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  • Summary: City Life: World Edition, the follow-up to city builder City Life, keeps all the aspects of the original and expands the possibilities through exciting new content and features. Over 100 new buildings, including famous structures such as the White House, the Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin and others are available in the game, along with new maps and a fully-integrated content editor. Now players can create or customize buildings within the game, then share them online with other City Life: World Edition owners. Players can also listen to their favorite music while playing the game by simply importing their favorite MP3 files. [CDV Software] Expand
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  1. 85
    With only a handful of business buildings for each class, neighborhoods became monotonous stretches of identical storefronts; CL:WE adds dozens of new buildings -- employers, leisure destinations, service structures, and 15 real-world landmarks -- and an accessible building editor for designing and adding even more.
  2. If you are a city simulation fan it would be hard to pass this one up. If you are a casual sim fan; definitely let this one at least perk your interest, my guess is you won’t be disappointed.
  3. If you have the original title then this expansion does little to add on to the experience and is not worth your money.
  4. A great game for any city-building aficionado, but the extra content brought to the game doesn't really add up to much, and it's certainly not enough to purchase the game a second time, if you already own the original.
  5. The game bridges the gap between SimCity 4 and whatever comes next. It's a decent city simulation game but suffers from a poor tutorial, some shaky gameplay mechanics and little to no replayability.
  6. City Life: World Edition has a fairly low replayability factor. Once you have beaten the challenges, the formula for doing so never really changes. On the other hand, the impressive variety of building models, as well as the ability to create new ones, definitely adds to the fun.
  7. City Life: World Edition isn't a perfect city simulation title, but at the same time it is an extremely important addition to the genre; if not simply to infuse it with new ideas then at the very least to give SimCity some much-needed competition.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 4