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      22.08.2012 11:23
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      It can be played by everyone, the age doesn't matter!

      First time I ever played Sims, I was very enthusiast, and I still am every time I enter this game, saved in a file deep in the computer, in a place where it can't be harmed by bad luck!
      It was the best game when it was released, had nice graphics and the melodic line was also great, and somehow addictive. I still remember how thankful I was to the game creators when I saw that I could move my camera closer and further and I could rotate it at 360* around the Sim!
      The concept of Sims and Simoleons ( the cash used in game ) was just amazing, and the way you had to do extra work to have a higher rank at job was also fantastic. Having kids was the major problem, because the babies grew up into children and that was all, the children couldn't became adults and the adults couldn't become elders and finally die...it was like they were stuck there, in the game, for apparently no reason...
      The first house I ever built in the game, was on a square of biggest dimensions, and the house was on 90% of the square. I didn't put floor or wall covers, but it was just fine! I put all the objects in a single house, because there weren't too many from which to choose, and that was it!

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        08.05.2011 17:07

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        My first love.

        Whilst in the 90s I loved this game, it was the "in" thing. However, in 2011, I can see how primitive it is in comparison it to the newer Sims games. If you haven't played any Sims games before then this is a brilliant game that you will love but if you have played the newer ones you will probably be sorely disappointed as the graphics and the gameplay cannot compare to the newer games but, in a way, that is a credit to the original as it shows that this game was so good that the newer games were set into development in the first place as the brand is so popular.

        Basically you get to control characters, called Sims, which you can create yourself choosing a head and a body OR you can play with the various ready made Sims. You guide them through life making them marry, have children and develop their careers until they eventually die. It is essentially like playing God. This game has a special place in my heart as it is the original game which spawned the subsequent ones. Thank you The Sims!

        Overall, I would recommend this for first time players or collectors of all things The Sims. But I would recommend The Sims 2 or 3 more as they're more advanced with more detail and gameplay options plus there's probably little price difference nowadays.

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        30.04.2008 17:07
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        A really good game that you can get into easily

        This is a classic game that is available for Mac and PC. This is a review of the original version, although there are loads of expansion packs nowadays and The Sims 2.

        The Sims is a game in which you build your own characters and house, before you control them into living their lives, getting a job and having some fun. It is a strange idea for a game, but works really well and is very addicting.

        You can build your house with loads of tools. You can design absolutely everything from the walls to the floor and wallpaper. You can make your house huge and not afford to put anything in it, or keep it small and put some items in there. A standard house should have a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and eating area. Your Sims will have statistics that need to be kept as high as possible such as:

        Hunger
        Sleep
        Room
        Comfort
        Hygiene

        Hunger is obvious - you need to keep them pretty full up and they will be happy. They also need to sleep every night or they will be tired and not want to go to work/school and will find it hard to wake up having not had ample sleep. The room category shows how satisfied they are with the room they stand in. Certain items can boost this stat, by looking lovely. If they are comfortable, they may be resting on a comfortable chair or bed or even in the bath. This links to Hygiene. You must keep them clean by showering them, bathing them and all the rest.

        All items can be bought with your money earned by working. You can make them search for jobs on the computer or in the newspaper. You can also get promoted when they go to work in a good mood, arrive on time (you must catch the pick-up car on time) and work well. You can improve their skills such as cooking, charisma and more using items at home, which can help with promotions.

        It is a great game that involves working, earning money and spending it on great items to have a huge mansion in the end with happy Sims who are millionaires. You can even get married, invite friends round from the village, throw parties and loads more. The game is endless, and for around £7.00 second hand at amazon.co.uk, the price isn´t bad at all.

