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The Sims 4

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 12 and Over
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Premium Edition
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  • Amazon-exclusive Premium Edition includes Creator's Guide hardcover book and digital content
  • Digital content includes Up All Night, Awesome Animal Hats, Life of the Party, and soundtrack
  • Create and control smarter Sims with unique personalities to create rich entertaining stories
  • Explore new lively, vibrant neighbourhoods filled with rich communities of smarter Sims
  • Features reinvented Create a Sim and Build Mode, as well as The Gallery to expand your game


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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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Product details

Platform: PC | Edition: Premium Edition
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  • ASIN: B00E4LGUBE
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.5 x 19.4 cm ; 259 g
  • Release Date: 5 Sep 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 498 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Premium Edition

Product Description

The Sims 4 is the highly anticipated life simulation game that lets you play with life like never before. Create and control Sims with new emotions, unique personalities, and distinct appearances. Smarter Sims with new emotions and unique personalities provide you greater choices to create rich, entertaining, and weird stories. All-new Create a Sim and Build Mode have been reinvented to be more powerful, intuitive, and fun than ever. Explore lively, vibrant neighbourhoods filled with rich communities of smarter Sims. See, share, and download new Sims and homes from The Gallery.

Smarter Sims

Create and control Sims with new emotions, unique personalities, and distinct appearances.

  • Distinct appearances: Personalise your Sims' distinct appearances, fashion, walk styles, and voices.
  • Unique personalities: The Sims you create have big personalities that are uniquely defined by their traits, aspirations, and skills. The Sims you create influence what you can do for greater possibilities in the game.
  • New emotions: You control the mind, body, and now the heart of your Sims. For the first time, you control your Sims' emotions. The Sims you create are full of life defined by their unique personalities and their emotions.
Personalise your Sims distinct appearances
Personalise your Sims' distinct appearances. view larger
Personalities definied by traits, aspirations, and skills
Personalities definied by traits, aspirations, and skills. view larger
Control how your Sims respond to others
Control how your Sims respond to others. view larger

Weirder stories

Smarter Sims with new emotions and unique personalities provide you greater choices to create rich, entertaining, and weird stories.

  • New emotions: For the first time, the Sims will reflect a range of emotions which influence your choices in the game.
  • Meaningful choices: Emotions give you new choices that impact your Sim and shape their stories in The Sims 4. Control how your Sims respond to other Sims, objects, and moments in the game.
  • Full of life: You control the mind, body, and now the heart of your Sims. The Sims you create are full of life and defined by their unique personalities and their emotions.

Powerful creative tools

All-new Create a Sim and Build Mode have been reinvented to be more powerful, intuitive, and fun.

  • Sculpt your Sims: The new Create a Sim allows you to create Sims with tactile precision to make the most detailed and diverse Sims ever.
  • Room-based building: The powerful new Build Mode allows you to design the homes of your dreams with room-based building.
  • Fashion and design: Styled looks and rooms inspire you with curated outfits and designs to add to your Sims and homes in The Sims 4.
The Sims you create are full of life
The Sims you create are full of life. view larger
Explore beautiful new neighbourhoods
Explore beautiful new neighbourhoods. view larger
Create the most detailed and diverse Sims
Create the most detailed and diverse Sims. view larger

Vibrant neighbourhoods

Explore lively, vibrant neighbourhoods filled with rich communities of smarter Sims.

  • Rich communities: Choose among vivid and diverse communities for your Sims to live. Have fun meeting neighborhood Sims and exploring the parks, venues, and activities available.
  • New worlds: Explore the beautiful, lush, garden-filled hills of Willow Creek in The Sims 4.
  • Lively locals: Discover the unique personalities in your neighbourhoods as you interact with your neighbours, expand your social circle, and participate in activities in the neighbourhoods.

Share your creations

Easily see, share, and download new Sims and homes from The Gallery in The Sims 4.

  • The Gallery: The Gallery will inspire you and provides you new ways to create rich, entertaining, and weird stories in The Sims 4.
  • Be inspired: The Gallery features the creativity of The Sims 4 player community within the game. Be inspired by the impressive variety of Sims and Homes created in The Sims 4.
  • Expand your game: You can easily add new experiences to your game by downloading new Sims with personalities, complete homes, and designed rooms featured in The Gallery.
Creators Guide hardcover book
Creator's Guide hardcover book. view larger
Additional digital content
Additional digital content. view larger
Digital soundtrack
Digital soundtrack. view larger

Amazon-exclusive Premium Edition

The Amazon-exclusive Premium Edition of The Sims 4 includes the Creator's Guide hardcover book, the digital soundtrack, and the following extra digital content:

  • Up All Night: Features the laser light show, fun decorations, and outrageous party costumes
  • Awesome Animal Hats: Features a collection of fun animal hats for your Sims to wear and show off
  • Life of the Party: Features the flaming Tiki bar and sleek, stylised outfits for your Sims

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Premium Edition|Verified Purchase
I like this game a lot. It has had a lot of bad reviews off veteran sim players. I was quite sceptical before I received the game as to whether it would live up to the Sims 3. The reason I have given it a 4 star review and not 5 is because there are a few things that I don't like about it. First of all, while it does come with two worlds to play with, they are TINY compared to the size of the worlds in Sims 3. The Sims 3 had 125+ lots in each world, whereas in the Sims 4 they only have about 25 in each (obviously why they included two worlds in the base game). However, I can live with the small size of the worlds as it makes the performance of the game extremely smooth compared to the Sims 3 which lagged a lot. I had to use mods on the Sims 3 to remove bugs and make the game run smoother. I don't need this at all in the Sims 4.

