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Average Player Score Based on 8748 ratings
8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 8748 ratings
  1. 10 (1701)
  2. 9 (4001)
  3. 8 (2262)
  4. 7 (448)
  5. 6 (118)
  6. 5 (65)
  7. 4 (27)
  8. 3 (14)
  9. 2 (12)
  10. 1 (100)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:9.6

    You can't make me stop playing

    I was quite sad when I broke the disk to SimCity 3000, but it turned out to be a very good thing. SimCity 4 is a much better game. It is a very highly addicting game that I have spent countless hours playing. I have h... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about SimCity 4

  • Rating:7

    SimCity 4

    http://katiejurek.comSimCity 4 is an awesome addition to the line of SimCity games, even though I prefer SimCity Societies' building-by-building construction (in SC4, you just designate areas as residential, commercial, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    The Best

    This game is probably the best of the series. I think you can't make better. The game can be complex but it's enough accessible to everyone once you know how to manage properly. You can customize every aspect from the t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    Linear

    This game has the illusion of a non-linear game but the fact is that you have to set everything exactly how the creators think a city should be run if you want to create a large & profitable city. You can't raise the... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    One of the best Sim Games, made even more enjoyable with user-created content.

    The Sim City series has always fulfilled a dream of mine... to create my own city as I see fit, zoning how I feel will be efficient, taxing at a rate that allows me to profit but doesn't discourage growth. It's a great s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Hours soon fly by

    Sim City is a management simulation where you take the role as major to run a city. You zone residential, commercial and industrial buildings, and strategically place buildings such as police/fire stations, schools, hos... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    This classic is THE city builder, it's still the best

    With SC4 you can create amazing cities of all kinds, from futuristic and distinctively Middle Eastern Dubai to dense Hong Kong to beautiful European towns with their unique architecture, to sci-fi cities on Mars, to slee... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    The best SimCity of them all.

    Well, this game has been running 10 years strong. With the help of the community members at Simtropolis, this game is so much more than it would have been, almost reinventing the game. With the looks of it, this will ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The sweet old world of micromanaging and freedom of construction. Still playing, to this date.

    It makes me sad they ruined the good old city building game. These older versions are still worth going to. I love the fact they allow modding, addons and it's all up to you what you do in the game. I want control (ie. f... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Amazing game played for years and years.

    Surprisingly good, i don't expected to build cities was so fun In the beginning you start whit a little and beautiful sprawl you star to build put a residential zone here another one there and ready, put some industr... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Pretty fun, mission are kinda fun back distract from city building

    It pretty fun. i've been a fan of sim city since it was a VGA dos game. City connections and large transportation system gives much possibilities in this game. After playing for a few day and building a great city I keep... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful