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  • genre simulation / building / managerial
  • download size 1.1 GB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 216 user ratings.
  • release date September 22, 2003
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish.
  • developer / publisher Maxis Software Inc. / Electronic Arts
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual
  • wallpaper

What's cool about it:

  • SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition includes the base game and the SimCity™ 4 Rush Hour expansion.
  • Create a megalopolis by weaving together a tapestry of cities ranging from a bedroom community to a high tech urban center or a vacation destination to a farming village.
  • Use "god-like" powers to create mountain ranges, carve valleys, and lay rivers to construct the most realistic metropolis imaginable.


In SimCity 4, you don't just build your city, you breathe life into it. Create a megalopolis by weaving together a tapestry of cities ranging from a bedroom community to a high tech urban center or a vacation destination to a farming village. You can create a region of interconnected cities sharing and competing for resources that are linked by a fully integrated transportation network. Use "god-like" powers to create mountain ranges, carve valleys, and lay rivers to construct the most realistic metropolis imaginable. The new simulation engine offers immediate feedback so you can react to the needs of an expanding metropolis. Now individual buildings and their lots provide you with feedback. Use the My Sim features to personalize your Sim and immediately move him or her into any area and watch them experience life around town and get instant feedback on the city's progress. Each decision has a greater impact and gives you the ability to respond more effectively.

Have the ultimate level of control over your city's transportation network by completely taking charge of roads, rail, air, waterways, and even vehicles. U-Drive It! missions will be presented for you to solve, such as chasing down a bank robber or apprehending a car-jacker. If missions are completed successfully, you will earn reward buildings and other vehicles. As traction is gained by fixing problems and accomplishing missions, your mayor approval rating will soar and Sims will flock to your city. Choose from all-new road types including wide-avenues, suspension bridges, or one-way streets, as well as map out seamless regional networks that whisk Sims from one city to another. Additional options include going global to create a metropolis based on an all-new modern European building set or personalizing new creations by labeling streets, mountains, neighborhoods, and points of interest. Wreak havoc with all-new disasters including a UFO invasion, massive wrecks at railroad crossings, and the occasional car fender bender. There are also all-new tutorials available to help you get started. New gameplay levels are also available so you can create the city of your dreams.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), at least 800x600 size display, 1.6 GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.


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Best game in the series - at last on GOG

Posted on 2014-05-29 08:42:20 byKpetrmail's avatarKpetrmail:

SimCity 4 is arguably the best game of the series and probably the best all-round modern city builder that has been ever developed. It gets pretty much everything perfectly balanced: strategic planning and micromanagement, local and regional development (a big change from SimCity 2K and 3K), fun and realism, visuals and hardware requirements... But the strength of SimCity 4 liesread more in its active modding community which has, over the past twelve years, created some unofficial add-ons that expand the gameplay without breaking the balance or looking out of place (among those, Network Addon Mod is a must have. CAM is good, too, but it depends on much user-created content that should be installed separately due to copyright reasons).
Bottom line: if you haven't yet got it elsewhere, you ought to get it now and register at the modding sites (Simtropolis, SCDevotion) to get the most out of it.

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Best Simcity (with B.A.T.s)

Posted on 2014-05-29 07:47:04 bycw8's avatarcw8:

Simcity 4 carries the traditions of Simcity franchise and adds quite a bit more content. Simcity 4 adds a region play feature. In Simcity 4 your city will be affected by adjacent cities that you create. You can also trade resources. It's still possible to build a self-sustaining city.
The main game mechanics of Simcity like RCI demand are enhanced. It's a lot harder to make a Newread more York-like metropolis without putting in any effort. Commercial and residential buildings are grouped into stages and wealth levels. From the Stage 1 low capacity buildings to the tall Stage 8 skyscrapers. Wealth levels range between § symbols to §§§ symbols. Industrial buildings range from farms, to dirty and high-tech factories. Education, pollution, police and fire coverage and healthcare still work hand in hand. City ordinances are always around, helping you improve city conditions with simple enactments.
What sets Simcity 4 apart from every other Simcity: User made content. Simcity 4 has by far the largest variety of custom-made content. I direct you to Simtropolis, the largest repository of Simcity content on the web. 7500 FREE fan made buildings ranging from landmarks to fan-imagined creations to bus, train and subway stations, to trees, to beaches and forests to bridges, etc. And that is still increasing in number. You have every tool and resource to create any city that you want. There are city journals to highlight that point.

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Every wannabe mayor dream... and nightmare

Posted on 2014-05-29 08:47:01 byMr_GeO's avatarMr_GeO:

"In the beginning, the plot was without the form, and void..."
And then You, the Player must steps in and build an impresive city, with thousands of happy citizens.
Well, at least that's a plan. Because there are disasters, alien invasions, strikes, angry inhabitants demanding this and that, shortages of power and money and countless other mishaps waiting to reduce your Envisagedread more Metropolis back into a dusty hamlet...
Yes, you got it right - this is SPLENDID game; one of these pieces of software that are truly cornerstones of digital entertainment. The "city-builder" gene in all its glory. It's addictive, inteligent, well thought out and logical, while being also fun and very easy to learn but difficult to master. The gfx is colorfull, lucid and humorous. The music is pleasant and light. The satisfaction from building your own, living city is immense. Oh, and there are mods, so you can change game into (almost) whatever you want.
Don't wait. Buy it. It's worth every penny.

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