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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!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 100
    The uniqueness of the game, the sound, graphics and the ability to control a little Sim life hooked me almost immediately.
  2. GMR Magazine
    100
    It's impossible to categorize EA's addictive superblockbuster life simulator, just like it's impossible to stop playing it. [Feb 2003, p.94]
  3. 95
    The game isn't just addictive, it's downright dangerous.
  4. 90
    Never before have I played a game as compelling as The Sims. This game will provide you with emotional experiences that you could never imagine from a video game.
  5. Original, amusing addictive, and most of all incredibly fun and relaxing to play. If we only had more great ideas like these…
  6. It is compelling, addictive, fun, frustrating, well-designed and intriguing.
  7. 60
    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: 57 out of 78
  2. Negative: 10 out of 78
  1. LimZ.
    Jun 14, 2004
    10
    This is the best of the best in computer simulations.
  2. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    I have so much memory with this game. The fact that this game was the first in the franchise and had this great fresh idea make it aI have so much memory with this game. The fact that this game was the first in the franchise and had this great fresh idea make it a masterpiece for me. Expand
  3. 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
  4. RobertB.
    Jun 10, 2001
    9
    Mysteriously addictive. For some reason, it's fun to make someone else do all the stuff that, in reality, you should be out doing Mysteriously addictive. For some reason, it's fun to make someone else do all the stuff that, in reality, you should be out doing (cleaning up the house, working your way up the corporate ladder, etc.) Expand
  5. Dec 30, 2019
    8
    Forse avrà una grafica troppo semplice, non c'è un numero spropositato di opzioni e la possibilità di sapere di tutto e di più dei personaggi,Forse avrà una grafica troppo semplice, non c'è un numero spropositato di opzioni e la possibilità di sapere di tutto e di più dei personaggi, ma è stato veramente un gioco innovativo. Avere la possibilità di creare una casa, una famiglia e semplicemente vivere, ha veramente messo in chiaro cosa sia un gioco di simulazione. Expand
  6. Jul 14, 2019
    7
    Es un juego muy original y adictivo pero la IA de los sims es un asco, ademas de que la version de PS2 es superior graficamente y no hay arbolEs un juego muy original y adictivo pero la IA de los sims es un asco, ademas de que la version de PS2 es superior graficamente y no hay arbol genealogico. Tambien, las barras en este juego bajan muy rapido, siendo un juego muy frustrante. Expand
  7. Nemisis
    May 17, 2003
    1
    EXTREMLY STUPID GAME. NO FUN.

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