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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.

Most popular urban setting games

Grand Theft Auto
action-adventureDOS, Windows XP/98/95
Road Rash
racingWindows XP/98/95
Crazy Taxi
racingWindows XP/98/95
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Alley Cat

DOS19844.3/5 Synapse Software
Alley Cat is an arcade platform game designed by Bill Williams, developed by Synapse and released for IBM in 1984. As a cat, your goal is to jump around the neighborhood, enter apartments - each being a mini-game - to find your lost loved one.
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Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

DOS1987NSFW4.3/5 Sierra On-Line
Leisure Suit Larry: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards is the first adventure of the Leisure Suit Larry series, created by Al Lowe and published by Sierra On-Line. As a virgin male in his forties, your goal is to, well, find the woman of your dreams. In 1991 Sierra released a VGA remake.
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Road Rash

Windows XP/98/9519964.3/5 Papyrus Design Group
Road Rash is an abandoned motorcycle racing game developed by Papyrus Design Group and released by Electronic Arts in 1996. Road Rash runs on Windows XP/98/95 but was also published for Amiga, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, 3DO, Game Gear, PlayStation, Saturn, Game Boy. In Road Rash you're a motorcycle racer that needs to win against other racer...
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Police Quest 1: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

DOS19874.3/5 Sierra On-Line
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is a classic adventure game designed by Jim Walls, developed and released by Sierra On-Line in 1987 for DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Apple II. Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is the first chapter in the Police Quest series.
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Capitalism 2

Windows XP/98/95Mac2001protected4.3/5 Ensemble Studios
Capitalism 2 is simulation game designed by Trevor Chan, developed by Ensemble Studios and released by UBI Soft in 2001 for Windows and Macintosh. Capitalism 2 is the quintessential capitalistic simulation and involves stock exchange, business management, marketing, etc.
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Free Enterprise

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 Tsunami Media
Dehumanizing offices? Check. Depressing environment? Check. No windows in the whole place? Check. Good, I'm ready to exploit my workers and become great entrepreneur. All of this thanks to Free Enterprise, a simulation for Windows by Tsunami Media, published in 1996.
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Midtown Madness

Windows XP/98/951999demo4.2/5 Angel Studios
Midtown Madness is a car racing game developed by Angel Studios (later known as Rockstar San Diego) and released by Microsoft in 1999 for Windows. Midtown Madness is known for its open-world design, allowing players to explore a virtual representation of Chicago and engage in various racing events and challenges within the city.
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The Blues Brothers

DOS19914.2/5 Titus Interactive
The Blues Brothers is a platformer that follows the adventures of Jake and Elwood Blues as they try to put their band back together. The player controls one of the Blues Brothers through various levels, each filled with obstacles, enemies, and puzzles. The ultimate goal is to collect musical notes and instruments to assemble the band. develope...
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SimCity 2000

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/951993protected4.2/5 Maxis
SimCity 2000 is a classic city building simulation, part of the popular SimCity series, developed by Maxis and designed by Will Wright. SimCity 2000 is a huge step up from the 2D predecessor SimCity and boasts improvements like: isometric view, underground, water pipes, subways, new buildings like prisons, schools, libraries, museums, etc.
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Blue Force

DOS19934.2/5 Tsunami Media
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Rampage

DOS19884.2/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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Carmageddon

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected4.2/5 Stainless Games
Carmageddon was a controversial and violent vehicular combat / car racing game, where the player must compete against a number of computer controlled opponents. Running over pedestrians and damaging opponents cars grant time bonuses and credits to be spent for upgrades.
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Hooligans: Storm Over Europe

Windows XP/98/9520024.2/5 DarXabre
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Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

DOS19924.2/5 East Technology Corp.
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Caesar 2

DOS19954.2/5 Impressions Games
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Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within

DOSWindows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1995protecteddemo4.2/5 Sierra On-Line
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1995 as a sequel to the original Gabriel Knight game, "Sins of the Fathers". The game was designed by Jane Jensen, who also wrote the story and script.In GK2 The Beast Within, players assume the role of Gabriel Knight...
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Oliver & Company

DOS19894.2/5 Coktel Vision
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The Dame Was Loaded

DOS1996protected4.2/5 Beam Software
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Dope Wars

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Beermat Software
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Les Manley in: Lost in L.A.

DOS1991protected4.2/5 Accolade
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Syndicate

DOS1993protected4.2/5 Bullfrog
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Deja Vu 2: Lost in Las Vegas

DOS19904.2/5 ICOM Simulations
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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

DOSWindows 3.xMac1993protecteddemo4.2/5 Sierra On-Line
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1993 and designed by Jane Jensen. The game is the first installment in the Gabriel Knight series.The story revolves around Gabriel Knight, a struggling writer living in New Orleans. He inherits a bookstore from his d...
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Double Dragon II: The Revenge

DOS19884.1/5 Technos Japan
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SimCity

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/951989protected4.1/5 Maxis
SimCity (or SimCity Classic) is a popular city building simulation in which you, the mayor of a city, have to build a metropolis from the ground up. You can build police and fire departments, assign industrial, residential or commercial areas, manage power distribution, build ports and airports. Grow your city from village to metropolis and try to ...
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Omikron: The Nomad Soul

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.1/5 Quantic Dream
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The Scoop

DOS19894.1/5 Telarium
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Crazy Taxi

Windows XP/98/9520024.1/5 Sega
Crazy Taxi is an abandoned driving / racing game developed by Sega and released by Activision in 2002 for Windows and other platforms (it's an arcade conversion). Crazy Taxi is set in a city full of potential passengers: get them on your taxi and drive them to various destinations in time.
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Paperboy

DOS19884.1/5 Atari
Paperboy was one of (if not THE) arcade hit of 1985. It was developed by Atari for the arcades and later published by Mindscape for DOS in 1988. More conversion were made for quite a few other platforms. Paperboy gameplay is peculiar: you control a boy riding a bicycle and your goal is to deliver as many newspapers as you can to a number of ho...