ability. For the price tag it is not worth it! Every upgrade is stuck behind a leveling wall, you never have to make any meaningful choices, you just wait to level up to get the next building, place it, and repeat. If you’re going to be spending 5 dollars to buy a game get a full fledged game like stardew valley or terraria.
Exactly what you’d expect
by JacobWebb on 2019/01/18 14:33
Excellent game. City Skylines/Sim City on the go. Controls are well designed and easy to navigate. First game on iOS that I have ever played that actually felt fun to play with UI/UX that works.
Very Bad Graphics and Sound
by TRASHMAN420 on 2019/01/15 19:57
I purchased this game based on the reviews and screenshots. I am immensely disappointed by the low quality of the product. I can’t even evaluate the gameplay because the visuals and sounds are so terrible. The graphics are soft, grainy and pixilated, and it gets worse when you zoom in. Based on the screenshots I assumed it would have a crisp, low detail look with a pastel palette. Instead it’s just a mushy, pixelated mess. Why wouldn’t the objects be polygonal? There is no reason to use low resolution raster graphics and they look terrible. Why does this keep happening (PAKO forever). The sound design is bad too. I can’t tell if the effect for the “ping” sound on each dialogue pop up is good because it’s clipping! I know it’s not my headphones or volume, I tested against many other applications. The sound designer needs to re-EQ the sound effects and clean up this sloppy job. I wish I could get a refund. Or if the developer corrects these huge oversights I would happily try the game again and revise my review. Otherwise, buyer beware - this is a poorly crafted product.
Worth it
by Yemi Cruso on 2019/01/14 20:01
This is easily the best city simulation game that I have played in 20 years.
Best game ever (audio on the other hand)
by froggyboi1284873728384838 on 2019/01/13 21:29
So this is game is 9/10 and it would be 10/10 but the sound is sos bad because when ever I play the game everything is fine but the audio is like static on a tv I don’t know if that’s how it’s supposed to be but I don’t know if there’s away to fix this I’m playing on iPad also have it on iPhone but I don’t think it does this on my iPhone but everything else is awesome and when the people talk it sounds super creepy but love the game I know this will be fixed maybe 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
Amazing
by Eli12321stlmo on 2019/01/12 15:29
5 stars hands down. This app is so worth it. It’s very immersive and rewarding. I love not having to wait days for things and not having micro transactions. What I would love for this game, (other than things like more content, themed buildings, etc. as mentioned by others), is: 1. Take off the rebuild all option after a disaster on expert mode. This game would be a lot more challenging if you had to remember and rebuild by hand what was destroyed. (But maybe still gain money/XP for it). 2. Have a few more variables for taxes/gaining money. While trying to raise money in the beginning can be really tough, there’s not a whole lot to look out for other than changing taxes from high to low and exporting resources. Some possible ideas could be: tourist income, stocks, more tax options, etc. 3. More hazards would be cool. Not just disasters, but maybe car crashes destroy buildings. Or the busiest roads wear out and are unusable until replaced. Overall though the game is still really fun. One final thing I want to mention is that if you offered all this stuff plus bonus content as a big DLC for a buck or two, I wouldn’t mind paying. Obviously game development takes a lot of work and with all these requests from different people it’s sure to eat away well passed what you’ve earned already.
Worth every penny and then some!
by MadCow2424 on 2019/01/12 15:14
It’s what you wish the free games were! Absolutely amazing! Honestly I would pay twice the price for this game!
Disappointed
by Yohi on 2019/01/11 20:26
I got this game because it had good reviews, but I wish I could get my money back because I ended up being very disappointed with it. I got it yesterday and when going to play I find out you can not move buildings if you decide to change their locations or switch directions on how they look which is what you can do in any other building game. Truly disappointed.
Orientation
by fleaht5 on 2019/01/11 06:44
Please fix the bug where the orientation is messed up and will not conform with the locked orientation
Great app, but basic and buggy
by ayoung5555 on 2019/01/11 03:07
Worth the money. Has lots of variety and different modes, but lacks precise controls, and there are a multitude of bugs. When you zoom out, no matter the quality, sometimes skyroads go in front of buildings, basically the render order is ignored, and the town hall changes colors to the default. Traffic is illogical, and goes down empty roads to nowhere. The traffic map is red in areas of no cars and green in areas where traffic is heavy, and inconsistant in general. I’ve experienced water pump issues too, but I’m not sure about the root cause. If you can overlook the simplicity of the game and a few bugs, it is a great city simulator.
I can only build roads.
by disgruntlebear on 2019/01/11 00:05
Since this last update I can only build roads. I can not build highways, bridges, or rails. Please fix developers.
I love this game
by Vonmaxinator on 2019/01/10 22:42
This game was very fun to play! Even though it took a lot of time, that time just flew by. I wish there were more events though, and after lvl 80 there isn’t much to do. I still love this game!
Meh
by AmericanMuscle302 on 2019/01/10 19:26
Pretty disappointing. The game has major balance issues. Money increases so quickly that it doesn’t matter what you do with your city. Just wait 15 seconds and you’ll be able to afford your purchase. Therefore no real strategy or game factor to it.
Roads
by NeoNixie on 2019/01/10 18:23
After the new update, I can only place roads, no bridge or rail or highway..
Update
by TheSamurix16 on 2019/01/10 16:33
Thanks for the new update but I can’t find the soil or palm trees also I can only build roads I can’t build bridges or anything else.
Great!
by IanIanHLH on 2019/01/09 22:22
I have never written a review before but this game is really fun! I love the idea and everything included in this game. There is only 1 thing I would like to suggest. Add more buildings!!! There are already many buildings and structures added into this game but a couple more could make the game a lot better.
Super Good But...
by joooooooooooonathan on 2019/01/09 17:02
The game Is amazing but I think you should add more events and buildings. Like a boardwalk and zombie apocalypses.
Awesome app!
by Imacker35 on 2019/01/09 07:57
This app is by far the best city building game when it comes to simplicity, however I wish there was a “friend” aspect to it where you can connect with other contacts and share import/exports and help each other out. Also it’s great in the beginning but it starts to dull out as you unlock everything. You can only upgrade zones to level 2 and the exports max at $2700/sec. Still an incredible app, but I wish there was more to work for in later levels!
Short and un-expansive, not like Sim City, not worth $4
by mclark95 on 2019/01/09 06:35
Bought this game based on reviews and descriptions, but did not get anywhere near my moneys worth. The game is short. I finished the game in 3 hours. I maxed out the upgrades and filled the map expected the map to sheet bigger after I bought all the land but it doesn’t. The map area is TINY even when set to “large”. You have no room to create to your hearts content. You can’t build suburbs around a metropolis because there is no room. The game kept telling me I needed more commercial zones but I had no room to build anymore. The game is like the early sim city games based on zones but it would be nice to have more control over the population densities and whether it’s a small town feel or a city full of skyscrapers. While the graphics are enjoyable and the natural disasters add a fun twist, the game is seriously not worth 4 dollars and I feel ripped off after seeing that the game is maxed out and you get bored after a day.
Amazing
by 🤯😋🤷🏼‍♀️🔥 on 2019/01/08 20:37
I have never liked games like this where you built your own city but this is the exception. This game is perfect, I play it all the time. There is no in game things to purchase or stamina or anything like that. Game is great
Great game for 2 bucks. No micro transactions
by Blackfur40 on 2019/01/08 20:11
Great game could use some more efforts in animation but style and gameplay is very good. Thought more buildings and a much bigger area to build a city. Also maybe add in a way to rotate certain buildings. Also money feels way to easy to make and the progress of the game is a bit fast. Maybe make certain things take more time. Other than that wonder building game. Update after a few hours of play time. Needs more land and much bigger area to build a city much much bigger. But other than that good game. To many mini quest though. Like put 5 of these down and then bam xp. Kind of lame. Also the sky train thing is so counter active it hurts more than helps.
So much fun!
by Radness1021 on 2019/01/08 12:47
Played sim city build it before this and that is a pay to win game. This game has it all with a nostalgic feel to it.
Limited upgrades
by Cameron12345678987654321 on 2019/01/07 02:12
I bought this game based off the reviews and I have to say for the price I expected a little more. The game feels very incomplete, unable to control the actual buildings you put in. You just define a zone as residential or commercial or industrial and the games throws in some nice looking buildings and some super ugly buildings. I’m also amazed that there is no rotation of the map, that or I have been unsuccessful and finding out how to rotate the map. Speaking of rotating you also cannot rotate buildings you just build them... I’d advise anyone who like city building games to save their money, this one is not worth it. As for my title of limited upgrades I am disappointed that you can’t upgrade residential buildings to skyscrapers. I like creating zones, having a “city” with downtown area and then a suburb or even a rural area... maybe updates will come but I’m not holding my breath.
How all Games Should Be
by Andreww3232 on 2019/01/07 02:08
Love this game. No ads, very immersive and lots of fun. Can’t wait for future updates and features lol!
Fun City Builder
by OROCKS on 2019/01/06 20:16
It’s what a mobile games should be easy to pick up and play for a few minutes. It is also nice there are no in app purchases! Wish the game had more depth to what you can do and better controls with the traffic. Hope they keep updating the game to keep the gameplay alive. After you beat it the game just dies on replays
Give us more space!!
by Mabdjcjcjd on 2019/01/06 16:54
This game is great, I love how easy it is and how there’s no micro transactions, but there’s one thing that’s wrong with it. We need more space to grow our city! I’ve already filled up my whole map and can’t do anything else with it. Please give us more space 🙏
How did this get 5 stars?
by Roniniku on 2019/01/06 07:54
This game is BORING. After finishing it once, in less that a day, there’s nothing more you can do. Land size is very limited and after hitting around level 100, the only rewards are money which you probably already have a tonne of. Very disappointed in this game. I wish that I could get my money back. I seriously can’t fathom why anyone would give this 5 stars...what a waste.
Wow
by A future pilot on 2019/01/05 01:19
Welp I’m just gonna day I don’t review often, but this game amazed me. I love the extremely short build times that allows you to grow your city to a decent sized metropolis in just one afternoon. I was reluctant to buy it because it was 2 dollars, but playing I could see it being more. The overall premise is simple that allows you to get the game, spend maybe 5 minutes learning the tutorial, and then take that and grow it exponentially. I’ve had the game for maybe 3 days now and I’ve almost maxed out my first city. If you are reading this and you have an extra 2$ ( don’t know why you wouldn’t) I highly recommend this game.
Awesome, but
by Jameson Nguyen 2300302 on 2019/01/04 20:04
The game is amazing. It’s fun to play and build my city, but I feel like the map needs to be even bigger and there needs to be more quests and buildings. Like skyscrapers. There still needs to be more things added, but in the mean while it still fun to play.
Best Choice for your child or yourself
by Hc9875 on 2019/01/04 14:20
This app is what a city building game should be. I played SimCity perhaps 20 years ago when in my 20’s, and learned a lot with it. Now, I wanted my child to have a similar experience. This is the only city building game I could find in the AppStore that delivers that experience without the cancer of InApp Purchase. A child should be able to play a game, and learn from it, without being routinely, intentionally, maliciously frustrated, for the sole purpose of getting dollar after dollar after dollar tricked out of his or her parents. This city building app is just as feature rich and thoughtful as the version of SimCity I used to play (I believe it was SimCity 2000), and it is everything that the current version of SimCity for iOS is not. When searching the AppStore for city building Apps, as far as I am concerned, this App should be at the top of the list, if not the only one on the list, with all the others banned as the ripoff-schemes they are.
New favorite!
by kjjackson83 on 2019/01/04 04:35
This is a terrific city simulator—intuitive, fresh graphics, NO IAPs (!!), and a sandbox mode. A few little tweaks might make it even better (customization via signs and building/place names would be neat), but this is GREAT! Reminds me very much of SimCity 2000!
Love it - just wish for 1 thing
by JnneMrie on 2019/01/03 16:28
I love this game! It’s very addictive and all-inclusive. I just wish there was a way to grow natural trees. At higher levels, you can make mountains, water, and sand, but you can’t do natural trees (which my OCD finds very frustrating). Otherwise, I can’t get enough of this game.
💯⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
by matt_nelson on 2019/01/03 09:44
Better than pretty much every city sim out there! Well worth the small price to pay for such quality. I’d probably pay more in fact.
The humor
by important person 17 on 2019/01/02 20:12
When I saw the character say “ I like pineapple on my pizza” I chuckled a bit but when another citizen responded it said “ YOU MONSTER” and I lost it that was so funny.
Great game
by AbraMoose Lincoln on 2019/01/02 18:13
This game is fantastic, so much so that I would love to have more buildings to unlock and put into it.
I LOVE THIS!
by A person who playes this game on 2019/01/02 16:16
This app is great! When I bought it I didn’t know it would be so fun! It’s probably one of my favorite apps of all times! ❤️
Fantastic game but battery drainer
by Bob838474738 on 2019/01/01 22:08
Loving this game so far but the biggest issue is that it drains your battery quite fast. I don’t know if it’s because there’s a lot animations and things going on or if it’s because of something else. Other than that it would be perfect.
Worth it
by FattyFkapJack on 2019/01/01 20:47
This game is absolutely amazing. It’s addicting and easy to learn. I absolutely LOVE how there is a Sandbox Mode! The only “problem” is that I just get so overwhelmed and I don’t know where to start when building a new city. I mean the possibilities are endless. There aren’t any pop up ads or advertisements asking you to buy in-app purchases, which there are NONE. My 1 dollar and 99 cents was spent very well. If you are looking into to buying this game, I say “DO IT” you will now be disappointed!
I love every bit of it
by Joeyteezzz on 2019/01/01 20:18
The game is fantastic keep up the good work guys! If there is one thing I could suggest though is a prison and a court. I would love to see a prison because it would just make the game feel much more realistic in the sense that a police department can’t hold a whole towns worth of prisoners and there could be room for another disaster with a prison break/riot. I would also love to see a court because it would also make the game feel more realistic. Just food for thought great game keep up the good work.
Fun for a while
by Zach_Lane77 on 2018/12/31 06:57
As far as city building games go, for iOS this has to be the best. Through building my first city, I learned all the basics and decided keep advancing that city. But after I was happy with my city, I had lost things to do. So after trying on a harder difficulty, I found the game easy and repetitive. This would get 5 stars but it needs more modes and things to do.
Hands down one of the best games
by Kigas on 2018/12/31 03:30
I have played my share of mobile games and this one is for sure one of the best ever. Beyond the genre of city simulators, this game is still top tier. Wonderful design and UI. Many game developers can learn from playing this game.
Best building game ever!!!
by Camster man yeah on 2018/12/30 23:39
Two words SANDBOX MODE. The game is good but sandbox mode takes the cake where you can basically do whatever you want. This game puts sim city to shame
Best City Builder Game Ever.
by A fan of temple run! on 2018/12/30 20:25
This game is the best. I’m addicted to it. My only complaint is I wish there were more things to build.. I like to design sandbox cities, and it gets a little boring when I just build the same things just in different places. Adding more stuff like churches/temples, graveyards, more service buildings, more leisure buildings. Just more of everything lol. That would be so so cool.
Great game!
by Cthuluthu69420 on 2018/12/30 16:21
Little to no bugs and best of all no in-app purchases
Refreshingly great game!
by John Burke on 2018/12/30 14:44
In a world of In-app purchases, pay to unlock, pay to speed up and arbitrary gems and coins, it’s SO nice to have found a fun, casual, well-paced city building game without all the paywall nonsense. I started the game last night and smoothly progressed through 50 levels without growing frustrated or having to wait 6 hours for a building to be built. Don’t let the fun and simple graphics fool you, there’s a deep layer of controls in place akin to Sim City. You control your taxes, toggle maps to see where you need to improve, land management functions, etc. The quests keep things interesting while not intrusively forcing you to complete them. An all around fun game to play for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Get it.
The best iOS game I’ve played!
by FratZac on 2018/12/30 09:25
This is honestly the highest quality game I’ve played on iOS. It’s free of bugs, it doesn’t beg you for in app purchases, it doesn’t exactly what it sets out to do and it’s engaging. I love that it is one flat cost and no sort of IAPs to speed up building etc. I would pay 5 maybe even 10 dollars for this game! I’m hooked and my phone has died twice since I bought this game because I just can’t put it down. To sum it up this is a polished pure fun game that sets the standard for other iOS games!
