“Yes, the new game has curvy roads, but it's also powered by a gorgeous engine… But look beyond the style and you'll find a legit sim game packed to the gills with roads to pave, buildings to construct, and neighborhoods to manage.” --Yahoo!
“A faux tilt-shift depth of field effect ... not only brings the metaphor of SimCity as an interactive model miniature railroad town to life, it also creates a sense of warmth and homeyness in a genre that often feels clinical and cold.” --1UP
“Maxis has used tilt-shift photography to gorgeous, almost tactile effect, and the UI, which sees players able to tab power grids, crime rates and more on and off is incredibly easy to parse. Essentially, it looks like playing with the coolest interactive Wired infographic ever.” --CVG
“It's been a long hiatus for the legendary franchise, but with what EA had to show off, it was worth the wait. For the first time, the SimCity world really comes to life, every detail has been captured, and connected worlds allow you and your friends to collaborate on a world bigger than your own city.” --Gaming Excellence
“Another all-time great reborn. The new SimCity will feature multiplayer exchanges where your actions not only change the state of Sims in your city, but in other cities as well. There’s also an insane amount of detail. Welcome back to the city.” --Electric Playground