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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. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. 80
    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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Doesn't reinvent the gameplay of its predecessors, but it does refine it. Unfortunately, it's not all for the better. [Jan 2005, p.128]
  5. Or at least if it were more wildly satirical. Instead, it falls somewhere in between: the middle of the road where nothing really interesting happens except the same repetitive and boring tasks. [Holiday 2004, p.70]
  6. While "The Sims" can get deep, The Urbz: Sims in the City is a very light version of the original. This game is designed for girls that haven't yet grown out of the Barbie phase. The Urbz is the shallowest version of The Sims yet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. ChristopherK.
    Nov 13, 2004
    It's fun, i really like the motorcycles, pets, minigames are also cool! best thing about the game is the different districts and stuff!
  2. RobertC.
    Dec 25, 2004
    Really a great game but not as good as sims bustin'out!!!
  3. BlueFalcon
    Dec 6, 2004
    The sims has always been a bit tedious. Mostly it seemed like you'd be doing chores in the previous games. Well now there's less of a focus on that which is good idea. But they replaced it with something even worse. You need to gain a reputation, but it's achieved through even more very tedious and repetitive means than the previous games. Expand
  4. BobM.
    Mar 24, 2005
    Boring and slow. Thats all i have to say, just not interesting.
  5. AB
    Jan 19, 2005
    And now, EA ruins "The Sims." You loved their destruction of "Goldeneye." How about their destroying "LOTR" and "Catwoman. (with the help of the horrid movie)." This game is tedious, bland, and repetitious. Nothing more needs to be said. Expand
  6. SeanM.
    Feb 24, 2007
    This game was sort of fun in the beginning, but after awhile it gets boring, I absolutely was disappointed this game is horrible compared to the previous Sims, even bustin' out was better, I got so sick of really working for my money, it wore the buttons out on my controller so badly, do NOT get this game, it is very bad. Expand