I love this game it has so many inspirations and I enjoy creating my own wonderful city. This game has now become my favourite game. I enjoy it so much and I hope the review engages more people to download and play this game .
Design, build and manage your town. Build a city, help it grow and evolve it into a huge metropolis.
DESIGN AND BUILD A CITY
To build a successful city you will need to attract residents to the island by building houses and skyscrapers for them to live in. They will need jobs so you will also construct commercial and industrial buildings where they can work. Build city services, leisure and community buildings, parks and decorations to keep your new residents happy and content in their new town.
Happy sims will work harder and create more income for you to spend on improving your city and building a unique skyline. Manage transportation to keep your citizens moving both day and night. Build large seaports and huge airports to increase industry and travel.
MANAGE YOUR CITY
Suitable for all ages and all experience levels, Designer City is not just a city builder or city simulator, it is a city design and town creation game. You can build it anyway you want. Play as a regular city builder and design fabulous city skylines or use the inbuilt advanced analytics to optimise your city.
The more advanced city builder can apply town zoning principles, manage pollution levels, efficiently deploy city services and optimise city resources to increase city happiness and maximise city revenue. Keep it as simple as you like or be a tycoon and micromanage building your city and keeping your sims happy; the choice is yours.
REDESIGN AND EVOLVE YOUR CITY
Dynamic land generation ensures no two cities will ever look the same and you can manipulate the land as you progress. Want a river flowing through your city? No problem, just create one. Want to create a commercial powerhouse? No problem, zone a downtown area and build massive skyscrapers. Want to create a carbon-neutral city? No problem, use green power stations and carbon-offset with buses, trains, parks, lakes and forests.
With non-scripted game play you have the creative freedom to build your city your way. The only limitation is your imagination. Can your dream city make it to the top of the many leader boards?
Play again and again with a city reset feature and watch a new landscape dynamically generate for you. If you love city building games then this is the building game for you. Happy designing!
Note: Designer City can be played completely free and does not require an internet connection to play. Some completely optional in-game items, such as purchasing game currency, will require payment.
What's New in Version v1.80
Many new buildings have been added.
Added a bulldoze mode to quickly remove large areas for redevelopment (this will not remove buildings).
Power, water and trash services can now be purchased.
Added a filter to only show unlocked buildings.
Exchanging resources is now much quicker.
Performance and stability updates.
It is now easier to layout transportation.
Many fixes and improvements.
Sphere Game Studios Ltd
VPP Device Licensing
iOS 13.0 or later
iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone SEThirdGen, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air (Cellular), iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 (Cellular), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Retina, iPad mini Retina (Cellular), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th Generation) (Wi-Fi), iPad Air (4th Generation) (Wi-Fi + Cellular), iPad (8th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (8th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th Generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (9th Generation), iPad (9th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (6th Generation), iPad mini (6th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad AirFifthGen, iPad AirFifthGenCellular, iPod touch (6th Generation), iPod touch (7th generation)
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Very addicting probably the best building game I have ever played
If you like to build cities then this is the game for you,been playing for over a year and never get bored.
The developers do an excellent job of regular updates to keep you interested.
Like playing it rally good
My sister also thinks so
Super good game but sometimes it lag so yea but good game
I love this game! Far more relaxed and straight forward approach to city building so you can build your dream city without worrying too much about killing everyone🤣works a lot like an idle game where you come back a few times a day once your cash has regenerated and you spend another 20-30 minutes on it. Great to play when you’re bored because if you’re not careful you can easily sink an hour or two into this!
The best review I can give is that I always return to it graphics are superb and you can just let your imagination run wild- eco warrior or industrialist - the choice is yours - enjoy
The latest update has re-locked some of my previously unlocked tiles, particularly the top & left sections of the map (the buildings & roads are still on the land, but to do anything I have to unlock them again). I have had to waste so many game coins re-unlocking the tiles; it’s very frustrating! I’d been saving them up for some of the nicer buildings. Please fix it asap. Once sorted I will happily change this review back to 5 stars.
