Parent reviews for SimCity 4

Common Sense says

City building sim offers great entertainment & education.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 21 reviews
Adult Written bycubiclewarrior December 30, 2017

good for administrative skills, experimentation, and creativity

You get an open slate of where you want to place stuff to see how your city grows. You have to balance a budget of not spending more than you take in (personal finance).
The only down side to this is that the game can be addictive. You can't not spend hours in front of the screen to build up a complex city.

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Adult Written byALazyLemur January 31, 2012


this game is bad. :-(

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Violence & scariness
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Parent of a 5 and 7-year-old Written byzuzutut May 22, 2010


Really Good! There's Nothing bad for kids!

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Adult Written byRéau10 October 26, 2009

Good and educational

I bought simcity 4 and simcity 4 deluxe for my son he likes them both. It tought him about monthly
income and expenses, and that it's hard to earn money in a fun way. You can teach this game yourself after a few weeks

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Adult Written byfenixataris182 April 9, 2008
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Adult Written byhitman April 9, 2008