Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Nov 14, 2013
    76
    Cities of Tomorrow is both a good expansion to the core game and a perfect entry point for a newcomer.
  2. Nov 27, 2013
    75
    The Cities of the Future expansion doesn't solve all of the problems that plagues the original, but does make for a more challenging and playable experience.
  3. Nov 20, 2013
    75
    Some parts of the future are stuck in the past, but it’s strikingly well-balanced, providing solutions for existing problems and new toys to tinker with that counteract each other nicely.
  4. Jan 14, 2014
    70
    Cities of Tomorrow isn't a bad expansion if you're already a big fan of SimCity and are itching for new ways with which to test your city-building skills within Maxis' sandbox.
  5. Nov 25, 2013
    70
    This SimCity expansion freshens up the concept of building a metropolis, adds new buildings and solutions, but the game itself is still the same - well known and questionable mechanisms still rule, the building area is too small and some engine errors can irritate all the same. If you've been satisfied with SimCity, you should be happy with this expansion. If you want bigger and more complex changes, you won't find them here.
  6. Dec 19, 2013
    68
    Cities of Tomorrow is without a doubt an interesting DLC, able to enrich the already tasty dish of Sim City.
  7. Dec 1, 2013
    60
    A conservative expansion for a game that needed to change. The game is visually appealing, but underneath we still find problems with the GlassBox engine and the simulation.
  8. Nov 25, 2013
    60
    For all the ways in which aims to take SimCity into the future, it remains tethered firmly to its past. Due to the peculiarities of its simulation, Origin's temperamental connection, and ultimately its own mechanical shallowness, Cities of Tomorrow is unlikely to make converts of those already driven out of town.
  9. Nov 15, 2013
    60
    Cities of Tomorrow makes SimCity a better game but, unfortunately, it still doesn't make SimCity a particularly good game. While its presentation is excellent and the act of laying out a city is alarmingly addictive, nurturing and developing that city is less compelling.
  10. Nov 12, 2013
    59
    Quotation forthcoming.
  11. Jan 20, 2014
    50
    An entertaining and functional enhancement, which, however, must build on the original game's not very stable foundations. It's more of a quantity and building diversity extension than an answer to the game's most poignant problems along with its limitations.
  12. Dec 30, 2013
    50
    Enjoyable new content, but strangled by enduringly small lots and an inability to save, load and experiment. [Jan 2014, p.92]
  13. Dec 1, 2013
    50
    More stuff crammed into cities that are too small still makes the game frustrating despite Maxis' best effort. Only pick this up if you're a fanatic.
  14. Nov 26, 2013
    50
    SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow is a visually appealing addition that unfortunately only runs skin-deep.
  15. Nov 20, 2013
    50
    The gorgeous sci-fi burgs in Cities of Tomorrow prove that beauty only runs skin-deep. Once you get bored with the neon-clad gimmicks of the MegaTowers and OmegaCo, you're left with pretty much the same flawed game that annoyed the city-building community last spring.
User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 16 out of 26
  1. Nov 15, 2013
    0
    To be honest every so called improvement that made it to this overpriced steals even more space on the by far too small city tiles. There areTo be honest every so called improvement that made it to this overpriced steals even more space on the by far too small city tiles. There are still no bigger cities possible, no terraforming etc. Those supertowers are bugged as hell (at least here shows Maxis/EA consequent "design"). The Sims living in the tower complain about no jobs and no shopping. Right above them is a shopping complex which complains about having no customers. And right above the shopping complex is an office complex which complain about not having any employees. Those 3 problems are in one single building. This was only one example. The AI in this game is so pathetic that Maxis/EA obviously chose the greedy easy way to squeeze even more money out of a completely ruined franchise. The game that Klimax32 must be a different one than SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow (better title: SimCity: now even worse), or he is paid by EA. Please people, don't buy this steaming piece of crap! Full Review »
  2. Nov 12, 2013
    0
    So let me get this straight. I buy the expansion, then I have to restart my launcher twice, then I get a horrible unskippable cutscene (theirSo let me get this straight. I buy the expansion, then I have to restart my launcher twice, then I get a horrible unskippable cutscene (their terrible promotional trailer is actually an unskippable intro cutscene, too!), only to find it's the same horrible, dreadful, nearly unplayable game with a few extra building types that don't do much. Full Review »
  3. Nov 27, 2013
    1
    EA yet again continues with bad business practices by not listening to their fan base. No bigger maps, no realistic building, no subway,EA yet again continues with bad business practices by not listening to their fan base. No bigger maps, no realistic building, no subway, highways, etc. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS GAME!!! Full Review »