"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.

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Cast

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


Certificate:

T | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

4 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dollhouse See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Maxis Software Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Will Wright wanted a unique language for The Sims that was filled with emotion. Gerri Lawlor and Stephen Kearin, actors from the San Fransisco Bay area were brought in. They created "Simlish" through improvisation sessions in the studio. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Sims Unleashed (2002) See more »

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This is one of thew greatest PC games ever!
2 July 2002 | by JWissSee 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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