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City Life: 2008 Edition (PC)

City Life: 2008 Edition (PC)
alaScore 83

15 reviews

Jun, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of City Life: 2008 Edition (PC). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the graphics.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the City Life: 2008 Edition (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Anise Hollingshead (

City Life 2008 Edition Review


Livin' in the City is where it's at!

This edition of City Life is a good city simulation and it compares well to the Sim City series. The content is solid and the gameplay fun, and the inclusion of social strategy planning is innovative. However, for an expansion, there isn't a whole lot...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Nicholas Bale (

City Life 2008 Edition PC Review


I remember City Life 2008 Edition, I remember it well. Why? Because I remember reviewing it when it was called City Life: World Edition. At least it certainly feels that way.

Unique city-building mechanic; nice graphics and sound; building creator for those inclined; lots of scenarios

Barely enough new content to warrant an expansion pack; still feels a little unfinished

Make money by taxing businesses; get richer businesses by attracting richer subcultures. It's a simple formula, but it gets pretty complex as the city grows in size. Attracting (and keeping) the richer cultures to your city means giving them services...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : James Frazer (

City Life 2008 - PC review at Thunderbolt Games


City Life 2008 is a prime example of a game that takes a subject far too seriously, inventing its own rules and ending up devoid of logic, common sense and, most importantly, fun. There also appears to be a secret cult in which you're told what the...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Wolfwood (

City Life 2008 Edition


The social schism

I think it is a safe bet to say that pretty much every gamer has played one or the other city building game out there. Given their simple but attractive basic premise, they make for some of the best casual games out there. And by casual, I mean the...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : John Walker (

City Life Edition 2008


Time to orchestrate some class warfare

Balancing the social tensions ; SimCity-like familiarity ; New scenarios and buildings

Scenarios lack imagination ; Feels old and gussied up ; Perplexing class structure

SimCity 4 is still a superior, if more complex, city management sim. But at less than full price, CL offers a vast amount of detail, a hefty editor and a unique approach to social design. The 32 different landscape styles feel generous, and while the...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Graham Russell (

City Life 2008 Edition


City Life Edition 2008 is not very different from its previous installment, World Edition. Of course, considering our review, that isn't exactly a bad thing.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Darren Cartledge (

City Life 2008 Edition Review


For fans of city management simulations, EA's latest instalment in the SimCity series may have been a little disappointing. So you may be pleased to know that City Life 2008 Edition may go some way to easing your pain.

Overall City life 2008 should offer most a good challenge whilst staying accessible. The game should appeal to those who where disappointed with the simplistic approach of the latest SimCity game especially considering City Life's budget price tag! All...

Feb, 2008

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Expert review by : NowGamer ArchiveBot (

City Life 2008 Edition (PC) review


It's not Sim City Societies – but that's not a bad thing

A fun town-planning game that’s not quite as good as the Sim City classics

Feb, 2008