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Game #988
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  SimLife for Windows    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Simulation   Life

Rating: 8.27 (304 votes)

SimLife for Windows box cover

SimLife for Windows screenshot
Maxis once again lets you play God – but in contrast to SimEarth's macro-management, Simlife lets you design and manipulate the genes of plants and animals to see how they behave in a simulated environment. You can manipulate many aspects of the world, such as the water/land ratio, yearly temperature cycles, moisture, soil depth, and more. Simlife is a great game for anyone with a passing interest in genetics and ecology. The downside was that the game was a memory hog for its time, requiring a whopping 4MB to run. If you like to tinker with genetics, SimLife is one of the best electronic "toys" of its kind. Highly recommended!

Note: look for the rarer Windows version that works well on Windows 95 and above :)

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Ken Karakotsios
Developer: Maxis
Publisher: Maxis
Year: 1992
Software Copyright: Maxis
Theme: Design Tool, Freelance
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows 3.1
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official game page (archived)
If you like this game, try: SimEarth, Game of Life, The, Darwin Pond

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