The Sims™ 4


The Sims 4 is the latest edition in the popular Sims series by EA and Maxis.

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The Sims™ 4

The game was released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in September 2014 and for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November 2014.


The Sims 4 is a Life Simulation game in which players control their Sims in various activities and form relationships. The game starts by creating a Sim out of various physical and personality traits, and then provides the player with a house. From there, the player may choose to explore the house and the surrounding town, or start a family by clicking on one of the pre-made Sims.

The player may then interact with various objects in the house, such as the refrigerator, stove, and flooring, in addition to their Sims' needs. In the game, Sims will need to be fed, have a place to sleep, go to the bathroom, and have a job to earn money. In order to maintain their needs, the player must either call a Sim over at a certain time of day, or use an item that will allow Sims to do it themselves. Unlike previous versions of the game, the player is no longer required to buy objects to keep their Sims happy, as they will just need to be "maintained" and will be happy the rest of the time.


The Sims 4 has a vastly improved graphics engine. The game's world is much more detailed and is more vibrant than previous editions. The game also has an improved lighting system and a much better particle engine. The game's framerate is also much improved from previous editions.


Since the game is life-based, it is replayable. The player can create a new Sim, explore a new house and town, or start a new family. The player can also choose to play with a different set of rules, such as the amount of needs their Sim has, or the way careers work.


The Sims 4 is a great game that surpasses its predecessors in almost every way. It has a vastly improved graphics engine and an increased variety of gameplay. My only problems with the game are the bugs and a failure to fix the needs system. I would give this game a 9 out of 10.


  • New and Improved Graphics Engine
  • Greater Detail and Vibrant World
  • Improved Lighting and Particle Engines
  • Unlimited Sims
  • Virtual Reality
  • Improved Framerate
  • More Varied Sims


  • More Bugs
  • Failed to Fix Needs System
  • Generic Gameplay
  • More Variations in Live Mode
  • More Variations in Create-A-Sim

Graphics 9

Sound 9

Gameplay 8

Lasting Appeal 10

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