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Best Tycoon and Simulator Games for iOS and Android in 2021

Best Tycoon and Simulator Games for iOS and Android in 2021
Written by Ankit Gaba

There are a lot of great Tycoon and Simulator Games for iOS and Android, but there are a lot of bad ones too, which require you to pay a huge amount of actual money to progress further in the game, so we made a list of the great Tycoon and Simulator games for iOS and Android for you.

There are no Idle Tycoon Games on this list since I personally am not a fan of those games.

Here are some of the Best Tycoon and Simulator Games for iOS and Android in 2021

Game Dev Tycoon

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Game Dev Tycoon is a must-play for any Tycoon/Simulation Genre fan, and it is available on both iOS and Android along with a Switch Port and a Steam Version. It allows you to take on the duty of a Game Developer and takes you to its own vision of the History of The Gaming Industry. Since it is a paid game, there are no Microtransactions or any Pay to Progress/Win Elements at all in this game; if you already have played this game and need a guide on it, we have a guide written for it, too just click here for that.

Game Dev Tycoon is personally one of my favourite games ever made. I have hundreds of hours in it, and I play it from the beginning to the end every few months (I play it from the beginning just for fun, so do not worry, you can still play it when the Story ends, but there will be no more content like new consoles by other companies or anything similar to that)
I really wish that they would create a sequel to this game; it has been years since it originally came out, and there is only one more game that is similar to this on android, and it is called Game Dev Story; it was actually the inspiration behind Game Dev Tycoon

To buy Game Dev Tycoon click on your preferred platform below:
Android
iOS
Nintendo Switch
Steam

Football Manager 2022

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If you are a fan of Football or Soccer, whatever you like to call it, then you must play this game even though it’s nowhere near the PC version, but it still remains really fun. I have sunken a lot of hours into this, but if you have Football Manager 2021 or 2020, then do not bother buying this because it pretty much remained the same with a few changes most people wouldn’t notice or care about.

However, if you have a PC or a laptop, then buy the Steam version of this game, but to be honest, I prefer the iOS and Android Version of Football Manager 2022 because of its simplicity; the PC version kind of becomes too complicated for people who are new to the series and I have not really spent much time on the PC version of it either, to be honest, I really need to give it another try before coming into a proper conclusion I have over 100 hours in the Mobile version of this game, and I cannot even imagine how many I would have on PC if I get used to it.

Click on your preferred platform below to buy this game:

Android
iOS
Steam

Click here to read my full review of this game

 

Game Dev Story

Game Dev Story Guide - Best Combos, How To Get Hardware Engineer and Develop Console

Game Dev Story by Kairosoft is undeniably a classic in the Tycoon Business Simulation Genre, and it is one of the most influential games in the genre; despite being a really old game, it still holds up well and is incredibly fun, and since it is paid game there are no microtransactions or anything similar to that in this game. It can be hard at first, but for newcomers, we have made a guide on this game; click here if you want to read it.

This game is available on iOS and Android along with console ports; it is a really addictive game when you start getting the hang of it and being honest, it is pretty easy to understand if you have already played Game Dev Tycoon, which was inspired by this game and if you like Game Dev Tycoon and if you have not played this game yet then what are you even doing? I play this game quite often while travelling. It is a great time passer.

You can buy Game Dev Story on:
Android
PlayStation
iOS
Nintendo Switch

RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic

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RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic is a game where you build and manage your own Theme Park, and it is developed by Atari; it is perhaps the best Tycoon game on the Theme Park building topic; there are a few in-app purchases, but they do not really harm the vanilla version if you are a fan of resource management and building tycoon games where you also have to manage feedback from the AI Customers then this game is perfect for you, to be honest, it is perfect for any fans of the Tycoon or Business Management Simulation Games because it is just so fun and you cannot stop playing it once you get addicted and it is simple enough to get anyone into Tycoon games in fact I think that this was my first ever Tycoon game and it made me really love the genre itself I cannot believe that there still isn’t much focus from major AAA developers in the Tycoon Genre it still remains really a niche for some reason despite having some of the most successful indie breakouts and hits.

RollerCoaster Tycoon is available for nearly all platforms, and there are different versions of the game, but classic remains my favourite, so that’s why I will only be putting RollerCoaster Tycoon into this list instead of just putting multiple games from the same franchise.

