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Score Breakdown Based on 960 ratings
  1. 10 (58)
  2. 9 (83)
  3. 8 (68)
  4. 7 (77)
  5. 6 (57)
  6. 5 (53)
  7. 4 (48)
  8. 3 (81)
  9. 2 (134)
  10. 1 (301)

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  • User Rating 1

    Limited city size, limited to online connection only, a free to play mentality that you have to pay 60 buck for.

    Rated on March 05, 2013 by pharomarc

    Even in single player mode you need to be connected, so playing on your laptop when traveling is a no-no unless you have accesses to decent free WiFi. Even at home now I could not play due to the fact...

    17 out of 22 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.5

    After almost 10 years of waiting for this game...

    Rated on March 05, 2013 by neil_lacson

    First of all i want to mention this is my very first review on Gamespot. I have never thought of writing a review for any game until now. I have played a lot of games but nothing captured me like the ...

    33 out of 37 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    It has its flaws but its still great fun.

    Rated on March 05, 2013 by Kooken58

    I decided to right this review after reading a few of the others, and honestly the others are not even really reviews. They seem to just be little angry kids and have no idea what kind of work it take...

    4 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    To original SimCity lovers and followers of the series throughout the years. Unsure if you should buy the new one?...

    Rated on March 05, 2013 by Judicator75

    If you have been playing SimCity from it's conception and/or have been following the series over the years, no doubt losing many hours of sleep enjoying the original's successors, this review is for y...

    9 out of 19 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1

    WARNING: This game is online only! Don't be like me and find out after purchase. This is a rental, not a purchase.

    Rated on March 05, 2013 by Tlesta

    As if they were unable to learn from the mistakes of those who came before them, EA decided to sully this poor game with a horrible DRM, turning it effectively into Digital Rental Media. You aren't pu...

    11 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Beautiful and Stunning. Now with Multiplayer Options.

    Rated on March 05, 2013 by cyhac

    I won't brag that i have play every sim game to date, i have not, but what i have been playing and following ever since is the first SimCity game. And now the latest incarnation is out. As expected...

    4 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1

    Required online to play singeplayer and you have to wait in a que to play. DRM always on. Microtransactions planned.

    Rated on March 05, 2013 by argotto

    Diablo 3 all over again, except worse. People waiting in ques for as long as 45 min to play SINGLE PLAYER. Always on DRM strikes again. I do feel this is necessary to a review, because this is te...

    11 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Yes it has DRM but...lets be fair.

    Rated on March 05, 2013 by Outsider1580

    We all know having to be connected to play a game that isn't an MMO of some sort is unacceptable. I agree. That being said SimCity is actual a pretty fun game aside from smaller city maps then use...

    2 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1.5

    Great game, lots of fun IF you can get to play it.

    Rated on March 05, 2013 by Mausolus

    I am -not- a DRM hater. However, I am currently staring at a window that says in another 18 minutes I will be told if I have to wait yet another 20 minutes or not to possibly get into the game. I've b...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1

    Always online DRM and corporate money grubbing ruins one of the best franchises to date.

    Rated on March 05, 2013 by colt_a

    I'm going to make this quick and snappy. Don't buy this game. Period. There is ZERO reason to buy this game. There is NOTHING that is good about it if you've ever played Sim City before. Seriousl...

    11 out of 13 found this review helpful.