The Sims (2000)

Video Game  -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  4 February 2000 (USA)
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"The Sims" is a close up look at a family of Will Wright's critically acclaimed "Sim City" series. In this game you create a family of "Sims" and build a house for them on the lot they are ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Gerri Lawlor ...
Sim (voice)
Sim (voice)
Sean O'Connor ...
Sim (voice)
Laurel McCarl Kapros ...
Sim (voice)
Paul Rausmussen ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Eli Sibley ...
Sim (voice) (as Elizabeth Knudsen Sibley)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donna Le Tourneau ...
Sim (voice)
Melissa Roberts ...
Sim (voice)


"The Sims" is a close up look at a family of Will Wright's critically acclaimed "Sim City" series. In this game you create a family of "Sims" and build a house for them on the lot they are put on. As the game progresses, your Sims lives take a turn for better or worse. You get jobs and earn money, buy equipment to increase your skills, make friends with other Sims, fall in love and get married and ultimately have a bouncing baby Sim. However, disasters do strike in the Sim world; pipes can burst and start floods, fires can break out and burn up things, you can get robbed by burglars, and if not properly taken care of; your Sims can starve to death. The game includes many real-life aspects as realistically as possible. Who knows? Maybe your Sims will finally be able to buy that Plasma Vision Widescreen TV some day... Written by jondaman816

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The People Simulator from the Creator of Sim City


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4 February 2000 (USA)  »

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At over 10 million units sold it is the best selling PC game. See more »


Spin-off The Sims FreePlay (2012) See more »

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This is one of thew greatest PC games ever!
2 July 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

When I first saw The Sims I had no idea what to expect. Actually, it sounded weird. Controlling little people's lives? What the - ?

But shortly after I had purchased the game and played it for myself, I thought about it very differently. The Sims is arguably the best video game made for computer that I have ever played! You can never finish a game. You just keep playing until you evict the family or kill all the sims in it (or stop playing of course).

I would find it amusing to have people ask me "Are you winning?" when I'm playing the sims. I would simply turn around and say "This is a game which cannot be won. You can't even finish it!"

The Sims is a fantastic, impeccable, incredible, good, great, fabulous, brilliant and highly enjoyable game. 10 out of 10!

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