Publisher: EA Games
Genre: City Building Sim
Console Reviewed: PC
Also Available On: Mac
ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10 and up)
Progress: 10 cities built across 4 regions
SimCity will go down in the history books as a monumental disappointment. More than a month after its failed launch, the game remains somewhat broken. I had picked up this game early after its release and I was plagued by the familiar server problems that you’ve probably already heard of on the Internet. Held up as the poster child for unfettered DRM run amok, SimCity is still suffering under a diverse portfolio of problems due to poor servers, and I suspect poor programming as well. That these issues remain unresolved to this day is incomprehensible, but as a courtesy I have waited more than a full month before publishing this review to let Maxis and EA iron out the wrinkles. During this time and to no one’s surprise, publisher EA was once again crowned the worst company in America for the second consecutive year. Congrats, it takes some real effort to outshine even those corrupt American bankers.