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SimCity 2000

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
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3.4
Windows 3.x
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4.0
Windows Mobile
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User Reviews

The best of the Sim City bunch Windows Condemned (70)
Reticulating Splines DOS Feem (45)
Great addictive gamplay but the original did it better for me DOS Julian McKenzie (159)
A worthy sequel which not only improves on the original but also adds some exciting new features DOS IJan (1920)
Never cared much for this one. DOS Tomer Gabel (4388)
Eh...I guess it's possible to like it. DOS Yeah Right (57)
An awful redo of the fantastic computer game. Mediocre at best. Game Boy Advance J W (101)
Another Maxis classic DOS MiG Attack (9)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Acorn 32-bit 2 3.9
Amiga 13 3.4
DOS 108 4.0
FM Towns 2 3.9
Game Boy Advance 10 3.4
Macintosh 11 3.9
Nintendo 64 10 3.4
OS/2 Awaiting 1 votes...
PC-98 Awaiting 1 votes...
PlayStation 17 3.4
PlayStation 3 4 3.8
PSP 4 3.8
SEGA Saturn 9 3.8
SNES 13 3.5
Windows 33 4.1
Windows 3.x 11 4.0
Windows Mobile Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 247 3.8


The Press Says

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100
DOSThe DOS Spirit
Musikken er også av det klassisk fantastiske, fremført iform av midi. Lydsporet er variert og har melodier man liker fremfor andre. Alt i alt er Sim City 2000 en tittel du bør ha prøvd, eller idet minste ha hørt om. Hvis ikke bør du herved skamme deg, legge deg under en pult og finne frem datamaskinen, for dette skal du ikke gå glipp av. Utvilsomt en real klassiker som vi beærer med vår prestisjetunge \"Golden Dos Spirit\".
100
DOSEntertainment Weekly
But for the control freak's ultimate turn-on, there's SimCity 2000. As mayor/demigod of your own electronic burg, you not only build an intricate web of roads, schools, and hospitals, you also get to destroy them by unleashing hurricanes, tidal waves, and riots. Of course, you also have to deal with bond payments, unemployment, and annoying city council members, but 2000's 3-D graphics and not-mentioned-in-the-manual surprises are so adorable you almost don't mind.
100
DOSSecret Service / New S Service
Trójwymiarowa gra w wysokiej rozdzielczości (standard VESA), przy świetnej oprawie dźwiękowej, a przede wszystkim wykorzystująca doskonale algorytmy (doświadczenia z pięciu lat projektowania i eksploatacji kolejnych wersji gry), została zaliczona na zachodzie do jednego z komputerowych arcydzieł, a myślę. ze i w Polsce potwierdzi tę ocenę.
100
MacintoshHigh Score
När du väl börjat spela kan du inte sluta. Det här är ett suveränt, beroendeframkallande spel.
95
MacintoshElectric Playground
Now, things get a little trickier if you don't pre-set everything to be at it's optimum easiness. I'm too scared to try. Maybe someday I'll venture into new territory but for now I'm content just hangin' out in the suburbs I've created. In the year 2763. Cheesetown, my kind of town, Cheesetown is!
95
DOSPC Gamer
Great new graphics and a ton of extra features add depth to a classic game. It can take an awfully long time to get to a stage where you can enjoy some of the game's new options. One of those rare games that presents a different challenge each time you play.
94
DOSPC Gamer
Maxis has done a bang-up job with this sequel, due largely to its paying attention to customer suggestions, and the result is a game that even novice city-builders will enjoy. Hey, Maxis – when do we get SimNation?
93
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Ich rauche nicht, ich trinke nicht, ich verachte sämtliche Süßigkeiten - aber SimCity führte bei mir zu regelrechten Suchterscheinungen. Weder Tetris, Monkey Island noch Windows-Solitaire haben mich länger vor den PC gebannt wie dieses exquisite Programm. Seit kurzem residiert jedoch ein neuer Bürgermeister auf meiner Festplatte: SimCity 2000. Zwar bietet der Nachfolger nicht den genial-simplen Charme des ursprünglichen Programms (Lemmings läßt grüßen), aber die unzähligen Verbesserungen im Detail, verbunden mit einem höllischen Motivationsfaktor sowie einer tadellosen Aufmachung, machen es zu einem absoluten Muß- Kauf. Wer jemals dem SimCity—Fieber erlegen ist, sollte unbedingt zugreifen. Wir garantieren Ihnen wochen- und monatelange beste Unterhaltung, da die schier unendliche Fülle an Optionen auch nach längerer Zeit noch nicht ausgereizt erscheint. Meine persönliche Wahl steht zumindest jetzt schon fest: SimCity 2000 for President!