EA and Maxis have reverted from a full open world (Sims 3) to a Sims 2 style (loading screens in between lots). The Sims 3 loading times were painfully slow, even with an SSD. The Sims 4 has loading screens quite a lot, however, they last no longer than 30 seconds for me which makes the actual playing of the game quite enjoyable. Each world has 5 neighbourhoods. Your sim can walk around the neighbourhoods, however, if you want to go to a lot, it has a loading screen which isn't so bad. It still retains, for me personally, an essence of the Sims 3 as you can get lots of sims walking through the neighbourhood, past your house etc. which means you're not confined to the house like in Sims 2 with few sims walking past.

The neighbourhoods are very detailed, improving on the Sims 3 neighbourhoods for me personally.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A casual product review of Sims 4 by a simpleton 12 Sep 2014
By Andrcoo
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Premium Edition|Verified Purchase
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What you get
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Packaging and Installation:
The premium edition of the Sims 4 come in a very nice packaging containing a DVD case with the game on 2 disks, the Creator's Guide hardcover book and a laminated install instruction sheet that also holds your Registration/CD key.

The system requirements are surprisingly very low (especially in comparison to Sims 3), and you can probably run the game on a average/low end desktop and most laptops without worry. (But you might want a decent cooling table so your laptop wont get to hot from long sessions of playing.)

The install instructions are very straight forward, you insert Disk 1 to start the Origin client installation (If you don't have it already that is like me.), once installed it will automatically update and ask for you to sign in, enter your Registration/CD key and then proceed to install the game from disk 1 and 2.
Installing the game took about 12 minutes, and a additional 5minutes of downloading + installing patches. (This varies depending on your download speed.) The game itself can conveniently be launched without the disks once installed on your computer.

The Creator's Guide is very well printed and have nice art and tips about making sims, and hosues, but is a tad short.
So it is a nice novelty item and way to keep yourself occupied as you install the game.

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The game itself
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Upon starting up he game you will be greeted with a animated pop-up telling you what extra content you unlocked in the premium edition, as well as what other things you earned by having the Sims 3 base game and expansions registered to your account.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is a base game so it is basic. 23 Sep 2014
By Kay
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Premium Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved all three of the Sims so far I was a little shocked at how much was missing from Sims 4. The graphics are much much better and it's easier to know what to do with your Sims due to their mood, the build mode for buildings and Sims are a lot more in-depth and easier to use. There is a lot missing but it is just a base game so...
The one thing that does annoy me about the game is that kids now go from baby to child, missing out the whole toddler stage completely, I'd rather of had the toddler and missed out the baby stage but that is just my opinion.

Sims 4 is very basic as far as 'Stuff' goes but as I have said before it is a base game so it will have more added to it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By April
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Premium Edition|Verified Purchase
I have been an AVID sims user since the very first sims game, I have ALL expansions packs for every sims game but I am so saddened to see how awful the sims 4 is!

I waited a very long time for this game but I feel VERY let down my EA

There are NO pools, NO toddlers -straight from baby to child, You CANT follow them to their workplace/school,ONLY two worlds, NOT able to place your own land to build a house you MUST use the allocated spaces

SO much has been removed from the game it's like the whole of the sims franchise has taken a hundred steps backwards,

Such a shame

Sims 4 has lost so much in return for so little,

I can ONLY imagine the reason for this is so that they can money grab with expansion packs......
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
By Reviews Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Premium Edition
Beware the EA games employees on this board downvoting the negative reviews. The same thing happened with SimCity and I expect my review to be downvoted. Check other sites such as gamespot and see the user reviews, most give 5/10 which would be 2.5 stars. Note that the game has been out for only a day in the UK. Research well, EA is known to hire people to write positive reviews and downvote negative ones. Metacritic currently shows 3.8 out of 10. That's from 655 user ratings. All these people cannot be wrong, take any positive review with a lot of skepticism, EA just wants to manipulate you into thinking it's worth the ridiculous price they're charging for basically a downgrade.

This is SimCity all over again. I won't delve into too many details because long reviews for a game tend to be boring in my humble opinion.

I noticed a lot of path issues. For example, characters clipping with objects. My character constantly clips around a kitchen chair. The world is too small to play. You can't explore too far into the neighbourhood like The Sims 3 allowed you. There are very, very few objects to personalise the lot. There are even less items to personalise your sim.

The Sim builder tool was hyped as being the best thing since the wheel was invented, but you can't really manipulate many points on the characters. The cheek for example, you can't make it "fuller". You can pull it sideways, it will grow, but what if wanted my character's face to be a bit chunkier? Cannot do it.

You have very few hair styles.

On the positive side, the build tools were improved a bit, however you still get stupid issues like rotating rooms but the doors won't move along the wall. They said it would be seamless.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great game. Best yet, recommend for sims fans.
Published 7 hours ago by Shannon
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great sims installment
I love the Sims and this game as usual is great. A little disappointed at the small number of lots available as I really liked the worlds on Sims 3. Read more
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2.0 out of 5 stars BORING
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Published 13 days ago by Melissa M
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
goods excellent as advertised packing and arrival date very good
Published 29 days ago by Vilma Bartlett
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a rip off...
Shame the extra, super special "manual" is only postcard sized..
Published 1 month ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
amazing product, exactly what it stated in the description. love sims.
Published 1 month ago by Bethany Norris
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Value
I waited a while before buying this because of the poor reviews. I do love my Sims 3 game so I decided to give Sims 4 a try. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. C. M. Perry
2.0 out of 5 stars Yawn!
I'm a massive Sims fan and I find this game incredibly boring! You can't do anything apart from work and visit some places in town! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars it is much better than the sims3
daughter loves this game.
it is much better than the sims3, although they changed some of the control system , so she finds it hard playing sim3. Read more
Published 1 month ago by N. D. Baldwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Arrived promptly and was exactly as expected
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