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Review: SimCity rebuilds the sandbox game

At a Glance
  • Electronic Arts SimCity

    PCWorld Rating

    SimCity is a visually striking homage to a classic series that takes city building in bold new directions, but troubling business decisions and technical snafus spell trouble.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    SimCity is a visually striking homage to a classic series that takes city building in bold new directions, but troubling business decisions and technical snafus spell trouble.

    Pros

    • Gorgeous.
    • GlassBox simulations give a sense of a teeming, thriving city.

    Cons

    • Required online connectivity is at the mercy of EA’s server uptime.
    • Small cities limit single-player potential.
    • Crippled single-player experience.

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