- Intelligent gameplay updates
- Relaxing and compelling
- Ambitious online play
- Variety of buildings and upgrades
- Terrible server performance
- A simulation that falls off the rails
- Poor regional information
- Things just don't work as they should
SimCity PC Review
That’s SimCity in a nutshell. Enjoyable, frustrating, captivating, annoying, ambitious and hugely flawed. Despite best efforts, I’m still dipping in and starting new cities on whichever servers I can access or wherever my friends have pitched in, and I’m enjoying the zoning, planning and tinkering up to the point where serious management or regional planning needs to occur, and then everything falls over. There’s a whole other game in here that keeps giving me a tantalising glimpse of what it could be, and in the moments it delivers, SimCity is something genuinely special. It’s not consistent though, and for all the reasons listed above, you’re better off waiting until it is, or adjusting your hopes accordingly.
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Developer Maxis Publisher Electronic Arts Platform PC Suggested Retail Price 34.99 Release Date 8th March 2013 Maximum Number of Players 1-16 Has Multiplayer Yes Genre Sandbox