DescriptionAfterlife is is a humorous strategy game similar to SimCity where the afterlife is subject to market-based economy. The player has to make it work by managing heaven and hell simultaneously.
In both hell and heaven the player constructs zones which deal with one of the seven capital sins respectively the corresponding virtues. Through the gates new souls arrive regularly which were sinful or virtues in one specific aspect. These go to the appropriate zones to receive their gifts or punishment - but only if the player constructed a street system. If there is no place left they wander through hell/heaven which is of course bad for business. After some time they get sent back to the home planet. These souls are the source of the player's income.
Of course these facilities also need personnel. These can be either hired or trained by building special training facilities. There are also additional things the player has to keep in mind, e.g. the satisfaction of each soul and the energy supply. Every buildings has to be micro-managed by adjusting their settings but there is also the possibility to use a tool which does it automatically - for a price.
Random disasters like "Birds of Paradise" (excrement rain down on the facilities) break the economic circle and challenge the player to repair the damage. Besides the free playing mode there are also five scenarios where the player has to solve certain tasks.
- "Afterlife: The Last Word in Sims" -- Tag-lined title
- "Afterlife: La Simulazione per Eccellenza" -- Italian tag-lined title
- "Afterlife: Chaos im Jenseits" -- German title
|A Good Simcity clone with poor execution||Windows||ETJB (447)|
|Entertaining for a while, then virtually unplayable.||Windows||Joakim Kihlman (269)|
|Even better than Sim City 2000||Windows||Hadanite Marasek (26)|
|Great Sim City 2000 style game!||Windows||Laey'zur Tiberius Hawke (8)|
|Amusing SimHeaven/SimHell game||Windows||Afterburner (477)|
|Didn't care for this one||Windows||Tony Van (2688)|
|A great idea, but poorly executed.||Windows||lechuck13 (309)|
The Press Says
|PC Team||Windows||Jun, 1996||94 out of 100||94|
|Coming Soon Magazine||DOS||Aug 15, 1996||91 out of 100||91|
|PC Player (Denmark)||Windows||1996||85 out of 100||85|
|Mac Gamer||Macintosh||1996||80 out of 100||80|
|PC Joker||DOS||Aug, 1996||76 out of 100||76|
|Power Play||DOS||Aug, 1996||75 out of 100||75|
|Gamesmania||DOS||1996||75 out of 100||75|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Oct, 1996||75 out of 100||75|
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Aug, 1996||60|
|PC Player (Germany)||Windows||Aug, 1996||60|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|intro shot correct?||9||Corn Popper (69690)
Jun 13, 2007
EarthThe manual VEHEMENTLY denies that the world displayed in the game is earth. It specifically states "THIS IS NOT EARTH", even though they have the same seven sins and seven virtues as Christians do.
SecretsBy typing SAMNMAX three times, you can make Max trounce your poor little afterlife...it's quite amusing. SAVE FIRST!
Information also contributed by Kasey Chang