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Average Player Score Based on 983 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 983 ratings
  1. 10 (60)
  2. 9 (84)
  3. 8 (68)
  4. 7 (78)
  5. 6 (61)
  6. 5 (58)
  7. 4 (52)
  8. 3 (82)
  9. 2 (138)
  10. 1 (303)

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  • Review Score: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

    33 of 37 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:1

    Everything is broken.

    Pros - Beautiful graphic , connected cities, Having a lot potential of gameplay Cons - No subway and all other transport system! How can it be like this?? -Very limit city and gameplay, very small map -Can't edi... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.5

    Could've been a stunner but it is severely broken

    One month since it's release and the game is still severely broken. There have been a few patches to fix odd little things but there are SO many broken elements. The game is beautifully visually with great music and s... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2

    EA should be Ashamed of this game.

    First Impression: (Broken) I bought this game the night of the release, and you couldn't play due to high server volume and only a couple running servers. Then I waited almost 4 days to actually get a chance to log on. ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5

    Server Sucks. Needs a offline mode.

    The game itself is very fun and I find myself stuck to it. But I requires an online connection and the cities are saved on a server. THE SERVERS F#@%ING CRASH and sometimes they don't save my game when I quit. I do love ... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1.5

    One month on, still broken. This game is a con.

    I won't even talk about the gameplay because there is no point. This game is broken. I have started 4 cities to date and each of them I have lost due to synchronisation errors with the server. Initially, they just roll b... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    Tut tut Maxis....

    If you've been a fan of Simcity from it's very humble beginnings, you would probably not have hesitated to try the latest addition to the series. It looks cute, sounds fun, and I mean, it's Simcity! But Unfortunately, it... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2

    Random disasters destroys your hard work. My experience with this game is becoming more negative by the day.

    Nice bases and visuals but that's it. Not being able to turn disasters off, it seems like it has been created for eight-year olds. After spending hours if not days building a city/region, it can disappear without any va... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3

    If it only played as well as it looks...

    Probably one of the biggest letdowns of recent gaming history. - useless online only requirement is intolerable - didn't deliver on high level simulation promises (Sims behavior, traffic, services, etc) - misses on ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Great management but too small cities

    I had been playing Sim City 3000 regularly for 10 years. I am literally hooked every single time I start that game because of my utmost love for economic planning and shiny buildings. This new Sim City thus became one of... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Why you hate this game so much.

    Why everyone is hating the game so much,it is a good game,i only spent 5 hours in it but i really like it,the servers don't have any problem and the gameplay is incredible,multiplayer is ok too but much more fun when you... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful