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1. The Sims 2 (Mac)
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2. The Sims 2: Nightlife Expansion
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3. The Sims 2 Special DVD Edition
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4. The Sims Deluxe Edition
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5. The Sims Party Pack (Mac)
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6. The Sims (Mac)
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7. The Sims: Unleashed Expansion
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8. The Sims: Makin' Magic Expansion
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9. The Sims: Unleashed (Mac)
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10. The Sims: Superstar Expansion
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11. The Sims
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12. The Sims: Double Deluxe for PC
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13. The Sims Makin' Magic Expansion
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14. The Sims
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15. The Sims: Vacation Expansion Pack
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16. The Sims: House Party Expansion
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17. The Sims Online
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18. The Sims
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19. The Sims Superstar Expansion Pack
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1. The Sims 2 (Mac)
by Aspyr Media
list price: $49.99
our price: $47.49
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Asin: B0006B63RW
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 7
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Sims was one of the most popular games ever made. In it, players micromanage the lives of a family of virtual people, or Sims, and influence their paths toward success or something akin to a nervous breakdown. Its open-ended blend of cartoonish behavior and everyday living is unique in an art form otherwise obsessed with carnage and sports. With The Sims 2, longtime fans now have a deeper game with lots of ways to customize and share their experiences. The game will also attract first-timers because the goal-oriented gameplay and the luridly fun starter families make it easier to get into the action right out of the box.

Now Sims are born with the traits of their parents, families grow, and Sims grow old.

The People in Your Neighborhood
The game starts at the neighborhood level. Here you can create a housing development from scratch or start with one of three premade neighborhoods, each with its own theme. From there, you'll settle on a house and a family of Sims to control.

The Sims 2 body shop
Create your own Sim (above) or your own house (below) from scratch with advanced tools.
The Sims 2 house-building tools
Aside from the basic needs carried over from the previous game, Sims now have aspirations, wants, and fears. The wants and fears are the day-to-day things that occupy their minds, like wanting to see friends or get married and fearing death or being rejected for a kiss. Satisfy their wants, and they become more efficient at completing tasks you assign them. Realize their fears, and Sims become lethargic, cranky, and unresponsive to your commands. Aspirations are the big-picture things, like raising a family, becoming wealthy, and gaining knowledge. Succeed here and you'll be able to buy odd gifts for your Sim to improve his or her life, like a money tree that pays dividends or a "fountain of youth" water cooler.

What Else Is New?
Of course, you wouldn't be able to juggle all that if it weren't for the improved "Free Will" option, which makes it easier for Sims to fulfill their basic needs. The artificial intelligence of the game is noticeably improved; they won't turn on radios just as a family member is going to bed but, strangely, they do occasionally put their dishes on the floor.

Another big change in the series is the concept of the lifespan. Now Sims are born with the traits of their parents, families grow, and Sims grow old. Not only does this go hand in hand with aspirations (growing up is the first aspiration that a baby Sim will have), it provides a limited time with which your Sims can achieve their goals.

Sims in live mode
The Universal Control Panel helps you manage your Sim family.
A Family Affair
The Sims 2 not only lets you create just about any type of Sim in any type of family, build elaborate houses, and even create a neighborhood from scratch, but it also allows you to start the game in medias res, with premade households. These families all have backstories that are smart spoofs of soap-opera plots--lots of scheming, romance, ghosts, and family fighting. Parents of teens shouldn't worry, though, because nudity is tastefully blurred out and "woo-hoo" between Sims takes place completely under the covers. The ESRB has given this a Teen rating. If The Sims 2 were a film, it would likely land between PG and PG-13.

The makers have included some nice tools to help share the universe you've created. For example, you can capture in-game stills and video to show friends the private moments, family interactions, and house parties of your Sims. You can even package a household to share as a blog or an album on a special Web site.

The Sims 2 is for patient gamers. Like life itself, the game is filled with mundane details, like getting ready for work and doing dishes. The game also demands a level of creativity from its players that the run-and-gun game genres wouldn't know what to do with. But those who stick with it will be rewarded with an absorbing, amusing diversion and a virtual family history that they've created themselves. --Porter B. Hall

Set Up a Sims 2 Machinima Studio contributor Porter Hall reveals how you can make movies using the Sims as your actors. See his guide to setting up a Sims 2 Machinima Studio. ... Read more


  • Build dream homes and design neighborhoods with new building options
  • Lifestyle simulation where you manage your Sim's dreams and fears over a lifetime
  • Mix Sim genes and see physical and personality traits through the generations
  • Control the camera and capture the action into mini movies
  • Generate unique Sims with the new Create-A-Sim feature

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars The Sims2 for Windows
Hi, I have the sims2 game. My friend and I really enjoy playing it! It is so much fun. People just need to try it out and see if they like it!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Sims 2
Yes, I am a Mac user, and yes, I can't wait until May 30th!!
I have played The Sims 2 before, and it is SO COOL!! I love to go to the park, stand under the trees. It feels like you're right there with them!
I may not have to wait, though, if I get the Windows computer I've been wanting so badly. And if I don't get that computer, then I'll just get this on May 30th. Oh, lucky me.
Well, anyway, I've always liked building the houses, and now I can make so many changes (especially when I do the cheat -- hee hee!)
All my friends like The Sims, especially me. So I root the sequel on!

-- Nina S.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Sims 2 for Mac - Why the Wait?
I've waited since the slightest infromation of the Sims 2 to get it, with much impatience. And now, I find out that it's not coming out for Macs until May 30th? I really, can't wait this long. All of my friends have it and I just watch them play it in raging jealousy. So not fair. I wish Maxis would have waited until May 30th to release the Sims 2 for Mac and PC, then I wouldn't have to watch all of my friends play it and brag and stuff. I played it at my friends house, and I was glued to the screen until I had to go home! I can't...wait...until...May...30th. I'll be so mad if Maxis pushes it later for Macs like they did for PC!!

5-0 out of 5 stars finally...
Well I'm really excited that they're coming out with sims 2, but does it have to be in may? the 30th? But luckily I'm getting a new computer, so I really don't have to wait. But its a really good game, and you guys should enjoy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Super game
Sims 2 is the best game I've played. Now you can actually choose the color of your Sim's eyes and hair, choose what type of cheeks, eyebrows, nose, chin, lips (ect) you want!!! And this time, Sims actually GROW UP!! It's much more reallistic than the other Sims. May 30th is waited with impatience.... ... Read more

2. The Sims 2: Nightlife Expansion Pack
by Electronic Arts
list price: $34.99
our price: $33.24
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Asin: B0009E3U4K
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 200
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After the incredible success of the life-simulation game, Sims 2, gamers have eagerly devoured a variety of Sims 2 expansion packs. Get ready for another addition, with the after-dark installment--The Sims 2: Nightlife Expansion Pack--intended to send your Sims on an epic night out.

Enjoy the hedonistic side of life while you cruise the nightclub scene.

Play your cards right, and you could meet the Sim of your dreams.

Get busy with the DJ station, one of over 125 new objects and items.
Right out of the box, your characters will be ready to hit the town and all the swanky spots. Whether they're cutting a rug until the morning light, flirting with the opposite sex, or getting nowhere throwing gutterballs at the bowling alley, the Nightlife expansion pack will deliver an unforgettable night on the town. With Nightlife, you'll have a better opportunity to discover the chemistry between Sims. Will two people click or clash? Is there a future beyond the night or is it just a steamy affair? If you're ready to add a fun, romantic, splash to your Sims simulation, then look no further than Nightlife to lift your spirits and start the party.

Your Sims' romantic attraction is now based upon personality, life aspiration, and zodiac signs. After you size up a mate and determine likely compatibility, try to throw your Sims' love life into the red zone with new, romantic social interactions such as the longing gaze, the slow dance, or the dramatic dip kiss. If you've done well, success might bring your Sims a romantic gift. Strike out and your Sims might just get a pile of hate mail.

Ahh, hedonism. Choose the all-new Pleasure Seeker life aspiration for your Sims and live vicariously through your characters. Deliver these Sims all the blissful amusements the world has to offer--hot dates, fancy parties, fine dinners, hot tubbin', and more--these Sims know how to live it up. Be careful, though!These pleasure-seeking Sims are terrified of pain, embarrassment, and effort, so anything outside of the realm of "PARTY!" is probably going to deliver quite a blow to their fragile egos.

Partying doesn't just happen. Looking good and hooking up with the right person takes work. Whether it's a girl's night out or an important, romantic date, your Sims will need to get dolled up and dressed to kill for their epic evening in the all-new downtown area. What's the mood? With all the new choices, they can mellow out in lounges, kick up their heels at hipster nightclubs, enjoy candlelight dinners at fine restaurants, or hit the bowling alley with the guys. No matter how they feel, Nightlife has something to offer.

