Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 15, 2019
    If you've been eagerly awaiting the chance to go to university, you won't be disappointed. This pack combines the very best of previous packs with some new and unique ideas that give a fully-formed and enjoyable gameplay experience - something The Sims 4 desperately needed.
  2. Nov 24, 2019
    Jam packed with new features that offer hours of continuous fun - if you can find them.
  3. Nov 18, 2019
    If you enjoy The Sims 4, this is definitely a must-have expansion pack. If you’re familiar with the franchise, you’ll recognize a lot of similar things from Sims 3 University Life. It’s a stressful and hectic expansion, but reflects a realistic college experience. Now, if only one jog could shed 50 pounds in real life….
  4. Dec 21, 2019
    The Sims 4 Student life is a must-have for the experienced and beginning Simmer. The package adds a realistic aspect, more gameplay options and more growth options for your sim to the game. The construction and create-a-sim items are also a nice addition to the basic game.
  5. Dec 18, 2019
    New additions and returning favourites make Discover University a very strong offering, despite being the eighth expansion pack for The Sims 4. It improves on previous university-themed expansions but doesn't quite achieve the lively atmosphere of other DLC packs available for a similar price. A strong recommendation for hardcore Sims fans, but not a must-buy.
  6. Dec 2, 2019
    At this point in the lifespan of The Sims 4, there are so many expansions and add-ons that the amount of content is a bit overwhelming, and allows the player to craft a world that is grounded in reality, full of magic and fantasy or somewhere in between. The Sims 4: Discover University is definitely weighted towards the real-world experiences and lessons of college life and in addition to being highly entertaining, might just possibly have some educational value of its own.
  7. Nov 22, 2019
    Discover University is a generous package with plenty to do and experience, but the biggest appeal lies in the way higher education is integrated with the rest of the game to provide further storytelling opportunities for your Sims. This expansion is another success in what has been a very strong year for the franchise, and is particularly worth considering for players who like to come to The Sims for realism narratives.
  8. Nov 21, 2019
    The Sims 4 Discover University involves you to play and play again with your Sims, without ever getting bored. The many elements introduced, from PHD to careers, passing through most goliardic events, are able to create a self-contained chapter in the life of our Sims, clearly satisfying the most fierce fans of the franchise. Cosmetic elements are not so many, but careers and PHD offer a proper entertainment, creating a great play experience, similar to the old expansions.
  9. Nov 17, 2019
    Despite these minor flaws, The Sims 4 Discover University remains a charming expansion with a surprising amount of content. It offers a wealth of things to do and a delightful simulation of college life that manages to avoid sacrificing fun for authenticity, while at the same time delivering a memorable college experience that will leave players nostalgic for their own college experience.
  10. Nov 21, 2019
    The robotic construction has really scared me off, because crafting combined with the constant electric shock is a nasty time eater - although the servos really have a lot of charm!
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  1. Nov 15, 2019
    The biggest problems with The Sims 4: Discover University aren’t with the University part of the game; they’re lasting problems with The Sims 4 itself. There’s one new aspiration for Sims — getting educated — but no new traits. Right now, aspirations are the biggest thing that differentiate Sims from each other. A master actress and career criminal are going to lead two very different lives.

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User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 8 out of 14
  1. Jan 22, 2020
    If you have played every game in this franchise you already know that the quality of the DLC that comes out steadily declines in terms ofIf you have played every game in this franchise you already know that the quality of the DLC that comes out steadily declines in terms of quality and quantity. Since the base game is already mediocre at best, the DLC has finally reached the lowest score I could possibly give it. It is an insult to the franchise and only is a traditional SIms DLC in terms of a lying trailer, rehashed content that doesn't tie into the rest of the game (and certainly not other DLC) and some items that you were actually missing.

    As usual at this point you only get half of the content for twice the price. While you had lectures, sororities and a huge new world to explore in the Sims 3, you get a barebone dormitory, a miniature world full of rabbitholes, useless extensions to the club system, and roughly 100 additional items (40 % of them recolors or very specific and therefore useless for everyday building). Throw in 3 hairstyles and 3 outfits so that everyone appears to visit the clown college, and then dive into the gameplay loop.

    Which is doing homework and nothing else. The whole college "experience" is visiting rabbitholes and doing homework. And you'll have to do it for at least 21 long days, and you'll do nothing else. Of course you can live with "housemates" now who behave pretty much like visitors who occasionally sleep, don't give a frack about what time of the day it is and can savely be ignored because they don't even spot new traits.

    Yes, it's yet another DLC without any additions to the AI, but of course you get the usual army of bugs and glitches that will never be fixed.

    If you love gaming in the style of German work simulations, go with the street cleaning simulator instead. That one would gain at least one point from me. This one doesn't.
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  2. Jan 8, 2020
    2020 and EA still selling full price dlc's that should be for free
    Piracy as always is an anwser for that, we cant tolerate spending +250$
    2020 and EA still selling full price dlc's that should be for free
    Piracy as always is an anwser for that, we cant tolerate spending +250$ for a game bruhhh
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