Crashes ruin an otherwise fun experience
by Mnollen on 2018/12/29 19:30
Game crashes over and over whenever I get to level 40-45 or so. Game is a lot of fun, while it lasted, but the instability kills it for me.
The water generator
by hzgvhhwkwp on 2018/12/29 15:07
The water generator does not work and makes the game impossible
Best mobile city builder
by Milezinator on 2018/12/28 06:23
I literally spent half a day playing this when I got it. Getting bored finally, but the period of captivation is well worth $4. Unlike other city builders, there is very little waiting involved.
Spectacular!
by ScallywagSix on 2018/12/28 05:36
This is the mobile city building game I have wanted for so long. Also generally sets the bar for what I look for in a good mobile game altogether. Easy to jump right into and get going quickly, easy to put down if you need to stop for a moment, no micro transactions, fun mini quests (price is a bit too low in my opinion). Would love to see some additional complexity as well as bigger, more interesting maps, but wow is this still amazing. Really great work from this solo developer. Hope you build either on top of this franchise with expansions or produce sequels that offer more features in the future. If you offer a more complex sequel I would definitely set the price a bit higher, I feel like I got way more than I paid for and would be willing to kick some cash your way for a kickstarter or something.
DingleBerryPumperNickel
by WhoppadooFromTheGreatGoMA on 2018/12/28 03:03
Hey so this is a really well done game, and a great city builder. My only complaint is the lack of content so to speak. It has a ton of potential to be a complete and great city builder game (not that it isn’t great now). Honestly it lacks content like more buildings maybe a research tab where you research technologies to improve the city. I think that nuclear power should be a thing, meteor showers would also be cool as like a natural disaster. Not much else I can think off the top of my head. Thats really all I wanted to say is that it needs a bit more content, I got this game a day ago and I’ve played for about five hours already because its fun.
Enjoyable
by dschni on 2018/12/27 15:34
I really enjoyed this game at first but it got old fast, just cause there aren’t a lot of options after you optimize your city and complete the quests. I would love to see an addition/expansion/optional level in which you add something similar to the “ordinances” of sim city. Or maybe just more/new quests but idk if that’s enough of a change. Overall solid game especially since there are no in app purchases, but it would be hard for me to recommend without some changes to the gameplay.
Developers take note
by Admiral Seth on 2018/12/27 05:23
It’s so nice to see a game that doesn’t have “In-app purchases” underneath the download button. $3.99 isn’t much, and for that you receive a full game without any ads or loot box offers. Too bad other developers let greed get in the way of fun. As for the game, it’s basically a slightly less detailed SimCity. SimCity is pretty complicated and over the top, so this finds a sweet spot. Seriously, it’s almost a copy of SimCity. Lots of fun.
Fun!
by Volleyball Sarah on 2018/12/26 22:15
I love this game. It is a lot of fun! I’m so glad there are no in app purchases like all the other games similar to this. One thing though. It’s really easy. You should make it a bit more challenging. I have only had it today and I am almost to level 30 already.
I knew i wasnt going to like it
by RowdyPooch on 2018/12/26 21:45
Honestly people keep saying its the best game ever and better than simcity but you are so so wrong. Honestly if you are 5 you would like this game. 😔 i spent $4 when i could have spent it on smthn way better. Boring; dont get it.
Fun but crashes...
by PrinceMichael18 on 2018/12/26 18:43
I love this game. However, it crashes constantly. Seems like it’s crashing more as your city grows.
Great game
by Rob C on 2018/12/26 03:34
Retains all the things I loved about Sim City, with none of the awkward or unnecessary add-ons. Beautiful artwork, reliable simulator, good fun with nothing annoying added.
WORTH IT
by pooch732 on 2018/12/24 15:22
This game is so fun and awesome. It’s worth the money and I suggest this game to everyone. Very realistic and enjoyable!💯🔥
Amazing
by BaconRebel on 2018/12/24 03:57
To echo what others have said, the focus on gameplay rather than monetization is a welcome change, and makes this four bucks well spent. My only gripes with this game are small quality of life things that I’m not going to talk about here, and that are not all that important. I can’t wait to see what Bobby Li releases next! (This is their first, and at the time of writing, only game published on the App Store. They are very skilled, I imagine they’ve worked with a larger team before)
Finally!
by DJStrick on 2018/12/23 03:23
I was always a fan of city builder games, but I could never find an iPhone version that I liked. This game is perfect. Thanks for not having in-app purchases and for not making me wait a ridiculous amount of time between each level.
No microtransactions!
by CDEEZ2348 on 2018/12/22 23:31
Wow I think this is one of the best city building games, the fact that there’s none of that micro transaction BS is such a refreshing sight!
Amazing
by Greatness62 on 2018/10/14 20:19
As far as city building apps go, this one is the most immersive, breezy, and most worth it. It makes so much more sense to just offer a game for a few dollars that moves quickly and offers challenges (crime, city management, natural disasters). I would love to see some more types of trees (specifically palm trees/ cacti that you can build to improve environment), and just more building options (maybe themes that are unlocked by certain monuments?) Ex: If you unlock the pagoda, and build it, it would be awesome if it also unlocked a new theme of buildings (and trees, parks, etc.) (in a different tab so that you can select between different themes for different zones in the same city). It would also make it more appealing to build multiple cities with their own landscape (like a whole city in the desert; something you can’t rlly do now bc all the houses have grass). Maybe add more levels to unlock these theme packages, or even if you have to do in app purchases, for an app this great. I really really appreciate the ease of building “zones” rather than having to wait hours, days, or weeks for something to get built, and I feel like having themes would be a great way to offer options without there being too many randomizations on one type/size building. Also I love Sandbox mode, great for if you want to just mess around and see what works well. Great app. 10/10, have already recommended to friends.
Fantastic app (with a few bugs left)
by a_paying_customer on 2018/08/01 06:21
This is what SimCity should have been. Fantastic city builder good for a few minutes or a few hours. I like the leveling system which keeps you from getting ahead of yourself and gives you specific goals to work toward. And _NO_ IAP! Thank you so much for an honest, premium game! Lots of little touches to keep it from being a mere clone with a quirky sense of humor. There’s even a sandbox mode. Hard to believe this game comes from a one-man studio. At launch there are still a few problems. The graphics are a bit soft as you zoom in, even at highest settings. Not so much as to be a bother, but you notice it. I’ve had two crashes but no data loss, so not a big deal. Have had an issue with power plants not plugging into the grid properly when incorporating highways into my city design (you still need normal roads, but the game doesn’t always register the connection even then.) This dev has been actively engaged with his user base, so I feel certain these very minor bumps will get ironed out. Don’t let it worry you — this game is worth way more than the asking price. If you like city builders (and old school SimCity in particular) then you need to own this game.
The game is almost incredible
by Silver truck1 on 2018/08/03 00:04
This game is super fun, it’s the best city builder out there. The only problem is that I feel like there should be more assets, like more power plant options, more special buildings, and just alternate forms of transportation. An underground subway would be awesome. Another thing is that the game starts to run slow really quickly, it would be nice if it could be more optimized, this is coming from an iPhone X user, so hardware shouldn’t be the issue (Although I noticed that once my phone heated up the game played much worse, and when I played the same, very populated city later, once my phone cooled down, performance was back to normal, I think the X might just thermal throttle). The first problem I noticed was that even with the textures set to ultra things still looked fuzzy and blurry, especially the pictures of the people when they talk for a mission. Other than more unique game elements, a need for better optimization, and blurry textures this game is fantastic and you should definitely buy it. It’s my all time favorite iOS game even given the fact that it’s 5$ and there are a few aspects which can be improved upon.
NO MICRO TRANSACTIONS? Take notes EA.
by Piratepony on 2018/08/08 15:34
After Sim City was completely sabotaged and destroyed by EA, and the original non micro transaction version of Sim City was pulled from the mobile market, we desperately needed a classic city builder that went back to its roots. A sim that wasn’t about having to wait for cool downs, or having to pay to get building materials... we wanted a game that was about city management, rather then micro transactions. Not only is this a fantastic city building game, the design, UI, building mechanics are all well made and very well thought out. You can tell this was made from the heart of its developers. Something that EA doesn’t care about. I honestly didn’t hesitate to purchase this game when I saw the review online. I will always give my money to game studios that care about what they do and want to make a great game, designing it around fun and functionality, rather then a greedy corporation that specifically designs its game mechanicals to get the most money from you. I have not and never will again give EA another cent of my money. Take notes EA. I just want to thank the developers for giving gamers what they really want. We notice.
Well worth the price! It just needs more space for expansion
by stephenITPro on 2018/08/03 21:52
The developers of this game did it right. Instead of the typical cash-grab model that the "free" city-building sim games use, this game relies on the straightforward practice of charging you upfront for the game, but then they never hassle you again for money. No in-game IAPs (no paid currencies, no paid speed-up options…nothing). The game itself is really fun and they’ve tried to differentiate it from the other city-building sims. You can really play however you want, but they give you quests to work on if you want to pursue more objectives instead of working in a sandbox. No matter how you play it, I think you’ll find it to be a lot of fun. The only thing that I find to be limiting about the game is that there isn’t a whole lot of space for expansion. I hope they give us more room to work with in future updates, but even as it is, there is enough space to build a decent-sized city. Aside from the limits to city expansion, I have found that there is plenty of content to the game. This game is well worth the price if you’re a SimCity fan.
A City Builder that Respects the Player
by StaticSilence on 2018/08/26 04:20
A fantastic bite-sized Cities: Skylines scaled down just enough to be fun on mobile without losing too much. It’s quick to start, making it nice to play if you’ve got a couple of spare minutes here and there and not overly simple for if you want to play for a longer period of time. It’s incredibly refreshing to see not one single ad or IAP. So many city builders have a premium currency and/or mandatory extended wait times for buildings to finish that it makes you feel like you’re playing the game on a schedule built by the developer. It’s good to see a city builder throw away the Sim City mold and let the player do as they will on their time and not beg them to connect to Facebook while they’re at it. There are some things that could be fine-tuned, like making it so buildings orient to face the roads but those are incredibly minor flaws. I’m hoping to see new additions to the game or possible challenges to keep things fresh, but as a whole the game is beautiful and absolutely worth the price.
Best Choice for your child or yourself
by Hc9875 on 2019/01/04 14:20
This app is what a city building game should be. I played SimCity perhaps 20 years ago when in my 20’s, and learned a lot with it. Now, I wanted my child to have a similar experience. This is the only city building game I could find in the AppStore that delivers that experience without the cancer of InApp Purchase. A child should be able to play a game, and learn from it, without being routinely, intentionally, maliciously frustrated, for the sole purpose of getting dollar after dollar after dollar tricked out of his or her parents. This city building app is just as feature rich and thoughtful as the version of SimCity I used to play (I believe it was SimCity 2000), and it is everything that the current version of SimCity for iOS is not. When searching the AppStore for city building Apps, as far as I am concerned, this App should be at the top of the list, if not the only one on the list, with all the others banned as the ripoff-schemes they are.
Hey EA, take some notes!
by AppDude27 on 2018/08/01 20:24
PocketCity is a fantastic game. I must give the developers props for not going the freemium route, because that would have destroyed a beautiful game. The game reminds me a lot of the early Sim City games, but with a lot more optimized changes for the better. The game is entirely played in portrait mode, which I found to be a super convenient option. No need to flip my phone around, just casual gameplay. Some big differences between PocketCity and SimCity that I’ve noticed so far: +As long as your buildings are connected to a road, they will be supplied with electricity AND water. So no more need for a sewage system or power lines. + Zones undergo construction immediately and dynamically take up space depending on how big the block is. + Buildings are unlocked via leveling up your city and completing quests. PocketCity is a breath of fresh air in a mobile market saturated with disgusting freemium garbage. Perhaps one of PocketCity’s best features is the sandbox mode, allowing players complete freedom over their currency and creativity. I’m eager to see how players will use their freedoms to evolve their little pocket cities into amazing and creative utopias! Thank you, developers for a truly wonderful premium experience. I will be recommending this game to all my friends and family, possibly even gifting it to them. I recommend this game for anyone looking for a truly premium city building experience that celebrates creativity!
SimCity, but 100x better.
by epicfortniterproman on 2018/10/28 02:02
When I downloaded SimCity, I was hooked. The only downside was that it clearly wanted you to pay. “Not enough materials!” “Would you like to speed up the production time?” “Special Offer just for you!” Are some things that made it clear it was a game about paying. But this game is different than that SimCity garbage. The No In-App purchases is amazing. It moves quickly, no waiting for materials, and it takes some of the good stuff from SimCity, like Pollution Areas, Firefighters, Police, and more! If you like SimCity but don’t wanna sink all of your savings into it, get this game. Spending 4 bucks on a game better than a free one you have to spend 20 on In-App Purchases just to make the game fun, I think is worth it. But who am I to judge? Try it for yourself! It’s only $4! (P.S. sorry for the long review, but I’m trying to make a point about how good the game is.) But after all... that’s just an opinion. A GAME OPINION. Thanks for reading.
Great Game - Needs a couple additions and then it will be perfect
by JVRinDC on 2018/08/17 02:08
This is fantastic game, easy to play, and entertaining. I highly recommend it. The only reason I give it four stars is cause it does need a couple, hopefully easy, improvements. The expert level is next to impossible because it there is not enough city management information to make small changes. There is a counter for how many houses there are available, but no counter for jobs. So, if your city is lacking jobs, you don’t know how many commercial or how many industrial locations to add. It is easy to over add and then hemmorage money in zone maintenance costs. Likewise, there is no information on the cost of zone management per zone, nor any information on how much the police, fire, or leasure services cost. Without this information small changes in the hard or expert levels really throw off the decision making process. Add this information and I will give the game six stars if I could.
Amazing
by Eli12321stlmo on 2019/01/12 15:29
5 stars hands down. This app is so worth it. It’s very immersive and rewarding. I love not having to wait days for things and not having micro transactions. What I would love for this game, (other than things like more content, themed buildings, etc. as mentioned by others), is: 1. Take off the rebuild all option after a disaster on expert mode. This game would be a lot more challenging if you had to remember and rebuild by hand what was destroyed. (But maybe still gain money/XP for it). 2. Have a few more variables for taxes/gaining money. While trying to raise money in the beginning can be really tough, there’s not a whole lot to look out for other than changing taxes from high to low and exporting resources. Some possible ideas could be: tourist income, stocks, more tax options, etc. 3. More hazards would be cool. Not just disasters, but maybe car crashes destroy buildings. Or the busiest roads wear out and are unusable until replaced. Overall though the game is still really fun. One final thing I want to mention is that if you offered all this stuff plus bonus content as a big DLC for a buck or two, I wouldn’t mind paying. Obviously game development takes a lot of work and with all these requests from different people it’s sure to eat away well passed what you’ve earned already.
Great city builder! But....
by daemonium venator on 2018/08/10 20:28
The game is creat, runs smooth and under the right settings it’s even easy on your battery! This game gets a lot right but is lacking in overall depth, you build and you can upgrade but your city will always reach the inevitable “ map is covered in constructs “ where there’s no more room for growth and that’s it. If the maps where bigger and you could make different cities ( having condos for housing when your trying to do a country town really ruins the mood for me ) but it offers exactly what it promises for a simple city builder and as it is you could loose hours of your life trying to make a perfect city....just I want to loose hundreds of hours building entire counties with more options for what’s already in the game. ( do you want a sprawling mega city like Dubai in overwatch? Or have your city nuclear fallout themed? This game is a blank canvas full with potential, capitalize on it! )
Spectacular!
by ScallywagSix on 2018/12/28 05:36
This is the mobile city building game I have wanted for so long. Also generally sets the bar for what I look for in a good mobile game altogether. Easy to jump right into and get going quickly, easy to put down if you need to stop for a moment, no micro transactions, fun mini quests (price is a bit too low in my opinion). Would love to see some additional complexity as well as bigger, more interesting maps, but wow is this still amazing. Really great work from this solo developer. Hope you build either on top of this franchise with expansions or produce sequels that offer more features in the future. If you offer a more complex sequel I would definitely set the price a bit higher, I feel like I got way more than I paid for and would be willing to kick some cash your way for a kickstarter or something.
