Parents' Guide to

City Life

By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Smart game lets kids build cities -- and skills.

Game Windows 2006
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Players will find this game challenging and fun. And it's beautiful, too. The 3-D graphics allow players to look at the city from almost any angle; they can even go into a first-person mode to take a stroll through their streets. It's also possible to view the city at a variety of times of day, from the twinkling lights of night to the hustle and bustle of daytime.

The game can grow formulaic, which may reduce its long-term play appeal. Also, in contrast to the design, the text and dialogue boxes are sloppy. Overall, though, this game is structurally sound. Kids and adults looking for new challenges in playing mayor will find it with City Life.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Monte Cristo
  • Release date: June 2, 2006
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Violence, Use of Alcohol
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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