Modern, complex but highly playable city builder
There were a few other EA games that tackled city building and planning before this one, but certainly, Sim City 3000 is the one that brought the genre into modernity. It sported a great looking interface, simple to navigate. Just click with your mouse on the right hand button bar, choose your tool or your type of construction and then go to work! Ergonomic at every step of the way, the game never encumbers you with choices that do not bring value to the game world. It instead manages to bring in just enough buildings and structures, for instance that you never feel like you cannot produce the type of overarching design you wanted, while at the same time, taking the economical approach. Also, in terms of style, you get a modern feel for any city you build. Of course, calamities can be brought forth on the city, to bring you extra challenge, and you have to worry about the satisfaction of your inhabitants and many other economic aspects. Therefore, whether you are in for a quick session of city planning or want to dig deeper at optimizing any of your cities, Sim City 3000 will allow you to do that, with style, a modern set of tools and a nice, well balanced graphics array conducive to great sessions.