To buy RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, click on your preferred platform below:
iOS
Android
PC

Tropico

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Tropico is a really popular Dictator Simulator game, and it recently came out on Mobile Devices; in this game, you can fight wars make your civilization more advanced be sure to listen to their feedback because you can be overthrown. It is really a fun game with a lot of detail and options.

To buy Tropico, click on your preferred platform below:

Android
iOS

Worldbox

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Worldbox is an incredible game where you can build or destroy or whatever you want to do with your world; you can let civilizations evolve, destroy them with monsters, make them go on war, throw bombs at them and anything like that. It is a really fun game, and I would suggest you to get the premium in-app purchase if you can because there are a few paid features in the game which are really worth it; however, the vanilla experience still remains decent and playable.
The best thing about this game is its developers, who are putting out constant updates at least once or twice every month, and they just keep on adding more and more features; on top of that, I think that the game is still in Beta Version and it is already this good I cannot imagine how good it will be when it launches officially.

You can even become a Giant Crab Monster and Destroy your own civilization; however, the civilizations do not get modern. I want a modern update where you can actually let them progress and build things like skyscrapers and fight with guns or more advanced weapons hopefully, and they do that in some sort of future updates; I really trust the developers with this one because they have made incredible progress, so it is up to them and their vision of the game.

To install this game, click on your preferred platform below:
iOS
Android
PC

Motorsport Manager 3

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Motorsport Manager 3 is an incredible game where you manage your own Motorsport Team and make them world-class since I am not a fan of racing and things like that, I could not pour many hours into this game, but it is built incredibly well and would be pretty easy to pick up for anyone who has played Tycoon or Business Management games before

To buy Motorsport Manager 3, click on your preferred Platform Below:
Android
iOS

The Manga Works

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The Manga Works is just a really fun game built by the great developers at Kairosoft who keep on putting out great tycoon games for Android and iOS. The Manga Works lets you take on the role of a Manga Writer, and you have to write Mangas with whatever resources you have and try to make a best-seller manga and get a lot of money and win awards; this is another game which I usually revisit because of its simplicity and the interesting concept all tycoon and business management genre fans should be grateful for Kairosoft because they just keep on putting out interesting tycoon games with unique topics that have never been taken on before and I hope that they never stop doing this they are undeniably one of the best developers in this genre.

To buy The Manga Works by Kairosoft, click on your preferred platform below:

Android
iOS

Silver Screen Story

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Silver Screen Story is another game made by Kairosoft; this time, you have to build your own Movie Empire you have to find great combos manage your money while trying to make a hit movie which will result in profit and get you more money to make a better hit movie with better resources however I hate this one thing about this game you cannot make sequels hopefully they consider adding this feature in the game sometime soon.

To be honest, we have already listed 3 Kairosoft games, and I do not think that we should list any more games by them despite there being a lot of games by them that are worthy to be on this list so you can check their entire library of games here on PlayStore and App Store for iOS devices of course

To buy Silver Screen Story, click on your preferred platform below:
iOS
Android

Popscene

Popscene is an artist simulator type game where you are in the music industry and make songs then try to get signed and perform at concerts; it’s really simplistic and fun; there are not a lot of usual updates in this game, sadly, but I think it could be way better yeah it still is fun, but I just want more.

It is totally free and has the option to purchase a premium version of the game, which doesn’t really do much to the game.

To install this game, click on your preferred platform below:

Android
iOS

Pocket City

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Pocket City is the last game on this list, and it is one of the best City Building games available on Android and iOS at the moment, but again, to be honest, there is not really much competition due to the fact that most of these type of games are nowadays pay to progress further type, but thankfully Pocket City is not one of them.

Pocket City also has many interesting scenarios; it is not just about building, but it is also about dealing with people’s feedback, trying to protect your city from Disasters most of the time; it is a really relaxing game, and I cannot stress you enough to get it if you like City Building games you can create a dynamic city with citizens, vehicles, animals and animated buildings also road managing somehow is a lot of fun in this game I found it boring in most of city building games I have played, but they really nailed the system of that in this one.

To buy Pocket City, click on your preferred platform below:
Android
iOS

We will keep updating this list since I am a fan of Tycoon/Business Management and Simulation games. I play a lot in my free time, so the list would probably be updated every month.

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