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A complex game in which you can create your own ecosystems, animals or vegetables, then watch them eat, evolve, mate, or die.

Feel free to create funky animals! How about a giant snail that would have to eat several trees each day to survive - or a small kangaroo that would lay eggs and eat only bugs? You can even edit their DNA code, and make your animals mutate.


SimLife DOS Adding killer penguins to my custom world.
SimLife DOS Setting parameters to make a custom world.

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Alternate Titles

  • "SimLife: La Cour De Recreation Genetique" -- French tag-lined title
  • "SimLife: Der genetische Spielplatz" -- German full title

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User Reviews

One of the worst of many horrible sim-games. Joakim Kihlman (275) 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars

Critic Reviews

Power Play Jan, 1993 79 out of 100 79
PC Joker Jan, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1993 68 out of 100 68
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Play Time Feb, 1993 46 out of 100 46
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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Amiga version

This was the first Amiga game for which the AGA version (for A1200 and A4000 based systems) was released before the standard version. As the VGA PC graphics could be ported directly across to the 256-colour AGA mode, this made the conversion easier. Several Mindscape titles around the time also offered AGA enhancements.


  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Manual in 1992

Cochonou (1095) added SimLife (DOS) on Mar 14, 2000
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17617), Martin Smith (66870) and Terok Nor (26969)