Build your own city as the new mayor. Create residential, commercial, and industrial zones. Build parks and recreation spots. Respond to crime and disasters. Watch your city come alive! No microtransactions or long wait times! Everything is unlocked and rewarded through gameplay. Pocket City re-imagines classic city building simulation gameplay for iOS devices. Note: Landscape and portrait mode can be toggled in the settings menu during gameplay, or by tapping the icon at the top right of the start screen.
This game reminds me so much like Sim City and I love the controls. I purchased it on the App Store for iPhone and when I saw it available on the Mac App Store I bought it there too. I highly recommend it.
Take this review with a grain of salt. This isn’t a bad game, it’s just not what I expected. I wanted a strategic, challenging city building game but what I got was a linear, relaxed game instead. With all the overwhelmingly positive reviews, I was surprised at how easy and ultimately pointless the game felt. Hopefully I can provide a more fair and balanced review. You may want a city building game that’s simple, doesn’t require too much strategy, and is more about the relaxing building aspect. One review called this game “breezy” and I think that’s the perfect description. If that’s what you’re looking for, this may be a great game for you. But if you’re like me and you’re looking for strategy, micro-management, risk and challenge, you may be disappointed. This is a very passive game with heavy hand-holding. It gives you constant reminders of what to do next in the form of quests and it takes so little effort to progress. Even on “expert” difficulty, I faced no trouble whatsoever. From what I can tell, they just increase the prices for everything, which just means everything takes a little longer. I don’t even know if it’s possible to lose. This game has the opposite problem of pay to win games — the lack of challenge and risk means you never feel like you earned it. As I mentioned before, the difficulty level just changes price, it doesn’t really impact gameplay in any significant way. I understand that balanced difficulty and economics can be hard to implement (I mean, hell, even City Skylines has issues with this) but in this game the risk of bankruptcy and challenge of managing costs, happiness, and demand is missing altogether. Whenever I have an issue in this game, I just wait to collect more money (as you inevitably will) and pay to fix it. Make more money. Rinse and repeat. Without risk, the game feels kind of pointless. Overall, I highly recommend the game if you are looking for a relaxing and easy city building game. If you want strategy and challenge, look elsewhere. Until risk and difficulty are properly implemented, this will just be another casual mobile game, albeit a well-polished one. *Note for the dev* If the dev happens to read this, I just want to say this game has a lot of potential and it looks and in some aspects feels really polished. I would love to see difficulty properly implemented in this game, I think this is the one critical element it lacks. The quests are good for new players, but can become a nuisance for an experienced player or someone who wants a free and uninterrupted experience. An option to turn these off (or at least their pop ups) would be great. Thank you for being microtransaction free and not supporting anti-consumer trends.
Great immersive experience. One of the few simulation games that I have found to be engaging, simple and actually fun to play. Pls add support for landscape mode on iPAD.
This is a fun, efficient game. Best part, I’m not being harassed with ads or having to spend ungodly sums of money to get a special gem to unlock the game every few seconds. This game is simple but well done. Mechanics are good and game play is smooth. I hope the developers can create some expansions, which I’d be happy to pay for as well. Overall, this is how games should be and I’ll happily keeping paying a bit to avoid the obnoxious ads.
Is there anyway to delete a city ... I did the tutorial but did it just to learn.. didn’t want it to automatically lock in a saved city.. I find no city delete option... other than that the game seems fun
I love this it, is so addictive . And fun, the thugs give it life too and the tornados man the tornados it is so fun to torture the people. 10stars if I could
Would be a major improvement to see more building types associated with development. Things like grocery stores, barber shops, diners, malls, ect. This would allow for more customizable city designs, it would even encourage players to recreate their own hometowns and see how functional the city is according to the game.
OK THE SANDBOX MODE IS AWESOME AND NO ADS OR IN-APP PURCHASES! DREAM COME TRUE!
The land purchase mechanic is pretty painful. Each time you purchase land, the prices go up. Eventually you reach a point where you have to buy land, which wipes our your cash reserves. Build back up to where you were and then actually develop on the land. Rinse and repeat.
It's the best city game I've ever played but I already maximized my city and been that way for quite some time already!! When are we gonna get an expansion update???