DOWN WITH EA 1/5
BOYCOTT EA! THEY WILL PAY FOR BATTLEFRONT 2!
A huge flashy scam in disguise 1/5
There it is, the renowned EA, that popular pioneer corporation once we loved, but now if you despise their new games, don’t worry as you’re not alone, since they have left us no choice. They’re so money-loving that, owing to the fan-repelleing IAP scheme, are willing to completely discontinue their original game “Simcity Deluxe” for the purpose of “constant milking” you and me with a “free” “updated” alternative. To be honest with you, I just downloaded it to write this piece of truth about them, they won’t care at all, but you do, and save yourself some precious lifetime and possibly dear money, and don’t take this colorful bait, because it’s nothing but a scam. RIP dear EA.
iPhone X 1/5
By Gilbert Moreno
Please update to support iPhone X. It’s a shame it doesn’t utilize the full screen! Love this game otherwise.
Awesome game but 5/5
It would be nice to have a more realistic touch like have a rush hour where it's all chaotic and people are trying to get in and out of the city and actually have traffic jams and police officers guiding traffic. And adding more sidewalk traffic would be a nice touch. Also have parades like The thanksgiving day parade. Those would be nice touches in my opinion.
Should rename it Simcity Crash!!! 1/5
I can't even play this game now for more than two minutes on my iPhone without the app crashing!!!! It's ridiculous!!!!! If I could give it negative stars, I would.
HELP US! We need more items and more stores 1/5
Help us. We need more items to be able to purchase other than burgers and fries. Why make it so difficult to get war items. Why not HELP those who play. Create new stores, where we can buy everything. Why are the items YOU sell so expensive to us?? Good grief. It’s not as enjoyable as other games for sure. Don’t waste your money on it ....
Great Game - However it is designed to make you pay 2/5
The game itself is a great game and is designed extremely well. If you are prepared to allow this game to extend over a few years and are happy plodding along, then it is fantastic.
HOWEVER....... BE AWARE
This game is designed to force you into spending BIG BIG BIG money if you want to move quicker. For example, if you need something from the market to complete something, astonishingly you can NEVER FIND IT until (shock horror) you finally buy it using money you have to buy from the App Store.
If you need NEO items to increase your storage amount, for some amazing reason you will NEVER be able to get one or find one in the market place until (SURPRISE SURPRISE) you spend your money in the App Store to get more money to buy one.
Come on guys, give me a break. You have lost me and I will yell loud to all that this game is nothing more then a gigantic rip off and simply not worth it.
DON’T GET SUCKED IN
Great game but needs more 5/5
I love the game but here are some things that would be cool if added.
a "looking for" section to the trading hq. So if you're looking for something specific, you don't have to spend all day watching for it to pop up. For example, if you need a hammer, you could put "need 1 hammer" and how much you're willing to pay. You post the coins like you post the stuff you're selling so it's always there, and then someone could stop by and drop a hammer off and pick up the coins.
It would be nice if when visiting another city, if you saw a cool building, you could click on it and see what it is. And it would show you what it is, and if it’s like a landmark or something, it could show you the requirements/cost to get it. There are sooo many buildings that I bet a lot of people don’t even know exists.
It would be amazing if there was some kind of notification over the commercial buildings, like a check mark or something that show you that you can build something there. That way, if you’re running low on storage space, but don’t wanna sell all your stuff, you can go make something instead.
Unfair game, but it is free 1/5
By Don't be misled
The game is free, I get that. But be warned, as you play the game for a while, the programmers at EA will change the gameplay to ensure your progress slows to a standstill.
So what works today, will not work as your city grows. Game pieces needed to expand, or typically received from random prize awards will disappear. Video adds that used to generate prizes will soon yield only coins, and so on. ( I stopped watching the adds for this reason, wonder if their paid advertisers know EA torpedoed this feature?)
So expect about level 30 and/or 3 months intense play, to experience the deliberate changing of the game rules. After that delete the game, or get your wallet out.
