SimCity (2013)

  • SimCity (2013)
67
Based on 39 scores, 55 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    18

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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

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 shortcom...

By TechSpot on -

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 60

User interface issues aside, SimCity is a lightweight, accessible simulation for the kind of new audiences franchise reboots usually target.

By techlife.net on 50

Compared to previous SimCity games, this new one rather controversially requires a permanent internet connection and the physical area you have to build your city is purposely small – cities have to interact with each other in order to get everything...

By Strategy Informer on 60

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 has...

By TechTree on 70

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...

By Expert Reviews on 100

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...

By avforums.com on 60

With the largest of all elephants demanding our attention, let's get it dealt with up front: SimCity's launch has been nothing short of a shambles from both a technical and PR perspective, and it'd be disingenuous to suggest that hasn't coloured the...

By Tech Digest on 60

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 that's...

By NZGamer on 65

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,...

By VR-Zone on 60

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...

By EuroGamer on 40

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.

By NotebookCheck on -

If you set aside the great frustration caused by those overloaded servers, which reawakened awful memories of Diablo III, SimCity makes a very good impression. Maxis masters the art of winning over newbies and simultaneously addressing the needs of...

By Pocket-lint on 80

Almost every minute we've spent playing SimCity has been fun and enjoyable. The game, while flawed in many ways, is still a brilliant leap forward for God games, and the advances graphically and gameplay-wise in this game are brilliant. As a potential...

By Gaming Nexus on 49

Following a week of launch issues that prevented players from accessing the game and queues for server entry, SimCity is finally accessible after EA and Maxis increased the games infrastructure to facilitate the heavy amount of user traffic. However,...

By PC Mag on 50

Even with its much-publicized server problems resolved, the latest SimCity installment fails to excite or addict as much as previous games in the...

By HardwareHeaven on -

Today Kaeyi Dream takes a look at the brand new SimCity release from Maxis/EA Games. Check it...

By Tech2 on 60

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By New Game Network on 79

it is a good game and I would recommend it if you are willing to look past the multiple...

By Blogcritics on 20

Editor's note: This review is based upon the current build of SimCity which, as has been widely reported, suffers from a host of issues. If and when the game is significantly updated, we will take another look at the title. Ah, the glorious fun of...