Review – CityLife 2008 – Great city building simulation game for middle class computer

System requirement


System: Intel Pentium IV 1.5 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 256 MB
Video Memory: 64 MB
Hard Drive Space: 4000 MB
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7


System: Intel Pentium IV 2.5 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 512 MB
Video Memory: 128 MB
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7


CitiLife 2008 is a city building and management simulation PC game with the modern-date context. I’m using a middle class computer with on-board graphic card and have tried the following three games: Sim City 4 (and its expansion Rush Hour), Sim City Society (and its expansion Destination) and CityLife 2008. In my opinion, CityLife 2008 has many good point when compare with the others.

HDD space required

Only need 4GB HDD space, CityLife 2008 requirement is acceptable when comparing to others city sim games, for example, CityLife XL take over 8GB space in your HDD or Sim City Society with 3GB required.


Although Sim City 4 has a lower system requirement for graphic, the game does not run as smoothly as CityLife 2008, especial when our city becomes larger. Besides, the Sim City 4 is a very old game and it does not support 16:9 wide screen. Its brothers, Sim City Society have a great graphic, but, it take so large RAM when the city and doesn’t for computers like mine.


The main goal when playing CityLife 2008 is to reconcile the relationship between six social class: Elites, Suits, Blue Collars, Have-Nots, Fringes, vĂ  Radical Chics. A long with widen your city area, you have to support the minimun demand of each class and avoid cultural conflict in you city.

First person camera angle

This is a interesting feature of CityLife 2008. You can “walk” the streets, take a look at the harbor, views the citizens daily life, … as you are in the city yourself. Sometimes, you can take beautiful snapshots and share them with your friends.

Transport system

There is only road transport in CityLife 2008. But, you can construct you road system more freely. The corners are not just right angel, it can be any angel as you want. There is not traffic jams in CityLife 2008.

The last thing in this post, this is my screenshot folder on picasa

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