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The Sims 4

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 12 and Over
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC/Mac
Edition: Premium Edition
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  • The Sims 4 is now available on Mac. Please note: you will be able to redeem the code in the box to access the Mac version through Origin
  • 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/Mac | Edition: Premium Edition
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  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.5 x 19.4 cm ; 259 g
  • Release Date: 5 Sept. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,637 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac | Edition: Premium Edition

Product Description

The Sims 4 is the only game where new Sims with unique personalities open up deep, rich, and sometimes weird possibilities in the stories you create. For the first time, it's not about what they are, it's about who they are, and they come to life through brand new creative tools that are powerful, tactile, and easy to use. Also, brand new to The Sims 4, players can share their creations with other players directly in the game with the all-new Gallery. The result is a stimulating new gameplay experience that powers a new era for The Sims.

Note: The disk in the box will not work with a MAC computer, as it's a PC only disk. In effect to get the MAC version of the game one must purchase the PC version, and then redeem that code online and download the MAC version.

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From the Manufacturer

The Sims 4 - Premium Edition

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.

Key features

Smarter Sims; weirder stories

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

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.

Meaningful choices: Control how your Sims respond to other Sims, objects, and moments in the game.

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.

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.

The Sims 4 free content updates

The Sims 4 Careers Update

In this free game update, players will experience entirely new career-related content with the addition of Business and Athletic careers. Each career branches into two new paths. Sims who dream of a life filled with power and wealth have the option to become an Angel Investor or Business Tycoon, or Sims aspiring to live a life of health and fitness can strive to become a Hall of Famer or Mr. or Ms. Solar System.

With each career, Sims will be given specific outfits that change throughout their careers and will unlock unique objects and interaction rewards. Sims looking to fast track their careers can also take advantage of new chance cards. In addition, by playing through these careers, players will unlock four career reward rooms that can be found in Build Mode.

The Sims 4 Pools Update

Players can now create diagonal pools, exotic infinity-pools, aquarium-style pools, and much more with the free Pools update. And it’s even easier in The Sims 4 – just adjust the depth of your pools by adjusting wall heights. In The Sims 4 you can now build pools on the ground level, on the second floor and even on the roof!

Also, check out the new line of swimwear in Create a Sim! You can mix and match swimwear pieces or try out the "Swimwear" styled looks for today's hottest trends. Your Sims don't have to swim, they can sit along the pool ledge and chat with other Sims who are in the pool or snuggle close to a loved one. Of course, pools would not be pools without a new death type. Death by drowning is back!

The Sims 4 Ghosts Update

The spooky addition of ghosts is now in The Sims 4. Your dead Sims can now rejoin the world of the living, where they maintain all the attributes they had as a Sim, but with special new behaviours based on how they died. Invite them to join your Sims' household and they can be playable characters; if you dare, you might even find a way to bring your ghosts back to life.

And now players can dress up in The Sims 4 like iconic Star Wars characters. Available for free are costumes for Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Yoda. You can even put these costumes on your ghost Sims for added fright power!

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

The Sims 4 Premium Edition

System requirements

  • Supported operating systems: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, OS: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion)
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+, or equivalent (for computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62, or equivalent)
  • RAM: at least 2 GB RAM
  • Hard disk: at least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • Video card: 128 MB of video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC/Mac| 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 20 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. The advantage of having smaller worlds is that you can live in one but travel between them in game, so your sim can know people from both, use the lots on both etc. (a bit like travelling downtown in Sims 1 and 2).

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.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A casual product review of Sims 4 by a simpleton 12 Sept. 2014
By Andrcoo
Platform for Display:PC/Mac| Edition:Premium Edition|Verified Purchase
What you get
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.

The game itself
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 Sept. 2014
By Kay
Platform for Display:PC/Mac| 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Edition:Premium Edition
The Sims 4 combines revolutionary Sims with powerful creative tools and all-new emotion-based gameplay, to reinvent The Sims experience.

Built on the foundation of brand new technologies that Maxis calls SmartSim, The Sims 4 is the most intelligent, relatable and personal life simulation ever. For the first time, player choice shapes not just a single moment, but the entire life journey of the Sims.

Transitioning from The Sims 3 to The Sims 4 is a little rough. The Sims 4 seems barren of content and features by comparison, especially with regard to the severely limited scope of the world and frequent (but much shorter) loading screens and noticeable absence of toddlers, pools, and cars. It’s not so much that Maxis didn’t recreate all the same features, but rather that there aren’t enough cool new things to replace what’s missing. Yet The Sims 4 does succeed in being a deep and complex game when it comes to Sim interactions, with lots of entertaining emotional potential. The emotions system and its contextual actions are really strong and added to my investment in my Sims as well as my enjoyment from watching ridiculousness unfold. Plus, excellent building tools make architecture more fun than ever. Overall, it’s a good start to what may eventually be expanded into a great Sims game, but it’s not there yet.
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