The Sims: Life Stories PC

User Score
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. LeeR.
    Jun 12, 2007
    9
    This game is great but there are some things wrong. Like when Aunt sharon gets kidnapped in Rileys story and she turns up like normal. Then it say "An error has occured on Rileys story. We will have to go back to your default save." That really annoyed but it only deleted a day. Then it did it again because Mickey and agora wouldn't get married and that lost me two days of the game! This game is great but there are some things wrong. Like when Aunt sharon gets kidnapped in Rileys story and she turns up like normal. Then it say "An error has occured on Rileys story. We will have to go back to your default save." That really annoyed but it only deleted a day. Then it did it again because Mickey and agora wouldn't get married and that lost me two days of the game! Overall 9/10. I recomend this game to someone patience (no-one like me because I'm not patient). Collapse
  2. DeniseS.
    Mar 22, 2007
    9
    Some minor glitches prevented reaching goals in each story (players got stuck, did not arrive on time to a set place, etc.) but overall, this is an excellent, portable way for me to take my Sims to work. And most things are able to be imported from your regular Sims 2 game, with a few exceptions, so it's a great way to get a Sims fix on the go!
  3. MikeT.
    Feb 28, 2007
    0
    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
  4. MikeT.
    Feb 18, 2007
    6
    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
  5. JimmusM.
    Feb 17, 2007
    6
    I bought this one and promptly took it back. What is the point? The games gives you two pre-made characters and a backstory to guide you through their lives. There are new shortcut keys for basic things like eating and answering the phone, but again, you couldn't click on those things before? The game does run well on a laptop, so the portability factor might be appealing to some. It I bought this one and promptly took it back. What is the point? The games gives you two pre-made characters and a backstory to guide you through their lives. There are new shortcut keys for basic things like eating and answering the phone, but again, you couldn't click on those things before? The game does run well on a laptop, so the portability factor might be appealing to some. It just feels like Sims 2.1 or something, having interactions and objects from some of the expansion packs. This game might be fine for someone who cannot think of motivations for a Sim, but the rest of us can make up our own direction, thank you. Save your money for Sims 2:The Seasons. Expand
  6. AmeliaC.
    Feb 1, 2007
    10
    The perfect game for the non-gamer! The story driven chapters make it fun, entertaining and easy to play AND, you can play on your laptop.
Metascore
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]