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best sim city type game

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by GJ02, 3 Jun 2010.

  1. GJ02

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    im getting bored of bf2 and trackmania, i can always go back to play them.
    im looking for a sim city type game, were i can control city and infrastructure etc etc, whats the best on offer in the shops ?
    has to run on win7 too
     
  2. Dave****

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    Sim City? ;)
     
  3. Treebiter

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    Sim City 4 still I'm afraid.

    We're long overdue a replacement.
     
  4. D-Ranged

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    Yep. I tried Societies a while back and it was a load of rubbish.
     
  5. GJ02

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    simcity 4, ive read it wont work on 7 64bit
    anyone know otherwise ?
     
  6. snowdog

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    Set affinity to 1 core or use cpucount=1 or so in the shortcut, and use older nv drivers or software mode and it works fine and it's solid.


    Sim city 4 + rush hour + NAM is best imo.

    I also still like the classics: Pharaoh, Caesar 3, etc...
     
  7. MouthBoy

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    I havent played in a while but it works fine on my Win7 64bit. I have SC4 + Rush Hour + NAM.
     
  8. Doonhamer

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    NAM? :confused:
     
  9. Street

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    Works fine on my laptop.. Tried it the other day because I was bored in work! I'm on a C2D with W7 64bit. It was a bit buggy if I alt-tabbed but if I didn't do that it was fine. :)
     
  10. neoboy

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    Would you like me to google that for you sir? ;)
     
  11. bigsharn

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    Sim City... and I remember Constructor for the PS was a good game as well (back when I still got pocket money and cheap 2nd-rate games was all I could afford), I think you can get it free for the PC now
     
  12. MouthBoy

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    Sorry, NAM is a Network Addon Mod that changes a few things in the game that were unbalanced. Just google SimCity NAM and you will find a lot on it.
     
  13. MouthBoy

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    That game was actually really hard...or was I just that young and dumb?
     
  14. Glaucus

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    I found constructor really hard as well.

    Anyone played cities XL? any good or avoid?
     
  15. MouthBoy

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    I was put off buying Cities XL due to the cheesy graphics. To me a simulator has graphics for purpose, not for show...does that make sense?
     
  16. jahujames

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    I played Cities XL and Sim City Societies... and most people will probably agree me, although they aim for something different, if you've ever played Sim City 1 > 4 you're going to just want to keep playing them... They're really not that good, if you ask me. Stick with Sim City 4! Or 3000!
     
  17. scrlk

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    SC4 is still the best out there imo.
     
  18. mame

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    Tropico 3 looks ok on steam. It was on sale for £5 a couple of weeks ago. I didn't buy it though, not really my thing.
     
  19. DBT85

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    Picked up Pharaoh and Cleopatra for a fiver in PC World the other day, started playing last night. I realised farily early on that I barely scratched the surface when i played it when originally released.

    Still great fun!
     
  20. Sp00n

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    The Anno series stacks up pretty well I think :)