The Sims™ 4

  • Developer: Maxis, The Sims Studio
  • Genre: Simulation
  • Version: Release
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Official information

Release Date September 2, 2014
Developer Maxis, The Sims Studio
Publisher Electronic Arts
Genre Simulation
Language English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese-Brazil, Turkish
System PC, Mac OS
Version Release

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The Sims 4: Even More Life Simulation Opportunities

Who doesn’t know the legendary game The Sims? Just as the name suggests, The Sims 4 is the fourth title in the video game series that were developed by The Sims Studio and Maxis. The game in the life simulation genre continues to attract new users and as of June 2018, more than 10 million copies of this game has been sold in the world, which is quite an astonishing number for any game.  In this The Sims 4 review, we’ll unravel all the significant details that you may want to know about the game.

Getting lost in the virtual life

Life simulation games are a popular genre thanks to the fact that they offer an escape to players and allow them to create anything they want in the virtual world. Players, who choose The Sims 4, are able to create their Sim characters and have control over the way their life unfolds in the game. It is possible to give characters different personalities and see how they will act. What is great about this version of the game is that characters can multitask, which means that talking and doing something at the same time is possible.  

There are seven life stages that can be explored in the game – from being a baby to an elderly person. With the help of the drag and pull click of a mouse, players can easily adjust the facial features of their Sim characters, choose different hairstyles, body types, and more. The fashion function has also expanded in The Sims 4, and users are now able to sort the clothes according to different categories.

The buy and build modes are a single feature in The Sims 4 game. The system allows you to search for particular buildings, move them, and buy rooms that have already been created.  

Another great feature of The Sims 4 to explore is the Gallery. Players have a chance to import houses and Sim characters created by other people into their own games, which will inevitably influence the dynamic of the game. If players want, they can simply add what they’ve created to the Gallery for others to enjoy. The new worlds and expansions continue to be added to the game since its release.  

The Sims 4 is definitely a polished game that looks amazing. Players have the ability to zoom in and out on the characters and appreciate the graphics and how the aging process of the characters is shown on the faces.

Installing the game on different platforms

The Sims 4 download can be completed when you go to the official website of EA. Various expansions and additions can also be found there.

In November 2017, the game has become available for the users of Xbox One and PlayStation 4, even though this was not planned from the beginning.  As a result, The Sims 4 is currently available and can be installed on four different platforms – Microsoft Windows, macOS, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

The game has numerous keyboard and mouse controls that have to be learned to get the most out of this game. According to the players, playing the game on the console is more complicated as opposed to using the keyboard shortcuts and a mouse.

Everything You’ve Asked

Do I need the Internet connection to play The Sims 4?

The Internet connection is required during the initial activation of the game. After that, you can play the game even when you are offline.

Is it possible to use certain materials and Sims characters from The Sims 3 game?

No. While a lot of people wonder whether they can transfer the materials to The Sims 4, the more recent game was created using new technologies, so it’s not possible to do that.

Do I need the Origin client to play the game?

Yes, you need the Origin client and also the EA user account to install the game on your computer.

Is The Sims 4 a suitable game for children?

No. The rating of this game is 18+.

What are the minimum system requirements to install the game on PC are:    

 
  • 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or an equivalent processor

  • ATI Radeon X1300, Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 6600, or a better video card

  • The minimum of 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space

 

Conclusion

The Sims 4 is an excellent life simulation game and its improved features make it even more realistic and exciting to play. The one issue with the game that plenty of players mention is the storytelling, as it could use some improvements in this department.

Cons:

  • Storytelling is limited
  • Restrained multi-sim control
  • Some limitations in the worlds

Pros:

  • More realistic behavior and actions
  • Great visuals and audio
  • Convenient and accessible tools for building and buying
  • Great range of moods and multitasking abilities
  • Intuitive interface
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Graphics
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Sound
10
Gameplay controls
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