This game has been an absolute pleasure to play and relax to; challenging enough to be entertaining, but not so much that it makes you angry & lose interest. The design work is lovely, too. There are in-app purchases available; however, it’s possible to play it all for free, it doesn’t drag everything out too long either, which I think is absolutely lovely & refreshing. It’s basically like the original tycoon games; I’m really enjoying it & silently hoping they create more along similar lines. I actually loved the game so much that I bought some coins just as thanks to the creator; it feels weird that it’s a free app AND free to play without any manipulative catches AND high quality… But yeah, it’s definitely worth trying if you just wanna build & escape into your own little world for a while. 😊
I have lost many hours to this and I will lose many more
Love this game so addictive
This is a really good game. It is really fun.
Great app,lots of wasted fun time. Although make sure you don’t upset the main support staff in real life otherwise she will block you’re device so you cannot login. And when you contact the support team to ask why? You will be fed a load of nonsense. I have 3 Apple devices. All on iCloud, She tried telling me that my iPad memory’s full,which it isn’t. Yet my old iPhone 6 with less memory and all the same stuff (apps) etc can login with no issues.
So beware everyone especially if you spend money on here!!!
Agree what has been said by others. It's a good replacement for sim city, but just too slow and lose interest.
It is a real relaxing game to play and give a nostalgia trip for the old city simulators.
I’ve tried loads of city builders in my attempt to find a replacement for Simcity 4. This is a pretty good one - it’s fun, quite engaging, attractive and you can lose hours (days/weeks/months) to it. You can play for free although I did buy diamonds for a couple of land expansions (which got quite difficult to save for in earlier versions but I think they have fixed that now). Eventually though your city will get a bit dull so you’ll probably do what I did and scrap it to build a new one from scratch (project ongoing).
My wish list would be more things to make it a bit more challenging - relief in the landscape, a proper transportation network / traffic to manage, more nuanced building impact / citizen happiness etc. But that’s because really I want to play simcity 4 on my iPad! It’s a pretty good game as it is. Maybe some nicer rocks, hills etc to place to make landscaping more interesting would be good though.
I definitely recommend getting this game I have been playing it for ages and it is so good you can unlock new buildings and level up and make your people happy! I hope you enjoy this game 🤩
It’s a very fun game and I recommend it
This is a great game. Plenty of buildings to choose from and a good variety of objects to customise your city. However this game gets a bit dull after a while because each object gets more and more expensive the more you build it. I am trying to build a fence around all my farms but it costs as much as a house just to build a single fence. I’m glad the game becomes harder the more you play but I think they need to nerf the prices a little bit
Was really enjoying the game until it stopped working when I upgraded to an iPad Pro, not compatible!
Design city is the best app ever, you can do sooo much!!
This game is the best
I was watching a YouTuber play a city game and I liked what I saw so I search up city games and this game came up at first I was like nope not that game and scrolled then I searched something else like that game and this pooped up again so I looked at the reviews and saw all good then a one star and looked at it and it was there device glitching so I got it and now I am obsessed with it five star no ten million star
Overall decent game but super annoying that the same building becomes more expensive the more you build it - I would have happily paid £50-£100 in micro transactions but not going to now spend any money bcos in order to fully enjoy the game you just have to spend way too much. Greed ruining what otherwise would a great city builder...
You need one way roads
I am really enjoy this one and the Roman one, I wish they have the Victorian era, that will be complete 😊.
Love playing this game and best of the designer games,,, but I need help suddenly I can’t get in it won’t load need help with what I can do...
Usually love this game, I’ve been playing awhile and I’m on level 113. But the new update where trash works like water and electric is terrible! Half my city now doesn’t work because I don’t have enough trash services and all the trash items cost gold and I now need over 10,000 trash to get my city working again! 😢😢😢
I would definitely recommend this game. I downloaded during lockdown so I would have something to do and then i got so addicted. It is amazing🤩. Please download it. It is awesome 🤩
I don’t normally play games, I’m more of a reader. I downloaded this for something to do when lockdown started last year. I’ve really enjoyed it and spent hours developing my city. It’s a very accessible game for someone new to gaming apps. There is so much attention to detail and the challenge/achievements tasks provide additional activities. The DC Facebook page is really useful too. My 8 year old also likes this game, although her city isn’t as good as mine :-)
The game keeps freezing if this is a bug please sort it’s spoiling game and can be laggy when adding people or jobs.
