While there were definite issues at launch regarding a required internet connection and server issues, those have been resolved. This leaves us with an addictive city simulator that, while not perfect, still provides many hours of fun.
At the time of this post SimCity had a metascore of 64 on Metacritic. Let's take a look at some of the more prominent reviews.
"A near-perfect fusion of the classic simulation game with modern social and online play elements. It is in every way the fully realized evolution of the franchise and a much welcome iteration, perfectly engineered to dispense the maximum amount of fun in the most efficient way possible."
"What SimCity offers is so much potential for so much expanded and persistent gameplay that its mindboggling. All I can actively offer you is what the game offers you upon firing up, and in that sense it’s a fricking addictive affair."