Animal Crossing: City Folk Image
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 50 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 134 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: (Also known as "Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City") If life were an endless vacation, what would you do? Go fishing, collect shells or watch fireworks with friends? Build a snowman, exchange presents with family or decorate your house for the holidays? Take a trip to the city, go on a(Also known as "Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City") If life were an endless vacation, what would you do? Go fishing, collect shells or watch fireworks with friends? Build a snowman, exchange presents with family or decorate your house for the holidays? Take a trip to the city, go on a shopping spree or visit friends from all over the globe? In Animal Crossing: City Folk, life moves at a relaxed pace, but the world brims with endless possibilities. There's always something new to do. In the living, breathing world of Animal Crossing: City Folk, days and seasons pass in real time, so there’s always something to discover. Catch fireflies in the summer, go trick-or-treating on Halloween or hunt for eggs on Bunny Day. If you're in the mood for something a little faster paced, take a bus to a new urban city area that’s unique to Animal Crossing: City Folk. There you can catch a show at the theater or check out the sales at Gracie's boutique. But if you don't show your face back home for too long, your neighbors will miss you. Up to four people from your household can live and work together to build the perfect town. Design clothes and patterns, write letters and post messages on the bulletin board for each other, or invite up to three friends to visit your town using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. With the new WiiSpeak microphone, it's like you’re all in the same room. The microphone sits atop the sensor bar and picks up the conversation of everyone in the room to encourage a more inclusive experience. [Nintendo] Expand
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. The feeling of progression and development is a great draw as well.
  2. Nintendo Gamer
    80
    Only the stony-hearted would fail to appreciate at least some of this game. [Jan 2009, p.48]
  3. It's still a great game but fans of the DS version are going to feel short-changed by the lack of imagination in this Wii retread.
  4. An excellent choice for newcomers to the series; for long-time fans it's a bit like watching a remake of your favourite classic movie: predictable, with no major surprises in store... but certainly no less enjoyable than the original.
  5. Edge Magazine
    70
    City Folk is effectively Wild World 2.0, allowing players of the DS game to migrate to Wii and continue pottering aimlessly around their mature towns, bringing their possessions and neighbours with them. [Christmas 2008, p.97]
  6. Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City can be judged in two ways. For gamers that are new to the series and for the experienced Animal Crossing gamer. For the first group Animal Crossing is a must buy if you own a Wii. For the second group the game will be one big déjà-vu. The game offers very few new and innovative elements in comparison to it's predecessor, but comes with a very strong game concept. Having this said, gamers that never played an Animal Crossing game can easily add one point to its grade.
  7. 50
    Ultimately, Animal Crossing: City Folk doesn't take any meaningful risks, sticking to essentially the same formula we've seen in the previous GameCube and Nintendo DS games. While those games were quite entertaining, and this newest version doesn't debut anything meaningful, we'd have liked to see something new from Nintendo this third time around.

See all 50 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. ????????
    Nov 22, 2008
    10
    Why do people always say: "There's not enough improvement, and it's just like the prequel!" I mean that's what I like in aWhy do people always say: "There's not enough improvement, and it's just like the prequel!" I mean that's what I like in a series! I hate it when game's get too much *Improvement* because some times it makes a once good series into a bad one people liked previous AC games so Nintendo probably just didn't want to rock the boat! And NO the graphics don't look like crap I personally think they look GREAT! It may be like other AC titles but that doesn't change the fact that it's a great game! Expand
  2. Feb 11, 2012
    10
    This was the game I was hooked on for five months, wasting all my free-time on it. This and the original game boy are my favorite and I wasThis was the game I was hooked on for five months, wasting all my free-time on it. This and the original game boy are my favorite and I was happy when this came out because the DS version disappointed me greatly. This new one adds a lot more new events, a whole different area and more whacky characters to explore and discover. The game was exactly what you might think at looking at it, "weird", but it's amazingly fun and addictive. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2017
    9
    I can't believe people are actually saying that this game is that bad. There is literally a review that talks about how they are mad becauseI can't believe people are actually saying that this game is that bad. There is literally a review that talks about how they are mad because grass takes too long to grow. I know this game is by no means perfect but it is definitely one of the best games I have ever played. I remember starting so many towns and playing this game literally everyday. I remember finding all of the secrets like the reset center and the fountain angel. The simple charm that this game provided was amazing. Even though it wasn't a New Leaf kind of masterpiece. It was still amazing Expand
  4. Jan 8, 2013
    8
    Sometimes, it's really nice to take a break from all of the action packed games that exist out there and focus on more simple aspects in gamesSometimes, it's really nice to take a break from all of the action packed games that exist out there and focus on more simple aspects in games like Animal Crossing. It was always fun to go into my virtual town and waste the time away with some little event that was happening at the time or collecting all of the collectibles in the game. Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2015
    7
    Aside from the city, it's basically just Wild World on the Wii, and no HUGE changes. It's still a good title, though. You still get toAside from the city, it's basically just Wild World on the Wii, and no HUGE changes. It's still a good title, though. You still get to befriend your animal neighbors and live a happy life in your town. Like I said, there aren't really any notable changes besides the (small) city. Overall, Animal Crossing: City Folk is a good game but it needs more noticeable changes.

    7/10
    Expand
  6. Apr 17, 2011
    7
    It's clear that with City Folk Nintendo has played it safe with what is pretty much a reboot of Wild World on the Wii. So as a standaloneIt's clear that with City Folk Nintendo has played it safe with what is pretty much a reboot of Wild World on the Wii. So as a standalone title it's an absolute blast. As a 'sequel' it's disappointing. It's certainly the best in the series, but doesn't come close to matching the amount of new content that wild world added from its prequel on the GameCube. The little that is new isn't that enthralling - the 'City' in fact hinders the experience as all the characters that randomly show up in your town are now recycled in a plain setup accessible whenever you desire! Seems like a good thing but kind of takes a lot of the surprise and wonder out of the game when they used to visit. And there's little more to talk about? It's wild world 1.5.And it's not as if Nintendo are out of ideas - you can visit thousands of pages across gaming forums with really cool and possible ways to innovate the series, instead we get a lazy effort. Then again a GOOD lazy effort, but still a lazy effort. Not picked up Wild World? Go have a read of a review on that, if it sounds like your kind of thing - buy City Folk. Otherwise save yourself for the 3DS version. Expand
  7. Dec 24, 2012
    3
    Select Animal Crossing: Wild World for Nintendo DS
    Copy Animal Crossing: Wild World for Nintendo DS
    Paste Animal Crossing: Wild World for
    Select Animal Crossing: Wild World for Nintendo DS
    Copy Animal Crossing: Wild World for Nintendo DS
    Paste Animal Crossing: Wild World for Nintendo DS on Wii
    Increase graphical quality by 12%
    Select title Animal Crossing: Wild World
    Change title to Animal Crossing: City Folk
    Insert small boring city with little to do
    Done
    Expand

See all 40 User Reviews

Awards & Rankings

46
8
#8 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
11
#11 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008