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Featuring an all-new, revolutionary feature set, SimCity Societies allows players to create their own kinds of cities, shape their cultures, societal behaviors and environments. Build an artistic city, an Orwellian city, futuristic city, green city, spiritual community or any society you want! With more accessible and innovative choices than before, SimCity Societies is the most versatile city building game.
Combine and connect elements of your city like never before with the ultimate building block tool kit. This innovative, modular approach to city-building makes SimCity Societies accessible to players of all levels, while still providing tremendous new possibilities to veteran players of the SimCity™ series.
The new Single-Player Mode allows you to play SimCity anytime, anywhere, without the need of an active Internet connection.
Shape your city through its values and priorities. - More than just a city-building simulator, SimCity Societies puts you in the new role of social engineer. Mix and match six "social energies"—productivity, prosperity, creativity, spirituality, authority, and knowledge—to determine the core attributes that will be reflected in the infrastructure of your city as well as in its people. After you plant these seeds you'll witness the evolution of your city as everything from its physical appearance to the sounds heard on its streets adapt to reflect these values.
Build unique homes, workplaces, leisure-time venues, and parks. - Choose from more than 500 unique objects which can be combined and connected in almost limitless combinations. Take inspiration from a variety of architectural styles, ranging from the realistic to the fanciful, rural to urban, industrial to futuristic. And with only a fraction of the available buildings and associated object types unlocked at the game's beginning the possible combinations will only grow as you delve deeper into the game and advance your society.
Share your creations with your friends online. - The most customizable SimCity™ ever created, SimCity Societies not only allows you to modify almost everything in the game, from the buildings, decorations, citizens and rule sets, it also allows you share these with friends online.
does not fit with the rest of the franchisemirta000 | May 16, 2014 | See all mirta000's reviews »
I bought this when it came out, expecting a newer, better sim city 4 and boy oh boy was I disappointed.
Out the window went all the important simulation aspects. No more worrying about water, electricity usage, the amount of jobs required, the amount of pollution that you're causing... All of the complex elements were replaced by smiley faces. Money generating buildings stress your people out, entertainment buildings generate smiley faces.
Pros: Good for a child's first simulation game. Easy to understand, easy to use. No more zoning, now you put down a building directly and you can even select its style!
Cons: all complexity went right out the window. So if you're a serious simulation fan I can not recommend this one at all.
Not really a Sim City gameoginer | Nov. 10, 2012 | See all oginer's reviews »
Very disappointing game. It's more similar to Cityville than to any other Sim City game. So if you like Sim City (or Cities XL for the matter) don't get this. If you just one a casual game to have some fun the this one's not bad, but don't expect anything special about it.
Awesomejeyko | Sept. 10, 2012 | See all jeyko's reviews »
I always found SimCity games to be confusing and hard. And for me SimCity Societies fixed that. The graphics are crisp and the soundtrack is nice and non-repetitive. Societies has to be my favourite SimCity game. Every sim or strategy game fan should get it, but it is simple enough to appeal to casual gamers as well.