What are the best empire building games for iPhone?

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    Rebuild is a strategy game developed by Northway Games where you must gather the survivors of the zombie apocalypse and defend your fort against the attacks from the undead.

    Android, iOS


    Louis Guzman
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "I play building games on my Iphone. I like empire building games. I just downloaded Rebuild. This building empire game is awesome because it has zombies. I love defending my fort. I am addicted. I love killing zombies. This might be the best game ever."
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    #2The 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.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Susan Powell
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Since I loved the tv show, I tried playing this game. And I'm impressed! It includes rebuilding Springfield. "
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    #3Smurfs' 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.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Elizabeth Bishop
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "The link is not correct. This is the one for iphone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smurfs-village/id399648212?mt=8 This game looks interesting. It is good for you if you like smurfs themed games."


Did you know that over 800,000 apps on Apple App Store are games? This suggests that out of 2.2 million apps on App Store, one-third of these apps are games. In 2016, mobile gaming has reached over $40.6 billion in worldwide revenue, quite far from the expected $35 billion revenue by the end of 2016. Asia was reported to have generated the most revenue, which has $24.8 billion from mobile gaming. In addition to that, a report shows that 62% of smartphone owners install a game on their new phone within the first week of getting it. While in the United States alone, an average adult spends approximately 23 minutes a day playing games on his smartphone.

Meanwhile, the most popular mobile games are puzzle games. In fact, 58% of mobile gamers have puzzle games on their smartphones. A study from the University of Iowa has discovered that playing mobile games can keep your brain sharp as you age. For instance, one of the popular building games is SimCity. SimCity is an open-ended city-building game which was designed and created by Will Wright. This was first released in 1989 by Maxis. Because of its success, numerous sequels have been created such as The Sims which was released in 2000.

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    #4Empire: 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.


    Android, iOS, Online

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Beverly West
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The game is too easy. It is fun in the beginning, but then it gets very boring as you continue to play along. I like the fact that it is MMO game where I can trade, buy, etc. But, I wish this game had more activities in it. It has limited features, and makes me want to play something else after awhile. Overall, the game loads fast, and works good. But, I prefer something more exciting."
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    #5EMPIRE: Deck Building Strategy

    EMPIRE: Deck Building Strategy
    EMPIRE is a quick, easy-to-learn yet difficult to master strategy/tactics game. You can found a new empire and explore a dying land. Develop and expand your Empire till the end, where every battle is a unique tactical challenge. 



    George Arnold
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "EMPIRE: The Deck Building Strategy Game is a fun iphone game that will have you going all out to achieve success. Crisp graphics and challenging game play makes it worth checking out."
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    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.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lisa Henderson
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "A great little game to have while you're on the go, and waiting while out and about. Was looking for a mobile equivalent of other town builders I have on PC, this was the best one, with the best reviews!"
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    #7Age of Sparta

    Age of Sparta
    Age of Sparta is a free Android and iOS game in which you'll have to build a great city and design a strong defense to protect it from your enemies. Make new friends online and team with them.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Olivia Wright
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "Amazing and beautiful graphics! This is a great strategy game that you can play with others online. You can build and customize your own city, declare war on rivals along with your friends/team, and see how strong your city actually is. "
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    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.

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Celia Miranda
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "If you're trying to find a good empire building game, look no further! SimCity is the best of its kind and one of my favorite games ever. This is good on a Mac but I'm so glad it is available for for mobile devices, and it runs super smoothly. That way I can have it with me at all times. Be ready to build your city and then hospitals, schools, repair roads, provide social services, collect taxes and pay your city's debt. Completely addictive - amazing graphics and music are going to keep you glued to the game. Try it, if you haven't yet - It's amazing and I recommend it 100%."
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    #9Battle Glory

    Battle Glory

    Battle Glory is a free mobile game in which you'll need to get the almost-perfect empire to protect it from your enemies. Enjoy the roar of the modern combat and lead your people towards the glory.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    John Burke
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "I'm usually not a big fan of empire building games, but I appreciate the strategic aspects of this game. Unfortunately, it's not a game for iPhone, but Android only. "
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    #10Virtual 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.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Patricia Gardner
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "Really in depth game to spend a lot of my time in. I can build a huge playground and spend tons of time fine tuning it to my liking. There's a lot of options here, I really like it."


Best What are the best empire building games for iPhone
1RebuildGames 18 Paid
2The Simpsons: Tapped OutGames 18 Free
3Smurfs' VillageGames 16 Free
4Empire: Four KingdomsGames 16 Free
5EMPIRE: Deck Building StrategyGames 12 Paid
6TownsmenGames 12 Free
7Age of SpartaGames 10 Free
8SimCityGames 9 Free
9Battle GloryGames 7 Free
10Virtual City Playground: Building TycoonApps 3 Free

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