Sims 2: Nightlife Expansion Pack has tons to offer to help your Sims live it up in fun and style. The pack delivers over 125 new objects and items, including a DJ station, a photo booth, a karaoke machine and more. With all the choices your Sims should be ready to impress. Plus, there are loads of exotic new Sims to mingle with or even date, such as vampires, hot waiters and others. So get out there, have some fun and find romance--even if it is just for a night. ... Read more

3. The Sims 2 Special DVD Edition
by Electronic Arts
list price: $49.99
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B0002HTAYS
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 87
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Prepare to experience the wild ride of life through the eyes of your Sims.The Sims influenced the gaming world like no game before it.Now comes The Sims 2 with a lively 3D world, realistic Sims, and new gameplay that will let you control your characters across a lifetime.As you manage Life's Big Moments, they'll earn a Life Score that measures how well you are playing each Sim.Your Sims will have more awareness of their surroundings, be able to form more complex relationships, and be e ... Read more


  • Sequel to the hit lifestyle simulation
  • Manage your Sim's dreams and fears over a lifetime
  • Mix Sim genes and see physical and personality traits inherited down through Sim generations
  • Movie-making feature lets you control the camera and capture the action into mini movies
  • Also available in CD-ROM Edition

Reviews (825)

4-0 out of 5 stars A Must buy
This game was one of the few games that i play all the time. The sims 2 is an inprovement to the sims because firstly the sims would all was pause and i would have to wait for awhile befor i could play again. There are great graphics and it is a very realistic game that can intertan you for hours on end. The only proplem is that if you do not have a fast cumputor or even if you do the game takes awhile for it to load. This game is worth the money and i think shouldcost more because it is worth more.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun for a teen
I played this when I was nine. To me it was the thing I worshiped. Yeah, yeah, it was fun, but it was so inappropite. I mean I can play this, but it`s really for a teen. Come on it`s not for just a girl, yeah, fine I`m a girl, but that doesn`t mean only girls can play this, so take that back whoever said that. I`m not a teen, I`m a preteen sort of. Well it`s lots of fun and my friends love it, so get this game and don`t just wait for another review. If you hate this and you took my advice, which you won`t hate, than say this review was not helpful. This is a great game!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Fun... for a GIRL
Basically a doll house, fun for a girl. I found it boring, but hey. I guess I was intrigued by the idea that the Sims might get down with each other. But when it comes to controlling little dolls in a little house, and shopping for little clothes for them, that really does not interest the masculine brain.

5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
I haven't got this game yet but i've been on it at a friends house. And i can guarentee you 1 thing. You will LURV this game. It has many good graphics and if you get this you will never ever want to get off the computer. Pretty much everyone in my year has this game and no one ever stops talking about it!! All i hear is man this game rocks or Totally sweet!! You can make your own family or have one that was already saved. you have a certain amount of money. You can adopt children or make your man and woman try for them!! I have never been on a game like this most of my games are on horses but this will be like the first non horse game i've ever had!!

You can also build extentions to your house. once youv'e got a certain amount of money you can move into a really big house and sell your old one. However if you have kids you must remember to look after them!! If you don't all these things will come up and say like: What kind of parent laeves a child starving or something like that. you can go into town and go for a swim or you can get a job and hire a nanny. You can order a taxi or call emergeny services if theres a fire or your shower needs fixing. when your toddler becomes a child they will automatically go to school. You can also get jobs at like schools or you can be a security guard to earn money.

The worst thing is that i'm not allowed to get it until the end of my exams which are i two-three weeks so i better start revising.

Oh and buy the way buy it!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Game Made Even Better
I've been playing sim games since the early 1980s, starting with Utopia for Intellivision.Each game has taught me something.Each one helps us understand what the scholar Peter Senge described as "systems thinking."Through sim play, I've deepened my understanding of economics, business, city a regional development...the list goes on.

Now comes the re-release of The Sims, the most popular sim game of them all.I was delighted with its emphasis on individality and creativity.

However, like with the Sims 1, this game teaches us systems and more.In the Sims, the key message was balance.The Sims cannot achieve maximum levels of "win" without an appropriate balance of work, leisure, physical and mental needs...

Sims 2 helps us personalize this even more - something I would not have thought possible.But the essential message remains:balance is key for the "win."

What will we see for an encore?? ... Read more

4. The Sims Deluxe Edition
by Electronic Arts
list price: $19.99
our price: $18.99
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Asin: B00006CRUN
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 135
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

There has never been a better time to buy the game everyone is talking about.The Sims Deluxe Edition combines into one premium edition the most popular PC game of all time, The Sims, as well as the top-selling Sims expansion pack, The Sims Livin' Large, and a host of all-new exclusive features and content. ... Read more


  • Includes:
  • The Sims: Create an entire neighborhood of Sims and run or ruin their lives with the full version of the best-selling PC game of all time. Help your Sims pursue careers, make friends, and find romance - or make a complete mess of things! Open-ended gameplay gives you the freedom to set your own goals and chart your Sims' destiny.
  • The Sims Livin' Large: With over 125 additional items, five additional career tracks with 50 additional jobs and a cast of wild characters like the Grim Reaper and the Genie, this best selling expansion pack puts your Sims into outrageous situations and settings.
  • Sims Creator: Recreate every Sim you can imagine with this powerful tool that allows even the novice users to customize every detail of how their Sims look. Even put your own face in The Sims!
  • 25 plus Exclusive Objects

Reviews (183)

4-0 out of 5 stars Would be five stars except for Sims 2...
This pack contains the game that started it all.Here, even more room is made for individuality and creativity.

What do we learn from the Sims?

1.Deferring gratification is essential for a "win."
2.Money isn't everything - but it isn;t evil, either.
3.Energy is limited but renewable.
4.Balance is crucial.Spending all time and energy on one thing is rarely good in the long run...

Wonderful, wonderful game.

1-0 out of 5 stars Boooooooooorrrrrrrrring!!
I've heard so many people rave about the Sims over the past couple of years that I finally decided to break down and buy it. This is one of the few times that I have to say I honestly have no idea what the big deal is all about.

The Sim is a "people simulator". You create little people, plop them down in a house and control thier lives. You buy them clothes, furniture, make them meet people. Just about everything real people do. And that's basically the problem.

The thing I that I found least entertaining about the Sims is that the whole game revolves around what I call "micro-managment". Every last little detail you have to scrutinize. Though some might find this appealing, I found it tedious and boring. It makes me feel less like I'm playing a game and more like an accountant. The game is also quite slow paced. Even if you speed up time, the game can move too fast and then you can really lose control over the game.

The gameplay consists of a "point, click, and watch" formula for gameplay. You click on an object, your Sim person will walk to it, use it, and then go back to being idle. After time if you develop a pattern the Sim person will do things on his own, but that takes a while. After endlessly pointing and clicking and watching, I started to do things like try to set my Sim person on fire, or not have him go to the bathroom for a while. It is rather fun to torture your Sim person but it wears thin after a while.

The graphics are good. The Sims speak in some kind of jibberish. And there's lots of Sim skins available for download on the internet.

All in all I'd have to say that I really don't get this game. Maybe it's because I'm more used to games like Metal Gear Solid and SOCOM that I have trouble playing a game of this type. I tend to like having more direct control over the outcome of a game. The Sims made me feel like I'm a spectator. I'd have to say pick this up only you find a really good deal. Otherwise it's best to take the $20 you were going to spend and pick up something else. Sorry, but this is one I can't recomend.

5-0 out of 5 stars simy
this game is simulated life.Why is it "fun" to do the dishes in a game, but not in real life?who cares?it is!so, but now or die now.

5-0 out of 5 stars simulated people
The Simms stands for simulated people.A simulation is like the real thing but on the computer.You dont move around a maze like Mario.YOu have to take care of you're SIMMS PEOPLE!!You have to feed them and give them windows and jobs and make them go to the bathroom.It's like your a scientist whocontrols the experiment which is people. And notice didnt say you are GOD Peo-PLE so you cant get made at me.

Now some warnigns about the game.Peoplewho play the Simms like to talk about wht there simms did that day and who they met and how they are doing.YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF YOU'RE SIMM OR THEY WILL DIE PEO-PLE!!!!iF YOU THINK YOU CAN PLAY IT A LITTLE BIT and put it away then it is not for you.Go get Halo Half life or another first person shooter!!Part of the fun of the simms is being with people who now about it and want to talk to other people abbout how there Simms are doing!!!

Also it is very addicting!!!!

ALo you can kill your sim by putting them in the pool and taking the ladder away!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Kinda Fun, but mostly ANNOYING!
Overall, the concept of this game is fun and the writers had some really good ideas and it's funny in some ways. But what I HATE about this game is that you spend more than 70% of the time making them go to bed, eat, and go take a bath/shower!!! Like, I get it, but enough already... They have so little energy that you never have time to do anything fun. One or two activities, and they're down on the floor. WHAT?! Ha, don't even bother getting them a job b/c you will see them again...Just stick with the cheat codes. If this game did not have this one flaw (ie energy would last longer) then it would be awesome. I'm buying Sims 2 and I really hope that this will not be as big a problem!!!! Grrrr.... ... Read more

5. The Sims Party Pack (Mac)
by Aspyr Media
list price: $49.99
our price: $47.49
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Asin: B0002RCYZA
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 825
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Includes: The Sims, The Sims Livin' Large, Sims House Party, and The Sims Hot Date.

