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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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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
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Game added by IJan.
PlayStation 3 added by Picard. PS Vita added by Charly2.0. SNES added by PCGamer77. PlayStation, Game Boy Advance added by Kartanym. PSP added by Foxhack. SEGA Saturn added by Kohler 86. Acorn 32-bit, OS/2 added by Kabushi. Amiga added by Martin Smith. Nintendo 64 added by Adam Baratz. Macintosh added by Terok Nor. Windows Mobile, PC-98 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, JudgeDeadd, formercontrib, Crawly, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack, firefang9212.
Game added January 2nd, 2000. Last modified March 19th, 2023.