Good game, easily fixed
by *generic nickname* on 2018/08/17 03:04
This is a really good game. Honestly worth the 5 bucks, in my opinion. I really like how instead of a sim city city builder, it has more classic elements, like zoning, and a sudo-budgeting system. The problem is that this game seems almost TOO simplistic. For 5 dollars, it seems we don’t get enough. Some suggestions I’ve thought up of by just playing: 1. Power line/Water pipes It would be so nice to build one or two water towers and supply your water via water pipes, instead of having to sacrifice one zone space so that water reaches farther in your city. 2. High/low density zoning I know you can already upgrade zones, but it would be better to plan it out in more detail, and it would be more realistic 3. More space I feel that the space given, while sufficient in the beginning, really runs out making it super hard to level up later in the game. Another thing that ties into this is choosing a starting space. It seems odd, but imagine how much easier it would be if while selecting a city block, you could choose where to start your city, instead of having to skip it because the plot given was in a corner surrounded by mountains That’s really it that I could think of, but my point is this Is a really good game, but with a few quality of life changes, this could be a great game, maybe even exceptional
Realistic (DEVELOPERS PLS READ)
by WildDragonGirl1 on 2018/12/05 23:43
This game is so realistic. I thought at first it was a little too realistic, but this game is not all that complicated, though you can control tax levels. :p. I love this game. It is so much fun. And the random disasters keep you on your toes. Plus, the random fires and crimes are awesome as well. I love the element of surprise to all of it. It is simple and fun to grow your own city, and the conversations between the little NPCs are funny to observe. TO THE DEVELOPERS: Sometimes the game crashes. This crash occurs whenever you have construction going, and you try to view a quest to either start or complete it. It is annoying, but not too bad. Plus, the FPS needs to be fixed. The frame rate is really bad sometimes, especially once your city gets big. Bad frame rate causes crashes. Pls fix this.
Very nice game that I hope gets even better
by finalfr0ntier on 2018/08/11 02:25
This really is such a relief for mobile games in the genre. It’s surprisingly engaging, satisfying, and sometimes challenging. I’m so happy to pay a few bucks, because you get great content without the ridiculous hassle of advertising. I quite frankly don’t have complaints just some hopes for the app. I really really would love to see just further growth. More upgrading of areas (higher and varied buildings) more landmarks and sites, maybe a bigger map, and higher resolution. But that’s just the ideal version of the game, it’s wonderful as is! The dev has done a great job. Also I built an entire city filling the map, then got the mission to find the busker, where the heck is that fool?? Haha. Anyway, keep up the good work, hope that things continue to improve!
One suggestion/request
by Cilla101 on 2018/08/05 17:30
If you haven’t played this game, DO IT! It’s a lot of fun! Although I’m having a learning curve knowing where to place power/water sources. I’m sure I’ll figure it out with time. I would LOVE it though it in sand box mode you would have the ability to have no disasters and/or maybe no need for power/water. Maybe you can toggle on and off what you want in sandbox mode? The reason I’d like this is I went into sandbox after a tornado came in and I was frustrated figuring out where the towers needed to be. I was hoping to get to relax and go back to my main later. Then I realized I wasn’t free to place things wherever without resources. Ok. That’s fine. More practice for me. Then.... just as I was placing my fourth building a frEAKING TORNADO CAME AND WRECKED THE LITTLE I HAD AND I JUST LEFT THE APP. So yeah... please help.
A superb city builder without the freemium tag
by Jadenfire on 2018/08/01 13:40
You Tired of Freemium city builders where your constantly waiting for timers, Constantly need to buy to get anywheres? This is your game! Once you pay its all open to play in ether sandbox or the regular mode. you will unlock & level freely, heck later on you will find something that makes the already speedy building speedier! Pros ✅ Offline playable ✅ No iAP or hidden costs ✅ No timers ✅ Fun & very addicting will keep you play & planning for hours ✅ Comical criminals 🤣 Cons To me there isnt any I love this game! its a premium city builder finally! 😍 Though I do have a few wants 🌀 While there is a good amount of varity I wish for more different buildings, More dfferent styles. 🌀 More recreational buildings like a pool or zoo or a amusement park etc 🌀 larger 8 tile or more versions of the fun things/parks/beaches 🌀 Day night cycle/Weather cycle 🌀 more map sizes 🌀 different landscape depth possible? like the city could be down near sea but the town is up in the mountain area its all flat which is ok just a idea 😀 🌀 Taller buildings like skyscrappers 🌀 godzilla or a monster disaster 😆 🌀 more different events maybe a event maker mix fierworks with racing event etc 🌀 Ground Paths 🌀 seperate houses we can place
No Micro-transactions!
by Thalinor on 2018/10/03 07:30
Thank you. Great dev. Would love to see more buildings added but this is one of those apps you buy to support the developer and will continue to get even better with updates. For the price it’s amazing and while I may be overruled, if it meant having to buy a separate app for different eras or just do it via one fair priced IAP, I would be good with an additional IAP to include different eras (medieval, future, fantasy, etc) as long as each had a good amount of content. I would focus on expanding the current offerings before adding this IAP but at some point I would assume you will need to do something to continue supporting development, and having 5 apps do the same thing, each for different time periods is pointless. Keep up the great work!
Finally! Something similar to the REAL Sim City
by redemR on 2018/08/17 04:35
For anyone who was disappointed in the Sim City Built It that looks and feels nothing like the true Sim City, this game is a much needed relief on the AppStore. This is close as it gets to the real thing. Currently the game is more simple then the true thing, but I hope the game continues to grow and add more buildings and features. Everything else is just as good as the real game and sometimes even better. There are quests and missions that help you level up and get more buildings while also growing the city and making it better. The best part is that it really is a once and for all payment, no micro traction’s after the fact. No waiting on loading or slow downs so far. Just sit down and binge play for hours!
INCREDIBLE!!! (Updated)
by G6plays on 2018/11/23 14:51
This game... When I saw it, I just wanted to download it!! It's like a dream of mine, a city building game that goes really fast, no in-app purchases, (cough cough- SimCity Buildit, a.k.a EA) , no wait times, no goods that take hours to produce in factories, (again, EA) This is a game I actually paid for it looked so good. Try it for yourself, and get the TURE building experience. Edit: I have played this game for a while, and I have kind of reached a road-block on what I can do. Here are the main things you need to improve on: • After playing a while, all of the buildings start "duplicating". What I mean is that there needs to be new building textures, definitely in the different building zones. (Residential, commerical, etc.) I don't want a townhouse next to another townhouse that looks exactly the same. • More road types. I don't just want one type of road. Look at City Skylines, where they roads with trees on the sides, 4 lane roads, etc. It really makes the city look better, and it could change the traffic as well, for example, the 4-lane roads could have less traffic than the regular roads. In conclusion, please just look at other games and implement their features. PLEASE, DO NOT MAKE IT PAY TO PLAY. Just add more features, please. - G6plays
Best City Builder on the App Store hands down
by HD COWBOY 86 on 2018/07/31 13:52
So thankful to finally have a city building game that isn’t destroyed by in-app purchases and pointless timers/resource gathering. Most city building games on the App Store I have to put down cause I run out of energy, need a material that I have to wait to farm or something else that is totally pointless and put into the game to force you to spend money. The only reason I have had to put down this game so far is cause I have to go to work and sleep. Seriously though, there is nothing to keep you from playing this game for as long as you want in a single session and I LOVE that! Has a great tutorial for people new to this style of game. UI is clean and helpful. Easy to navigate. Portrait and landscape modes available. Music is great. Love the save options for multiple cities. It’s very polished. I have been part of the beta and have seen many improvements come out. It’s obvious this developer cares about the app and the experience we have playing the game. If you like city building games, I guarantee you won’t find something better. Thank you to the developer for all the hard work you have put into creating this game!!
Short and un-expansive, not like Sim City, not worth $4
by mclark95 on 2019/01/09 06:35
Bought this game based on reviews and descriptions, but did not get anywhere near my moneys worth. The game is short. I finished the game in 3 hours. I maxed out the upgrades and filled the map expected the map to sheet bigger after I bought all the land but it doesn’t. The map area is TINY even when set to “large”. You have no room to create to your hearts content. You can’t build suburbs around a metropolis because there is no room. The game kept telling me I needed more commercial zones but I had no room to build anymore. The game is like the early sim city games based on zones but it would be nice to have more control over the population densities and whether it’s a small town feel or a city full of skyscrapers. While the graphics are enjoyable and the natural disasters add a fun twist, the game is seriously not worth 4 dollars and I feel ripped off after seeing that the game is maxed out and you get bored after a day.
Sorry, my mistake, this game IS great! - Won’t rotate on iPad Pro.
by rael42 on 2018/07/31 23:09
I take back my complaint about not rotating. After looking closer (and seeing a Pocket Tactics article on the game) there is an option to change between portrait and landscape in settings. A bit unconventional but it works for me. Now having played a bit I will agree this is a great, great game. Spiritual successor to the great city builders. Retracted review: Looks like a great game but I can’t get it to rotate to play normally (landscape) on iPad Pro. Starts out okay but instantly spins 90 degrees and becomes essentially unplayable. I hope this is fixed because this isn’t a “phone game” in my opinion and I don’t plan on taking my iPad out of its stand and off my desk to play one game that really looks like a landscape game.
Refreshingly great game!
by John Burke on 2018/12/30 14:44
In a world of In-app purchases, pay to unlock, pay to speed up and arbitrary gems and coins, it’s SO nice to have found a fun, casual, well-paced city building game without all the paywall nonsense. I started the game last night and smoothly progressed through 50 levels without growing frustrated or having to wait 6 hours for a building to be built. Don’t let the fun and simple graphics fool you, there’s a deep layer of controls in place akin to Sim City. You control your taxes, toggle maps to see where you need to improve, land management functions, etc. The quests keep things interesting while not intrusively forcing you to complete them. An all around fun game to play for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Get it.
Solid app, please keep updating it
by Code name pinky on 2018/08/16 02:39
Update- Dear Dev: I’ve played this for a few days now; please make expansions because right now the game seems a little limited and unfinished - please do more w/it. Such a good start though. ——- This is great, I’ve been looking for mobile Sim City for some time now. Some crashes but no data loss (awesome). If you want that on a mobile app JUST BUY THIS GAME. IT IS WORTH IT. Some constructive criticism - The city peters out when you buy all the land so I would like to see land expansions, multiple item placement functionality (placing bus stops is awful), and a random pool of quests/objectives so you don’t go through the same ones every new city. Money counting in sandbox would be a nice option too. Also need filters for fire, health, and education to make it easier to evenly distribute those structures. Good features- Thank you for auto build after disasters because rebuilding that stuff would be tedious. I like how the roads “stick” when you’re laying them, the controls are pretty intuitive and good for mobile. Ideas for future- map builder mode? Otherwise it’s sleek, charming, and a total time stealer :)
Good game but could be better
by Pyrotech1620 on 2018/09/25 21:57
Good game but could be better. This is the best city building game out there that does not require waiting or in app purchases. That alone makes the game good and worth getting. You then add in the quests, events, and other cool unique things in the game like looking for a person doing yoga. Lol. It becomes really fun. With that being said. I knew what the graphics looked like when I got it but really wish they would be a little better and actually 3d. Allowing you to zoom in and out and rotate the city. I also would like to see being able to select different building types. ie different themes of residential buildings. I still have no regrets getting the game and think its worth it. Hopefully the developers continue to add new content and grow the game.
Great game for 2 bucks. No micro transactions
by Blackfur40 on 2019/01/08 20:11
Great game could use some more efforts in animation but style and gameplay is very good. Thought more buildings and a much bigger area to build a city. Also maybe add in a way to rotate certain buildings. Also money feels way to easy to make and the progress of the game is a bit fast. Maybe make certain things take more time. Other than that wonder building game. Update after a few hours of play time. Needs more land and much bigger area to build a city much much bigger. But other than that good game. To many mini quest though. Like put 5 of these down and then bam xp. Kind of lame. Also the sky train thing is so counter active it hurts more than helps.
A game worth the cost
by SoleSwiper405 on 2018/12/14 04:35
Here’s the deal, this game (as of right now) is $3.99. You’ve gotta ask yourself, what does the world have to offer you for $3.99? A coffee? A gallon of gas? Half a lunch? For $3.99 I don’t expect to much, but this game delivers more than I’d expect for a small amount of money. Will you find yourself playing this for weeks on end? Probably not. Will you never get bored of this game? You probably will. But, for at least a few days, this game keeps you engaged and wanting more and more. I played for hours and hours day one followed by an hour or so everyday for the first week. Now I just check in and do this and that as for the most part I’ve “beat” the game. This game doesn’t ask you to spend more money via micro transactions time and time again. For $3.99 it gives you everything it’s got. If you’re flipping through these reviews over and over again trying to decide if this is worth the $3.99 they are asking for like I did before finally pulling the trigger. Go ahead and do yourself a favor, stop wasting your time thinking about it and buy it. It’s worth it.
Really great and addicting
by Witty Will on 2018/09/16 23:26
I love this game and was instantly hooked on it. It was well worth the money as well simplify for the fact that there are no in app purchases or annoying ads. How ever the only reason why it isn’t a 5/5 for me is because the to me it seems like the map is too small. If you are like me and bored for a day and spend a couple hours playing this you will have the entire map filled up pretty quickly and have no more room to build locations which haven’t been unlocked yet. I also feel like there could be a bigger variety of buildings to make. There is enough for the game to be worth the money already and I may be too critical but, I feel a map expansion and more buildings would really go a long way.
I’m obsessed
by petit_obsessed_gurl on 2018/08/14 13:52
From the moment I downloaded till I went to sleep I didn’t stop playing. I reached level 89 and I was mostly done. I love this game, however if you let me complain a bit, I would like the space to be a bit more bigger. I know in SimCity it had this type of map too but I wish it could get bigger. I want to have more population, I also want to grant the demands for more commercial areas or industrials, but I can’t just demolish what I have built. Another thing is the money, I love getting a lot of money but it gets to a point that I don’t have anything to use it on, and I just keep getting more money. Apart from that, I really love the game. I have recommended to everyone I know.
Classic City Builder With No IAP and No Timers!!!
by Doc FlimFlam on 2018/07/31 13:16
Finally, a city builder on iPad with no IAP or timers! This is an homage to the classic city-building games so many of us grew up with and loved. My first impressions are very positive. Gameplay has been streamlined a bit for mobile and it’s perhaps not as deep as some city builders on PC (no separate infrastructure for power lines and water pipes for instance) but I can live with that because the city-building experience is spot on! The aesthetic feels current and deliberate, opting for a modern “flat graphic” style instead of going with something more like the games of the past that would end up feeling more dated today. Also, the game DOES support landscape orientation but you have to enable that from the settings menu. I also appreciate the ability to customize performance to reduce battery usage and improve performance on older devices. It’s clear the developers love the genre and have put a lot of thought and care into the title. I bought this on pre-order because I wanted to support developers who believed in premium apps with no IAP or timers. I’m recommending it because it’s fun and scratches my city-building itch very nicely.
Amazing game!
by krieger3 on 2018/08/09 06:52
I genuinely never wrote reviews for apps. This game/app was so amazing that I had to! I LOVE the fact that there are no in-app purchases. I miss that from back when the App Store first was released. The attention to detail is astounding. The little bits of dialogue that appear from the characters on the street adds a nice touch to the game. The progression is quick, but not too quick. It’s just enough to make me want to keep going. Look, I’m one of those types of people to pay for an app, play with it for a few days, and then delete it off my phone. This time, I’m keeping it. 😎 I haven’t done this since games like Fieldrunners, Enigmo, or Motion X Poker. Totally worth the $5! Thank you! -Justin
Great game, simple. One extreme issue.
by TheBadHabit on 2019/01/26 00:58
Huge issue with the game heating up my iPad while playing, a few minutes pass where the heat becomes noticeable. Can you fix that? So far I have gotten to where I can use the extra zone textiles. I hope there will be more added to this game, it is lacking some of the variety of structure in building a city, also be having to figure out how you set up sections of highway since power or water does not run with it. It is alright since it doesn’t have ads and no iap. But I can tell that you might spend time to make a city if you are a beginner, but you tend to get the ball rolling fast if you had to deal with sim city build it for a while. So I hope they add more to it.
