The Sims 4 - Console Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

28%

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Based on 19 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2017

The king of life simulators has finally returned to consoles after a long and gruelling 6-year hiatus. But with a buttery-smooth and successful PC transfer for The Sims 4, all things are coming up Sims!

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6 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2017

I would suggest sticking with the PC version if you can. If you do decide on getting the console version, be warned, you will need to get used to the controls and even when you get used to them, you will still find them difficult to use.

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Unscored
Dec 1, 2017

If you've been dying to play The Sims 4 but don't have a PC that's up to the task, this is the perfect solution. It definitely feels different on consoles, losing some of its fluidity through the gamepad, but there's nothing else like it on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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60 / 100
Nov 29, 2017

As a whole, The Sims 4 can be a great game to lay on your couch and sink hours into, but many things hold it back from being the great game that is is on PC. From bugs and technical problems, to a horrible control scheme, there is a great game buried beneath problems.

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Nov 22, 2017

While it's fun, it's not without its flaws.

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5 / 10
Nov 22, 2017

It's got toddlers, swimming pools, and all the recent updates, but what this otherwise promising console port lacks is a sensible control scheme.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

The Sims is a good console game, for the ones who have never touched the PC version, because is basically the same product, with worse controls.

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80%
Nov 21, 2017

If you've never played The Sims before, the console version isn't a great starting place, but if you're already a convert, then it's a must-have in your collection.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

The Sims 4 is a compelling game with tonnes of customisable options. Sadly, poor attention to the functionality of playing with a controller rather than keyboard and mouse, and a sparse tutorial make this version difficult to overly recommend.

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5.5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

The Sims 4 on console includes all the free feature updates from the PC version, and while they are good new additions that should have been included with The Sims 4 to begin with, they don't make up for the performance issues. Most of the problems are minor annoyances, but because save and menu bugs have been so frequent, this version of The Sims 4 is a generally unreliable experience, which is unfortunate since it is a genuinely fun game. And while it is disappointing that the console version is missing some community features from the PC version, I'm glad that at least cheats work.

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