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  • Summary: The official expansion pack for The Sims lets you take your Sims to new extremes. Help your Sims deal with everything from roach infestations to alien abductions. Give them the opportunity to become rock stars, talk show hosts, even UFO investigators, with five new career options. [Electronic Arts]
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  1. Gorgeous, polished, clever and exciting.
  2. GMR Magazine
    This one gives you a whole new set of career paths and more clutter for you Sim life. [Feb 2003, p.94]
  3. 90
    If you didn't like the original game, this expansion probably won't change your mind, but if you loved "The Sims," then "Livin' Large" will have you lovin' it even more.
  4. If you're a fan of "The Sims" and you don't have a copy of Livin' Large yet, you need to drop everything and go get it now.
  5. It was intended to be a bundle of new content, new furnishings, and a few new options that would make your sims' lives even more exciting, and in that regard, it succeeds.
  6. CheckOut
    If you ever thought that Bob Newbie was just a little bit boring, look out, because he just changed into his buttless chaps and he's headed for your hot tub.
  7. In the end, The Sims does mimic real life: if you aren't happy, new stuff is only a fleeting solution.

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  1. Drea
    Mar 12, 2005
    L.L baby livin large!!!!!! the game is awesome.
  2. Sep 25, 2015
    The Sims: Livin' Large is a great first expansion to The Sims, and I can't think that I could ever play The Sims 1 without it. The expansionThe Sims: Livin' Large is a great first expansion to The Sims, and I can't think that I could ever play The Sims 1 without it. The expansion feels a lot like Maxis testing the water, and most of the content are flashy Las Vegas, and medieval decorations and furniture, but it definitely is not a stuff pack. The biggest reason to buy this expansion is probably the fact that it adds a second Sim Lane, with some pre-made houses and the surprisingly memorable Mashuga family. The game also adds six blank worlds for you to populate with your own creations.

    The game really lives up to it's title; everything is about Livin' Large! You have slot machines, garish, tasteless house decorations, golden statues in underpants, crystal balls, and even a creepy Tragic Clown that won't leave you alone.

    This expansion is a blatantly absurd, and entertaining addition to the already great original Sims.