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The Sims returns with a more expanded character creation, and let's you step out of your neighborhood for the first time.


Will Wright


Nuno Miranda (adaptation)
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Credited cast:
Khary Payton ... Sim / Death (voice)
William Salyers ... Sim (voice)
Elisa Gabrielli ... Sim (voice)
Julianne Buescher ... Sim (voice)
Georgie Kidder ... Sim (voice) (as Georgina Cordova)
Becky Boxer ... Sim (voice)
Will Blagrove ... Sim (voice)
Nikki Rapp Nikki Rapp ... Sim (voice)
William Woff William Woff ... Sim (voice)
Deborah Ben-Eliezer Deborah Ben-Eliezer ... Sim (voice)
Donna Le Tourneau Donna Le Tourneau ... Sim (voice)
Chelsea Barker Chelsea Barker ... Sim (voice) (as Chelsea Baker)
Eric M Bernstein Eric M Bernstein ... Sim (voice)
Isabelle LeBlanc Isabelle LeBlanc ... Sim (voice)
Nika Ralph Nika Ralph ... Sim (voice)

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The Sims returns with a more expanded character creation, and let's you step out of your neighborhood for the first time.

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Just imagine...If you had lived your entire live, inside your house. And then, someone opens the door.


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The Sim Series
26 March 2017 | by pinkarraySee all my reviews

I've always had a soft spot for simulator games since I was a child. I would player theme park games such as Roller-coaster tycoon, Sims Theme Park, Virtual Villagers etc.. also because of my love for theme parks. So, Sims games were quite up my alley. You're a god controlling your sims, building houses, and buying things so it's not much different from simulator games such as Roller-coaster Tycoon, Virtual Villagers, Virtual Families etc..

The Sims has always been a nice game for everybody to play. You can create characters with detailed looks and create whatever personality you want to create with them, like emotional, hot-headed, neat etc. and it can influence the life that they have. Though, the weird thing I found out about the games I mostly played, Sims 2 and Sims 3 was the children never cry but the other age group of people can. But it depends on if you make your children emotional, nice, sensitive beings or perhaps if their mood was way too low or if someone they love die, I don't know, but I always keep my Sims happy. Though, the children not crying isn't a problem to me, the games are still enjoyable because it offers something for everybody.

Characters such as the Repo-man, Social Bunnies, and Social Workers are the only annoying characters. Social bunnies can be summoned when sims get too lonely, which is more of an imaginary friend and not something realistic. The Social Workers and Repo-man take things away from you so it makes them seem mean-spirited.

The Sims can even get annoying with their constant whining when they need something, when the babies cry and throw tantrums or if something is in the way of them.

The games offers pretty good replay value if you know what you're doing. I haven't played Sims 1 in a long time, but I didn't like it too much when I was 12, but I'm thinking about trying it again since I liked the other Sims games. The games are realistic, addictive, and fun to play. If you're tired of playing conventional games and want something unique and realistic, but still likable and sympathetic, play the Sims games.

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