SimCity

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.

Windows, Mac 2013

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 8+

This Review is from my 8 year old...

I love SimCity because it lets you build stuff from a tiny fort town with less than 1,000 Sims with small homes to a big city with skyscrapers and more than 1,000,000 Sims. Sims love to drive, so make roads so sims go the store . It is very educational to learn how a city is made. It took me some time to learn how to play it, but now it is very easy.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

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