The Sims, by design, is meant to be as malleable as the Sims you create. Sims fans create challenges to spice up this open-ended world, like the Legacy Challenge or the Random Genetics Challenge. I’m trying to beat the 100 Baby Challenge. It’s the hardest task I’ve ever set for myself in The Sims.
In The Sims 4, there’s a feature that allows you to download Sims that other players have made. Looking for a hot guy for your Sim to hook up with? Head to the gallery and download one. Need a single mom with two cats and a dog? You can find one, as long as someone made one. Based on what’s on the gallery right now,…
The Sims 4 got an update last week that gave the game some Caribbean themed hair, clothing and furniture in honor of Carnival. While the hair is phenomenal, the rest has me a little confused.
The Sims is a pretty good simulacrum of human life. Sims fall in and out of love, move, change careers, have families, and grow old. It’s easy to see the ups and downs of life reflected in this game—Sims even endure the mundanity of catching a cold and getting bad grades. One thing Sims can’t do, though, is be sober.
Here is a house so bizarre, so broken in its design and execution that when Sims actually try and live in it the game just can’t cope.
Nitpicking is easy. I can always spot the one dirty dish in an otherwise flawless kitchen. Likewise, small flaws in a video game can stick out to me. The Sims 4 fandom loves to nitpick, and although I’m also really bothered by that one lot in Bedrock Straight where a single tile is mismatched from the rest of the…
If you’re playing a straight female Sim in The Sims 4, finding someone to date can be difficult. Many of the pre-made Sims are either taken or not that cute, and if you take a chance on a randomly generated Sim, you might end up with a hotheaded slob who hates kids. Luckily, you can peruse the Sims 4's Gallery to find…
The latest Sims 4 update brought changes to the Gallery, the in-game storefront where you can find all your fellow simmers’ creations. It’s also brought some funny patch notes.
Whenever I get a crush on someone, I usually secretly add them to whatever game of The Sims I’m currently playing. Despite this being an incredibly weird thing to do, it’s a ritual I’ve followed for years. Normally it doesn’t get so complicated.
The Sims series has featured pop songs re-recorded in the fake language of Simlish since The Sims 2, and The Sims 4's Seasons expansion brought a few new ones into the mix. The game’s new version of Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” is just a whole lot.
With every new Sims expansion, there comes new bug fixes. Just before the Seasons expansion launched last week, The Sims’ team pushed through some fixes. Turns out that the expansion itself made a few more bugs, which they’ve fixed yesterday. Some of these patch notes are pretty funny. Here are my favorites.
The new Sims 4 expansion introduces holidays into the game. More importantly, it lets you fuck Santa.
The Sims 4's latest expansion, Seasons, gives the game the rhythms of a passing year. While it might seem like a decorative change, after playing it, Seasons feel essential.
Sims fans are excited as hell for the upcoming Seasons expansion pack. It’s been long awaited, given that every game since The Sims 2 has eventually gotten it, and it has always been a fan favorite. Players have one big problem with what they’re seeing in previews, though: the depth of the snow.
The Sims 4 will get its own Seasons expansion, a long-running Sims tradition, this June, publisher EA said today.
The April 17 Sims 4 patch made a host of changes, among them fixing a bug that caused parents to check toddlers over and over. One change that wasn’t noted involved the “Insane” trait that we recently criticized as discordant with the series’ whimsical tone. It is now called “Erratic.”
Starting with The Sims 3, sims have traits to help shape their personalities. Sims can be Romantics, more prone to flirting, or they can be Evil and want to have mean interactions with other sims. In both The Sims 3 and The Sims 4, you can also have sims that are Insane. I hate this trait.
Jungle Adventure is the latest game pack for The Sims 4. It’s a vacation world, meaning your sim can go for a few days when they need a break from regular life. They’ll travel to Selvadorada, a South American-flavored country, where they can take in the local culture and also explore a jungle and its ruins. Come for…
What could possibly make someone buy Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition on Origin instead of Steam? Llama super hero costumes? Sure, go with that. They look a little silly, but once you see them in action, set to dramatic Final Fantasy music, they are completely ridiculous.
In The Sims 4, you can become an astronaut, make friends with ghosts or turn into a vampire. One thing you can’t do is smoke weed, which is why one player has spent months working on a mod to bring that and other drugs to the game. He’s earning thousands of dollars in donations for his work.