The Sims

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Build, buy, and live. The Sims give you the chance to create simulated people and build their homes, then help your Sims pursue careers, earn money, make friends, and find romance--or totally mess up their lives. Keep your Sims happy by decorating your home with over 150 objects in the game and downloadable ones from TheSims.com.
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ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Simulation
Maximum Number of Players 2
Expert Reviews
Sims
3 Star Review  GameSpy - Apr 13, 2003

Animal Crossing is great, assuming you can get over the simplistic graphics, zany dialogue, and inescapable saccharine nature. Understandably, a lot of people can't get into a game where fruit is the most valuable commodity and all purchases are overseen by an apron-wearing raccoon. The Sims ultimately serves up a similar, if somewhat more complex, experience to Animal Crossing, but delivers it in a way that should appeal to a more gamers' palates.

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Sims
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Mar 24, 2003

Maxis' latest Sims title is the aptly named The Sims. Instead of building an entire city, colony, or other large-scale project, this newest, hottest PC series brings the focus down to a fine point, as players are now responsible for the health, happiness, and virtual success of a single person in this crazy Sim world. It's up to the player to decide how their Sim will look, dress, behave, eat, exercise, work, play, and above all: love. The Sims is about the closest thing that we mere mortals will ever get to playing God, and now GameCube owners are finally able to join the irreverent fun. How does it stack up? Why not give our free Insider seven-day trial a spin and check out the full review right now?

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The Sims
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

The Sims receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.44 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #721 game of all time, #21 game of 2003 for the GameCube and #65 GameCube game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 27 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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The Sims
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 5, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for The Sims and the rating is 79 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Sims for the cube
3 Star Review   By member Pookymeister - Sep 4, 2006   

Strengths: Its a port of a great PC games - Get a Life mode

Weakness: The port doesn't go that well - no expansions

I never actually played the PC version of the Sims, so I can't compare gameplay. But I have seen others play it and the graphics do not compare. The PC version is much better. No expansions also inhibit alot of the gameplay from what i can see. However, those who have a gamecube, and not necessarily a computer good enough to play the sims - this game is for you. I DID have an enjoyable time playing this, it just shades in comparison the other versions available. Since this has become a players choice game, it is worth the money you can grab it for.

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Fun Game :)
3 Star Review   By member namelessloser - Aug 21, 2005   

Strengths: This is a great game for stradegy lovers. Great for those that are a fan of the game.

Weakness: No expansion packs, its what makes the SIms fun. Limited on how much you can buy Trying to keep your character happy is tough

I cant complain about the game too much. It is still the Sims, but not nearly as fun as teh PC version. I'd recommend you try the computer version before going with the GC version. Both games are cheap, and you can have an older computer run the sims perfectly.

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Big Disappointment
1 Star Review   By member electrictroy - Jul 22, 2005   

Weakness: poor programming - bad graphics

I am a huge Sims fanatic, and have bought all of the expansion packs for PC. I was extremely disapointed with the outcome of this game. Controls are horrible, with lack of fluency and an innate sense. The only reason I bought the game was to play "Get a Life Mode". I have to say this is the only redeeming quality of the game. Though thats hard to day, because it takes so long to get anything done due to the fact that unlike in The Sims for PC, you can only make time move twice as fast, rather than 3 times. This makes getting through one lousy day a challenge on it's own. Graphics are porly done, and it is imposible to get a good angle on the entire house, like in the PC version.

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The Sims
4 Star Review   By member casnlin - Jul 20, 2005   

Strengths: Two Player, challenging, teaches you about having responsibilities inorder to move out of the house, have more to choose from when making your sims.

Weakness: Takes a little time to get use to it, difficult living with mother to begin with, on the GC version it is harder to view the emotions and personal levels.

The over all view of the game is great, it just takes some time to get the hang of it after playing the PC version for so long. You can have your Sims more detailed on this version where on the PC you take what they give you. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who loves the Sims.

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4 Star Review   By member MaxBiaggi2 - May 3, 2005   

Strengths: #1 best-selling PC game now on Gamecube, new level-based and two-player modes, open-ended game play

Weakness: Slightly dumbed down from PC version, controls still fairly complex, bland undetailed graphics, long save times, takes a while to get familiar/comfortable with

The Sims for PC (and its various expansion packs) have been best sellers for years now, so it was only a matter of time before someone came up with the bright idea of releasing these games for the home consoles. While PC gamers now have Sims 2, console players can now try out the original Sims strategy game for themselves. In the console Sims game, you're in charge of the daily needs, desires and aspirations of your own little person (or family) as you balance their sometimes conflicting category ratings. Unfortunately, The Sims can be complex and confusing to first-time players, so you may have a long learning curve ahead of you if you don't have any PC Sims experience. Once you get the hang of managing your Sim(s), the game as a whole gets much more addicting, and your strategies and tactics for guiding your Sim(s) through life become far more involving. As a strategy game, The Sims is also a relatively slow game to play through, so new comers should take this into account and give it some time before throwing in the towel.

