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The best urban setting games

There are a lot of games that take place in urban environments. Cities from any epoch (both ancient and modern) were often used as the setting, or even for the purpose, for any kind of game: simulation, strategy, action, etc. Think about a medieval town, an ancient city, a modern metropolis, a futuristic megalopolis; you can bet that someone used one of these as the setting of a successful game.
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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

Windows XP/98/951991protected4.1/5 ICOM Simulations
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Les Manley in: Lost in L.A.

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Accolade
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Rise of the Dragon

DOS19904.1/5 Dynamix
Rise of the Dragon is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Dynamix in 1990. It was originally released for MS-DOS and later ported to other platforms such as the Amiga and Sega CD. The game is set in a cyberpunk-inspired future Los Angeles, where the player assumes the role of William "Blade" Hunter, a private detective taske...
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Murder Club

DOSWindows XP/98/9519914.1/5 Riverhill Soft
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SimTower

Windows 3.x19944.1/5 OPeNBooK Co.
SimTower is an old Windows 3.x (1994) building and business simulation game where the player is tasked with the management of a skyscraper nonetheless. Raise floors, build apartments, shops, offices and try to avoid bankruptcy if you can. SimTower spawned some similar games for mobile devices, most notably the wonderful Tiny Tower, It's surprisingl...
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Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

DOS1988protected4.1/5 LucasArts
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games (now known as LucasArts). It was first released in 1988 for various platforms, including the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Amiga, and others.The game follows the adventures of Zak McKracken, a tabloid newspaper reporter, as he uncovers a plot by a...
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Batman: the Movie

DOS19904.1/5 Ocean Software
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Cobra Mission

DOS1992NSFW4.1/5 MegaTech Software
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Blue Force

DOS19934.1/5 Tsunami Media
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Dreamweb

DOS1994freeware4.1/5 Creative reality
Dreamweb is a top-down point and click adventure set in a dark, cyberpunk city. You play as Ryan who has strange, violent, dreams. A top down perspective and the sheer number of items your character can pick up are just two of the peculiarities of this game. Dreamweb was developed by Creative Reality and published by Empire Interactive for DOS in 1...
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A-Train

DOSMac OS19924.1/5 Artdink
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Circuit's Edge

DOS19904.1/5 Westwood Studios
Circuit's Edge is a cyberpunk-themed role-playing game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom. It was released in 1990 for various platforms including DOS, Amiga, and Commodore 64.Set in a dystopian future, Circuit's Edge takes place in the fictional city of Rhoes Island, a dark and gritty urban landscape filled with crime, corru...
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Grand Theft Auto 2

Windows XP/98/9519994.1/5 DMA Design
Grand Theft Auto 2 is the second chapter in the successful Grand Theft Auto series. GTA 2 is an abandoned top-down action-adventure / driving hybrid game developed by DMA Design and released by Rockstar Games in 1999 for various platforms, including PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, and Game Boy Color. GTA2 is set in a fictional city called "Any...
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Syndicate Wars

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1996protected4/5 Bullfrog
Syndicate Wars is the sequel to the much acclaimed Syndicate developed by Bullfrog in its golden years. Like its predecessor, Syndicate Wars is a real-time tactics strategy game set in a cyberpunk dystopian world involving excessive violence, mega-corporations, bleak urban environment. Syndicate Wars also supports a multi-player co-op mode via LAN.
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Grand Theft Auto

DOSWindows XP/98/9519974/5 DMA Design
In Grand Theft Auto the player takes the role of a criminal who can freely roam around the city (Liberty City) completing tasks for the local mobs: stealing cars, killing pedestrians, all of it while avoiding the police and the army. The freedom of gameplay and the "I'm the bad guy" appeal of the game made the Grand Theft Auto series very popular.
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Paperboy 2

DOS19914/5 Tengen
Paperboy 2 is the sequel to the much acclaimed coin-op arcade hit Paperboy in which you have to deliver newspapers to subscribers while avoiding every kind of obstacle. Paperboy 2 is an isometric action game developed by Tengen and was released by Mindscape in 1991 for a number of platform. The DOS version of the game is abandoned.
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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

DOS19934/5 Manley Associates
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Bad Dudes VS Dragon Ninja

DOS1988protected4/5 Data East
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Eagle Eye Mysteries in London

DOS19944/5 Stormfront Studios
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Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier

DOSWindows XP/98/951995protecteddemo4/5 Sierra On-Line
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Vette!

DOS19894/5 Sphere
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Corruption

DOS19884/5 Magnetic Scrolls
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SimCity 3000

Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5 Maxis
SimCity 3000 is a city-building simulation game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in 1999 as the third major installment in the SimCity series, following SimCity 2000.In SimCity 3000, players take on the role of mayor and are tasked with building and managing a city from the ground up. The game offers more detaile...
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Batman: the Caped Crusader

DOS19884/5 Special FX
Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action-adventure video game released in the late 1980s. It was developed and published by Ocean Software and was available on various home computer systems of that era, including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST and, of course, DOS. The game was a graphic action-adventure that combine...
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Yoot Tower

Windows XP/98/9519994/5 OPeNBooK Co.
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Jones in the Fast Lane

DOS19914/5 Sierra On-Line
Jones in the Fast Lane is the kind of game that you don't see often these days. It's a mix between a digital board game and a modern day life simulation. The goal of the game is to live the life of Jones, making choices about school, work, your home, etc. Graphics is a mix of cartonish and digitized characters, very reminishent of some of the best ...
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2400 A.D.

DOS19884/5 Origin Systems
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The Bard's Tale

DOS19874/5 Interplay Productions
The Bard's Tale 1 is the first chapter of a popular first person RPG series by Interplay. You control a group of six adventurers with the task of defeating the evil wizard Mangar the Dark. You will fight monters, explore the city of Skara Brae, solve riddles and guide your party into earning levels, gold and glory.
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SimCopter

Windows XP/98/9519964/5 Maxis