SimCity: early review scores go live

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SimCity review scores are now going live on the internet, and so far the American press has good things to say about the Maxis developed game.

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We'll keep you up to date with more review scores as they come in ahead of this week's SimCity release date.

  • Polygon: 9.5 - SimCity is a near-perfect fusion of the classic simulation game with modern social and online play elements. It is in every way the fully realized evolution of the franchise and a much welcome iteration, perfectly engineered to dispense the maximum amount of fun in the most efficient way possible. It is highly addicting, but there are worse things to be addicted to. Just be sure to set an alarm.
  • Venturebeat: 90/100 - It's a joy to see SimCity return in a better form than it has ever been. It is wonderfully complex, but very easy to play. The title is a massive undertaking and it has come together beautifully overall. Hopefully, EA will be able to improve the connected parts of the game, and the experience will become more fun with more players. By the time you've mastered the game, you'll get an appreciation of how hard it is to run a sustainable city. You can build it around ore deposits, but one day your mine will go dry and you'll be left with a lot of pollution. The game is as enchanting as it was when it first debuted so many years ago.
  • Mashable: No score - Fans of the franchise will be thrilled with the newest SimCity, and it has so much heart and charm that new players are bound to get addicted, too. SimCity offers a great challenge to any player, and that's what makes it enjoyable. Even after you scrap your first attempt, you'll be hooked enough to try building more cities, and that's exactly what makes a great game.