Summary: Loved SimCity until the last version. CitiesXL is a great alternative to the classic series. None of the horrible DRM nor the online play but filled with absolutely beautiful city elements. It is a lot of fun.
Summary: It's like SimCity 1 and 3 but you have to trade and people don't move in/out as fast as SimCity. You do not connect to another city next door it's like SimCity deluxe/limited but no transportation leading into the city it's like simcity3.
Summary: The game is pretty good, it allows you to build really big cities and exchange resources between them. I wasted many hours in this game. The only big problem I have with it is small lags that happen after 30 minutes of game play, forcing me to go back to the city selection screen.
Summary: A good game but marred with technical issues. Even the most recent gaming computers will issue some sort of problems and not due to the high end graphics, but due to the poor coding/programming. A thoroughly enjoyable game if it were to run properly.
Summary: The best city builder on the market, even if not so immersive for 2012. Mods helps a lot to make the game deeper and have a better and more complete gameplay. But Focus Home Entertainment have done nothign to really improve the original Monte Cristo title and this is the worst problem of this title.
Summary: CitiesXL had some promise to be a half-way decent city builder. Things like outdated graphics, wonky interface and silly intros can be overlooked with the positives such as huge maps, multiple cities, and very intense management.