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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 One of the new items allows your Sims to play volleyball.  When on a beach, you're in your beachwear.
The Sims: Vacation Windows This is "Archie Archer", who's job is to entertain you.
The Sims: Vacation Windows Two Sims are having a snowball fight while talking about cars.
The Sims: Vacation Windows James is using a metal dectector, looking to find money or treasure.

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Alternate Titles

  • "模拟人生:我在休假" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "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

GameZone Apr 04, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
PC Gamer Brasil Jun, 2002 86 out of 100 86
GameStar (Germany) May, 2002 85 out of 100 85 Apr 08, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Game Over Online May 23, 2002 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Apr 05, 2002 8 out of 10 80
IGN Apr 08, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) May 06, 2002 76 out of 100 76
Clubic May 16, 2002 12 out of 20 60
Gamekult Apr 23, 2002 5 out of 10 50


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JPaterson (9101) added The Sims: Vacation (Windows) on Mar 29, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69323)