The Sims™ 4 review
The Sims 4 is the latest and the most successful installment of the famous simulator series. Released by Electronic Arts in 2014, it still receives new locations and careers, characters and quests, outfits and decorations as update packages. And it will get updated even more, so it’s not too l...Read more...
- Incredible graphics and funny music
- You can create a detailed sim and practice in designing a home for him
- Wide range of mods, cheat codes, and scenarios of your life
- The game is endless and it has great replay value, you can create whole generations of your sims
- You can choose a city for living, a job, and friends.
- You can lose track of time during playing the game.
The SIMS 4
The Sims 4 is the latest and the most successful installment of the famous simulator series. Released by Electronic Arts in 2014, it still receives new locations and careers, characters and quests, outfits and decorations as update packages. And it will get updated even more, so it’s not too late to download The Sims 4 in 2019.
Graphics and Sound 10/10
Calling the visuals and the sound “perfect” doesn’t mean they are photorealistic or painted in a realistic manner. The world of Sims rather resembles illustrations from magazines of the 1950s, just as obviously drawn, and at the same time detailed and true to the image.
The visual richness of The Sims 4 is still stunning. Town streets and house yards, stores with thousands of items, urban or island landscapes, adjustable appearance of characters, various skin or eyes colors, hairstyles, outfits, accessories, room decorations. All the stuff you find in here can take your breath away when you think how long it took to design this reflection of our world.
As for voicing, it’s also perfect and doesn’t need translation or dubbing, because the characters speak “simlish,” a pseudo-language specially developed for the game. Intonations do the work, though, and you can even understand what they talk about, partly due to pictures in bubbles.
It’s a third-person perspective game where you control your character among other characters, in an interactive environment. On PC, you mostly use our mouse for movements and simple clicks for selecting the right options from context menus. Entering menu sections is just as easy. On consoles, you use default features of joysticks and buttons to do the same.
The tutorial, though, includes a brief instruction on what and how to do with your mouse for navigation. It’s even easier when you use a gamepad on PS4 or Xbox One.
It’s the simulation of life, in multiple aspects, in various ways. Your sim needs to eat and sleep, to take a bath and to keep in shape, to earn money and furnish the house, to go party and to have a relationship. To cut a long story short, to ger themselves an established life.
You are free to do absolutely anything to satisfy these needs. But before you start a game, you select the aspirations of your character, so they can be career- or family-oriented, find inspirations in party or work, be an artistic media person or a silent creator, and so on. The more your actions correspond with your aspirations, the more successful your sim gets.
Lasting Appeal 10/10
The open-world principle of The Sims lets you play as long as it’s fun. But there is more to it. You can enjoy lots of addons that rolled out constantly. They offer new careers and new vacations, romantic places and aspirations, new outfits and cars, and new possibilities.
It’s been here since 2014, and it constantly gets new content. There has been nothing confirmed about The Sims 5 officially, so we’ll have The Sims 4 updates granted for some more time.
If you like life simulators where you can build the life of your dreams, or, on the contrary, try what you would have never risked in real life, think first of all of The Sims 4 as the most advanced life simulator so far. If you return to it after two or three years, you’ll be surprised to see lots of new stuff!