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  • Summary: Take on a new life with complete control of what you do, where you go, and who you socialize with. Kudos is a turn based strategy game where every action you take in life is reflected on everything else you do and what the world thinks of you. It's 6.20pm on April 14th, 2006. You are 20Take on a new life with complete control of what you do, where you go, and who you socialize with. Kudos is a turn based strategy game where every action you take in life is reflected on everything else you do and what the world thinks of you. It's 6.20pm on April 14th, 2006. You are 20 years old and single. Tonight is your twentieth birthday. You live alone in a small flat in Slough, a suburb of London, England. Somehow you left school without any qualifications to speak of, and you have a dead end job that doesn't have much of a future. What are you going to do with your life? and what will you have achieved by your thirtieth birthday? In Kudos what you do with that life is nearly limitless. Become a muscular physicist on the bowling team, alcoholic motorcycle riding human rights lawyer, health-obsessed skateboarding cosmetic surgeon, or whatever your imagination can handle. Kudos lets you live a second life one turn at a time. There's neither victory nor defeat in Kudos. You earn kudos as a measure of your social performance, but the game does not end when your kudos is high or when your kudos is low. Instead the goals you set are your own to deal with, and so as you explore the game new ideas and new goals may become the objective of your new life. [Positech] Expand
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  1. Strategy fans that are tired of war should purchase this outright. Everybody else should at least give this a try.
  2. Everything here is a bit mundane and too depressingly close to real life at times, but the gameplay is still enthralling enough to consume many hours of your spare time.
  3. As an interesting and well-thought -through study of the struggles of an everyday life, Kudos is well conceived and a welcome alternative take on life-simulation.
  4. PC Gamer UK
    65
    This quirky menu-driven life simulator from ex-Elixir/Lionhead/Maxis coder Cliff Harris is seasoned with penty of wry humour. [Oct 2006, p.92]
  5. PC Zone UK
    50
    Imagine "The Sims" sans animated characters, depth, humour and variety. [Dec 2006, p.104]
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  1. Apr 27, 2013
    7
    Not the best game ever, and a bit too similar and not as good as The Sims, but still a kinda good game. I actually liked it, but it's muchNot the best game ever, and a bit too similar and not as good as The Sims, but still a kinda good game. I actually liked it, but it's much more simple than other virtual life games. Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2013
    6
    A "social simulation" game, where you have to decide where to apply for a job, whether to clean the house or go jogging, whether to go outA "social simulation" game, where you have to decide where to apply for a job, whether to clean the house or go jogging, whether to go out with friends or take a class, etc. Quickly gets repetitive.

    (This is a review of Kudos 2, released in 2008. According to Wikipedia, compared to Kudos, Kudos 2 "features many improvements over the previous game, including new 2d character art, more life choices, and an upgraded audio system".)
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  3. Nov 24, 2010
    5
    I liked it, It kept me interested for 1 or 2 weeks until I beated, hasn't returned since. A fair game, a little bit static if you areI liked it, It kept me interested for 1 or 2 weeks until I beated, hasn't returned since. A fair game, a little bit static if you are accustomed to games like Simms or others like Playboy the Mansion. Expand