These types of games are my favourite, and this one is just the best!
I have done a whole entire 24 block city 5 star
This is the best mobile city games i have ever played, its not too hard to progress and its easy to get the ingame currencies. The one big flaw is that the exchange is kind-of a scam, eg: for example for 1 gold you can get 100k currency, but for 1,000,000 currency you get 1 gold! That’s absurd! Please fix this.
Also can you add the option to build multiple cities in the next update?
Could be a good game ,but it’s so frustrating unless you’re prepared to spend real money once again.
It is an ok game but it needs more fun things to do in it
Once you download it isn’t that great ! Definitely needs
Great game although I wish they could give stuff for free but I would recommend it if u love designing
This is a very fun game managing a city and it NEVER GETS BORING
The train tracks won’t even fit in the train stations
I have played these type of games for many years, from PC to iPad. I can’t rate Designer City enough. For a free game you simply can’t go wrong. I have LOVED playing it. I’m now at the stage I own most of the land and can decorate to my hearts content! My ‘wish list’ would be for the game to rotate, better graphics, and more rocks and path types.... I also wish I could get rid of all the chicken farms 😉 Thank you guys - I wish you every success and a healthy bank balance from this game, you deserve it.
Whilst I could go on and on on the well designed and enjoyable experience of the game, I must applaud the superb customer service from the team in helping with any issues and I hope this games continues to improve and expand. Regards, Player
The buildings and land is too expensive
Am on level 123 and have totally given up. Game started crashing on level 86 and since then i have sent dozens of emails to contact support centre, and still waiting for a response. Game now crashes 10 seconds into game making it impossible to play. Left messages on their facebook page, their website. Wish i could rate this game with zero stars cos thats more than what they deserve.
Update installed which means that game now crashes before you can actually do anything, congratulations to game creators for being so utterly useless.
I love this game as you can design your own city and it’s so detailed
I loved this game
Easy enjoyable game no pressure, nice balance between game makers making a living and player participation. Hours of playing your battery will go before your boredom or frustration, really good game and balance, I don’t spend money on games but would happily do so as feel I am robbing them, well done guys.
I really like this game! It works really well and has lots of things to do and customise which I like a lot. One thing to improve on would be a button that quick collects all your money instead of tapping each individual building which can get tedious. It’s not a big problem, I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who likes to build cities.
Edit: Thanks, I’ve reached that now
Not working for iOS 12
Used to work perfectly, great game, easy to play, no adverts. Last update caused the app to stop opening.
Can’t even get the splash screen, any thoughts?
This is costing me £20m plus a day!!
Great game well worth a 5 star but won’t load up for a week now don’t know why
I have downloaded this game about a year ago and i have noticed significant changes in the game recently. It is silly because after about ten seconds, when I am trying to play the game, it turns itself off. I have checked storage and tried doing many things but it still is not working, please help. All other games work exactly as they should and I only experience the problem with designer city.
Black screen won’t open anymore what’s all this about now I’ve got to level 44
This is a great little game, but app won’t start since today’s update. Hopefully they’ll get it fixed soon and I can check out the new buildings.
By the way, devs, if you read this - we could do with some more road types (dirt track, motorway, side street etc) and some maybe a few alternative versions of things like the parking lots
Awesome game! Absolutely love it. I only got it today and I already love it. Every other city building game got boring, but this one isn’t! I love this game. You must install it!
Fantastic graphics, very addictive, easy to reach new levels without having to do many tasks 👍🏻
this game is really grate, but the thing is the cash is hard to get and then you coins you need it’s just madness you need all this stuff ,.... but on the bright side really good it has all the dream things you will have ,Oh yeah the ADs there are not loads but they are annoying. But I think you should play it, it’s a grate game and there are dreams on it so yes you should play it '....
