The Sims™ 4

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  • Release date: 18 Jun 2020
  • Genre: Simulation
  • Developer: Maxis
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Features: Single-player, Steam Trading Cards, Remote Play on Tablet

The Sims 4 is the fourth installment in the life simulation video game series The Sims, developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. It was released on September 2, 2014, for Microsoft Windows.

A Mac release was announced for February 2015 but was later delayed to August. The Sims 4 is the first game to require Internet access for all gameplay, including for single-player mode.

Gameplay

The Sims 4 is a life simulation game, similar to its predecessors. Players control their Sims in various activities and form relationships in a manner similar to real life. The game has a new emotion system, which is used to define how Sims feel about other Sims, objects, events, or food.

There are six base emotions: happy, sad, angry, embarrassed, confident, and disgusted. Sims can now multitask, such as talking on the phone while cooking a meal, or washing dishes while watching TV.

The game also introduces a new game mechanic called "completing goals." Goals are tasks assigned to Sims by the game that require specific actions to be completed in order for the goal to be considered "complete." Some goals are mandatory to progress in the game, while others are optional.

Graphics

The Sims 4 features updated graphics, which give players a more realistic experience. The game includes detailed 3D environments and Sims that are more realistic than in previous games. Players can now see a Sims’s moods and emotions expressed through their facial features, and the game features more realistic lighting and shadows.

Controls

The Sims 4 uses a combination of mouse and keyboard controls. The mouse is used to control the cursor, while the keyboard is used to type in commands.

Replayability

The Sims 4 has high replay value. The game includes a number of goals that are mandatory to complete in order to progress in the game, as well as a number of optional goals that can be completed for rewards.

In addition, the game includes a number of "challenges" that can be completed for additional rewards. The Sims 4 also has a built-in "Create a Sim" mode that allows players to create their own Sims and a "Build Mode" that allows players to build their own houses.

 

Pros:
  • Many different customization options for Sims;
  • A wide variety of activities and interactions for Sims to participate in;
  • Huge variety of objects and decor to create the perfect home;
  • Intuitive and easy to use building tools;
  • Can be played offline;
  • Fun and engaging social features;
Cons:
  • The game can be expensive if you want to buy all the expansions;
  • Some features are not as fleshed out as they could be;

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