SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition includes the bestselling SimCity 4 and the all-new SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack. Create the most massive region of cities ever, with a farming town, bedroom community, high-tech commercial center, and industrial backbone.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,380 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 22, 2003

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"Still the best city builder out there. Warning: a bit buggy on newer machines. Mod community is amazing and it's dirt cheap."

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SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition includes the bestselling SimCity 4 and the all-new SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack. Create the most massive region of cities ever, with a farming town, bedroom community, high-tech commercial center, and industrial backbone. Take complete control of your city's transportation system, and solve U-Drive-It missions — from fighting crime to tackling disasters. Watch your population skyrocket as you get your Sims on the go and create the ultimate living, breathing megalopolis — the most expansive SimCity 4 compilation ever.

Features

  • Create an Entire Region of Cities — Weave together a tapestry of cities linked by a fully integrated transportation network and watch them share and compete for resources.
  • Wield God-like Powers — Sculpt the landscape to create a world based on your imagination, then summon volcanoes, tornadoes, meteors, and lightning.
  • Be a Responsive Mayor — Build a world-class city with stadiums, airports, universities, and real-world landmarks. Deploy emergency vehicles and join in the action as they battle blazes, mobs, and more.
  • Get Insight from Your Sims — Read the rhythm of the city, from commuter hell to mellow cruising, noon-time crowds to night-time calm.


Includes SimCity™ 4 Rush Hour:



Have the ultimate level of control over your city's transportation network by completely taking charge of roads, rail, air, waterways, and even vehicles. U-Drive It! missions will be presented for you to solve, such as chasing down a bank robber or apprehending a car-jacker. Choose from all-new road types including wide-avenues, suspension bridges, or one-way streets, as well as map out seamless regional networks that whisk Sims from one city to another. Wreak havoc with all-new disasters including a UFO invasion, massive wrecks at railroad crossings, and the occasional car fender bender. There are also all-new tutorials available to help you get started.

System Compatibility

SimCity was tested for performance and hardware compatibility when it was originally launched. While the classic gameplay of SimCity 4 remains unchanged, unexpected performance and graphics issues with newer systems may occur. If you experience any performance or graphics issues, we recommend running in Windowed Mode and/or Compatibility Mode to maintain the intended experience.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: PIII 500 or equivalent
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Graphics: 32MB supported Direct3D capable video card with DirectX 7.0 or greater
      compatible driver
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 1.6GB
    • Supported 3D Accelerator Hardware: SimCity 4 Deluxe / Rush Hour requires a 32MB 3D Direct3D chipset, and a display that is at least 800x600 in size, and supports 16 or 32-bit color. It is recommended to always install the latest certified drivers for all your hardware
     

    Supported Graphics Chipsets

    Cards with these chipsets are officially supported by the SimCity 4 hardware graphics driver:
    nVidia: http://www.nvidia.com
    • nVidia TNT2, TNT2 M64, & TNT2 Ultra
    • nVidia GeForce SDR, GeForce DDR, GeForce Quadro, GeForce2 GTS, GeForce2 MX, GeForce2 GTS, GeForce3, GeForce4 MX, GeForce4 Ti 4200/4400/4600/4800 SE, and GeForceFX 5200/5600/5800/5900
    ATI: http://www.ati.com
    • ATI Radeon 7000, 7200, 7500, 8500, 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
    • Known Issues: Due to hardware limitations with the ATI Radeon series, some buildings and graphic effects will be temporarily turned off while scrolling. There is a known ATI driver defect that results in SimCity advisor animations dropping polygons. To fix this, please download ATI driver 7.79 or later (also referred to as CATALYST 02.4) from http://www.ati.com on the Internet.
    Matrox: http://www.matrox.com
    • Matrox G400, G450, G550, Parhelia
    SiS: http://www.sis.com
    • SiS 315, Xabre 400
    Software Mode: SimCity 4 also provides a software-based graphics driver which will work with most video cards. 32MB of video memory is recommended. The graphics mode driver can be selected from the Graphics Options panel in the game, or may be run from the command line using the switch -d:Software. The following video chipsets will run the game properly in software mode:
    • PowerVR KYRO, KYRO II
    • Trident Blade 64
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.2 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Memory: 256 MB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVidia Geforce 8800 / Intel
    • Additional: Macintosh mouse and keyboard required.

    • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
    • NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for SimCity4 Deluxe: ATI RADEON HD 2400, 2600, NVIDIA 8600m, Intel Integrated GMA 950, Intel Integrated x3100
    • NOTICE: SimCity4 Deluxe Mac is localized into French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.2 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: 2.2GHz Intel Quad Core or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Video Memory: 512 MB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5750 / NVidia Geforce 650M
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
52.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Classic game - the way SimCity is meant to be (unlike their newer game which has failed in so many ways). Big maps, nice options - challenging, slightly dated but definitely still playable graphics.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
413.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
If modded this game even though its ten years old, in my opinion its much better than the new version. I bought this one again after finding out how bad the new one was. You should mod this game for sure though, with larger regions, the NAM and CAM and whatever else you want on the great modding sites for this game. Currently im playing on a very detailed sat. map of the US with over 500 of the largest city tiles in one single region. Just one of my city tiles from what i heard is four times bigger than a city tile on the new version and i have over 500 of them, all are connected to and interact with each other. Building the entire country with things so spread out leaves tons of open land adding to the realism that the region system in this game creates. HANDS DOWN THE BEST CITY SIM IN THE WORLD AND THIS GAME IS OVER 10 YEARS OLD!!!!! C,MON EA??? WHAT HAPPENED?!?!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Despite being almost 11 years old, it's still one of the best game I've ever played.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Heavily recommended,

Sim city 4 is still competing nowadays to be the 1st city builder (and in my opinion it is). You are here to build a city and cover all it needs, from garbage management, energy distribution, crime reduction, tourism...

Basically Sim city 4 is a big map divided in squares. On each square you can build a city, and all those cities are working with each other. In other terms, build Factory city with its large industries to provide some jobs for the citizens of the neighboring city of SunnyTown. It's pretty funny to handle and requires good attention to keep your world balanced!

Graphically, the game is charming and the music is good. You can spend hours in it and it's rather addictive!

It's also possible to mod the game to improve the road system and add various buildings.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Best city builder and better than the new simcity. Still waiting for a SC5...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
170.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
When I bought this game half a year ago, I wasn't familiar at all with city-building games, but it was on sale and SimCity was of course a known franchise, so I bought it. When I started up the game for the 1st time I saw that I sometimes suffered from unexplainable graphical issues (colored lines ramdomly appearing on the screen). I went on. Then I noticed that the game sometimes chrashes (it happened to me about 10% of the times that I play it). I went on. Then I saw that I had been playing for hours. I went on.

This game is just so good that I dont't really mind these issues that I have from time to time. It is just so nice to start from scratch and create the city of your dreams (or the City of Death, for that matter). But that's just the start. After you're done with one city you will want to start up another neighboring city and connect both. and then a third city. And a fouth. There is just so much replayability because every city has different terrain. And while I can say that it's definetely not easy to make (and keep) your city healthy , it's not too complex to handle.

Since I bought this I have played more than 140 hours in 5 months time. For someone who also plays numerous other games, that's quite something. So yes, I'd definetely recommend this game if you have only a remote interest in city planning/management. It's already quite cheap normally, but when it's on sale there should definetely be no excuse for not buying this game if you think you will like it. It'll be worth the money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Greatest and most complicated city builder to date. It's very interesting exploring the ruins of this game's modding community online.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Just stop playing your fps and play a real game for once, this game.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Probably my favorite SimCity game. 10/10
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
YOU MADE A MISTAKE BY MAKING THIS GAME AVAILABLE AGAIN FOR SO CHEAP.

BEST SIM CITY EVARRRRR.

(And thank you for making it Mac OS Compatible too!)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
probably the hardest game ever
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I can ♥♥♥♥ the empire state building with 4 tornadoes 10/10
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Plagued with graphic bugs even when using the launcher, and the launcher is bad too
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Horrible font size. No wonder my wife squints so much.
Poor direction.
Trieed it cause the wife loves it with a passion. Does not float my boat.
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0 of 10 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
This game was horible
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0 of 10 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
A waste of 20 dollars
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
the game stinks
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2 of 16 people (13%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I personally did not enjoy this game as much as I expected. My first experience was with Sim City 2000 which my Dad thaught me how to play and I simply couldn't start enjoying this game. I wanted to like it but I couldn't maybe later.
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2 of 23 people (9%) found this review helpful
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Terrible, glitchy game. It's almost as if a first year comp sci student made it and created the layout. I woould have had a better time drinking the $20 I spent to get this game. I actually preferred the moblie version of this game on my verizon Dare.... a phone (and version of the game) that came out like 8-9 years ago.
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1 of 23 people (4%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Terrible game, only bought it because I loved the older versions but sadly all that was great about SC is gone.
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