In The Sims create a one-room bachelor pad or a 40-room mansion with easy-to-use house design tools. Choose from hundreds of items to keep your Sims happy, including swimming pools, giant-screen TVs, and even a hot tub!

With The Sims Livin' Large put your Sims into the most outrageous situations imaginable. With a wide range of wild and crazy objects, careers, and building styles, add even more zaniness to your Sims' lives.

In the Sims House Party make The Sims one big party! From luaus to raves, host parties that will drive the neighborhood crazy! Build the ultimate theme party with unique party items, party with cool new characters and mix and mingle your Sims in new group activities.

Rock the house! The Sims Hot Date you can play matchmaker to your Sims! Wine and dine or crash and burn! See how well you can play Don Juan with your Sims. With brand new characters to meet and date, over 40 new one-on-one interactions and over 125 new items, the stage is set for the ultimate romantic interlude!


  • Over 600 items to furnish your home and make your Sims happy!
  • Choose a career for your Sims, an astronaut, an award-winning actor, or even an international spy
  • Build a tacky little loveshack, a creepy castle, or a high-tech "home of the future"
  • Rock the house with a variety of music and dance styles
  • Enjoy a passionate picnic in the park or try your luck on the cuddle couch
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  • Use the game's powerful architectural design tool to build dream homes for your Sims
  • 4-pack includes The Sims, Sims House Party, Sims Livin' Large, and Sims Hot Date.
  • Build a simulated neighborhood and run--or ruin--the lives of the people that live there
  • Unlimited open-ended game play allows you to help your Sims develop and mature
  • Let your Sims pursue any of 10 possible career paths

Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars HORRENDOUSLY SLOW and unplayable....
... this has been a horrendous waste of money.After 2+ hours, I can't get the game to run on my computer, despite the fact that my machine far exceeds the system requirements.there's a 1-4 minute lag between when you click a button and when the action occurs, and in a game like this (there's a LOT of choices to make and clicks to make on objects) it's completely unplayable.

STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Buy!
As you have probably read, the Sims is one of the best games ever made! When I saw this pop up as I was ordering Hot Date, my heart jumped. Bad for me, lucky for you- I've spent almost 100 bucks on all of these games buying them separately. This is a bargain! Of course, the Sims is so much more fun with these expansions. It just stinks that this wasn't out yet when I purchased the Sims 5 months ago... :-)

5-0 out of 5 stars Bargain
I didn't get this case of games, but the sims is a great game, and buying all 4 games for 50 bucks is a bargain. Each game is about 20-30 dollars, get the party pack for more the fun and less the money ... Read more

6. The Sims (Mac)
by Aspyr Media
list price: $39.99
our price: $29.99
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Asin: B00004TFJC
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 796
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Personality and good looks give each Sim a unique appearance and lifestyle. Keep Sims happy as swinging singles or loving parents. Choose careers, make friends, fall in love, argue with the neighbors, or shoot hoops in the backyard. Build the home of your dreams, buy over 150 different items to add and enhance your Sim's life. Create an endless variety of character and family. Exchange photo albums and family stories with gamers from around the world. Take care of your Sims or they'll fend for themselves.

... Read more

Reviews (99)

5-0 out of 5 stars This Sims Game is Great !!!!!
This was the first computer game I ever got and it was the bomb! It was great in all 4 corners. But one thing I didn't get was why don't the people just speak english. Anyhow this game was the BOMB!

4-0 out of 5 stars STOP!
look people this game is cool and all the things you can create but stop!!!! before buyiing don't buy only the sims buy an expancion pack because after a while you want more and you would like better houses and all of that I recomend you to buy "living large" or if you like dates you should buy hot date but stop and think research to see what you would like that your sims do but please don't buy only the sims because its very limited and belive me you would like more

other than that the game is great

5-0 out of 5 stars Sim up a family and simmer down!!!
The Sims is for people who like to goof around, create and have fun! You can make people, choose the color of their skin, their age, their personality, male or female, clothing etc... It's a must have! You build or buy a house, and create their environments and furniture and lots of stuff. There's a cheat code to get you tons of money, but i can't tell you! Ha! Anyway, the sims has it's own type of addictive game playing, and everyone will love this! But i'm saying about 10 and up, although it depends how you canhandle some...things. Even though the sims is rated T for teen, there's nothing wrong with it, and you'll love it!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Simania
The Sims is a fantastic game, and I had wanted it for a long time. Every time I saw it it was for Windows and PC. So I was pretty excited when I found it in a tiny MAC shop. The first night after I bought it, I made a single sim named Monica who moved into a one room bachelor pad. Monica now lives in a mansion with her husband and three kids. The surprising thing is that I did it all without a cheat code. The Sims truly is a game of strategy. I have pushed relationships to the extreme (marriage) and others to the lowest (Coronation Street style fights). I have made kids get A's and go to military school. I have made people who go to work in limousines.

And I am still no Sim pro. In other words, one does NOT need cheat codes to get their Sims to the top. This game is definitely worth your while.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sim World Rocks!
I'm a late bloomer and just got this game with the expansion pack 'Livin' Large'.I just didn't want to pay $50 for it for Mac and finally found it on ebay. I can't tell you how much fun I'm having! I'm still on the tutorial and will play that until I can really get a feel for the game. I dreamt about my sims, I became so addicted in such a short amount of time. I haven't found any drawbacks yet. The only thing is I can't seem to figure out how to delete windows, and I'm not sure how to build upper floors.

The game is very complex and not only does it take up hours in game play, it takes up hours in figuring out what to do -- which is a good thing because Sims are smart, and the way they interact and react is hilarius. You have to keep an eye on them though, my male Sim was heading to the TV when he was supposed to be going to work and I had to redirect him. But it's SO MUCH FUN, I can literally stay up until two and three am playing. Some reviewer posted a money cheat and I'm going to try it because it takes my Sims too long to make money for me to make them happy. They ask me for stuff I can't afford to give them until THEY bring home the dough. Again, EXTREMELY FUN AND ADDICTIVE TO PLAY, and not for anyone who doesn't like to sit at a computer playing for long hours or who wants to just dive in and play without learning some standards first or understanding complex game play. This is better than Zoo Tycoon (for mac). I wish I had more games like this (for mac) to compare it too. I want Sims 2 for mac! ... Read more

7. The Sims: Unleashed Expansion Pack for PC
by Electronic Arts
list price: $9.99
our price: $9.49
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Asin: B00006CRVB
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 184
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Add a pet to your Sims family, get a job, explore the expanded neighborhood with 30 new residential lots and five community lots in this Sims run wild. ... Read more


  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Mission: Control every aspect of Sims life in this highly addictive VR universe
  • Platform: Windows 95/98/Me/XP

Reviews (361)

3-0 out of 5 stars A somewhat spotty EP
Ever since having bought Deluxe back in 2003, I've been a diehard fan of the Sims, and I've enjoyed both Hot Date and House Party. I have to say, though, that I have mixed feelings about Unleashed, which on one hand expanded the game wonderfully, but on the other hand, screwed things up considerably.

What's good about UL is the obvious-- if you ever wanted your Sims to have pets, this is the EP to get. You have your pick of animals, from traditional favorites (dogs and cats), to more exotic animals like iquanas and turtles. UL also expands the game considerably, adding an additional number of lots to the original ten lot neighborhood, as well as a new place to visit (Old Town), and a chance for your sims to live off the land as farmers by allowing them to grow vegetable gardens. You also get new Maxis families (Hicks, Burbs, Goth Sr.s), interesting new NPCs, a beautiful set of New Orleans-inspired objects and furnishings, not to mention a new batch of surprise visitors (mostly of an animal-like nature) to deal with. One last good thing is that if you like to build houses for the heck of it, you can now build and peak inside of them without having to move a Sim in first or use the Rosebud cheat.

Okay, here's where the mixed feelings come in. I found the game very buggy. Before I bought this EP, I had to deal with the 360 shuffle (a bug where the males of the game will turn around 360 degrees before washing the dishes or picking things up). It was no big deal pre-UL then because it didn't happen too often. With UL, not only does this condition worsen, it afflicts the women too! They will almost always turn around full circle or make two extra steps to the left or to the right before doing anything! There's a patch at the official Sims 1 site to deal with it, but it doesn't treat the problem at all.

Another thing I didn't like about UL were some of the creative changes Maxis made to the game. You know, there's a good reason behind the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." You could wind up spoiling a good thing otherwise. Maxis seems to not have heard of it, because it made some "fixes" to the game that soured me completely to this EP, despite my liking some of its other qualities.Major change #1: if you thought it was annoying when the sinks flooded constantly, you're just gonna *love* how the puddles now seep under objects, forcing you to go into Buy Mode to move them in order for the sims to clean them up! (No, this is not a bug, as commonly thought! Maxis actually thought this cute idea would make the game more realistic!) Major change #2: the women walk significantly differently than before, with stiffly held arms, butts sticking out and hunched up shoulders. This new change irked fans of The Sims so badly, they coined a term for it-- the Gorilla Walk. There's a patch at the official site for the first change (the puddling under objects), but no patch for the 2nd change. The Gorilla Walk didn't really bother me too much, but it's one of those changes that was really unnecessary and took away from some of its earlier charm.

