SimCity 2000

aka: Draco, SC2000, SC2K, SimCity 2000: Der ultimative Städte-Simulator, SimCity 2000: La Super-Simulation D'Urbanisme, SimCity 2000: Symulator Buddwy I Rozwoju Miasta, SimCity 2000: The Ultimate City Simulator
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SimCity 2000 is the successor to the city simulation game Sim City. You are once again the mayor, but this time you can fully customize the terrain before building your city. The graphics are isometric, whereas the original had graphics displayed in a top-down fashion.

This title adds numerous features over the original such as the ability of building "light" zones, subways, hospitals, colleges, zoos, and arcos which are actually cities in cities. You can now give names to places, and your city is surrounded by neighboring towns with which you can trade goods. Finally, instead of the poll in the first game, you now have the option of reading several newspapers to get an idea of your progress.


  • Sim City 2000 - Alternate spelling
  • סים סיטי 2000 - Hebrew spelling
  • シムシティー2000 - Japanese spelling
  • 模拟城市2000 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Average score: 81% (based on 54 ratings)


Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 305 ratings with 9 reviews)

City-building for the Macintosh at its finest!

The Good
This game was bundled on my newly acquired Macintosh Centris 650 (68040 with a floating point math co-processor) running System 7.1. Some of the sound effects were improved but the gameplay is still the same as with its DOS counterpart, but I think Maxis (the creator behind this game) worked on improving the original SimCity in a 3-D perspective, which is really cool. One reason is that SimCity 2000 was "originally" developed for the Macintosh and that's why I think this city-building game is still the best around on this platform of choice for this review. Believe me!

The Bad
None at the moment.

The Bottom Line
For me, the game is a must have for anyone! But this game should be good enough for a 68040 or Power Macintosh computer running System 7. (And yes, I have a Macintosh Centris 650 which I told you earlier that the game was pre-loaded on it.) Looking back at this game gave me good memories on the Windows 9x side, but for the Macintosh, it's a pretty different world out there, and SimCity 2000 revolutionizes the Macintosh Gaming Industry of the early 90s. Definitely a good grab for anyone who likes city-building games for the Macintosh.

Macintosh · by Katie Cadet (9959) · 2017

An awful redo of the fantastic computer game. Mediocre at best.

The Good
The graphics were the same from the computer version, which was good. Sounds were OK and the gameplay is mediocre.

The Bad
TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE controls. But this is a Game Boy Advance game, you would expect a game like Sim City 2000 to have poor controls on a Game Boy Advance.

There is no music except for that terrible song that plays in the main menu.

There is only one save file. What the heck is up with that!? This isn't a computer where hard drive space is taken up when you save cities!

The Bottom Line
If Maxis did the developing, it would have been much, much, better. A whole lot better.

Get the Windows version( or Macintosh, for you Apple people).

Game Boy Advance · by J W (103) · 2009

Another Maxis classic

The Good
Nice graphics, a lot to do.

The Bad
Nothing to do once youn have filled the map.

The Bottom Line
Another love-it-or-hate-it game from Maxis. If you like Simulations, this game is GREAT. If you don't, don't get it. Manage a city, fill the map, make the citizens happy.

DOS · by MiG Attack (8) · 2000

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Bull Moose Katie Cadet (9959) Oct 6th, 2015


1001 Video Games

SimCity 2000 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


SimCity 2000 is viewed from a dimetric rather than isometric perspective. This means that two sides of an object are at the same angle, while the other is not.


Few gamers must have noticed that trees actually multiply in this game. Leave the game running for a few days at top speed with all automatic functions, a surplus budget and disabled disasters and you'll see the results. This leaves the game in a useless state as environmental activists complain each time you to try to build something on a square.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #12 Hardest Computer Game
  • Electronic Entertainment
    • March 1994 – Editors' Choice Awards: Best Game (Honorable Mention)
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Strategy Game of the Year (multiplatform) (Readers' Choice)
  • PC Gamer
    • April 2000 - #20 in the "Readers All-Time Top 50 Games" poll
    • April 2005 - #29 in the "50 Best Games of All Time" list
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1995 – Best Simulation in 1994

Information also contributed by PCGamer77 and Zack Green

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Game added by IJan.

PlayStation 3 added by Picard. PS Vita added by Charly2.0. SNES added by PCGamer77. Game Boy Advance, PlayStation added by Kartanym. PSP added by Foxhack. SEGA Saturn added by Kohler 86. OS/2, Acorn 32-bit added by Kabushi. Amiga added by Martin Smith. Nintendo 64 added by Adam Baratz. Macintosh added by Terok Nor. PC-98, Windows Mobile added by Игги Друге. FM Towns added by Unicorn Lynx. Windows added by Ronald Diemicke. Windows 3.x added by Denis Grangé.

Additional contributors: Olivier Masse, Xantheous, Unicorn Lynx, Jeanne, Shoddyan, Cabeza2000, //dbz:, Steven Tsao, Alaka, monkeyislandgirl, Havoc Crow (formerly JudgeDeadd), formercontrib, Crawly, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack, firefang9212.

Game added January 2nd, 2000. Last modified September 24th, 2023.