        Thanks for reading,

        Carbon

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          10.09.2004 05:36
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          Have you ever had a problem with addiction? Are you unable to tear yourself away from your ciggies or booze? If so, do not go near The Sims. I repeat, do not go near it! I know it?s in nice, colourful packaging, and of course, it looks fun, but you?ll live to regret it. I promise you. Just step away from the box. That?s right. You don?t need it. I think it?s about time. It?s been needing said. This game should come with a warning, because it really can be just too addictive. The Sims has been around for long enough now that I?m sure we all know what it?s about, but in case you don?t, here?s a short run down. Basically, you can create your own characters or families and move them into their own house that you can either buy pre-built, or design from scratch yourself. Once there you can have kids, send the nippers to school, get a job for the adults, make the adults brush up on skills such as creativity and charisma, or, of course, you could just leave the family to their own devices and watch the ensuing chaos. The characters you create can have varying levels of happiness depending on what they have around them eg. if their house is nice and well-kept, if they have access to food, if they are able to speak to other Sims, if they get to catch enough Zzzzzzs etc. They can even die due to fire, drowning, starvation etc. If you keep them happy and work on winning them new friends and earning them new skills, they can advance up their chosen career path, getting themselves a new job title and a higher salary. They can move in with friends, get married and even adopt a child. So, what?s the big deal? We can do all that in life, can?t we? Well, yeah, of course we can, but we all have that side of ourselves that we don?t let out and we can let it out via a computer programme instead. The next time you want to scream
          at your boss, do it via The Sims. The next time you?re feeling particularly evil and vindictive, go and find some evil things to do in The Sims. Even if you?re just feeling particularly arty and want to design yourself a perfect house, you might not be able to afford it in real life, but you can do it on The Sims! The Sims can be quite difficult to keep up with when you first play it, especially if you jump right in there and start trying to work with a whole family at once, but you soon get into the swing of things. It can play at 3 speeds and there is also options to pause the game, save the game, return to neighbourhood, buy items for the house, do building work, monitor a particular character?s contentment, skills etc. The controls can all be a little overwhelming at first, but the instruction book gives clear instructions, and you can also take advantage of using the ?practice house? available when you first enter the game. The Sims has really taken off, now, and so expansion packs have become available such as Livin? It Up, House Party, Vacation, Hot Date, Superstar, Unleashed and Makin? Magic. These expansion packs all contain additional objects and character skins, and some such as Superstar, Hot Date, Vacation and Unleashed even offer alternate places to go outside of the regular Sim neighbourhood. You can visit Studio Town in SuperStar and make yourself a Hollywood star. In Hot Date you can go downtown to make your potential partner fall head over heels with you and you can jet off to more exotic locations in Vacation. What?s more, the Sims has branched out from its original PC version onto formats for Xbox, GameCube, GameBoyAdvance and even a Sims Online game. The non-PC formats are all played slight
          ly differently to the PC game, but are all similar in many respects such as designing a character to play with and helping them progress up the career ladder. The Sims is a great game to customise. There?s plenty of sites on the ?net where you can download extra skins, household items, wallpaper, carpets etc. to use with your game, and you can even make some yourself with the right software and ?know how?. A Double Deluxe PC edition containing The Sims, Livin? It Up and House party is available on Amazon for £25.99, and that should be more than enough to get a Sims newbie started! This is a great family game that can be enjoyed by everyone. Just be aware that once you get started playing it, you might just forget to go back to real life! Capital letters courtesy of: http://www.chuckleweb.co.uk/fixit.php

