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  • Summary: The Sims 4 is the highly anticipated life simulation game that lets you play with life like never before. Create new Sims with intelligence and emotion. Experience all new intuitive and fun creative tools to sculpt your Sims and build unique homes. Control the mind, body, and heart of yourThe Sims 4 is the highly anticipated life simulation game that lets you play with life like never before. Create new Sims with intelligence and emotion. Experience all new intuitive and fun creative tools to sculpt your Sims and build unique homes. Control the mind, body, and heart of your Sims, and bring your stories to life. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. 90
    This is a game that offers such poignant and relevant social commentary, and after many years of being either PC-exclusive, or released in a very watered down fashion on game consoles, it’s great to see that this great experiment in giving us the tools to play around with humanity is finally on console in a full and unabridged way.
  2. Nov 9, 2017
    80
    The Sims 4 comes to consoles with the best of the version released for PC in 2014. It does not offer any free content besides the Happy Holidays package , but this can be complemented with the best of the catalog of packs and expansions from the day the game goes on sale. If you have not played the game yet, here's your chance.
  3. Nov 20, 2017
    75
    The Sims 4 comes on home consoles with all the goods and all the drawbacks of the PC version.
  4. Nov 9, 2017
    70
    The possibilities when it comes to edition that a game like The Sims 4 offers are really interesting, although it is obviously easier to handle and more comfortable to play in PC. After three years in the shelves, EA could have launched the game with some more content. However, those who already know the franchise know what it offers and this iteration of the game may appeal only to those who weren't able to play the PC version.
  5. Nov 13, 2017
    70
    EA has managed to successfully adapt the UI to the PS4 controller, and even if sometimes it isn't as intuitive as it should, it's quite accessible. The Sims experience remains, but if you can choose a version, keep in mind this one is three years behind content-wise.
  6. Nov 11, 2017
    64
    A 1:1 conversion of the PC game that suffers problems with the control, camera and that arrives without the possibility of adding content created by users.
  7. Nov 20, 2017
    40
    I might have been able to get past the mind-numbing monotony of this game, if it weren’t so poorly designed for consoles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 79
  2. Negative: 51 out of 79
  1. Oct 30, 2019
    10
    I love this game I'm addicted to it plus it takes my mind off my **** life at the moment the game has alot of bugs but other than that II love this game I'm addicted to it plus it takes my mind off my **** life at the moment the game has alot of bugs but other than that I really enjoy it I just wish the game had 0 bugs like my game crashes heaps and my sims freeze when I try to do things and sure it doesn't have a open world but I approve this game is my number one favorite game right now plus I own all it's dlcs aswell I have been playing the sims since I was 6 I'm 25 now I was born in1994 so I played every sims game and loved all of them Expand
  2. Dec 26, 2020
    8
    I have fun time when play this game. This game have well graphics and have lot of happens but is hard control on console but best real lifeI have fun time when play this game. This game have well graphics and have lot of happens but is hard control on console but best real life simulator. Play this game and teach what must you do on real life and choice best Decisions. Expand
  3. Aug 21, 2019
    7
    While certainly not as user friendly as on a pc with mouse and keyboard, The Sims 4 works better than expected with my controller. It's alsoWhile certainly not as user friendly as on a pc with mouse and keyboard, The Sims 4 works better than expected with my controller. It's also very buggy. If you drink from your beer every time you get a bug or glitch, you will be drunk under the table within 15 minutes.

    As a Sims player since the original, i gotta say a lot has changed. The social system is better than ever, but the world is smaller than ever. The animations and graphics are better than ever, but options in travelling are just loading screens compared to the open world of The Sims 3. For every good thing i can name a negative thing about the design of The Sims 4. I have to say though, the building tools for The Sims 4 is absolutely fantastic!

    And as always, there are expansions. Each of these is sold for 40 euros, which is just appalling when you realize it is content that has been made multiple times for previous Sims games already. Every entry has the same themes (Cat & Dogs, Get to Work, Get Famous) and are used to earn additional money instead of providing fair content. It's gone to far, and if it wasn't for a sale last month i wouldn't have bothered to buy any expansions.

    I bought the game for 15 euros, which makes it a better deal considering the content there is. If this game was 60 euros however, it would have been a scam. This game has a lot to prove when it's the fourth entry in a series, and it only barely gives something new.

    All and all i enjoyed the game on Console. The controls can be frustrating at first, but after a while i got used to it. I enjoyed it very much, and i can see myself returning to it from time to time.

    It is a good game, but it's also a buggy mess all the time. I give it a 7/10.
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  4. Sep 19, 2020
    3
    The game is buggy and new bugs are introduced as soon as the old ones are fixed. The control scheme is horrific and makes no sense. Not onlyThe game is buggy and new bugs are introduced as soon as the old ones are fixed. The control scheme is horrific and makes no sense. Not only that but the uninspired and unimaginative DLC's cost more than the actual game. It appears EA couldn't care less about the player's opinion and take their player base for granted. Expand
  5. Apr 3, 2020
    2
    This game is virtually unplayable in its present (2020) form as the virtual tenants of my house are unable to do most basic tasks and it'sThis game is virtually unplayable in its present (2020) form as the virtual tenants of my house are unable to do most basic tasks and it's always a toss up of whether they will be able to even clean up a dirty plate or access the computer they've put dozens of hours into building skills with. This game is another example of EA destroying everything it touches. Expand
  6. Nov 9, 2018
    0
    This is good. With the removal of open world capabilities that the previous title had, It cut exploration by 82%, and that it just lame.This is good. With the removal of open world capabilities that the previous title had, It cut exploration by 82%, and that it just lame. There's not much to do since EA took a step backwards with The Sims 4. Expand
  7. Jul 11, 2018
    0
    I've been sat here for 20 minutes trying to come up with a single reason why you would play this especially at the ridiculous price to get theI've been sat here for 20 minutes trying to come up with a single reason why you would play this especially at the ridiculous price to get the full game, when you could go and get the sims 3 which comes more complete, for a cheaper price.

    EA you're ruining your own franchises. Please stop.
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