NFG Summary:“The Sims” offers a uniquely immersive experience where players can indulge in the ultimate God-like power of creating and molding individuals. From managing their daily routines to satisfying their desires and aspirations, this game brings the joy of building and controlling cities down to a personal level. Get ready for a captivating journey as you embrace the role of an omnipotent architect of life.

Categories: Virtual, Life
Meta Score: 92
User Score: 80.0
Platform: PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, PC
Publisher Names: Maxis
Support Language: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish – Spain, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Korean
Publish Date: 2000-01-31

PC Requirements:

Minimum: 1.2 GHz Processor, 256MB RAM, DirectX 7 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Recommended: 2.4 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 9 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection


In "SimCity," you had the power to build and control cities … with The Sims, you’ll create and control people!

Positive Comment(s)

The immersive gameplay and the intricate details of the game make it an incredibly enjoyable experience.100GamePro
What saves “The Sims” from becoming an unmanageable and nightmarish mess is the incredibly intuitive and easy to use interface.100Games Radar
While it can be a little overwhelming at first, once you’re familiar with the control and functions, things become second nature and controlling your Sim is a breeze.100CheckOut
The ability to control, design, influence and sometimes destroy the lives of little virtual versions of ourselves is mysteriously engrossing.100Daily Radar
It’s impossible to categorize EA’s addictive superblockbuster life simulator, just like it’s impossible to stop playing it. [Feb 2003, p.94]100GMR Magazine
You simply have to check this out!100Hot Games
It’s a fairly simple concept but its complexity and the way it draws you in is amazing. And the replay value is through the roof!97Armchair Empire
A sublime piece of interactive art, The Sioms is teh first serious contender for Y2K’s game of the year. [Apr 2000, p.82]96PC Gamer
This game is so fun that you won’t want to stop playing it!95IGN
The Sims has captivated me with its immersive and intriguing gameplay, making it one of the most enjoyable games I’ve ever played.94Game Fan

Negative Comment(s)

It does become kind of mesmerising, but like watching waves on a beach, chances are that pretty soon you’ll tire of the lack of variety on offer.60Yahoo!
a fun computer simulation. The game series went to a horrible pay to win direction but whatever60hyrts

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