In SimCity 4, you don't just build your city, you breathe life into it. With god-like powers, you sculpt mountains, gouge riverbeds, and seed forests to lay the groundwork for your creation. Then construct the most realistic metropolis you can imagine. Your city comes alive with the hustle and bustle of construction crews, the snarl of traffic and the activity of your Sims. Build mansions on mountainsides, cross canyons with bridges and raise skyscrapers downtown.
This may be the last real and complicated Sim City game we receive. I've been playing Sim City since 2000 Special Edition and have loved it ever since. It one of the 1st PC games that I've played for long hours on PC.
Sim City 4 does have a learning curve. The more you play it, the more you know. The ONLY issue this game has is the way it probably models pollution. Regardless Sim City 4 has tons of mods which can shape gameplay to your liking. For me, this is the best city simulator ever created; and I'm sure there many more hardcore mayors out there who would agree with me.