Simcity Societies: Ultimate Collection (NA)

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Description

SimCity Societies:

Download SimCity Societies and experience the most innovative game in the SimCity franchise. Like the previous SimCity games, the goal is to make a prosperous neighborhood where your Sims will live, work, and play, but you’ll go beyond simulated city building in your new role as “social engineer.” Societies knows that the heart of every town lies within its citizens and their relationships, and you get to control every factor of your community as it develops.

Explore a wide variety of customization options and take advantage of new objects. Do you want a high-tech, futuristic universe full of flying cars and jetpacks, or do you prefer a quiet, rustic environment? The choice is yours (as always with The Sims) but this time what matters most is the social standing of your city.

The new Single-Player Mode allows you to play SimCity anytime, anywhere, without the need of an active Internet connection.

SimCity Societies Destinations:

While the previous SimCity games were all about making your city a prosperous place to live and work, you’ll focus on creating a five-star vacation wonderland with the SimCity Societies: Destinations download. Forget about making your city an urban paradise — focus on tourism and make your city the place to be for Sims looking to cut loose and have a good time.

Create the ideal five-star (or no star) getaway with slot machines for high-rolling casinos, water slides to entertain the kids, and that all-important fireplace for an unforgettable night of romance. Explore five different themes as you design your paradise: Family Fun, Adventure, First Class, Religious Retreat, and Forced.

Customer reviews

75

If Simcity were a flashy puzzle franchise...

TimothyD | May 30, 2013 | See all TimothyD's reviews »

This game, despite it's branding of the Simcity catalog of games, is almost nothing like it's brother in name other than the fact is has to do with roads and buildings. Simcity Societies is a more casual variant to the Simcity 4 it was going up against at it's time of release. Before the release of Simcity (2013) the series was much more in depth, and it scared away some players. Simcity Societies brought these players in with it's unique formula. Simcity Societies plays with a unique formula of societal values that create a unique entity of a community through what buildings have been placed in the city. The looks of your cities change with these values, from gingerbread houses and candycane lanes to authoritarian television-billboards and re-education centers. It is defiantly a unique upside-down spin on the standard cities in counterpart Simcity games. Zoning also went under a fundamental change. In Simcity Socieites, you no longer zone for buildings, but instead place them down puzzle-style, with no need for zoning. There is no need for laying power lines, no need for producing water or garbage utilities. It is all about your societal energy flow. While it is an acceptable pause from the Simcity series, any serious play-urban planner will need to go to Simcity 4 or Simcity (2013) to fulfill their dreams of urban sprawl.

78

A well developed game!

ultimategamer | March 4, 2013 | See all ultimategamer's reviews »

Simcity Societies: Ultimate Collection is a great city building game. It is a a little bit different than the regular Sim City games because it focuses more on the way the social interactions occur between societies. As the title suggests the main purpose of the game revolves around building relationships and social networks within the communities. The graphics in this game are pretty good for a game of its age and the game play is good as well, although the Sim City series maybe be better for some people.