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6.7 out of 10

City Life

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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

Eternal Gaming Network
9 October 2009
  • Excerpt: So you love city builders and haven't found a Modern Life City Builder? Well in May City Life was released to the masses, and I was sadly not around to review it then but now it's different. I am home! No City Life is a City builder with "European" Roots, which is a nice change from the more Americanized SimCity series.
  • Pros: The new game play aspects this title brings to the table are an exciting new addition to the City Building.
  • Cons: The limited design styles might cramp some players style.
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Overall 7
7.1

City Life 2008 Edition

Auracore MediaWorks
27 June 2008
  • Summary: It's the 2008 edition, so why does it look and feel like its 2006 counterpart?
  • Pros: Unique city-building mechanic; nice graphics and sound; building creator for those inclined; lots of scenarios.
  • Cons: Barely enough new content to warrant an expansion pack; still feels a little unfinished.
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Overall 5
5.0

City Life 2008

Thunderbolt Games
21 March 2008
  • Excerpt: City Life 2008 is a prime example of a game that takes a subject far too seriously, inventing its own rules and ending up devoid of logic, common sense and, most importantly, fun. There also appears to be a secret cult in which you’re told what the hell is going on and how to play the game because, despite numerous Google searches and reading the manual from cover to cover, it’s not often clear why you find yourself chasing an unknown solution to a problem that you...
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 7
7.2
Graphics 8
7.6
Sound 8
7.9
Longevity 8
8.0

City Life 2008 Edition

NowGamer
22 February 2008
  • Summary: It's not Sim City Societies – but that's not a bad thing
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Overall 8
8.2

City Life

Strategy Informer
10 August 2007
  • Conclusion: Overall I have to rate City Life as one of my favorite city builders, bringing back a lot of nostalgia for my early Sims City days.  Definitely worth the time and the box price even if I’m left wondering why my city is full of pink and orange Volkswagen bugs.  Maybe there was a sale.
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Smart game lets kids build cities -- and skills.

Common Sense Media
1 May 2007
  • Summary: Parents need to know that this game has many educational aspects and can teach some of the basics of city planning, economics, and so on. Players may experience riots, acts of arson, and other forms of violence -- including organized crime -- if tension between social classes gets too high.
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
6.6
Control 8
7.6
Addiction 9
8.8

City Life 2008 Review

Cheat Code Central
23 April 2007
Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
6.6
Control 8
7.6
Addiction 9
8.8

This Is The Life

Cheat Code Central
17 January 2007
  • Conclusion: In terms of new content, the 2008 Edition is a bit slim. There are 60 new buildings, 10 new maps, some additional scenarios, updated graphics, and an odd feature that allows players to import satellite maps. The 2008 Edition is certainly the version to look for, as it's the most complete collection.
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Expert Review

Eternal Gaming Network
26 December 2006
  • Excerpt: The overall game play of City Life is ripped right out of the heart of SimCity, but really how can you change the core of a City Builder with it still being a city builder? You can't so the borrowed system is fine. But the game plays completely differently once you build your city. The real difference comes in the form of "classes", and yes I mean different classes of people.
  • Pros: The new game play aspects this title brings to the table are an exciting new addition to the City Building.
  • Cons: The limited design styles might cramp some players style.
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Overall 8
7.5
Design 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
1 December 2006
  • Excerpt: Take one look at the box and the first thing that should pop into your mind is the classic SimCity. City Life basically works the same way as SimCity in that you build a city and watch it keep growing, and eventually you have yourself a metropolis. You get to build your houses according to class, and make jobs for specific social classes. These classes range from the have-nots to the rich people.
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