The BEST game you could imagine
by DujuanW on 2018/12/01 19:53
This game is so perfect for people who are creative and like strategy. The fact that you actually have to supply power, water, and houses to people makes it feel so real. I love that you can build anywhere you want and make your city however you’d like it. There are some things that I feel could be added though. Maybe add some skyscrapers and monuments that are big and that really stand out. Also you guys could maybe add an amusement park. I think some better decorations for the city would be nice too like different shades of trees and stuff and more stuff in leisure, fun, and outdoors :) The game is amazing though and I’ll never get bored if it tbh
Great Game!
by thehunter:• on 2018/08/01 15:48
I’ve been playing this game since it was released, and so far, it has been very fun. There is so much to do, and so many ways to make your city look special. The gameplay is diverse and addicting, but there are a few flaws that I have taken note of. First of all, the income comes in so fast that you almost never have to worry about money. Some may think that this is a good thing, but I am worried that it will make the game boring after a few days of gameplay. Secondly, the rate at which your city grows is extremely fast. One way that this can be fixed is by making the construction time longer on buildings or by making the income slower. Overall, it has been a blast and I can’t wait to see what is to come.
Great game but needs lots more features
by DTMD33 on 2018/08/08 04:15
An excellent city simulator that harkens back to the days of SimCity. And the buy-once model is a refreshing change (no in app purchases! Thank you!). That being said, the game gets boring after you’ve built on all available land. The tasks slow down substantially after level 80 or so and you’re stuck waiting around for new tasks. Most of which are boring (hunt around for a character doing a certain thing). The gameplay also grows stagnant. Why don’t zones get continuously denser as population increases and land gets scarce? Where is the feedback on how well our mass transit is doing (not just a map of traffic… let’s see hard numbers on how man riders etc). The game quickly becomes a matter of just balancing the budget (but sometimes there’s nothing you can really do but raise taxes and chase off a third of your population). The budget is very much feast or famine… either you’ll be raking in huge piles of cash (and have nothing to spend it on), or losing it all rapidly. All in all a fun game but the developer needs to work on making the game more robust as the levels increase. Currently it’s superficially fun but that wears off rather fast.
Limited upgrades
by Cameron12345678987654321 on 2019/01/07 02:12
I bought this game based off the reviews and I have to say for the price I expected a little more. The game feels very incomplete, unable to control the actual buildings you put in. You just define a zone as residential or commercial or industrial and the games throws in some nice looking buildings and some super ugly buildings. I’m also amazed that there is no rotation of the map, that or I have been unsuccessful and finding out how to rotate the map. Speaking of rotating you also cannot rotate buildings you just build them... I’d advise anyone who like city building games to save their money, this one is not worth it. As for my title of limited upgrades I am disappointed that you can’t upgrade residential buildings to skyscrapers. I like creating zones, having a “city” with downtown area and then a suburb or even a rural area... maybe updates will come but I’m not holding my breath.
Wow
by A future pilot on 2019/01/05 01:19
Welp I’m just gonna day I don’t review often, but this game amazed me. I love the extremely short build times that allows you to grow your city to a decent sized metropolis in just one afternoon. I was reluctant to buy it because it was 2 dollars, but playing I could see it being more. The overall premise is simple that allows you to get the game, spend maybe 5 minutes learning the tutorial, and then take that and grow it exponentially. I’ve had the game for maybe 3 days now and I’ve almost maxed out my first city. If you are reading this and you have an extra 2$ ( don’t know why you wouldn’t) I highly recommend this game.
Great but repetitive
by Foster_030 on 2018/08/14 04:21
Pocket City is a great city building game, taking aspects from the PC version of Sim City. Although the game costs $5, it’s worth it, due to leaving out in-app purchases, something that has ruined much of the genre by making it pay to play. The only thing I would complain about is the repetitiveness. The gameplay, even when not on sandbox mode, tends to get very repetitive and somewhat boring. You quickly reach a point of making thousands a second, making money, little of an issue and leveling up is fairly easy. Although it has these issues, the game is a true interpretation of what a city building game should be and has potential to become an even better game.
This game is awesome!
by Jet123415 on 2018/11/12 03:12
I just want to say that I love this game a lot and could play it endlessly :) if you pay close attention to the citizens happiness, the traffic congestion, etc then there’s no possible way to run out of ways to improve your city! And if you are really that bored then just start another city:) It is totally worth the buy! For the developer: I was thinking about how to help with traffic congestion and thought about the use of roundabouts. In real life, towns have been adding roundabouts to help traffic move a little smoother. Maybe that could be something to add in the future :) keep up the good work! Your app is lovely😁
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by Finch200 on 2018/08/15 16:19
well I want to start off by saying this game is very fun but I have the same issue with this game as I did with rebuild 3 and that is that it gets boring fast, too fast. I know games deteriorate in enjoyability after a while but I’ve only had it for about a week and this game costed money! the leveling system is well done and feels nice and that’s what I praise most about this game, which should be saying a lot. the worst thing about this game is the random disasters, now I like this feature so things remain interesting but when stuff gets destroyed you should be able to tell what got destroyed so you can easily replace it and move on. I shouldn’t have to memorize my whole city’s tile set to prepare for disasters 24/7. this game is good, but so much more can be done and I expect a lot more from a building game in 2018.
Love it but 1 issue
by Imminent Storm on 2019/02/11 20:55
I love this city builder. No micro transactions that have ruined the freemium genre. Some complain about the zoning & the lack of building variety but I think the simplicity works better. I’ll agree with other reviewers that the map is small but I don’t consider it a deal breaker. Only 1 real major complaint that I’ve seen in other reviews is the game does lag after city starts to become decent size & you gain levels. It is very noticeable after you have unlocked a lot of buildings & start projects. Even 1 building project can severely increase lag & occasionally crash. It doesn’t make it unplayable as I’ve seen in some games but it is irritating
Not as Broken as I thought
by CalEvans on 2018/08/14 14:29
Bought this because it app of the day. It is hopelessly broken. If you play on hard, once you get to level 27, money stops. No matter what you do, no more money. Well, except for endless fireworks displays. Since the fireworks display event is also broken, you can keep hitting it repeatedly to level up and many levels give you more money. Casual level is just a battery drainer. It’s not that it’s too easy, it’s that there is no challenge at all. Just watch the city grow. Hard is broken, but at least it was challenging until level 27. Pass on this one. UPDATE: Yes, as pointed out, the income stopped because my town hall was destroyed. My fault for not noticing. The notice could be a bit bigger but other than that, once I built it back, things started working again. There is still a bug with the fireworks though. If you don’t have a townhall, you can put on as many fireworks shows as you want. This get you experience points and at some levels, you get cash when your city levels up. All in all it is not a bad game. I DO LOVE that there are no micro transactions, thank you.
Pretty good app, still some improvements
by RA1B0W55 on 2018/08/10 08:53
Hey! I have played this game twice, maxing out each city on beginner. From first impressions, the dialogues can become a nuisance such as the quests(which do have a skip button) and the prompt that comes up when buying land. I would like to see an option in the setting to disable the prompts from showing up. My second suggestion would be to have more land or more upgrades. I ran into an issue in my last city on beginner where the only way to get past lvl 76 was to place buildings and delete them for XP or trigger the storms, which will take a while to get to lvl100 Finally, this suggestion sort of ties into the last one, but would it be possible to have more land, for example and buying 100% of the original land, you can spend 1 million to buy an expansion, then spend the normal 300k to expand. However this may cause processing issues as once you max out your original land lag spikes start to happen. Anyways, it’s very well made, would definitely recommend spending the money to buy this game.
Worth the Money
by SumSumDreams on 2018/08/07 05:45
First time I have been happy with spending money for a game. You pay for it and you get to play. There’s no other quirks waiting to surprise you. I have gotten sucked into this game for hours and last time I checked I was level 32 or so. It’s fun and has you think about what you’re doing. Also has a bit different type of graphics. In the settings you can choose how intense you want them to be which is great. I love the events and natural disasters. It’s nice you get to rebuild afterwards without it costing you. You should give this game a chance if you are into these types. It wont let you down.
Great app, but basic and buggy
by ayoung5555 on 2019/01/11 03:07
Worth the money. Has lots of variety and different modes, but lacks precise controls, and there are a multitude of bugs. When you zoom out, no matter the quality, sometimes skyroads go in front of buildings, basically the render order is ignored, and the town hall changes colors to the default. Traffic is illogical, and goes down empty roads to nowhere. The traffic map is red in areas of no cars and green in areas where traffic is heavy, and inconsistant in general. I’ve experienced water pump issues too, but I’m not sure about the root cause. If you can overlook the simplicity of the game and a few bugs, it is a great city simulator.
Well worth the $4~ asking price
by LJH08 on 2019/02/15 05:10
Good actual game. No in app purchases that I’ve seen. I was skeptical for 4 dollars but it is actually one of the best city building games I’ve ever played on mobile. I’ve got insanely tired of every game being about waiting for timers or spending more money every day. This is like an indie steam game. About opposite of most other games on the App Store. It’s got good controls for mobile, I just wish the feature set was a little more filled out. No water line management, subway, etc. Hopefully some more in depth features will be added in the future or in a sequel.
DingleBerryPumperNickel
by WhoppadooFromTheGreatGoMA on 2018/12/28 03:03
Hey so this is a really well done game, and a great city builder. My only complaint is the lack of content so to speak. It has a ton of potential to be a complete and great city builder game (not that it isn’t great now). Honestly it lacks content like more buildings maybe a research tab where you research technologies to improve the city. I think that nuclear power should be a thing, meteor showers would also be cool as like a natural disaster. Not much else I can think off the top of my head. Thats really all I wanted to say is that it needs a bit more content, I got this game a day ago and I’ve played for about five hours already because its fun.
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Pocket City
Description
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 iOS devices. Note: Landscape and portrait mode can be toggled in the settings menu during gameplay, or by tapping the icon at the top right of the start screen.
Well worth the $4~ asking price
by LJH08 on 2019/02/15 05:10
Good actual game. No in app purchases that I’ve seen. I was skeptical for 4 dollars but it is actually one of the best city building games I’ve ever played on mobile. I’ve got insanely tired of every game being about waiting for timers or spending more money every day. This is like an indie steam game. About opposite of most other games on the App Store. It’s got good controls for mobile, I just wish the feature set was a little more filled out. No water line management, subway, etc. Hopefully some more in depth features will be added in the future or in a sequel.
Fantastic app, but kinda small.
by MHS505 on 2019/02/13 22:52
Great app, it’s quick, breezy, and easy, but once you get all the land in your sector, everything slows down. You can’t build any more houses, no more zones, nothing. You have to use the events for XP. I’m currently level 95, but I need to get to 99. But I can only get XP from the events. Which have a five minute wait time. Edit: Also, the missions where you have to find something are way too specific. I’m on the one where you have to find a busker, and I’ve scoured my city, and I cannot find one at all.
Love it but 1 issue
by Imminent Storm on 2019/02/11 20:55
I love this city builder. No micro transactions that have ruined the freemium genre. Some complain about the zoning & the lack of building variety but I think the simplicity works better. I’ll agree with other reviewers that the map is small but I don’t consider it a deal breaker. Only 1 real major complaint that I’ve seen in other reviews is the game does lag after city starts to become decent size & you gain levels. It is very noticeable after you have unlocked a lot of buildings & start projects. Even 1 building project can severely increase lag & occasionally crash. It doesn’t make it unplayable as I’ve seen in some games but it is irritating
Add more!
by 0ver.1t on 2019/02/11 19:21
This game is great, just needs more for you to get and unlock. More land to use!
No in-app purchases
by Thatperson1122332211 on 2019/02/10 05:57
This is a great game on its own. I bought it, though, specifically because there are no in-app purchases. You can just enjoy the game without the game constantly asking for more money.
A Literal Masterpiece
by AnimalKing93 on 2019/02/09 21:11
Ok, after my experience with SimCity, I had given up on finding a design city design game. Every on scams you, expect Pocket City. At first, I was like, “Yeah, no micro-transactions. I got ya...” but know, I am in love with it. I mean it is literally one of the best mobile games out their!!! The cute characters, incredible graphics, not to mention the relaxing gameplay, makes it totally worth the money. Thank you devs for an amazing game that (amazingly) doesn’t scam the buyers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fix the bug
by bob_rosd on 2019/02/09 02:04
There is a bug that shows that I need to supply power and water to buildings but when I build them it still shows the message
Very laggy
by shrek998 on 2019/02/08 19:39
The game becomes very laggy when the city gets larger.
Very Good!
by travoose1 on 2019/02/08 18:29
Been playing this game for about 24 hours. I am very impressed. I always wanted to get into a simulation game for a city, but I found that other games put too much emphasis or under-emphasized the graphics, this game hits the sweet spot, not too adult or “whiz-bang”, but right where they should be for a semi-mobile feel. Aside from the graphics, the gameplay itself fits the device that it is on, has a neat build quality to it and shows tons of limitless potential. One thing I questioned the developer on (which is why I won’t give it 5-stars) is the ability to sync across multiple devices so gameplay can continue across these devices. Perhaps utilize Apple’s iCloud syncing capability? Another feature I would think would be cool would be a micro-game within this game that would allow users to build and manage a theme park of some sort...just a thought. Definitely do not pass on this game, it is worth the money.
No micro transactions
by mrRoog on 2019/02/08 16:59
I had to rate 5 stars and comment on its addictive nature
Well...
by Cvir on 2019/02/08 04:45
Once you understand how the game works it just gets boring. Idk it’s just my opinion but I feel like there isn't much to the game which is a shame. Its okay I guess.
The better Sim City
by Johnsbar on 2019/02/07 18:00
Like the original Sim City. Build a thriving city, with low traffic, crime, pollutions, and good profits and satisfaction from inhabitants. No IAPs just a fun city simulator
Not worth $5
by Oshywott12813 on 2019/02/07 15:10
Not worth the money
Great game, but kills my battery
by DougTX on 2019/02/07 02:06
Really good game, but it drains my battery very quickly on my X. The phone also gets very hot...seems it may need some optimization. Took one star off for the massive battery drain.
Good but short lived
by Tspree on 2019/02/06 15:16
After just a few hours I’ve maxed out the entire buildable space. I can’t believe there isn’t a way to further expand the city. Games like this should be never ending. Please let us expand the map! I’ll revise my review once I can play again
Great for on the go!
by WRS15743 on 2019/02/05 07:23
Finally, a sim game that’s perfect for playing bits at a time! Easy to learn, fun to play, awesome design, looks great on my phone, automatic saves, this was really well done and I’m happy to support a developer that charges a very fair price and no greedy IAPs. Perfect for busy people who can’t spend hours a day on a game (though you’ll want to!). Well done!!
Won’t load past title screen
by RyanOtto4997 on 2019/02/05 05:44
Great game. Have had it for 2 days and couldn’t put it down, But now when I open up the up it just shows the loading screen and the bar never loads.
I THOUGHT this game was gonna be good
by jokull 🤔 on 2019/02/05 00:26
Terrible waste of money, there’s nothing to do, and I hope it you see this before buying this game just know this, you will be super disappointed Ps. It takes like 10 min to beat
Waste of Money
by EatMyEntireButthole on 2019/02/04 02:38
No app has ever wasted my money worse than this. I thought it had promise since it was a paid app, and usually you get the quality you pay for, but this game is just boring as all hell, and has no payout. Cities are small and the quests all feel like a tutorial. If it were free or at least $2, i probably wouldn’t complain. But $4??? For this garbage??? I want my money back. Is it a bad game? No, not at all. The developers did a decent job. Is it worth $4? Not on THIS planet.