I love this game, however it can be addicting and frustrating when you don’t have enough money to buy buildings etc. It is a brilliant structured game with rewards and ways to overcome the difficulty and challenges.
A city game you can actually play, not as restrictive as Sim City, not so cash grabbing as Metropolis, no waiting for buildings to be built and totally possible to play without real cash (but it helps of course). Just a good city builder. Nice job and the building filters in this update are a nice addition.
A well designed , addictive game. Better than most city building apps out there .
Graphics and nice remind me of sim city 2000.
Lots of scope to create your own city.
Ads are optional to get gold which is appreciated.
There’s a lack of strategy but I guess it’s more a city building game than a city management sim.
Collecting cash is a pain.
Very difficult to get all the buildings without paying for for lots of micro transactions which I hate. Rather than micro transactions I’d rather pay a one off charge for a full game and maybe add on packs.
More types or roads - freeways or dirt tracks
More detailing options - eg abandoned cars , graffiti for low scale areas
Pro version where you pay a one off fee and unlock everything through levelling up (no micro transactions!)
Thing is since the update the diamonds have been disappearing after I’ve gained them
They’re blaming Apple IOS for this and this is unacceptable and by all means if they did the investigation better they’d see that it’s from the updates the game devs have done
My game was running smoothly and now it’s not the customer support haven’t even replied to my response made so now I’m starting to think they don’t have any care in the world
Sorry guys but you are to blame for the disappearance of my ingame currency not Apple IOS
Been playing this game for 2 days now and im hooked! Iv never been inot these kind of games but this one just hit the spot. I only play free games as im a very cheap guy but iv already spent £5 on this game as im it enjoying it alot s far
Designer city is an amazing game! I’ve searched for something like this for years and I’ve finally found it. There are no limits and there is always something to do. You never get bored! However, I don’t much like how the expansions work, although it seems to be sorted in Designer City 2. Despite that, I strongly recommend this game to everyone who has found this app!
Lots of freedom to create and good options for buildings and city layout.
One thing that would make it even better would be cycle lanes and bus lanes. Love the new railway lines and road upgrades!
Good when starting out but when I got to level 99 I need gold to expand and you have to buy that. So unfortunately I deleted the game. Really enjoyed it up to that point.
Amazing game easy for kids to play and entertaining for adults no adverts popping up and pop up purchases you can just relax and play it. 5* game!
This is a very good game but when you just join you don’t really get a city you just get a town so I just think you should get more stuff early on but except from that It’s a good game.
Only been at this a few days but it seams very good, no glitches so far and visiting other city’s peeps have made gives you some idea what can be achieved, I’ll defo stick at it for a while longer
DC is a very addictive game and you will love it. It’s about building your own city and it’s your responsibility for your city. There are many things you can do to your city such as: building houses, hotels, shops, famous landmarks, famous buildings and so on! It deserves a 5 star
This is an extremely good game but it should include different road types, better and bigger corners, roundabouts and bridges etc. Bus zones should be able to be set so there is different routes you should also be able to set the train line routes and give the different areas borough names and districts. Please would these features be considered in an update soon :)
Loving this addictive game, immense catalogue of buildings and fair progress mechanism, you don’t have to buy in-app money, but can if you want to speed up. A couple of things to improve on: camera rotation, should be in a more practical location, I use it quite often and it’s annoying to have to go into the menu; it would be nice to be able to add hills, or to change the landscape out of the boundaries before expanding, so to shape the city along say a river or such. Great game overall tho!! Have been losing track of time w it.
The game is so amazing I haven’t stopped playing it I am now level 62 and i wish in a future update there will be roundabouts and they function so you can add roads on to them GG to this game
The good thing about this game is that you are not required to spend “real” money in order to progress. Your various enterprises generate fair amounts of “game”money so that you can build and develop houses and businesses and social items quite rapidly. The graphics are fairly good, though on-a small scale. Overall, enjoyable and rewarding.