SimCity Societies: Destinations

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SimCity Societies: Destinations
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Developer(s) Tilted Mill Entertainment
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series SimCity
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release
Genre(s) City-building game
Mode(s) Single-player

SimCity Societies: Destinations is an expansion pack for SimCity Societies and was released in North America on June 23, 2008.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Screenshot showing the features of SimCity Societies: Destinations.

The main focus of SimCity Societies: Destinations is tourism, with new features that allow players to build tourist destinations.[2] Destinations that can be created by the player include ski resorts, beach resorts, and theme parks. Air travel and water travel have also been introduced to the game, along with an improved map generator.[3]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 67.80%[4]
Metacritic 62%[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com C+[6]
GameSpot 7.0 of 10[7]
GameZone 7.8 of 10[8]
IGN 6.7 of 10[9]
PC Gamer (UK) 54%[5]

SimCity Societies: Destinations received mixed reviews. GameZone described it as a "decent expansion", but "not a must-have one". The review describes the game as more challenging than the original release of SimCity Societies, but "with just enough content to make it new".[8] GameSpot commented that the expansion "makes a decent game a good one", and went on to praise the game's increased complexity.[7] IGN concluded that SimCity Societies: Destinations "finally starts to make SimCity Societies feel worthy of the SimCity name." Their review acknowledges IGN's criticism of the original game for lack of direction, and praises the expansion pack for improvements to the gameplay. The review however also criticises the game for poor frame rate performance and repetitiveness.[9] 1UP.com also criticised the game's poor performance and described the expansion pack as redundant to the patches available for SimCity Societies.[6] PC Gamer UK assessed SimCity Societies: Destinations as "a weak add-on to an improving game".[5] Aggregate review websites gave scores of 67.80% on GameRankings,[4] and 62% on Metacritic.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SimCity Societies: Destinations". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  2. ^ "EA Announces First City Pack for SimCity Societies, SimCity Societies Destinations". IGN. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  3. ^ "SimCity Societies Destinations". Electronic Arts. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  4. ^ a b "SimCity Societies: Destinations". GameRankings. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  5. ^ a b c d "SimCity Societies Destinations". Metacritic. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  6. ^ a b Neigher, Eric (2008-06-24). "SimCity Societies: Destinations (PC): Reviews". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  7. ^ a b VanOrd, Kevin (2008-07-08). "SimCity Societies: Destinations Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  8. ^ a b jkdmedia (2008-06-25). "SimCity Societies Destinations - PC - Review". GameZone. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  9. ^ a b Butts, Steve (2008-07-11). "SimCity Societies: Destinations Review". IGN. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 

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