CivCity: Rome PC

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 46
  2. Negative: 2 out of 46
Buy On
  1. 82
    The interaction between the buildings could definitely be a little more complicated but the challenges of fitting everything together is more than sufficient to keep you coming back for more.
  2. Game Informer
    80
    Although it is plagued by flaws in several areas, I still want to keep playing until I've conquered every challenge that the designers could fit in. And that says something about a game. [Sept. 2006, p.98]
  3. If you haven’t played a lot of city-building games, then you might find CivCity: Rome to be enjoyable enough, but otherwise it’s not a game where you’d be missing much if you skipped it.
  4. 80
    Civ City: Rome doesn’t do much to meaningfully innovate, but it does successfully take the more important design elements of past games and incorporates them into a challenging, great looking, and great playing package.
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    75
    Recreates "Caesar III" with nicer graphics and smooth gameplay. Unfortunately, after a few scenarios the game starts to repeat itself and lacks enough new things to do. [Sept 2006]
  6. Though this is a nice city building game it lacks enough to make it stand out from the crowd from other city builders, especially from other ancient city building games.
  7. In a manner of speaking, CivCity is the exact opposite of "Glory of the Roman Empire" - while the latter may feel initially more impressive, CivCity wipes the floor with it in the long run. It's an involving and challenging city builder that has more under its hood than what the paint job might suggest.
  8. PC Format
    76
    A decent game. If the subject matter grips you, or you're coming to it from "Civilization," it's compelling and well designed. Exciting it isn't, and in the end, the glory of Rome demands a level of oomph that it just can't quite muster. [Aug 2006, p.101]
  9. A wonderfully engaging game; striking in its ease of use and rewarding in terms of depth. [Sept 2006, p.64]
  10. CivCity Rome could’ve been a great game. It is the culmination of a lot of minor problems that ultimately bring down this empire. All of these issues, however, are easily fixable.
  11. It’s not too far into the micromanagement side of city construction to make it too difficult to get into and play the game and difficult enough to make the game last.
  12. Aside from a couple of bugs and irritating gameplay elements, the combination between "Caesar III" and "Civilization" works pretty well. And considering that the game also has a level editor, I can safely say that both novices and veterans alike will play it until "Caesar IV" and "Anno 1701" hit the shelves.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Dec 27, 2010
    2
    This game reminds me of Caesar III but with slightly better graphics, that do not make up for the lack of game-play. Let me say that CaesarThis game reminds me of Caesar III but with slightly better graphics, that do not make up for the lack of game-play. Let me say that Caesar III was more fun for game-play. This game was worth the 99cents i paid and I am glad i did not pay anymore. Full Review »
  2. DevinFore
    Jun 1, 2008
    6
    Its a good game, but the people are a little small and i find myself straining my eyes even in full zoom to get a clear picture of just one ofIts a good game, but the people are a little small and i find myself straining my eyes even in full zoom to get a clear picture of just one of the people. Its fun for the first hour or 2 but then it just gets boring. the only fun part is when the enemys come to ur city Full Review »
  3. KalmanK.
    Sep 26, 2007
    4
    I am truly sorry for this game. I loved Firefly's Stronghold, but lately, they have no luck with 3d engines. This game is plain ugly, so I am truly sorry for this game. I loved Firefly's Stronghold, but lately, they have no luck with 3d engines. This game is plain ugly, so if you are looking for a citybuilder with an atmosphere, look someplace else. Also, the game was prone to totally freeze up, forcing me to push the reset button (I dont know the last time when a game did this to my machine but it was loooong ago) And the 3-4 min loading time BEFORE the main menu? It is a joke right? For the economy sim part, I cant say good or bad neither. Simply could not play long enough to appriceate it. After the fifth city (and third freeze) I uninstalled the game. A very bad place to put 40 bucks, all I say. Full Review »