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The Sims: Unleashed Expansion Pack (PC CD)

by Electronic Arts
Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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  • Bigger neighbourhoods- now with 40 Residential and Community Lots
  • New characters, pets, and untamed animals
  • Five new careers- 50 new jobs
  • 125+ new items including, vegetable garden, pet display, pet bath and a pet gym


Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 15
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B00006C7HX
  • Release Date: 4 Oct 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,822 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

In The Sims Unleashed, players can now add furry friends to their Sims' families. An all new expanded neighbourhood featuring parks, pet stores, cafes and markets will give the Sims and their new pets a variety of places to sniff, explore and meet their new neighbours.

For the first time ever, the Sims can visit a pet store and bring home a variety of creatures and accoutrements. Players will make a big splash with the addition of a lumbering Labrador or fickle feline to their Sim family. They can also buy a parrot, turtle, lizard or fish that are fun for the whole family but don't need to be house-trained.

The Sims Unleashed gives players dozens of new social interactions and expands their neighbourhood. Thirty all-new residential and community lots featuring new homes, lush parks, a hip new cafe, cool shops and a farmer's market are available for Sims to explore. Now the Sims can walk their pooch in the park or bring their cat to a café and build their relationships with their neighbours through their adorable animals.

Your Sims can teach Fido where to go themselves or hire an efficient Pet Trainer to do all of the dirty work. Sims can also enter their kitties and canines in the local Pet show. The competition is "dog eat dog," as Sim pets try to impress the Pet Judges for prizes in obedience, tricks and good pet mood.

Also new to The Sims Unleashed is gardening. Your Sims can now grow a variety of vegetables in their own backyard plots using seeds purchased at the local garden store. Proper care of the garden will yield a crop that can be picked and stored in the new kitchen pantry or sold at the local farmer's market. Your new pets will also come in handy as they help chase away the pesky rabbits, gophers, and mice. Don't be surprised if they aren't the only unwelcome animals that come a callin'.

The Sims Unleashed expansion pack adds five new career paths with 50 new and exciting jobs. Sims can enter the exciting world of fashion, become a culinary genius, take care of the neighbourhood's pets as a trustworthy veterinarian, teach others as a noble educator, or simply run away and join the circus. Over 125 new objects for pets and people, dozens of new character skins and an all-new decorator set with a New Orleans French Quarter theme round out this new Sim offering.

Amazon.co.uk Review

The Sims Unleashed, the fifth add-on pack for the biggest selling PC game of all time, allows computing's most popular virtual families to add a range of animals to their households.

The developers say this is the biggest expansion pack to date, and certainly there's quite a bit here for your money. There's a good variety of pets to choose from, and whilst felines and canines are likely to be the more popular options, there's little to stop you adding something more exotic like a lizard to your Sims world. Pets are a fun addition, whether you let them roam or take an active interest in their development.

While pets are the headline attraction, there's actually quite a bit more to discover in this expansion. There are extra locations and there's a new gardening element added, which is passable enough. There's the usual extra bevy of careers and objects brought into play too. There's nothing in The Sims Unleashed to impress non-converts, but it's essential for the completist and offers better all-round value than most Sims add-on packs so far. And you can't help but love those kittens. --Simon Brew


