Best god simulators on Android

Strategic simulators have always been popular among gamers. Special attention should be paid to god simulators, in which the player takes on the role of a deity or some entity.


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There are relatively few high-quality games for Android in this setting. We have compiled a collection of the highest quality projects in this genre with a user rating of 4.5 and above.

Super WorldBox

Release Date 09/28/2020
Developer Maxim Karpenko
Rating 4.5
Downloads 10+ million
In-App Purchases from 139 rubles

Super WorldBox is a single-player strategic game set in the world of a god simulator by indie developer Maxim Karpenko from CIS. The project is still in beta status and is regularly supported with fresh patches. It is available as a mobile version for Android as well as for PC. You can download the game on our website, Google Play, or Steam.

The gameplay of the game represents a classic god simulator with the ability to directly influence the development of the game world: create, populate, and destroy.

After downloading and installing the client, the player enters a randomly generated world, where they have two minutes to complete a short tutorial.

The main features of the gameplay in Super WorldBox are:

  • world navigation - standard control using swipe with one finger and camera zoom using two fingers;
  • terrain creation - soil, forest, hills, shallows, ocean, mountains, and other objects can be drawn on the map with simple gestures;
  • kingdoms and settlements - relationships between civilizations can be established as friendship or hostility;
  • population, animals, and monsters - humans, elves, orcs, and dwarves are available to be settled in any territory, as well as more than a dozen species of animals and monsters;
  • nature and disasters - the player is capable of influencing civilizations with natural cataclysms or, conversely, helping the population with rare resources.

The game is executed in pixel art style, has simple sound accompaniment, and is quite resource-efficient.

On Android, it is distributed for free with in-app restrictions. In the free version, only one race - humans - is available, the number of creatures and monsters is limited. Some natural phenomena and disasters are not available. The cost of the premium version for Android in Russia is 299 rubles.

Godus

Release Date 11/25/2014
Developer 22cans
Rating 4.6
Downloads 10+ million
In-App Purchases from 59 rubles

Godus is a mobile strategy game from the legendary game designer Peter Molyneux, who participated in the development of such cult god simulator games as Populous, Dungeon Keeper, and Black and White. It can be said that Godus took many ideas from Peter's early projects. The game is available on Android, iOS devices, and personal computers.

When the game starts, the player immediately enters the gameplay, where they will need to familiarize themselves with the basics of controls and mechanics. In order to do this, the player, in the role of a god, is tasked with saving a drowning young couple, who will then become our first followers and inhabitants of a tiny village.

In the future, the game offers gameplay mechanics such as:

  • landscape manipulation - the player can erase or expand the boundaries of their virtual world with simple gestures;
  • civilization development - the emergence of settlements from the first inhabitants and their growth into powerful states;
  • divine miracles - from benevolence and assistance to devastating natural disasters;
  • battles - confrontation with AI or against other players.

The game features minimalist stylized graphics. It runs smoothly on a device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 4GB of RAM, and Adreno 512 with a stable frame rate.

Godus is available for free on mobile devices with microtransactions. In the free version, there are time limitations.

In order to speed up civilization development and improvements, players need to purchase "boosters" to shorten the progression time. Otherwise, the player will have to set aside the device with the game and wait for the process to finish.

Religion Inc.

Release Date 07/31/2020
Developer Gamefirst
Rating 4.6
Downloads 1+ million
In-App Purchases from 129 rubles

Religion Inc. is a free single-player strategy game by the Russian company GameFirst. They have already released more than 17 games with a total of over 50 million installations.

The game positions itself not as a classic "god simulator". In this game, the player takes on the role of a "constructor" of religion, and the subsequent actions are based on its spread. The struggle between nations takes place through their conversion to one's own faith or their destruction in various ways.

The main tools in the game are preaching, ideologies, and intervention. They are represented as a talent tree that needs to be developed using development points obtained by actions on the map. The chosen path of development will make it easier or harder for the player to influence neighboring states.

The complexity of the gameplay is based on maintaining a balance between three conditions: popularity, strictness, and fanaticism. For example, if the preached religion becomes too strict, people will become irritated and turn into atheists.

Among the notable features of Religion Inc. as a simulator, it is important to mention:

  • graphics - stylized and vibrant;
  • optimization - works quickly even on old devices;
  • localization - the game has well-written Russian language with detailed descriptions of mechanics;
  • gameplay - simple gameplay based on management and development.

Among the drawbacks of the game, it should be noted that the free version includes embedded ads that play when the user clicks on an activity point on the map. It cannot be closed until the video is fully played. The cost of the basic premium version is 129 rubles, and the premium+ version is 359 rubles.

Godville

Release Date 07/02/2010
Developer Platov Mikhail
Rating 4.8
Downloads 500+ thousand
In-App Purchases from 30 rubles

Godville is a divine comedy, a text-based god simulator by Mikhail Platov, released in 2019. The game is still supported, and as of autumn 2022, version 8.3 is available.

