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The Sims Vacation Expansion Pack - PC

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Windows 98 / Me / XP / 95
Teen
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews) 75 / 100

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  • Welcome to Vacation Island -- a fully-customizable island resort with a wide range of activities! Use these activities to make this a memorable vacation for you and your Sims!
  • Hit the beach for a volleyball game, go fishing, have a snowball fight and more -- fun for Sims of all ages
  • While you're building sandcastles and snowmen, your interactions will decide what happens next, and how well the trip goes
  • You've also got to watch out for pickpockets, crazy kids, and other sudden surprises that can ruin a vacation
  • Bring home the ultimate in vacation souvenirs -- from a stuffed penguin to a crystal skull -- to make this a vacation you'll never forget!
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  • ASIN: B00005V3TH
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: March 26, 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,723 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Take your Sims where they've never been before: on a family vacation. Whether they've been working hard or livin' large, going downtown or partying down, your Sims deserve a break. From a sun-drenched beach to a snow-filled wonderland to a forest campground, Vacation Island offers awide range of fun new activities for your Sims. Take a spin on a carousel or a wild ride on a snow slide, build a snowman or a sandcastle, bring home all sorts of cool new souvenirs, and much more. All-new interactions between parents and children ensure an equal chance for merriment or mayhem, which means that your Sims vacation is sure to be a memorable one... one way or another. Pack up the whole family for the vacation of a lifetime, Sims style.

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Immerse yourself in a fully customizable luxury island destination that delivers a wide range of beach, snow, and camping activities for your Sims holiday.

