The Sims (Mac)
- Build a simulated neighborhood and run--or ruin--the lives of the people that live there
- Unlimited open-ended game play allows you to help your Sims develop and mature
- Let your Sims pursue any of 10 possible career paths
- Use the game's powerful architectural design tool to build dream homes for your Sims
- Show off your neighborhood and your Sims on the World Wide Web
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From Will Wright, the creator of SimCity, comes a strategy game that hits close to home. You are in charge of a neighborhood of Sims, and it is up to you to show them that they're living in your world now! Force them into a life of crime or help them live life in the fast lane. Build them a sprawling mansion or dump them into a dilapidated shack. Let them party like swinging singles or fall in love, get married, and raise a family. They can live out your wildest dreams or experience your worst nightmares. It is up to you to decide--their fate is in your hands.
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 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
Top customer reviews
In the game it is possible to interfere in every aspect of your Sims lives - from not letting them use the bathroom to kissing the next door neighbours wife.
Money is earned from going to work in a variety of jobs and can then be spent on upgrading the tv and stereo or a new kitchen
Throw a party or learn how to cook in your freetime
When you start to get bored it is possible to download new purchases and Sims bodies or simply build you own
I can carry on on for years! But I'll end by saying:
THE SIMS IS THE GREATEST!
Miss it, Miss out!
Its like the same if you were to play SimCity... Simcity 4 is fun, however, if you go way back to Simcity 2000, it seems surreal, and thats what makes it more memorable and fun.
As soon as I booted it up, I knew this game was just class.
You get to control your Sims(you can make them change clothes 6 times if you want),you can put the furniture in really awkward positions(for example,you can rotate the toilet so that it faces the wall),but I'm sure you're not THAT cruel,are you????? ,you can build a sim hovel or a sim mansion and put as much furniture in it as your money will allow(but get those Sims into well-paid jobs, 'cause if you can't pay the bills,trouble awaits)
I think it was the best buy ever and was worth every penny of it!
WARNING:The Sims can -and will-probably-turn every spare second of your time into a Sim-induced bliss!
This game can keep me amused for hours and hours and I really love the creative side of this game - building their houses and also, creating paintings and things for use in the game. This game is very addictive!
I think that I would advise this game to just about any age. You can really unwind from life with The Sims - great to play when you're fed up.
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This is SUCH a cool game
I'm not kidding it's like looking after real live people (eg.you have to feed them, wash them etc.Read more
you can control a whole family, let ur sims have children, eat, sleep work and they can even die!Read more