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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: 8 out of 34
  2. Negative: 20 out of 34
  1. Jun 2, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Sims 4 = good game, lowkey like sid meier's civilization... im a fan - Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2018
    8
    Very addictive, as are all Sims games. I thought this was a good console transfer (obviously not as a good as PC) but still enjoyable.
  3. Dec 6, 2017
    7
    Finally console players get to live their dream of playing The Sims the same way people on PC do. Sort of. The content is the same andFinally console players get to live their dream of playing The Sims the same way people on PC do. Sort of. The content is the same and graphically it is similar. My time with The Sims 4 was fun, I enjoyed watching my sim work and live, fall in love, die and his kids and grand kids grow. The controls weren't bad, but they weren't as good as on PC and they did take some getting used to. I must admit, I don't regret this purchase, but I see how many would. Expand
  4. Nov 18, 2017
    3
    This could be a good game if not for the control issues. I dont mean the control scheme is ported bad. It works fine. Or to be more precise itThis could be a good game if not for the control issues. I dont mean the control scheme is ported bad. It works fine. Or to be more precise it would be fine if it worked. The game is ignoring my commands half of the time. You tell sim to to feed the kid, he goes to to do something else. You tell him again, he ignores it again. You try again and maybe you soceed. This is happening all the time. This leads to extreme micromanagement because you dont need to just command your sims, but you still need to check all the command queues and reissue them all the time because the game just deletes them for no reason. In few hours, you will hate this game. Until this is fixed, the game is barelly playable and I dont reccomend it. Expand
  5. Mar 28, 2018
    2
    The worst installment of the series, the base game has been cannibalised, taking away many features that used to be in previous installmentsThe worst installment of the series, the base game has been cannibalised, taking away many features that used to be in previous installments unless you are willing to spend a metric **** tonne of money for these features to be implemented in the form of dlc. These are spread into three different categories, expansion packs which cost £32.99 which add in a few new jobs and features. There are game packs which cost £11.99 which add a few less features than the expansion pack, and there are stuff packs for £7.99 which if you haven't guessed already give you less stuff than the previous 2 packs. All of these packs are essentially content that was cut and added back in so EA can squeeze as much money out of its consumers as possible. Onto gameplay and controls. The controls are awful the cursor hardly ever goes where you want it to, and occasionally jumps to different sections of the screen making it impossible to select certain options. The gameplay is not any better your character will maybe start eating his/her food then immediately put it down and stand still for half an in game day before complaining that they are starving. There's not much to this game, if you enjoy the Sims games and don't have money coming out of your ears to purchase the full experience I would recommend getting the sims 3 on console, there's more to do, see, buy and explore all for a fraction of the price of the Sims 4 base game. I suggest avoiding this game like the plague unless you have more money than sense Expand
  6. 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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  7. Apr 16, 2018
    0
    Oh. My. Gosh. This game is just terrible. Like honestly terrible.
    The PS4 controls render the game totally unplayable. It lags on my PS4, the
    Oh. My. Gosh. This game is just terrible. Like honestly terrible.
    The PS4 controls render the game totally unplayable. It lags on my PS4, the "cursor" jumps from side to side - you can't even properly place your objects in the spot you wanted them because everything's so jumpy and laggy.
    I love the Sims, and I've played many other Sims games on consoles - but this is by far the absolute WORST iteration of it. I'm returning this game and getting a refund.
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