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The Sims

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Platform: PC
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Electronic Arts

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Staff Reviews

The Sims review

Reviewed April 28, 2005

Jason Venter says: "Underneath the slick interface, beneath the elevator music and the gibberish we’re to take as conversation, The Sims is just a waste of time. It may amuse you for hours, days or even weeks. For those hours and for the sadistic relationship you can share with your unfortunate sim, the package is arguably worth a purchase. But in the end, you’ll grow to despise it."
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Reader Reviews

The Sims review

Reviewed December 31, 1969

ratking says: "To have the oppurtunity to marry your one true love and have children. To own a bachelor pad with your friend, and enter the dating service. To get your dream job and become an international spy, an Astronaut, or even a superhero. This is what dreams are made of, and Sims lets you work your dreams in this simulated world. "
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The Sims review

Reviewed June 24, 2003

sgreenwell says: "Maxis has had a formula in place for developing video and computer games for the past decade. It has proven to be phenomenally successful. Their method is as follows: 1) Pick some aspect of life. 2) Craft a game around this aspect. 3) Slap the term “Sim” somewhere in the title. This formula has obviously worked, judging from all the Sim games on the market: SimCity, SimEarth, SimIsland, even SimFarm. "
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The Sims review

Reviewed July 07, 2007

Suskie says: "The Sims is a videogame simulation of something that you experience every day: Real life. "
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The Sims review

Reviewed September 03, 2005

True says: "I don’t get it. I don’t think I’ll ever get it. What the hell is so fun about watching someone else live their life? Why are we obsessed with reality shows like “Hogan Knows Best”, “Nick And Jessica” and “The Osbournes”? Have we suddenly become so desperate to leave our own lives that we will blindly follow someone else’s? I can’t answer that question, I really can’t. So if you sit there and ask me “Why is The Sims so popular” or “Why are there so many expansion packs and sequels to this game” I..."
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