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          07.03.2004 02:51
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          The Sims is a platform style game from the people who brought us Sim City and so on. Maxi Electronic Arts or EA are renowned for their simulation games, whether they do people cities or sports. The SIms can be picked up for less than a tenner nowadays although there are new expansion packs being brought out every year. I know of seven to date, but there is probably more: Livin It Up Hot Date House Party Bustin Out On Holiday Superstar Makin Magic All as addictive as the next!!! System Requirements Windows 95-98 233 MHZ Processor 32MB Ram Memory 175 MB Hard Drive 4 Speed CD/DVD 2MB Graphic PCI/AGP DirectX7.0 or compatible soundcard Keyboard and Mouse Input THIS GAME IS NOT NT SUPPORTED!! Im not sure what all that means but my other half said its important so there you go!! There is the ususal epilepsy warning on this game. You are advised not to play for longer than 10 - 15 minutes at a time and to move around inbetween times. Although I play the game on my PC, it is available in other game formats for the Nintendo Gamecube, XBox and PLaystation 2. These are slightly differing in game play but I think the concept is pretty similar. The game consists of simulated people and their lives. When you begin a game, you create a being. They can be named whatever you want. There is a choice of skin tone, hair colour, build and clothing. You can chose which sex and if you are creating a whole family, you can even create children. It is really good fun, trying to create people who look like the members of your family. I love it! You help the Sims get a job (or send the children to school), keep the job and advance their careers. Miss two days at work and you are fired!! You are responsible for the cleanliness of the house either by doing it yourself or hiring a maid. Friends are made by interaction and you can eve
          vn get married and have a baby. You only have to kiss a few times and baby arrives in your living room. But beware, if you donot take car eo fit the social services will come and take it away from you!! I know from bitter experience! In order to pursue your carerr you have to achieve skill points: creative, logical, cooking, mechanical etc. To gain these you paint, play chess and read books. (Respectively!) The more points you have the better a job you will get. I achieved the status of Major of Sim City once but then slept inthe next day and lost my job!! OooppS! Jobs can be found in the newspaper deliverd each day or on the PC (if you can affod one!0 You start the game with a meer $695 Similonian dollars so you have to spend wisely! The game is played in real time but can be quickened if necessary. It is up to you how your charcter behaves. You have to teach him the habits you expect of him, eg/ flushing the toilet, clearing the plates after lunch etc!. As the game progresses you becomemore and more adventurous and you can begin to invite friends round for dinner. It may not sound difficult but you realy do have to watch your Sims Life Line chart because if he needs the loo, he will wee on the floor if necessary, or fall asleep in the middle of the garden! As well as the people, you can also create your own houses. Bearing in mind you have very little cash to begin with, it is better to start with the ready made ones. You can furnish and decorate them as your budget will allow. I have, admittedly found a few cheats on unofficial Sims sites and have become a millionaire and have a luxury mansion with swimming pool, orangerie and hot tub. Sad I know!! Some of the furniture is naff but it really is like decorating your own home. Great fun!! If you decide to move on to the expansion packs, then you can move outside of the home and go to the shops or on holiday. The SIms Bustin Out involves pets which need the same
          love and care as the people. The more expansion kits you get, the more complicated the game becomes. To be quite honest, I prefer to stick to the basic game! I cant sleep for days if there is too much going on as I start to play the game in my sleep! The game is easy to navigate and when starting for the first time you are obliged to play the tutorial game first. This shows you all the main functions of the game and helps you to recognise what your Sim needs. You can be as slow or as advanced as you like. It is really that adaptable. The Sims speak in a gobbledy gook language, similar to that of the penguin Pingu. The music gets a bit annoying after a while but you can easily turn it off. On the whole, this game is great fun for all ages. It kept me occupied throughout my pregnancy when I couldnt sleep at night! But believe me, it is so so addictive! Hope this helps your decision to buy. Thanks for reading!! Kerry xx

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            12.03.2003 12:15
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            The Sims had always been a favourite game of mine, so when I heard about a new add-on coming out that included pets I was very excited. I have known some of the other add-on’s to not bring to much to to the game in the way of variety, but this one is certainly not the case. Maxis the game’s maker have brought a totally new outlook to the sims and this time they are not only fun, but can bring a lot of mischief to the game too. Pets! Now you can have cute cats and dogs wrecking your house, digging up your garden, and leaving little presents on your kitchen floor. Honestly it’s not all bad it’s actually a lot of fun. GETTING YOUR FIRST PET The first thing you need to do is to venture into the town district by calling a shuttle, then choose an animal adoption centre. When you get to the pet shop you can select a cat/dog from one of the many breed’s, they are sitting displayed in tiny pens so you can have a quick play with them first. If however you don’t fancy getting your little bundle of trouble straight away you can always start with a goldfish, turtle ,parrot ,iguana, or budgie. If you pick a dog/cat you get to pick a name and also choose its sex ( if you get male and female you may end up with babies later on).while your still at the shop you can pick up all sorts of goodies for your new pet, such as a collar, toy, or treat (the other items you can buying from the menu when you get home). When you take your pet home, the first thing you need to do is buy it a dog bowl and fill it with food. It’ll also need a dog bath, some toys (unless you want holes in your garden, a bed (it will sleep on the floor if u can’t afford one straight away) , and if you have a cat a kitty litter tray. TRAINING YOUR FIRST PET Now we have
            your pet happy you need to train it ,or end up with the pet from hell. Like your sim your pet has skills it’ll need to work on to improve. House breaking is a matter of telling your dog off when it leaves puddles around your home, till it learns to use the garden ,and then you praise him (a cat will automatically use its dirt box).Obedience is calling over your pet or making him" sit and stay" ,the better he gets the longer he’ll stay for. Your pet can learn tricks and help socialise with the owner at the same time, my cat can play the keyboard and my dog can do flips. Only one trick can be learnt at a time but will be always available when learnt. A good way to get your pet to trust you is to play fetch with it or ask it to do a new trick it’s learnt .If you do well with all this then why not try out at the pet contest and bring home a trophy? WHAT ELSE IS NEW? Pets aren’t the only new addition to the game u can now be self-sufficient and grow your own vegetables .You get a choice of growing carrots ,peas, lettuces, or tomatoes which you can either sell at the market or cook for your dinner ( if you grow a giant vegetable you get more money for it).This can lead to problems as where there’s food there’s also hungry little rabbits!, I did get a pumpkin but found it didn’t work so I got my cat to hunt them instead. Other extras are stray animals that will stay on your property as well as, gophers, rabbits, mice, racoon ,and the rather annoying skunks that will spray a nasty odour making your dog smell bad ( time to call animal control!).There’s now over 125+ new objects walls and floors, plus an old town with comes with it’s own unique objects. Many new and exciting careers have been added including, fashion(department store clerk),education (playground monitor),animal care (dog walker),culinary(dishwasher),cir
            cus( popcorn vendor),these each have 10 levels in each career. THE BIT AT THE END I think this game really adds to the sims experience and is the best add-on I own. I would highly recommend it to any sim fan (unless u dislike animals then I’d recommend to stay clear of it as it’s your worst nightmare).If you’ve never played this game before you do need THE SIMS but you don’t have to have any of the other games to make it play. It does bring a breath of fresh air back into the game and I know its what many people have been waiting for.

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              27.12.2002 06:55
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              Obviously I don't always have such a high opinion of myself. However there are times when I have complete control over the lives of a group of people who live in a place called Simsville. These people are characters in the game called the Sims. I create them, tell them what to do, and give them things to make their lives happier. They meet other Sims, get married, have jobs, like spending time on computers (who doesn't) and have to do the basic things in life like eat, sleep and go to the bathroom to live and prosper. When I get bored, I just turn them off, and they lay there in Simsville in a state of Suspended Animation until their master returns. Ok, so it's a bit of an ego boost being able to sit there and boss people around. When I'm at work I'm the one being bossed around, so it's good to get my own back. I tell my people to cook food, to play, to rest, to study, to get exercise, to sleep etc etc. All these actions and many hundreds more are available to you, to help enrich your Sims life, and help them progress on the social ladder to success. GAMEPLAY Ok, so you're new to this game. Well, there are loads of things you need to know. You could of course, sit and read the manual from cover to cover (all 92 pages) before you put the cd-rom into the pc, but if like most people you just want to get on with it, then don't worry. Put your cd in, install the game, and you're off. There aren't levels in this game - basically there's no "winning post". This game ends only when you are fed up of it, or when you have to reformat your hard drive *chuckle*. When you play this game, you will enter at "Neighbourhood 1", and this contains a tutorial house, which you can visit at any time during the game, to recheck on things. Basically, if you click on the tutorial house, you will be talked through the ways in which this game works.
              Sims need to interact with other Sims - you will learn how. You will be shown how Sims find jobs, look after themselves and enjoy themselves. Yeah, read the manual if you must, but only after you have spent time with the tutorial family. The manual is useful background reading, it explains why certain characters act as they do, and possible remedies to counter their natural instincts. Your Sims have free will too. Oh, you can control them. Just click on a character and your wish is their command, but if you ignore them, then they will go about their daily life as they see fit. Whilst it's important to let them have some free time, I wouldn't suggest this is a good way to go - you need to manage the household, and this gets more time consuming as your household increases. After you have completed the tutorial - there is actually no completion, like the rest of this game you play this as much as you want. There is no defined win, which may not appeal to some people - you are free to move around the same neighbourhood or choose a different one, and either pick a pre-existing family, or create your own, and move them into a plot of your choosing. If you create your own, you have to choose names, characteristics and clothing for your individual family members, and hey presto, your new family is complete. Click on them, buy a plot of land, and you can then build your dream home for them. Sims have expensive tastes, and are materialistic. Their moods are often dictated by their impression of the room they are in, and they like attractive, expensive items, to make the room prettier. The happier a sim is, the more likely they are to be happy, and this affects their daily life - everything from getting that valuable promotion to socialising with friends. Money is vital in this game, and at the start, it's in short supply. Money is needed to buy items and food. You will need kitchen equipment, living room and be
              droom furniture, bathroom stuff and things to keep Sims happy. All this costs money, and as in real life, Sims will want to better themselves, and you will have to buy new items of furniture, decoration etc etc to keep your children happy and improve their morale. Not only do you control these Sims lives, you also can take satisfaction of a job well done. The Sims will let you know if they aren't happy, similarly you can tell if they are. When they are they will do anything you ask. When they are miserable, you have to give in to their needs, otherwise they will just ignore you. The game goes on and on, and is thoroughly absorbing. I could go on further and explain the game play in more detail, but by doing so the game would be spoilt. This is a game that is best experienced by playing it, and I would heartily recommend anyone to do so. The basic game is suitable for most age groups, from 8 upwards anyway. ADD ON PACKS Game creators have long since realised that if "It?s not broken, why fix it" That's why there is no Sims v 2.0. However what there are is add on packs. Typically these cost around the £20 mark from legitimate sources, and all of them introduce new characters, new objects and new ways of behaving into a game. Each one bolts on to the original Sims game, and is a must have for the Sims addict. Currently there are 8 expansion packs!!! TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS - Min Requirements Windows 95 223 MHz processor 32 MB of RAM 4x speed CD-ROM 255MB free HDD space 2MB Video Card with DirectX 7.0 drivers Keyboard and Mouse CONCLUSIONS Go ahead and play the game. Its brill. It will absorb your time. The concept is straightforward, bit the way the game goes will ensure your involvement. The price will vary. Nowadays it's impossible to buy the game separately at High Street stores as a brand new game. It will come bundled with an exp
              ansion pack, or other Sims goodies - so expect to pay around to £30 mark, or maybe more. I like this game. And when I'm not writing or reading ops, I have been known to play it too. Have fun. Andy