Good fun! Stays busy. However...
by Qexodus on 2019/02/04 01:50
Let me preface by saying, this game is excellent. If you love Sim City, BUY THIS! Lots and lots of fun. My main critiques are as follows. - The Orientation of buildings often make absolutely no sense. When you build residential areas, you will often have homes with their front lawns/walkways facing other buildings, instead of the street. The same can be said of pretty much all the other types of buildings as well. - The Crime/Fire alerts are very annoying to me, and disrupt gameplay. I’m the Mayor - isn’t my job to run the city? I built police station/fire stations so I didn’t have to worry about making sure I dispatch either one anytime there is an issue. Otherwise... Bravo. Very fun game, and well made.
Game was a waste
by game was a waste on 2019/02/03 19:45
It wouldn’t even let me click on it
No micro transactions!
by gsusnake on 2019/02/03 19:13
So refreshing to see a game without “energy” and “tokens” and micro transactions.
How games are meant to be
by Cool_Duck_Enterprises on 2019/02/03 17:43
I wish games were still this way - no micro transactions, no bombardment of ads, no pay to play. You but this game and that’s it. You have all the access. It’s simple and easy to pick up but also challenging and fun. It’s one of the few games that respects the player and isn’t just some cash grab. Games like these are true games - the purpose is to entertain and cater to the player, not the other way around. I wish all companies produced games like these. Thank you
best game ever mad
by Helenehej on 2019/02/03 04:15
this is the best mobile game i have ever played in my entire life and i wish it never had an end i completely finished my first map in 2 days (lots of play time in 2 days though) but whenever the rocket blast happened i was pretty sad, definitely buy and play
Great game, a new sim city
by Smac2016 on 2019/02/03 01:58
Excellent game. Had good 50-60 hours of play. Think I’ll come back to it every now and then, fun. Hope it gets upgrades.
Best City Building Game EVER!
by Kid-Friendly-Games on 2019/01/31 20:17
You get to build a mini city yet it is not that small in your mind! Great controls and easy controls and easy to build buildings and other stuff! The graphics are In HD witch makes it so fun! Also the people in your city say nice stuff👍! You can even see the person who said it if you zoom in! 5/5
Fantastic City Builder
by EricTurner on 2019/01/30 14:31
I picked this app up and I’ve played for six hours straight. There’s no gems to pay for with real money, everything is super attainable and can be reached just by playing the game. Also no energy to worry about to slow you down. I’ve had a blast building my city, optimizing traffic, crime, fire safety, supply and demand, jobs, education, taxes, healthcare. This little app has so much for you to do and I absolutely love it.
Exactly Right.
by tpkrause on 2019/01/29 06:06
This app is exactly what I want in a city building simulation app. No weird ads or anything, just constant, addictive gameplay. Hopefully there will be upgrades with new buildings.
Fun but old
by Jon12332256446647654 on 2019/01/29 00:46
Look don’t get me wrong, I love this game but I think it needs more of a story. After a while the game just got Boring.
Unrivaled mobile city builder
by Eric E Britt on 2019/01/27 17:18
Simcity buildit is a total scam aimed at sucking as much money out of people as possible. This, on the other hand, is an incredible game. I can of recommend it enough
We need more apps like this!
by _jake8890_great on 2019/01/26 19:56
Micro transactions have ruined most mobile city builders, we need more games like this!
Great game, simple. One extreme issue.
by TheBadHabit on 2019/01/26 00:58
Huge issue with the game heating up my iPad while playing, a few minutes pass where the heat becomes noticeable. Can you fix that? So far I have gotten to where I can use the extra zone textiles. I hope there will be more added to this game, it is lacking some of the variety of structure in building a city, also be having to figure out how you set up sections of highway since power or water does not run with it. It is alright since it doesn’t have ads and no iap. But I can tell that you might spend time to make a city if you are a beginner, but you tend to get the ball rolling fast if you had to deal with sim city build it for a while. So I hope they add more to it.
Nice city builder
by Mama of 3 on 2019/01/25 17:55
I really like this game I’ve had it for about 20 minutes and already feel accomplished but a thing that would make the game better is the ability to rotate building and maybe parking lots or something like that but this game is still amazing
Doesn’t work in landscape mode
by 48didjdi9ejcu888 on 2019/01/25 10:34
So I can’t play it while charging my Ipad. Stilted gameplay, awkward controls, unlovely graphics, but still enjoyable. And yeah, no annoying in-app purchases. But the non-landscape mode is a serious flaw. I immediately delete free games that don’t work in landscape, but alas, I paid $3.99 for this one, foolishly assuming it would play in landscape mode.
Love This Game
by Spotts_420 on 2019/01/24 05:46
I could play this game forever. I looooove building and management games and there are a lot of good mechanics to keep it interesting. I hope they continue to build on it because they are great at what they do.
No in-app purchases
by tsbayne on 2019/01/23 19:25
This game is fantastic. The thing I love about it the most is that there are no in app purchases or micro transactions required. Highly appreciative of the creators taking that route and happy to support them.
A game with no fees thanks
by Khal1 on 2019/01/21 04:31
This is a solid game. However, what a joy to just buy a game and be able to play without having to watch videos, ads or come ons to spend money in order to advance. This is how it should be. Thank you.
Game Ideas
by WinWein168 on 2019/01/20 01:16
Mega Buildings - Complete quests to gain Mega Building blueprints. - Use Mega Building blueprints to construct Mega Buildings. This can be implemented by putting MB blueprints into the special tab. You won’t be able to purchase them so, instead there will be text that says “Storage: [number of blueprints]”. - To construct a mega building, place it on a high density building and it will turn into a MB. - Mega buildings increase city attractiveness and count as a commercial and residential zone. Low density building around Mega buildings turn into high density buildings. - Mega buildings require extra water and power. Some Quest Ideas: - “Construct 50 high density buildings.” [The Grand City] - “Construct 15 large parks” [The Grand Park] - “Construct 20 highway roads” [The Grand Road] Mega Tower - Costs $250,000. Counts as a residential, commercial, industrial, park, safety, and education building/zone. Found under the special tab. - Adds any random event in the game on to the event tab. - Boosts money gained from commercial zones.
Overpriced for length
by swissvine on 2019/01/19 17:29
Basically finished the game after 1 day, it was fun and the game is nicely made but there is not that much content and very little replay-ability. For the price tag it is not worth it! Every upgrade is stuck behind a leveling wall, you never have to make any meaningful choices, you just wait to level up to get the next building, place it, and repeat. If you’re going to be spending 5 dollars to buy a game get a full fledged game like stardew valley or terraria.
Exactly what you’d expect
by JacobWebb on 2019/01/18 14:33
Excellent game. City Skylines/Sim City on the go. Controls are well designed and easy to navigate. First game on iOS that I have ever played that actually felt fun to play with UI/UX that works.
Very Bad Graphics and Sound
by TRASHMAN420 on 2019/01/15 19:57
I purchased this game based on the reviews and screenshots. I am immensely disappointed by the low quality of the product. I can’t even evaluate the gameplay because the visuals and sounds are so terrible. The graphics are soft, grainy and pixilated, and it gets worse when you zoom in. Based on the screenshots I assumed it would have a crisp, low detail look with a pastel palette. Instead it’s just a mushy, pixelated mess. Why wouldn’t the objects be polygonal? There is no reason to use low resolution raster graphics and they look terrible. Why does this keep happening (PAKO forever). The sound design is bad too. I can’t tell if the effect for the “ping” sound on each dialogue pop up is good because it’s clipping! I know it’s not my headphones or volume, I tested against many other applications. The sound designer needs to re-EQ the sound effects and clean up this sloppy job. I wish I could get a refund. Or if the developer corrects these huge oversights I would happily try the game again and revise my review. Otherwise, buyer beware - this is a poorly crafted product.
Worth it
by Yemi Cruso on 2019/01/14 20:01
This is easily the best city simulation game that I have played in 20 years.
Best game ever (audio on the other hand)
by froggyboi1284873728384838 on 2019/01/13 21:29
So this is game is 9/10 and it would be 10/10 but the sound is sos bad because when ever I play the game everything is fine but the audio is like static on a tv I don’t know if that’s how it’s supposed to be but I don’t know if there’s away to fix this I’m playing on iPad also have it on iPhone but I don’t think it does this on my iPhone but everything else is awesome and when the people talk it sounds super creepy but love the game I know this will be fixed maybe 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
Amazing
by Eli12321stlmo on 2019/01/12 15:29
5 stars hands down. This app is so worth it. It’s very immersive and rewarding. I love not having to wait days for things and not having micro transactions. What I would love for this game, (other than things like more content, themed buildings, etc. as mentioned by others), is: 1. Take off the rebuild all option after a disaster on expert mode. This game would be a lot more challenging if you had to remember and rebuild by hand what was destroyed. (But maybe still gain money/XP for it). 2. Have a few more variables for taxes/gaining money. While trying to raise money in the beginning can be really tough, there’s not a whole lot to look out for other than changing taxes from high to low and exporting resources. Some possible ideas could be: tourist income, stocks, more tax options, etc. 3. More hazards would be cool. Not just disasters, but maybe car crashes destroy buildings. Or the busiest roads wear out and are unusable until replaced. Overall though the game is still really fun. One final thing I want to mention is that if you offered all this stuff plus bonus content as a big DLC for a buck or two, I wouldn’t mind paying. Obviously game development takes a lot of work and with all these requests from different people it’s sure to eat away well passed what you’ve earned already.
Worth every penny and then some!
by MadCow2424 on 2019/01/12 15:14
It’s what you wish the free games were! Absolutely amazing! Honestly I would pay twice the price for this game!
Disappointed
by Yohi on 2019/01/11 20:26
I got this game because it had good reviews, but I wish I could get my money back because I ended up being very disappointed with it. I got it yesterday and when going to play I find out you can not move buildings if you decide to change their locations or switch directions on how they look which is what you can do in any other building game. Truly disappointed.
Orientation
by fleaht5 on 2019/01/11 06:44
Please fix the bug where the orientation is messed up and will not conform with the locked orientation
Great app, but basic and buggy
by ayoung5555 on 2019/01/11 03:07
Worth the money. Has lots of variety and different modes, but lacks precise controls, and there are a multitude of bugs. When you zoom out, no matter the quality, sometimes skyroads go in front of buildings, basically the render order is ignored, and the town hall changes colors to the default. Traffic is illogical, and goes down empty roads to nowhere. The traffic map is red in areas of no cars and green in areas where traffic is heavy, and inconsistant in general. I’ve experienced water pump issues too, but I’m not sure about the root cause. If you can overlook the simplicity of the game and a few bugs, it is a great city simulator.
I can only build roads.
by disgruntlebear on 2019/01/11 00:05
Since this last update I can only build roads. I can not build highways, bridges, or rails. Please fix developers.
I love this game
by Vonmaxinator on 2019/01/10 22:42
This game was very fun to play! Even though it took a lot of time, that time just flew by. I wish there were more events though, and after lvl 80 there isn’t much to do. I still love this game!
Meh
by AmericanMuscle302 on 2019/01/10 19:26
Pretty disappointing. The game has major balance issues. Money increases so quickly that it doesn’t matter what you do with your city. Just wait 15 seconds and you’ll be able to afford your purchase. Therefore no real strategy or game factor to it.
Roads
by NeoNixie on 2019/01/10 18:23
After the new update, I can only place roads, no bridge or rail or highway..
Update
by TheSamurix16 on 2019/01/10 16:33
Thanks for the new update but I can’t find the soil or palm trees also I can only build roads I can’t build bridges or anything else.
Great!
by IanIanHLH on 2019/01/09 22:22
I have never written a review before but this game is really fun! I love the idea and everything included in this game. There is only 1 thing I would like to suggest. Add more buildings!!! There are already many buildings and structures added into this game but a couple more could make the game a lot better.
Super Good But...
by joooooooooooonathan on 2019/01/09 17:02
The game Is amazing but I think you should add more events and buildings. Like a boardwalk and zombie apocalypses.
Awesome app!
by Imacker35 on 2019/01/09 07:57
This app is by far the best city building game when it comes to simplicity, however I wish there was a “friend” aspect to it where you can connect with other contacts and share import/exports and help each other out. Also it’s great in the beginning but it starts to dull out as you unlock everything. You can only upgrade zones to level 2 and the exports max at $2700/sec. Still an incredible app, but I wish there was more to work for in later levels!
Short and un-expansive, not like Sim City, not worth $4
by mclark95 on 2019/01/09 06:35
Bought this game based on reviews and descriptions, but did not get anywhere near my moneys worth. The game is short. I finished the game in 3 hours. I maxed out the upgrades and filled the map expected the map to sheet bigger after I bought all the land but it doesn’t. The map area is TINY even when set to “large”. You have no room to create to your hearts content. You can’t build suburbs around a metropolis because there is no room. The game kept telling me I needed more commercial zones but I had no room to build anymore. The game is like the early sim city games based on zones but it would be nice to have more control over the population densities and whether it’s a small town feel or a city full of skyscrapers. While the graphics are enjoyable and the natural disasters add a fun twist, the game is seriously not worth 4 dollars and I feel ripped off after seeing that the game is maxed out and you get bored after a day.
Amazing
by 🤯😋🤷🏼‍♀️🔥 on 2019/01/08 20:37
I have never liked games like this where you built your own city but this is the exception. This game is perfect, I play it all the time. There is no in game things to purchase or stamina or anything like that. Game is great
Great game for 2 bucks. No micro transactions
by Blackfur40 on 2019/01/08 20:11
Great game could use some more efforts in animation but style and gameplay is very good. Thought more buildings and a much bigger area to build a city. Also maybe add in a way to rotate certain buildings. Also money feels way to easy to make and the progress of the game is a bit fast. Maybe make certain things take more time. Other than that wonder building game. Update after a few hours of play time. Needs more land and much bigger area to build a city much much bigger. But other than that good game. To many mini quest though. Like put 5 of these down and then bam xp. Kind of lame. Also the sky train thing is so counter active it hurts more than helps.
So much fun!
by Radness1021 on 2019/01/08 12:47
Played sim city build it before this and that is a pay to win game. This game has it all with a nostalgic feel to it.
Limited upgrades
by Cameron12345678987654321 on 2019/01/07 02:12
I bought this game based off the reviews and I have to say for the price I expected a little more. The game feels very incomplete, unable to control the actual buildings you put in. You just define a zone as residential or commercial or industrial and the games throws in some nice looking buildings and some super ugly buildings. I’m also amazed that there is no rotation of the map, that or I have been unsuccessful and finding out how to rotate the map. Speaking of rotating you also cannot rotate buildings you just build them... I’d advise anyone who like city building games to save their money, this one is not worth it. As for my title of limited upgrades I am disappointed that you can’t upgrade residential buildings to skyscrapers. I like creating zones, having a “city” with downtown area and then a suburb or even a rural area... maybe updates will come but I’m not holding my breath.
How all Games Should Be
by Andreww3232 on 2019/01/07 02:08
Love this game. No ads, very immersive and lots of fun. Can’t wait for future updates and features lol!
Fun City Builder
by OROCKS on 2019/01/06 20:16
It’s what a mobile games should be easy to pick up and play for a few minutes. It is also nice there are no in app purchases! Wish the game had more depth to what you can do and better controls with the traffic. Hope they keep updating the game to keep the gameplay alive. After you beat it the game just dies on replays
Give us more space!!
by Mabdjcjcjd on 2019/01/06 16:54
This game is great, I love how easy it is and how there’s no micro transactions, but there’s one thing that’s wrong with it. We need more space to grow our city! I’ve already filled up my whole map and can’t do anything else with it. Please give us more space 🙏
How did this get 5 stars?
by Roniniku on 2019/01/06 07:54
This game is BORING. After finishing it once, in less that a day, there’s nothing more you can do. Land size is very limited and after hitting around level 100, the only rewards are money which you probably already have a tonne of. Very disappointed in this game. I wish that I could get my money back. I seriously can’t fathom why anyone would give this 5 stars...what a waste.