Level 43 Update: the random aspect of the game is entirely gone. I am grouped in Mayor contest with only level 40 and above players ( no random contest in other words), store searches show 90% hamburgers, or cinnamon. And this stupid club war and vu tower nonsense, which I thankfully refused to participate in, will ruin the game.
Watch an ad crashes the game!! 4/5
By Theme freak
You should fix this! I bet your advertisers aren't happy that the game crashes whenever you watch an ad.
Welcome to McDonalds 2/5
Yes, when I shop I feel I am at McDonalds. Burgers and Fries abound and maybe a couple of other items thrown in. The system knows what you need and/or are looking for so those items don’t come up. Hey, I know, let’s just show him burgers and fries!! Hint, there is no way everyone is making only burgers and fries. When I don’t want glass I see it, when I do need it, no where to be found. Same with spices.
Storage requirements are ridiculous. We have to store more and more items to expand, Vu, and Wars...
War (new and packing the storage)
Since War is new (and more fun than Mayors challenge) and takes up yet more room, adding 20 storage across the board would be helpful or more, don’t limit your generosity...
Need to be able to buy and sell Omega items between players period. And why does the game offer to but then at such a low price yet charge 4 times that amount in the NeoMall? That part is a scam. It takes me 12 items to upgrade from 30 to 35 capacity in Omega Storage yet no way to manage the items I have. Don’t even get me started on the bank.
It is nice having the chat button at the bottom no matter where we are. That was a nice feature add...thanks.
On a side note...stop telling me that the Omega buildings are ready to upgrade every minute on the minute. I know and will get to it when I feel like it. It blocks the chat icon and War icon that I use frequently. This is EXTREMELY annoying.
We have an active club which is exciting. Shame a previous reviewer didn’t leave their city name or I would have tried to invite them somehow.
Shift the balance in favor of the players and not your pockets and it would improve things for everyone all around for a fun game...
Galactic Guardians does have a few slots for Club Wars Destroyers who would be active and aggressive. If allowed in, your actions determine if you stay...
Give me my money yeah back 1/5
I bought land and it’s not giving me my LAND so you need to give me back my money or give me my LAND!!!
Wonderful Game! 5/5
By FoxHill Run
Weekend of double Epic Points none of my buildings converted to double points. This was a bit upsetting being that I was looking forward to getting another Cheetah building. An answer from you would be very much appreciated. I asked for a reply a couple of time, but never received anything from you. I think this does deserve an explanation....
Thanking you in advance....
Dedicated Player, FoxieHill
EA, do you ever respond to any of your reviews? Please let me know. After playing for almost a year I'm still enjoying the game. I have spent some real cash on this game.
I do have a couple of questions?
1. Why do you continue to reward us with Golden Tickets in the Challenge when we already get them playing the Mayors Race? Why not reward us with storage items...we are busting at the seems since Club Wars started.
2. Maybe we could cash in so many Golden Tickets for special item, but make it affordable.
Would love to hear from you folks being that I've been helping to support you this past year.....some more land would be nice also.
President at Dedicated Players
Drop by take a look..also we are undefeated in Club Wars!
Wonderful game that takes some patience. No need to spend real money to upgrade unless you need it right now. The game can be a bit frustrating in the beginning, but as time goes on it gets easier. I do wish you could put in requests for the items your looking for on the International Depot....maybe this will come with time. I'm also thinking that a Sims Bank would be a great addition for exchanging Simolians for Sims cash.....just a thought. It's a fun game that just requires a bit of patience and organization....
Great, Fun, Has Learning Curve 3/5
Great game with addicting gameplay and an enjoyable concept. However, leveling up is a tad difficult and advancing is tedious. There should be more ways to earn Simbucks through special events and trivia. Maybe a special lottery system. Or even Simoleons to Simbucks. Plus, they need to split the production stores to allow more items to be produced simultaneously. Trying to purchase necessary items in HQ trading center says it's for sale, yet, once you get to the other city's trading section, it says the item is sold. Need methods to allow sold items to be notified in realtime. Otherwise, great game and will continue to play.
