Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. There are some issues with the controls, much of the gesture gameplay is gratuitous, and the game offers all the perplexity of a chemistry set. But folks looking to role play as mayor might consider SimCity Creator as a rental.
  2. Those who have played some of the other Sim City games will hardly find here a game capable of offering a new experience. If that’s not the case, Creator is an experience that will keep their interest points, although, neither the Wii control will works like would be predictable.
  3. I would enjoy SimCity any time, and veterans of this series will love SimCity Creator immensely, while newcomers will enjoy it even as they learn to play this unique city-building simulation. One caveat; I wouldn’t recommend this game if you do not have the time to invest.
  4. Some games run into problems trying to be everything to everyone, but SimCity Creator suffers from the opposite affliction. It doesn’t try to be anything to anyone. Well, that’s one thing it does right.
  5. Somewhere within SimCity Creator is an ambitious idea, befuddled by a lacking control scheme and irritating features.
  6. Probably the most accessible SimCity to date; certainly not dumbed down. Great stuff. [Dec 2008, p.70]
  7. Poor controls and superfluous features hurt what is otherwise an enjoyable SimCity game.
  8. 70
    We couldn't in good faith recommend this game for children or those with a predilection for mindless mini-games, but Sim gamers will probably enjoy what it has to offer.
  9. It's somewhat flawed, but SimCity Creator still has the core elements that make the SimCity franchise a joy. For those of you who have watched your speck of a city swell into a metropolis know what I'm talking about. And those of you who haven't, well, now would be a good time to start!
  10. 59
    This would have been a perfectly respectable SimCity game if the controls had been given more attention.
  11. A few potholes aside, this SimCity is the best version yet, offering some bold additions to the classic gameplay.
  12. A great toy to mess around with for an hour or two, with enough depth to the missions and extras to keep you coming back on a regular basis for months. [Dec 2008, p.52]
  13. If you have a PC(or Mac), you're better off tracking down the aforementioned "SimCity 4" for a few bucks. [Nov 2008, p.101]
  14. The problem lies in the simple fact that it simply doesn’t stack up that well next to the superior body of PC iterations.
  15. SimCity Creator joyfully bounces between the series reliable basics and an imperfect production. It's a good game hampered by seriously flawed controls.
  16. The Wii has yet again shown that it can do certain games better than its bigger counterparts. A real pleasurable experience that will end up a Wii classic.
  17. Unfortunately, due to the shortcomings and bad translations, it's just not as good as it could have been.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 31, 2012
    This game is not as good as the rest of the series. The HUD is inaccessible and very cumbersome. If you are thinking about buying a game, I highly suggest you pass on this one. Trust me, it will be a waste if your time! Oh, and I bet all the positive ratings are from EA so they can take your money. Notice how all of them use PERFECT grammar. Full Review »
  2. JasonT.
    Oct 9, 2008
    Excellent Simcity game...take your city from Caveman times through various ages, gets very challenging to keep it on top. Nice little DS game.
  3. EricJ.
    Oct 6, 2008
    If you have always loved Simcity you will love this game! It will take you 20 mins to get use to the controls, but once that hurdle is past you can enjoy a core Simcity game with some nice extras. If you own Simicty 4 on PC, their is hardly a point to spend the $$. But if you don't, its a must buy! Full Review »