A very solid Maxis game. Maxis's original baby is back in it's fourth edition.
If you've never played any of the Sim City games, I would give this one a try. I rated this game an 8.5, mainly because it is the best game of it's genre (City Simulation). There are a few downfalls though: The game's lasting appeal kind of tapers off once you've gotten your huge city just about full... requiring that you move to another plot of land and start over. There really is no way to keep building, with an indeffinate ammount of land. Also, while it is partially on a some what 3D engine, they are still lackiing the true 3D feel that some games like City Life offer.