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The Sims 4

The fourth installment in the best-selling life simulation series – The Sims. The Sims 4 was developed by Maxis Studios, also known for SimCity and Spore. The player, once again, controls the lifes of a virtual family.

Simulation | Economic | sandbox | Isometric view | life Simulator

The Sims 4 for PC, PS4 and XONE is a sequel to the series of virtual life simulators popular all over the world. It was developed by an American development studios, Maxis, just like all of the previous games. The first Sims debuted back in 2000. Its originator was Will Wright who is the founder of Maxis and creator of SimCity and the related games with the Sim prefix in their titles which celebrated the their greatest successes in the 90s. The Sims quickly surpassed other popular games from its developer's catalogue, becoming a phenomenon and one of the most popular brands in the electronic entertainment industry. Thanks to its numerous fanbase and general popularity, The Sims constantly receives sequels and dozens of smaller and larger add-ons.

The fourth Sims, just like its predecessors, avoids revolutionary changes in gameplay in favor of slow evolution of tried and true solutions. The goal of the game is still to look after a virtual Sim family by taking care of their needs, both spiritual and material, as well as providing them with shelter by designing their house and their yard.

The game starts with the player creating his or her Sims. There are a lot of more modifiers and options to chose from than in the third installment of the series. The visual editor allows the players to determine the appearance of their character much more accurately, giving them considerable influence on Sim characteristics such as their posture, height, weight, face shape, and so on. Personality also plays an important role. The players choose one of several types of personality, as well as long-term goals of their characters, and the level of his determination in achieving them. These goals affect the later behavior of a Sim and are a part of the improved artificial intelligence system introduced to the game. Thanks to it, Sims behave more naturally and react to events occurring around them more diversely. Emotions felt by the characters are another innovation. They are not only affected by the level of satisfaction or social interactions, but also household items used or clothes worn. Experiencing specific emotions unlocks, among others, new dialogue options.

The editor that allows the players to build dream mansions and houses has played an important part from the very beginning. In The Sims 4 for PC, PS4 and XONE the players yet again are to select one of several different neighborhoods in which they will build their houses. The construction interface has been revised and improved, making it more intuitive and easy to use. Additionally, thanks to the social networking options, the players can now share their houses, as well as rate and comment on the works of other players. Missions and achievements are also a novelty in the series. The player's characters are awarded, for example, clothes or furniture for completing them.

The Sims 4 may disappoint the fans who expected a significant improvement in the quality of the character models or the environment, or the introduction of new graphics effects. The game is not much different from its predecessor in this respect which is being justified by the will to optimize it better than the previous ones.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game depicts nudity and/or sexual behaviour or sexual references Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 128 MB GeForce 6600 / Radeon X1300 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit
  • Recommended: Intel Core i5 2.33 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650 or better, 18 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit
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