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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 Do your citizens hate you?  You can hop in your limo and start throwing out piles of cash.
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Windows You can poll any person in the city to find out what they're thinking.  This man wants a closer hospital.
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 Environment is more important then ever, and you'll need tons of trees and parks to keep that rating high.

Promo Images

SimCity 4: Rush Hour Magazine Advertisement
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Other UK cover art - RGB
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Logo CMYK
SimCity 4: Rush Hour Screenshot


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? James Kirk (168) 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
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 2003 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 07, 2003 83 out of 100 83
ActionTrip Oct 01, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Oct 01, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Withingames Nov 01, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Armchair Empire, The Apr 09, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79 Jan 19, 2004 71 out of 100 71
GameSpy Oct 02, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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JPaterson (9541) added SimCity 4: Rush Hour (Windows) on Sep 28, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (68945)
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