Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic 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. 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.
  4. A slow-paced and generally average rehash of the concepts that made ["The Sims: Bustin' Out"] unique. [Nov 2004, p.170]
  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.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Aug 24, 2011
    9
    Poucos games de Game Boy Advance conseguem ser tão legais. Ã
  2. OmarB.
    Jun 11, 2007
    10
    This game is awesome. Its way better than bustin' out and way more detailed! Cool places to go and city's biiiig! great game!
  3. Bigmac
    Nov 9, 2005
    10
    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 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. Full Review »