91
AmigaAmiga Games
SimCity (2000) ist und bleibt eines der intelligentesten Spiele überhaupt! Reizvolle Winzlinggrafik, viele Optionen und ein userfreundliches Interface lassen die Motivation auch nach Jahren noch nicht erlahmen.
91
DOSMikroBitti
640x480-resoluution 256-värinen grafiikka on uskomattoman pikkutarkkaa ja todenmukaista. Taustalla soivat, rasittavat renkutukset saa luojan kiitos kytkettyä pois päältä. Äänitehosteet voivat sitä vastoin olla päällä ilomielin. Pelin monimuotoisuus ja syvyys liimaavat pelaajan koneen ääreen kuukausiksi.
90
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Wer das alte SimCity mochte, wird sich von SimCity 2000 lange nicht losreißen können — zu zahlreich sind die Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen. SimCity 2000 ist der schlagende Beweis, daß Spielspaß, einfache Bedienung und Komplexität sich nicht gegenseitig ausschließen müssen.
90
DOSPower Play
Eine unverwüstlich geniale Spielidee, die auch nach über vier Jahren nichts von ihrem unwiderstehlichen Klötzchenbauercharme verloren hat. Will Wrights außergewöhnliche Simulation weist den Weg in die Softwarezukunft.
90
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Wer die alte Version besitzt, muß nicht unbedingt das Portemonnaie bemühen. Wer das Spiel dagegen immer schon mal haben wollte, für den ist die neue 95er-Version dank der Szenarien und der Zusatz-Städte ein Schnäppchen.
90
MacintoshPower Play
Zugegeben: Der moderne Bürgermeister hat erheblich mehr zu tun, muß mehr Sorgfalt walten lassen und mehr Informationen auswerten, als der Sim City-Kollege von vor fünf Jahren. Aber von Motivationsschwund oder Spielspaßtod ist rein gar nichts zu spüren. Im Gegenteil: Die reichhaltigen, cleveren und logischen Erweiterungen treiben den furiosen Bastelspaß in neue Höhen. Im Gegensatz zu vielen Software-Kollegen hat sich Sim City 2000 den 2000-Zusatz redlich verdient.
88
Windows 3.xPC Games (Germany)
Im Rahmen des langsamen Sterbens von DOS nimmt die Anzahl der Windows-Konvertierungen zu. Der Klassiker von Maxis nahm beim Transfer keinen Schaden: Auflösung und Qualität der Grafiken blieb unverändert gut, auch die Geschwindigkeit litt nicht. Einziges Manko: nur im 256-Farb-Modus lauffähig.
87
SEGA SaturnSuper Power (Sweden)
Sim City 2000 är det klart bästa försöket hittills att följa upp originalet, men kan med sin avancerade uppbyggnad och hopplöst höga svårighetsgrad bli lite väl mycket för mindre vana strategispelare. Dessutom är Saturn-versionen extremt långsam, vilket är påfrestande i längden.
87
SEGA SaturnConsoles Plus
Si les graphismes n'ont rien d'extraordinaire, cette simulation n'en est pas moins excellente. Il est dommage de ne pouvoir jouer avec la souris. A conseiller aux fans du genre...
85
AmigaAmiga Joker
Und somit kam der Joker-Bauausschuß auf seiner letzten Sitzung zu einem einstimmigen Ergebnis: Die Sanierung des jetzt noch komplexeren und deutlich verschönten Klassikers ist den Fachleuten der ausführenden Firma Maxis auch am Amiga-Gelände meisterlich gelungen!
85
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
Although I initially found Sim City to be like taking a crash course in accountancy, I very quickly learned from my mistakes and on my fourth attempt at constructing a city I was fairing quite well and managing to balance the books, just. The setting of taxes against demand proved a successful move while the realization that a spend, spend, spend policy will only result in bankruptcy. Sometimes you must sit back and wait for a tax rise to take effect but this doesn't make the game boring, as there is always something to do in the mayors office. An excellent strategy game that will open your eyes to the world of politics.