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                I had seen this game on the shelves at my local pc store many times and not been very interested in it at all. It seemed a bit like a tedious game where you would build buildings and get people to do all the boring things that you have to do yourself in your daily life. That was until a friend lent me a copy. She had just bought the expansion pack and said I could borrow her game for a while. Well I wasn't that interested even after she assured me I would be hooked. It sat on the shelf for about a week until one evening. The kids were in bed and there was as usual nothing on television. I decided to give it a go. Then at 3.30am I decided I had to drag myself away from the screen and go to bed. Yes it had me hooked straight away. It is a very clever idea and keeps you attached to your pc for hours. The first thing you have to do once you have installed the game is to choose a family. You can choose one of the ready made families on the disc or create your own. Each family is allowed so much money to start with and even though there is a huge mansion house with a Pool you can't buy that until they have worked and earnt enough money to buy it. They are given $20,000 and to buy the mansion it is about $50,000. Once you have your family you then have to choose somewhere for them to live. You can choose one of the houses already there or buy a plot of land and build your own. Don't become to ambitious to start with though as you will find you have no money left and no food for your family. You then have to find the adults work. If you have bought them a pc you can look there or just get the paper that is delivered every morning. Children have to be ready for school when the bus arrives to take them and also adults have to be ready when their car picks them up for work. Bills have to be paid. Adults have to learn many skills including cooking or they will burn the kitchen down and as I found with my first family kill the
                parents. NOT a nice thing to happen. They have to be kept happy, fed, given somewhere to sleep, make friends and socialise. They also need to play. Doing all of these things for The sims is what keeps you hooked. I found myself saying I will just get them all dinner and then switch off and then I would find that they needed the loo or a shower or bed. Before you know it it is the early hours of the morning. There are many more things you can do with this game and you can also buy many expansion packs to add on and do extra things. Such as a HOT DATE pack or HOLIDAY pack. It can be bought in many pc shops and I have also seen it on amazon for £34.99. Some of the expansion packs can be bought there too either at full price or a discounted price for used copies. I don't know what the quality of these is like though. The Navigation around the town is easy enough although it isn't a huge place. Moving the sims around their homes is fairly easy once you have learnt to click on them first before telling them where to go. The Graphics are fairly average but it is not the sort of game that requires fantastic graphics. I think the only thing that annoyed me about this game is the sound. The music can become a bit irritating and the voices of the sims too. You have to look at little picture bubbles coming from their mouths to determine if they are happy or not as the sound that comes from them sounds foreign or their own language. However, on saying that if they were talking they probably would have limited vocabulary and that would become quite annoying too. I have to say that for someone who was not attracted to this game when seen on the shop shelf would say after playing it that it is a very good addictive game. It certainly didn't leave me bored. I have had to return the copy I borrowed now and will have to buy a copy of my own as I need something to keep me amused when the evenings are too quiet! I know I should get out
                more I can hear you all shout but with three kids in the house and only a small supply of babysitters and money it is the perfect way for me to relax. If you haven't tried this game you must! Overall this is a class game and as you have heard I couldn't get away from the screen! If you have coffee and are very awake this is the game for you. The graphics are very good compared to it being cartoon (which it is). Also if you contact me, I will give you CHEATS! Add me to your circle of friends. 10/10 Ronan

