EGM: "The latest version of the Maxis’ venerable city-building simulator is like an archeological dig. Somewhere under the dirt lies the broken pieces of a fantastic game. EA and Maxis are working furiously to put Humpty Dumpty together again, but in the meantime, we have a game that’s equal parts entertaining and frustrating. Sporting a fantastic user interface, great graphics, and an interesting concept, SimCity has an astounding level of potential. But in its current state, I can’t recommend it to any but the staunchest series fans. Keep an eye out on the forums and official announcements, and wait for an indication that the problems are fixed—and then give SimCity a try. Someday, it will be a great game."