Also, knowing why my percentage of happiness is the way it is would be nice. Currently, there are "complaints" but when they are answered and the percentage is not 100%, there's no reason as to why it's still down.
Update: Still looking for a "Shopping List" function when trying to shop around for needed items to grow the city or upgrade a building instead of trying to remember them while I’m the shop.
The game needs more factories and store fronts to create more items instead of delegating which items are needed first.
Needs a way to allow you to upgrade Epic buildings in the future starting from the last level of tokens received.
I quit! 1/5
The tutorial was good, but when I reached to level 2, I quit. It is because I can’t get money and government is closed just because my population wasn’t enough.
When will I play again: Never!
UI gets very large on iPhone X 3/5
Compared to iPhone 7, the controls look very big, doesn’t use the entire screen. It will be awesome when is updated to optimize for the iPhone X.
This game is so cool 4/5
But it could use more
Sim City Build It 3/5
3stars rating because when I just went into club wars and started to search for enemies it tells me to swipe from right to left on my screen right? WELL I CANNOT SWIPE MY SCREEN INTO MOVING. NOT EVEN A HINT! You are putting TOO MUCH STUFF IN TO THIS GAME THAT IT IS GETTING BUGGY! If this continues I will offload the game until it is fixed.
EXPAND YOUR SERVERS!!! OMG CRASHES NON STOP! WE’RE TALKING HUNDREDS... 1/5
By Matriarch Clan
SERVER CAPACITY expand it ! seriously Ripped off for tons of cash...seriously guys behind the scenes? You are not maintaining servers properly. Add virtual servers to handle the capacity, clean them...give all the “Welcome back...” compensation of cash lost. I know you can see this on the servers guys...get it together - cause right now it’s completely dysfunctional!!!!!!!!! I want credit for the hundreds in cash i lost!!!!!!!
Leaders in the extortion racket 1/5
Electronic Arts has gotten fat and rich by extorting money off of people who fall in love with their mobile games, by giving them the beginning of the game for free then charging outrageous fees for items necessary to continue playing. Other games quickly adopted the strategy to fill their pockets at their customers expense. Now they've expanded this strategy to include their console and PC games, charging a hefty fee to buy the game itself and then more money to unlock key elements. If it works other gaming companies will no doubt again follow in their footsteps. Help put a stop to this predatory behavior. Play the free games but don't spend any real money, no matter what. Don't buy the games that cost money and require in game purchases. Use your power as a consumer to make the world a less greedy place. :)
Wars are annoying and drives me away. 2/5
I use to like the game. It was fun, really fun. But when they Introduced the wars i stopped playing. It was annoying to keep up with and I wish there was a way to turn them off. I dislike them a lot. I wish they never added it in. For us to be peaceful and giving out to each other’s cities were great. But now we’re constantly at war, running out of supplies because you keep getting pelted over and over with disasters other users send your way for FREE. If they never brought in wars I would say this game is good to play. But now it’s a wreck..
Needs optimization for iPhone X 4/5
Club Chat needs some polish for the iPhone X - the font size for writing a message is oversized, spilling outside the text entry box.
Free small 3/5
By B.A Kirk
Hello EA I’m just wondering when are you going to make small med, police, and fire station for free?
Expensive money pit 1/5
Would've been a fun game but, instead of making anything of quality, EA has decided to make traps. They are officially weasels. If you want to shovel money into their weasel mouths, buy this garbage.
The intent is to provide players with... 3/5
The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different expansions and upgrades. As for cost, they selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we’re looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we’ll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay.
Rampant cheating in “Club Wars” 1/5
I’ve played SimCity Buildit for 2 years. Level 91, 5 million citizens. EA has started a “Club Wars” feature, which was fun and my club excelled. Ranked in top 100. In the latest battle, we faced a club where the players very obviously hacked the game - they had “unlimited energy.” EA has taken no action and my club - with a bunch of great and honest members - gets victimized.
