Forge of Empires: Build a City 9+

Civilization building game


    • 4.6 • 159K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Build your empire and journey through the ages: With Forge of Empires, we bring our award-winning strategy game to your iPad and iPhone. Build your city and develop it from the Stone Age to modern times (and beyond). Download the app and play Forge of Empires now!

5/5 "A brilliant city building game created by people with a true love of strategy."

5/5 "I am so addicted to this game. Unlocking new tech trees, buildings etc. feels very rewarding. I love this game!"


- Build your city and evolve from the Stone Age to modern times (and beyond).

- Develop new technologies and discover new buildings and goods

- Produce supplies to manufacture goods

- Exchange your goods and trade with your neighbors

- Discover new territories and seize control of the provinces and their rewards

- Use your negotiation or battle skills to take over sector by sector

Forge of Empires is based on our successful browser strategy game which was published by InnoGames in the summer of 2012.
It was awarded Best Browser Game 2013 by the jury at Deutscher Computerspielpreis (German Computer Game Award).
Finally, the online strategy game is available for iOS as well, providing cross-platform access.

Forge of Empires is free to download and install. However, some game features can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable in­app purchases in your device's settings. A network connection is also required.

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What’s New

Version 1.284

It's time to rest and re-charge in-between our Events! In the meantime, rest assured that we are working on new content, as well as bugfixes and improvements. Please check your in-game messages and our community channels for the freshest updates!
We hope you continue enjoying Forge of Empires!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
159K Ratings

159K Ratings

Its good 24227 ,

The update is suppressing the game

I used to have forge of empires awhile ago, and it really was fun back then due to pvp including everyone. Nowadays you have to research for a whole week just to unlock that feature. Why is pvp important? It’s helpful In getting resources faster and to expand the map giving you more stuff to do to expand your empire. Since I’m still in the Iron Age starting over again, I cannot attack players since most of them have not unlocked pvp yet. It is frustrating because upon visiting their city, I saw clear signs that the player opened the game and then left permanently. Attacking lower levels is unfair to active players, but most of them aren’t ever going to be active anyways. It is robbing the challenge and activity of the players that are actually playing and active. This decision is not only a huge mistake, but it also makes new players wanting to leave immediately due to being able not to do anything. I know you updated the game to make sure more people are satisfied of staying in the game, but you are actually doing the exact opposite. Unless this is fixed soon, a lot of new players will quit altogether, including me.

Developer Response ,

This looks like an interesting suggestion for future development of the game.
Thank you for your feedback!

Magslynn2 ,

Too complex and time consuming

Was having fun, enjoying the game until about two weeks in. I kept having this little robber icon pop up every time I was trying to collect enough supplies to add more buildings. It’s been 4 days and I’ve not gotten enough to do what I want to do. Went to the forums and found out that the robber icon is other players PLUNDERING MY SUPPLIES. Tried to figure out how to just play on my own with no interaction with other players and all I could find was rude people basically saying “stop whining.” “How hard is it to collect on time?” When you have a life where you have to work and take care of others? Pretty dang hard actually.
I’m not looking for something this complex and confusing. If someone chooses NOT to join a guild, that means their level of game play is going to be low and letting other people steal their resources is not going to make them want to play more. It’s going to make them angry and delete the game. Like I just did.
I am so tired of these games that do crap like this to try to get you ‘motivated’ to play more or spend money to get to a higher level, where it won’t effect you as much, faster.
I’m trying to relax and unwind. Not spend hours looking through forums and the help section just to find out there’s no help for it. I don’t want to interact with other players. Why isn’t their an option to just play by yourself at your own pace?
I love the basic idea of the game. Wish there was a version for single player though.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your comment! Attacking and plundering is a part of the game. We're shuffling neighborhoods every other week to make sure that everybody's matched again comparably strong players.
Also, you should make sure that your defense army is correctly set up and that you make use of the city shield that you can enable in the Friends Tavern.

🐰💕🐻💕 ,


FOE is a great builder style game. It has enough group activities and events to keep you interested for years. There are only two problems with the game that prevent it from being a 5 star app.

1st is the 24hr world timer on your daily resource collection. The timer makes you wait 24hrs from the time you collect to respawn those resources. For example if you are playing on your phone and want to collect your daily resources during your lunch break but someone tries to chat you up for 5 minutes you have then lost those 5 minutes because you must wait at least 24hrs to collect again. And well if this happens again and again you can see how eventually you will lose entire days worth of resource collection. Other games I have played used 20 or 23hr world timers to give players more freedom but as FOE is roughly 4yrs old at the time of writing this they clearly intend to stick with this format.

2nd as you can trade resources across the “Ages” it means you can obtain the best buildings (great buildings) at any point in the game provided you are able to farm enough expansion tiles to place them. This leaves players little incentive to move up to next age. Indeed it actually makes many features of the game harder. Which is really a shame because the art and the work in general that they put into these ages is kinda amazing.


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