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Urban Empire

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In Urban Empire you take control of a mayoral dynasty and lead your city and people through 200 years of history. Establish infrastructures, plan city districts, debate political decisions at the town council, bribe or blackmail your opponents, empower the democratic rights of your people or ignore them and reign supremely by yourself – the decision is yours!

Beginning in the 1820s, establish your city through five different eras, each with its own threats and opportunities. Master the challenges of the centuries, face political struggles, experience world-changing events and pioneering inventions, and create your own unique Urban Empire!

Urban Empire is a ‘City Ruler’, pioneering a new breed of strategy game that combines city builder features with political scheming and adds profound social and historical events into the mix, creating a whole new gameplay experience where players must employ strategic planning and political savvy to successfully grow their cities in their role as Mayor.



    City Ruler, not City Builder: Urban Empire offers a unique combination of classic city building and political management gameplay. Take on the role of a mayor, be a political mastermind and prove your skills by prevailing against opposing parties and guiding your city through technological evolutions and ideological revolutions.
    Choose from 4 ruling families with 5 characters each, like the equal rights and social justice advocates the Kilgannons, or the Sant’Elias, who focus on scientific progress and the pursuit of knowledge.
    Create and manage city districts on a large scale and fulfil your citizens’ needs – such as happiness, safety, and public services.
    Introduce new ideas and technologies, like the electric tram, antibiotics or video games and use your power to convince the city council of your political agenda.
    Up to 1000 dynamic events represent the twists and turns of urban life: make and influence decisions on issues such as women’s rights, the hippie movement, and child labor.
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Reborn Games
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Reborn Interactive
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Kalypso Media, Kalypso
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System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10, 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-2400 / AMD FX-6350
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / AMD HD 6850 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10, 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 4690K / AMD FX8320 or newer
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / ATI/AMD Radeon R9 290 3GB or newer
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
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Urban Empire reviews and comments

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UPDATE: After several Fixes and Updates on the part of the Game Makers, I tried Urban Empire again. Verdict: YES, it's become more technically playable. NO, the Core Problems of Difficulty and Ease of use are not, in my View, solved. It is still too difficult to create a functioning and thriving community, as Services continue to be too expensive, city district improvements also further too costly, citizens too demanding and the City council too obstructive. Furthermore, phased and completely powerless the Ki of the Parties, and glots down to a more or less sizeable Settlement, which has nothing in common with the Screenshots and Promises of the Makers. Old Review is below. I continue to not recommend the Game. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I was hoping that this Game would be good-especially since I had to deal with the Support first, because my Purchase didn't work out and the Editing of the Problem overlapped with the Release. What are the biggest Problems? -The Parties are acting in a completely weak way. Sometimes according to their Actually presumed conviction, sometimes completely opposite-a workers "party likes to reject Occupational health And safety Laws. Or the Parties as a whole Oppose a Plebiscite (for example, the Demand for a Theatre that the City could easily afford). -The Upgrading of the Neighbourhoods is so expensive that it either ruins you, or you prefer to leave it straight away. Problem only that without these References, the "Wheel of Life" constantly presents only Minus values in Terms of Satisfaction. The magnificent Cityscapes from the Screenshots are all but impossible to elaborate-I am still veiled, as others get it. -The Development of the Economy is incomprehensible. In Some cases, Factories are in Full juice for a few Years, only to go bust without Warning and, in turn, to remain broke for years. It looks the same for Trades. However, in order to help the Companies of both Sectors of the Economy, one would have to upgrade the Neighbourhoods-that leads us back to Point two. -City Growth stagnates 90% of the Time and there is little you can do about it. No Person or Company wants to move to the City? Tja-bad Luck. Why is this so? As mayor, what is that about you? -The Game seems too difficult overall and this disrupts motivation and Flow. Sitting two-thirds of The time in a stagnant City that barely makes money, the Council plays crazy and just puts stones in your Way, you eventually lose your Desire to play. -The Epochs are too short-and-minute the early. It is the same Mistake that already squandered the Potential of Tropico 5. It May be that for some casual players the Game Dynamics are artificially increased as a result, but the city sim lover rather bothers that. -The political Beliefs of the Developers do not make a truly "free" Game possible. Regardless of the actual political conviction in the real political-one can simply play as a Conservative, Royalist or Moderate, since in the first Case one is always "cruel," the Whereabouts of the Empire or the Influence on its Preservation of pure Appearances and The Fate of the Empire is already preordained and in the latter Case there is little Scope for Action. These are just some of the Points I've come across so far. It makes me sad and angry at the same time, because the Game principle has Potential. The Developers should work on a Revision as a matter of urgency, otherwise they can safely write off this Game-as well as any potential DLCs. For the Price of 44 Euros, it is almost an Insouciance. The Game is complicated, too heavy and-which is arguably the Worst: Boring and frustrating. What a pity.
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