Being able to live your best life is a dream that most people have, but only a few can truly realize completely. This is the dream upon which The Sims franchise is built upon. Ever since its creation, it has offered players a way to escape and create a simulated fantasy world where they can become whatever they want to be. The Sims 4 is the fourth installment in this massively popular franchise, and like its predecessors, it offers an inviting world where you can live your simulated best life.
When it comes to gameplay, The Sims 4 is hardly any different from the other The Sims titles that came before it. Your objective in the game is still to create your very own Sims character and help them live a well-balanced life where both their needs and wants are being met. Just like in real life, you have to reach certain milestones like graduating, getting a job, getting married, starting a family, and so on and so forth. There are hundreds of tasks and quests to accomplish along the way, and you have to balance it with basic necessary tasks like eating, sleeping, and showering. This will ensure that your Sim is happy and healthy to achieve all of their goals.
The graphics of The Sims 4 is not very different from the other three releases, with some minor improvements in the quality of animation and design. That said, The Sims 4 still delivers the enjoyable and colorful designs that have been a staple of the old games since they were originally released.
As one of the biggest simulation games in the industry today, The Sims 4 is available in every major gaming platform. It was originally released for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2014 for North American audiences, followed by releases in Australia, Europe, and the UK in the following days. On February 17, 2015, it was released for Mac systems, and on November 14, 2017, it received console ports for Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Upon its original release, The Sims 4 came with two worlds: Willow Creek and Oasis Springs. However, EA has continually updated the game with more features through expansion packs. Some expansion packs add more worlds and communities to the base game. Others add new job and career options to pursue. Other expansion packs even add magic, pets, and themed-communities like college towns.
There is a reason for the enduring popularity of The Sims, and it is the ability to live in a world where you can shape your own destiny and escape the drudges of real life. The Sims 4 offers a lot of content for fans to sink their teeth into, and with all of these worlds to explore, you will find yourself losing a lot of time and hours just playing this game.