Posts Tagged City Building

The Tribez & Castlez Review

The Tribez & Castlez Review

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The Tribez & Castlez is a nice kingdom to visit. Problem is, we've visited kingdoms like it over and over again.

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Royal Revolt 2 Review

Royal Revolt 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fun yet sometimes frustratingly slowly paced, Royal Revolt 2 is a conflicting reverse tower defense game, and not one for those who despise freemium elements.

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Merchants of the Sky Review

Merchants of the Sky Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
This airborne city building game stays aloft, but doesn't quite soar.

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Pet Zoometery Review

Pet Zoometery Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
It'll take a while for Pet Zoometery to truly develop, but it's a quite charming twist on the typical city building concept.

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Harmony Isle Review

Harmony Isle Review

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Offering a few moments of originality, Harmony Isle still finds itself firmly in the grind-heavy social gaming camp.

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Call To Arms Review

Call To Arms Review

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Playing it safe, Call to Arms is a freemium title we've all played before that lacks the originality to make it stand out.

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Game Of War – Fire Age Review

Game Of War – Fire Age Review

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Building an empire should really be more exciting than this.

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CastleVille Legends Review

CastleVille Legends Review

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Proving quite the slow burner, CastleVille Legends is a well-made but flawed freemium based realm building game.

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Brave Tribe Review

Brave Tribe Review

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Not the fastest of village builders by any means, Brave Tribe gets by on charm and basic storytelling.

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Animal Voyage: Island Adventure Review

Animal Voyage: Island Adventure Review

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Requiring too much waiting around for all but the very patient, Animal Voyage starts well but quickly turns into a bit of a slog.

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Kingdom & Dragons Review

Kingdom & Dragons Review

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How well do the brawler and city building genres go together? About as well as one might expect.

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2020: My Country Review

2020: My Country Review

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One of the more satisfying freemium city building games out there.

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Pocket Village Review

Pocket Village Review

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Full of charm, Pocket Village lacks some all important structure to its freemium village building foundations.

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Fantasy Quest Review

Fantasy Quest Review

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It takes a while for this kingdom to get its act together, but once it does it's worth ruling.

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The Wizard Of Oz Review

The Wizard Of Oz Review

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road in this freemium city building sim that offers a few interesting new features.

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The Croods Review

The Croods Review

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It's tough not to be cynical when confronted by such an uninspired freemium town building sim such as this. It hardly uses the movie license well.

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Tiny Kingdom Review

Tiny Kingdom Review

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Tiny Kingdom's contributions to the genre might be small and few, but that doesn't mean they aren't worth checking out.

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Jewel Factory Review

Jewel Factory Review

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A freemium based city building game with puzzle elements? Sounds like the casual gamer dream! Pity, it doesn't quite work out like that.

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Arcane Empires Review

Arcane Empires Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Kabam's latest free-to-play is every bit as fantastic as their last one, but that's kind of the problem.

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Puzzle Craft Review

Puzzle Craft Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Combining tile matching mentalities with town building is a curious mix but it works for Puzzle Craft.

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Clash of Clans Review

Clash of Clans Review

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This social freemium town-builder offers up something a little different for a change: a singleplayer experience.

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Dungeon Village Review

Dungeon Village Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Even after game development, feudal Japan, malls, alien worlds, indie racing, and even high school, Kairosoft still manages to find new territory to cover.

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Men in Black 3 Review

Men in Black 3 Review

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Gameloft delivers a surprisingly awesome free-to-play management game based on a beloved series of films and graphic novels.

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Virtual City 2: Paradise Resort Review

Virtual City 2: Paradise Resort Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A great mix of conventional city building with a hint of casual gaming in there.

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Rebuild Review

Rebuild Review

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The gritty, almost awkward presentation in this zombie apocalypse strategy game might cause some hesitation. Make no mistake, however, it's one heck of a Must-Own for genre fans.

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PyramidVille Adventure Review

PyramidVille Adventure Review

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Build, expand and maintain an Egyptian city in this iOS adaptation of the Facebook hit.

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Triple Town Review

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This Facebook port combines match puzzling, city building and bear wrangling (bear wrangling?) into an offering that will please both the casual and the committed.

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Thanksgiving has only just passed yet already we’re looking to the future; Christmas, to be exact. It’s only a month until Santa hops down everyone’s chimneys and we revel in a day of present exchanging and eating huge quantities of food.

The season also brings with it a good dose of Christmas-themed gaming delights. One such game is that of Zynga’s CityVille Holidaytown, the company’s first Christmas-themed app.

I was quite a fan of CityVille Hometown when I looked at it in the summer. While deeply seated in freemium elements that actively encouraged in-app purchases, it offered a solid structure of fun ensuring that players felt like they were constantly achieving things.

CityVille Holidaytown looks set to offer a similar experience but with one crucial difference: everything is in order to save Christmas! Players must help Santa rebuild the North Pole after a terrible blizzard. Enticing elves back home is vital in order to rebuild workshops and make more toys for the children of the world. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun ways to do that.

A steady supply of objectives pop up as the player grows their economy by building new workshops and harvesting magical winter crops to use. Plenty of cute Christmas themed decorations can also be placed around the area. Players can also help their Facebook friends by visiting their towns.

It’s a cute idea and no doubt one that’s bound to entice families and children alike. Further incentive comes from the special prizes that can be earned each day, plus CityVille Hometown players get an added bonus. It should all keep players entertained in the run up to the big event.

To get into the Christmas spirit, why not download CityVille Holidaytown now? It’s a free and universal game with plenty of in-app purchases available, but none vital to progression.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-11-21 :: Category: Games

Virtual City Playground Review

Virtual City Playground Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Virtual City Playground is a solid city building freemium game but one that can be restrictive for impatient gamers.

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Trade Nations Review

Trade Nations Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Trade Nations follows the proven formula of freemium sim games fairly closely. Which is to say, it's just as hard to stop playing.

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