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City Life is another take on the old city building genre. Like SimCity, it requires you to build a functioning metropolis. However, City Life also adds a social aspect to the game. Your city is populated by citizens of six different economic classifications, from "Have-Nots" to "Blue Collars" to "Elites". Each social stratus has its own needs, some of which conflict with the needs of the other social classes. So you have to balance the social needs of your citizens as well as the zoning needs of your city. You have to adapt your strategies according to the citizens' needs, who communicate with you.

A large amount of detailed structures is available, both commercial and residential. There are 22 maps with different goals, but an editor has been included to design custom maps, or you can start in the sandbox mode. Custom maps and scenarios can be exported and shared with other players. City Life is powered by a full 3D engine, allowing for full rotation and zooming as if you are walking in your own streets.


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Alternate Titles

  • "夢想大都會" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "城市生活" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "City Life: Город Твоей Мечты" -- Russian spelling
  • "Chengshi Shenghuo" -- Chinese title

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Taking social classes for subcultures... What next? Radu Mitrache (14) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Aug, 2006 83 out of 100 83 (UK) Apr 28, 2006 8 out of 10 80 May 04, 2006 80 out of 100 80 May 07, 2006 8 out of 10 80
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Jun 29, 2006 79 out of 100 79 May 04, 2006 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Jun 02, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 06, 2006 78 out of 100 78
GamingExcellence Aug 26, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
PC Action May 14, 2006 71 out of 100 71


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Afterburner (477) added City Life (Windows) on Jul 27, 2006