There are so many other things like that I found frustrating about UL (to the point of uninstalling it after a week), but space limits prevent me from listing them all. At any rate, as you can see, although I was pleased by some aspects of UL, I was frustrated by other aspects of it. In fact, this was the first Sims 1 EP I was severely disappointed with. I'm almost a little heartbroken, because while some of the new stuff in it was astounding and added a lot to the game, the bad ideas and bugs totally killed whatever excitement those new things brought. Don't get me wrong: UL has a lot of good points, but some of its flaws at times detract from what's good about it. So it's three stars from me.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Sims is my favorite PC game!!*_*
Sometimes, I enjoy playing Playstation, but I like Sims better. It helps me learn more a bout saving money. Sometimes, I do a cheat to get lots of money but I don't use that so much because the game is about using money and life time, not about getting cheats to win. But if you want to know the cheat, I may tell you. First, in the middle of the game, you press the Shift key, the control key,(Ctrl) and the C button. Then, you write "rosebud" to start and then !;!;!; (keep on doing it). If you one to get money MORE faster, you press !;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;1 ( keep on doing the same thing and at the last part, you do a 1.)

I like getting pets especially when the family in the house is bored and quiet. My favorite part of the game is, buying pets. shopping and building buildings. I usually name the pets in regular dog names. I also like big and fancy houses with a BIG back ground. Once, I had 4 birds, 4 iguanas and four of each pet. (Good thing I learned english to understand the game!)

At the first time I played Sims, I thougt there were no actions and I didn't know that much english. So, i made fire in the house a lot of time. Then years of practicing, I became better and better. Now, I don't have space to build stuff!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Sims Unleashed gets a five star rating
The Sims Unleashed is just what the game was missing. Bringing pets into the picture changes everything. A much more challenging game, The Sims Unleashed is a must have!!!!! With all of the new land, parks, cafes, and plots, The Sims Unleashed is sure to get your tail wagging!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars if you love animals u will love this game!
well i got the double deluxe game a year ago and i got bored with it, but this one is more fun but to be honest save the money for the sims 2 it's 10 times better than the original!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Expantion Pack
This is a good addition to the Sims. It is fun Having Pets in your household. Sometimes your yard gets infected by rabbits and it's good to have a cat to kill them. Dogs scare away those pesky racoons that always invade your yard and mess up the trash can. Eventhough having dogs and cats is fun, I usually get other animals that aren't as hard to take care of. This is a really good expantion and I highly recommend it. ... Read more

8. The Sims: Makin' Magic Expansion Pack for PC
by Electronic Arts
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Asin: B00009V3KM
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 244
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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With a new magical, carnival-themed location, over 175 new items, and a host of quirky new characters, Makin' Magic is the largest Sims Expansion Pack ever. New gameplay includes making, gathering, and questing for ingredients to brew magic spell recipes. ... Read more


  • ESRB Rating: Everyone
  • Genre: Family
  • Mission: Your Sims can now harness the supernatural, casting playful or mischievous spells
  • Platform: Windows 98/2000/XP

Reviews (87)

3-0 out of 5 stars Not the best Sims expansion...
I found magic to be very inconvenient and expensive to use.As in all other Sim games, it is hard to keep your Sim happy for more than a few days, and also make enough money to live off of.It is only fun to go to a premade house and play with the premade sims, but that's not the point of the game...

5-0 out of 5 stars They should make this for the Sims 2
Sure, it will make #2 unrealistic, but it is a whole lot of fun! Imagine how great the graphics will be if this was a Sims 2 expansion pack! I could only imagine how many more spells and reactions there will be if this was made into a 2 expansion pack. But, being it is still in old school form, it is a pretty fun, pretty addictive game. I can't believe how much the price went down!

Get it while the getting's good. You won't regret it. It combines a sort of Harry Potter-type world, complete with roller coasters, mummies, a skeleton maid, and magic crystals.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ouch
I'm so glad I don't own this expansion pack, but I was "fortunate" enough to experience it at a friend's house. I found it extremely silly. The Sims is already pretty fake (as in most expansion packs really don't offer a whole lot as it seems to in the store), with expansion packs building on this characteristic, but Makin' Magic overdoes it completely. Maxis and EA probably came out with this expansion pack after seeing such a huge response to spells and fantasy and magic in Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and the like. In a way it clashes with Livin' Large. Both of them have "halloween" themes about them and the supernatural and blackmagic occuring. Through hearsay, the only things I can remember from the top of my head found in Makin' Magic is the ability for Sims to own a vineyard and something called MagiCoins. Also, potions can enable your Sim to be a rockstar instantly as well as make any Sim fall in love with yours.

I truly don't recommend this. It's as good as cheating by getting everything you want through brewing potions and such. It took me long enough to get addicted to the Sims, but this is so exaggerated. My Sims collection stops at Superstar.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beware, your sims are witches and wizards, AWESOME!
this being the grand finale for the original sims, they made it grand! they gave you new powers, you can now control other sims lives completly, and not just the ones you create! you can cast love spells to make the process of love a little quicker, mind control sims to make them do as you please, transform gnomes and flamingos to come alive for an amount of time, and if someone annoys you, just turn them into a frog! you have all new items and and a new town. you can also do another spell that makes the game all worth it! if you have the sims 'Unleashed' you can transform your pet into a new sim to add to your family! it gives you new looks for your sims, and an all new currency! 'Magicoins' they let you buy spell items and new houses in Magictown that give you special powers and items you get in the regular game. this is by far the best expansion they have came out with!

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Idea!
Whoever thought up this one sure thought up a winner!!It's so fun to try out each spell.It sure takes a long time to get boring because you have to find all those ingredients!It takes longer than you might think.
There are also new objects and a whole other world- Magic Town- to explore!You can earn MagiCoins (to buy ingredients) by performing magic tricks and so forth for the crowds there.It's very cool.Just make sure those spells don't backfire on you! ... Read more

9. The Sims: Unleashed (Mac)
by Aspyr Media
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Asin: B000070MQA
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 1837
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Sims Unleashed ... Read more


  • Add a pet to your Sims family: visit the pet store and adopt a dog, a cat or another pet
  • Expanded neighborhood with 30 new residential lots and five community lots featuring parks, a cafe, shops and market
  • Fifty new jobs in five new careers: Animal Care, Culinary, Circus, Fashion, or Education
  • 125+ new items: grow a harvest of vegetables in the Vegetable Garden or get soaked trying to wash your pet in the Pet Bath
  • This expansion pack requires full The Sims game to play

Reviews (23)

4-0 out of 5 stars Unleashed is WICKED!!!!
I've been wanting sims unleashed for like, ever. Finally, I had a enough money to buy it. It's really awesome having pets, on two occasions my sim-pets had puppies. It stinks that you can't control your pets actions though. All you can do is watch them. I like all the new objects (pet bath,dog bed,ect.) In old town, it is always sooooo slow. It's a bit screwed up. Anway, overall this is a fun game. I recomend it.

P.S. I can't wait for sims 2!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Feeling great when Unleashed was "unleashed" in stores
When I first got The Sims Unleashed, I couldn't wait to see what it was like. I loved it and right now, at this moment, I am creating houses and huge mansions with the style of a real house. Will Wright has once again made a hugely entertaining Sims expansion. And the best thing about this game is that it never ends; so you will never be saying that you won the game. I'll treasure The Sims Unleashed along with every other expansion-along with the regular Sims game. I can't wait to see what brilliant idea pops up in Maxis's head next!

5-0 out of 5 stars REALLY COOL
I don't have this game but i am going to buy it on ebay today. Ihave played it at my friends house's a lot and it is awesome! The dogs are so cute! It's really cool!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Sim's Unleashed
Tataly Awsome game dude.
My sims liked the cats and birds best. The dogs kept trying to bite their shoes.
Totaly Radical. Dude.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Sims Unleashed
I loved this game.
I thought that the fish were boring but, I liked the rest. ... Read more

10. The Sims: Superstar Expansion Pack for PC
by Electronic Arts
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Asin: B00008LUMU
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 515
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Live dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star or a Supermodel, live the dazzling lifestyle of a celebrity and advance through ten levels of fame—if you can. ... Read more


  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Mission: You're a superstar in this game about making it big in the celebrity industry
  • Platform: Windows 95/98/Me/XP

Reviews (156)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awsome!
Here are some cheats that cheats that will help!

first save the game at your house. Hold down Ctrl+Shift+C and the cheat box will come up type move_objects on and then go to buy mode and click on your sim and delete them, go to live mode and click their face and they'll come back refreshed and you can continue practing etc. and this is a way to help you become famous faster.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fame all around!
The Sims Superstar is ok, if you want to become famous! But if you want to stay at home and have parties then you have to get another expansion pack. Once you begin trying to become famous you have to visit Studio Town reguarly, and practice which gets boring really fast, thats all i have to say :D

5-0 out of 5 stars a great and entertaining game
The sims superstar is such a great expansion pack! New features and ojects allow you to explore the sims world more. the new objects are great to and fufilled my every sims need. Im very addicted to it though. Its exciting to be a celebrity but its hard to get to be one. I liked having my sim play piano or guitar do a photo shoot or do kareoke. definetly a must buy :-)

4-0 out of 5 stars its was good
it was good but its not easy to be a success in this game

4-0 out of 5 stars Been There, Done That but to No Avail...
I fell for the very flashy (I own the Collector's Edition), orange cover art of this game, and I completely bought everything it said to me, but I've been a bit disappointed. The Sims Superstar can start to lag and be very tedious especially once your Sim has achieved 2 stars. The modelling for swimwear and winterwear is endless, and I always hope in vain after every shoot that the chart would be upgraded for my Sim to have 2 and a half stars. I'm still in the midst of playing it and none of my Sims are superstars yet.

