Fancy building your own glittering high-tech utopia, or a bustling cosmopolitan metropolis?
Either way, gamers will be happy to know that SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition today became available for download, exclusively in the Mac App Store. Combining both SimCity 4 and the Rush Hour expansion pack — which adds bonus disasters like UFO attacks and Autosaurus Wrecks — the game is a steal at $19.99.
SimCity fans will likely be familiar with the disaster that was the latest SimCity’s launch last year. Nothing short of total embarrassment for EA, server problems made the game unplayable for people who purchased it upon its arrival on PC. When it arrived on Mac, the problems seemed to get even worse — and none of EA’s promises to fix things seemed to make any difference.
Fortunately, that’s a separate game entirely to SimCity 4, which first graced computers back in 2003. While it’s more than a decade old, however, it’s an absolute classic — and looks particularly stunning when played on a 27-inch iMac. With the most massive cities of any SimCity game ever, SimCity 4 will wash the franchise’s bad taste out of your mouth, and remind you of why you fell in love with it to begin with.
I’ve always been a massive fan of this series, so I can’t wait to get back to playing it. With any luck, I should have a review up within the next few days.
Either that or you’ll never hear from me again.