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                  I had seen this game on the shelves at my local pc store many times and not been very interested in it at all. It seemed a bit like a tedious game where you would build buildings and get people to do all the boring things that you have to do yourself in your daily life. That was until a friend lent me a copy. She had just bought the expansion pack and said I could borrow her game for a while. Well I wasn't that interested even after she assured me I would be hooked. It sat on the shelf for about a week until one evening. The kids were in bed and there was as usual nothing on television. I decided to give it a go. Then at 3.30am I decided I had to drag myself away from the screen and go to bed. Yes it had me hooked straight away. It is a very clever idea and keeps you attached to your pc for hours. The first thing you have to do once you have installed the game is to choose a family. You can choose one of the ready made families on the disc or create your own. Each family is allowed so much money to start with and even though there is a huge mansion house with a Pool you can't buy that until they have worked and earnt enough money to buy it. They are given $20,000 and to buy the mansion it is about $50,000. Once you have your family you then have to choose somewhere for them to live. You can choose one of the houses already there or buy a plot of land and build your own. Don't become to ambitious to start with though as you will find you have no money left and no food for your family. You then have to find the adults work. If you have bought them a pc you can look there or just get the paper that is delivered every morning. Children have to be ready for school when the bus arrives to take them and also adults have to be ready when their car picks them up for work. Bills have to be paid. Adults have to learn many skills including cooking or they will burn the kitchen down and as I found with my first f
                  amily kill the parents. NOT a nice thing to happen. They have to be kept happy, fed, given somewhere to sleep, make friends and socialise. They also need to play. Doing all of these things for The sims is what keeps you hooked. I found myself saying I will just get them all dinner and then switch off and then I would find that they needed the loo or a shower or bed. Before you know it it is the early hours of the morning. There are many more things you can do with this game and you can also buy many expansion packs to add on and do extra things. Such as a HOT DATE pack or HOLIDAY pack. It can be bought in many pc shops and I have also seen it on amazon for £34.99. Some of the expansion packs can be bought there too either at full price or a discounted price for used copies. I don't know what the quality of these is like though. The Navigation around the town is easy enough although it isn't a huge place. Moving the sims around their homes is fairly easy once you have learnt to click on them first before telling them where to go. The Graphics are fairly average but it is not the sort of game that requires fantastic graphics. I think the only thing that annoyed me about this game is the sound. The music can become a bit irritating and the voices of the sims too. You have to look at little picture bubbles coming from their mouths to determine if they are happy or not as the sound that comes from them sounds foreign or their own language. However, on saying that if they were talking they probably would have limited vocabulary and that would become quite annoying too. I have to say that for someone who was not attracted to this game when seen on the shop shelf would say after playing it that it is a very good addictive game. It certainly didn't leave me bored. I have had to return the copy I borrowed now and will have to buy a copy of my own as I need something to keep me amused when the evenings are too
                  quiet! I know I should get out more I can hear you all shout but with three kids in the house and only a small supply of babysitters and money it is the perfect way for me to relax. If you haven't tried this game you must!

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                    24.04.2002 22:15
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                    This might be my first review but my subjects the sims and i don't stop! i got the sims a while after it came out around christmas about a year or two ago(?) And was compleatly locked on it i'd spent hour after hour staring at my computer screen discovering new tricks and possiblities. The sims is a god/simulation game where you can create the was you sims look, what there house looks like,what goes in there house and how far the climb up the carrer ladder. Sims are minature people but with hair, eye all features contollable yoyu even choose there clothes. You buy them a peice of land(they start off with $20,000) which will cost you around $3,000 or $9-20.000 with a house. You then have to build the house theres walls , wallpaper, carpets,doors, swimming pools to add then you have to furnish it but with only necesities your not rolling in it yet!theres everything you can imagine to buy sofas,beds,lights,loos,sinks,painting sets,pool tables,kitchen stuff you name it they've got it. You get them a job- football mascot, waitdress , politics simples things they get picked up they go to work. if they earn skills and go to work in a happy mood they get promotions and they get paid more. The more money they get the more stuff they can get - theres stuff like bills to pay and fines. Relationships sims can have relationships they can love they can hate. they can kiss,hug, fight,slap just like real life.they can make friends with other sims from other houses and phone them up and invite them round for tea. ok so i've been blabbing on for too long and i gess your bored if you've lasted this long theres still loads more i could tell you email:kathud29@aol.com this game will keep you hooked forever and i haven't got bored of it for years theres a new story to be played every day so buy it its well worth the money.

