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Generally favorable reviews- based on 320 Ratings

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  • Summary: In "SimCity," you had the power to build and control cities ... with The Sims, you'll create and control people!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 100
    While it can be a little overwhelming at first, once you're familiar with the control and functions, things become second nature and controlling your Sim is a breeze.
  2. 100
    You simply have to check this out!
  3. 95
    The game isn't just addictive, it's downright dangerous.
  4. The more I played this game, the more I liked it. I found it relaxing and challenging at the same time, and my level of interest has been maintained over the past few weeks, especially because of all the new add-ons that Maxis is serving up at their website.
  5. Buy this game you will find yourself in a world of peace and humour.
  6. A dangerously detailed and addictive experience for the power-mad behavioural researcher in all of us.
  7. It does become kind of mesmerising, but like watching waves on a beach, chances are that pretty soon you'll tire of the lack of variety on offer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 48
  2. Negative: 10 out of 48
  1. ArthurP
    Aug 13, 2008
    10
    I remember playing this years and years ago, it was my favorite game then, the building, the songs, looking after your family and progressing I remember playing this years and years ago, it was my favorite game then, the building, the songs, looking after your family and progressing mesmerized me. It's one of those games you get so into it you forget your playing a game. Today I got the game again and tonnes of wonderful memories came back about this game. So in summary, yes its an old game, the graphics are no way near as the modern sims, but it one of the most interesting and enjoyable games ever to be released. I was very disappointed with the sims 2, probably because it can never live upto the original sims. Expand
  2. LimZ.
    Jun 14, 2004
    10
    This is the best of the best in computer simulations.
  3. May 27, 2012
    10
    One of my favorite games of all time.
  4. DuncanS.
    Jul 3, 2002
    8
    It's a good game but like games domain said," it gets kinda boring".
  5. Jul 28, 2014
    8
    The Sims is an incredible simulation that can be played by anyone. It's very fun to create a family and run their lives. There is a lot ofThe Sims is an incredible simulation that can be played by anyone. It's very fun to create a family and run their lives. There is a lot of customization with creating a person from choosing clothes and a face to selecting their personality. There are a lot of options with making a house and furnishing it, and I find making the house the most fun part. After playing someone's life for a while it can get a little repetitive. They just go to work everyday without much change except promotions here and there to make more money and then you can keeping upgrading your house, but it takes a lot more time to build your house bigger and buy fancier things. The Sims is amazing and it will always be a great game to play for anyone. Expand
  6. ERB
    Jul 28, 2013
    6
    With more interactions this game should have been the game of the year 2000.With more interactions this game should have been the game of the year 2000. Expand
  7. Nemisis
    May 17, 2003
    1
    EXTREMLY STUPID GAME. NO FUN.

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