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
I hadn't even heard that there was a fifth expansion pack on the way until others told me.
In the UK, hardly any commercials are shown for things like this and one would need to be a member of the official site to know what was going on.
The most useful thing that comes with this is probably the addition of an incredible amount of extra lots and houses, which undoubtedly you would find a use for in a short while.
All the focus on the pets was not so pleasing as they do not quite live up to expectations - the inability to control almost anything they do rather spoils it. The farming career that can be pursued at your own pace, at home, can be useful as a part time 'job'.
'Old Town' was rather useful because you cannot always train the pets at home. A couple of tips for all you Sims players:
-Look at the personality of the pet before you go home, to check if it is what you want.
-If you want to breed pets, check their star signs are 'most compatible' with each other to have any chance. You may have to ignore the humans sometimes while looking after the mother.
Apart from complete madness going on trying to control certain pets, Unleashed is overall a very good package for your money and certainly better than some others. If this is the first expansion pack you are thinking of buying, do the latter.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pets win prizes 16 Feb 2004
By Keira
You knew it was coming. Sims fans everywhere were crying out for pets for their Sims, so Maxis obliged and gave us The Sims Unleashed.
Great! You finally get cute little cats and dogs and other pets such as terrapins and parrots. Its really lovely having a chirping birdie in your conservatory, until your cute cat has a go at it and eats it! Fun for the cat, heartbreaking for your Sim. That means they'll have to go down to Olde Towne aboard the free bus, taking the WHOLE family with them (no you can't go alone), just to buy another bird. While you're there you might aswell pick up a few other things you will need, such as pet treats and cat toys, ribbons and collars, and seeds so you can plant your own garden.
Gardening takes it all out of your Sims. After all that planting, weeding, watering and harvesting, they will be so tired and dirty you will barely manage to get them to bed. Once you stock up your larder though, your Sims will never have to pay for another meal again. And it *is* quite satisfying providing for your self, even if its just a computer game. (You mean it's not real?!)
Go on! Buy it! You know you want to...
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Furry Friends- The Sims Unleashed 23 Nov 2002
By A Customer
Yet another expansion in the seemingly endless "The Sims" saga, this one is probably the best. As well as letting your Sims get a playful pal in the house, it also gives each neighborhood many more lots than before. This means more families, more friends and more fun. Also, you can rezone some residential lots to community lots eg: parks, shops, pet adoption centers or restaurants and cafes. This makes this expansion like "The Sims Hot Date" but with pets.
Although this expansion is cool on it's own with The Original The Sims, I recommend buying the previous Sims expansions first and installing them in this order: The Sims or The Sims Deluxe edition, The Sims Livin' It Up (Also called Livin' Large)*note Livin' It Up is not required if you have The Sims Deluxe Edition. Then install The Sims House Party, The Sims Hot Date, The Sims on Holiday and finally The Sims unleashed. The reason for this is that the expansions are better when put together, but won't work properly if they are installed in the wrong order.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Over-rated 30 Aug 2003
With all the hype surrounding this game and all the 'best expansion pack EVER' type reviews I was looking forward to this game very much.
Much was made of the pet aspect of the game, and I have to say I find that the disappointing part. Yes, they are cute and do sweet stuff like chase their tails and sniff each other, but you cannot control their actions directly other then to make them move to a certain spot. You can't instruct them to eat or sleep for example. They run around a lot and at any speed they can be hard to 'catch' with your mouse. They block doors or the shower meaning Sims miss work. If you are trying to instruct your Sim to interact with a pet, then you may find that as your pet is so small if gets obscured by sofas or other large objects. HINT - Don't buy a pet the same colour as the carpet! To achieve anything with your pet takes a long time - house-breaking, skill training takes a long time and busy career sims may struggle. You may also have a problem with strays soiling your lot, but there is a download on the website to avoid that. The main pets are cats & dogs, but you can also buy turtles and birds etc which need minimal care.
One little aspect I liked is the gardening. You can go to the new 'Old Town' and buy seeds and plant plots of various veg. It is not too much for most Sims to manage and saves on food bills.
The new Old Town scene is what really makes a difference to the game for me. Disadvantage is that the whole family (including cats & dogs) must go at the same time. In Old Town you can have your fortune told, have a cup of coffee, play pool, adopt pets, shop...there are quite a few things and you can obviously design your own lots. There are also lots of decorative items and furniture that are new for the Sim home.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic expansion
Excellent expansion for the Sims, for once value for the money. This expansion is about pets and is really good. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jan Patrik Sahlstrøm
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless
I bought this game in good faith. It arrived in decent time which is the only reason i'm even rating it and me giving 1 star is me being really generous. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jessica Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool
For pet lovers this is soooo cool, mating your pets having pups naming them without the real cost or hassle.
Published 21 months ago by Fiona-May Goddard
3.0 out of 5 stars A good game
Excellent service. many thanks and well done a wonderful addition to my daughters collection as she really loves her pc games
Published 22 months ago by Taverner4
1.0 out of 5 stars Well....
After delivering late the product made the original game crash to the point I had to uninstall it but will try again next time
Published 23 months ago by Dorothy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good game
This is a good expansion pack for the Sims. My kids love these games & enjoy adding pets to their families.
Published 24 months ago by Sophie
4.0 out of 5 stars Played it befor,great game. uninstalled it now want to play it again...
This is such a great up-grade you get a bigger town, you get to do up the pet center/shop, new people, careers and jobs, grosseres shop, you can grow your own vegatable patch, plus... Read more
Published on 25 Jan 2009 by Sj Andrews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Best sims 1 expansion pack! if you want better buy the sims 2 + pets exp!
Published on 11 Jan 2009 by sherrie
5.0 out of 5 stars Woof woof miow, PERFECT!!
I bought this game because I have no pets of my own and thinking I could make myself a Sim and have a dog,cat,turtle,budgie,lovebird,iguana,goldfish, anything! Read more
Published on 9 Aug 2007 by Graham Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Good update
Plenty of depth and a great add on to this game. The pack adds a bit of humour and a MASSIVE playing area, and also contains some worthwhile patches for the game itself. Read more
Published on 3 May 2007 by ajw_1974
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