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The Sims: Unleashed (Windows)

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Description

The Sims: Unleashed is the sixth expansion in the series, and adds a ton of new features.

The most notable edition to The Sims is that of pets. Your Sim family may now adopt a pet from the local pet adoption center. You can adopt a cat, a dog, a lizard, a turtle, birds, parrots or fish. Dogs and cats are the most unique, as they count as a member of your family, needing certain stats to be happy, such as energy and bladder. You must provide bedding (or they'll sleep on the floor), litter box for cats (dogs do it anywhere) and food bowls, as well as toys to keep them happy.

You can train your pet to do tricks, and in leiu of another Sim, you can use your pet to improve your social score. Cats and dogs will also chase away skunks and other unwanted critters that stumble onto your lot.

The second main edition is gardening. You can now buy seeds at a garden store, and plant (and grow) your own crops. You can then use these crops to eat or to sell.

The neighborhood has been expanded, with a total of 40 lots allowed on one neighborhood. The original lot is there, plus thirty all new lots, which can be zoned either "commercial" or "residential".

The phone book has been expanded, so if you ever encountered the problem where you had so many friends some of them disappeared off the list, this solves it. You now have the option "Call Neighbor..." and when it pops up, you choose the last name of the family, then the person you'd like to call.

As in all expansions, there is 125+ new objects, new clothes and skins, and new wallpaper/floor tile combinations. There are also some new NPC characters, such as Animal Control and the Pet Trainer.

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The Sims: Unleashed Windows The Sims Unleashed expands the neighbourhood to include more houses and lots.

Alternate Titles

  • "The Sims: חיות וחוויות" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "The Sims: Zwierzaki" -- Polish title
  • "The Sims: O Bicho Vai Pegar" -- Brazilian title
  • "The Sims: Lemmikit" -- Finnish title
  • "The Sims: Entre Chiens & Chats" -- French title
  • "Los Sims: animales a raudales " -- Spanish title
  • "Die Sims: Tierisch gut drauf" -- German title
  • "De Sims: Beestenboel" -- Dutch title

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User Reviews

Any more add-on paks and the sims will take up an entire hard drive! Sycada (175) unrated

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2002 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Sep 30, 2002 8 out of 10 80
WomenGamers.com Jan 15, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Oct 01, 2002 B 75
Gameguru Mania Nov 03, 2002 72 out of 100 72
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2002 71 out of 100 71
Power Unlimited Dec, 2002 70 out of 100 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Jan 09, 2003 14 out of 20 70
Joystick (French) Nov, 2002 3 out of 10 30

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Related Web Sites

  • Iguanas and Turtles and Dogs, Oh My! (An Apple Games article (archived on the author's webpage) about the Macintosh version of Unleashed (April, 2003).)
  • NZMac Review (A (largely) unscored but positive review of the Macintosh version of the game by NZMac, a New Zealand Apple site (Jul. 01, 2003).)
JPaterson (9147) added The Sims: Unleashed (Windows) on Sep 26, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69643)