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SimCity[PC]
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SimCity PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Mar-08-2013
US Release Date:
Mar-05-2013
AU Release Date:
Mar-08-2013
Official release date


Genre
Strategy
Management
Theme
SimCity is available on PC
Co-op Game
SimCity has a co-op mode so you can play with your mates on the same side, usually through the main story mode
MultiPlayer
SimCity is designed to be played with other people or it is heavily bias towards that type of gameplay
PC System Analysis for SimCity
SimCity, slated for release in calendar year 2013 for PC, is a true rebirth of the franchise that brings the depth of simulation that has been the series hallmark for more than two decades and marries it with next generation accessibility and a robust multiplayer mode, giving players the power to change a world together.SimCity will engage an entirely new generation of PC gamers as they take charge of their own customised cities and build a world that co-exists alongside friends. For the first time in SimCity franchise history, players’ decisions will have long-lasting repercussions that will extend beyond their city limits. Together, players will address real global challenges such as climate change, the search for renewable resources and natural disasters. It’s up to the players to decide whether to compete or collaborate to shape the world of tomorrow – for better or for worse.


PC SimCity User Scores
SimCity System Requirements
INTEL CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia GPU
AMD GPU
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
2 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 4
Win Xp 32
DX 9
10 GB
FPS
GD Adjusted Requirements
4 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 6
Win 7 64
DX 9
10 GB
FPS
Recommended Requirements
4 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 6
Win 7 64
DX 9
10 GB
FPS
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
Can I run SimCity
Laptop
Modern Only
Hardware Quality
Processor Please select a processor
Graphics Please select a graphics solution
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SimCity Gamer Feedback Results
  • Mac OS
    Yes 89%
    No 11%
    Console Port
    No 100%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
    PC Optimised
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
  • Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 47%
    What People Will Pay
    $19
    AMD optimised
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
  • Nvidia optimised
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
    Game too Buggy
    No 93%
    Yes 7%
    Good on Low graphics
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 29%
    No 71%
  • Good Surround Sound
    Yes 86%
    No 14%
    Replayability
    Yes
    5.4 / 10
    Multiple Endings
    Yes 38%
    No 63%
    Time to Complete
    44 hours
  • Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 100%
    Game Difficulty
    Moderate 45%
    Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 80%
    Anytime Quick Save
    Yes
  • Worth Getting
    Yes 71%
    No 29%
7.9

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The latest system requirements News for SimCity
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Full system requirements for SimCity reported on Mar-07-2012

We were expecting this, EA had a big relaunch up their sleaves and Maxis, the SimCity Series guys were going to be present at the Game Developers Conference 2012. An announcment of a SimCity Reboot was certainly on the cards. By all accounts this game is well into development and may be with us early next year.

There has been no mention of the title being SimCity 5 but rather a reboot of the SimCity line. We have managed to get our hands on the official SimCity system requirements already from our friends over in EA....

SimCity Reboot System Requirements

Simcity Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better or Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better

RAM: Windows XP: 2GB / Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB

GPU: ATI Radeon HD 2x00 or better* / nVidia 7800 or better* Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better*

DVD-ROM: 8x or better

Net: Internet on registration as it will use EA Origin download platform

*Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.

Notes: PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB RAM

Obviously the game is still well into development period so they are uncertain about the Hard Disk Space required at this time although around 8GB seems reasonable.

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can i run it?

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FIRST OF ALL! My system parts are way better than simcities system requirements and my game runs -30fps when there are buildings and 60 when there arent. Y?

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Can i run this?:/(No)


Settings?(:/)


Thanks ;D

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settings and fps please ? :)

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medium setting at your resolution with 20+ fps buddy ;)

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thanks buddy ;)

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I have i5 450m 2.4ghz and Nvidia GT320M settings and fps plz
:))))

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Would I be able to run this game? Not entirely sure If I can. Thanks in advance!

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You can run, your Quadro K5100M is only 27% weaker than my card, which means you can run it nicely. Even a Intel HD 3000 can run this game, it's not that demanding.

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It says I can run ultra mode at 62.3 FPS. Is that good to run?

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sure! this game have amazing graphs

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Hi,my gpu is quite faster than yours, and it run around 30 fps (no frame cap)
so dont expect 60 frams per second

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Shouldn't I be getting better fps I get 10 when city gets big and 40 when it starts always on the lowest setting and lowers res

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Can I play it? And on which settings? And what FPS should I expect on those settings?

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The recommended settings are higher then my rig, but I get great fps with every thing on high and 1920x1080. Sometimes the sound is a bit glichy though.

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Hi, do you think i can run it ? GD Says i can run it at high settings, but i want to be sure.

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