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Afterlife

aka: Afterlife: Chaos im Jenseits, Afterlife: La Simulation Stratégique enfin Ressuscitée!, Afterlife: La Simulazione per Eccellenza, Afterlife: The Last Word in Sims

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Mac Ledge (9 out of 10)

Afterlife is highly recommended for gamers who like strategic sims and for those who enjoy a humorous fantasy. It's challenging enough to keep your interest and so easy to learn that you can get right into it without a lot of tedious trial and error. (Hey, I know nobody reads the manuals until they're really stuck!) Speaking of manuals, Afterlife ships with a good one--plenty of explanations without excess verbage. Warning: pun monitor is non-functional. All and all, this is a hell of a game.

1996 · Macintosh · read review

Macworld (8.2 out of 10)

You'll want to pay attention to the tutorial before you play, and listen to your online helpers (demonic Jason and angelic Aria) once you get going, because Afterlife is easily as complex as Dante's trilogy. There are all sorts of complications such as Karma Structures, Fate Populations, and Belief Graphs. In fact, this thing gets downright liturgical at times. But a refreshingly heretical sense of humor keeps things upbeat, down to the monastic soundtrack and the Boschian graphics.

Jan 1997 · Macintosh · read review

About This Particular Macintosh ( )

If you liked SimCity 2000, There is a pretty good chance you’ll take a liking to Afterlife.

Aug 1996 · Macintosh · read review

Mac Gamer (80 out of 100)

Afterlife is highly recommended for gamers who like strategic sims and for those who enjoy a humorous fantasy. It's challenging enough to keep your interest and so easy to learn that you can get right into it without a lot of tedious trial and error. (Hey, I know nobody reads the manuals until they're really stuck!) Speaking of manuals, Afterlife ships with a good one--plenty of explanations without excess verbage. Warning: pun monitor is non-functional. All and all, this is a hell of a game.

1996 · Macintosh · read review

Computer Gaming World (CGW) ( )

In the end (grin), if you like this sort of simulation in general, you will probably have a great time in the afterlife. If SIMCITY put you to sleep, the humor of AFTERLIFE might keep you awake for a little while. And when you're not busy laughing, you'll have a great time playing Demiurge and doling out rewards and punishments in the afterlife.

Sep 1996 · Macintosh

All Game Guide ( )

While the game requirements are a bit different from most simulations, a wonderful sense of humor leaves you holding your sides as you consider the punishments and rewards for the realms you build. However, at its core, Afterlife has much in common with other simulation games, including similar goals (success and profit). One note of warning, however. If you feel strongly about the beliefs in heaven and hell as depicted on the planet Earth, this may not be the game for you.

1998 · Macintosh · read review

Retro Archives (13 out of 20)

En lançant Afterlife, on espère vraiment retrouver un SimCity à la sauce divine vous proposant de gérer le Paradis et l'Enfer comme on a déjà eu l'occasion de gérer une ville, un hôtel, un hôpital ou un parc d'attraction. De fait, c'est exactement ce qu'on pense trouver, et la magie agit... oh, peut-être une heure ou deux, avant que le charme ne commence à se rompre. On réalise alors que le titre de Michael Stemmle nous noie sous beaucoup d'informations fondamentalement inutiles pour mieux dissimuler des mécanismes simplistes reposant quasi-exclusivement sur l'occupation de vos anges et démons. En dépit d'une réalisation plaisante mais peu lisible (avec quelques thèmes musicaux vraiment prenants), on finit par grincer des dents face à une ergonomie largement perfectible et par avoir fait le tour du jeu d'autant plus rapidement qu'il est finalement assez facile une fois qu'on a compris les réels (maigres) enjeux sur lesquels il repose.

Feb 3rd, 2021 · Macintosh · read review

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Critic reviews added by jean-louis, Scaryfun, Jeanne, Patrick Bregger, Alsy.