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"Not too happy with EA"
1 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Hi all. First of all, I would like to thank Mighty Ape again for their excellent service and communication. You guys rock!

Unfortunately, I am now on hour 2 after installing the game and still NOTHING! It first took about 30 minutes to be able to select the Oceanic server. Now it just won't log in. “Login is closed at this time” (could just as well be – Please choose a different time to play your single player game. Now is not convenient for us)

I have always liked SimCity. But the game has always been something of a time-waster game for me. I loved playing it when I felt a bit bored or had a few hours to kill. It is nothing like a MMORPG where you are willing to wait 20 minutes to enter a queue to play.

If this keeps on happening, the game is going into the bin. Not happy at all!!!

Maybe later I will up the rating, but initial feelings!!! Nah!

33 out of 43 people found this review helpful.
"It could be a great game - if I could actually play it."
1 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I was looking forward to this, as Sim City has always been a great way to lose several hours without even noticing. First sign of it not being what I expected was when it installed Origin, and not the game itself. It turns out I cannot play a game I have bought and paid for unless I am connected to their servers. And I cannot stay connected to any of the servers long enough to do more than place a single road – if I can even get that far. And it is not my internet connection at fault, either.

I realise that it is day one. Traffic will probably get more manageable. But I honestly can't think of any reason why I need to be online to play. Why can I not have the option of a single player game, unconnected to anything- All this hassle for the opportunity to play ‘socially’. If I wanted to socialise, I would not be shutting myself in my room to play computer games.

24 out of 32 people found this review helpful.
"Avoid Until EA fixes their servers"

The game is currently unplayable due to overwhelming numbers of people trying to connect to EA's servers. Its a pity that a person trying to have a single player experience is unable to.

16 out of 23 people found this review helpful.


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

System Requirements:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better or Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7
Hard Drive: 10GB HD Space
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2x00 or better*
nVidia 7800 or better*
Intel Series 4 integrated graphics or better*
Broadband Internet: Minimum 256 kbps download, 64 kbps upload
*Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.
Release date Australia
March 8th, 2013
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  • PC Games
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