The Sims 4: City Living

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

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Based on 12 critic reviews
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5.5 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2016

City Living is a weak expansion for The Sims 4. Even though its ideas and base are good, Maxis has not reached the goal of creating a good quality DLC.

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8.2 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2016

An expansion that every simmer must have in a similar way to Sims 2 Apartment Life. It could be bigger, but that the only flaw of this expansion pack.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2016

A fantastic expansion, giving you plenty of new things to do and lots of new places to visit, even if some of the bugs and the load times become a little exasperating.

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80 / 100
Nov 7, 2016

The Sims 4 City Living creates new and meaningful gameplay on the Sims formula, and is the best expansion The Sims 4 has seen to date. It has smart gameplay, new ways to interact with the world, and an amazing new setting. If living the city life sounds fun, you cannot go wrong with City Living, however if that doesn’t intrigue you, there is not much here for you.

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GameMAG
Zellel

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 6, 2017

City Living does not correct many of the shortcomings of the original Sims 4, however, brings some fresh ideas. The project begins to shine with new colors. Of course, it's not even close to amazing cities from The Sims 3, but not those small locations, which were introduced in Sims 4 at launch. If the base version of the game seems to be too small, it is the first candidate to be added to the shopping list.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 31, 2016

The Sims 4: City Living gets an absolute recommendation for fans looking for a new way to play. It changes the game as much as Get to Work managed to, if not more so.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2016

While previous attempts to simulate city life were certainly fun, City Living surpasses them all by making the new locale of San Myshuno feel alive, bustling, and connected.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 19, 2017

Not sure about the man bun, but the rest is well worth it!

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9.3 / 10.0
Jan 3, 2017

It keeps going like that, too. The Sims 4: City Living encourages you to be constantly out and doing things. In a word, it is refreshing. It's precisely what I felt was missing from the base game of The Sims 4 and from every expansion since. My only true criticism of it is that it's an expansion. I wish that the base game could've felt as real as City Living does, and I wish I didn't have to spend $40 on top of the $40 for The Sims 4. If you've been holding off on The Sims 4 until That One Expansion, City Living is the one.

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Geeks Under Grace
Sydney Stoddard
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2020

Creative, content-heavy, and realistic, The Sims 4: City Living expansion pack is my all-time favorite expansion and saved The Sims 4 for me.

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