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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 You can even select the way your my Sims gets around, whether they walk or hoverboard.
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Windows Monorails are expensive, but they sure can carry a lot of people once it gets going.
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Windows You can select whichever vehicle for your Sims, assuming their wealth is good.  Here, Amanda Hugankiss will be driving a rusty station wagon.
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Windows The Elevated Rail is another new transportation option, and is faster then ground rail.  It can also connect to your city's subway system.

Promo Images

SimCity 4: Rush Hour Screenshot
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Screenshot
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Screenshot
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Logo CMYK


Alternate Titles

  • "模拟城市4:高峰时刻" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "SimCity 4: שעת השיא" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "SimCity 4: Ruuhka-aika" -- Finnish title
  • "SimCity 4: Hora Punta" -- Spanish title
  • "SimCity 4: Hora do Rush" -- Brazilian title
  • "SimCity 4: Godziny Szczytu" -- Polish title

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User Reviews

What's the point? Windows James Kirk (168)
Great addition to SC4, but should have been included from the beginning! Windows Kat_Girl (9)

Critic Reviews

Clubic Windows Oct 16, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Windows Oct 03, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Windows Oct 07, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Games4Mac Macintosh 2004 83 out of 100 83
Computer Active Windows Oct 02, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Windows Oct 01, 2003 16 out of 20 80
IGN Windows Sep 22, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Withingames Windows Nov 01, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Armchair Empire, The Windows Apr 09, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Gameplanet Windows Oct 15, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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