83
DOSSvenska Hemdatornytt
Programmets målgrupp är de som redan äger och är bekanta med Sim City och andra "Sim" spel, likväl som de seriösa datoranvändarna som är intresserade av flexibel underhållningsmjukvara.
80
DOSEdge
Playing any of the Sim games has always been a peculiarly addictive and rewarding experience, but this new version takes SimCity further than anyone ever thought it could go. For its graphics alone, SimCity 2000 is an essential purchase.
80
Nintendo 64X64
Une vue 3D isométrique, très fonctionnelle, constitue le cœur des graphismes. Avec des sprites différents pour chacun des immeubles. Rien de spécial sur la bande sonore. Les bruitages sont, sensiblement, les mêmes. Par ailleurs, difficile de concevoir une version optimisée de Sim City. Quant à la durée de vie, c'est le style de jeu qui se prolonge des mois entiers. Si seulement, il y avait plus de nouveautés... Au final, le meilleur jeu de stratégie sur N64. Par défaut, ainsi que pour ses qualités. Il est, toutefois, conseillé aux adeptes de jeux d'arcades de rester à l'écart !
80
SEGA SaturnUltimate Gamer Magazine
This must be heaven: two of my favorite sims to the 32-bit systems. Sim City 2000 is an engrossing, complex and exciting (for reasons I haven't figured out yet) game that will keep you glued to the boob tube for heinous amounts of hours. Build and run your own metropolis, controlling crime, pollution and safeguarding against disaster in order to keep your city a thriving community.
80
SNESGamePro (US)
The graphics look okay and the sound effects are fun, but the music is repetitive. The control interface is awkward, especially if you're used to the mouse or keyboard from the computer version. Despite the flaws, if you love sims, you'll be happy to see this cart, It's real Sim Fun.
80
SEGA SaturnGamePro (US)
More Sim fun, this time with an expanded menu and futuristic outlook. The expanded menu, however, means more detailed gameplay, which bogs Sim City 2000 down a little, especially if you enjoyed the fun of Theme Park. Still, fans of the City series will enjoy this latest incarnation. If you have a head for population control, Sim City is fun no matter what century it's in.
72
SEGA SaturnGame Players
Create your own city and provide municipal services for a bunch of little people who will desert you faster than rates leaving a sinking ship if you don't keep 'em happy! The interface screens will take some patience, but it's still a great game.
72
Windows 3.xGameSpot
This is the most popular sim of all time, cranked up to a high-tech gloss and packaged with all the popular expansion sets. The original SimCity gave players the opportunity to create and oversee the growth of a living city as well as all its problems: crime, pollution, zoning demands, power outages, traffic foul-ups, and the occasional tornado, nuclear meltdown, or wandering monster from the sea. Less a “game” in the usual sense of the word than a sort of electronic ant farm, SimCity let players see how they fared as mayor, architect and town council.
72
Game Boy AdvanceN-Zone
Auf dem PC ist die Sim City-Serie ein echter Hitkandidat. Leider kann die Handheld-Version nicht ganz überzeugen. Zwar könnt ihr auch hier Industrie-, Gewerbe- und Wohngebiete errichten, Polizei- und Feuerwehrgebäude bauen sowie für Parks und Kraftwerke und vieles mehr sorgen, doch leider ist der GBA ein ums andere Mal überfordert. Spätestens wenn die Städte größer werden, muss man Wartezeiten beim Errichten der Gebäude in Kauf nehmen. Wen das nicht stört, den erwartet ein feines Aufbauspiel.
72
WindowsGameSpot
This is the most popular sim of all time, cranked up to a high-tech gloss and packaged with all the popular expansion sets.
72
DOSGameSpot
This is the most popular sim of all time, cranked up to a high-tech gloss and packaged with all the popular expansion sets. The original SimCity gave players the opportunity to create and oversee the growth of a living city as well as all its problems: crime, pollution, zoning demands, power outages, traffic foul-ups, and the occasional tornado, nuclear meltdown, or wandering monster from the sea. Less a “game” in the usual sense of the word than a sort of electronic ant farm, SimCity let players see how they fared as mayor, architect and town council.
70
MacintoshAll Game Guide
All in all, SimCity 2000 is the original SimCity updated, expanded and chock-full of new features and options that will allow you to build more realistic cities. It will keep you occupied for hours.