Wow
by A future pilot on 2019/01/05 01:19
Welp I’m just gonna day I don’t review often, but this game amazed me. I love the extremely short build times that allows you to grow your city to a decent sized metropolis in just one afternoon. I was reluctant to buy it because it was 2 dollars, but playing I could see it being more. The overall premise is simple that allows you to get the game, spend maybe 5 minutes learning the tutorial, and then take that and grow it exponentially. I’ve had the game for maybe 3 days now and I’ve almost maxed out my first city. If you are reading this and you have an extra 2$ ( don’t know why you wouldn’t) I highly recommend this game.
Awesome, but
by Jameson Nguyen 2300302 on 2019/01/04 20:04
The game is amazing. It’s fun to play and build my city, but I feel like the map needs to be even bigger and there needs to be more quests and buildings. Like skyscrapers. There still needs to be more things added, but in the mean while it still fun to play.
Best Choice for your child or yourself
by Hc9875 on 2019/01/04 14:20
This app is what a city building game should be. I played SimCity perhaps 20 years ago when in my 20’s, and learned a lot with it. Now, I wanted my child to have a similar experience. This is the only city building game I could find in the AppStore that delivers that experience without the cancer of InApp Purchase. A child should be able to play a game, and learn from it, without being routinely, intentionally, maliciously frustrated, for the sole purpose of getting dollar after dollar after dollar tricked out of his or her parents. This city building app is just as feature rich and thoughtful as the version of SimCity I used to play (I believe it was SimCity 2000), and it is everything that the current version of SimCity for iOS is not. When searching the AppStore for city building Apps, as far as I am concerned, this App should be at the top of the list, if not the only one on the list, with all the others banned as the ripoff-schemes they are.
New favorite!
by kjjackson83 on 2019/01/04 04:35
This is a terrific city simulator—intuitive, fresh graphics, NO IAPs (!!), and a sandbox mode. A few little tweaks might make it even better (customization via signs and building/place names would be neat), but this is GREAT! Reminds me very much of SimCity 2000!
Love it - just wish for 1 thing
by JnneMrie on 2019/01/03 16:28
I love this game! It’s very addictive and all-inclusive. I just wish there was a way to grow natural trees. At higher levels, you can make mountains, water, and sand, but you can’t do natural trees (which my OCD finds very frustrating). Otherwise, I can’t get enough of this game.
💯⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
by matt_nelson on 2019/01/03 09:44
Better than pretty much every city sim out there! Well worth the small price to pay for such quality. I’d probably pay more in fact.
The humor
by important person 17 on 2019/01/02 20:12
When I saw the character say “ I like pineapple on my pizza” I chuckled a bit but when another citizen responded it said “ YOU MONSTER” and I lost it that was so funny.
Great game
by AbraMoose Lincoln on 2019/01/02 18:13
This game is fantastic, so much so that I would love to have more buildings to unlock and put into it.
I LOVE THIS!
by A person who playes this game on 2019/01/02 16:16
This app is great! When I bought it I didn’t know it would be so fun! It’s probably one of my favorite apps of all times! ❤️
Fantastic game but battery drainer
by Bob838474738 on 2019/01/01 22:08
Loving this game so far but the biggest issue is that it drains your battery quite fast. I don’t know if it’s because there’s a lot animations and things going on or if it’s because of something else. Other than that it would be perfect.
Worth it
by FattyFkapJack on 2019/01/01 20:47
This game is absolutely amazing. It’s addicting and easy to learn. I absolutely LOVE how there is a Sandbox Mode! The only “problem” is that I just get so overwhelmed and I don’t know where to start when building a new city. I mean the possibilities are endless. There aren’t any pop up ads or advertisements asking you to buy in-app purchases, which there are NONE. My 1 dollar and 99 cents was spent very well. If you are looking into to buying this game, I say “DO IT” you will now be disappointed!
I love every bit of it
by Joeyteezzz on 2019/01/01 20:18
The game is fantastic keep up the good work guys! If there is one thing I could suggest though is a prison and a court. I would love to see a prison because it would just make the game feel much more realistic in the sense that a police department can’t hold a whole towns worth of prisoners and there could be room for another disaster with a prison break/riot. I would also love to see a court because it would also make the game feel more realistic. Just food for thought great game keep up the good work.
Fun for a while
by Zach_Lane77 on 2018/12/31 06:57
As far as city building games go, for iOS this has to be the best. Through building my first city, I learned all the basics and decided keep advancing that city. But after I was happy with my city, I had lost things to do. So after trying on a harder difficulty, I found the game easy and repetitive. This would get 5 stars but it needs more modes and things to do.
Hands down one of the best games
by Kigas on 2018/12/31 03:30
I have played my share of mobile games and this one is for sure one of the best ever. Beyond the genre of city simulators, this game is still top tier. Wonderful design and UI. Many game developers can learn from playing this game.
Best building game ever!!!
by Camster man yeah on 2018/12/30 23:39
Two words SANDBOX MODE. The game is good but sandbox mode takes the cake where you can basically do whatever you want. This game puts sim city to shame
Best City Builder Game Ever.
by A fan of temple run! on 2018/12/30 20:25
This game is the best. I’m addicted to it. My only complaint is I wish there were more things to build.. I like to design sandbox cities, and it gets a little boring when I just build the same things just in different places. Adding more stuff like churches/temples, graveyards, more service buildings, more leisure buildings. Just more of everything lol. That would be so so cool.
Great game!
by Cthuluthu69420 on 2018/12/30 16:21
Little to no bugs and best of all no in-app purchases
Refreshingly great game!
by John Burke on 2018/12/30 14:44
In a world of In-app purchases, pay to unlock, pay to speed up and arbitrary gems and coins, it’s SO nice to have found a fun, casual, well-paced city building game without all the paywall nonsense. I started the game last night and smoothly progressed through 50 levels without growing frustrated or having to wait 6 hours for a building to be built. Don’t let the fun and simple graphics fool you, there’s a deep layer of controls in place akin to Sim City. You control your taxes, toggle maps to see where you need to improve, land management functions, etc. The quests keep things interesting while not intrusively forcing you to complete them. An all around fun game to play for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Get it.
The best iOS game I’ve played!
by FratZac on 2018/12/30 09:25
This is honestly the highest quality game I’ve played on iOS. It’s free of bugs, it doesn’t beg you for in app purchases, it doesn’t exactly what it sets out to do and it’s engaging. I love that it is one flat cost and no sort of IAPs to speed up building etc. I would pay 5 maybe even 10 dollars for this game! I’m hooked and my phone has died twice since I bought this game because I just can’t put it down. To sum it up this is a polished pure fun game that sets the standard for other iOS games!
Crashes ruin an otherwise fun experience
by Mnollen on 2018/12/29 19:30
Game crashes over and over whenever I get to level 40-45 or so. Game is a lot of fun, while it lasted, but the instability kills it for me.
The water generator
by hzgvhhwkwp on 2018/12/29 15:07
The water generator does not work and makes the game impossible
Best mobile city builder
by Milezinator on 2018/12/28 06:23
I literally spent half a day playing this when I got it. Getting bored finally, but the period of captivation is well worth $4. Unlike other city builders, there is very little waiting involved.
Spectacular!
by ScallywagSix on 2018/12/28 05:36
This is the mobile city building game I have wanted for so long. Also generally sets the bar for what I look for in a good mobile game altogether. Easy to jump right into and get going quickly, easy to put down if you need to stop for a moment, no micro transactions, fun mini quests (price is a bit too low in my opinion). Would love to see some additional complexity as well as bigger, more interesting maps, but wow is this still amazing. Really great work from this solo developer. Hope you build either on top of this franchise with expansions or produce sequels that offer more features in the future. If you offer a more complex sequel I would definitely set the price a bit higher, I feel like I got way more than I paid for and would be willing to kick some cash your way for a kickstarter or something.
DingleBerryPumperNickel
by WhoppadooFromTheGreatGoMA on 2018/12/28 03:03
Hey so this is a really well done game, and a great city builder. My only complaint is the lack of content so to speak. It has a ton of potential to be a complete and great city builder game (not that it isn’t great now). Honestly it lacks content like more buildings maybe a research tab where you research technologies to improve the city. I think that nuclear power should be a thing, meteor showers would also be cool as like a natural disaster. Not much else I can think off the top of my head. Thats really all I wanted to say is that it needs a bit more content, I got this game a day ago and I’ve played for about five hours already because its fun.
Enjoyable
by dschni on 2018/12/27 15:34
I really enjoyed this game at first but it got old fast, just cause there aren’t a lot of options after you optimize your city and complete the quests. I would love to see an addition/expansion/optional level in which you add something similar to the “ordinances” of sim city. Or maybe just more/new quests but idk if that’s enough of a change. Overall solid game especially since there are no in app purchases, but it would be hard for me to recommend without some changes to the gameplay.
Developers take note
by Admiral Seth on 2018/12/27 05:23
It’s so nice to see a game that doesn’t have “In-app purchases” underneath the download button. $3.99 isn’t much, and for that you receive a full game without any ads or loot box offers. Too bad other developers let greed get in the way of fun. As for the game, it’s basically a slightly less detailed SimCity. SimCity is pretty complicated and over the top, so this finds a sweet spot. Seriously, it’s almost a copy of SimCity. Lots of fun.
Fun!
by Volleyball Sarah on 2018/12/26 22:15
I love this game. It is a lot of fun! I’m so glad there are no in app purchases like all the other games similar to this. One thing though. It’s really easy. You should make it a bit more challenging. I have only had it today and I am almost to level 30 already.
I knew i wasnt going to like it
by RowdyPooch on 2018/12/26 21:45
Honestly people keep saying its the best game ever and better than simcity but you are so so wrong. Honestly if you are 5 you would like this game. 😔 i spent $4 when i could have spent it on smthn way better. Boring; dont get it.
Fun but crashes...
by PrinceMichael18 on 2018/12/26 18:43
I love this game. However, it crashes constantly. Seems like it’s crashing more as your city grows.
Great game
by Rob C on 2018/12/26 03:34
Retains all the things I loved about Sim City, with none of the awkward or unnecessary add-ons. Beautiful artwork, reliable simulator, good fun with nothing annoying added.
WORTH IT
by pooch732 on 2018/12/24 15:22
This game is so fun and awesome. It’s worth the money and I suggest this game to everyone. Very realistic and enjoyable!💯🔥
Amazing
by BaconRebel on 2018/12/24 03:57
To echo what others have said, the focus on gameplay rather than monetization is a welcome change, and makes this four bucks well spent. My only gripes with this game are small quality of life things that I’m not going to talk about here, and that are not all that important. I can’t wait to see what Bobby Li releases next! (This is their first, and at the time of writing, only game published on the App Store. They are very skilled, I imagine they’ve worked with a larger team before)
Finally!
by DJStrick on 2018/12/23 03:23
I was always a fan of city builder games, but I could never find an iPhone version that I liked. This game is perfect. Thanks for not having in-app purchases and for not making me wait a ridiculous amount of time between each level.
No microtransactions!
by CDEEZ2348 on 2018/12/22 23:31
Wow I think this is one of the best city building games, the fact that there’s none of that micro transaction BS is such a refreshing sight!
Amazing
by Greatness62 on 2018/10/14 20:19
As far as city building apps go, this one is the most immersive, breezy, and most worth it. It makes so much more sense to just offer a game for a few dollars that moves quickly and offers challenges (crime, city management, natural disasters). I would love to see some more types of trees (specifically palm trees/ cacti that you can build to improve environment), and just more building options (maybe themes that are unlocked by certain monuments?) Ex: If you unlock the pagoda, and build it, it would be awesome if it also unlocked a new theme of buildings (and trees, parks, etc.) (in a different tab so that you can select between different themes for different zones in the same city). It would also make it more appealing to build multiple cities with their own landscape (like a whole city in the desert; something you can’t rlly do now bc all the houses have grass). Maybe add more levels to unlock these theme packages, or even if you have to do in app purchases, for an app this great. I really really appreciate the ease of building “zones” rather than having to wait hours, days, or weeks for something to get built, and I feel like having themes would be a great way to offer options without there being too many randomizations on one type/size building. Also I love Sandbox mode, great for if you want to just mess around and see what works well. Great app. 10/10, have already recommended to friends.
Fantastic app (with a few bugs left)
by a_paying_customer on 2018/08/01 06:21
This is what SimCity should have been. Fantastic city builder good for a few minutes or a few hours. I like the leveling system which keeps you from getting ahead of yourself and gives you specific goals to work toward. And _NO_ IAP! Thank you so much for an honest, premium game! Lots of little touches to keep it from being a mere clone with a quirky sense of humor. There’s even a sandbox mode. Hard to believe this game comes from a one-man studio. At launch there are still a few problems. The graphics are a bit soft as you zoom in, even at highest settings. Not so much as to be a bother, but you notice it. I’ve had two crashes but no data loss, so not a big deal. Have had an issue with power plants not plugging into the grid properly when incorporating highways into my city design (you still need normal roads, but the game doesn’t always register the connection even then.) This dev has been actively engaged with his user base, so I feel certain these very minor bumps will get ironed out. Don’t let it worry you — this game is worth way more than the asking price. If you like city builders (and old school SimCity in particular) then you need to own this game.
The game is almost incredible
by Silver truck1 on 2018/08/03 00:04
This game is super fun, it’s the best city builder out there. The only problem is that I feel like there should be more assets, like more power plant options, more special buildings, and just alternate forms of transportation. An underground subway would be awesome. Another thing is that the game starts to run slow really quickly, it would be nice if it could be more optimized, this is coming from an iPhone X user, so hardware shouldn’t be the issue (Although I noticed that once my phone heated up the game played much worse, and when I played the same, very populated city later, once my phone cooled down, performance was back to normal, I think the X might just thermal throttle). The first problem I noticed was that even with the textures set to ultra things still looked fuzzy and blurry, especially the pictures of the people when they talk for a mission. Other than more unique game elements, a need for better optimization, and blurry textures this game is fantastic and you should definitely buy it. It’s my all time favorite iOS game even given the fact that it’s 5$ and there are a few aspects which can be improved upon.
NO MICRO TRANSACTIONS? Take notes EA.
by Piratepony on 2018/08/08 15:34
After Sim City was completely sabotaged and destroyed by EA, and the original non micro transaction version of Sim City was pulled from the mobile market, we desperately needed a classic city builder that went back to its roots. A sim that wasn’t about having to wait for cool downs, or having to pay to get building materials... we wanted a game that was about city management, rather then micro transactions. Not only is this a fantastic city building game, the design, UI, building mechanics are all well made and very well thought out. You can tell this was made from the heart of its developers. Something that EA doesn’t care about. I honestly didn’t hesitate to purchase this game when I saw the review online. I will always give my money to game studios that care about what they do and want to make a great game, designing it around fun and functionality, rather then a greedy corporation that specifically designs its game mechanicals to get the most money from you. I have not and never will again give EA another cent of my money. Take notes EA. I just want to thank the developers for giving gamers what they really want. We notice.
Well worth the price! It just needs more space for expansion
by stephenITPro on 2018/08/03 21:52
The developers of this game did it right. Instead of the typical cash-grab model that the "free" city-building sim games use, this game relies on the straightforward practice of charging you upfront for the game, but then they never hassle you again for money. No in-game IAPs (no paid currencies, no paid speed-up options…nothing). The game itself is really fun and they’ve tried to differentiate it from the other city-building sims. You can really play however you want, but they give you quests to work on if you want to pursue more objectives instead of working in a sandbox. No matter how you play it, I think you’ll find it to be a lot of fun. The only thing that I find to be limiting about the game is that there isn’t a whole lot of space for expansion. I hope they give us more room to work with in future updates, but even as it is, there is enough space to build a decent-sized city. Aside from the limits to city expansion, I have found that there is plenty of content to the game. This game is well worth the price if you’re a SimCity fan.
A City Builder that Respects the Player
by StaticSilence on 2018/08/26 04:20
A fantastic bite-sized Cities: Skylines scaled down just enough to be fun on mobile without losing too much. It’s quick to start, making it nice to play if you’ve got a couple of spare minutes here and there and not overly simple for if you want to play for a longer period of time. It’s incredibly refreshing to see not one single ad or IAP. So many city builders have a premium currency and/or mandatory extended wait times for buildings to finish that it makes you feel like you’re playing the game on a schedule built by the developer. It’s good to see a city builder throw away the Sim City mold and let the player do as they will on their time and not beg them to connect to Facebook while they’re at it. There are some things that could be fine-tuned, like making it so buildings orient to face the roads but those are incredibly minor flaws. I’m hoping to see new additions to the game or possible challenges to keep things fresh, but as a whole the game is beautiful and absolutely worth the price.
