The Sims Online PC

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  • Summary: The Sims Online is a virtual world built from the imaginations of thousands of players like you -- an unpredictable, alternate reality where you are both spectator and participant. Build a network of friends to enhance your power, wealth, reputation and social standing. ExploreThe Sims Online is a virtual world built from the imaginations of thousands of players like you -- an unpredictable, alternate reality where you are both spectator and participant. Build a network of friends to enhance your power, wealth, reputation and social standing. Explore neighborhoods, create crazy locations, or host wild events to entertain others. In this massive and never-ending online event you become a Sim, choose your role and find your destiny. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Unlike the previous Sims games, all of these citizens are controlled by actual people. In other words, you might want to double-check the genders of those two cuties before you try to score the world’s first virtual hot-tub ménage à trois.
  2. 90
    There’s just one problem with The Sims Online: It’s almost not a game. The slow-paced activities rely so heavily on social interaction that in some ways it feels like a glorified chat room.
  3. 80
    Makes for surreal fun with a strangely addictive quality, and, if anything, it has seemingly endless potential. Like the stand-alone versions of the game, The Sims Online is what you make of it.
  4. The greatest chat room ever, or the most boring online game in quite a while?
  5. Can be as mundane as real life... You’ll have to invest virtual sweat and tears to make it a worthwhile experience.
  6. Will entertain for a while, but will become old fast. People interested in a chat room environment will find some fun here, but others, especially fans of the previous games, may feel cheated.
  7. The Sims Online is burdened by an intense emphasis on drudgery and an amazing lack of emphasis on fun - unless it's a quick pit stop at a pool table or in front of a TV to juice up your Sim's Fun meter to prepare for more work. That's just a little bit too much like real life for my tastes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. PIPIsushii
    Jul 3, 2003
    10
    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! But im not all that crazy that I have to pay $10 dollors a month. It might be better if you lowered the price to $5. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! But im not all that crazy that I have to pay $10 dollors a month. It might be better if you lowered the price to $5. Maybe other people would LOVE it too. Expand
  2. KaseyG.
    Nov 23, 2005
    10
    Love It
  3. Andrea
    Mar 12, 2005
    9
    The sims online is pretty good i guess i've never really plaed it but i've played the other sims so the sims online must be great toThe sims online is pretty good i guess i've never really plaed it but i've played the other sims so the sims online must be great to because most of the other sims games rock. Expand
  4. HanD.
    Feb 11, 2003
    6
    The game holds more value, if you download it and don't pay for it.
  5. BradD.
    Jul 14, 2003
    5
    This game lied to me. It told me it was really fun and interactive. Like The Sims only online. But instead I got a big chat room where you This game lied to me. It told me it was really fun and interactive. Like The Sims only online. But instead I got a big chat room where you get to see yourself cybering w/ other people. This game is very fun....for the first 20 minutes. Then it gets stupid and repetitive. It promised a chance for people to escape their own lives and make a new one but instead it presented the world with a virtual reality where the world is controlled by the first 30 small businesses that popped up and not enough work in the engine to be anything like the real world. And if you guys think ten bucks is a lot then you obviously dont play MMORPGS becuase most of them cost more. Expand

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