"CivCity: Rome will definitely please fans of city-building games." - IGN.com
"CivCity: Rome is a wonderfully engaging game; striking in its ease of use and rewarding in terms of depth." - PC Zone UK
CivCity: Rome, an innovative city builder inspired by the world of Sid Meiers Civilization, and created by a collaboration between Firefly Studios and Firaxis Games, invites players to shift focus from building a multi-city empire and zoom-in on the great cities of the Roman Empire, culminating in Rome itself! Through dozens of missions, each offering an array of interesting decisions, players will be charged with building, nurturing and managing one of these great cities as they endeavour to lead the Roman Empire from its humble beginnings to its mighty apogee. Features players have enjoyed in the Civilization series, like research, city happiness, production and culture, can now be managed actively in the wonderfully immersive world of CivCity: Rome.
Look inside the buildings - For the first time in a city builder you can look inside the Villas, the forums, and even the Roman baths! Discover, in much greater detail, how Romans went about their daily lives.
Civilize your city - More than 70 technologies can be developed over time to give your city a strategic advantage. Use the rich research tree to improve many aspects of your city and its relation to the wider empire.
Follow the life of a Roman family - Do they thrive and prosper from humble hut to noble palace as they move through the generations or not? Well, thats your call!
Ease of play - Driven purely by building placement and strong visual feedback, the game lets you create your own living community simply by choosing and placing the wide variety of buildings.
Real Romans - An intriguing array of characters will interact with you
Solid city builderImaginarial | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all Imaginarial's reviews »
This is a solid city builder game. Progress through scenarios that introduce you to more buildings and increasing complexity of the economy. The mechanics that city builders love are all here. If you've played games like Caesar IV, you will have no trouble with this one. Dated now especially in terms of graphics, but at this price it is a fun way to pass some hours if you're a city builder.
Well done city building gameCyberspyXD | Aug. 26, 2013 | See all CyberspyXD's reviews »
I used to play this as a kid and it is a very fun game. Place down buildings figure out how stuff works and feel proud when you make water available to every house by tap using a aqueduct. You can research tech to my your citizens lives easier tax them control unemployment watch people get married and look at a living breathing city of your making. Other city builders out class this but this is a nice diversion every now and then.
Others did it betterdarkyhbk | July 25, 2013 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »
With an standard set by Caesar III, CivCity Rome tried to revive the city building genre based on Ancient Rome. The result is a good city builder , with solid foundations which unfortunately lack a finishing touch to be a real gem. The gameplay is similar to the Sierra series, and it works quite well. There are a few minor glitches, some production and distribution chains/methods could have been thought better and worked on a little more, but on the whole, you can't fault the gameplay too much. It's just that it tries to recreate the Caesar formula so much, that it ends up feeling like a cheap clone. Graphically, the game doesn't shine at all, and the colours chosen seem rather uninspired. The sound effect are too few in number, but the music is ok. The best aspect of the game might as well be the Civclopedia, which gives you info about almost everything of interest in Ancient Rome - from roads and aqueducts to social classes and triumvirates. Great read.
GOOD SIM...ACCLARK1267 | June 16, 2013 | See all ACCLARK1267's reviews »
AT FIRST VERY HARD TO CATCH ON, ONCE GET THE HANG YOU CAN RUNAWAY....make sure you keep good fire protection.
A good Roman simCooberstooge | Sept. 10, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
Decent simulators containing elements of city builders and RTS battle games are quite rare, and CivCity: Rome is quite a good one. Whether you're into city building or militaristic strategy, there's something here for everyone. Even if you're not a fan of a certain element, CivCity: Rome is set up in such a way that everything can be accomplished by a newbie to the genre.
The game looks great, with the cityscapes you create an especially enjoyable element to spend time looking at. The game is starting to age somewhat, but this only means is runs fantastically well on today's hardware, and very well on stuff heralding from the days when this game was released. Sound is also good, but like another reviewer mentioned, constantly hearing somebody beak off about your stores does get on the nerves after a time.
The campaign is long, and the difficulty is fairly good, although people new to this type of game will be able to work their way through it. The two mission types are varied, although I enjoyed the non-military ones more. This is one nice little hybrid game, and one I easily recommend.