If you’re looking for a game to waste lots of time with, you could do worse. SimCity Creator comes with a variety of modes, including a core “Free Mode” that retains the series’ most addictive qualities. Free Mode puts the player on a blank topographical canvas with the task of building roads, zoning areas, running electrical lines, installing plumbing, and doing all the other seemingly mundane tasks that make SimCity so compelling. Before long, players have to make decisions about tax valuations, community programs, overcrowding issues, pollution problems, electrical shortages, crime, and a host of other challenges. It’s the sort of game that will have you looking at the clock hours later, wondering where the time went.

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