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Requires the base game in order to play.
This title requires EA Origin to play. For more information about this title, please visit the EA Support site here: https://help.ea.com/en/simcity/simcity
Purchase this product to get access to play on both Mac and PC at no additional cost.


The defining city simulation is back! Create the city you desire and make the choices that shape your city and power the Sims within it. Every decision, big or small, has real consequences. Invest in heavy industry and your economy will soar—but at the expense of your Sims’ health as pollution spreads. Implement green technology and improve your Sims’ lives while risking higher taxes and unemployment. Team up with your friends to solve global challenges: launch a space shuttle, reduce carbon emissions, or build magnificent wonders.   Compete on global and regional leaderboards to be the richest, the dirtiest, the happiest or the best place to visit!
  • Constructible Worlds — Creative and customizable world that offers unique gameplay benefits, all with a fun tactile interface.
  • Sims Matter — The Sims in your city speak to you directly and it’s up to you to respond to their needs. Will you listen and be the toast of the town? Or abuse your power for fame and fortune?
  • Specialize in What You Love — Mold your city as a casino resort, manufacturing hub, educational enclave, and more, and then watch as a unique look and feel spread throughout your city.
  • Multiplayer — Build a region with friends for the first time!  Collaborate or compete in regional and global challenges and make decisions that impact the greater SimCity World.
  • GlassBox Engine — SimCity introduces GlassBox, the revolutionary simulation technology that gives you the power to impact individual Sims lives, manage city level simulation, and balance multiple city simulations at once.
  • The new Single-Player Mode allows you to play SimCity anytime, anywhere, without the need of an active Internet connection
This title is available for purchase in Canada and United States.

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4

Weak

Fun, but some but major issues.
Posted by Crish14r (Austin, TX) Nov 30, 2013
Member since Nov 2013
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

The game is really fun. But, there is something wrong with the file or method that Direct Download uses. I do get errors at the start sometimes that do not allow me to open the game. IT gives me a "no cd found and not able to boot" message basically. It fails and fails until it lets me play; randomly letting me get in. But the game is fun, just EA has some of the worst game coders ever...still
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7

Good

Strangely, Over priced
Posted by Mazamac (LAS CRUCES, NM) Jul 26, 2013
Member since Jul 2013
0 out of 2 gamers (0%) found this review helpful

The game itself is good once, you get over the servers being down all the time. The game is amazing even, but along with the server problems and the inevitable game breaking glitches, it is 40$ which is extremely over priced. The entire mass effect series is the same price as SimCity which is completely unbelievable and whats the logic behind that, that EA will charge the same amount of money for one game that they did 3, makes no sense to me
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9

Excellent

Great game. Don't listen to negative reviews
Posted by Wargroin (Basehor, KS) May 19, 2013
Member since May 2013
5 out of 19 gamers (26%) found this review helpful

This review will correct other reviews that say this game is bad. First off, most people are complaining about the internet connection you must have to play. This is only bad for people with bad internet and by bad internet I mean someone who lives in Antarctica. Other than that, you can play privately without anyone looking at or interfering with anything you are doing. Second, some people are claiming they can't play. I have well over 25 hours invested in the game after having it for only a couple of weeks now and haven't encountered any type of technical issue with loading or playing the game. The people claiming they can't play actually can't play because of person computer issues, not because the game "doesn't work". Now, the game starts you off with a quick and easy tutorial that shows you pretty much everything you need to know to build a successful city. Anyone reading this review is probably like I was, hesitating whether to buy the game or not because it looks awesome but has negative reviews. Well honestly, those negative reviews are just people that would rather unfairly blame the game rather than their computer for not being able to play or connect to the internet. The game is great and the fact that you can't play the game shouldn't affect its rating whatsoever. If you are reading this, BUY THE GAME.
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3

Bad

EA: We want your money, not your loyalty.
Posted by kymftw (SHERWOOD, AR) Apr 05, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
28 out of 33 gamers (85%) found this review helpful

EA has become a huge joke in the industry. They put out half-finished, apparently untested games, have non-existant customer service, and seem to care about nothing but milking the cash-cow that is the Sims franchise. There are entire websites devoted to the glitches in Sims 3.

To Sim City in itself, I must say that the inability to even have an offline mode that I can mess around on is infuriating. When you buy an mmorpg, you expect to need to have internet to play with other people, but THIS IS A SIMULATOR! If I want to play on offline sandbox when I'm not around any wifi (or more to the point when their servers are unable to provide service, or when they eventually shut down the servers) I should be able to. I honestly believe they have no consideration for the customers they are supposed to be serving.

The game in itself is well put together for the most part. It is a good time-waster, but certainly not something I will ever have an addiction to, like I once did to the Sims.

EA needs to invest in some major PR rehab and start making an effort toward quality of their games, not quantity sold.
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1

Horrible

very dissapointed
Posted by freetripman (, ) Mar 21, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
8 out of 10 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

pretty grafics do not make a game.

The loss of another title to online only play is more than dissapointing.
The increadable lag from the servers destroy any value to the game, and I know its not lag from my connection.
missing so much that was available in previous versions. do yourself a favor buy the older version, much more fun, and you can play it on the train on the way to work without spending a fourtune in data charges.
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2

Really Bad

Good luck getting to play
Posted by metamorphic (Cotton Valley, LA) Mar 07, 2013
Member since Dec 2011
30 out of 41 gamers (73%) found this review helpful

First off, you cannot get online to play.
Secondly, you must be online to play.
Next, if you get online to play, expect the game to lag due to server lag.

Now about the game.
The graphics are awesome. That is it. Many of the features you were accustomed to in previous versions of Sim City do not exist. There are no ordinances. You cannot lay a labyrinth of various types of rail, etc.
Basically, the game is very boring. Spend your money elsewhere
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum OS Windows XP/Vista/7
Minimum Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better or Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better
Minimum Memory 2GB RAM
Minimum Graphics Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support
Minimum Hard Drive 10GB HD Space
Recommended Processor Intel Core i5 or faster
Recommended Memory 4GB RAM
Supported Chipsets ATI Radeon HD 2x00 or better, nVidia 7800 or better, Intel Series 4 integrated graphics or better
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