City Life: World Edition PC

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On
  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.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. TomL.
    Feb 25, 2008
    10
    This game is a masterpiece as far as building games can go to this date, with its smooth interface it should be a hit!. Its like the High This game is a masterpiece as far as building games can go to this date, with its smooth interface it should be a hit!. Its like the High graphics version of sim city, but includes better city control, way realistic! Full Review »
  2. JonS.
    Feb 17, 2008
    0
    I judge a game not on the best of the game, but the worst. This game is a waste of money. I get crash, after crash, after error. I have tried I judge a game not on the best of the game, but the worst. This game is a waste of money. I get crash, after crash, after error. I have tried this game on more then 7 computers. There are very few building in this game. Full Review »
  3. LuisV.
    Oct 14, 2007
    10
    It's a great game, my wife and me like this game a lot.