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The Sims: Vacation (Windows)

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The Sims: Vacation is the fourth expansion pack in the popular The Sims series.

Vacation allows you to take your Sims out for a family vacation. You may choose to visit a forested area, a beach, or a Winter wonderland.

Your Sims can take part in various activities, such as beach volleyball, fishing, snowboarding, snowball fights, and building snowmen.

Vacation offers a host of new objects, animations, sounds, and music, as well as some new skins.


The Sims: Vacation Windows In the process of building a snowman.
The Sims: Vacation Windows Show off your snowboarding skill with this half-pipe.
The Sims: Vacation Windows If you want to stay, you must check into a hotel, or "rough" it by renting a tent (Forest) or igloo (Winter).
The Sims: Vacation Windows A front view of "Betty the Yeti".

Alternate Titles

  • "The Sims: בחופשה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "The Sims: Wakacje" -- Polish title
  • "The Sims: On Holiday" -- UK title
  • "The Sims: Lomalla" -- Finnish title
  • "The Sims em férias" -- Brazilian title
  • "Los Sims: de vacaciones " -- Spanish title
  • "Les Sims: en Vacances " -- French title
  • "Die Sims: Urlaub total" -- German title
  • "De Sims Op Vakantie" -- Dutch title

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User Reviews

The Sims get a much needed holiday Sam Hardy (76) unrated
One of the finest and interesting Sims expansion packs A.A. Fussy (120) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Armchair Empire, The May 28, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
GameStar (Germany) May, 2002 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Apr 08, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Apr 09, 2002 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) May 06, 2002 76 out of 100 76
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 11, 2002 15 out of 20 75
Clubic May 16, 2002 12 out of 20 60
Gamekult Apr 23, 2002 5 out of 10 50
Svenska PC Gamer May, 2002 48 out of 100 48


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