What are the best games like Civilization on Android?

The 4X (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) gaming formula of the Civilization series is incredibly addicting. If you are a fan of the Civilization series and want to have a similar experience for mobile, here are some games to try on your Android device.

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    #1Civilization Revolution 2

    Civilization Revolution 2

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 is a 4X turn-based strategy video game for mobile devices. The Declaration of Independence has been signed and the Revolutionary War has just began: liberate America from the British empire. 


    Android, iOS


    Jose Kim
    Written on June 28, 2018
    "The first game was already great, so I came to this part 2 with high expectations. And I'm glad I wasn't disappointed, the new features were great and were a good addition to the game, at the same time not getting rid of the awesome vibe that the first game brought. This game is a 10/10 would play again, would totaly recommend this to anyone looking for a good Civi-like game."
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    #2Age of Civilizations

    Age of Civilizations

    Age of Civilization is an Android game in which you basically have to conquer the world. Protect your civilization's base and expand your empire in this turn-based strategy game.




    Stephanie Hopkins
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "I'd like to say that I love this game, but I can't. The interface is not good. Joining alliances is a joke. You kill more than you save. The maps are hard to see on the screen and there is no option to create your own worlds. I'd like some more choices and some better options."
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    #3Forge of Empires

    Forge of Empires

    Forge of Empires is a free-to-play game you can play on your browser and is also available for iOS and Android. In it, you'll have to build an empire by constructing your city from the Ancient Times to the contemporary days.


    Web, iOS, Android

    Crystal Olson
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "Great little civilization building game! Go to war, build buildings - you can do it all! Fun time-filling game."


The first-ever Civilization game released back in 1991? The game drew inspiration from various other games and genres. Some of them are SimCity, Risk, and the like. The game's premise was to challenge players to lead a civilization from 4000 BC all the way to the modern age. Players are in control of the entire journey and experience. Starting with how to go about building your city. Gathering resources for various construction and development needs. Research is also an important aspect of progress. Advance technologies and improve your military might as you reach the modern age. Every step and decision is up to you, the player. It's a unique and engaging experience to have to be in control of your success. If something does go astray, it's also because of your decision. You can back and start again or try to salvage the situation.

The Sid Meier's Civilization series of games is the definitive example of 4X games. 4X stands for "explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate". Civilization games are one of the standards in the strategy game genre. Games live civilization has come out across all platforms. While these games are great in their own way, there's something that is unique to Civilization. Regardless, strategies games nowadays cater to all types of players and preferences.

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    UnCiv is a strategy game created by Yair Morgenstern. It is a free and open-source reimplementation of the famous game, Civilization. It is just 5.8MB in size and requires Android 4.0. 




    Yair Morgenstern
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "This is an open source reimplementation of Civ V. It's still incomplete, but the developer is super responsive and it's growing at a furious pace!"
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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

    Laura Ávalos
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "Townsmen is a game that reminded me a lot of Civilization. I have been looking for a version to play on my Android phone. This game has been a great source of entertainment for me lately."
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    #6Tribal Wars 2

    Tribal Wars 2

    Tribal Wars 2 is a strategy game in which you have to build, protect and expand your empire. Fight against your enemies and form alliances with other tribes to survive. It was developed by InnoGames.


    Android, iOS, Online

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Patricia Ramirez
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "Very similar to the first game but overall great because the first one was so good. Seems to get better the more you play. One complaint is that there are times the defense ought to destroy the offense easier. Like that you have to work with your tribe and play a long game of strategy. Overall a great game. Thanks!"
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    #7Tribal Wars

    Tribal Wars

    Tribal Wars is strategy game set in the medieval ages developed by InnoGames GmbH. Start off with a small village and buy upgrades while raising your army. Band together with other players with its online feature and battle with other tribes.


    Android, iOS, Online

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jonathan Richardson
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Tribal Wars is a great Android game that is similar to Civilization. It offers hours of entertainment, lots of battles, and is free to install. It's definitely worth checking out and playing with friends."
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    #8Game of War - Fire Age

    Game of War - Fire Age
    Game of War - Fire Age is a free game for mobile devices where you will have to get through a huge battle for the rule of the Kingdom. It is an Action Strategy MMORPG translated into a total of 32 languages.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jacqueline Payne
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "There are a lot of great games for phones and tablets that are reminiscent of Age of Empires and Civilization, and one of the biggest is Game of War - Fire Age. Just like those city building games of times past, you can farm resources, build armies, and protect your kingdom. The only thing I don't like about this game, though, is the emphasis on PVP. I want to build up without worrying about being attacked by other players."
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    #9Dungeon Keeper

    Dungeon Keeper

    Dungeon Keeper is an action strategy fantasy game developed by Electronic Arts wherein users deploy demons, warlocks, mistresses, etc. against the enemies. Available to play on PC, Android, and iOS.


    Windows, Android, iOS


    Doris Holmes
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "I didn't care for the gameplay at first but once I got into it this was a fun game. The graphics were a little splotchy but a quick google search showed me how to fix it. Most games in this genre are all about saving the damsel in distress but this game allowed me to be the bad guy and it was a lot of fun. "


Best What are the best games like Civilization on Android
1Civilization Revolution 2Games 19 Paid
2Age of CivilizationsGames 11 Paid
3Forge of EmpiresGames 11 Free
4UnCivGames 10 Free
5TownsmenGames 6 Free
6Tribal Wars 2Games 5 Free
7Tribal WarsGames 3 Free
8Game of War - Fire AgeGames 1 Free
9Dungeon KeeperGames -1 Free

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