The Urbz: Sims in the City

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a game by Electronic Arts
Genre: Simulation
Platforms: XBox, Playstation 2, GBA
Mode Single-player
Setting Urban environments in a fictional city
Gameplay Create and control customizable Sims, complete goals, interact with NPCs, and build relationships
Playable Characters Custom-created Sims
Graphics 3D graphics on consoles, 2D isometric graphics on handheld versions
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 7.7/10 - 59 votes
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See also: Simulator Games, Life Simulation Games, Games Like The Sims 4, Management Games, Games Like Persona 5, Time Management Games, The Sims Games
The Urbz: Sims in the City
The Urbz: Sims in the City
The Urbz: Sims in the City

There isn't much to say about The Sims series that’s not been said before, but people don't talk much about The Urbz: Sims in the City. The series is now one of the most popular in the gaming world. Even though in recent years it slowed down, it used to be one of the best selling series too. In every Sims game there are different expansions to add different content to the game, but The Urbz: Sims in the City is a completely different thing.

So, can this spin-off of the series prove to be just as great as the main-one games with the Sims name on them?

About the game

The Urbz: Sims in the City was the first spin-off of its kind for the Sims series. And while it's a completely different game from what you'd expect from a game with such a title, it's still a simulation game.

In The Urbz: Sims in the City the main character we'll create a Sim move into the city. But you have to learn to walk before you learn to run. You'll have to scale in society and get more popular to move into the best parts of the city.

Being popular is the main thing in this game. Using social interactions, meeting new people, and dealing with all kinds of problems that come from being too popular.

Use your social abilities to scale up and become the most popular person in the city. Get important friends and make a lot of friends in The Urbz: Sims in the City.

A different kind of simulation

As we mentioned before, this title is pretty different from your average Sims games. While in The Sims 2 building your house is one of the main aspects of the gameplay, here is pretty much insignificant. In The Urbz: Sims in the City it's all about social interactions, and there are much more than ever before.

Unlike any of the previous Sims games, your Sim will spend much more time out in the streets, and you get to really play what they are doing.


The Urbz: Sims in the City shouldn't really be compared with your average Sims games. They're only similar thanks to the characters, the title, and the fact that they are both simulation titles. This game could be greatly improved by getting a PC release for better controls and visuals.

  • Graphics and visuals: The game looks nice and bright. The bright lights of the cities are there, and there are a lot of Sims on-screen which is great. Oddly, the characters are still Sims, and they contrast a little with the rest of the game. But overall it's pretty visually solid.

  • Gameplay: The gameplay would be favored if this was a PC game. The controls are odd and not too intuitive. The gameplay is based on social interactions, but the house-building element is still there for some reason. You can still customize your house, but in a much more limited way, and with worse controls. There isn't really much need for this either since your Sim can satisfy all its needs out on the streets. The rest of the game consists of different minigames and interactions. So you won't get bored easily.

  • Sound: This one's tough, it's not as good as in the main Sim games, but it's not bad either. It serves its purpose well, and it fits perfectly with the urban style of the whole game.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Playstation 2

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

The Urbz: Sims in the City is a realistic life simulation where the player will leave his mother's home and finally become an adult in the invented city of Simcity.

Old Life

The game offers an exciting plot: the main character is a young guy who lives an ordinary life, but really likes listening to music. After finishing school, the man realizes that it's time to start a new stage of life and move out from his parents. There is nothing else to do in the small town:

  • Know everyone five times already
  • No friends or associates
  • There's not much money to be made

New life

I'm tired of living with my mother - she orders and teaches. Of course, the main character loves his mother, but it's time to open up new horizons and meet cool people. Each new person will help you look at the world through a new lens and see the possibilities. What Simcity will give a guy:

  • Maybe great love
  • Serious betrayal
  • Recognition and fame
  • Or alcoholism

It's up to the player to decide, thanks to the daily choices will weave the pattern of the character's life. After moving in, the young man immediately goes dancing. The goal of the player in The Urbz: Sims in the City is to make as many social contacts and talk to people as possible. Plans fall apart - at the entrance to the establishment, the guy is asked to repeat a dance move, but he fails. The first quest is a failure, but the best events are yet to come.


To become popular and cool, you have to meet high-level people. Luck favors the guy and he meets Will and Darius. One of the people he meets tells him: "get a part for my secret device and you'll get a surprise. I'm very rich." The player will explore the city and clash with street gangs. If all goes well, he gets the keys to a luxury apartment in the attic of a luxury building.

The player creates a character from scratch: choose hair, clothes, and physique. Then the user completely manages the character's life - work, home, acquaintances and free time. As social connections develop, areas in the city open up that can be visited.


The Urbz: Sims in the City is a rich life simulation that many people do not have. We recommend fans of The Sims 3 and The Sims Online.

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