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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. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Ironically, the loading screen is a subway tunnel; you probably could get to the next level by a real subway quicker than the time it takes to load.
  2. 80
    Urbz offers a nice, fresh twist on the Sims experience, for both veterans and newbies alike. Yet, despite seeing the goofy characters in a new fish tank, there isn't enough freshness throughout to keep you down wid it. It's not bad, it's just not baaad…you feel me?
  3. If you fancy living a similar life to Jonny then you can't really go wrong. With quirky graphics, familiar sounds, a nice variation in missions and tasks, a high level of interaction where jobs are concerned and some great new power socials, The Urbz is a worthy addition to most peoples' collection.
  4. At the end of the day, The Urbz is not "The Sims" and although similar in some respects, Sims fans may not like everything they find in this game, especially some of the major changes such as far less emphasis on home building and practically all emphasis on popularity.
  5. It can be taxing, however, to maintain your Urbz's hygiene or the character's need for entertainment when a toilet, sink or TV are nowhere to be found. [Jan 2005, p.139]
  6. Fun for a while, and the customization is quite compelling at first, but before long the innate repetition, linearity, and ultimate emptiness really begin to grate.
  7. 60
    A pleasant change from "The Sims" that is tailored to those who would find the constant reinventing of personal style an appealing diversion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
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  1. eljustocarter
    Nov 12, 2004
    awsome in every way buy this game when possible near U
  2. JessicaM.
    Dec 26, 2004
    This game is very good much better than the others. u have more control and u are with ur sim 24/7.
  3. SteviB.
    Jan 19, 2005
    I Love the game i wanna know how to raise rep with a cheat though and unlok all places email me if u no how.
  4. DwayneO.
    Jun 8, 2005
    There is not enough item to buy for your apartments.
  5. AngelC.
    Jul 11, 2005
    The graphics tottaly sucked but I like the game!
  6. KatherineS.
    May 23, 2005
    This game was very basic and the whole foundation was unoriginal and obviously a sims rip off.
  7. Jul 15, 2013
    This is a pretty boring game honestly. Sims doesn't belong in the console world. I admit I find Sims fun, but this sucked, one reason, you can only make one character. The reason sims is so popular is customization for the players, and they took it away. Expand