The Sims 4 Reviews

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Eurogamer
Top Critic
7 / 10
Sep 9, 2014

The Sims 4 is both fresh and yet also predictable, pleasant, comfortable and rarely overstimulating. It's wobbly, and you can still see some of its joins, or hear the creaks as new parts settle into place. It's not likely to win over any new players, but it will satisfy a lot of its old ones. For many of its fans, it will feel like moving into a new home. They'll settle.

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IGN
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2014

Sims are always entertaining, but they're not living life to its fullest in The Sims 4.

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79 / 100
Sep 9, 2014

Once more with feeling: this is a fine if familiar base game with great creative tools.

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Sep 10, 2014

While The Sims 4 is a good first effort that will entertain goal-chasers and fan creators, it lacks much of the variety and humor that defines The Sims.

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7 / 10
Sep 9, 2014

Almost a great sequel, but the improvements to the sims are overshadowed by the shopping list of peculiarly random missing features.

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6.8 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2014

The Sims 4 is still fun with plenty of cool tweaks, but it feels somewhat empty without much innovation

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6 / 10
Sep 9, 2014

The Sims 4 is beautiful and charming, but its constricted structure makes it disappointingly limited.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2014

Even in virtual worlds, variety is the spice of life. The Sims 4, for all its polish and cleverness, simply isn't very spicy.

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Yes
Sep 10, 2014

The Sims 4 is a beautiful new act in EA's popular franchise. Even with its controversial changes and missing features, I've never had this much fun playing with my Sims.

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USgamer
Top Critic
Sep 7, 2014

The new generation of Sims begins with what feels like a bare-bones starter kit. It packs top-of-the-line Sims creation and house building tools, but styling options and activities are distinctly lacking. Add the contents of its first expansion, and Sims 4 will probably feel like the game it should be right now.

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Sep 3, 2014

The Sims 4 could easily have been a nominee for one of our editor's choice awards, but it's woefully incomplete, despite being unexpectedly solid and entertaining in its current state.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2014

The Sims 4 has room to grow, but right now you're better off continuing to play its predecessor. While certain features were axed in the name of progress, those features were a large reason why many have come to love the series in the first place.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2014

While there are certainly some things to like about The Sims 4 such as building a custom mansion, or being visited by the Grim Reaper, the entire experience feels like a starter kit for bigger things in the future. If you had The Sims 3 and its multiple expansions, The Sims 4 will feel stripped down. If you have never played a Sims game, it might be a better option to hold off until The Sims 4 flourishes into a more complete package.

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7 / 10
Sep 10, 2014

The smarter sims, sleek customization system, and emotions truly brings The Sims 4 to life. However, even with those impressive features, the game ultimately feels like a incremental step up from The Sims 3.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2017

The Sims 4 comes on home consoles with all the goods and all the bads of the PC version

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9 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2020

The Sims 4 is something I can just put on and drift around in, hopping between households and locations as the mood takes me. It may not be anything new, but The Sims 4 in 2020 is definitely alive and kicking.

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8 / 10
Sep 11, 2014

The feature list is bare, but the Sims themselves are incredible.

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75 / 100
Sep 4, 2014

The Sims 4 is a beefy update for the series. The core game feels more smooth, more powerful, and more dynamic than its predecessors, if occasionally buggy.

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Unscored
Sep 10, 2014

In time, it may prove the definitive Sims, the last gasp for the series or anything in between. For now though, while its primary changes are good, the trade-off is hard to recommend.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2014

Maybe one day a game like The Sims will be something of a great responsibility

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