The main feature of the project is that it is entirely text-based. As the official website description states - there is no graphics at all in the game. This means that everything that happens in the game is presented in text form in the form of phrases and tables.

Genre-wise, Godville is classified as a simulator, but the player has no direct control over the world or characters. The game is a "zero-player game," where all the gameplay is left to the AI. The player's role is to observe their created hero and the adventures that take place.

Upon first launching the game, the player is asked to register, create a god and their minion by entering unique names. After that, the journey begins.

The main screen of the game is the journal, where the created character describes what is happening to them. In the top menu, players can select the "Hero" tab, which contains basic information about the hero and their current quest. The "Items" tab displays the equipment obtained by the hero.

The player's influence on the process is only through the "Remote Control" tab, which offers two actions to choose from: do good or do bad. This way, the user can heal or harm the character. This naturally affects the completion of their quests.

The game's dialogues are filled with humor and references to various works. Despite the game's non-standard nature and sometimes seemingly nonsensical content, it is fun and interesting to observe.

God of Olympus

Release Date 09/26/2016
Developer Aegis Interactive
Rating 4.7
Downloads 1+ million
In-App Purchases from 85 rubles

God of Olympus is a strategic simulator by Aegis Interactive, released on 09/26/2016. The game has a rating of 4.7 and has been downloaded more than 1 million times.

The game allows players to take on the role of ancient Greek gods and manage their own Olympian empire. Players are tasked with overseeing their city's development, managing resources, and defending against threats from other gods.

There are relatively few high-quality games on Android. We have compiled a selection of the highest quality projects in this setting with a user rating of 4.5 and above.

Super WorldBox

Release Date 09/28/2020
Developer Maxim Karpenko
Rating 4.5
Downloads 10+ million
In-App Purchases starting from 139 rubles

Super WorldBox is a single-player god simulator game from indie developer Maxim Karpenko from the CIS. The project is still in beta status and is regularly supported with new patches. It is available as a mobile version for Android as well as for desktop PC. You can download the game on our website, Google Play, or Steam.

The gameplay of the game represents a classic god simulator with the ability to directly influence the development of the game world: create, populate, and destroy.

After downloading and installing the client, the player enters a randomly generated world, where they have two minutes to complete a small tutorial.

The main features of the gameplay in Super WorldBox include:

  • World navigation - standard control using one finger slide and camera zoom using two fingers;
  • Land creation - soil, forests, hills, shallow water, oceans, mountains, and other objects can be drawn on the map by simple movements;
  • Kingdoms and settlements - relationships between civilizations can be set as friendship or hostility;
  • Population, animals, and monsters - humans, elves, orcs, dwarves are available to inhabit any territory, as well as more than a dozen species of animals and monsters;
  • Nature and disasters - the player can influence civilizations with natural disasters or, conversely, help the population with rare resources.

The game graphics are done in pixel art style, have simple sound effects, and are highly resource-efficient.

On Android, the game is distributed for free with in-app restrictions. In the free version, only one race - humans - is available, the number of creatures and monsters is limited. Some natural phenomena and disasters are not available. The cost of the premium version for Android in Russia is 299 rubles.

Godus

Release Date 11/25/2014
Developer 22cans
Rating 4.6
Downloads 10+ million
In-App Purchases starting from 59 rubles

Godus is a mobile strategic game from the legendary game designer Peter Molyneux, who has been involved in the development of such cult god simulator games as Populous, Dungeon Keeper, and Black and White. It can be said that Godus has taken many ideas from Peter's earlier projects. The game is available on Android, iOS devices, and personal computers.

When the game is launched, the player immediately enters the gameplay, where they will need to learn the basics of controls and mechanics. To do this, the player is tasked with saving a drowning couple, who will then become their first followers and residents of a tiny village.

In the future, the game will offer gameplay mechanics such as:

  • Influence on the landscape - the player can erase or expand the boundaries of their virtual world with simple movements;
  • Civilization development - the birth of settlements from the first residents and growth into powerful states;
  • Divine wonders - from benevolence and assistance to terrible natural disasters and cataclysms;
  • Battles - confrontation against AI or against other players.

The game features minimalist stylized graphics. It works well on devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 4GB of RAM, and Adreno 512 GPU.

On mobile devices, Godus is distributed for free with the option of in-app purchases. In the free version, there are restrictions on time frames.

To facilitate the rapid development of civilization and improvements, players need to buy "boosters" to shorten the progression completion time. Otherwise, the player will have to leave the game and wait for the process to finish.

Religion Inc.

Release Date 07/31/2020
Developer Gamefirst
Rating 4.6
Downloads 1+ million
In-App Purchases starting from 129 rubles

Religion Inc. is a free single-player strategy game from the domestic company GameFirst. They have released over 17 games and have a total of over 50 million installations.

The game positions itself not as a classic "god simulator". In it, the player takes on the role of a "constructor" of a religion, and the further actions are based on its spread. The struggle between nations takes place through their destruction or conversion using various methods.

