Is SimCity playable right now?

Current user ratings:

Amazon

Custom Review

1.2/5

average of 1486 customer reviews

Metacritic

User Rating

1.5

based on 2331 ratings

Some helpful reviews:

And even if it [the game] did play, the part of me that would enjoy it, he's face down in a wading pool anyhow. Thanks. You've made my laptop my imagination's Hiroshima.
Drew Grubich
EA, you are worse than Herpes. At least my infrastructure worked.
Chris Kluwe, punter for the Minnesota Vikings
Bottom line: Go up to a random stranger, preferably a musclehead, hand him your $60 and ask him to punch you in the face. You'll get more out of your money, and it'll be less painful to watch.
Jonny
Avoid this game. Until EA either removes the DRM completely or allows offline play and saves, this game is nothing more than an example on how a company can both rip off AND alienate its fanbase.
Kyle
Take my advice and wait before you buy this game. Until EA gets these issues fixed, your buying nothing more than a pretty game screen with a timer & error message to stare at.
T. Clamon