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SimCity (Windows 3.x)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

The classic that started it all. Kartanym (10772) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Still great! Big C (49) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Okay translation of a fun but limited game. Robert Morgan (863) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (34 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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Just Games Retro
This first title is as far as I’ve ever gotten in the series, so I can’t say if things improve (or the opposite) from here. As a stand-alone title, the first SimCity is an impressive execution of a very smart concept. Yes, there’s room for obvious improvement, the limited interface holds you back, and much like with Theme Park you’re building to maximize the efficiency of a model, not free-building the town as you please. Still, it’s a fun challenge, and a great milestone to the genre.