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The enduring popularity of the SimCity franchise




Screengrab of the new SimCity game.
Screengrab of the new SimCity game.
EA
Screengrab of the new SimCity game.
Screengrab of the new SimCity game.
EA
Screengrab of the new SimCity game.
Screengrab of the new SimCity game.
EA
Screengrab of the new SimCity game.
Screengrab of the new SimCity game.
EA


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Today marks the launch of the first new SimCity game in over a decade, SimCity 5.

To the uninitiated, SimCity is a simulation that lets players build their own metropolises, complete with high-rises, streetcars, even wind turbines. The fun doesn't stop there. You can destroy cities with meteor attacks and zombie invasions. You know, like in real life.

Even though the game's been around for decades, fans on the Internet have been buzzing about the release of SimCity 5. With more on what makes SimCity so enduring is Jamin Warren, founder of the video game magazine and website Kill Screen.