Crime City Review – A painfully addictive online Crime Sim

On October 5, 2011

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Crime City Review – A painfully addictive online Crime Sim

Our rating:

By: Funzio

Version #: 1.3.1

Date Released: 2011-09-22

Developer: Funzio

Price: Free

User Rating:

There is something infinitely appealing about the kinds of games that drip-feed you your fun. Games like Farmville, in which you more or less repeat the same action over and over again and continue to do so just for the sake of watching your pathetic pixelated empire grow.

Crime City is just that kind of game, except more appealing due to its gangster theme. After creating your little thug, you’re dropped into your ‘hood’. From here, you can do simple computer-assigned missions, build up your hood with money-making or defensive buildings, or go attack and rob the thousands of other players in the game.

The gameplay in Crime City is extremely simple, making you wonder just what the hell makes it so addictive. Doing missions is a more or less automated process, as are your attacks on other people. But the idea of building up a criminal empire will appeal to anyone with a pair of balls, and the fact that this can be achieved through a rinse-and-repeat style of gameplay does get you hooked.

A major part of Crime City‘s appeal is the fact that it’s an online game. If you have enough friends playing the game, (which sadly I don’t) you can invite them to your gang, making it easier to rob and attack your rivals.

Crime City continues even when you’re not actively playing it, alerting you with push notifications when a building’s ready to have money collected from it or, more likely, that you’ve just been robbed by another player. Thankfully, the game has considered the human desire for vengeance, and you can instantly plot revenge attacks on the fools that chose to mess with you.

Looked at objectively, Crime City is not a very good game. The graphics are average, the gameplay is repetitive, and so is the strangely catchy soundtrack. However, the illusion of progress it provides you with as your humble ‘hood’ grows to the size of a small money-making town, is incredibly addictive. As a self-respecting human being, I deleted this game as soon as I finished reviewing it for my own good, but there are many who’ll find themselves unable to resist the basic charm of this online crime sim.


Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Medium.

Who Is It For:Unemployed people/Those who can afford to waste A LOT of time.

What I Like:Revenge attacks on fools who tried to f**k with me.

What I Don't Like:Unimaginative gameplay.

Final Statement:A dangerously time-devouring online Crime Sim.

Read the Developer's Notes:
#1 FREE GAME in 17 countries and counting!
#1 FREE APP in 10 countries and counting!

Want to build a Criminal Empire and crush your rivals?


Become the toughest Mob Boss in Crime City!

Rise through the ranks of the mafia and take over the city! Build up your hood, do jobs, and fight other players!


- Massively Multiplayer Online Crime Game!
- FIGHT and ROB other players LIVE!
- 150+ POWERFUL Weapons and Cars to Buy
- 80+ Real Estate Properties to Own
- 500+ Different Jobs
- 200+ Goals to Complete
- 60+ Areas to Explore
- 60+ Game Center Achievements
- 100+ Decorations
- Build Hotels, Casinos, Restaurants, and more!
- Steal cars, beat up people, do heists, and more!
- Invite friends to make your mafia stronger!
- Collect massive income from your properties!
- Enjoy a rich crime story
- Gorgeous graphics



- Works great on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad!
- This is an ONLINE ONLY game. You must be connected to the Internet to play.

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