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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
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  1. MikeT.
    Feb 28, 2007
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    Adding stories to the game is a good idea, just a shame that the game is so short. Experienced simmers will likely fly through this and then go back to regular sims. Too expensive for what it is - at least in the UK. Only play this if for some reason you can't run the regular game on your pc and desperately needs a sims fix. Hopefully we'll see a story based expansion pack for Adding stories to the game is a good idea, just a shame that the game is so short. Experienced simmers will likely fly through this and then go back to regular sims. Too expensive for what it is - at least in the UK. Only play this if for some reason you can't run the regular game on your pc and desperately needs a sims fix. Hopefully we'll see a story based expansion pack for the regular edition of the Sims, although it will have to contain substantially more gameplay than this very time limited offering. Expand
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72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Potential players don't need to fear it sucking away hours of their lives (although it still might), but they can look forward to an excellent game with some very amusing stories to tell.
  2. Snobbery be damned, Life Stories is a thoroughly enjoyable crossover between an established series and the world of casual games.
  3. Edge Magazine
    50
    The net result is a product that can't be faulted on its accessibility, but has less subtlety than ever with which to hide the inherently, and sometimes unrelentingly, mechanical process that caring for your sims represents. [Mar 2007, p.85]