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Score Breakdown Based on 1002 ratings
  1. 10 (63)
  2. 9 (85)
  3. 8 (68)
  4. 7 (82)
  5. 6 (66)
  6. 5 (59)
  7. 4 (52)
  8. 3 (83)
  9. 2 (138)
  10. 1 (306)

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  • Rating:2.5

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

    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 simcity series. I fe... Read Full Review

    35 of 39 users found the following review helpful

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  • Rating:3

    Beautiful, but fatally flawed

    SimCity is the most aesthetically stunning in the franchise so far. The level of detail is immaculate and a pleasure to watch. The mechanics behind every unit is very impressive. For example - it's very enjoyable to watc... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Better than at the beginning

    SimCity is a great game serie. A game which allows you to manage an entire city from A to Z is something refreshing and smart. I played all of them and I'm a real fan of SimCity 4.So when i heard that a new version would... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    Just skip it!

    It's an EA game so you know the standard procedure: Don't buy it.Don't buy it.Don't buy it.Don't buy it.Don't buy it.Don't buy it.Don't buy it.Don't buy it.Don't buy it.Don't buy it.Don't buy it.Don't buy it.Don't buy i... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    SimCity Review

    Dawno nie widzieliśmy naprawdę dobrej strategii o zarządzaniu miastem. Maxis dał nam szansę zagrać w to, co tak długo oczekiwaliśmy. Nowe Sim owe Sim City posiada bardzo ładną grafikę, ogrom ciekawych elementów. D... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Why I love Sim City and others hate it.

    If you're on the fence about whether you want to play Sim City or not, then take a seat and have a read. I will share with you my experiences in playing Sim City and why others hate it.So let's start off with the hate, w... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    $79.99 straight into the toilet... but I learned a valuable lesson from this release...

    I learned a valuable lesson from this release... (excluding MMOs), I will never ever buy a game that requires the server end to function. I threw down $79.99 on the "extra special digital edition". I'm not going to get i... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    Tragically Flawed

    This could have been so good, and it's obvious that there is a great game hidden under the layers of DRM, online-requirement, in-game ads, and Origin. It's a real shame.I enjoy simulation games, still fire up Railroad t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    A great game, but it is unfortunately dumbed down with tutorials and small maps

    Simcity is a sim where you try to build your own city from the ground up. It mostly consists of three zones. industrial, residiantial and commercial. Here you can build off parts of your city to your liking. You can als... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    It could have been great. It still isn't.

    Less than five months, and six updates later, SimCity is still not the game it promised to be. Initial launch issues aside, the game itself is fundamentally flawed and will likely never redeem itself, no matter how many ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1.5

    Not the sequel I expected. Played it for 40+ hours but get disappointed by the small cities and online mode requirement.

    Not the sequel I expected. I played it for 40+ hours but get disappointed by the very small cities and opportunities. I don`t see the real benefits using this always online requirement. The social interactions are limite... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful