SimCity 2000 Game Boy Advance

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. JoeD.
    Oct 27, 2004
    10
    This is a very good game and of course it is'nt as good as the computer version - please remember it on a little gameboy and not a huge monster of a machine !! (the computer)
  2. BenC.
    Apr 25, 2005
    10
    This game kicks ass, old school games are better than must new games out there.
  3. TonyM.
    Nov 4, 2004
    10
    Sim City is an awesome game, but now I don't have to take my laptop everywhere to play it!!!!
  4. DigitalEraycer
    Jun 15, 2004
    8
    Yeah, the game has it's limitations compared to the PC version, but the fact is it's portable-sized and it's a pretty decent conversion so those of you who gave it a mediocre rating eat my salty cheesburger!!
  5. KevinH.
    Dec 28, 2004
    7
    Considering the limitations it's pretty good, except for one problem: it's far too unresponsive when fighting disasters. Single riots and small fires are ok, but if you have a fire speading throughout your city, forget about trying to fight it. It simply doesn't respond to your moving of the firefighter placements unless you hold down the direction for a long time - then it Considering the limitations it's pretty good, except for one problem: it's far too unresponsive when fighting disasters. Single riots and small fires are ok, but if you have a fire speading throughout your city, forget about trying to fight it. It simply doesn't respond to your moving of the firefighter placements unless you hold down the direction for a long time - then it scrolls you past where you wanted to go - very frustrating. Other than that, the limitations compared to the PC version are understandable, and the game play is decent. Expand

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Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. The overwhelming dryness of this style of game, along with the portability issues that hang over it like a rather nasty storm mean that this game is best left to the PC if at all possible, which is a far better platform for the amazing depth, strategy and variety that this game offers.
  2. AceGamez
    70
    For all the pros and cons of this type of game, Sim City 2000 has the stamp of quality. It is very well presented graphically although it doesn't have quite the feel of a bustling city the PC version has.
  3. Despite the technical limitations, SimCity 2000 remains an enjoyable, challenging way to pass the time. It isn't the direct conversion I'd hoped for, but for twenty bucks, it's plenty sufficient to the task.