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  • Summary: Brace yourself for an all-new type of disaster only fitting a technologically-advanced economy: a giant robot attack on your city. Unlock two new city specializations that allow you to build a resource-hungry mega corporation powered by a low-wealth workforce, or an urban utopia that develops clean technology and is controlled by the rich. Watch your city transform as it adapts to the changing times, with new options based on real-world technology such as Mag Levs that rise above the city streets and small buildings, futurized vehicles, and service drones. Expand
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 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Nov 12, 2013
    59
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 15 out of 25
  1. Nov 15, 2013
    10
    I've played Simcity since release through the ups and downs. Simcity got better over time, is playable, and fun to play. The expansion; Cities of Tomorrow adds a lot fo the game. First off the mega towers are awesome. You can add residents, offices, malls, parks, a school, and other things. Commuters come and go from the tower which is fun to watch. There are some bugs or confusion on different aspects of the towers, but nothing game breaking. The graphics got a nice upgrade. You can even carry the new monorail looking thing (train tracks above the ground) to non COT cities if you own the expansion by buying control net from your COT cities. They really did a good job with this expansion. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2013
    9
    There is tons of new content, such as OmegaCo which creates a whole new way of playing, they buy your houses making profit from them. The Academy also has a lot of cool new features. But it is overprice. Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2013
    8
    I've just ended my first play with the expansion pack for Sim Cities. In my opinion it ads a lot of what I as a fan want form Sim City. The mega structures, the cool tech and the neon lights. Its what i wanted....
    But in the original game! It bugs me that this expansion is so expensive, and that I by buying it actually give in to EA and their blatant disrespect for their gamers.
    All inn all a good buy, but if you want to keep your morals intact steer clear.
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  4. Dec 22, 2013
    2
    The idea is actually pretty fun, sadly it doesn't deliver. The big additions to the game are mega towers (their answer to not expanding the city size). Omega. An addictive substance that causes mass pollution and The Academy; a place for research. Really, once you have tried those, there is not much else. Omega is especially one of those things you need to dedicate most of a city to. The footprints for the mega towers are so enourmous that they become hard to find spaces for. Especially in some of Sim City's already cramped maps. And there are the bugs. Bugs that have existed since release are still around. Despite it supposedly being patched, I still watch various trucks try to deliver to the same place. Mega towers seem to cause everything to wildly fluctuate in a way that doesn't make sense. Even if you have enough to support it. Overall not enough was fixed or added for me to want to play with what the majority of this expansion adds on a regular basis. Expand
  5. 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, highways, etc. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS GAME!!! Expand
  6. May 15, 2014
    0
    The maps are still small, you can build up now but not out and it still feels restricted. This game simply doesn't feel fun to play with small maps.

    BIGGER MAPS!
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  7. 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 (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. Expand

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