The integrity of the game is a risk. And the lousy support - from documented complaints - is appalling.
Back to its original masterpiece 5/5
By Ravin McRuffin
I’ve been building my city for nearly 2 1/2 years, and was not happy with the war option that was unveiled this fall. After trying, and failing to compete in the mayors contest, I feared my SimCity days were over. Luckily the Sim Gods heard our cry and sent through an update that fixed everything. Thank you for taking care of those of us who have chosen not to go to war.
Lost my progress 1/5
I used to play this game in an iPhone 5 everything were connected to Game Center so I move to another iPhone and all my progress were lost and Game Center was connected too
Please add this!!! 4/5
Can you add a feature to the Global Trade Hq where you can request an object for a certain amount of money for example if you really needed nails you could choose how many you need and how much you are willing to pay for them?!?!
Ive bean playing this game , 2 years I’ve got inspired by the new updates, I hope if we will have snow this winter make it snow in sim city
Monetization trickery 1/5
Fun game but got tired of how most items needed for level ups are intentionally the ones not in your warehouse. No matter how you play, game makers will always put you in a position to spend money. Miss old strategy games.
Really fun but annoying. 4/5
I really like the game I suggest you get it if you didn't already but it's really annoying to expand your land and wait for materials. But I do suggest to get it.
By Frustrated Visitor
I love this game but when I try to visit a city bigger than mine I can't Bc I crash. Also the bigger I get the more I crash trying to watch an ad to get prizes. If this isn't resolved my days of playing are numbered, not Bc I want them to be, but Bc I won't b able to play with cities like mine!! I'm using an iPad and the most recent version of the game. Wth sim city???
Wars idea is bad 1/5
The game was fun because it was peaceful, now the war thing made it very stressful
And you have to play the war to be in a good club!!!
I wish there is an option getting my money back
Safety buildings 2/5
My resident buildings appear as not being covered within the radius of a fire, police or health building however the green area that shows the radius clearly covers said buildings. It is decreasing my percentage. Ana even with the update it remains the same!
Wars are fun but need work 4/5
By Kristie Frm Madison
Better chest should have better prizes. A gold chest should guarantee a few legendary cards. Silver chests should always have at least 1 card. A bronze chest should never have a better reward than a gold or silver.
Lessen the time when you skip an item in the war list. Takes too long to get the items you need.
Work on the sale list. During wars you only see burgers. During mayor challenges its burgers and spice. You can’t find items to buy for war items or challenges. Allow filtering to block some items or start putting items on “sale” before David takes them to reduce the number of players selling the same items.
Allow players to change default to UNadvertised so its easy to sell items to club members.
Have a way to see what other members in your club have for sale easier than visiting each member’s city. This would be very helpful for wars. Also add a flag to sell an item to club members only. Would be great for storage or city expansion items.
Why no edit mode 4/5
Good game but redesigning your city is almost impossible!!
Great game! 4/5
This game is very fun but there is some things we players would like to see for us to make a better city easier. First, an edit mode. This would be really helpful for us because when we want to rearrange our city, it would be easy to just drag the buildings from an inventory so that we wont have to put all the buildings aside and make new roads and put them back. Thats all!
Contest of Mayors Is Bull$#!T 1/5
Spend a whole bunch of time trying to finish in first place to get sim money just to lose in the last 30 minutes. The first time it happened I thought I did something wrong. Now that it happened again I know somehow I’m being cheated. Both times I lost first place within 30 minutes. Not by a couple of thousand but over 10k. If someone can show me how this is being done I will give this game a five star rating.
Additive game!! Though it would be great to another way to get war items, or a factory to produce the war items...
BEST GAME EVER CREATED!!! 5/5
This game is absolutely amazing!If you like city builders or just want to try something new try this game!Yes it's maybe a little difficult at first but by time you get used to it and wreally start to love it!By time you understand the game and the consept of it you get addicted!Ive been playing this game since the release and I've been addicted ever since!If you're trying to have THE BEST CITY BUILDER on mobile and something different!Dab!
iPhone X support 4/5
I love the game, however please adjust for iPhone X screen aspect ratio!