I recommend you to install this expension pack or if not, sign up with the Talent Agency only if your Sims already have high points in Creativity, Body and Charisma for you to go into the nuts and bolts straight away. It's almost impossible to work on it after you've signed up with the Talent Agency as Body for instance tires Sims out easily, and they tend to sleep the whole day away, and once they wake up, its their Fun that's lacking which takes half a day to satisfy, soon its back to their Energy bar dropping again and there won't really be a time to go to Studio Town which isn't all fine and dandy since postponing trips might cause your Sims to drop or lose star power all together.

Also, I recommend your Sim having a roommate. It's the social bar that's usually close to being empty through frequent visits to Studio Town, as other sims ranking higher than yours won't bother talking to you and other sims who are ranking low would only wantto hug you or ask for autographs. The fame-seeking sims are usually tired to bother going all the way to Downtown just to exchange a few words with their friends which could boost the social relationship immensly, while having a roommate is much easier. A quick hug or kiss will do, and the social bar's already a pale green.

I got off well with this expansion pack, and it was fun to watch my Sim progressing from a nobody to a somebody, but it's been quite stagnant for a while, which is boring. Still, it's not bad, maybe a little patience is required, that's all. ... Read more

11. The Sims
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B000088KHE
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 2176
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Trial and error game, which encourages personalized solutions to problems. ... Read more


  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Mission: Micromanage the lives of a family of virtual people

Reviews (54)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Game
I really enjoy this game. The only thing I don't like about it is they put limits on build and buy modes. I almost always end up at the limits and needing to buy more lights or something. They need to drop that. They also need to release a console version of Unleashed expansion from the PC line.

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm playing this 24/7
The Sims is a great game cube game.I didn't play on my game cube very much until I got this game.In this game, you can play two games: Get A Life or The Sims.In Get A Life, you start out by living with your mom, but later you get your own house and a job.Then, you need to get a promotion in your job so that you can be room mates with the "cool" people.It's hard to get a promotion, because in order to get a promotion, your Sim has to be happy.He/she can't be hungry, dirty, tired, smelly, etc.In The Sims (different then Get A Life but still on this game cube CD) you can create people in your own neighborhood, create houses, and put chairs, TV's, computers, and any household item in the houses.You can make friends, throw parties, order pizza, insult neighbors...but life doesn't go so smooth.Sometimes there are robberies at your Sims house, and you can lose your job if you aren't careful...

This game is great, and I know what you just read above is confusing, but if you get this game, you'll love it.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Sims
This is a great game.Getting jobs, having houses, and getting to know your neighbors is great fun! You get to have pets, go to parties, and design you own house.The creativity is infininte.
I would recomend it for 13 and up because of sugestive themes.

3-0 out of 5 stars Cant get far
Well I do have to admit it is fun at first in Get A Life (single player story mode).But on the 3rd level it suddenly jumps to a horrendous pain in the back (can't say what I want to say here).You are somehow supposed to level your character's job level, throw a party (may I add it must be a good party), make a friend at the party and ask to move in with them, and keep watch on your stats.The stats are the biggest problem because your character needs you to tell him/her what to do and when to do it, so basically they will wet themselves if you dont tell them to take a bathroom brake.But also your stats screw with improving your job because he won't practice/workout/etc.if something is too low in his stats.Also it is very difficult to throw a good party whe you need to work, and keep watchin your stats (this word's startin to bug me).I hope this helps you make the right decision, but if you go your own way and beat level 3, tell me how lol.

3-0 out of 5 stars Should have been much better
Dont spend your money on this game. I bought it because it looked fun. It is a bad game. The gameplay itself seems to be the biggest flaw. The 'get a life' mode is boring because my sim refuses to look for a job. Why cant my sim talk to the people outside like the mailman? Maybe I dont get the game. ... Read more

12. The Sims: Double Deluxe for PC
by Electronic Arts
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B0000C0YSB
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 1593
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Sims: Double Deluxe is the ultimate compilation. Double Deluxe includes "The Sims," "The Sims: Livin' Large," "The Sims: House Party," "The Sims Creator Tool" and exclusive Double Deluxe content. ... Read more


  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Mission: Create and develop your own unique person by choosing from hundreds of characteristics
  • Platform: Windows 95/98/XP

Reviews (29)

5-0 out of 5 stars Well Worth The Price!
Just like the title states, this is well worth the price!
This includes the original The Sims, The Sims House Party EP, the Sims Livin' Large EP, some bonus objects, walls, and floors, and The Sims Creator tool.
If you don't have any of The Sims games, this is the perfect place to start.The Sims and the two EPs have so much stuff in it for a Sims novice, you won't need the other expansion packs for years!It's virtually impossible to get bored with infinitely many possibilities.
The Sims Creator is a program where you can make Sims skins.My sister is no artist but she made some pretty good Lord Of The Rings clothes for the LOTR heads she downloaded.It's a good thing to experiment with.
Buy this if you don't have it; you won't be sorry!

5-0 out of 5 stars SIMS BY FAR

4-0 out of 5 stars Good game not so good playability
Good game with lots of neat objects and items. The iteractions are cool too. Everything you need to throw a great party. But you get bored of it after a while, and don't get it and plan on not spending more money on another expantion pack. The Sims Makin Magic, Bustin out, and Hot date give you a lot more to do so you are never in a position where all your mood bars are full and you dont have something to do.

5-0 out of 5 stars Greatest PC deal/game of all time!!!
I first recieved Sims DOuble Deluxe as a Christmas gift. Much to my dismay i needed Windows XP to run it. I waited patiently and when the game did work, I found myself staying up late to play it!
First of all...
This game has some of the best graphics I've ever seen. Unlike other games it also does not need to load thest graphics.
With fires, moods, and work, you are kept alert and on your toes. With buy and build mode, there is no limit to how big your home can be!
The only problem...repetitive music. It's not bad, but not good either.
Like i said, you won't want to turn off the PC!
I haven't loaded it yet.
This is a great game and i think you would be a fool not to buy it if you can.
Need I say More?

4-0 out of 5 stars I love it except for...
First off I have to say that I became one of those addicts after I first got this.I'd spend hours and hours playing it and playing it,trying to get my people happy and rich and so on.Its a really great game EXCEPT for those of us who get so addicted we wanna add on more expansion packs,such as oh say Hot Date.The Hot Date has enough problems on its own,I'm not saying it isn't fun but the sounds usually hard to get right if you can get sound on it.I tried to point on Hot Date after Double Deluxe and its just a pain.I've been doing nothing but installing and installing and nothing works,always telling me I've got the wrong CD or it wouldn't play for this reason or that reason.So my advise to you is that if you buy Double Deluxe,don't try to install the Hot Date Expansion Pack after it because thats just impossible.Oh yes,for those of you who can't seem to get it uninstalled,goto the Sims official website and download the SimsEraser. ... Read more

13. The Sims Makin' Magic Expansion Pack (Mac)
by Aspyr Media
list price: $19.99
our price: $18.99
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Asin: B0001AVSHS
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 1899
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Add a little magic to your Sims' lives. Cast spells, hypnotize friends, and even turn a neighbor into a frog. Perform magic, quest for ingredients, and unlock spell recipes. You can craft charms, animate minions, and add magical decor. But watch out, spells can go haywire if you're not careful. Either way, the neighborhood will never be the same.


  • 175+ New Items
  • Use the charm maker, charms are more than just pretty decorations.
  • With the Baker's Oven, bake cakes, pies, and other surprises.
  • With the Skeleton Closet, knock for help cleaning up around the house.
  • Use the Spookshow stage to raise the dead and bring down the house.
  • Customize spooky and crazy rollercoaster rides for your Sims.
Note: Requires the full version of The Sims™ to play.
... Read more


  • Expansion pack for The Sims game
  • Sims have magical abilities to use for fun or evil
  • All new magical, carnival-themed destination
  • Over 175 new items and a new cast of characters
  • For 1 player

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Sims EVER!
This game is so incredibly fun. I loved it! I'm a Sim fanatic already, so this was totally wicked! I think it is their best yet! You get to do all sorts of fun things...own dragons...make vampire lookin sims...turn neighbors into know what i mean!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good expansion pack for a great game!
The Sims Makin' Magic is VERY fun.You have tons of new objects,like a Baking Oven and a Honey making station.When you get to your lot,a man appears and puts a box out on your lawn.It contains magic ingredients and things like that.Your Sim has to open it to acess the ingredients.Your Sim can go into Magic Town.Magic Town has......well,magic!Your Sim can do quests to get ingredients(Mara,the Fairy Queen is one person you can do a quest for.)for spells.You can also build in Magic Town,and there are 3 lots you can move into,only you have to have a certain amount of MagiCoins to move in.(Bummer!)Spells include Beauty or Beast,where you can change your Sims look.The look goes away after you take a shower of go to bed.I reccomend you get it!

