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  • Summary: Take your Sims camping and explore the all-new destination of Granite Falls in The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat! Venture into the deep woods to discover new surprises, including dangerous and wondrous herbs, new species of fish, creepy insects and…bears? Hang out by the campfire before trying toTake your Sims camping and explore the all-new destination of Granite Falls in The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat! Venture into the deep woods to discover new surprises, including dangerous and wondrous herbs, new species of fish, creepy insects and…bears? Hang out by the campfire before trying to find the hermit rumored to live in the deepest parts of the forest. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 10, 2015
    75
    The Sims 4 fans will enjoy this brand new game pack, that adds a few new features but ends up falling short in terms of new content.
  2. Jan 20, 2015
    75
    Suffice to say, there’s plenty to do here. It’s a pricy expansion, but it’s well worth it if you’re a fan of not only the game, but the great outdoors as well.
  3. Jan 29, 2015
    75
    The new content is certainly welcome, but how much replay value the new area will generate still remains to be seen. In any case, the ability to crash your obnoxious Sim, permanently, at anyone's fancy digs is never going to get old.
  4. Jan 20, 2015
    70
    While it’s not nothing you shouldn’t expect from a Sims expansion, Outdoor Retreat has enough content to expand the base game, and it keeps The Sims 4 fresh enough to keep playing. Ultimately, it’s a fun experience and a great way to bring some life back into The Sims 4.
  5. Jan 21, 2015
    70
    Maxis fill the empty shell that The Sims 4 is with an original add-on. The Sims really get to go out of their suburban life, into the woods. Especially the new skill, Herbalism, is big in this game and it takes a while to figure it out, which is a nice challenge. This Game Pack is not gonna rock your world, but it will definitely stir up the lives of your Sims a bit.
  6. Jan 28, 2015
    50
    This Expansion Pack is undoubtedly an interesting breath of fresh in a little bit forgotten land of The Sims 4, but it does not offer enough new activities to keep your interest for a dozen or so hours. Only for the most dedicated fans.
  7. Jun 30, 2016
    50
    The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat has fun new items, a unique aspirations, and new activities. It is nice to bring your virtual people to the outdoors but fails to give longevity outside of a brief vacation.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Mar 28, 2015
    10
    'It's a pricy expansion.' It is the same price as a stuff pack yet has a great deal more. If all you morons would stop complaining and realize'It's a pricy expansion.' It is the same price as a stuff pack yet has a great deal more. If all you morons would stop complaining and realize that in TS3 you would get maybe half the things you do in this. Expand
  2. Jul 27, 2015
    9
    Never really understood all the lukewarm responses to this game pack. It's $20 but I got it for $15 on sale. Now I thought this was prettyNever really understood all the lukewarm responses to this game pack. It's $20 but I got it for $15 on sale. Now I thought this was pretty fun. You get a new world called Granite Falls. You book vacations to it to spend some days either roughing it in the campground or live nicer in a lodge for your time. You plan out how many days and each one shows their rates. Once you have booked a stay, you can then travel to the forest and there are more things to do there like collecting, herbalism skill to improve, fishing, telling ghost stories, roasting weenies. I really have enjoyed this and think the reviews seem too lackluster. Out of all the packs I have at the moment (and I have them all right now), I have gotten the most use out of this one. I honestly would've paid full price for this one. The new build mode items are interesting and I have a nice campground even at my house. The clothing items are awesome and I enjoyed them all. My only complaint is that I would like to change some of the houses on the campground. I think that some people have actually done this but when I placed a new house on one of the lots, it changed the rate in accordance to the building, but I got stuck in a loop. I rebooted the game and tried again and the same thing happened. This pack would be perfect if that could be fixed. Definitely a 9/10 and totally underrated. Expand
  3. Mar 12, 2015
    9
    It's not a whole Add-on but it also brings some cool new stuff to Sims 4.
    It's better than the Stuff Packs, that were released during Sims 3,
    It's not a whole Add-on but it also brings some cool new stuff to Sims 4.
    It's better than the Stuff Packs, that were released during Sims 3, which only brought some new
    furniture without any kind of new Interactions.
    Here we have a new Neighbourhood, new furniture and new cool interactions!
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  4. Apr 12, 2015
    5
    Já vi milhares de conteúdos parecidos com deste jogo em outros jogos do The Sims, nada inovador e um preço grande para um trabalho pequenoJá vi milhares de conteúdos parecidos com deste jogo em outros jogos do The Sims, nada inovador e um preço grande para um trabalho pequeno como esse? Qual é né. Expand
  5. Jul 16, 2016
    5
    For a $20 pack, I was expecting more. Since it's half the price of an EP, I was expecting half the content of an EP. It offers a new world,For a $20 pack, I was expecting more. Since it's half the price of an EP, I was expecting half the content of an EP. It offers a new world, that even though it's smaller than the other ones we have, it's a nice addition for sims to go camping, which is the theme of the pack. But the activities that it comes with it are seriously lacking and the ones we have feel very tackled on and half-baked.

    Sims can go hiking but all they do is walk alone through the world. They can't do it with friends or family, they can't actually hike a mountain or something, they don't stop to look at the view or see the animals (granted, there is barely any wild life to be seen, and the ones we can see are just embarrassing: a squirrel that looks like it came from a 1999 game. If you don't know what I'm talking about, google "squirrel outdoor retreat"). The campfire is nice, every sims' game has it so it was nice to have it back. There are a few interactions like sing songs on a guitar but you can't actually do it with other sims. Like a group of friends and family having fun around the campfire, singing songs together. Your sim does it alone and no one around even cares. When I send my sims to go camping with their friends (sims that aren't in the same household) they disappear the next day and leave my sim alone at the camp. It's just impossible to go camping with non-controllable sims. All you do when you go camping is sit by the fire or play horseshoes. We didn't even get a picnic basket or a ball or other fun activities that you usually do when you go camping. Overall, I was disappointed.
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  6. Feb 16, 2015
    2
    I didn't like it. It hasn't the requeriments for me to be a content pack. This hasn't any logic. Granite Falls is boring, the idea is boring,I didn't like it. It hasn't the requeriments for me to be a content pack. This hasn't any logic. Granite Falls is boring, the idea is boring, and the whole pack is boring. Horrible. Expand
  7. Apr 3, 2015
    0
    Sims 4 sorely needed more content with such a lacking base game. This does not help.

    It adds a very specific spectrum of content that few
    Sims 4 sorely needed more content with such a lacking base game. This does not help.

    It adds a very specific spectrum of content that few will find entertaining, and even less will find worth the price. Add to that the annoyances such as the bear suit that sometimes appears in the main neighborhoods, and you may even find your experience worsened by this pack.

    For diehard EA supporters only.
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