Care for and nurture a tribe of little people by teaching them the basics of survival. They need to become farmers, builders, scientists, parents and make decisions about unpredictable 'island events'! Guide their day-to-day lives and help them explore and restore their new home.
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Mostly Positive (14 reviews) - 78% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 14, 2006

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Includes 5 items: Fish Tycoon, Plant Tycoon, Virtual Villagers - The Secret City, Virtual Villagers: A New Home, Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children

 

About This Game

Care for and nurture a tribe of little people by teaching them the basics of survival. They need to become farmers, builders, scientists, parents and make decisions about unpredictable 'island events'! Guide their day-to-day lives and help them explore and restore their new home. As your village grows and prospers, your villagers become curious about their mysterious new island home and the secrets it holds. HOW WILL YOU LEAD YOUR TRIBE?

  • Real-Time: new surprises every time you turn the game on
  • Hundreds of unique villagers
  • Unique and unpredictable "Island Events" to keep you on your toes
  • Breed your villagers and raise your own tribe

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium III 500
    • Memory: 96 MB
    • Graphics: 16MB of VRAM
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 7.0 or later
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I thought I’d be nice and let a 72 year old villager retire, so instead of constantly working he could do what he wanted.
Here's me thinking he'll relax, go swimming and admire the flower beds like all the other villagers do between work.
I took a break from the game for a bit and came back to check the villagers before I went to sleep...

...HE IMPREGNANTED TWELVE OF THE WOMEN, THREE OF WHICH HAD TWINS.
I came back onto the game and caught him trying to "embrace" yet another woman.
NOW THERE'LL BE A FOOD SHORTAGE, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW, SOLE? YOU GINGER DEMON.

This is my first attempt at this game and it was going pretty well until Sole went and ♥♥♥♥ed up everything. Literally.

For some reason I just had a real urge to play some kind of sim game recently. I didn't want anything overly complicated and I remembered these games. I used to watch my sister play them when I was a bit younger and always thought they looked fun. It's a little nostalgic playing this myself now, I'm hoping I can solve all the puzzles, get all the upgrades and build up a fairly good village before I lose.

I think it’s pretty fun for something to check on every now and then and try and figure out all the puzzles. The Puzzles and survival element being the majority of the game. You raise a village by giving villagers jobs, making them breed and using your newly trained villagers to make discoveries. There are 16 puzzles to solve, all of which are discoveries you can lead your villagers to.

The game is made a bit harder by “random events” that happen, which usually gives you a choice and you can either benefit from it or something bad can happen. It’s possible to gain/lose part of your food supply, your research and even be hit by disease.

I’ve been playing this in-between the main games I’m trying to complete and once I have done everything here, there are a few sequels I can move onto for more puzzles and such!
I look forward to trying the others out as well.

All in all it’s a fun little game/franchise. It’s nothing amazing but it kills time in a fun way I would say.


TL;DR : A fun little sim game. It’s not the best game in the world but it’s a good time killer between other things.
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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2013
I swear to god, I left this game off for two days and when I came back there was a pile of skeletons in the middle of town and an abandoned child playing in the dirt near the harvest fields.

Virtual Villagers DOES NOT ♥♥♥♥ AROUND.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2012
It's a great casual game. You watch over your little survivors, guide them to make the right choices, and choose in various random events what to do. It's real time, meaning if you forget about your survivors you might find your tribe wiped after half a week (although you can pause the game), it doesn't take much time at once, but it's surprsingly addictive gameplay makes you return again and again. Try the Demo. Now.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
Epic game,
you get annoyed by the "no" and "uh uh"
from the characters when you want them to do something and they won't but I already spent a good 50 hours per game in this franchize before I baught this.
I've beaten the 4th game (which Steam should add *hint**hint*) and gotten close to beating the other 3.
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17 of 31 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
I bought this game out of pure nostalgia. I remember how much I used to love it when I was younger. I've been wanting to play it for a while so I finally gave the ten dollars necessary to do so. I now somewhat regret my decision because the countless hours I used to have fun with this game no longer hold up.

Sure it's nice to have a real-time game that you can check on periodically like you do with Facebook or a virtual pet. This game however lacks the certain fun qualities of a real-time game. Your villagers randomly die while you're not playing and it doesn't clue you in on why it happened so that you can prevent it in the future.

Overall, I would say this game is worth three dollars max. I regret paying so much for it, but now I know what seemed fun when I was younger may not be the case in present day.
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