SimCity 4: Rush Hour (Windows)

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Rush Hour is the first expansion pack for SimCity 4.

This expasion allows you to take complete control of your city by allowing you to jump directly into the action. You can take control of a speedboat and chase criminals through your canals, you can take your Sims on a tourist ride by hopping into the engineer's booth of a train, you can track down criminals in a police car, being sure to avoid traffic, you can call in the heavy artillery and take control of your army's tank, or you can please the populace by taking control of a single engine plane and and impress everyone with skywriting.

You have a plethora of new transportation options available, to make your Sims trips easier and faster. You can build elevated railways, saving precious ground space, you can create a ferry system to transport Sims from one of your islands to another (residential to industrial, perhaps?), you can construct a monorail network to get Sims to long destinations fast, and you can add double-wide avenues along your city streets to increase speed, and possibly traffic.

Rush Hour allows you to personalize your city by giving you the ability to name streets, highways, neighborhoods, mountains, and bodies of water.

Three new disasters have been added. The major disaster lets you rain down a UFO attack on your city. You may also cause traffic accidents and train derailments.


SimCity 4: Rush Hour Windows ... except two walking piles of re-used car parts that destroys everything they step on.
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Windows A nasty accident!  This may be a sign to provide alternate routes around here.
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Windows Is there anything worse then a UFO attack?  I think not...
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Windows Labels can be used to identify an area, or to set a reminder.

Alternate Titles

  • "模拟城市4:高峰时刻" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "SimCity 4: שעת השיא" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "SimCity 4: Ruuhka-aika" -- Finnish Title
  • "Sim City 4: Hora do Rush" -- Brazilian Title
  • "Sim City 4: Godziny Szczytu" -- Polish Title

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What's the point? James Kirk (159) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars
Great addition to SC4, but should have been included from the beginning! Kat_Girl (9) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

Critic Reviews Oct 03, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Oct 07, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 07, 2003 83 out of 100 83
IGN Sep 22, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Withingames Nov 01, 2003 4 out of 5 80 Oct 09, 2003 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2003 79 out of 100 79 Jan 19, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Gameplanet Oct 15, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Oct 02, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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JPaterson (9118) added SimCity 4: Rush Hour (Windows) on Sep 28, 2003
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