What is SimCity?
This is a new SimCity that delivers unprecedented depth of simulation. The model-like world and detail of the simulation make this the most responsive and personal SimCity ever. This is also the most expansive city management game yet where you can control a region that delivers true multi-city scale and play a single city or up to 16 cities at once each with different specializations. Multiplayer is also a first for the series, which adds a new dimension to your game as your decisions impact both your city and your region and creates new ways to play by collaborating or competing to earn achievements. Finally, SimCity is a live service that simulates real time updates from new challenges to new features and content.
Depth of Simulation
With the new GlassBox engine everything you see is simulated — from city-wide systems all the way down to the individual Sims in your city. Quickly view the consequences of your actions and dig in to see how the systems work. See the impact of your decisions by clicking on individual Sims to learn about what they’re doing, their wealth and happiness. Manipulate power, water, taxes, pollution, education, unemployment, and much more! New data visualization tools add incredible depth that is quickly accessible to the player — click on the power layer for an instant snapshot of how electricity is distributed throughout your city. Or customize your fire station by adding a dispatch tower to respond to fires and emergencies more quickly.
True Multi-City Scale
Play a single city or up to 16 cities at once and track population, wealth, education and happiness across your region. Playing multiple cities, each with different specializations from casino meccas to manufacturing hubs, delivers endless possibilities to create, strategize, and play. The more you invest in a specific industry, the more influence a city has over your region.
For the first time, create truly unique cities with different specializations. Mayors seeking intelligent Sims can build a college town full of libraries, community colleges and universities. Specialize in Big Business such as Casinos, Electronics, Coal, Trade, and more to increase the wealth of your city. Each specialization has major benefits but consequences as well. Educated Sims unlock technologies that will benefit your region, but large universities are expensive to maintain. Casinos will bring tourism and raise Simoleons but also attract unwanted crime.
Your decisions now impact both your city and your region. Choose to be a good neighbor and send fire and police resources to other cities in need, or specialize in industries that create pollution and then watch as the Sims in your neighbors’ cities become sick. You can also choose to collaborate or compete with friends to build great works or earn achievements by topping the leaderboards. As a live service, the game can simulate real time updates from new challenges to new features and content.
Minimum System Requirements
- Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better
- Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7
- RAM: 2GB RAM
- Hard Drive: 10GB HD Space
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA 7800 or ATI Radeon HD 2×00 or Intel Series 4 integrated graphics or better*
- Broadband Internet: Minimum 256 kbps download, 64 kbps upload
*Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.
Recommended System Requirements
- Processor: Intel Core i5 or faster
- Operating System: Windows 7
- RAM: 4GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 275 or ATI 5850 or better
Any user with Snow Leopard and a Core 2 processor will be able to enjoy SimCity for Mac.