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The Sims: Superstar Expansion Pack (PC CD)

Platform : Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows XP
74 customer reviews

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  • This is an expansion pack and requires The Sims to play
  • Follow your Sims to work at the new Studio Town
  • New objects and NPCs to help your Sims live the high life, including spa locations, recording studios and film sets
  • New interactions so your Sims reach the heady heights of superstardom.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B00008LUMN
  • Release Date: 23 May 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,437 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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In The Sims Superstar expansion pack for The Sims players can now realise their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star or a Supermodel and live the lifestyle of a celebrity. All new gameplay, new social interactions and a whole new in-game destination offer players an all access pass to the world of superstardom.

For the first time ever, players can follow their Sims to work and witness their pursuit of fame and fortune firsthand. Fledgling Sims start by signing with an agent and shuttling to Studio Town, a new and fully customisable destination that offers television and movie lots, spa locations, recording studios and fabulous fashion facilities. Once there, Sims can schmooze, network and name drop their way to stardom in the movies, music or fashion. Will your Sim be a flash in the pan or a living legend? Players can now track the sizzle of their Sims with an all new fame score.

A new cast of comical characters are available to assist the Sims in their quest for celebrity. A fabulous fashion designer, a mega-hit record producer and a maniacal movie director are available for career critique. A capable butler, a savvy sushi chef, and a soothing masseuse will be on-call to administer to the every whim of a celebrity Sim. Life in the spotlight would not be complete without the glare of the paparazzi, the adoration of groupies, and the annoyance of an obsessed fan or two. This is all part of life in the spotlight in The Sims Superstar.

Sims can become a celeb or just live like one. Fabulous new objects like a skydiving simulator, satellite dish, and a new art and furniture collection can turn an ordinary Sims abode into a magnificent and decadent manse. Sims in need of a day of indulgence and pampering can also enjoy the new day spa, complete with mud treatments, steam baths, Sim massages and an oxygen bar. Domestic staff is also available for hire so manicured Sims won't chap their hands with the drudgeries of household maintenance.

Will your Sim become an icon or fade into the obscurity of bad dinner theater? Will they win a coveted Simmy award or be regulated to personal hygiene commercials? In The Sims Superstar, you are the idol maker.

Amazon.co.uk Review

Just when you thought that EA and Maxis had run out of ideas, yet more adventures for your virtual families appear. And with The Sims: Superstar, the world of celebrity awaits them.

Again requiring the original game in order to play, this add-on pack adds the function to watch your Sims at work, in this case attempting to make themselves famous. This naturally opens up numerous new pads for your characters to inhabit, laden with copious luxuries. Specialised staff can be introduced too, just to give your virtual stars a bit of extra pampering, and new career paths can see them become over-the-top rock stars, supermodels or movie idols. They also enjoy levels of success--successful Sims will attract groupies and win awards. Less successful ones may have to live without the sushi chef.

Certainly one of the more imaginative add-on packs for The Sims to date, Superstar is naturally enough a must for the completist. For the pickier player though, despite some reservations, this is also one of the more entertaining additions to the original game. The broadening out of the Sims' lifestyle is a welcome facet, and liberal lashings of humour do things no harm either.

Countering that, there clearly is a law of diminishing returns at work here. This is the sixth expansion pack for the original The Sims game, and anyone who's forked out for at least two of them will appreciate that there's nothing here to change things dramatically. That said, what's here is fun, and Superstar compares favourably with the expansions that have gone before. --Simon Brew


