The Sims 4 Review: Is It a Real Life or Simulation Dream?
The Sims franchise is probably the greatest and the most famous real-life simulators of all times and folks. Each game of the series empowers players to create characters, their behavior, and habitats as well as houses and environments for living.
The first game of The Sims franchise was released in 2000, and the latest — The Sims 4 appeared in 2018. What happened in-between and what is so special about the newest title? Let’s find out in our The Sims 4 review. Or there is another option — simply download The Sims 4 and start exploring the newest game features by yourself.
Graphics — 5/5
AAA class of the game promises to bring you the top-notch graphics on a plate. High-quality rendering of the visuals is perceptible in everything: from the largest objects to the tiniest details. 3D graphics enhance user experience sky high.
Comparing to previous versions, we discover some visual improvements such as the detailed color palette, higher depiction, and so on. All the interiors and characters are more refined than before. We found any graphical glitches so finally, we can say that The Sims 4 is better designed than its predecessors.
Gameplay — 4.5/5
The Sims 4 doesn’t surprise us with the plot and gameplay. Like all games of the franchise, it also requires you to create Sims and control their lives in many aspects. You will start by modifying your Sims appearance. Face, hair, clothes, gender, and manners — this is the list of available modifications. The Sims 4 offers you the user-friendly process of customizing your Sims.
The next stage is building a house for your Sim. Play with different interiors, furniture, plants, and so on to finally create the dream home for you (or rather your character). The construction mode in The Sims 4, became better.
But this time the gameplay has something new to offer. You will help your Sims find and develop themselves in any kind of job they would like to possess. Entertain them and help build good relationships with the other.
The next new opportunity of the Sims 4 is exploring the world outside. Your Sims can now travel to neighborhoods and meet there other Sims. The Sims 4 gameplay allows you to have fun and play with life in more aspects than ever.
Controls — 4.5/5
The controls in The Sims 4 will remind you of all the previous games of the franchise. But for the novice, some time is needed to master them. Don’t worry, it won’t be a lasting process as the controls are intuitive and straightforward.
Something new about the controls is also present. In The Sims 4, you will use the mouse arrow instead of the sliders. Click, drag or merely pull to perform any action. The same controls can be used to manipulate your character's facial features.
Replay Value — 5/5
The Sims 4 is about frequent replaying. And you will play the game many times due to many attractive aspects. There are a plethora of locations, add-ons, and modifications to explore. You also come back from time to time to see how your Sim develops and changes makes you curious about the game.
The Bottom Line
The Sims 4 offers a bunch of new opportunities to try along with some good old features. Create unique characters in a powerful editor. Design incredible homes and furnish them to your liking. Share your creations with other players.
Your Sim can express emotions as well as experience a variety of emotional states under the influence of other characters, interactions, various events, memories, or even selected clothing and surrounding objects. Explore new cities and don’t ever get bored. Make new friends, visit public places, and turn your preferences into reality.
- Crisp, colorful graphics
- Good sound effects
- Plenty of activities and modifications to try
- The interface is somewhat cluttered
- The absence of some features from previous releases like walking, bicycling, and vehicle using