Virtual Villagers 4 - The Tree of Life Platinum Edition
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  • System Requirements
  • Windows 2000 / Windows 7 / Windows XP / Windows 8
  • 700 MHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 512 MB Ram
  • Uninstall instructions
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Virtual Villagers 4 - The Tree of Life Platinum Edition 

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Return to the beautiful island of Isola with Virtual Villagers 4 - The Tree of Life Deluxe, and discover a world of adventure. The island's chief is worried that life is slowly diminishing on this lush paradise, so he has assembled an expedition to find the source of these troubles along the eastern shores. Journey to this exciting new area and remedy the situation before everything disappears!

  • visit the oldest and most hidden part of the mysterious island in a fantastic new adventure
  • explore the eastern shores of Isola and save the Tree of Life
  • select a custom tribe from the start to suit your likes
  • offers new puzzles, new collectibles, and new island events
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Reviews of Virtual Villagers 4 - The Tree of Life Platinum Edition
 | Added on: April 2, 2010
I love how they gave you two games for one price. I have all the others but i'll wait till the tree of life comes out alone. I love this and couldnt wait. :)
 | Added on: July 27, 2010
Pretty fun as far as tribe games go. Likes: that you can choose your own characters; that you can choose "likes running" so your characters don't CRAWL; graphics are cute; lots to explore. Dislikes: Not much so far except that the game will let you think you are making progress on things that are not yet possible (due to your character's levels). I wasted a lot of time trying to make stew (many steps to it) only to find out it for a grand feast I can't complete anytime soon (one of the final steps of the game!)
 | Added on: April 2, 2010
I didn't think this game was as involved as previous V.V. games. All the extra 'trophy' items were silly, as you don't receive anything for accomplishing them. I wanted to do this V.V. on my own, not looking at any cheats/hints and it wasn't complicated at all. I don't think it was worth 20$, but my kids enjoy playing and they are 7 & 8.
 | Added on: April 15, 2010
I have really been enjoying this series. When you pick your five characters do not forget to pick 1 or 2 kids under 13 for picking mushrooms and picking the other things up like in the previous games in the series. This is a relaxed game and you do not have to rush and your not timed. You can actually move the huts around. I like the bonus content also. Definetly worth getting and keeping to go along with the previous V V's
 | Added on: April 5, 2010
Great game, another great addition to the VV series, especially the added things. A little slacking on plot - but very entertaining and just as good as the rest of the series.
 | Added on: April 8, 2010
from everything i read about the VV games, i was looking forward to this game. i so wanted to enjoy playing it. but i didn't. maybe it's b/c i'm new to playing this type game, and the hr barely gave me time to do much of anything with this game. it took my villagers FOREVER to build anything/to gain research points-they wouldn't procreate. i'm sure a lot of it has to do with my inexperience. i say try it. if u like VV games, you'll probably like this one, too. tho, it's not for me...
 | Added on: September 7, 2010
I like it very much and wish it was a free daily game again. I have played the other 3 Virtual Villagers games also.
 | Added on: December 14, 2010
I'm being nice when I give it two stars because the concept of a game which progresses even when it is shut off is interesting. However the gameplay is absolutely horrible as these people take forever to accomplish anything. It's mind-numbing to wait for them to finish even the simplest tasks so the gameplay involves something like telling them to clear the debris out of a stream, shutting down the game because it is taking so long, then starting the game again to find that the villager is dead -- and the stream is full again. Yay! Another reviewer helpfully mentioned that you need to find villagers who "like" running, yet that's impossible for the tutorial game because the computer decides who you need in your tribe. Not much of a tutorial anyway since it basically shows you how to build a hut and a fire. The rest is up to you. Of course all this hinges on whether the villagers pay attention to you since most wander off aimlessly. The purpose of this gem? Trying to figure out why you're wasting your time playing it as "The Tree of Life" sucks the life out of anyone who plays it. Personally I found the game "My Tribe" to be far superior and closer to what I expected a "virtual village" to be. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to be sold here at GH as of the time this review was written.
 | Added on: April 2, 2010
I have played all the virtual villager games. Love them. Very fun. My kids enjoy them too.
 | Added on: August 25, 2010
I don't know what it is about the Virtual Villagers' games (or maybe I do), but I can't help playing them. Poor little guys and gals. Stuck on different parts of Isola (for each of the VV games). Sometimes they run around frantically ... sometimes they are so slow you want to crack the whip. Each game sets you up with your Villagers trying to survive with the basics before you start solving the island mystery. I did find that in VV: The Tree of Life, the challenges were a bit easier than in previous games. However, I still needed a LITTLE bit of "hint" from the walk-through to get me back on the right path (just once). VV's are addicting. You can't stop playing, even after hours and hours of sitting in front of your screen, drooling on your keyboard, too involved to get up for food or drink, and (heaven help ya) limited bathroom breaks (if you can pull yourself way from the game).
 | Added on: June 21, 2010
Its sooo addicting and hard at times. i had to go online for cheats and tips lol. i got stuck with some of the simplest things. but super fun and time flys by when ur playing this game
 | Added on: June 21, 2010
Lots of fun puzzles as well as collecting items. Slower paced game that is great for playing before bed.
 | Added on: June 15, 2011
LOVE the game ...but it needs a Stradegy Guide...ALL my villagers are dyeing because I can't find food !!!
 | Added on: April 25, 2011
I think this may be my favourite of the Virtual Villagers, not entirely sure why as I have enjoyed all of them - I do like the graphics better than the earlier games and the map area, plus it was probably the only VV game where island events were actually kind to me. If you have tried others in the series, most definitely give this one a go. If you are a nature lover then the idea of healing the tree of life will probably appeal to you, and something about the higher character resolution in this seems to make it easier to get attached to your villagers. It's also nice to remember your deceased villagers now with the mausoleum where you can see them along with their life achievements. Overall I have equally enjoyed working through each of the VV games. This one I've said 4 stars, probably more 4.5.
 | Added on: June 10, 2010
The puzzles are a bit more of a challenge. The villagers seem to move slower and so far I haven't had a "runner" which is always fun to have around. Overall, I love this game as I do the other VV games.
 | Added on: August 27, 2010
Awful graphics, rudimentary animation, mindnumbingly slow progress, and irritating characters. Takes ten minutes to progress through the simplest tasks and days to get anywhere in this game. Apparently adults are too stupid to collect items of interest so the kids have to do it. Of course the kids are so stupid they start bringing fish scales to the scientists. The only thing remotely interesting is the music but after hearing the same four songs over and over, even that gets irritating. Solving puzzles gets you little satisfaction other than a two-frame animated "celebration dance". Need I go on? I don't care if "My Tribe" is a copycat game, it's a lot closer to what I expected a Virtual Villagers simulation to be; and it's far more enjoyable to play.
 | Added on: April 27, 2011
I played Virtual Villagers 5 before this one. I find #4 to be very long. It's still addictive and I'm still playing it but it takes FOREVER to build a hut, cleap-up someting, and there's a river blocker that comes back and you have to constantly clean-up. I prefered #5.
 | Added on: May 13, 2010
Did you like the previous Virtual Villagers games? 'Yes!' Well then, you're pretty certain to like this one too. There are still little people and they are still lovable and infuriating in almost equal measure. 'No!' Well then why are you here? (Perhaps try Totem Tribe instead. Also brilliant but completely different.) 'Haven't played them!' Well then you should. Start with Virtual Villagers (no number, obviously, as it's the first), as it's older and so ever-so-slightly simpler, and there's also a bit of an ongoing story over the four games so it's as well to start at the beginning. Welcome to your new addiction, you're about to become a stranger to your own family :o))
 | Added on: July 8, 2010
I enjoyed the game and would recommend it. I was somewhat disappointed that it did not play as well as early versions. It was like the sequel to a movie that does not live up to earlier version. Puzzle were thought provoking but somethings seemed much easier than earlier versions, while other features were lacking. I would not recommend for young children due to eventual frustration level in solving puzzles. Over all the game is good and easy to understand, even if you have not played earlier versions.
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