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Sim City (Series) Review
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Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

SimCity is a series of city-building games, created by Will Wright. Since their inception as educational experiences in 1989, the games have enabled players to design ambitious cities. The attraction is the open-ness of play, where you can let your imagination and ideas play out on a grand scale to see the implications.

You start with a small budget and patch of undeveloped land. By establishing residential, commercial and industrial zones, providing electricity and water you soon have people moving in a building their homes. Then, by means of taxes, you can make money to develop your city further.
  • SimCity (1989) on PC, Mac, Amiga, Atari ST
  • SimCity 2000 (1993) on Mac, PC, SNES, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance
  • SimCity 3000 (1999) on Windows, Mac, iOS
  • SimCity 64 (2000) on Nintendo 64
  • SimCity 4 (2002) on PC and Mac
  • SimCity DS (2007) on DS
  • SimCity (2013) relaunched on Mac and PC
  • SimCity: BuildIt (2014) on iOS and Android

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 02/02/1989, updated in 2014

Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Creative, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: EA (@EA)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 20 hours to complete. The time to play depends on how ambitious your plans and how successful you are at completing them.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Sim City usually costs £6.49.
 

Simcity 2000

PlayStation Store PS3 £6.49

Sim City

Steam Store PC Free

EA Play

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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