Norwegian Gurl level 35 3/5
Really enjoy the game but it’s impossible to buy from the global trade. The items you need, will not be available for you to buy due to the programming of the game. It’s set up where u have to search for about 20 minutes before... poof, there is the item u been searching for. I’m giving upon sim city. I’m wasting all my time trying and trying and trying to but off the global trade. I think the game would be a lot better if we could go shopping with our money and buy what we want, when we want... not after searching for 25 minutes. Most people can’t spend that kind of time. Note: in the very beginning, it’s not like that
Fun for a bit 1/5
Really enjoyed the initial growth. Cities need xyz. And.... You’ll never have enough monies, resources or space... yet another, wonderfully engineered “game” that brings out frustrated impulsive micro transactions... ride it till the tires burn off...
Good game 2/5
Game is good, but the global trade HQ is very poorly set up and does not help at all. Honestly the reason they set it up this way is beyond me. I can’t understand why I am supposed to just wait until the item I need randomly comes up. Why can’t I just buy the things I have money for? I can’t keep playing this, I am done, good while it lasted
Nothing but sugar and spice in the market 1/5
This game is too frustrating to enjoy. I will only give a one star until they fix the horrible problem of the market having nothing but sugar and spice.
Glitches Galore 1/5
Incessant sound glitches make this P2P cash-grab a chore to play. Tickets go answered. Customer service leaves everything to be desired. What started out as a pricey but cute waste of time is now just a headache. Perhaps instead of fiddling with algorithms to screw players over and manipulating them into spending more cash, EA could take a little time and work on this game's numerous bugs.
Awesome job, EA! Love it! 😁 5/5
I have been playing this game and controlling my city since I was 9. (I'm 11 now) All of this time, it's an awesome game. It's super realistic, and it's just like the simcity on my PC! Here's some suggestions to make this amazing game even better: On the starter 2-lane road with grass on the side, why not make a driveway in the grass for the buildings and homes on that road, instead of making cars drive over the grass to the parking lot. When players start the game, why not let them build more road instead of making them draw a small line road? That way, I can have a different road for the industrial and dirty buildings, instead of making it on the same road as sims houses. 1 more thing: you should make some of the cars crash in the road, so you would need to unlock a clinic and fire department to fix the accidents on the road. That's my ideas, myself. It's already an awesome game. Keep the goodness coming, EA!
Expand commercial and market 4/5
*update* please fix the game not rendering correctly on iPhone X
This is a fun game and addictive. Three improvements to better experience: 1) expand commercial building capability. 2) markets filled with hamburgers. There should be more capacity. 3) Animation jumping from city to city to find materials is annoying, can we have setting to turn that annoying animation off? Otherwise in app purchases should keep this game going and expect more improvements.
Great game a first, but is getting silly 1/5
When I first started playing it was great. Building and growing my city was fun and simple. Then as you grow things become a little more difficult. Which in gaming is typical. But things are just getting out of hand. It's almost impossible to expand territory when you can't ever get the dozer parts. I have a thousand exhaust and wheels but no dozer blades. To launch disasters I have a thousand gloves and batteries but only one controller. The omega homes and store are just ridiculous. It's almost impossible to upgrade the homes. The omega labs produce the same useless stuff that my factories make but now they cost me my in game money. How about this, omega labs produce omega items only. The omega mall is completely dumb. It should only sell omega items. I know the game was free but the cost of things to buy with real money is disgusting. This game can cost you the same price of an Xbox or PlayStation game after you buy a few items for it. At least with them you get more for your money. And the mayors challenges and rewards for the challenges have become pathetic and annoying. Just to stay in the prize zone I have to practically play this game nonstop and spend a lot of hard earned real money. It also seems like things will just go missing from your city storage. The market place is over flooded with the same items in every city. You try to buy something and it says “oops”. EVERYTIME I try to buy something from the market...