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104 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Expansion Pack Yet! April 4, 2002
I sound like a broken record but The Sims: Vacation is absolutely the best expansion pack Maxis has produced yet.
I've made four pages of notes so let's get started with the new objects available in Buy Mode:
* New Pool Chairs and patio table
* "Critter Creek" Lounger (for the lodge)
* Beach bench and picnic table (table looks like it's been carved with those "I love so-and-so" and "Joe was here" type of messages)
* Sew Doe Sofa
* The NoTell Motel Bed (lime green comforter with yellow headboard)
* Lodge-Type Bed with logs (very cool!)
* Souvenir Storage System
* Curio Cabinet
* Wall Cabinet
* Tree Trunk Coffee Table (extremely neat!)
* Polar Bear Rug
* Floral Fencing
* Rock Fence
* New Clock Post
* Sim Mars Video Game
* ST2 - Barky's Revenge Video Game
* Blue Barbecue Grill
* New Buffet Table
* Shower Tub Aqua-Fluvium
* Redwood Hot Tub
* Octane Drain Camp Lantern
* Midnight Bison Table Lamp
* Volleyball Court
* Pool Slide
* New Mirrors
* Water Lilies, Cattails, Tumbleweed and other plants
* New Trees
* Moderne Decko Arch
* Deluxe Awning
* New Staircases
* New Fireplaces (Stone-looking, very fancy)
* New Windows (All Kinds)
* New Doors
* New Floors and Walls
There are also new objects only available on Vacation Island:
* Frost Fortress for Snowball Fights
* Water Balloon Fortress
* Alpine Snow Slide (The Sims love this!
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145 of 166 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sims Vacation February 18, 2002
This is the 4th expansion on the original sims game released in May 2002, Vacation will introduce being able to take the whole household to `Vacation island' (A fully customisable island with various lots) The island has three sections Woodland camping, Snowy mountain and Beach all of which have objects and accessories themed to match. Whilst there your sims can enjoy the sun soaked beaches and fluffy snow but pressures such as money and deteriorating friendships put a strain on time spent there (although short term help is available like postcards for friends and slot machines for money) There are various souvenirs to be found, bought and won and an entertaining posse of characters including the pickpocket, hotel staff and kiddies entertainers. New objects include the arcade games, souvenir cabinet, snowboard half pipe, crazy golf, pool slide, skating rink, fishing pier, igloos and tents. In fact there is over 140 new objects to make amazing resorts from. You design the island and build up hotels, log huts, woods you name it! And you create the fun when you control the holiday! Its runs a bit slower but overall this game looks really cool and is sure to re-addict any bored sims user, and there are no found bugs yet. Whether the sims has been milked enough is yet to be seen.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice! April 8, 2002
This expansion pack again takes the Sims beyond their neighborhoods, adding another dimension to the game. A Vacation Island provides three beach lots, three wooded, and three snow-covered, with your choice of luxury resorts, or down and dirty camp sites. The pack provides some new non-player characters, and some fellow tourists for interaction. Personally, I hate kids, but this expansion does jazz up the interactions that the Sims can have with their kids, making them more interesting and a tad less irritating, if you insist on having them. There are many new objects, a lot of them for entertainment on your vacation lots, but there are many which can be used in your Sims' homes, and I felt that the new objects were worth the price of the pack. Time doesn't pass in the Sim home while they're on vacation, so they don't lose jobs while they're away. There's oodles of new discoveries, for example, renting a metal detector, which lets you find wonderful things like treasure chests and old boots, which the Sims bring home and display. The Sims are very fond of their souvenirs, one of mine enthralled her friends for hours with an old boot!
When a family goes on vacation, unlike Downtown, all members are controllable. This is good. However, if a Sim invites a non-family Sim on vacation, the guest is not controllable. Unfortunately, the guests are too stupid to take showers or use the bathroom and since you can't tell them to, they become miserable. This is bad. Also comical. They'll pee themselves and then hop into bed with their host. So far this is the only gripe that I have. I do have to say I'm not enchanted with the characters who were put in to entertain the kids, although the upside there is that occasionally the kids kick them in the shins.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those over-worked Sims... December 5, 2003
Take a vacation!
This is another GREAT expansion pack to add to your Sims collection! I have every single expansion, and I LOVE them all.. call me your neighborhood Sims addict. :D
In this expansion, you get the ability to take your Sims to a vacation resort. This varies from a snowy mountain, to a serene cabin in the woods, to a beachfront paradise. Everything an over-worked, underpaid Sim could dream of!
ALso included are DOZENS of cool new items that your Sims can play with while on vacation. The boardwalk at the beach includes several games your Sims can play to earn tokens. With those tokens, they can get all sorts of Sim junk! And another new addition is a shelf your Sims can put their junk on when they get home so they can always remember their special trip to the beach.
The more frigid Sims can enjoy snowboarding or have a good old-fashioned snowball showdown. For those Sims who want to relax, there are new hot tubs to play with as well. Also, your Sims can rent metal detectors and search for buried treasure.. who knows what the other Sims might have dropped in the snow during their mad rush to the buffet!
If your Sim prefers roughing it, they can pitch a tent in the mountains and spend all day fishing. When they're done fishing, they can sit around a campfire and enjoy the fresh mountain air.. then sleep in a state of the art Sim tent. Talk about heaven! ;)
This expansion pack is a blast and you won't regret getting it. Buy it for your poor Sims, they want a VACATION!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good timing on delivery and the game ran perfect on ...
Good timing on delivery and the game ran perfect on my Windows 8. I was impressed. Quite the crescent fresh experience.
Published 1 month ago by Megan L Payne
2.0 out of 5 stars oh man
for some reason it will not play with my other games and i am very disappointed. I was looking forward to this game that I am really frustrated
Published 4 months ago by dawn boucher
5.0 out of 5 stars good game
I like the sims over all game and I just got the sims 3 with all the expansions. its fun and i like to be able to build my house from the ground up
Published 7 months ago by Lin
5.0 out of 5 stars Good addition.
With the addition of a few new locations, interactions, and items, this is a pretty exhaustive expansion, enabling you to freeze your home's status like a trip downtown, with the... Read more
Published 13 months ago by JMC
3.0 out of 5 stars Good product just needs more stuff!
It's a fun product to use for the first few days but then leaves much to be desired. The "vacations" are literally all identical and it definitely lacks creativity and imagination... Read more
Published on May 2, 2012 by mgreven
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Great game to pass time I have other sim games so it is fun when there is new things when you add a different one.
Published on April 9, 2012 by Jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Game
The Sims Vacation is a really fun game to be so old. My 8 year old daughter really loves the game and it's hard to get her to stop playing it a lot of times.
Published on June 5, 2011 by Rosanna
4.0 out of 5 stars sims vacation
It is a nice game. I wanted it for a long time. Everything was excellent. At the installation it was kind of rocky. Read more
Published on March 26, 2010 by Yvonne Sisk
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Vacations!
The Sims Vacation Expansion Pack was another package I put off getting and I am sorry I did so. I used purchased it through a user on Amazon and got a really great deal on it and... Read more
Published on July 20, 2007 by Leigh Bain
5.0 out of 5 stars ~~~~GOOD~~~~
My best friend,(...) has this game and I played it too!This game is great because you can do so many things like have a snowball fight,go camping,ect.
Published on November 30, 2005
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