The main tools are preaching, ideologists, and interference. They are presented as a talent tree that needs to be upgraded using development points earned through actions on the map. The chosen development path will make it easier or more difficult for the player to influence neighboring states.

The difficulty of gameplay is based on maintaining a balance between three conditions: popularity, strictness, and fanaticism. For example, if the preached religion becomes too strict, people will only be annoyed, and they will become atheists.

Among the advantageous features of Religion Inc., as a simulator, it is important to note:

  • Graphics - stylized and colorful;
  • Optimization - works quickly even on old devices;
  • Localization - the game has well-written Russian language with detailed descriptions of mechanics;
  • Gameplay - simple gameplay based on management and development.

Among the disadvantages of the game, it should be noted that the free version contains built-in advertising that plays when a user interacts with an activity point on the map. The user cannot close it until the video is fully played. The cost of the basic premium version is 129 rubles, and the premium+ version is 359 rubles.

Godville

Release Date 07/02/2010
Developer Mikhail Platov
Rating 4.8
Downloads 500+ thousand
In-App Purchases starting from 30 rubles

Godville - Divine Comedy is a god simulator from Mikhail Platov released in 2019. The game is still supported and as of autumn 2022, version 8.3 is available.

The main feature of the project is that it is completely text-based. As described on the official website, the game has no graphics at all. This means that everything happening in the game is displayed in text form as phrases and tables.

Genre-wise, Godville belongs to simulators, but the player has no levers of pressure on the world or characters themselves. The game is a "zero player game", where all the gameplay is left to the AI. The player's task is to observe their created hero and the adventures that occur.

When the game is first launched, it asks the player to register, create a god, and their minion by entering unique names. After that, the journey begins.

The main screen of the game is the hero's diary, where the created character describes what is happening to them. The top menu allows the player to choose tabs such as "Hero", which contains basic information about the hero and their current quest. The "Items" tab displays the equipment obtained by the hero.

The player's influence on the process is only through the "Control Panel" tab, which allows the player to choose between doing good or doing bad. This affects whether the user heals or harms the character. It naturally affects the completion of their tasks.

The dialogues in the game are filled with humor and references to various works. Despite the non-standard nature of the game and sometimes seeming absurdity, it is fun and interesting to observe.

God of Olympus

Release Date 09/26/2016
Developer Aegis Interactive
Rating 4.7
Downloads 1+ million
In-App Purchases starting from 85 rubles

God of Olympus is a strategic building and battles simulator released in 2016 by the American company Aegis Interactive. It is the only game from this company, but according to reviews on the markets, the project is developing successfully and has very positive user ratings.

The player is given the opportunity to take command of the legendary gods of Olympus: Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Athena, and others. The main gameplay involves two aspects. First, the player develops their city and improves the abilities of the available gods. Second, the gods under the player's control attack enemy settlements.

As a result of successful conquests, resources such as stone, ore, gold, etc., are obtained. These resources can be used to build new, more functional structures, improve the gods' abilities, and upgrade their attributes. For example, the player can increase a god's health, attack speed, and movement speed. Abilities can be upgraded to increase damage, area of effect, and reduce cooldown time.

Additionally, God of Olympus offers:

  • Beautiful and vibrant cartoon-like graphics;
  • Epic single-player campaign;
  • Cooperative battles with friends;
  • Systematic and logically constructed progression;
  • Various game modes: fast build, city defense, attack.

God of Olympus is available for Android for free. The project is monetized through the purchase of gems and ambrosia, which can be used to buy skins for gods or as substitutes for other resources when they are lacking.

TheoTown

Release Date 04/15/2015
Developer blueflower
Rating 4.7
Downloads 5+ million
In-App Purchases starting from 59 rubles

TheoTown is a city-building simulator from German developer blueflower, released in 2015. The latest update was released in October 2022.

The project is a construction simulator of a modern city, where the player takes on the role of a god or an ideal manager. The main task is urban improvement and development, starting from a small urban settlement to a gigantic metropolis.

When first entering the game, a short tutorial is recommended to learn the basic mechanics of the game. During this tutorial, the game assistant will ask the player to designate a residential area, where the construction of a city will begin. Further, it will be necessary to provide electricity and water to the city. The player will gradually learn the basics of the gameplay and other features.

Among the features of TheoTown are:

  • Rich selection of mechanics comparable to recognized hits of the genre such as SimCity;
  • Ability to create own map using the developer mode;
  • Generated map sizes considering the type of terrain;
  • Availability of plugins from players, expanding the already wide functionality of the game;
  • Pixel art graphics and excellent optimization for low-end devices.

TheoTown is completely free with the option of in-app purchases. Buying the game gives the player currency - diamonds, which can be spent on development accelerations, reducing the construction time of large objects, etc.

Diamonds can also be earned in-game by daily login for more than 5 minutes, each time the city reaches a new level of development, and by watching ads. It should be noted that watching ads is completely voluntary, and the developers do not impose them during gameplay.

Bio Inc. Redemption

Release Date 12/07/2020
Developer DryGin Studios
Rating 4.5
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