What are the best empire building games for Android?

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    #1SimCity

    SimCity
    SimCity is a city building and simulation game where you can create and customize the city of your dreams. The game is available for Windows and Mac, plus the BuildIt version for mobile devices.
    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Matthew Jimenez
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "As a long time player of SimCity, this is the best solution for this topic. These games are so in depth and very hard to master, but makes the game that much better!"
  2. 25

    #2Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter is a free management game by Bethesda wherein you will have to create a nice and safe vault in the underground, after a nuclear war. You will pick some dwellers and then provide them with a good life.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jessica Gardner
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "This is an addictive game, you build your own city, design your restaurant and other establishments, and style your own characters."
  3. 19

    #3Megapolis

    Megapolis
    Megapolis is a mega city-builder game with 3D graphics in which you aim to create the best city ever, controlling finances and the main infrastructures. It features almost 1k different constructions.
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Doris Patel
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "This is a like a virtual reality app that gives you a feeling of being a real architect! I really appreciate the graphics."

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

Did you know that the Achaemenid Persian empire was the largest that the ancient world had ever seen? The Persian empire, extending from Anatolia and Egypt across western Asia to northern India and Central Asia, lasted from 550 until circa 330 B.C. when Alexander the Great defeated it. According to Metmuseum.org,  It started when King Astyages of Media who dominated much of Iran and eastern Anatolia (Turkey), was defeated by his southern neighbor Cyrus II (“the Great”), king of Persia (r. 559-530 B.C.). Although the Persian Empire came to an inglorious end at the hands of Alexander the Great, it had a lasting legacy on the subsequent development of world civilizations and future empires. The Persian Empire, which dominated most of the Middle East, ruled over a great percentage of the world's population than any other empire in history. Indeed, in 480 B.C.E., the empire had a population of approximately 49.4 million people, which was 44 percent of the global population at that time. It was also the first to connect multiple regions of the world, including the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, India, Europe, and the Meditteranean World. 

 The Empire built became a pivotal one because it was the first true empire that set the standard of what it meant to be an empire for the future ones. Today,  developers of empire-building games include Persian Empire settings for players to be able to experience to battle in one of the greatest empires in world history. 

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    #4Township

    Township
    Township is both a city-builder and a farming freemium game in which you will have the chance to create your dreamed city while harvesting at your farm. It includes some features as trading between cities.
    Games

    Android, Mac, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Adela Olvera
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "I LOVE empire-building games. I needed a new one to play for my Android phone since I just beat my previous ones. I found Township on the Google Play Store. This game is really great. It's a city-builder and farming game all in one. I love being able to create an awesome city while tending to my farm. It's like a cross between Sim City and Harvest Moon. So cool! Check it out if you love empire-building games and farming simulators. Oh, and the graphics are adorable!"
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    #5Village City Island Sim Build

    Village City Island Sim Build

    This app will allow you to build the city of your dreams: starting from only a few houses, you will have to expand your city using the gold and money you get from its citizens. 

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lauren Patterson
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "I needed the best empire building games for android. I found Village City Island Sim Build, which lets me make the city of my dreams. Great fun to start out with a few house and expand to a great big city."
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    #6The Battle of Polytopia

    The Battle of Polytopia

    The Battle of Polytopia is a turn-based strategic adventure game developed by Midjiwan AB. Users can pick and choose among different tribes and wander and explore the sark cold forests of Barduria.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ridhi Patel
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "Bardur is my favorite tribe here! I just lost my progress when I reset my phone, I didn't know it will affect my progress in the game when I reinstalled it."
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    #7Townsmen

    Townsmen
    Townsmen is a free-to-play empire-building game for Android and iOS, based on the medieval era, where you have to manage all kind of things and help your people to flourish.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Fabiola Enríquez
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "The old days of Age of Empires really brings in nostalgia for me, so I wanted to see what similar games would work for my Android phone. A lot of games have a PVP element that can be quite frustrating when I just want to see my empire grow and flourish, so I took a look at Townsmen to see if it was any different. Apparently, though, it's very ad heavy and while it's not PVP, the bandits are ruthless even if you play offline. I might still try it, but I don't have my hopes up to keep it."
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    #82020: My Country

    2020: My Country

    2020: My Country is a free game for Android and iOS in which you get the duty of building the future city of your dreams. Make your population happy and productive as you will be the person responsible for it.

    Games

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Walter Flores
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "I play building games on my Android. I like Sim City etc... I downloaded 2020: My Country. This building empire game is different and better than other I have. I got hooked and played it for hours. I am addicted. I love the freedom of building what I want where I want."
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    #9Smurfs' Village

    Smurfs' Village
    Smurfs' Village is a game in which you have to help smurfs to build a new forest village after the evil wizard Gargamel found their home. Play with the smurf family, decorate the new village and connect with friends on Facebook.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Miguel Ángel Barajas
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "Fun and light game. Easy to learn and quick to pass the time."
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    #10The Simpsons: Tapped Out

    The Simpsons: Tapped Out
    The Simpsons: Tapped Out is an official Simpsons' freemium city-builder game for both iOS and Android devices. You have the nice duty of building your own Springfield and meet their crazy characters.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nick Wei
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "Who doesn't love the Simpsons!? Tapped Out is extremely addictive and loads of fun. One of the best city building games out there hands down."
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    #11Virtual City Playground: Building Tycoon

    Virtual City Playground: Building Tycoon

    Virtual City Playground is a free-to-play city builder where you not only have to create your city but run it properly. You will need to keep an eye on such things as the transport system or the happiness of your population.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Annie Hao
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "Had an incredible, fun experience with this free game. I was in charge of a whole city with lots of things to work on, which means the game never got boring. I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because the game froze up a few times, but that doesn't take away the thrill of the game at all. I feel that you can't go wrong with this one. If you're looking for a free empire building game, that's probably the best you're gonna get."
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    #12Empire: Four Kingdoms

    Empire: Four Kingdoms

    Empire is a strategy game in which you have to build your own medieval empire. Find allies and build tactics with them, fight against your enemies and conquer their lands to expand your territory.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Online

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Zachary Stone
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "If you have always wanted to have your own empire this is something which will get you close to that, at least on pixels. Conquer your enemies and expand your land as you try to rule the earth."

Summary

Best What are the best empire building games for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SimCityGames 28 Free
2Fallout ShelterGames 25 Free
3MegapolisGames 19 Free
4TownshipGames 17 Free
5Village City Island Sim BuildGames 15 Free
6The Battle of PolytopiaGames 13 Free
7TownsmenGames 12 Free
82020: My CountryGames 10 Free
9Smurfs' VillageGames 9 Free
10The Simpsons: Tapped OutGames 9 Free
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