Simcity classic , sim city 4 is a a great game to pick up alternatively u can go with the latest simscity whichis okish , it fall short on their promises ( Never trust EA , they lie often) and predecessor. From my own experience in sim 5 , there isnt much player to player interaction , somewhat buggy , lacks city space etc etc.
I only played the original while I was a kid. My brother was the one that was into those games, he got all the later ones - except for the latest one I think, because he doesn't have a PC now I think. Yeah, I agree that SimCity 4 is probably your best bet for a good experience. But don't play SimCity 3 or the latest one. I think SimCity 2000 is still pretty good and of course the original classic.
The first simcity game I played was the SNES version, followed by simcity 2000 (it became an obsession!), simcity classic and simcity 3000. I played the fourth one, but didn't really enjoy it as much as the earlier ones. Haven't played the most recent one, although I've heard mixed opinions on it.
I played the old SNES SimCity and loved it and I liked Sim City 2000 too. I've actually been strangely feeling the urge to play it again.
I know Sim City 4 (which I'm seeing is the most highly recommend one here) is a pretty old game. Does anyone know if it'll run on Windows 7 x64 or would I have to use a virutal machine or find my old *** Windows 98 PC? lol