The Sims 4 [Online Game Code]

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  • Now with Pools and Ghosts: Pools and ghosts have arrived and are now included in The Sims 4 with the most recent updates. We've designed the game to be a live service so that we can continually evolve The Sims 4 experience with exciting new features and content.


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Platform: PC/Mac Online Game Code | Edition: Standard

Now with Pools and Ghosts: Pools and ghosts have arrived and are now included in The Sims 4 with the most recent updates. We’ve designed the game to be a live service so that we can continually evolve The Sims 4 experience with exciting new features and content.


The Sims 4 is the highly anticipated life simulation game that lets you play with life like never before! Create and control Sims with big personalities, new emotions, and distinct appearances. Experience new levels of creativity when you sculpt Sims with the powerful Create A Sim and design beautiful homes with tactile, room-based Build Mode. With free content updates for owners of The Sims 4 if and when available, you’ll have the latest content and features to evolve your game experience. Control the mind, body, and heart of your Sims and explore lively, vibrant neighborhoods filled with rich communities of smarter Sims that bring your stories to life.


KEY FEATURES
  • Sims with Big Personalities: Create and control a new generation of Sims with big personalities, new emotions, and distinct appearances. Smarter Sims are more relatable, have the ability to multi-task, and come to life with new emotions and lively animations. The Sims provide you endless possibilities to create rich, entertaining, and weird stories.
  • Powerful Creative Tools: All-New Create A Sim and Build Mode have been reinvented to be more powerful, intuitive and fun than ever before. You have the control to sculpt Sims with tactile precision. Effortlessly construct the home of your dreams with the all new, room-based Build Mode. Styled Looks and Rooms inspire you with curated outfits and designs to add to your Sims and homes in The Sims 4.
  • Vibrant Worlds: Explore lively, beautiful worlds filled with rich communities of Sims. Choose among beautiful and diverse lots for your Sims to build their homes and explore activities. Expand your social circle and interact with other Sims in the neighborhood and hang out in community parks and venues.
  • Share Your Creations: The Gallery allows you to see, share, and download new content without ever leaving your game. Get inspired by rich content created by The Sims community and add new experiences to your game.

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1

PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)

MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM

HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games

VIDEO CARD: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better

SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

RECOMMENDED SPECS

OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, or 8.1
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECIFICATION

OS: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz Processor or better
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 9600M, 9400M,ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better. Video RAM of 256MB or better.
MEMORY: 4GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 10 GB of Hard Drive space

RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATION

OS: Mac OS X 10.9 or later
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5 or better
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 8GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 10 GB of Hard Drive space 


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Product Information

Platform:PC/Mac Online Game Code  |  Edition:Standard
ASIN B00ENQXEX2
Release date August 29, 2014
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3.1 out of 5 stars 361 customer reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
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Platform for Display: PC/Mac Online Game CodeEdition: Standard
I have been playing The Sims since the very first game and have loved seeing all the progress and innovation all these years with every coming Sims game, EXCEPT for this one. There is a reason they didn't let anyone review the game until launch, because they knew everyone would give it a crappy review and two-thumbs down. Before you buy, here's a long list of everything they removed from the game, but I'm sure they'll slowly add it back as "expansion packs" so that they don't have to work on actual new content. Count me out, I'm done with this company! It's a long list:

--You can have babies, but your sims cannot interact with them (like feeding/playing with them with toys etc like in sims 3) the most you can do is hold them over their bassinet.

--There are no toddlers, just POOF, your sim is a teenager who looks exactly like an adult.

--Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Eldery all have almost the same exactly body. There's hardly any differentiation in between them, so it's very hard to tell them apart unless you zoom in and try to find the wrinkles.

--No color customization. Every shirt, pants, accessory item come with their own color sets and that;s it. There is no changing the color if you don't like all the neon greens and purples.

--No hair customization for color. You get a "set" of 12-ish colors to choose from and it's a flat color. no highlights, no tips, no roots.

--When your sim goes to work you have NOTHING to do. You can't follow them to work, and at the most you can change how hard they work. That's it. You have to stay put until they get home.

--You have more options of job choices in Sims 2. That's just sad.
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I did not want to believe the reviews. I wanted to believe you were all a bunch of whiners, upset over the loss of toddlers and pools (neither of which fazed me much).

After playing this game over the last couple of days, however, I now know that you were all right.

This game is an insult to The Sims. This game is an abomination.

If you are new to The Sims games, you may actually enjoy playing this. That is because, quite simply, you are blissfully unaware of the gloriousness of The Sims 3. As for the rest of us - I think a more adequate title would have been "The Sims: Back to Basics."

For those of you who condone this stripped-down version of The Sims – shame on you. I have seen numerous commenters argue that all we have to do is “wait for the expansion packs.” You people are the reason why companies like EA succeed. They have presented to us, after five years, a $60 letdown of epic proportions, and you are arguing that we should spend more just to get basic things.

As for the pros, of course there are some. Create A Sim will get your hopes up from the beginning. The ability to stretch and pull your sims’ bodies is a great addition. The characters do look quite cartoony, but I did not find that to be offensive. The emotions system is a good idea, although I do think that some aspects of it are ridiculous (such as being able to take three different kinds of showers to completely set your sims’ moods).

There are many, many things missing from this game, but they have, for the most part, been listed in other reviews. One thing I have not seen complaints about are the sims’ pregnancies. I found it to be really boring. Your sim can hardly care any less that she is pregnant, nor can the person who got her pregnant.
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Got bored with the game in less than 1 hour. Honestly, I should have listened to the negative reviews, but I have been a sims fan since 2001 and I am dedicated to the games. The Sims 4 is extremely limited and it looks like they are going to section it off piece by piece where you pay for more content. I've never seen the lots so small. It does run excellent on my low end Windows PC. I only have 2.0ghz processor speed and it flies right through. As with the Sims 3 I had to by a higher end PC just to get it working so I do commend EA for making the game more playable for those of us who have low end pcs.

What saddens me is the tactics EA uses on Simmers. It's very unfair how they price gauge us for the game with limited content and then charge us extra piece by piece for content. It's pure greed if you ask me. However, it's stupid of me to keep buying the content only because I love the games so much. So that is where EA wins and I lose.

For those who are waiting for an expansion pack combo, I say wait because it's a waste of money.
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The Sims 4, is without a doubt, disappointing. It didn't actually surprise me to be honest. After all, this was brought to you by the same geniuses at EA that were in charge the latest Simcity I believe, which flopped spectacularly. Well Sims 4 is not as bad as everyone says it is, it's without a doubt, a downgrade.

I've played the Sims since I bought the Sims 1 Deluxe Edition back in 2003, when I was 8 years old, and I fell in love. What attracted me was that this was a life simulation game, something virtually unheard of at the time, and in the Sims 1, you can tell the designers tried to make it fairly realistic and fun, but due to technical limitations at the time, they couldn't make a completely realistic life simulator game. Then 2004 rolls around and the Sims 2 is released. Here, the Sims are in full 3-D this time and live in a bigger world, with actual places to go in their neighborhood and more realistic interactions between Sims. More items were added as well. In 2009, the Sims 3 comes out and it ditched loading screens in favor of an open world, one of the best improvements in the Sims series to date, making the Sims seem more life-like then ever before. That also opened up room for a LOT of new features to be added. I believe, the Sims 3 has had more features than any Sims game to date. But, once again, due to technical limitations at the time, the Sims 3 had a couple of things missing (like the inability to go into half of the community lot buildings). So now it's 2014, computers are faster than ever before, capable of running intense games, and since the Sims 3 series has grown rather dated, naturally it was time for a refresh.
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