Urban Empire

An economy simulator focused on managing a city throughout two centuries, starting in 1820. It was developed by Fragment Productions, the creators of the Rescue series. In Urban Empire, we control an entire family from which the subsequent mayors of the city originate, and our tasks include developing the infrastructure and new districts, driving the economic growth, and ensuring our citizens’ satisfaction. The gameplay is richer thanks to the fact that, as decades pass, both the technology and the geopolitical situation change, constantly providing us with new challenges. Another interesting feature is the “unofficial” part of being a mayor — we can resort to various political and personal games as well as corrupting and blackmailing unfriendly persons.

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PC / Windows
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Urban Empire

Urban Empire | PC

Strategy, Economic, politics, city builder

Companies responsible for Urban Empire

Reborn Games | game developer

Kalypso Media | publisher   Official website

Urban Empire release date for PC:

game language:
English

20 January 2017 | Worldwide

20 January 2017 | Europe

20 January 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 6.3 / 10 calculated out of 35 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 27 players' votes.  

Urban Empire for PC / Windows is an economic, city-building simulation game. It was developed by the Finish Fragment Productions studio that created the Rescue series, and published by Kalypso Media.

Mechanics

The action of Urban Empire for PC / Windows starts in 1820 and takes place over the course of two hundred years. As decades go by, both the technology and geopolitical conditions change, which constantly provides new challenges. In total, we can play throughout five primary historical periods.

In most games of this genre the player is an impersonal manager of a city, or a mayor at best. In Urban Empire, on the other hand, we control an entire family from which the subsequent mayors originate. Starting out, we choose between four families that have unique traits, defects, and philosophies of development. For example, for Kilgannons, social justice is a priority, while the surname of Sant’Elias is connected to the belief that better life is ensured by scientific progress.

In the game, we obviously have to fulfill typical responsibilities of a mayor. Therefore, it is necessary to build infrastructure, plan the districts layout, drive the economic growth as well as to ensure our citizens’ satisfaction and solve their problems. The technological changes, such as electric trams, antibiotics, or the appearance of electronic games, bring both challenges and opportunities to improve the life of our society.

To a large extent, the game focuses on the unofficial aspects of being a mayor, not only the professional responsibilities. Therefore, apart from traditional tasks connected to managing a city, we also have to engage in political and personal affairs. It is necessary to influence members of the city council and to corrupt or blackmail those who oppose us. Such actions have to be done in secrecy in order to keep our family’s name perfectly clean and thus allow our kin to win subsequent elections. The gameplay is enriched by over eight hundred events that require us to making decisions fraught with dire consequences. These choices are forced by, for example, the appearance of the hippie subculture, the beginning of the struggle for the gender equality, or the increasing opposition against compelling children to work.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5-4790K 4.4 GHz/AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz, 12 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 290 or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-2400 3.40 GHz/AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 560/Radeon HD 6850 or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit

Urban Empire trailer

Urban Empire trailer | 1:36

Zwiastun gry Urban Empire opracowanej przez studio Fragment Production.

Urban Empire Game Guide

game guide 02 October 2017

Urban Empire game guide is a collection of valuable advice and tips, which can make the challenges which await you within the game much easier. Individual chapters of the guide have been dedicated to the mechanics that rule over the gameplay.