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
  1. Although CivCity: Rome is just as good a game as it was fifteen years ago, it’s still an almost direct port of Caesar II with 3D graphics and the sly marketing gimmick of sharing a name with one of the all-time greats. We recommend sacking another town.
  2. What is surprising is the lack of creativity, integrity, or even quality regarding practically every aspect of the game. The only saving grace is the authenticity of Rome.
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 »