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Video GameSim City (Series) Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 3 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

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

Price: 75% off

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

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Simulation, Strategy (Creative and World Building)

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: EA (@EA)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: 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.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.
 

BenefitsBenefits

This game has helped players develop their Disposition as part of the following pathways:

This game has been the inspiration for the following activities:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 18-year-olds play this game:

CostsCosts

Sim City usually costs £17.99. 

SimCity 4 Deluxe

Sim City

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility


Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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