General FAQ

What is SimCity?

SimCity is the reinvention of the flagship of city-building simulations. With this game, every choice you make you will see it affecting your city, your region and the world within the game.

Where can I find out more about SimCity?

For information on SimCity on PC, SimCity.com is the best place to visit. For information on SimCity BuildIt, check out Ea.com/Simcity-Buildit. We also have a help community at help.ea.com.

How long does SimCity take to play?

SimCity is a sandbox-style game with no time limits.

Can I play with my friends?

Yes, SimCity offers a full multiplayer experience. And, of course, you can play single player offline if you prefer.

What platforms is SimCity available on?

SimCity is available for purchase on PC and Mac. You can also play SimCity on PC through Origin Access. In addition, there is a mobile game available, SimCity BuildIt.

Will the Sims speak Simlish like past games?

Sims in SimCity speak in Simlish, however game language will be in English.

What is the ESRB rating for SimCity?

SimCity is rated E10+ by the ESRB.

What’s the difference between The Sims and SimCity?

Both franchises are sandbox style open worlds that give you the tools to play with life how you see fit.

The Sims franchise is a life-simulation that enables you to play with life at a personal level and focuses on individual Sims and relationships... You take care of your Sims, build relationships, work to earn money, look after their hygiene and more.

SimCity is a city-building simulation that lets you create the cities that you desire. Gameplay is focused on the choices you make and how they shape your city and power the Sims within it.

Is the Mac version available?

Yes, SimCity for Mac is available now.

Is the Mac version available at retail?

The Mac version is only be available as a digital download.

Is the Digital Deluxe version available for Mac?

Yes. You can purchase the standard and Digital Deluxe versions for Mac.

Does SimCity support cross-platform play between PC and Mac users?

Yes. That means PC and Mac users will be building the world of tomorrow, together.

Can PC and Mac users play with one another?

Yes!

Are Mac players part of the same SimCity World as PC players, or are they separated?

Yes, Mac players and PC players are part of the same world.

What are the system specs for the Mac version?

Any user with Lion 10.7.5 and above will be able to enjoy SimCity for Mac. Read detailed system requirements here.

Does the Mac version have any advantages or additions over the PC version?

No, the Mac version has the same features as the PC version.

Can I play the SimCity Cities of Tomorrow expansion pack on the Mac?

Yes, the SimCity Cities of Tomorrow expansion pack is available for both Mac and PC.