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The Sims: Collectors Edition (The Sims & The Sims Livin' It Up) (PC CD)

by Electronic Arts
Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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  • The Sims
  • Choose from a selection of pre-generated Sims
  • Build the home of your dreams with powerful architectural design tools
  • Buy hot tubs, swimming pools, lava lamps and much more
  • Over 150 different objects to furnish your homes
  • Make friends, have conversations, insult neighbors, fall in love, have children
  • The Sims Living It Up
  • 15 New Player Characters (Skins)
  • 4 New Non-Player Characters
  • 5 New Career Paths
  • 3 New Architectural Styles
  • All new Situations

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The Sims: Collectors Edition (The Sims & The Sims Livin' It Up) (PC CD) + The Sims: Hot Date Expansion Pack (PC CD)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 15
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00005AKU5
  • Release Date: 23 Mar. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,347 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

The idea behind The Sims is this: the ultimate goal of life is to achieve happiness, and the way to achieve happiness is to satisfy your Sims' needs. That's right, The Sims allows you to create, direct and manage the lives of SimCity's residents. Each need (eg: Hunger, Comfort, Hygiene) can be met by interacting with other Sims or objects--throw a party with the help of a rocking stereo system, and watch your Sims' Social and Fun ratings improve.

Mismanage your new, simulated family, and you'll be faced with the worst of MTV's The Real World: jealousies will ignite, fights will break out, jobs will be lost and the house will fall apart.

One gameplay goal is to improve your Sim so he or she can climb the career ladder, which nets him or her more money, which allows the purchase of higher quality stuff. Eventually, your Sim will have a mate, kids and a mansion with an indoor pool.

Triumph or tragedy, each significant event in a Sim's life is captured in a snapshot and saved in a photo album for later viewing. Players can also take photos any time they wish and the best part is that you can upload the album to www.thesims.com and share your Sims' sagas with the world. Entire families can also be uploaded and downloaded, as can houses. Want to re-create and manage your own version of Friends? Download the free face and body editor and make Sim clones of Ross, Rachel, and the rest. With The Sims, you can create whatever--and whomever--you desire.

Toying with the lives, successes and emotional states of dozens of little Sims is undeniably fun--limitless gameplay, endless variety, cool Internet features, and the ability to play matchmaker/landlord/counsellor The Sims a great way to increase your own Fun score. --Mike Fehlauer

The Sims Livin' It Up: Whether you're the occasional Sims player or the die-hard fan that knows after playing it for a hundred hours you are congratulated, The Sims--Livin' It Up expansion pack will rekindle any flame starting to go out for this game.

The Sims--Livin' It Up expansion pack has more swings and bells on it than a Christmas tree in a castle, and of course in true "Sims" style all this is possible.

Whether or not you choose to be the king of the castle, with your turrets, armoury, banqueting hall and dungeon--skeleton in cage on application--or a hip funky Austin Powers-esque man in your retro 60s psychedelic bachelor pad is up to you.

The range of new gadgets and gizmos to play with is just as impressive--and if you are an avid Web fan then you will notice some of the downloads here, especially the gerbil and balloons--but Maxis have realised this and have been busy creating many other features.

New career paths with over 50 jobs have now been included. Become a psychic investigator or a musician, a slacker or a journalist and they all come with new toys to play with at home. If this isn't enough, the game also includes new neighbourhoods to try out if you've run out of space in the current one, although the only drawback is that you can't move from neighbourhood to neighbourhood.

The Sims--Livin It Up is a great addition to the original, having you completely hooked again in no time, and saving up for those ever-elusive expensive items, in this case the automatic robot maid.--Stuart Miles


