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SimCity
6.2 out of 10

SimCity

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Overall 5
5.0

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GameSpot
9 April 2014
  • Summary: Finally. After months of demands, the long-awaited Update 10 for SimCity has made the city-building simulation available for offline play. Still, it's a case of too little, too late.
  • Pros: Update 10 removes the always-on Internet requirement of the original game, Removal of the online DRM means that you no longer have to worry about a server going on the fritz and wrecking your city-building plans for the evening
  • Cons: Core game design remains focused on multiplayer elements, City size limits, multicity focus, and zoning rules are still aggravating
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Overall 6
6.0

SimCity

Strategy Informer
14 January 2014
  • Conclusion: In the end, I really do hope SimCity gets better, because I’m keen, eager and ready to play and experience more - just not until some of these problems are addressed. I still had a lot of fun, for a lot of hours - I just wish it didn’t all fall apart later on.
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Overall 6
6.0

SimCity

Fragland
21 April 2013
  • Excerpt: About a month ago SimCity was thrown on the market by Electronic Arts and you can almost take the word “throw” literally. The game was released and became just about the worst launch by EA in recent years.
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Overall 6
6.0

SimCity Review

IncGamers
18 March 2013
  • Summary: Despite its shortcomings, SimCity is proving a compelling and absorbing city builder. Given a few months to implement community suggestions this could be everything we had hoped for from this beloved franchise.
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Overall 5
5.2
Gameplay 6
6.0
Funfactor 5
5.0

SimCity

Digital Chumps
18 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Ultimately, SimCity is going to go down as a “what could’ve been.” What could this title have been if the developers (and publisher) weren’t so adamant about the always-online business?
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Overall 7
6.5

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Original-Gamer
17 March 2013
  • Conclusion: SimCity is a title that needs no introduction. As the game that put Maxis on the map once upon a time, it's been the precursor to almost any simulation title since its original release in 1989.
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Overall 7
6.5

Building On Unstable Ground

Game Informer
15 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Concept: Bring SimCity back with an emphasis on specialization and cooperation Graphics: The buildings look great, and impressive art direction gives everything a model train set vibe Sound: Low-key domestic music plays in the background, but you aren’t missing anything if you tune it out...
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Overall 5
4.9

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GamingNexus
15 March 2013
  • Summary: Following a week of launch issues that prevented players from accessing the game and queues for server entry, SimCity is finally accessible after EA and Maxis increased the games infrastructure to facilitate the heavy amount of user traffic.
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Overall 7
6.5

Unable To Connect | SimCity Review

New Gamer Nation
14 March 2013
  • Conclusion: If you’re looking for an updated, modern version of the city building powerhouse that once was, you won’t find it here. Instead, you’ll find the shell of its former greatness. The social features are a nice touch, but the always-online aspect is severely disappointing.
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Overall 6
6.0

SimCity review (PC)

HonestGamers
12 March 2013
  • Excerpt: When SimCity is working as its developers presumably intended, I can’t seem to stop playing it. City building has never been so addictive and rewarding for me. That’s true only when the game is working properly, though, and the sad reality is that it often isn’t doing anything of the sort.
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