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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 thatBrace 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

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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: 8 out of 29
  2. Negative: 17 out of 29
  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; CitiesI'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 15, 2013
    9
    There is a ton of new content which is a blast to play. They have solved some of the issues like having police/fire drones which don't haveThere is a ton of new content which is a blast to play. They have solved some of the issues like having police/fire drones which don't have to sit in traffic. Mega Towers create a much easier way to manage your population/jobs numbers. Overall it was definitely worth the price of the expansion. Now granted, I am one of those people that would love to see bigger cities but the lead developer did post and say that they had a team working on it and it wasn't feasible because the majority of peoples computers wouldn't be able to run it. I can understand that because there is a LOT of animation in the game for each building. So, I'm chalking the smaller city thing up to a design choice and deciding to accept it. Additionally, there are a few bugs that I've encountered. I'm not marking off for those bugs because the developers have been very responsive in resolving those issues since launch and like almost all video game content some bugs are expected. Hopefully they will be resolved very soon but even with the bugs they're not deal breakers. The game is still a lot of fun. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2013
    8
    This is pretty good expansion pack. The mega towers really add a lot to the original game. Each tower has 8 stages which you build one stageThis is pretty good expansion pack. The mega towers really add a lot to the original game. Each tower has 8 stages which you build one stage at a time. The low wealth residence stage holds 1200 people for instance, and you place 8 of them per tower. This really helps getting a higher population because of smaller maps which they said can't be fixed. The mag train is kinda nice as well to help alleviate some traffic issues. Unfortunately you are limited to 8 (i think) towers per city. There are other advancements as well to power, sewer, trade port, police and such.

    I think this expansion pack is must for all SimCity owners. It diffidently makes the game more playable.
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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 theThe 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 24, 2013
    1
    Ok enough. EA WE'RE SICK OF YOU! You're destroying development studios, filling them with bad critics related to your need of money. Want toOk enough. EA WE'RE SICK OF YOU! You're destroying development studios, filling them with bad critics related to your need of money. Want to make money? EXPANSION PACK! Want bigger maps? EXPANSION PACK! Want mods? DLC! S*** EA! Stop! Expand
  6. Aug 21, 2014
    1
    EA games aka LSC aka Legal Scamming Company. The *disease* (name I wont call by name) of the gaming industry. People leading the company areEA games aka LSC aka Legal Scamming Company. The *disease* (name I wont call by name) of the gaming industry. People leading the company are only motivated by one thing and that's greed for money.

    That being said lets head over to this game bearing the name Sim City. They managed to destroy one of the best gaming franchises in existence of gaming history. City size plots no bigger than a couple of football pitches, they should call it Sim Neighborhood (of a small town). Broken game mechanics and trying to hide it with all kinds of in-game lies. Well I guess I can go into extreme detail but I'm not in the mood to even bother with this one to much. You'll see enough reviews and extended comments around the net.

    O and one other tip, don't EVER buy a game from EA EVER again. EA, known for bringing out utterly broken money leaching games for the last couple of years, throws in over a dozen DLC's for ridiculous prices only to fix an already broken game to a tat less broken.
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  7. Apr 15, 2015
    0
    What a disaster, as if the base version of the game wasn't bad enough, they added this overpriced expansion but fail to address the glaringWhat a disaster, as if the base version of the game wasn't bad enough, they added this overpriced expansion but fail to address the glaring issue: the city is too small! In the 90's we got used to big cities in sim city, then they take several steps back and produce this junk. What a shame. Expand

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