5-0 out of 5 stars A very respectable game
I don't own it for mac, yes I will admit that. But I have played it on a PC. and i have played on a mac... (ok.. I don't own it at all... my friend does, on mac AND PC.) This is probably the best expansion Aspyr has come up with on the long run. (exepting Unleashed... if you don't own Unleashed, don't buy this till you own Unleashed) This expansion kept me up for hours, (i managed to fall asleep right before I NEEDED to be awake) and after i found all the new stuff, I was amazed. Yes it is a chunk of memory but it is entirely worth it. The graphics were slightly enhanced, (yay) and there are surprises everywhere. (only two or three were bad) over all, I truly hope you get this expansion, (your gaming life will wonder were this has been) and if you do get it enjoy.

there is only 1 (ONE) downside. when you are in magic town, the speed slows down and becomes a bit choppy. if you have a few hundred Megabytes still, you won't notice it.. (YAY macs)(haha PC's you all heve choppy problems... haha) but if you are empty, you'll notice this. I would reccomend cleaning up your hard drive a tiny bit before installing this.


3-0 out of 5 stars WooHoo!! It's out on the 25th!
YESSSHH!THE SIMS MAKIN MAGIC is out in TWO days! My friend (who uses a Windows OS) says that it's REALLY fun and the new skins are cool.My other friend says that it's a waste of thirty dollars.So my first friend said that the second friend isn't at all creative!And there's this other person that says its the best!I guess I'll buy it, probably after hearing some reviews.I bought the Sims Superstar as soon as it came out and it had 1 bug in it that kept me from going any higher than 3 stars, so I had to find a patch, but ASPYR didn't have one and I was all mad, but I downloaded this thing where I could edit the starpower.Yes, I think I'll buy it. ... Read more

14. The Sims
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00006GSO0
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 733
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The customizable personalities that you create and control, the Sims, are making their PlayStation 2 debut. The characters in the best selling PC game of all time, Sims, are created and guided through life by you. Start out in a humble abode, master the ins and outs of life and move up to bigger and better houses, gain power and influence and continue to be rewarded. With the brand new Sims for PlayStation 2 you get different play levels, the ability to play with friends in split-screen mode, PlayStation 2's 3-D power and new characters and objects only available on the PlayStation 2 console. ... Read more


  • PlayStation 2 debut
  • New content only available on PlayStation 2 console
  • Save houses and Sims on a memory card
  • Fully 3-D for PlayStation 2

Reviews (170)

4-0 out of 5 stars A GOOD REMAKE OF THE SIMS ON THE PC.
This game is alot of fun,i never really took notice of The Sims even when my former friend was talking about it alot i just thought of other games until my mum let me get a game,and i wasn`t alowwed to get Driver 3 so i picked up The Sims PLATINUM to see why Callum loved it so much and it was a good deal for £19.99 i loved it.You start with one option at the beginning of the game which is "Get A Life" where you can pick an Adult Male/Female and customise her/his clothes,shoes and hair and al so there personality Attributes.When you start the game it is in a dream Mansion with some woman called Roxy and you have to get in a Chaccuzi with her and then you wake in your mothers house because she wants you to fix the TV,cook the night/day
dinner,breakfast or lunch and to take a loan of her and to get a job.And you complete targets and keep expanding where you live and unlock items to buy.In "Play The Sims" this is the casual part of the game where you can buld your own house and do what you want.This game is a good start of a simulations series and remember the very first game that says the Sims on was actually 1988`s Sim City 1 i think.REVIEW FINNISHED.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ok but PC better
When I bought this game, I was expecting it to be like the original pc game. I was surprised to see the game didn't let you play around like the pc but gave you missions to complete. The missions started out small and then get more demanding. The game still keeps to the traditional Sims. I was hoping more from the two-player mode. When I first got this game, I enjoyed playing it but the longer I had it the more boring it got. I thought that it just took to long on some of the missions.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but get the Sims for the Computer instead.
The Sims is a good game.You get to make your own people and try to run their lives so they could be happy.I suggest you get this game for your computer instead.There's so many features they left out of this game.The big one is that you can only do one level of your house instead of two levels like on the computer game.Plus, the graphics are not that good; again,better in the computer game.If you get the computer game, get The Sims Mega Deluxe Pack.That's all I have too say.

4-0 out of 5 stars This game is a good buy
This game is really fun. I got it a while ago, bu tit needed quitea bit of space on my memory card. So be prepared with a new one or to delete other games.Also beware it is a blue bottom disk. And will get ruined easily on your ps2. So, if you are absolutely positive ur ps2 dos not kill these disks. Id BUY, BUy, BUY!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good game even for adults
Well, I had the PC version and lost my code and so couldn't play it again. I decided to give the PS2 version I try, and was surprised. First of all, there's so many ways to bring your Sim to life through clothing, personality, and the way they look. Buy and building is about the same with a vew extra items. I spent two hours when I first played it. But I am not like some, who play it for hours, get tired, and never return. I play it here and there...and continue to enjoy the game. Movement is great but sometimes it is a pain switching back and forth from character to character. Anyhow, a very cool game, uneventful for my husband, but great for me. Or I like that you can also Play A Sim...and she/he has to do certain things to get a life.

This is a great way to teach your children how to be grown up. I think the other con about the game the Sim are a little can't get close up. But it is fun.

Buy it or rent it but it is up to you and your taste that will make this game fun or not.
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15. The Sims: Vacation Expansion Pack (Mac)
by Aspyr Media
list price: $19.99
our price: $18.99
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Asin: B00006B178
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 1932
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Pack your bags because you're taking the Sims on the vacation of a lifetime. Better yet, the first Vacation of a lifetime. Enjoy beautiful, fully customizable destinations such as Vacation Island's serene tropical beach resort, rustic woodland hideaway or the cool winter wonderland. Whether they're embarking on a relaxing family adventure or hooking up on a romantic getaway, your Sims will discover that dull moments are as scarce as frowning faces.

Try your skill on the new Carnival games, conquer the radical Half Pipe or reel in that trophy fish you've always dreamed about. Sims of all ages can hit the beach for an 8-person volleyball game, get revenge in a full-on snowball war, ride the snow slide and much more. When you vacation with the Sims, a good time won't be the one that got away.

While on your vacation, the Sims can interact with over 125 new items including the Snowman and the Camping Tent. Along with fun things to do, meet new characters such as the Vacation Director, the Yeti, the Archer, and the Beach Shark! In case you thought you may get away with nothing but perfect memories, beware of prowling pickpockets, out-of-control children, a serious case of Montezuma's Revenge or some other unexpected surprises that can quickly ruin your dream vacation.

If you think you'll leave with only a sunburn and a head full of stories, your Sims can buy, win or dig up the ultimate vacation souvenir. The fertility god, penguin stuffed animal or the quartz skull are just a few of the memorable items you can score for the mantle back home.

So saddle up, get the neighbors to watch the house and take the Sims on a holiday getaway they'll never forget.

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Reviews (11)

4-0 out of 5 stars Speed up, Sims!
The Sims Vacation is a fabulous game, with several new items such as the Shower-Tub, Igloo, Campfire, and Waterslide. Social interactions are no longer just one thing, but are split into different branches. For instance, the "Talk" option can be either "About Interests" or "Gossip-" you choose!
Another of the social improvements is dating. If you don't want the raciness of Hot Date, Sims can still call over their sweetheart and go on a vacation island date.

The downsides? Vacation Island is incredibly slow and skips a lot. The actual houses are more prone to crashing. Also, more negative social interactions will pop up spontaneously. Just as Sim A is going to propose to Sim B, Sim B will jump into Sim A's face and "Nag," about money, the house, or his rowdy friends. This sends the relationship for a dip and is also very frustrating.

On the whole this is a great game with exciting new features that could revolutionize Simming.

3-0 out of 5 stars Sims Reveiw
It is actually ok go on one vacation and your sims fall in love make them jealous and make your sims life awful

2-0 out of 5 stars Slower Processors Beware!
Although my G3 266MHz meets the minimum system requirements on speed, I was a little shy on memory so increased my virtual memory as recommended.However, even then the game was extremely sluggish and slow to the point of crawling.It was pretty much impossible to play with my current computer configuration.If you would like to add this one to your collection, be sure your system meets at least the RECOMMENDED specs, not the minimum and you should have loads of fun.

