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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 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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Overall 7
7.0

City Life

Game Over Online
15 July 2007
  • Excerpt: CDV taps Monte Cristo in their latest Sim challenger to Electronic Arts. With the larger publisher focusing on extending the life of The Sims 2, Monte Cristo heads to the urban front and delivers City Life, a convincing clone of SimCity with just enough quirks and features to set it apart from the city simulator classic. At a glance, City Life does not differ much from its spiritual predecessor. You are presented with a blank canvas map divided into territories.
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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 9
8.5

City Life

Deaf Gamers
7 November 2006
  • Excerpt: City Life, an introduction. City building games have always been a personal favourite of mine. Sim City (and most of its sequels), Caesar III, Pharaoh, Emperor, Children of the Nile etc. are games I constantly revisit whenever I get the spare time to do so. Whilst there have been many more city building games in the past not all have been enjoyable and whenever a new one comes along, you are wise to be a little sceptical about it.
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