SimCity 3000 Unlimited for PC

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In depth provides better gaming experience

Mar 20, 2001 (Updated Jan 25, 2002)
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Pros:Very in depth game A much needed improvement from Sim City 2000

Cons:takes up a lot of time and effort Be sure to leave time to sleep!!

The Bottom Line: In depth game with a abyss of detail you that you will just have to buy the game to find out!


I bought this game way after I first bought the first Sim City. WOW. This game has much better graphics, control of the game, more options to build you city, and overall more fun.
If you played any other Sim City game this will come to as a snap when you first start to play this game.
Sim City 3000 unlimited provides more gaming experience than the originals. With Sim City 3000 Unlimited you can create scenarios in which you can play. Allows you to create buildings much easier than S.C. 2000 with the Architect Building Tool. And allows you to choose what climate and terrain your in for instance you can choose a desert climate. You can also choose your building type. This allows you to build a colonial styled city, or a dense modern utopia. After you have actually gone through all the options, which will include do you want a small map large, medium and so forth type of map. You choose the date. The date will change what you can build. If you choose early in the century you wont be able to build nuclear power plants or Fusion power plants( or you can cheat). The date will also choose how your citizens act. In the newspaper they might
"Ye Olden Paper of _____City". After you have chosen your date and so on, you can actually choose a name for your mayor(ideally your name). Once you have done that the whole game says "Mayor Chris" or what ever you name is.
Once in the game the game follows old roots. You build roads the same and you zone areas for building. But there is a substantial difference in the button tool bar design which might be hard for a Real Sim City 2000 die hard to get used to.
You also can put in a wealth of more buildings( i wont go anymore into detail) You are also rewarded with more buildings (science center, Army base). You can also put in Landmarks like alcatraz and the world trade center, basically anything you can name so you can make a replica of your favorite city.
Another new feature to the program is the city council. This is almost like the guys on the side of the budget in S.C. 2000, but in this game its much better. There are also issues that are brought up in the council. In this game you can actually in-act ordinances(parking fines no tire burning).
One more improvement is the garbage dumb zoning, recycle center or Waste-to-energy incinerator.
Detail
The overall detail of the game is superior to S.C. 2000. If you look closely you can see different types of cars and people. Turn on the Air raid siren and they all go running :C)
Graphics
The graphics on this game are also better. You can't see the little squares when you zoom in to far.

Sound
The sound is also nice. You can hear people talking- things exploding.


After playing the game for a while you will get hooked! That is the only con. There is really a wealth of improvement which I think helps the player understand city building and makes it more enjoyable. I would HIGHLY recommend this game to any person who is into city planning and having fun!



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