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Creating a region of land through terraforming, players can take an active role in establishing commercial, industrial, or residential developments in-game and can maintain public services, transport and utilities.

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This is the first SimCity game to not feature a plane crash as a disaster due to the September 11 terror attacks. See more »

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The shadows on the ground cast by the wind generators turn the opposite direction of how they should. See more »

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Spin-off SimCity 4: Rush Hour (2003) See more »

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Thought provoking, intriguing and mesmerizing
4 November 2006 | by StenianSee all my reviews

When the original SimCity busted onto the computer scene way back in 1989, it stood out as more of a computer "toy" than a game. As Mayor of a little Podunk town, you needed to build roads, provide utilities and services, set the tax rates, and design the ultimate skyscraper- filled urban utopia.

The beauty of SimCity was that you didn't have to worry about "winning." You simply built whatever you wanted and watched with delight as your city streets filled with tiny pixilated cars and your industrial zones filled with delicious smog. The original SimCity was easy, relaxing, and addictive... Oh, so very addictive...

Subsequent sequels have followed the same formula for urban enjoyment, each adding new graphical enhancements, with varying degrees of success. SimCity 4, the latest incarnation of the series, is no different: you're still planning cities, solving problems, and watching them grow under your benevolent (well, sometimes benevolent) guidance. SimCity 4 takes advantage of today's powerful PCs by allowing you to get closer to your city or farther out than ever before.

You can follow individual Sims as they go through their life, or zoom all the way out to develop an entire region into an urban sprawl. While all of these enhancements make for a richer, cooler simulation, somewhere along the way the simplicity and easygoing enjoyment that made the original such a mainstream hit has been lost.


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