3-0 out of 5 stars LOTS of fun...once you get it to work, that is.
I eagerly anticipated Maxis' porting of Sims Vacation for Mac.I got it for Christmas, and immediately installed it.BOY was I disappointed.The game was SO SLOW that my Sims couldn't even do anything at home, let alone on Vacation Island.However, I went to the store and bought some more RAM, and tried again.At this point I had almost 1 GB of RAM, which I figured would be more than enough.No dice.The game was still unbelievably slow.I emailed Maxis and they told me to reinstall EVERYTHING.

GRRR!Not exactly what I was hoping to hear.However, once I reinstalled (which took FOREVER, I might add), the game worked beautifully and was a lot of fun.Apparently, the game was so slow because I had installed too many downloads--extra objects, skins, and so on.While this was no problem in Hot Date, evidently the new actions and such in Vacation were too much for it all.This means that now I am playing the game at factory settings with no add-ons.Not as fun as it could be, by any means!Every die-hard Sims fan knows that 75% of the fun is customizing the game with downloads!I'm going to have to start downloading stuff again and adding gradually...ugh.

I would like to give the game 3.5 stars, but Amazon doesn't do half-stars, so I'm leaning more toward 3 stars than 4.The game is a lot of fun once you completely reinstall and start over new, and if you have a TON of RAM in your computer.If you don't want to have to drag over your old stuff to a new install, or start over completely, then you probably shouldn't bother.I don't know if it's worth it.I'll have to play a few more times before I make that decision.

By the way, Maxis says that these issues with slowness and such have been addressed in Unleashed.That's good on one hand, but at the same time, why should we have to fork over ANOTHER $30 just to get decent game play???

4-0 out of 5 stars All I want for Christmas is The Sims: Vacation
Ever since I have gotten the Sims, so many expansion packs have been released. Many of my friends had all of them and always said they pitied me because I only had the original. So for Christmas, I put the Sims: Vacation and the Sims:Unleashed on my list. I wanted all of the other expansion packs but I knew my parents would never buy me all of them. On Christmas Day I received the Sims: Vacation. Mu parents informed me they had ordered both from yours truly, but unleashed hadn't been released for mac yet. I was a little disappointed that I didn't get unleashed, but nonetheless I was happy. I immediately put "vacation" into my iMac and was stunned. Not only did they have numerous new items such as a miseltoe, a new hottub, a hamster and a buffet table they also had amazing resort spots you can choose to take your sims at vacation island. You can choose from a carnival, beaches, camp spots, or scenic snowy spots where you can rent equitment to build a snowman, have snowball fights, go snowboarding and many other things. You can also create your own resorts or edit ones that are already there. There is also a tent you can rent where you can "play" around with anyone, girl or boy; or "play", cuddle, or kiss in the new hottub. I extremely recommend The Sims: Vacation for Mac. Happy Gaming! ... Read more

16. The Sims: House Party Expansion Pack
by Electronic Arts
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B000059S8D
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 1470
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Toga party, anyone? Now your Sims can do that and more withThe Sims: House Party Expansion Pack, which makes it easier thanever for characters from The Sims to make friends and quicklyrise to the top ranks of their professions.

They'll need all the extra money they make from promotions to pay forall the cool goodies included in this expansion. Party themes rangefrom Wild West campfire cookouts to Hawaiian luaus and room-shakingraves, with plenty of objects provided to keep guests entertained.There's a costume trunk to guarantee everyone will be dressed for theoccasion, and it's even possible to hire a caterer to keep the food anddrink flowing. If you're really lucky, a famous star may pop in for aguest appearance. Every party is packed with surprises, and theinclusion of extra neighborhoods ensures there's always a bash to plan.This is one expansion that no fan of The Sims should be without.--T. Byrl Baker


  • More than 100 new objects and characters
  • Guaranteed social interactions can really help a Sim's career
  • Great music and fun themes
  • Plenty of surprises
  • Takes time away from real parties
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  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Mission: Party hard with your Sims using a dance cage, mechanical bull, and hookah
  • Platform: Windows 95/98/Me/XP

Reviews (197)

3-0 out of 5 stars Having a big bash!!!
It's cool to have parties when a lot of people come.I have a huge party room where people dance and be the D.J. It's fun when you get a big cake and hire a male or female dancer and they pop out of the cake and do a dance,but watch out because sometimes they come up to you and make out with you or flirt with you.If you don't have this game you should buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars House Party!
The Sims House Party is one of the few expansion packs that I can't do without apart from Hot Date and Livin' Large (And to some extent Vacation, and Superstar). It truly enhances Sims' lives by inviting each other for costume or themed parties, but it has it's disadvantages as well.

You want to make sure that your Sims really know the people around you for the party to go well or the dreaded Mime'll arrive. He doesn't do much apart from get in the way and annoy people. While on the other hand, if your party's a success you get a surprise visit from a celebrity! It's never happened to me yet, but then again I've done the sad mistake of signing up with the Talent Agency too quickly.

Also, if your Sim isn't on good terms with any other Sim in the neighborhood, using the phone to declare a house party'll automatically invite them as well. This can get nasty sometimes. In cases like these, it'd be "safer" to use the phone and manually select who you want to invite over. Then of course, you can always buy the turkey and the Christmas tree.

Parties are even divided into adult or kiddy parties, with dance entertainers popping out of cakes for the former but a purple gorilla usually stuns the kids for the latter. Some of the additional items that come along with this expansion pack are DJs, Caterers and costume wardrobes!


5-0 out of 5 stars Great New Stuff!!!
Want some new skins, objects, walls, and floors for your Sims?Look no further than House Party!There is some great having-fun-potential here!!!Whether you want an entertainer to pop out of a cake or you want to sit around a campfire to sing songs and roast marshmallows (this is so cute... when they sing around the campfire, someone pulls out a guitar and they all sing real melodies but with Sim lyrics), House Party is for anybody!
Don't stay up too late! And go easy on the alcohol! ;)

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best expansion packs.
If you love the Sims you'll love this expansion pack. If you want all the Sims expansion packs make sure you purchase Livin' Large first so you don't have to uninstall House Party and any other expansion packs. House Party is the third one in the series. This game is GREAT. It allows you to have a party. Depending on if your party is good or not you may get a visitor. If you party is bad you will get a clown who will not leave you alone but it is fun to slap him. If your party is good than certain celebrities will visit you. I have had Drew Carey visit. The game gives you more options and more neighborhoods. Enjoy the game!

5-0 out of 5 stars Funest toy ever
It is very fun because you can make people that are fanous,make people that look like you, or just make a stranger. You can also make your dream house or you can marry your crush!
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17. The Sims Online
by Electronic Arts
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B0000DYLDC
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 1562
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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  • Create your own unique Sim and make new friends
  • Random behavior of characters adds comedic mischief and unpredictability
  • Create your dream home, build your business, or throw outrageous parties
  • All-new, fun-filled, job experiences with entertaining mini-games
  • Secure trading; manage a casino; or die a whimsical, morbid death

Reviews (37)

4-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy if you're only into killing things...
...but if you have an active imagination and love getting goofy with people you've never met before, then this game is definitely for you!Just one word of warning:Be prepared to shell out $9.95 per month, because you WILL be addicted!Even so, considering the price of the average MMORPG subscription is well over $14 per month, The Sims Online is an absolute bargain you'll never be able to put down!

1-0 out of 5 stars Ten dollars a month FORGET IT
I'm truly a sims lover. I have every expantion pack and sims 2. I just recently got this game because I didn't have it and I saw advertisment on the back of some Sims games. It looked cool that you can talk to other people online and that you can make friends. Also you can share a house with a husband or a best friend. Yeah, that sounds like a lot of fun right?? Well I got the game thinking that it was a lot of fun. When I opened it up and discovered something that was not said in the advertisements. If I wanted to play this game it would be ten dollars a month. That is just as much money as it costs to buy this game. I told my parents that it was 10 dollars a month and the first month free. My parents said no. Listen to me and don't waste the money buying this game in the first place.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Game
TSO (as referred to in the actual game) is one of the best games ever.

You might've heard rumors about mafias and other people who aren't nice in the game, but through my experience, that isn't true. If you are just beginning the game and want to meet nice people, start out in Jolly Pines. Everyone helped me when I was new, and all of them became my good friends.

Just try this out. I think they are still offering your first month free, and you will quickly know if you like it or not. So give it a try, and see how you like it.

I sure did.