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Trey Mercartné on 22 Jan. 2005
"The Sims" became an international gaming phenomenon. And since it's original release almost 5 years ago, a succession of official Expansion Packs have added much more to the original. This is perhaps one of the best of these expansions. The basic premise is very simple - turn your sims into celebrities! It all sounds very exciting, and fortunatley, it really is. When you first launch your new and improved game, you'll find a brand new location for your Sims to explore. "Studio Town" is baisically a miniture Hollywood where your sims can make it big. There's a variety of activities for you to explore in this new area, including laying down tracks in the Recording Studio, making movies On Set and even getting the A-List Luxury treatment at the Spa.
But it's not just the new activities and items that make the expansion pack so good, it's how you unlock them. As a budding actress, singer or model you won't have anything given to you. Practice your talents at home and networking and working your way up the social ladder will both be required for you to succeed. In essence, the new "celebrity" status is another career. You'll have to work hard at it just like any jobs your sims have had before. Although this can get slightly frustrating [How many more famous people's universe-sized ego's must I flatter to get the role in that movie?!] it's mostly enjoyable and the rewards are all the more sweeter for your endevours.
Baisically, this is a very well thought out and executed Expansion Pack. The whole idea of making your sims worldwide celebrities is a very appealing one, and the new items, interactions and gameplay ensure that reaching your goals is as enjoyable as reeping thier benefits. If you own The Sims and are getting bored with it's 'everyday' approach to life, this is sure to give you and your sims a dose of decadance you both need.
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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Jun. 2003
The Sims Superstar Expansion Pack is, in my opinion, the best expansion pack yet released for The Sims. As long as EA keeps releasing expansion packs as impressive as this one, adding even more incredible nuances and capabilities to an already addictive game, I will never complain about their growing numbers. Superstar really revolutionizes The Sims in a way no other expansion pack, not even Hot Date, has managed to do. The drudgery of having to send your sims off to a boring workplace you never get to see is now a thing of the past. If you choose to forego the mundane and take a chance on stardom, you control your sim's career in fashion, music, or acting, scurrying him/her along from one money-making opportunity to another. Best of all, the superstar's life is not an easy one. You have to work to get your sim noticed, practicing such skills as reading lines at home, embarking initially on such activities as karaoke singing, open mic entertaining, and small print ads; there are paparazzi to be cornered for posing or publicity stunts and a network of stars to be won over by your obvious charms (including, at least in the original "Limited Collector's Edition Box," Avril Lavigne and Marilyn Monroe); the only thing missing is the old casting couch method of succeeding. Even superstardom with its coveted awards sometimes comes with a price; fans may bombard you with requests for autographs whenever you enter Studio Town, and the obsessed fan who loves you today can become the stalker hounding your every move tomorrow should he/she come to think you aren't sufficiently acknowledging his/her devotion to you.
Studio Town, by far the most expansive new area ever introduced into The Sims has a world of new things to offer: e.g.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "kittkatt_queen" on 23 Jan. 2005
Yes!!! It's a good game. Graphics are good; I love the new clothes for them. Work your way up through the ranges to become the new sim superstar. Look in your news paper to see what place you are out of the top 10! Your Sims now have all 6 channels to choose from (not to mention a full time spa with mud baths steam rooms and oxygen bars) and a new feature, star town! Where they can sing to their public, fly in a skydiving simulator or just have fans ask for your autograph! it's a simply stunning game which will have you playing for hours!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By no1filmaddict on 15 Nov. 2003
This is definatly one of the best expansion packs for The Sims. It opens up a whole new world for them, full of fame and pampering. There are loads of new features in this expansion, and here are some of them:
obviously plenty of careers,
150 new items including karaoke stage, oxygen bar and skydiving simulator,
and the best bit, a new Studio Town location which is where you can meet and make all sorts of star friends.
So, how do you become famous? Well, basically you have a star rating and to improve that you have to do certain things like recording a CD or starring in a TV commercial. They get increasingly harder and as before in The Sims you need plenty of friends in order to go up a star rating. However this time, having friends is not enough, they have to be of a certain 'star' quality, ie how popular they are. Once you have reached 5 stars, then you are a star and can begin to live like one.
Once you get back in Simsville you can live the life of a king, with a whole ranger of new items that will make your life heaven. And with your superstar sallery you can then start to build yourself a mansion complete with swimming pool and room for a pony. Be warned though, once you get past about 3 stars, mad fans will come round to your house so you must put up security walls with barbed wire on top if you want to keep the same level of privacy as you have always had.
If you are really rich, and want some proper pampering, then can employ the services of a butler who will then employ any other nessisary workers, such as a cleaner, a gardener or a massage therapist.
Basically, with this expansion pack you can live like a king in a big house and have all the house work done for you.
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