8.4Overall Score

Nice franchise and collectibles feature.

It relies so much on the social aspects of neighbor participation.


Free to Play


NOTE: this game has been discontinued. Find similar games here: Simulations.

If you are looking for a great social game that will give you and your friends a fun activity to do online, or help you to meet new friends, Cityville is one of the most popular games on facebook and for good reason.

The object of CityVille is to start from the ground up and to create your own unique city. In order to watch your city grow you will need to balance the right amount of citizens and spaces for them to live, with businesses and municipal offices. It may take time to build up your city as well as you will only have a certain amount of money to work with as well as a certain amount of energy that you can use for construction. This is where the social element of the game can make it much more fun and easy.


By establishing a network of friends or by working with friends you already have on facebook, you can work to send help to one another. Help in this game comes in the form of sending energy gifts that you can uncover as you unearth new land for CityVille. You may not be able to use certain power ups in your own city but you can trade them to other players. You can send these gifts to other players you may know online and then have them send you back gifts to help you grow your city too.

CityVille requires some co-ordination between friends and can help you to meet new people in your area or at your school by sending them gifts and helping them with their city. You can also use the tour bus option to drop some of your citizens into another friend’s city so that they can earn more money. You can receive this same benefit if you can find others that play the game.


As you build up your city it can be fun to look into your friends cities to see how they are coming along and also try to have a competition amongst your friends to see who can build the biggest city.

The game is in 3d so it looks pretty good for a facebook game as well.  It is created by the same company that made Farmville and as a result has a very similar social and addictive gameplay style.


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You can work to design your city and also add decorations to your city to make it unique. Just about every city in CityVille will have its own sense of style and you can share progress of your city in your facebook newsfeed for all of your friends to see as well.

If you are interested in creating a unique city and managing it, as well as making some new friends and working together to expand all of your cities by helping each other out, consider looking into CityVille. It is amazing to see just how far you can come in a short while and the unique city that you can create with the help of your friends.

Watch more videos on their YouTube channel: CityVille on YouTube.

CityVille is free to play.

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NOTE: this game has been discontinued. Find similar games here: Simulations.

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Ella has been playing video games for over 15 years. She worked for a large game production company before and after quitting it in 2003, became a freelance writer.

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