5-0 out of 5 stars Kick @$$ Game!!
I LOVE the sims online...It's very addicting and not to hard to get the hang of. There are tons of people willing to help, especially at Newbies Job-Skill Center in Mount Fuji (A city you can choose to live in in the game). I HIGHLY Recommend it...and if you get on and are in Mount Fuji, and need help drop me (Megan-Beth) a message and I'll be more than willing to answer your questions!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Concept, but Falls Short
At first, TSO sounded like a great game. After I bought and played the game, however, it seems a little...well...pointless. You go around to other properties and make "money" by playing mini-games (that are strange, time consuming and not fun). Then you use the money to buy clothes, furninshings and building materials for a house. And then...not much happens after that. I wouldn't even categorize this as a game. There isn't really an obejct to it.
If you're considering buying the game to make friends and meet people, use AIM. TSO is the same concept except you see a fictional image of the person you're talking to. Not too exciting there. And all the interactions get really old after a few days...heck, the whole game gets old after a few days. Not to mention the monthly fee you have to pay to play. Definetly not worth it...
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18. The Sims
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B000088KHF
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 1685
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Trial and error game, which encourages personalized solutions to problems. ... Read more


  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Mission: Micromanage the lives of a family of virtual people

Reviews (40)

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT Game!!!!!!
This game is great one of the best ive played its entertaining and will keep you going for hours i once stayedup for 7 hours playing there are so many items and it never gets old i would highly recommend this game!!!

2-0 out of 5 stars NOT
Get Sims Bustin Out. It's the same thing but has better graphics and places to go. This version gets old fast. The censorship is one rediculous huge square that covers most of their entire body. The graphics and skins are poor.
Get Bustin' Out instead.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Game!
I thought this game was awesome. I have never played the PC version, but from what I have heard of it this one is just as addicting and amusing. I have not yet purchased htis game but I have rented it and every time I am glued to the game all day until it is time to take it back. I found cheats online that can unlock all of the special features and give you unlimited money so I don't really have a problem with not being able to use some things. Overall this game is very fun and very addictive. I really enjoy it. You should all purchase it.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Best
The game is the best simulation game ever.If you love simulation games this is the game you should get.

4-0 out of 5 stars addictive and fun
Warning: highly addictive...
I bought this game awhile ago...and it's highly addictive..I've had oodles of fun playing this game. While it's not perfect (what game is?) I liked it. The game looks quite simple, but after a few hours of begin to figure out that this is not the case. One has to juggle their personal needs with building up their stats (logic, fitness, etc.), having personal relationships, their jobs and their health.
I having said there are a few issues with the game. This world has you working 7 days a work, 8 hours a day. You do the math. It would be very nice if the game allowed you 2 days off in a row without the risk of losing your job. You are allowed to miss 1 day, but if you miss more than one consecutive day, you get fired and have to start your career all over again. Needess to say, this can be rather difficult..
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19. The Sims Superstar Expansion Pack (Mac)
by Aspyr Media
list price: $19.99
our price: $13.99
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Asin: B0000CFU2Q
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 1048
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Players can live their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star, or a Supermodel, live the lifestyle of a celebrity, and even mingle with the rich and famous. In order to gain popularity, characters must sign with an agent and then move to Studio Town, a new fully customizable location which houses television and movie lots, recording studios, fashion outlets, and spas. Players follow their Sims to work to schmooze and name-drop their way to superstardom. Popularity is measured with the Fame Score for each character in the game. If the player achieves a high Fame Score, they will be able to enjoy a more comfortable life than ever before with luxury services and objects including satellite dishes, skydiving simulators, art and furniture collections, steam baths, mud treatments, massages, and even an oxygen bar. Players are able to hire staff including a butler, domestic staff, a sushi chef, and a masseuse. Of course, being a celebrity has a downside too. While working hard to increase fame and popularity and perhaps even win a coveted Simmy award, celebrities will gather the attention of obsessed fans, groupies and the paparazzi.

  • New Studio Town location-dazzle directors, rock the recording studio, or light up the fashion runway.
  • 150+ New Items!
  • Get a satellite dish and add four new channels to your TV lineup.
  • Get on the Karaoke Stage and sing to the beat of your favorite tunes.
  • Visit the Oxygen Bar, breathe deep and relax in style!
  • Use the Skydiving Simulator and fly high while staying low.
  • Visit the music studio and record the hit that everyone's talking about!
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  • Expansion to Sims universe of games allows players to become a celebrity
  • New Studio Town location--dazzle directors, rock the recording studio, or light up the fashion runway.
  • 150+ New Items to collect
  • Get a satellite dish and add four new channels to your TV lineup
  • For 1 player

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars A really cool expansion pack!!!
I got this expansion pack for Christmas and so far it has given me now problems at all! I love this expansion pack and visiting studio town is awsome!!! I would recomend this game to any sims fan! I liked this one so much i am going to buy the sims unleashed next. This is a great game and i hope you enjoy it.

2-0 out of 5 stars not this one
I agree with the previous reviews. When it works it's fun but getting it to work is hard! My game only works with just the original houses, objects and sims. Any downloaded stuff and the fame career track shuts down. So I have one neighborhood with fame track and the rest where you can't only visit. Don't buy this one. Stay with Vacation and Unleashed - they aren't nearly so much trouble.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fun, as long as you don't go to the Studio Town
I purchased this game about two weeks ago.I was having a lot of fun with it until the game started throwing me to the desktop ( just as another person mentioned in their review).I continue to play, but I do not go to studio town anymore, which does eliminate a lot of the fun.I would like to be able to play in the Studio Town, so if anyone has a solution to this problem, please email me asap at :

1-0 out of 5 stars Superstar = Betastar
Was this a beta release we had to PAY for as Mac people? Studio town goes crash, crash, crash even without any objects or skins installed from 3rd party download sites. I am on a Powerbook G4 1.25 ghz with 512 MB ram and an 80 gig hard drive so Iclearly I have enough computer resources for the game. However, whenever I try to use many of the fame objects I crash which makes it frustating to nearly impossible to raise star status. Aspyr needs to do some major big-time updates for this expansion pack to work properly because it is a big let-down at this time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If they would fix the problems it would be a fun game. Meanwhile, I am sorely disappointed with this expansion pack as a result. I cannot recommend this piece of software until Aspyr releases updates to fix some of the problems so that it is at least playable! Therefore, I have to give this expansion pack a poor rating for fun because it is no fun to have to restart, restart, restart superstar just to crash, crash and crash again.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fun for a while
When I got this game I played it for a while but now I'm too sick of it. I think this is another one of Aspyrs attempts to make money off of yet another Expansion Pack.

This game is similar to Vacation. Its like; "Cool, Superstars, now what?"

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20. Career Creator Pro Add-On for The Sims
by Abacus
list price: $19.99
our price: $18.99
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Asin: B00006H39L
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Abacus
Sales Rank: 4604
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (16)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great!
It's great being able to have more control over what your sims do for a living, how many friends they have, etc.

4-0 out of 5 stars Adds new interest to Sims game
I tried the free online version of this, and it crashed my game, but the paid-for "pro" version works fine for me.You can create new career tracks, setting job requirements, salary, hours, and so forth.I've made some "real" jobs, which made the game interesting again after I'd played it to death.I've also made a Gambler track where they only work an hour a day but bring home lots of money, for when I want my characters to concentrate on training the dog or forming social relationships.More fun than "rosebud," and characters get the status of having a job.

1-0 out of 5 stars Beware, It'll Crash Your Game!
Should've known better. If this program were any good, wouldn't Maxis itself be making even more money out of it?

Sure, it's a great idea, in fact, so good I--I who am usually a better consumer--ordered it right away without even reading the reviews.

The creating a career part works fine, but none of the other features seem to work. You can't test your career if you have Unleashed or above. If you can actually initialize your game, you might find the requirements you set for each job are all mixed up. And apparently every time you get a new expansion pack (which is, what? Every day now?), you have to restore the defaults and uninstall if you expect it to work (that's a hoot).

But the worst effect is, of course, the fact that now my game crashes during loading and dumps me back to the desktop, even after going to the scanty promo page Abacus calls home and downloading the Unleashed patch. If you're an avid Sims player, you'll certainly not envy my next task now: wading through Maxis's own nightmare help system, and inevitably trying several user suggestions before finally just winding up uninstalling this stupid program and losing all the joy I had in creating my stupid little career.

Oh, and read through the other reviews--apparently this program is to be had for free if you're good at searching. Not that getting it free is a good idea, it just would have hurt less than paying all this money, waiting for it to arrive, and then this hassle.

Beware! Beware!

1-0 out of 5 stars WARNING: this program may crash your Sims game!
I picked this program up, hoping it would show me more than its free counterpart (available online) did.It failed to meet my expectations.

Though a nice concept, the execution of this idea left much to be desired.Editing and creating new careers proved to be not only difficult, but downright annoying, with this program's not-entirely-easy-to-use interface.

The worst part is this:after loading these new careers I'd made into the game, my installation of the SIMS crashed time and time again.This managed to bug the game in a nasty way.

I encourage you to spend your money on the next Sims expension pack, not on this product.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not a very good idea - the earlier one was better
May I point out that I have an earlier edition of Career Creator, (version 3) that does exactly the same things?

It modifies anything the Pro version can, AND I got it FREE, that's not a free trial, from a site, which I cannot include, I found through a search engine. With the Pro edition, you will probably be charged more for the fact that it is user-friendly. Version 3 comes complete with a full tutorial, and you can get editing within minutes, all still free.

All in all, this may not be the best use of one's time, money and anticipation of it arriving, when downloading the 950kb WinZip file is a lot quicker and free. ... Read more

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