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The Sims: Castaway Stories PC

The Sims: Stories from a desert island is the third game in a new line of Electronic Arts products associated under the common name The Sims Stories. It is an easy to use and notebook friendly version of the popular series in which we control the lives of virtual people.

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The Sims: Castaway Stories Release Date PC

29January2008

developer: EA Maxis / Maxis Software publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. Official website

English language game language: English

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The Sims: Castaway Stories is the third game of a new Electronic Arts product line called The Sims Stories. It is easy to use version for notebook of the popular games series for the PC’s users where the players control the lives of virtual people.

In the described game, as the title suggests, the character is a survivor who is on a desert island. The key point of the game is the adventure mode, where the player has to complete some tasks.

At first, there are simple tasks to do like putting up a tent or collect the right amount of food. However, in next stage of the game start more complex tasks which helps our character to return to civilization. In the same time, the character explores the tropical island, interacts with other survivors and the natives who live in the surrounding areas. After finishing some levels, there are unlocked new awards, which can be stored in the cabin. In total, there are 23 chapters of the story, which gives the players about 6-8 hours of fun.

The classic mode is very similar to the traditional version of the Sims – an open game without any story frames. There can be created Sims and their homes and then the players decide how to cope with unfamiliar situations and unknown place. The only significant difference is that all houses are located on the same tropical island, which the players knew during the adventure mode.

The Castaway Stories introduces some significant changes to the gameplay mechanics. The Sims do not have to get Simoleons or money. Instead, they have to gain food and resources points. The resources are used to create new items. The new functions are using maps of the area and looking through a diary of events.

The game was developed primarily for laptops - its service and operation are designed slightly differently. The player can auto-pause the game at any time by closing the screen and play in a separate window during chatting with friends using the instant messengers. What is more, there are lower requirements for the graphics card.

The Sims: Castaway Stories, like other games in The Sims Stories series is an independent product and it is not compatible with the official expansions to The Sims and The Sims 2 games.

Last updated on 21 November 2014

Game mode: single player  

Media type: 1 DVD

User score: 8,5 / 10 based on 1105 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 8.5 / 10 based on 228 votes.

PEGI rating The Sims: Castaway Stories

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

The Sims: Castaway Stories System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium 4 2.2 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 64 MB (GeForce 4 Ti4200 or better)
  • 2.9 GB HDD
  • Windows XP/Vista
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