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The Urbz: Sims in the City
By: Electronic Arts

  1. 24/7 action
  2. New character engine
  3. Living the dream

Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.75"

Product Description:

The Sims have moved to the City! Sims who Live in the City are known as Urbz and they have a adventuous new look and attitude. Walk your Urbz through 9 different jobs including a Tatoo Parlor and a Sushi bar. Change your look from punk to rap and experience diverse lifestyles in 9 different districts. Its up to you if your character becomes a big-time player on the street or gets lost in the crowd. Its all about prestige and popularity and The Urbz are living the dream in a City that never sleeps.

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Fun Sims game with a nice little twist       rating
by:       on: 25-Dec 2009

"Urbz: Sims in the City" is a Sims game that takes place in a big city which is divided into about 10 locations. The goal of the game is to become popular by making friends and accomplishing tasks so that you can unlock other locations, items, and clothes.

Story-You are a newcomer to the city who just moved out of your Mom's house. You move to an apartment, and one of your friends stops by with one of his friends. His friend, Darius, is the most popular guy in town, and he challenges you to become popular like him. This begins the journey to make friends and increase your reputation. As it increases, you unlock new places and things.

Graphics-They aren't that great, but they aren't that bad, either. I think that they are really good enough for the game, though. Just sometimes, the movements are a little blocky, but otherwise, they really are fine.

Sound-The music is by "The Black Eyed Peas" and I think that it is really good, It's sung in Simlish, though, but I liked that. The people's noises and other noises are really nice, I think.

Gameplay-It's easy enough to move around and do things. The differences between these games, and other Sims games are really rather fun. You have to complete some goals to unlock other things, but if you are comfortable in one place, you can just freeplay there, commuting back and forth to your house. You don't have to go to your house, though. There are numerous locations to unlock. Neon East is bright colors mixed with Asian culture. Gasoline Row is a tough, biker town where there are many fun things to do. There are many more locations. At each location, when you build enough popularity, you unlock a VIP section which is protected by a bouncer and has something fun such as a hot tub, a huge radio tower, and more. There is a store at a each location that sells clothes, and you have to dress the style of each location. There is also a store that sells furniture, tools, and more for that area. You can place this furniture either at the location or at your apartment (and you can move to a new place at two points in the game). The goals in the game will be to do something to someone in another location, to become friends with someone at that location, or something else. They are pretty much the same at each location, but I didn't find that they got that boring. The jobs are a little different, too. They all have the same method that you do when you work there. The method is that you have to push buttons in a certain order as quickly as you can. For instance, Y X A X, once you've punched all of those buttons it moves on to B Y B B, and so on. And you do them for a certain amount of time until you fill a certain amount of orders. To move up in these jobs you have to increase either intellect, body, or art. To do this, you buy machines and constantly tap the A button when you are using the machine to level up. You have to upgrade the machine, however, to level up to levels 2 and 3.

Fun-I thought this game has a lot of fun. If you want a story, you have it, but if you want freeplay, you have that, too. And every now and then, you can build your reputation to unlock a new location and play freeplay there. I've never actually finished it, but someday I just might.

Length-The story probably lasts about 25+ hours, but it does get a little repetitious. At that time, just play freeplay for a little while then start the story again. I assume when you finish the story, you can continue to play freeplay, but I am not positive.

Overall, this is a really good game that I pretty much recommend to all. It says it's for teens, but I'm not really sure why except for one little social move that was really immoral, but otherwise, I'd recommend for all ages.
The Urbz: Sims in the City       rating
by:       on: 08-May 2009

This game is good but it's sort of difficult because you cant be your own person you have to be who the game wants you to be and if ur not good at being some other personality then the game wont be as fun and as easy
great adventure game       rating
by:       on: 29-Dec 2008

It was everything I was looking for in a game. Fun adventure and cool little mini games.
Another Sims game to feed your Sims addiction!       rating
by:       on: 20-Jul 2007

Reviewed for Big Boss Games by: CRR

The first two titles in the series by EA Games are The Sims and The Sims Bustin' Out, but make way for number three, The Urbz: Sims in the city.

In The Urbz, you guide your Sim through life in nine very diverse culturally different districts, where you have to walk the walk and talk the talk. As in its two predecesors, in The Urbz, you have goals to achieve, bills to pay and promotions to obtain. The differences you'll find in this game are in the jobs you work and clothes you buy, which are district specific, and the other Sims you meet and interact with.

Another difference is that you have to build up your reputation. This is achieved by meeting and befriending as many different Sims as you can and learning their specific social interactions. At the start of the game, you must choose what district to start out in. By completing your goals and building your rep, you unlock other districts to visit and work in.

The main goal is to build yourself up to have the highest rep in the city, so that everyone wants to be your friend. This game is fun and simplistic without being too easy. Plus, after you beat it the first time, you can always go back and play as someone different, giving this game replay potential.

On a scale on 1-10, I give this game an 8.5. Sim-fans should not miss out on The Urbz!

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