Create the world as you see fit and play with life like never before in this amazing simulator game
- Stunning graphics, visuals and animations for environments and Sims
- Highly realistic behavioural dynamics for your Sims
- Control every aspect of your Sim from their look, personality, walk, aspirations, etc.
- Build a house for your Sim with a highly intuitive set of creative tools
- Visit the Sims 4 Gallery to see, share and download what you and other players have created
- No online mode available
The Sims 4 is a highly successful life simulator game for Macintosh, developed by Maxis. Play with life in an unprecedented way and control the fate of your sims in this amazingly addictive game. It is available to download here as a demo version only. The full version is available externally or from the developer's website.
Playing with Life
As we live out our lives, we are constantly thinking about what could have been and what we could have become. We are trying to live in the moment, pursue our passions, bear our burdens, and be the best version of ourselves that we can be. How unnerving it would be to realize that, in fact, our life was merely a game to be controlled and manipulated. The Sims 4 is what happens when this role is reversed and, for lack of a better term, the player becomes a kind of God who presides over and determines the fate of each and every inhabitant of his world, from the grandest to the smallest of decisions and outcomes. For all intents and purposes, you are at liberty to play with life. And that's fun.
An Uncannily Real World
The world of the Sims is impressive, with meticulously designed, highly realistic environments, physics, animations and, of course, Sims. Color schemes remain bright and vibrant throughout and it's very easy to become lost in the details, whether the leaves on the trees or the shine from the buildings. Your Sims are who you will be interacting with most, though, and the level of detail for them is genuinely stunning. Their movements, facial expressions and behavior seems occasionally cartoony, but the variety of options available here is what is so impressive. Every sim looks, feels and reacts differently in every situation. Play out real world dramas in front of your eyes and see how things develop.
Alongside the startling realism that the game offers its players, we are also given virtually unlimited creativity and control when it comes to engaging with the world we are slowly creating. It starts from creating your Sims. Each and every Sim can be pain-stakingly crafted to be unique in terms of appearance, personality, emotional tendency, look, walking style, life aspirations and so much more. When they finally emerge into the world, they will be as real a person as you will ever encounter. This freedom of choice makes the creative process all the more rewarding, since whatever choices your Sim makes were partly by your hand. You can also control other aspects of their lives, allowing them to pursue social activities, relationships and even buy a house. You can then fly around the neighborhood, exploring the lives of your Sims and seeing how your creation is unfolding. Focusing on specific Sims will allow you to meet your neighbors, make some friends and engage in some fun activities. Creating a house, as a specific case, is more intuitive than ever. With some simple click-and-drag mechanics, you'll be able to create rooms, add furnishings, add architectural features and so much more. The game will even intelligently adapt to any changes you make so that everything fits.
Creating a house, as a specific case, is more intuitive than ever. With some simple click-and-drag mechanics, you'll be able to create rooms, add furnishings, add architectural features and so much more. The game will even intelligently adapt to any changes you make so that everything fits
If you want to check out what other Sims players are doing, you can check out the Sims 4 Gallery, allowing you to view, share and download content created by other users including character designs, houses and much more. This version of the Sims lets you engage with users in a completely unprecedented way, sharing your experiences and learning from each other's designs.
There is so much that can be said about The Sims 4. As a concept, life simulation is rather unique. Giving a user complete control over the lives of a group of inhabitants is not only a fascinating social experiment, but also something which is very engaging, fun and rewarding. The depth of detail in the game compliments this, allowing you to create Sims and their homes with virtually endless possibilities. Fashion their personalities as you see fit and see how their lives unfold. The quantity of variables at play here makes every quite unpredictable and interesting. Add to this a startling level of realism for its environments and Sims and you have a totally immersive game which, by all accounts, is the most perfect simulation of life every created. For those who would like to play God for a while, I highly recommend trying The Sims 4. This latest version is more polished than ever, with plenty of extra content and add-ons to keep you busy. You can even share you creations with your friends. Download it now and start playing with life.