The Urbz: Sims in the City DS

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
Buy On
  1. Delivers nothing but tedious micromanagement.
  2. 40
    A perfect example of what lazy game publishers will urge their developers to crank out in order to make a profit at a system's launch.
  3. It's virtually identical to the mono-screened GBA version and, given that the SP is a significantly smaller and cheaper machine, The Urbz' DS incarnation is all but redundant. [NGC Pocket]

Awards & Rankings

#3 Most Discussed DS Game of 2004
#4 Most Shared DS Game of 2004
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Mar 13, 2015
    10
    2 best game I played in the ds so far but the game and the gba all equal and less equal the gameplay but still a good game the sims 2 best2 best game I played in the ds so far but the game and the gba all equal and less equal the gameplay but still a good game the sims 2 best that already played Full Review »
  2. ValerieB
    Mar 23, 2008
    8
    This game was a greatt game. It was fun. I completed the first 5 missions in a few days because it was all I played. The "S" mission is hardThis game was a greatt game. It was fun. I completed the first 5 missions in a few days because it was all I played. The "S" mission is hard at the end to get through the shocking bars when you are the pet. The artsies mission is hard too. This was a very good game but it was a bit to much like the GBA version. There was only one new game (The sushi one) and there were only a few new characters (Mokey, and Shannon, and Jack and a few others) and there wen't new building and not many new goals (if any). I do wish it had a wireless connection though. For a 2004 game when the DS first came out, this was a very good game. Full Review »
  3. LauraM.
    Dec 9, 2007
    10
    It is a trill packed game with lots of interesting things to do and also has funpacked mini games.