SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition is a compilation that includes the SimCity 4 base game and the Rush Hour expansion pack. This removes the need to install SimCity 4 and its Rush Hour expansion separately, as the installer will automatically install both the base and expansion.
Other than several minor patches and fixes, the game runs relatively the same, and can be updated the same way (although Maxis no longer provides support for SimCity 4).
As of 2013, SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition can be purchased through many retailers in-store and online, but most of the time, players can only buy the game in combination with SimCity Societies, and SnapCity, in The SimCity Box.
|Main series||SimCity (Classic) · SimCity 2000 · SimCity 3000 (Unlimited) · SimCity 4 (Rush Hour · Deluxe Edition · The SimCity Box) · SimCity (2013) (Cities of Tomorrow · Plus Edition · Complete Edition)|
|Console games||SimCity (SNES) · SimCity 2000 · SimCity 64 · SimCity DS · SimCity Creator (DS)|
|Spin-offs||SimFarm · SimCopter · Streets of SimCity · SimTown · SimCity Societies (Destinations · Deluxe Edition · The SimCity Box) · The Sims Carnival: SnapCity · SimCity (iOS) (Deluxe) · SimCity Social · SimCity BuildIt|