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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (11 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 14, 2006
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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
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
The game is pretty fun. A good game to kill some time. You can just leave it and check back from time to time.... however if you go for a long time, make sure to pause it or.... everyone dies.. it's so sad :(
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person 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 dirty near the harvest fields.

Virtual Villagers DOES NOT ♥♥♥♥ AROUND.
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9 of 11 people (82%) 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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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
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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