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                      15.01.2002 18:27
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                      Introduction When I first heard about "The Sims" it was at my sisters house,I went in the living room and the whole family were stood around the P.C. laughing.They were watching the Goths have a scrap.Bella was about to give mortimer a slap! Straight away I wanted to buy it and that's exactly what I did! Installation It was really easy to install thanks to the autorun and simple instructions, and before I knew it I was creating my own little village! Build mode Building the houses has to be one of the best bits about the game,I love being able to design and decorate the houses of my dreama!Often if I see houses on my way to work that I like,I try to replicate them on "The Sims"! Creating families Another great feature is being able to design the characters-I have all of my family on "The Sims" and I see more of them on the computer than I do in real-life! Buy mode There is a great range of objects to buy so all of the houses will have there own individuality,I know there are cheats out there for extra cash, one of them is holding down 'control' and 'shift' at the same time, typing 'rosebud', then pressing 'enter' and this gives you an extra bit of pocket money. I personally prefer to buy what I can afford when i can -it's a bit like "re-decorating"! Gameplay Playing the actual game is fantastic as well,I love making them all interact with eachother and building up there skills so they can gain better jobs. I also like the snapshot mode as I often create soap-like stories and show them to all my family and mates. They think I'm bonkers! Its down to to you what happens in your house, what kind of family you want and what kind of life tragedy you want to inflict on them next. Special extras You can also visit the sims website at www.thesims.com. On the site you are able
                      to visit the family exchange where simfanatics (like myself!) upload their families and download others. You can choose which families you want to download based on skills, money, plot, career etc. You can also download items and skins and there's even a sims file cop so you can check over the downloads and make sure there not harmful to your game, One of the best downloads on the site at the moment is the 'clover', it comes up in build mode and it only costs '1 sim pound', the great thing is that from this clover spring little leprechauns that you have to catch (it's handy to have kids for this), when you do they leave a pot of gold! There are a few unofficial simsites that you can get to through links on the sims, they have downloads through zipfiles, but to be honest they aren't as good as the original sim stuff and if theres a problem then maxis (the makers of sims) aren't responsible. I suppose I am really getting so excited about a game but it really is one to buy. If you have a good enough P.C. it's worth buying the expansion packs as well as they're just as good. If you still aren't convinced about what a brilliant game it is,then I can only suggest that you go out and buy it anyway because if you don't you'll never know what a great game really is.And besides that in my opinion there no flippin' point having a P.C. if you haven't got "The Sims"!If you're a computer nut like me then it really is important for you to buy "The Sims" so you don't get socially deprived! go on and make yourself some new friends!!!!!

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                        My husband wanted The Sims for the PC, so I went and bought it for him. I've been on it a few times too now and have to say that it is addicitve to play. You start by making a family. I usually have a Mum, dad and a child. You can name them all as well. The sims is like sim city but you are in charge of a family. You need to buy your family a house and start buying furniture for it. You only have so much money to start with, so you have to get the parent(S) to get a job to earn more money. To find them a job you have to tell them to look in the newspaper. You have to tell your family everything to do, otherwise they will not do anything. You can tell them to go to the toilet, get a shower, make some food, sit down and many more things. Your family has friends who come to there house, where they interact with each other. They throw rubbish on the floor so you need to tell them to pick it up and put it in the bin. Your families needs are in bars at the bottom of the page. If the bar is green and full then they do not need anything, but if the bar is red and empty then your family needs something like tell them to go to the toilet or make some food. There are add on's for this game too like Livin' it large, and house party. There is also a new one out now too called Hot Date. I bought this game from Electronic Boutique. I can not remember what I paid for it now but I think it was around £30. You can also buy it from PC World and Game. This game is so addicitive once you start playing it. I'd definitely recommend this game to anyone.

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                          18.07.2001 03:08

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                          An original Title - Advantages: Interaction with Item, Clever A.I. - Disadvantages: Can get tedious

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