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The Sims (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
88
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3.7
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Written by  :  Terrence Bosky (5234)
Written on  :  Jan 31, 2001
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

If you thought crack was addictive...

The Good

Who knew being a micromanaging control freak would be so much fun? Apparently the folks at Maxis did. This game is amazing. What other game even tries to combine interior decorating, architecture, and interpersonal relationships?

Appealing, not for its scope, but for its detail. Also, with the add-ons and the support of Maxis and the online community, this game keeps growing. There is no end to this game, just more options.

The Bad

Time in the Sims world is troublesome. Everything takes a really long time to accomplish. More troublesome, though, is how playing The Sims affects time in the real world. If you get into this game you will wonder where the time has gone.

The Bottom Line

One of the few games that reaches out to both genders, The Sims is a masterpiece.