Impulse Gamer: "To those who’ve never played a SimCity before, it’s definitely worth your time. However keep in mind in 2003, Maxis made SimCity 4. It is still a great game, it’s much cheaper, it runs on any old PC, and it’s all about YOU. Maybe the Facebook-generation doesn’t mind over-sharing, even when it comes to SimCity. But must even our power-fantasies be now diluted online? I say thee nay! To old-schoolers like me, the SimCity franchise will be always about the joys of self-proclaimed Godhood. That’s why I should really thank EA for this edition– all its flaws mean I’ll be switching off much sooner. I’ll finally be able to get a good night’s sleep."