SimCity is a total reboot of the franchise and goes back to its roots as a true city-building simulator. There are several new gameplay elements, such as finite resources and upgradeable buildings, and Maxis promises to simulate everything you see, from the individual cars on the road to citizens facing everyday challenges.
Everything is connected.
Incredibly rewarding experience.
Complex systems that are easy to understand and navigate
Easier City Building.
Side Quests Add Some Challenge.
Always On Means Loads Of Future DLC.
Eats Hours Of Your Day.
Building grid feels a bit too small.
Sandbox mode is fun, but lacks more tools to really take advantage of the term.
Server Outages And Load Issues Mean No Playing.
EA Is In Charge Of It.
Eats Hours Of Your Day.
Limited expansion options.
By TechSpot on March 19, 2013
Before talking performance I wanted to quickly give my own impression of the game, since it is rare that I put in as much time into playing a game that we test as I did with SimCity. Obviously the lack of an offline mode is the game’s biggest shortc-
By TechSpot on March 08, 2013
To many fans of the original city building simulation series, the idea of an online multiplayer game that required even solo players to be connected to the internet at all times seemed like a recipe for disaster. Maxis' latest creation is easily the...-
By MacLife on September 05, 2013
User interface issues aside, SimCity is a lightweight, accessible simulation for the kind of new audiences franchise reboots usually target.60
By Strategy Informer on March 26, 2013
Chances are you’re already well aware of the kerfuffle - the disaster, to be blunt - that has surrounded the release of Sim City. It has been one of the hingest-profile disasters in gaming, really, and one that has left EA smarting. The company...60
By TechTree on March 23, 2013
Irrespective of whether you have played earlier installments of the franchise, if you love simulations or are a fan of building or want to unleash your creativity after watching all those trailers, gameplays and in-game images, this is just for you. A...70
By Expert Reviews on March 21, 2013
Solo play and sprawling cities and are so 2003, as you'll need social skills and more focused designs to prosper in this excellent update...100
By Tech Digest on March 18, 2013
Name: Genre: Platform: SimCity is great. SimCity is bad. SimCity is intelligent. SimCity is dumb. SimCity is social. SimCity is antisocial. SimCity is all of these things at once because SimCity is broken. I can't think of any game recently...60
By NZGamer on March 18, 2013
Readers beware: This review doesn’t have a happy ending. We acknowledge that the SimCity franchise is much-beloved by many gamers (including this reviewer), however the score and summary of the game has to be given to the game as it was experienced,...65
By VR-Zone on March 16, 2013
INTRODUCTION It’s difficult for a game (or anything, in fact) to pull off being simultaneously really good and really bad, but SimCity has managed. This of course, comes as no surprise to anyone, as the loud and massive outcry from fans has made...60
By EuroGamer on March 15, 2013
I kept having fun, I kept trying new things and I kept convincing myself that I was a good Mayor. Now I know that it was never really down to me - because in the city of Jefferson, as in all the cities in the game, only madness rules.40