We apologize for the huge lack of posts this last week, but we are ramped up and ready to go now! In comes #11 of the Greatest Video Game of All Time! If you are unfamiliar with this list, then check the following out: #25, #24,#23, #22, #21, #20, #19, #18, #17, #16, #15, #14, #13, and #12. Enjoy #11!
Kai – SimCity Series – For those few of you who haven’t heard of it, SimCity is the city-building game by Maxis that started the entire “Sim” franchise. I played the original in elementary school (patiently waiting my turn as my school only had a couple Macs). It was simple but straightforward. As mayor, you zoned the city and managed police, fire, education, and tax revenue.
The next game of the series was the amazing SimCity 2000, which switched the perspective from top-down 2D to isometric and really expanded the depth of the game. It added city advisors, alien attacks, scenarios, and new city services.
Several iterations followed, culminating with SimCity 4 (released in 2003). EA and Maxis followed that with SimCity (2013) which basically killed the franchise due to bugs and a very small city size. Since then Cities: Skylines has admirably taken up the mantle and made a city-building game worth playing.
I can’t recommend any of the previous games over Cities: Skylines, but they’ve provided awesome memories and created an entire genre of nonviolent, creative games.