11 years later, SimCity 4 hits the Mac App Store

Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition has once again arrived on the Mac and this time around, the game has been updated to support OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and above. Originally released on the Mac back in 2003 and on Steam in 2010, the new release includes bug fixes, performance enhancements, and other updates such as native resolution support. As a package, SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition includes the best-selling SimCity 4 and SimCity 4: Rush Hour Expansion Pack.

We’re so happy to give SimCity fans on the Mac a new chance to play this classic title,” said Aspyr Media’s Vice President of Publishing, Elizabeth Howard. “We took extra time updating the game to offer SimCity 4 players the best possible experience on the Mac, and we think both old and new players alike will come away impressed.

Some key new features in this updated version of SimCity 4:

  • Full control over the environment and the ability to unleash natural disasters to create (and destroy) a world all your own.
  • Ability to deploy emergency vehicles and join in the action as they battle blazes, mobs, and more.
  • New transportation options, including monorail and ferry system.
  • Interconnectivity with The Sims, allowing players to import their sims into their city.

If you’re looking to purchase the new release, you’ll find it on the Mac App Store right now with pricing set at $19.99. If you worried about space, the game weighs in at only 1.14GB so, not only is it a fun way to waste some time it’s not going to take up much of your hard drive. And, of course, there's the new revamped SimCity that you can also play, though it's both more connected and insular than the older version.

Chris Parsons

Editor-at-Large at Mobile Nations, gadget junkie, energy drinker, ranter.