The Best SimCity Is Now Free

Illustration for article titled The Best iSimCity /iIs Now Free

Forget the busted remake. Forget the cash-hungry mobile games. The best SimCity Maxis ever made is still available, and as of now it's a free download on EA's Origin store.

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I'm of course talking about SimCity 2000, the game that struck the perfect balance between accessibility and the finer tuning of city-management. More devoted fans might prefer SimCity 4, and in some ways I do myself, but there's just something about 2000's look, toolset, disasters (which remain the series' best) and obsession with arcologies that make it stand out.

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That and the whole "reticulating splines" gag, which started here.

SimCity 2000 [Origin]

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derpatron5000
derpatron5000

I'd rather pay for it on GOG than get it for free on Origin.