The Sims™ 4 review

The Sims™ 4

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The Sims™ 4: Ignite Your Creativity in a Virtual Life Simulator

In the gaming world, The Sims™ 4 needs little introduction. From the creators of the long-revered life simulation series, EA Maxis once again provides a game filled with endless possibilities and freedom that transcends the traditional boundaries of gaming. The Sims™ 4 mixes reality simulation with cheerful whimsy, allowing players to control and manipulate almost every aspect of their Sims' life.

Graphics and Style

With its improved graphics, The Sims™ 4 truly brings its unique world to life. The game casts aside the monochrome hue of reality, replacing it with extraordinary vibrancy. The quality of the graphics is seamlessly integrated across all game elements – from the attention to detail in your Sims' appearance and attire to the intricate designs of the buildings and landscapes. The visually appealing aesthetic of the game successfully creates a pleasant and immersive experience for the gamer.

Sims 4 game art

Game Process

The gameplay of The Sims™ 4 is both enjoyable and engaging. It includes a detailed character creation tool that allows players considerable freedom to design their Sims in various ways, including specifying their personality traits and aspirations. With its sandbox playstyle, The Sims™ 4 presents limitless opportunities for players to lead their Sims through life, fostering relationships, pursuing careers, and exploring new locations. The multitasking feature is a notable addition, lending a layer of realism and enhancing immersion.


When it comes to replayability, The Sims™ 4 earns top ratings. Each new character and story created lends itself to a unique gameplay experience, increasing the game's replayability. Expansion packs further enrich the game, introducing new careers, locations, and features. The endless array of character configurations, narrative paths, and choices ensures that each gaming experience remains distinct, offering a continuous wellspring of fresh amusement for participants.

Facts About The Game

  • The Sims™ 4 is developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts, the same developers and publishers of the hugely popular game franchise, SimCity.
  • The Sims™ 4 was released in North America on September 2, 2014, and in other territories shortly thereafter.
  • This game allows players to create and control people in a virtual world where there are no rules. Players can customize their appearances, personalities, aspirations, and relationships.
  • One interesting aspect of The Sims™ 4 is its Emotion System. Unlike previous versions of the game, Sims can experience a range of emotions, like feeling happy, sad, angry, or inspired, which can impact their actions and interactions.
  • According to Electronic Arts, The Sims™ 4 has sold over 20 million copies worldwide as of 2020.
  • The Sims™ 4 has also seen over 30 "Game Packs", "Expansion Packs", and "Stuff Packs" released as additional content, which has added everything from new careers to pets, universities, and even supernatural elements.
  • The game has evolved a lot since the first version; for example, in the early Sims games, babies would magically turn into children, but in The Sims™ 4 they go through an infant stage then a toddler stage before becoming a child.
  • Every item and action in the game was created from scratch by the development team, which can take up to 6 years to build. 
  • A feature called "multitasking" was introduced in The Sims™ 4, which allows Sims to do more than one thing at a time like watching TV and eating or chatting and drinking.
  • The Game Developers Choice Awards nominated The Sims™ 4 for the Best Technology award in 2014. 
  • The pricing model for The Sims™4 has been criticized due to the cost of the base game and all the additional content; if a player were to purchase every pack offered, it would cost over $500 USD. 
  • The Sims™ series is known for its diverse representation of different cultures, relationships, and lifestyles. It is also one of the first major game franchises to include same-sex relationships. 
  • The Sims™ 4 introduced building improvements including, "autoroof", and an easy drag-and-drop feature for wall placement, blueprints for designed rooms, and the ability to move an entire building from one location to another.
  • The Sims™ 4 soundtrack features music by popular artists Jerry Martin, Aivi & Surasshu, and Ilan Eshkeri. The in-game radio stations also play "Simlish" versions of hits by real-life artists.
  • The Sims™ 4 has a strong online community with millions of fans who share their creations (houses, Sims, stories) in the online gallery for others to download and use in their game.

Bottom Line

Conclusively, The Sims™ 4 is a compelling addition to the life simulation genre, providing players with a vibrant and immersive world to explore. Despite minor drawbacks, its engaging gameplay, stellar graphics, and high replay value elevate it from just another game to an enduring interest that captivates players for hours.


  • Visually impressive graphics that provide an immersive experience
  • Extensive character customization options provide individualized gameplay
  • Sandbox-style gameplay offers unlimited creativity and freedom
  • High replay value due to limitless combinations of characters and stories
  • Continually updated with new expansions, adding fresh content regularly
  • The ability for characters to multitask, enhancing realism
  • Online features allow players to share creations with the Sims community.


  • The initial game lacks the content depth of previous versions, compelling players to buy more expansions
  • Some may find the reduced size of the world and lack of traditional open-world gameplay limiting
  • The heavy focus on social interactions may not appeal to all players
  • Lack of certain features found in previous versions, such as toddlers and pools, although some were added later
  • Gameplay can sometimes feel too shallow or whimsical, detracting from the simulation aspect.


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