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic game ....a necessity 22 Mar. 2001
By A Customer
I bought this game with the Sims and I never realised that I had actually got one of the best games ever. Firstly, the 4 extra neighbourhoods are a real bonus - all I've been doing is using the Sims Teleporting webpage to download some real wacky, interesting families and homes. Whats made it even more interesting is the number of different objects (furniture, doors, windows, appliances, etc) that have been added. Every Sim home has its own unique touch now - with so many options to choose from. I love the furniture sets you can get from people's websites - just so real. I would definitely recommend anyone to get this - if you adore Sims, you'll wont be able to live without this one! I cant tear myself away from the screen. The robot (who cleans the house) is a great device. The castle-like walls, etc are very dramatic indeed. Make sure you get this - as its a limited addition. Otherwise you'll be missing out!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Adictive 27 Jan. 2002
By A Customer
Im suprised I even managed to come off it to write this, it has absoloutely amazing graphix, the charactors differences are endless and what can I say about the little add ons to make it more funny, the Grim Reaper, the robber, the sad yet annoying clown, the maid, gardener, policewoman, fireman, pizza man, social worker the sims has it all, couples can even have a baby! I also thought Maxis had very entertaining choice of jobs to choose from when you're a sim. You can lose track of all time when playing this game, but I do recommend you get livin' it up as well because of the great changes it makes to the game. Brilliant, 5 stars, fabulous, recommended to anyone who wants to have really good fun.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars How to keep the kids occupied for hours. 24 Jan. 2002
By A Customer
I bought this for my grandchildren, but, ended up playing it myself! I found it quite challenging initially and spent many hours developing my virtual characters and building them a home.
However, I found the amount of time taken using the bathroom, and to a lesser extent, cooking and eating rather tedious and not remotely equivalent to the time we spend in reality. However, my grandchildren haven't tired of it yet, and we have owned it since it was released, so, for that, it is a winner.
Will I bother to buy further expansion packs? I think that depends on the pressure the grandchildren put me under. For my part, The Sims were fun for a while, but, I am pretty tired of their hours on the toilet and would only consider expanding for my own use if something revolutionary were added.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is there any thing better! 4 Mar. 2002
By A Customer
The Sim's is one of the most biggest titles around. If you like stratergy games then this is the game for you.
The graphics are great the sounds are super and the characters are hilarius.
At the start of the game it asks you if you want to join a family or create one. This gives you the option to see how many people you have, what they are like example;tidy,nice or outgoing.
You get to customize your house size and what goes into it like pinball machines and jaccuzis.This game gets five stars because it is the ultimate game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, original..... 11 Nov. 2001
I think this game is brilliant. It is funny and it is very versatile as you can do everything such as start from scratch in making your house and add all of the extras into it such as sofas, tv's, computers and if you get the expansion packs then you can add loads of fun things such as disco lights and dance floors! Barbecues, swimming pools, telelvisions, fireplaces, cookers, pool tables, computers and loads more. BUY IT TO FIND OUT! I recommend it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining for hours on end. (LITTERALLY) 8 May 2001
I played this game for hours. You can design everything down to the smallest detail including the people and there house. But don't forget this is just like real life so you will be working to a budget, and you will have to pay the bills for al of the electricity you use. (NOTE: your sims will quite happily turn on the stereo and T.V.and watch it but they wil not necesarily turn it off.) You don't have to look after your sims constantly if you don't want to. You can just set them up with a house and basic needs, and a job and sit back and watch there progress. A must for anyone wanting a realistic sim.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addiction overload 6 Nov. 2001
By A Customer
The Sims entered our house and everyone is addicted. We have no social life, sex life - only playtime. On the computer. This game is very, very addictive. Fun and intersting too. You have been warned...
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 16 Sept. 2001
By A Customer
The game is a work of genius and gives you the chance to play God. It's easy to get hooked with designing and building new objects and skins using specialist tools as well, and watching your Sims use them. You are given 20,000 Simoleans to start with, and this gives you just enough to complete a basic house. Then, watch your sims climb up the career ladder and get promotions, and gradually a new life is made (in the lap of luxury, of course. Buy this game, it is really cool and I loved it. If you love this too, it is a good idea to invest in the expansion packs "The Sims : House Party" and "The Sims : Hot Date".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old classic
I love this game, and have been apart of it since it first came out. Such good fun. I love the new versions but it has been nice to go back to where it all started. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rach
5.0 out of 5 stars its very good game
its good game but couldnt get it to work on my comp so gave it to t worked for her A+
Published on 25 Mar. 2011 by amber
5.0 out of 5 stars classic game for the classic game player
i love the sims i used to own it a few years back but after ordering it again i fell in love with it again
Published on 24 Mar. 2011 by cupcakemisfit
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun if you enjoy controlling the lives of others!
This is the game that started the sims franchise, and now I can see why.
Its fun, interesting, terribly addictive and enjoyable. Read more
Published on 22 Feb. 2010 by S. M. Sinclair
3.0 out of 5 stars The Sims Review
The only problem i had with the game was not the actual game itself but the person who i bought it from as he did not supply the serial code with the game which you need to install... Read more
Published on 9 July 2009 by A. Jess
1.0 out of 5 stars Are you really so stupid to buy this?
Why are you throwing your money away? To buy some new neighbours and skins. This title is soooooooo comercial! Read more
Published on 14 Aug. 2003 by vs
5.0 out of 5 stars the sims/the sims livin' it up - reviewed
it's excellent, the most fun you can possibly have on the computer!
funny and entertaining! i mean, who doesn't like to play god with other peoples lives? Read more
Published on 11 May 2003 by gucci-girli
2.0 out of 5 stars Read before you buy.
This really is an awful game which is very addictive aswell.
Not only are you constantly trying to keep your sims happy with TV and games, but faffing about with your house... Read more
Published on 16 April 2002
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