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Score Breakdown Based on 801 ratings
  1. 10 (110)
  2. 9 (265)
  3. 8 (256)
  4. 7 (106)
  5. 6 (32)
  6. 5 (12)
  7. 4 (5)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (7)

What Gamespot Users have to say about SimCity (1989)

  • User Rating:9.8

    Where it all started!

    This is the first "sim" title from Maxis (now EA) that set off a PC game revolution. Gameplay was highly addictive and I can remember playing hours on hours on my old IBM XT (old school). By today's standards... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9

    Paintball24's Review on SimCity.

    Well, this is the game that started it all. This game was made in 1989. That was one year before I was born and the game became a great hit. So, I pretty much grew up with the game. The game is pretty was very fun for it... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5

    This is one of those games you use to measure others against when you want to call them "classic" games.

    This is one of those games you use to measure others against when you want to call them "classic" games. First off - the game won people over with gameplay alone. Sounds were beeps through your IBM and graffix, come o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.8

    The beginning

    The game that started a fantastic series of games. From SimCity came the Sims, SimAnt, SimHotel, and all of the other SimCities. So what did the first game have, you might ask? It had all of the basic components that ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful