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4.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 8 out of 14

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  1. Jan 8, 2020
    0
    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
  2. Jan 22, 2020
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    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 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, rehashedIf 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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Metascore
82

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 21, 2019
    80
    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.
  2. Dec 18, 2019
    80
    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.
  3. Dec 15, 2019
    100
    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.