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City Life 2008 (PC DVD)

Platform : Windows XP
12 customer reviews

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  • 360 types of Building
  • 50 different maps in 5 different environments
  • 2 games modes (scenario and sandbox)
  • New map editor
  • Building customisation editor (BCE)
  • An additional 60 buildings
  • 23 new maps
  • Possibility to import real life satelite maps
  • Enriched and improved BCE
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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B0012GNZMQ
  • Release Date: 22 Feb. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,051 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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City Life 2008 takes the city building genre into the 21st century with a powerful 3D engine and a variety of gameplay features. In the game, players take on the role of urban planner and real estate developer, creating a metropolitan paradise from dozens of beautifully rendered structures - including elaborately crafted villas and ultra-modern skyscrapers.

The graphics engine allows players to walk the streets of their cities, or zoom out to multiple levels for a better view of the overall action. City Life 2008 provides the full city building experience!

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Gov160 on 24 Aug. 2008
This is a very good game its very fun to play if you are into city building and simulation like games. The visuals good as you can also zoom in and look at your metropolis in first person to take in all the details like people walking the streets having conversations or arguments, watch fire crews tackle burning buildings or just look at traffic being bumper to bumper in rush hour.

Its a great game but if you already have the previous version of City Life then it may not be worth getting as thats the real reason for some of the negative reviews it does not have much new content over the previous version you also likeone other reviewer has said going to need a fairly powerful viedo card i tried this game on an Nvidia 7300LE and it was very slow but once i got a 9600GT it ran perfectly smoothly so a decent video card may be needed
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By M. WILLIAMS on 31 Mar. 2008
This is an amazing game. If you've played city builders since Sim City 1 and been disappointed by the later versions because they railroad you in terms of what's possible, poor graphics and dumb politics...prepare to be amazed by CL 2008.

This European take on the SC universe looks stunning and allows you, finally, to drive around your own city a la GTA San Andreas. People have little dramas going on and you can see roads, shops, schools, sunsets, nightscapes and parks all come to life in first person glory...or zoom out to see glistening mountains and rivers.

The city sounds are breathtakingly real and immersive.

The game is a bit buggy, but nowhere near as some reviews would have you believe (most poor reviews are for the 2005 version and this version has over 350 buildings and is much improved).

It's such fun the play for hours and hours you'll forgive the little rough edges. The social structure has a real European flavour (not the rapacious mercenary dog-eat-dog politics of the Sim City world) and driving round your own city is joyous.

Buy this game, you'll be delighted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By thehappymeerkat TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Mar. 2015
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City Life is a great underestimated game which many SimCity fans will enjoy. The installation onto a vista machine was simple and once installed you don't need the game disc to play. It also does NOT require online activation unlike other games. I will just warn people that when selecting city life on your computer be patient as it seemed as if the game wasn't loading and then it suddenly did. Only an extra minute or two but after that it loads very quickly. There is no intro video and you are shown the main page instantly.

The whole point of city life is to create a city with different social classes. This game really feels like a better version of SimCity societies and those that have instantly struggled with the class culture problems clearly haven't given this game enough time. The intro page has a mini tutorial, which is just a page of pictures and writing helping you to understand the gameplay and once you load a city the game will help tell you what to do via a little box in the corner of the screen.

When you select to play a game you can play in sandbox mode (with no goals) or a scenario. Both versions actually play the same, Scenario mode is not really a challenge, you have long term goals such as raising a population to a certain number, accumulating a certain amount of money or attracting a certain percentage of a certain class to your city. I'd advise anyone to play a scenario as the gameplay is long and you cannot unlock all the maps without earning bronze, silver or gold medals (through completing scenarios).

In this 2008 version you are given the option of selecting basic city life maps or 2008 maps, the game still plays out the same though so choose an area you'd like to play in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By aphenine on 28 Dec. 2011
City Life is a city builder game in the vein of the Sim City series. It brings lots of new ideas into the series, and departs radically from the traditional Sim City approach in many areas. This is both good and bad as there are lots of radical new ideas (both good and bad), new things to play with and old things missing.

Unlike Sim City, the game gives you full control over everything in your city. You build all of the industry, leisure facilities and other such things that are usually handled by the zoning concept in Sim City. This is pretty fun sometimes, because you can build your city exactly like you want it, and annoying at others, because sometimes it feels like you're just building the same old same old with no sense of organic growth. Although there is no zoning, housing does come in small, medium and high density.

One of the great improvements in this game over the Sim City series is the ability to build streets at any angle and align buildings on the new grid, which is absolutely fantastic and allows for more natural city alignments. However, the feature isn't completely ironed out, and if you depart of the right-angle grid, it can get very frustrating especially as the streets often refuse to line up outside of the housing area drag tool. Also, the ability to build roads at random angles allows for building pleasing switchbacks and curves up the sides of steep hills, although it takes a lot of getting used to the first time and is very frustrating.

One of the key new features are the six different population types, who start with the Have Nots, branch out into Fringe and Blue Collars, who can each evolve into a higher type (Radical Chic and Suits respectively) who both evolve into Elites, the highest level.
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