What are the best base building game apps?

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    #1Transport Tycoon

    Transport Tycoon

    With Transport Tycoon you can take control of your own fledgling transport company. You will be able to create cross-country railroads, and also bridges and tunnels to maximize your earnings, and there is also the possibility to build air and sea ports. 


    Android, iOS


    Russell Peters
    Written on October 2, 2017
    ""Tycoon" is essentially its own genre in the video game world. And many examples in that genre have a wonderfully familiar gameplay loop - build a thing (be it a zoo exhibit, a roller coaster, a train line...) and get money from it, use that money to build another thing... and so on. Unfortunately, this is a pretty cheap take on that pattern. True tycoon fans know the real meat in the game is all the extra - the management, the research, the pacing, the design choices. And this game just fails to deliver on that front. Everything is simplistic and easy, and everything is poorly thought-out. Save yourself the boredom and get the fantastic Planet Coaster instead."
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    In this minimalist real-time strategy game you will be in charge of a space station and its minions. Plan your expansion wisely and manage all your resources to explore the universe and all the planets it contains. 

    Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Windows


    Harold Jordan
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "With a name like rymdkapsel it's gotta be good, right? I think this minimalist real-time strategy game has a lot going for it, and can be had for a very reasonable price. I love supporting indie developers who've done excellent work."
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    #3XCOM: Enemy Within

    XCOM: Enemy Within

    XCOM: Enemy Within is an action game that allows you to play in a 3rd person point of view. In this game, you have to win against alien invaders using weapons and abilities while carrying powerful and dangerous fighting tools.


    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac


    Jack Yi
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This XCOM title is really rather exceptional, as is this particular port, though it might not totally fall under the classification of a "base building" game. It's a mix of different genres, but would probably as being a turn-based tactical game, whereas base building games tend to be more real-time. That said, if you enjoy the strategic elements of planning and designing fixed structures and are a fairly hardcore gamer in general, you'd probably appreciate this game regardless."
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    #4XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based tactical video game created by Firaxis Games and Feral Interactive. It is a reboot of the 1994 classic video game, UFO: Enemy Unknown. It was released in 2012 for different platforms.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, Xbox 360

    $29.99- Varies by plan

    Raymond Franklin
    Written on September 30, 2017
    "XCOM: Enemy Unknown is hands down one of the best base building game apps. The game play is fun and interactive and lets you use your creativity to conquer your enemy. If you like playing base building games you'll love this one."


Best What are the best base building game apps
1Transport TycoonGames 9 Paid
2RymdkapselGames 4 Paid
3XCOM: Enemy WithinGames 3 Paid
4XCOM: Enemy UnknownGames 1 Paid

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