3 out of 5
Afterlife is a sort of sims like game, that has the same build in terms of things you can do with it; you have to build an environment for your inhabitants, but instead of just standing there and watching them make fools of themselves, you get a lot more out of this one; you get the ability to control their lives, to act like a God, challenge them via pests and natural disasters and more. It's a lot of work, really, if you care and if you want your afterlife community to flourish. Yet, you can also be a less caring creature, depending on what you want to do. At any rate, Afterlife is a definitive satire take on Sims, but a well done on, not just a spoof game, done in a shit time and under a budget. Sure, it could have had better organized construction and management windows and menus; at times you can be lost looking for an action to go for; but, else, if you have the patience, you can simulate pretty interesting situations and put your sims to their paces! Now, another point that could have easily been bettered, the scenarios are not that diverse; but you can set your own goals in free play, and you'll find that the game flourishes at that. So, when Sims has run you through its paces
, Afterlife can be a good replacement/option!
5 out of 5
Have you ever wanted to play God?
Another gem from LucasArts, responsible for the Star Wars
games and Indiana Jones
games. In this Sims
like game, you are practically God
himself, and you get to make your own Heaven and Hell, and punish or reward its occupants as you see fit. Actually, the game does that for you automatically, but hey, you're the boss. The job is quite a handful, so you have two assistants, a demon and an angel
, to help you get it done. As in the real Sims game, you have to take care of your herd, it's economy, workforce, The game is very satirical
, with a lot of references to modern pop culture (I mean, a Death Star is sent if your citizens behave badly!), so you will have one or more giggles while playing. The game looks very nice, it's very colorful and detailed. In this game you will have a few laughs, lots of fun and truly a great time for countless hours.
4 out of 5
Before "The Sims"
Afterlife, the birth of modern Sims games. It has a very unique playout. It can definitely keep you going for hours. Bearing the ability to create your version of Heaven and Hell. You can torture your sims or let them life their fantasy. Its all in your hands. So sit back and have fun planning an afterlife on your PC.