Today, we'd intended on posting our review of the long-awaited SimCity, the 2013 revamp of one of the most revered god game series of all time. However, if you've been watching news on SimCity closely, you'll know that the game's always-online requirements have been causing havoc and preventing players from building their cities. That includes us - we've yet been able to have substantial time with the game in order to put a review together to our usual standards.
So, to tide you over while you wait for our review (and possibly while you too wait to get into a game of the crippled SimCity yourselves) here are 12 of our favourite god games as SimCity alternatives!
With fully-3D worlds, the option to zone residential, industrial and commercial areas, lay down roads and tweak the inner workings of a city in great depth, Cities XL is clearly inspired by the SimCity games. Like the new SimCity, it also features online multiplayer functionality. Unlike the new SimCity, it works and doesn’t require an always-online internet connection to play even its single player modes. Crazy, right? Cities XL is as close to the new SimCity as it gets...