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"SimCity is a near-perfect fusion of the classic simulation game with modern social and online play elements. It is in every way the fully realized evolution of the franchise and a much welcome iteration, perfectly engineered to dispense the maximum amount of fun in the most efficient way possible. It is highly addicting, but there are worse things to be addicted to. Just be sure to set an alarm." - Polygon.com
The defining city simulation is back! Create the city you desire and make the choices that shape your city and power the Sims within it. Every decision, big or small, has real consequences. Invest in heavy industry and your economy will soar—but at the expense of your Sims’ health as pollution spreads. Implement green technology and improve your Sims’ lives while risking higher taxes and unemployment. Team up with your friends to solve global challenges: launch a space shuttle, reduce carbon emissions, or build magnificent wonders. Compete on global and regional leaderboards to be the richest, the dirtiest, the happiest or the best place to visit!
The new Single-Player Mode allows you to play SimCity anytime, anywhere, without the need of an active Internet connection.
Constructible Worlds - Creative and customizable world that offers unique gameplay benefits, all with a fun tactile interface.
Sims Matter - The Sims in your city speak to you directly and it’s up to you to respond to their needs. Will you listen and be the toast of the town? Or abuse your power for fame and fortune?
Specialize in What You Love - Mold your city as a casino resort, manufacturing hub, educational enclave, and more, and then watch as a unique look and feel spread throughout your city.
Multiplayer - Build a region with friends for the first time! Collaborate or compete in regional and global challenges and make decisions that impact the greater SimCity World.
GlassBox Engine - SimCity introduces GlassBox, the revolutionary simulation technology that gives you the power to impact individual Sims lives, manage city level simulation, and balance multiple city simulations at once.
Yep, it's that badsycomantis1991 | July 2, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
Clunky, simplified, and runs horribly. Everything people hated about this game is still here. It's a mindless bore with cluttered menus and nonsensical AI that forces you into town structures that make no sense to appease it. That being aid, it's too easy to accommodate to these standards, and it sucks all of the creativity out. It also runs terribly. Feel free to avoid this.
New Take on an Excellent Game Seriesnudeood | April 15, 2014 | See all nudeood's reviews »
If you have played any of the older Sim City titles you will know what to expect and be mostly familiar with the experience this game offers. You create and manage a city from scratch and establish residential, commercial and industrial sections of land. Now, you can manage multiple cities and specialise them for certain uses. For example, you may have a coal mining town nearby to a residential district and a commercial tourist city, all connected and distributing resources between each other. This makes gameplay much more interesting as you can have separate cities for different utilities (electricity, water, sewage, commerce, etc) rather than fitting them all into a single city. Unfortunately some features are missing, such as underground transport, underground water pipes, and overhead electricity wires, meaning these resources are distributed via the road system only with little customisation. My biggest disappointment with the game was the small cities you can build, you are only permitted a small area and you can fill it with buildings in a fairly short time, at which point you are left simply maintaining the city rather than expanding it. However, the game makes up for this with its fantastic visuals - it is a great looking game.