Best Choice for your child or yourself
by Hc9875 on 2019/01/04 14:20
This app is what a city building game should be. I played SimCity perhaps 20 years ago when in my 20’s, and learned a lot with it. Now, I wanted my child to have a similar experience. This is the only city building game I could find in the AppStore that delivers that experience without the cancer of InApp Purchase. A child should be able to play a game, and learn from it, without being routinely, intentionally, maliciously frustrated, for the sole purpose of getting dollar after dollar after dollar tricked out of his or her parents. This city building app is just as feature rich and thoughtful as the version of SimCity I used to play (I believe it was SimCity 2000), and it is everything that the current version of SimCity for iOS is not. When searching the AppStore for city building Apps, as far as I am concerned, this App should be at the top of the list, if not the only one on the list, with all the others banned as the ripoff-schemes they are.
Hey EA, take some notes!
by AppDude27 on 2018/08/01 20:24
PocketCity is a fantastic game. I must give the developers props for not going the freemium route, because that would have destroyed a beautiful game. The game reminds me a lot of the early Sim City games, but with a lot more optimized changes for the better. The game is entirely played in portrait mode, which I found to be a super convenient option. No need to flip my phone around, just casual gameplay. Some big differences between PocketCity and SimCity that I’ve noticed so far: +As long as your buildings are connected to a road, they will be supplied with electricity AND water. So no more need for a sewage system or power lines. + Zones undergo construction immediately and dynamically take up space depending on how big the block is. + Buildings are unlocked via leveling up your city and completing quests. PocketCity is a breath of fresh air in a mobile market saturated with disgusting freemium garbage. Perhaps one of PocketCity’s best features is the sandbox mode, allowing players complete freedom over their currency and creativity. I’m eager to see how players will use their freedoms to evolve their little pocket cities into amazing and creative utopias! Thank you, developers for a truly wonderful premium experience. I will be recommending this game to all my friends and family, possibly even gifting it to them. I recommend this game for anyone looking for a truly premium city building experience that celebrates creativity!
SimCity, but 100x better.
by epicfortniterproman on 2018/10/28 02:02
When I downloaded SimCity, I was hooked. The only downside was that it clearly wanted you to pay. “Not enough materials!” “Would you like to speed up the production time?” “Special Offer just for you!” Are some things that made it clear it was a game about paying. But this game is different than that SimCity garbage. The No In-App purchases is amazing. It moves quickly, no waiting for materials, and it takes some of the good stuff from SimCity, like Pollution Areas, Firefighters, Police, and more! If you like SimCity but don’t wanna sink all of your savings into it, get this game. Spending 4 bucks on a game better than a free one you have to spend 20 on In-App Purchases just to make the game fun, I think is worth it. But who am I to judge? Try it for yourself! It’s only $4! (P.S. sorry for the long review, but I’m trying to make a point about how good the game is.) But after all... that’s just an opinion. A GAME OPINION. Thanks for reading.
Great Game - Needs a couple additions and then it will be perfect
by JVRinDC on 2018/08/17 02:08
This is fantastic game, easy to play, and entertaining. I highly recommend it. The only reason I give it four stars is cause it does need a couple, hopefully easy, improvements. The expert level is next to impossible because it there is not enough city management information to make small changes. There is a counter for how many houses there are available, but no counter for jobs. So, if your city is lacking jobs, you don’t know how many commercial or how many industrial locations to add. It is easy to over add and then hemmorage money in zone maintenance costs. Likewise, there is no information on the cost of zone management per zone, nor any information on how much the police, fire, or leasure services cost. Without this information small changes in the hard or expert levels really throw off the decision making process. Add this information and I will give the game six stars if I could.
Amazing
by Eli12321stlmo on 2019/01/12 15:29
5 stars hands down. This app is so worth it. It’s very immersive and rewarding. I love not having to wait days for things and not having micro transactions. What I would love for this game, (other than things like more content, themed buildings, etc. as mentioned by others), is: 1. Take off the rebuild all option after a disaster on expert mode. This game would be a lot more challenging if you had to remember and rebuild by hand what was destroyed. (But maybe still gain money/XP for it). 2. Have a few more variables for taxes/gaining money. While trying to raise money in the beginning can be really tough, there’s not a whole lot to look out for other than changing taxes from high to low and exporting resources. Some possible ideas could be: tourist income, stocks, more tax options, etc. 3. More hazards would be cool. Not just disasters, but maybe car crashes destroy buildings. Or the busiest roads wear out and are unusable until replaced. Overall though the game is still really fun. One final thing I want to mention is that if you offered all this stuff plus bonus content as a big DLC for a buck or two, I wouldn’t mind paying. Obviously game development takes a lot of work and with all these requests from different people it’s sure to eat away well passed what you’ve earned already.
Great city builder! But....
by daemonium venator on 2018/08/10 20:28
The game is creat, runs smooth and under the right settings it’s even easy on your battery! This game gets a lot right but is lacking in overall depth, you build and you can upgrade but your city will always reach the inevitable “ map is covered in constructs “ where there’s no more room for growth and that’s it. If the maps where bigger and you could make different cities ( having condos for housing when your trying to do a country town really ruins the mood for me ) but it offers exactly what it promises for a simple city builder and as it is you could loose hours of your life trying to make a perfect city....just I want to loose hundreds of hours building entire counties with more options for what’s already in the game. ( do you want a sprawling mega city like Dubai in overwatch? Or have your city nuclear fallout themed? This game is a blank canvas full with potential, capitalize on it! )
Spectacular!
by ScallywagSix on 2018/12/28 05:36
This is the mobile city building game I have wanted for so long. Also generally sets the bar for what I look for in a good mobile game altogether. Easy to jump right into and get going quickly, easy to put down if you need to stop for a moment, no micro transactions, fun mini quests (price is a bit too low in my opinion). Would love to see some additional complexity as well as bigger, more interesting maps, but wow is this still amazing. Really great work from this solo developer. Hope you build either on top of this franchise with expansions or produce sequels that offer more features in the future. If you offer a more complex sequel I would definitely set the price a bit higher, I feel like I got way more than I paid for and would be willing to kick some cash your way for a kickstarter or something.
Good game, easily fixed
by *generic nickname* on 2018/08/17 03:04
This is a really good game. Honestly worth the 5 bucks, in my opinion. I really like how instead of a sim city city builder, it has more classic elements, like zoning, and a sudo-budgeting system. The problem is that this game seems almost TOO simplistic. For 5 dollars, it seems we don’t get enough. Some suggestions I’ve thought up of by just playing: 1. Power line/Water pipes It would be so nice to build one or two water towers and supply your water via water pipes, instead of having to sacrifice one zone space so that water reaches farther in your city. 2. High/low density zoning I know you can already upgrade zones, but it would be better to plan it out in more detail, and it would be more realistic 3. More space I feel that the space given, while sufficient in the beginning, really runs out making it super hard to level up later in the game. Another thing that ties into this is choosing a starting space. It seems odd, but imagine how much easier it would be if while selecting a city block, you could choose where to start your city, instead of having to skip it because the plot given was in a corner surrounded by mountains That’s really it that I could think of, but my point is this Is a really good game, but with a few quality of life changes, this could be a great game, maybe even exceptional
Realistic (DEVELOPERS PLS READ)
by WildDragonGirl1 on 2018/12/05 23:43
This game is so realistic. I thought at first it was a little too realistic, but this game is not all that complicated, though you can control tax levels. :p. I love this game. It is so much fun. And the random disasters keep you on your toes. Plus, the random fires and crimes are awesome as well. I love the element of surprise to all of it. It is simple and fun to grow your own city, and the conversations between the little NPCs are funny to observe. TO THE DEVELOPERS: Sometimes the game crashes. This crash occurs whenever you have construction going, and you try to view a quest to either start or complete it. It is annoying, but not too bad. Plus, the FPS needs to be fixed. The frame rate is really bad sometimes, especially once your city gets big. Bad frame rate causes crashes. Pls fix this.
Very nice game that I hope gets even better
by finalfr0ntier on 2018/08/11 02:25
This really is such a relief for mobile games in the genre. It’s surprisingly engaging, satisfying, and sometimes challenging. I’m so happy to pay a few bucks, because you get great content without the ridiculous hassle of advertising. I quite frankly don’t have complaints just some hopes for the app. I really really would love to see just further growth. More upgrading of areas (higher and varied buildings) more landmarks and sites, maybe a bigger map, and higher resolution. But that’s just the ideal version of the game, it’s wonderful as is! The dev has done a great job. Also I built an entire city filling the map, then got the mission to find the busker, where the heck is that fool?? Haha. Anyway, keep up the good work, hope that things continue to improve!
One suggestion/request
by Cilla101 on 2018/08/05 17:30
If you haven’t played this game, DO IT! It’s a lot of fun! Although I’m having a learning curve knowing where to place power/water sources. I’m sure I’ll figure it out with time. I would LOVE it though it in sand box mode you would have the ability to have no disasters and/or maybe no need for power/water. Maybe you can toggle on and off what you want in sandbox mode? The reason I’d like this is I went into sandbox after a tornado came in and I was frustrated figuring out where the towers needed to be. I was hoping to get to relax and go back to my main later. Then I realized I wasn’t free to place things wherever without resources. Ok. That’s fine. More practice for me. Then.... just as I was placing my fourth building a frEAKING TORNADO CAME AND WRECKED THE LITTLE I HAD AND I JUST LEFT THE APP. So yeah... please help.
A superb city builder without the freemium tag
by Jadenfire on 2018/08/01 13:40
You Tired of Freemium city builders where your constantly waiting for timers, Constantly need to buy to get anywheres? This is your game! Once you pay its all open to play in ether sandbox or the regular mode. you will unlock & level freely, heck later on you will find something that makes the already speedy building speedier! Pros ✅ Offline playable ✅ No iAP or hidden costs ✅ No timers ✅ Fun & very addicting will keep you play & planning for hours ✅ Comical criminals 🤣 Cons To me there isnt any I love this game! its a premium city builder finally! 😍 Though I do have a few wants 🌀 While there is a good amount of varity I wish for more different buildings, More dfferent styles. 🌀 More recreational buildings like a pool or zoo or a amusement park etc 🌀 larger 8 tile or more versions of the fun things/parks/beaches 🌀 Day night cycle/Weather cycle 🌀 more map sizes 🌀 different landscape depth possible? like the city could be down near sea but the town is up in the mountain area its all flat which is ok just a idea 😀 🌀 Taller buildings like skyscrappers 🌀 godzilla or a monster disaster 😆 🌀 more different events maybe a event maker mix fierworks with racing event etc 🌀 Ground Paths 🌀 seperate houses we can place
No Micro-transactions!
by Thalinor on 2018/10/03 07:30
Thank you. Great dev. Would love to see more buildings added but this is one of those apps you buy to support the developer and will continue to get even better with updates. For the price it’s amazing and while I may be overruled, if it meant having to buy a separate app for different eras or just do it via one fair priced IAP, I would be good with an additional IAP to include different eras (medieval, future, fantasy, etc) as long as each had a good amount of content. I would focus on expanding the current offerings before adding this IAP but at some point I would assume you will need to do something to continue supporting development, and having 5 apps do the same thing, each for different time periods is pointless. Keep up the great work!
Finally! Something similar to the REAL Sim City
by redemR on 2018/08/17 04:35
For anyone who was disappointed in the Sim City Built It that looks and feels nothing like the true Sim City, this game is a much needed relief on the AppStore. This is close as it gets to the real thing. Currently the game is more simple then the true thing, but I hope the game continues to grow and add more buildings and features. Everything else is just as good as the real game and sometimes even better. There are quests and missions that help you level up and get more buildings while also growing the city and making it better. The best part is that it really is a once and for all payment, no micro traction’s after the fact. No waiting on loading or slow downs so far. Just sit down and binge play for hours!
INCREDIBLE!!! (Updated)
by G6plays on 2018/11/23 14:51
This game... When I saw it, I just wanted to download it!! It's like a dream of mine, a city building game that goes really fast, no in-app purchases, (cough cough- SimCity Buildit, a.k.a EA) , no wait times, no goods that take hours to produce in factories, (again, EA) This is a game I actually paid for it looked so good. Try it for yourself, and get the TURE building experience. Edit: I have played this game for a while, and I have kind of reached a road-block on what I can do. Here are the main things you need to improve on: • After playing a while, all of the buildings start "duplicating". What I mean is that there needs to be new building textures, definitely in the different building zones. (Residential, commerical, etc.) I don't want a townhouse next to another townhouse that looks exactly the same. • More road types. I don't just want one type of road. Look at City Skylines, where they roads with trees on the sides, 4 lane roads, etc. It really makes the city look better, and it could change the traffic as well, for example, the 4-lane roads could have less traffic than the regular roads. In conclusion, please just look at other games and implement their features. PLEASE, DO NOT MAKE IT PAY TO PLAY. Just add more features, please. - G6plays
Best City Builder on the App Store hands down
by HD COWBOY 86 on 2018/07/31 13:52
So thankful to finally have a city building game that isn’t destroyed by in-app purchases and pointless timers/resource gathering. Most city building games on the App Store I have to put down cause I run out of energy, need a material that I have to wait to farm or something else that is totally pointless and put into the game to force you to spend money. The only reason I have had to put down this game so far is cause I have to go to work and sleep. Seriously though, there is nothing to keep you from playing this game for as long as you want in a single session and I LOVE that! Has a great tutorial for people new to this style of game. UI is clean and helpful. Easy to navigate. Portrait and landscape modes available. Music is great. Love the save options for multiple cities. It’s very polished. I have been part of the beta and have seen many improvements come out. It’s obvious this developer cares about the app and the experience we have playing the game. If you like city building games, I guarantee you won’t find something better. Thank you to the developer for all the hard work you have put into creating this game!!
Short and un-expansive, not like Sim City, not worth $4
by mclark95 on 2019/01/09 06:35
Bought this game based on reviews and descriptions, but did not get anywhere near my moneys worth. The game is short. I finished the game in 3 hours. I maxed out the upgrades and filled the map expected the map to sheet bigger after I bought all the land but it doesn’t. The map area is TINY even when set to “large”. You have no room to create to your hearts content. You can’t build suburbs around a metropolis because there is no room. The game kept telling me I needed more commercial zones but I had no room to build anymore. The game is like the early sim city games based on zones but it would be nice to have more control over the population densities and whether it’s a small town feel or a city full of skyscrapers. While the graphics are enjoyable and the natural disasters add a fun twist, the game is seriously not worth 4 dollars and I feel ripped off after seeing that the game is maxed out and you get bored after a day.
Sorry, my mistake, this game IS great! - Won’t rotate on iPad Pro.
by rael42 on 2018/07/31 23:09
I take back my complaint about not rotating. After looking closer (and seeing a Pocket Tactics article on the game) there is an option to change between portrait and landscape in settings. A bit unconventional but it works for me. Now having played a bit I will agree this is a great, great game. Spiritual successor to the great city builders. Retracted review: Looks like a great game but I can’t get it to rotate to play normally (landscape) on iPad Pro. Starts out okay but instantly spins 90 degrees and becomes essentially unplayable. I hope this is fixed because this isn’t a “phone game” in my opinion and I don’t plan on taking my iPad out of its stand and off my desk to play one game that really looks like a landscape game.
Refreshingly great game!
by John Burke on 2018/12/30 14:44
In a world of In-app purchases, pay to unlock, pay to speed up and arbitrary gems and coins, it’s SO nice to have found a fun, casual, well-paced city building game without all the paywall nonsense. I started the game last night and smoothly progressed through 50 levels without growing frustrated or having to wait 6 hours for a building to be built. Don’t let the fun and simple graphics fool you, there’s a deep layer of controls in place akin to Sim City. You control your taxes, toggle maps to see where you need to improve, land management functions, etc. The quests keep things interesting while not intrusively forcing you to complete them. An all around fun game to play for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Get it.
