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  • Summary: The Sims have moved to the City where there's always action and where reputation means everything. In the Urbz: Sims in the City, you can go to work at such locations as the Sushi Bar, Chop Shop, or Bootleg Fireworks, Inc. Success at work brings promotions, access to new power socials, and gear to influence your new lifestyle. Flaunt your attitude by styling your Urbz, and then cross the velvet ropes of an uptown night club, or explore the subway to earn new skills and items. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 80
    The GBA sequel is nearly identical in gameplay as the original title. There's just "more" this year, which definitely works to the game's advantage.
  2. A strong mix of character maintenance tasks and story-related missions make the GBA's The Urbz an engaging play. [Jan 2005, p.141]
  3. A slow-paced and generally average rehash of the concepts that made ["The Sims: Bustin' Out"] unique. [Nov 2004, p.170]
  4. The game's mundane subject matter sometimes overwhelms the experience, since having to frequently rest, shower, and relieve yourself in the game is about as much fun as it sounds. But The Urbz nevertheless provides some surprising depth and lasting value.
  5. This is one huge game. Granted, a lot of "make work" tasks manage to pad it out and they can get annoying after a while, but the actual size of the city is impressive.
  6. 40
    In the end, my trip to Miniopolis seemed pretty uneventful. There hasn't been a lot of improvement since "Bustin' Out," and it's painfully clear.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. LotoyaR.
    Nov 22, 2004
    It's really exciting! you should buy this game. I am adicted to this game and i hope it will a lot of money.
  2. CindiB.
    Jun 13, 2004
  3. OmarB.
    Jun 11, 2007
    This game is awesome. Its way better than bustin' out and way more detailed! Cool places to go and city's biiiig! great game!
  4. Bex
    Feb 11, 2005
    Great game i am near the end! but its like there is a bug in it or something and its all messed up!!!!
  5. GageZ.
    Oct 16, 2005
    Everything is great!(But mostly beating Daddy Bigbucks!)
  6. Bigmac
    Nov 9, 2005
    This is a soupa doupa game. I got so hooked right away and it kept me playing for a long time. The game is huge and there is so much to do even after the main goals are completed. Expand
  7. FrankG.
    Jan 1, 2005
    Like watching grass grow, and being forced to trim the tallest stalk every 2 minutes.

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