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Build, buy, and live. The Sims give you the chance to create simulated people and build their homes, then help your Sims pursue careers, earn money, make friends, and find romance--or totally mess up their lives. Keep your Sims happy by decorating your home with over 150 objects in the game and downloadable ones from TheSims.com.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Simulation
Maximum Number of Players 2
Summary
Product Title The Sims
Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Lowest Price $49.99 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 3.7 | 9 Reviews
General
Memory Space Required: 60 Blocks
Release Date: 2003-3-25
URL: Manufacturer Link
Network Compatible: No
Additional Specifications
Simultaneous Multiplayer Mode: Yes
Category: Playstation Action
Class: Media
Uses Memory Card?: Yes
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Expert Reviews
Sims
3 Star Review  GameSpy - Apr 13, 2003

Animal Crossing is great, assuming you can get over the simplistic graphics, zany dialogue, and inescapable saccharine nature. Understandably, a lot of people can't get into a game where fruit is the most valuable commodity and all purchases are overseen by an apron-wearing raccoon. The Sims ultimately serves up a similar, if somewhat more complex, experience to Animal Crossing, but delivers it in a way that should appeal to a more gamers' palates.

Read the full review »

Sims
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Mar 24, 2003

Maxis' latest Sims title is the aptly named The Sims. Instead of building an entire city, colony, or other large-scale project, this newest, hottest PC series brings the focus down to a fine point, as players are now responsible for the health, happiness, and virtual success of a single person in this crazy Sim world. It's up to the player to decide how their Sim will look, dress, behave, eat, exercise, work, play, and above all: love. The Sims is about the closest thing that we mere mortals will ever get to playing God, and now GameCube owners are finally able to join the irreverent fun. How does it stack up? Why not give our free Insider seven-day trial a spin and check out the full review right now?

Read the full review »

The Sims
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

The Sims receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.44 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #721 game of all time, #21 game of 2003 for the GameCube and #65 GameCube game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 27 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

The Sims
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 5, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for The Sims and the rating is 79 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Sims for the cube
3 Star Review   By member Pookymeister - Sep 4, 2006   

Strengths: Its a port of a great PC games - Get a Life mode

Weakness: The port doesn't go that well - no expansions

I never actually played the PC version of the Sims, so I can't compare gameplay. But I have seen others play it and the graphics do not compare. The PC version is much better. No expansions also inhibit alot of the gameplay from what i can see. However, those who have a gamecube, and not necessarily a computer good enough to play the sims - this game is for you. I DID have an enjoyable time playing this, it just shades in comparison the other versions available. Since this has become a players choice game, it is worth the money you can grab it for.

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Fun Game :)
3 Star Review   By member namelessloser - Aug 21, 2005   

Strengths: This is a great game for stradegy lovers. Great for those that are a fan of the game.

Weakness: No expansion packs, its what makes the SIms fun. Limited on how much you can buy Trying to keep your character happy is tough

I cant complain about the game too much. It is still the Sims, but not nearly as fun as teh PC version. I'd recommend you try the computer version before going with the GC version. Both games are cheap, and you can have an older computer run the sims perfectly.

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Big Disappointment
1 Star Review   By member electrictroy - Jul 22, 2005   

Weakness: poor programming - bad graphics

I am a huge Sims fanatic, and have bought all of the expansion packs for PC. I was extremely disapointed with the outcome of this game. Controls are horrible, with lack of fluency and an innate sense. The only reason I bought the game was to play "Get a Life Mode". I have to say this is the only redeeming quality of the game. Though thats hard to day, because it takes so long to get anything done due to the fact that unlike in The Sims for PC, you can only make time move twice as fast, rather than 3 times. This makes getting through one lousy day a challenge on it's own. Graphics are porly done, and it is imposible to get a good angle on the entire house, like in the PC version.

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The Sims
4 Star Review   By member casnlin - Jul 20, 2005   

Strengths: Two Player, challenging, teaches you about having responsibilities inorder to move out of the house, have more to choose from when making your sims.

Weakness: Takes a little time to get use to it, difficult living with mother to begin with, on the GC version it is harder to view the emotions and personal levels.

The over all view of the game is great, it just takes some time to get the hang of it after playing the PC version for so long. You can have your Sims more detailed on this version where on the PC you take what they give you. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who loves the Sims.

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4 Star Review   By member MaxBiaggi2 - May 3, 2005   

Strengths: #1 best-selling PC game now on Gamecube, new level-based and two-player modes, open-ended game play

Weakness: Slightly dumbed down from PC version, controls still fairly complex, bland undetailed graphics, long save times, takes a while to get familiar/comfortable with

The Sims for PC (and its various expansion packs) have been best sellers for years now, so it was only a matter of time before someone came up with the bright idea of releasing these games for the home consoles. While PC gamers now have Sims 2, console players can now try out the original Sims strategy game for themselves. In the console Sims game, you're in charge of the daily needs, desires and aspirations of your own little person (or family) as you balance their sometimes conflicting category ratings. Unfortunately, The Sims can be complex and confusing to first-time players, so you may have a long learning curve ahead of you if you don't have any PC Sims experience. Once you get the hang of managing your Sim(s), the game as a whole gets much more addicting, and your strategies and tactics for guiding your Sim(s) through life become far more involving. As a strategy game, The Sims is also a relatively slow game to play through, so new comers should take this into account and give it some time before throwing in the towel.

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