‘SimCity’ averages one star from 1,000 Amazon reviews

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At its core, SimCity seems to be a quality entry in the city-building franchise. However, extreme functionality issues have led legions of angry buyers to give the game less-than-stellar reviews on Amazon.

That may be a bit of an understatement. As of right now, the SimCity download has 1,035 customers on Amazon. The average of those reviews is a 1.2 out of 5 stars.

This isn’t the only place EA’s latest release is catching flak. Let’s move over to Metacritic. Although SimCity is sitting right around the 80s in terms of professional critic reviews, the userscore has plummeted to only a 1.7 out of 10.

Folks, these are not pretty numbers.

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When not writing about all the latest and greatest happenings in the video game industry, you can find Josiah on PSN, XBLA or Steam (Lionheart377). He has a soft spot for classic, turn-based RPGs, but also spends a great deal of time jumping from platform to platform and shooting dudes in the head.