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Average Player Score Based on 14072 ratings
8.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 14072 ratings
  1. 10 (2944)
  2. 9 (5387)
  3. 8 (3528)
  4. 7 (1187)
  5. 6 (398)
  6. 5 (222)
  7. 4 (94)
  8. 3 (59)
  9. 2 (66)
  10. 1 (188)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.8

    At the beginning it was like this...

    I played this when i was like 11 years old. It took me a while to learn the basics, but I got i learned easy. This game was just a basic, fun game. No game has let you control a family, and let them eat, sleep, work , an... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • Review Score:1

    Don't waste your money on this game,rent it FIRST!!

    I am a Sims fan,but I must admit that I was very disappointed with this game!! I found this game to be very frustrating and irritating to say the least!! I also own the Sims Bustin' Out game,and that is FAR BETTER than t... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about The Sims

  • Review Score:8.7

    This Game does have bad Grafics compared to The Sims 2 but, we needed it to have the inspiration of The Sims 2.

    This is were is all started. The Sims. came out in year 2000. It was very fun for the people who tried it at that time. Then they came out with expansions. My favorite would have to be Superstar because it is the only th... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    ''The Number One Game On PC''...

    ...And before the Sims 2 you could see why. It is only retrospectively that you can question this game, poor graphics, no real variation in gameplay (such as the changing life stages in the Sims 2),worse jobs, lesser opt... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    The Sims isn't just a game. It's also an architectural simulation, interior design simulation, and a lesson about life.

    Ever thought your life was worthless, and wished you could dream up the perfect family, and have it be there when you woke up? Ever thought about what the perfect house would be like, but then never actually be able to ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    A Modern Classic, as they say.

    One of the most succesful games of all time, one of the modern classics, and also the best, most innovative gameplay, that is still being unsuccessfully imitated (Singles, etc.). Breaking it Down: Gameplay: It was un... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    awesome games with fun and creative elements

    this game is by far the best in the series. The graphics were really great for their time. Being able to make your own characters and houses is a very fun and satisfying. You can put over 500 items in or around your hou... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1

    Still good

    THis has been the number one pc game of all time. And now it is just a good game on the shelves. This game's score would be better if he sims 2 did not exist. The graphics have obiously aged and now look butt ugly and pi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    GENIUS!!!

    Welcome back simulation KING MAXIS. This is one of the greatest games i ever played. Although its kinda old now and there are many other things that have outdone it, this game still holds a special place in my heart. Thi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    One of the landmark titles of video gaming.

    The Sims is one of those games the allure of which you can't quite manage to describe, but to which you keep coming back nonetheless. A game without any goal or victory condition, without opponents and (mostly) any possi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    A very good simulation game with sufficient graphics and excellent gameplay.

    The world's best selling PC Game in history wouldn't miss me, this excellent game is not just an ordinary one, its a masterpeice. At the Sim Creation screen, it is pretty ordinary and many more options could have been... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    The Sims is one of the greatest and most innovative games ever to grace the PC. This game is truly amazing and original. The concept of controling virtual people's lives was in the very back of the greatest minds until... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful