SimCity 2013 Guide

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Landmarks

  1. Arc de Triomphe: This arc originated from paris and will cost you $280,000 to unlock with an upkeep of $350 per hour. You can only place 3 landmarks in a city and can unlock this particular one by building a Department of Tourism module in a City Hall.
  2. Edificio Copan:
    This wavy residential building adds a flowing sense of movement to even the densest urban cityscape. They cost $50,000 to build and have an upkeep fee of $350 per hour. They are of medium attraction and can be unlocked through the Department of Tourism Module.
  3. Oslo Opera House:
    This angular modern opera house hosts opera and ballet performances. It costs $150,000 to build, as well as a Department of Tourism module installed in your local City Hall. This landmark comes from Norway and has a capacity of 1,364. The maximum profit for the Oslo Opera House tops out at $72,800.
  4. Kolner Dom:
    Towering spires crown this famous gothic church from Cologne.
    And man, “gothic” is right! These landmarks have a medium attraction rate. Originally from Cologne, Germany, they cost $350,000 to put in place and another $350 per hour to maintain. You can unlock this landmark through the Department of Tourism module.
  5. Statue of Liberty: Towering spires crown this famous gothic church from Cologne.
    This landmark has REALLY LOW ATTRACTION. Just kidding. It’s high. I mean, of course it is. It’s the Statue of Liberty for crying out loud! These guys cost $575,000 + an upkeep fee of $450 per hour.
  6. Stockholm City Hall:
    Don’t be jealous that your City Hall’s not as cool as Stockholm’s. Now you can have it in your city as well!
    As the name suggests, this landmark comes from Stockholm, Sweden and costs $50,000 to erect and $350,000 to maintain. As usual, this can be done through the Department of Tourism module.
  7. Tokyo Tower:
    This fall lattice tower broadcasts J-dramas and anime to all the homes in your city.
    Believe me, if it were up to me, I would have only these erected. Everywhere :]. Unfortunately in Sim City they are of medium attraction. Their initial cost is $50,000 and their upkeep fee is $350 per hour.
  8. Dutch Windmill:
    The Netherlands are famous for their beautiful pastoral windmills.
    These Dutch Windmills will garner medium attraction in Sim City and are relatively cost efficient to add to your world with an initial investment of $50,000 and an upkeep fee of $350 per hour.

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2 Comments on SimCity 2013 Guide

Andreas

On March 1, 2013 at 7:53 am

What are you talking about with “making a successful city is about as hard as any reasonable person might expect “?

The beta (1 and 2) were both childish easy, build over the complete xtra small maps in less than an hour, and also almost impossible to loose money. No challenge what so ever, even if you take _all_ the loans.
“oh wait it is just beta, wait for the final version” you say? Wrong! It is the same. With the economy working like you have infinite money there are no easy, medium or hard. It is just no challenge at all.

Fans of SC2000 – SC4 are in for a huge dissapointment, but fans of Farmville and The Sims will be overjoyed. And that is ok, just do not hope for some kind of advanced citybuilder.

Kevin Thielenhaus

On March 1, 2013 at 10:32 am

@Andreas,

Oh wait, it is just beta, wait for the final version! … wait. I’m wrong?! How did you know.

This guide is, plainly, for people with no experience at all with the SimCity series. We’re not trying to claim it’s going to be harder than SC2000, or easier, or really making any value statement here. This isn’t a review. This isn’t a preview.

I’m sorry you’re unhappy with this turn in the series. Plenty of people are, you’re not alone there (Not on this site, for sure.) but the point of this guide is to teach newbies how to get their city started. It might seem easy, but you’d be surprised — there are lots of people with completely valid reasons for needing a bit of help. Hopefully, we can provide that.