70
SEGA SaturnAll Game Guide
The replay value is certainly high as long as you have a good imagination. Building each city is a new experience. Players can also select to play scenarios that are based on real life. SimCity 2000 is an entertaining game, about as realistic as you can get, and has many options to keep you busy.
70
SEGA SaturnVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
If you don't feel like building a burg from scratch, the CD is loaded with preconstructed cities and scenarios for you to mess with. There's even a "disaster mode" that rewards players for restoring a city after it's been hit with a catastrophe. All well and good, but SimCity 2000 has one big drawback: it plays like crap with the Saturn controller.
65
SNESTotal! (Germany)
Alles in allem in THQ's neueste Umsetzung ein Spiel für hartgesottene Simulationsenthusiasten, die sich an den genannten Stolpersteinen nicht stören. Schade auch, aber bei einer sorgfältigen Programmierung hätte mit dem SNES eigentlich mehr möglich sein müssen.
65
Game Boy AdvanceIGN
And it's not exactly a perfect port, either. It's not clear whether it was a technical problem or a design decision to make the game less cluttered, but a few elements were removed from the original's gameplay. Players can't create subways or manage underground sewer systems, for example. And the land masses have been completely flattened so players can no longer work on rising hills or falling basins. It's a few less elements to worry about while managing the city, sure, but it does affect a buying decision if fans of the original SimCity 2000 are looking for a direct portable conversion of one of their favorite games.
60
Game Boy AdvanceDigital Entertainment News (den)
Sim City 2000 for the PC was an awesome game. Its predecessor, Sim City, laid out the groundwork for an entire genre, and the sequel took the original and expanded it in multiple directions. The land you were building on was no longer flat like the original, and you had to take into consideration things like plumbing. These are features that did not make it into the GBA version of the game, meaning that already from the start, this is more like Sim City 1.5.
59
SEGA SaturnDefunct Games
The Sega Saturn version of the game is just as good as the computer counter part, but it doesn't quite work due to the poor control, and the insane amount of memory each City takes up (read: all the internal memory). Avoiding those faults, however, the game is just amazing. I have never wanted to be Mayor before, but if I ever do, this is the game for me!
55
Game Boy AdvanceJeuxvideo.com
Pour son grand retour sur console, Sim City (ici la version 2000) rate son entrée, trébuchant par deux fois sur un double obstacle conséquent, une jouabilité hasardeuse, ainsi que des ralentissements de l'action dignes de Derrick. Cependant, pour les fans de la première heure, le challenge est comme d'habitude immense, et ils se laisseront sûrement tenter par tant de villes dans une si petite cartouche.
49
Game Boy AdvanceGameSpot
The screen size and button layout of the GBA prove to be limitations that this otherwise respectable port of SimCity 2000 cannot overcome.
37
Game Boy AdvanceNetjak
SimCity 2000 is a nice eye candy, but without any substance. The features that made the PC version so addictive and well balanced are all gone, and what remains is only a shell of the original game, which is little more than an unresponsive electronic sandbox. The lack of social engineering and the amount of bugs hurt the game much more than the missing hills and underground. Moreover, the title suffers from the inadequate GBA interface and limited game cartridge space, because of which additional features, such as sound, were removed. This sloppy port of a classic PC game is not worth your consideration until its price drops into single digits.
35
Nintendo 64IGN
Sim City 2000 on PCs was one of the best sim games of its time. But now, four years later, the original system and graphics look dated -- add to that the N64 version's ridiculously bad sound and headache inducing flicker graphics, and you've got three huge reasons why the game won't come to the US. Unless a courageous US publisher invests lots of cash into making the game look and play better, stay away as far as possible from this game. Considering that the PC and Mac original can be had for only a few bucks, there is virtually no reason to recommend this game to the readers of this site -- even if your Japanese is impeccable. Avoid Sim City 2000 at all costs and wait for Nintendo's promising Sim City 64.
25
Game Boy AdvanceGame Shark
Overall I think this game needed some serious Beta Testing before it was sent out. If they hired me to glance through the game, I’d given them 15 or 20 suggestions that would’ve made this game a great joy to have on hand. Sadly that isn’t the case and this is a game that I will never play again. However if someone decides to make a faithful version of the original Sim City for the GBA, I’ll play that game until I get fired from my job for playing video games instead of working.