Solid app, please keep updating it
by Code name pinky on 2018/08/16 02:39
Update- Dear Dev: I’ve played this for a few days now; please make expansions because right now the game seems a little limited and unfinished - please do more w/it. Such a good start though. ——- This is great, I’ve been looking for mobile Sim City for some time now. Some crashes but no data loss (awesome). If you want that on a mobile app JUST BUY THIS GAME. IT IS WORTH IT. Some constructive criticism - The city peters out when you buy all the land so I would like to see land expansions, multiple item placement functionality (placing bus stops is awful), and a random pool of quests/objectives so you don’t go through the same ones every new city. Money counting in sandbox would be a nice option too. Also need filters for fire, health, and education to make it easier to evenly distribute those structures. Good features- Thank you for auto build after disasters because rebuilding that stuff would be tedious. I like how the roads “stick” when you’re laying them, the controls are pretty intuitive and good for mobile. Ideas for future- map builder mode? Otherwise it’s sleek, charming, and a total time stealer :)
Good game but could be better
by Pyrotech1620 on 2018/09/25 21:57
Good game but could be better. This is the best city building game out there that does not require waiting or in app purchases. That alone makes the game good and worth getting. You then add in the quests, events, and other cool unique things in the game like looking for a person doing yoga. Lol. It becomes really fun. With that being said. I knew what the graphics looked like when I got it but really wish they would be a little better and actually 3d. Allowing you to zoom in and out and rotate the city. I also would like to see being able to select different building types. ie different themes of residential buildings. I still have no regrets getting the game and think its worth it. Hopefully the developers continue to add new content and grow the game.
Great game for 2 bucks. No micro transactions
by Blackfur40 on 2019/01/08 20:11
Great game could use some more efforts in animation but style and gameplay is very good. Thought more buildings and a much bigger area to build a city. Also maybe add in a way to rotate certain buildings. Also money feels way to easy to make and the progress of the game is a bit fast. Maybe make certain things take more time. Other than that wonder building game. Update after a few hours of play time. Needs more land and much bigger area to build a city much much bigger. But other than that good game. To many mini quest though. Like put 5 of these down and then bam xp. Kind of lame. Also the sky train thing is so counter active it hurts more than helps.
A game worth the cost
by SoleSwiper405 on 2018/12/14 04:35
Here’s the deal, this game (as of right now) is $3.99. You’ve gotta ask yourself, what does the world have to offer you for $3.99? A coffee? A gallon of gas? Half a lunch? For $3.99 I don’t expect to much, but this game delivers more than I’d expect for a small amount of money. Will you find yourself playing this for weeks on end? Probably not. Will you never get bored of this game? You probably will. But, for at least a few days, this game keeps you engaged and wanting more and more. I played for hours and hours day one followed by an hour or so everyday for the first week. Now I just check in and do this and that as for the most part I’ve “beat” the game. This game doesn’t ask you to spend more money via micro transactions time and time again. For $3.99 it gives you everything it’s got. If you’re flipping through these reviews over and over again trying to decide if this is worth the $3.99 they are asking for like I did before finally pulling the trigger. Go ahead and do yourself a favor, stop wasting your time thinking about it and buy it. It’s worth it.
Really great and addicting
by Witty Will on 2018/09/16 23:26
I love this game and was instantly hooked on it. It was well worth the money as well simplify for the fact that there are no in app purchases or annoying ads. How ever the only reason why it isn’t a 5/5 for me is because the to me it seems like the map is too small. If you are like me and bored for a day and spend a couple hours playing this you will have the entire map filled up pretty quickly and have no more room to build locations which haven’t been unlocked yet. I also feel like there could be a bigger variety of buildings to make. There is enough for the game to be worth the money already and I may be too critical but, I feel a map expansion and more buildings would really go a long way.
I’m obsessed
by petit_obsessed_gurl on 2018/08/14 13:52
From the moment I downloaded till I went to sleep I didn’t stop playing. I reached level 89 and I was mostly done. I love this game, however if you let me complain a bit, I would like the space to be a bit more bigger. I know in SimCity it had this type of map too but I wish it could get bigger. I want to have more population, I also want to grant the demands for more commercial areas or industrials, but I can’t just demolish what I have built. Another thing is the money, I love getting a lot of money but it gets to a point that I don’t have anything to use it on, and I just keep getting more money. Apart from that, I really love the game. I have recommended to everyone I know.
Classic City Builder With No IAP and No Timers!!!
by Doc FlimFlam on 2018/07/31 13:16
Finally, a city builder on iPad with no IAP or timers! This is an homage to the classic city-building games so many of us grew up with and loved. My first impressions are very positive. Gameplay has been streamlined a bit for mobile and it’s perhaps not as deep as some city builders on PC (no separate infrastructure for power lines and water pipes for instance) but I can live with that because the city-building experience is spot on! The aesthetic feels current and deliberate, opting for a modern “flat graphic” style instead of going with something more like the games of the past that would end up feeling more dated today. Also, the game DOES support landscape orientation but you have to enable that from the settings menu. I also appreciate the ability to customize performance to reduce battery usage and improve performance on older devices. It’s clear the developers love the genre and have put a lot of thought and care into the title. I bought this on pre-order because I wanted to support developers who believed in premium apps with no IAP or timers. I’m recommending it because it’s fun and scratches my city-building itch very nicely.
Amazing game!
by krieger3 on 2018/08/09 06:52
I genuinely never wrote reviews for apps. This game/app was so amazing that I had to! I LOVE the fact that there are no in-app purchases. I miss that from back when the App Store first was released. The attention to detail is astounding. The little bits of dialogue that appear from the characters on the street adds a nice touch to the game. The progression is quick, but not too quick. It’s just enough to make me want to keep going. Look, I’m one of those types of people to pay for an app, play with it for a few days, and then delete it off my phone. This time, I’m keeping it. 😎 I haven’t done this since games like Fieldrunners, Enigmo, or Motion X Poker. Totally worth the $5! Thank you! -Justin
Great game, simple. One extreme issue.
by TheBadHabit on 2019/01/26 00:58
Huge issue with the game heating up my iPad while playing, a few minutes pass where the heat becomes noticeable. Can you fix that? So far I have gotten to where I can use the extra zone textiles. I hope there will be more added to this game, it is lacking some of the variety of structure in building a city, also be having to figure out how you set up sections of highway since power or water does not run with it. It is alright since it doesn’t have ads and no iap. But I can tell that you might spend time to make a city if you are a beginner, but you tend to get the ball rolling fast if you had to deal with sim city build it for a while. So I hope they add more to it.
The BEST game you could imagine
by DujuanW on 2018/12/01 19:53
This game is so perfect for people who are creative and like strategy. The fact that you actually have to supply power, water, and houses to people makes it feel so real. I love that you can build anywhere you want and make your city however you’d like it. There are some things that I feel could be added though. Maybe add some skyscrapers and monuments that are big and that really stand out. Also you guys could maybe add an amusement park. I think some better decorations for the city would be nice too like different shades of trees and stuff and more stuff in leisure, fun, and outdoors :) The game is amazing though and I’ll never get bored if it tbh
Great Game!
by thehunter:• on 2018/08/01 15:48
I’ve been playing this game since it was released, and so far, it has been very fun. There is so much to do, and so many ways to make your city look special. The gameplay is diverse and addicting, but there are a few flaws that I have taken note of. First of all, the income comes in so fast that you almost never have to worry about money. Some may think that this is a good thing, but I am worried that it will make the game boring after a few days of gameplay. Secondly, the rate at which your city grows is extremely fast. One way that this can be fixed is by making the construction time longer on buildings or by making the income slower. Overall, it has been a blast and I can’t wait to see what is to come.
Great game but needs lots more features
by DTMD33 on 2018/08/08 04:15
An excellent city simulator that harkens back to the days of SimCity. And the buy-once model is a refreshing change (no in app purchases! Thank you!). That being said, the game gets boring after you’ve built on all available land. The tasks slow down substantially after level 80 or so and you’re stuck waiting around for new tasks. Most of which are boring (hunt around for a character doing a certain thing). The gameplay also grows stagnant. Why don’t zones get continuously denser as population increases and land gets scarce? Where is the feedback on how well our mass transit is doing (not just a map of traffic… let’s see hard numbers on how man riders etc). The game quickly becomes a matter of just balancing the budget (but sometimes there’s nothing you can really do but raise taxes and chase off a third of your population). The budget is very much feast or famine… either you’ll be raking in huge piles of cash (and have nothing to spend it on), or losing it all rapidly. All in all a fun game but the developer needs to work on making the game more robust as the levels increase. Currently it’s superficially fun but that wears off rather fast.
Limited upgrades
by Cameron12345678987654321 on 2019/01/07 02:12
I bought this game based off the reviews and I have to say for the price I expected a little more. The game feels very incomplete, unable to control the actual buildings you put in. You just define a zone as residential or commercial or industrial and the games throws in some nice looking buildings and some super ugly buildings. I’m also amazed that there is no rotation of the map, that or I have been unsuccessful and finding out how to rotate the map. Speaking of rotating you also cannot rotate buildings you just build them... I’d advise anyone who like city building games to save their money, this one is not worth it. As for my title of limited upgrades I am disappointed that you can’t upgrade residential buildings to skyscrapers. I like creating zones, having a “city” with downtown area and then a suburb or even a rural area... maybe updates will come but I’m not holding my breath.
Wow
by A future pilot on 2019/01/05 01:19
Welp I’m just gonna day I don’t review often, but this game amazed me. I love the extremely short build times that allows you to grow your city to a decent sized metropolis in just one afternoon. I was reluctant to buy it because it was 2 dollars, but playing I could see it being more. The overall premise is simple that allows you to get the game, spend maybe 5 minutes learning the tutorial, and then take that and grow it exponentially. I’ve had the game for maybe 3 days now and I’ve almost maxed out my first city. If you are reading this and you have an extra 2$ ( don’t know why you wouldn’t) I highly recommend this game.
Great but repetitive
by Foster_030 on 2018/08/14 04:21
Pocket City is a great city building game, taking aspects from the PC version of Sim City. Although the game costs $5, it’s worth it, due to leaving out in-app purchases, something that has ruined much of the genre by making it pay to play. The only thing I would complain about is the repetitiveness. The gameplay, even when not on sandbox mode, tends to get very repetitive and somewhat boring. You quickly reach a point of making thousands a second, making money, little of an issue and leveling up is fairly easy. Although it has these issues, the game is a true interpretation of what a city building game should be and has potential to become an even better game.
This game is awesome!
by Jet123415 on 2018/11/12 03:12
I just want to say that I love this game a lot and could play it endlessly :) if you pay close attention to the citizens happiness, the traffic congestion, etc then there’s no possible way to run out of ways to improve your city! And if you are really that bored then just start another city:) It is totally worth the buy! For the developer: I was thinking about how to help with traffic congestion and thought about the use of roundabouts. In real life, towns have been adding roundabouts to help traffic move a little smoother. Maybe that could be something to add in the future :) keep up the good work! Your app is lovely😁
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by Finch200 on 2018/08/15 16:19
well I want to start off by saying this game is very fun but I have the same issue with this game as I did with rebuild 3 and that is that it gets boring fast, too fast. I know games deteriorate in enjoyability after a while but I’ve only had it for about a week and this game costed money! the leveling system is well done and feels nice and that’s what I praise most about this game, which should be saying a lot. the worst thing about this game is the random disasters, now I like this feature so things remain interesting but when stuff gets destroyed you should be able to tell what got destroyed so you can easily replace it and move on. I shouldn’t have to memorize my whole city’s tile set to prepare for disasters 24/7. this game is good, but so much more can be done and I expect a lot more from a building game in 2018.
Love it but 1 issue
by Imminent Storm on 2019/02/11 20:55
I love this city builder. No micro transactions that have ruined the freemium genre. Some complain about the zoning & the lack of building variety but I think the simplicity works better. I’ll agree with other reviewers that the map is small but I don’t consider it a deal breaker. Only 1 real major complaint that I’ve seen in other reviews is the game does lag after city starts to become decent size & you gain levels. It is very noticeable after you have unlocked a lot of buildings & start projects. Even 1 building project can severely increase lag & occasionally crash. It doesn’t make it unplayable as I’ve seen in some games but it is irritating
Not as Broken as I thought
by CalEvans on 2018/08/14 14:29
Bought this because it app of the day. It is hopelessly broken. If you play on hard, once you get to level 27, money stops. No matter what you do, no more money. Well, except for endless fireworks displays. Since the fireworks display event is also broken, you can keep hitting it repeatedly to level up and many levels give you more money. Casual level is just a battery drainer. It’s not that it’s too easy, it’s that there is no challenge at all. Just watch the city grow. Hard is broken, but at least it was challenging until level 27. Pass on this one. UPDATE: Yes, as pointed out, the income stopped because my town hall was destroyed. My fault for not noticing. The notice could be a bit bigger but other than that, once I built it back, things started working again. There is still a bug with the fireworks though. If you don’t have a townhall, you can put on as many fireworks shows as you want. This get you experience points and at some levels, you get cash when your city levels up. All in all it is not a bad game. I DO LOVE that there are no micro transactions, thank you.
Pretty good app, still some improvements
by RA1B0W55 on 2018/08/10 08:53
Hey! I have played this game twice, maxing out each city on beginner. From first impressions, the dialogues can become a nuisance such as the quests(which do have a skip button) and the prompt that comes up when buying land. I would like to see an option in the setting to disable the prompts from showing up. My second suggestion would be to have more land or more upgrades. I ran into an issue in my last city on beginner where the only way to get past lvl 76 was to place buildings and delete them for XP or trigger the storms, which will take a while to get to lvl100 Finally, this suggestion sort of ties into the last one, but would it be possible to have more land, for example and buying 100% of the original land, you can spend 1 million to buy an expansion, then spend the normal 300k to expand. However this may cause processing issues as once you max out your original land lag spikes start to happen. Anyways, it’s very well made, would definitely recommend spending the money to buy this game.
Worth the Money
by SumSumDreams on 2018/08/07 05:45
First time I have been happy with spending money for a game. You pay for it and you get to play. There’s no other quirks waiting to surprise you. I have gotten sucked into this game for hours and last time I checked I was level 32 or so. It’s fun and has you think about what you’re doing. Also has a bit different type of graphics. In the settings you can choose how intense you want them to be which is great. I love the events and natural disasters. It’s nice you get to rebuild afterwards without it costing you. You should give this game a chance if you are into these types. It wont let you down.
Great app, but basic and buggy
by ayoung5555 on 2019/01/11 03:07
Worth the money. Has lots of variety and different modes, but lacks precise controls, and there are a multitude of bugs. When you zoom out, no matter the quality, sometimes skyroads go in front of buildings, basically the render order is ignored, and the town hall changes colors to the default. Traffic is illogical, and goes down empty roads to nowhere. The traffic map is red in areas of no cars and green in areas where traffic is heavy, and inconsistant in general. I’ve experienced water pump issues too, but I’m not sure about the root cause. If you can overlook the simplicity of the game and a few bugs, it is a great city simulator.
Well worth the $4~ asking price
by LJH08 on 2019/02/15 05:10
Good actual game. No in app purchases that I’ve seen. I was skeptical for 4 dollars but it is actually one of the best city building games I’ve ever played on mobile. I’ve got insanely tired of every game being about waiting for timers or spending more money every day. This is like an indie steam game. About opposite of most other games on the App Store. It’s got good controls for mobile, I just wish the feature set was a little more filled out. No water line management, subway, etc. Hopefully some more in depth features will be added in the future or in a sequel.
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by WhoppadooFromTheGreatGoMA on 2018/12/28 03:03
Hey so this is a really well done game, and a great city builder. My only complaint is the lack of content so to speak. It has a ton of potential to be a complete and great city builder game (not that it isn’t great now). Honestly it lacks content like more buildings maybe a research tab where you research technologies to improve the city. I think that nuclear power should be a thing, meteor showers would also be cool as like a natural disaster. Not much else I can think off the top of my head. Thats really all I wanted to say is that it needs a bit more content, I got this game a day ago and I’ve played for about five hours already because its fun.
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