Sims 4 Review

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Sims 4 Review

The Sims 4 is one of the most popular games from the game series “The Sims”. The players can select the characters in the game or create a sim character and follow their experience in the game in a live simulation game. The sim creators can perform a multitude of tasks in the game and enjoy the full experience of the life of these characters. The players can develop the whole life of the sim characters up to many generations and live a new life in the game. The sim characters are capable of doing a lot, capable of adopting many modes and one of the most significant aspects of the characters is that they are capable of multi-tasking.

Sims 4

Sims 4

Launch of the game and Bestselling Credentials

The Sims 4 is a bestselling game in the world that is also a single player game that can be played online and offline. Some features of the game require the internet to be played while most of the features can be played without internet. The game was first launched in the year 2014 after which it quickly became the bestselling game for PC for two consecutive years 2014 and 2015. This was the start of the Sims game series, which over the course of time witnessed the release six different expansion packs. The latest reference of the game was published in November 2018 under the name of getting Famous.

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Characters and unique game development

The released packs allow the users to have better usability of the game as they can develop characters and their lives over the course of the game. The game packs and most importantly the Parenthood pack allow the users to create and mold the life of the children of the characters right from the beginning when they were toddlers to the later stages of the life. This makes it one of the most comprehensive and entertaining life simulation games, which is also the reason behind its being one of the bestselling games in the world.

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Developers and Designers of the Sims 4

The game was developed by Maxis, which is one of the top electronic game developers in the world and most popularly as video game developers in the United States of America. Maxis is also a division of Electronic Arts (EA) games, which is also famous for producing high-quality and famous games all over the world. EA also published the official Sim series games including the Sims 4 game. Among the notable producers of the game are Kevin Gibson, Grant Rodiek, and Ryan Michael Vaughan.

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The Storyline and Art in the Sims 4

The Sims series games have one of the most popular storylines and the story has much flexibility in it since the players can create extraordinary lives for their characters while playing the game. The storyline of the game is written by its official writer Danielle von Mayrhauser. Similarly, the game has been professionally designed and plays out in Willow Creek and Oasis Springs. These words and the gameplay of the Sims series have been planned and designed by Eric Holmberg-Weidler and Matt Yang. There are numerous characters in the game as well that can be created by the players depending upon the likings. There are a number of artists who have worked on the game development while the most notable artists for the game are Magnus Hollmo, Samantha Miceli and Steven Ross.

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Release of the Sims 4 around the World

The Sims 4 game of the Sims series has been released across a number of regions around the world where the users can play it on a number of different operating systems. A timeline of the release of the Sims 4 game across different platforms on the internet has been given as below:

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North America

North America was the first region in the world where the Sims 4 game was released for the first time. People can now play the game on a number of different platforms as well and the game was released across different platforms on different timelines. The timelines of the release of the games in North America across different platforms are as follows:

  1. The Sims 4 games were released for Microsoft Windows platform on September 2, 2014. Users could play all features of the game on its release, however, game packs were released subsequently as well.
  2. The Sims 4 game was released for macOS platform on February 17, 2015. Users could play all features of the game on its release; however, game packs were released subsequently as well.
  3. The Sims 4 game was released for PlayStation 4 on November 14, 2017. Users could play all features of the game on its release; however, game packs were released subsequently as well.
  4. The Sims 4 game was released for Xbox One on November 14, 2017. Users could play all features of the game on its release; however, game packs were released subsequently as well.
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Australasia

Australasia was the second region after North America where the game was released. Since the game can now be played on a number of different platforms, the timelines of the release across different platforms differ. Below are the timelines of the release of the below in Australasia across different platforms are below:

  1. EA released the game for Microsoft Windows platform on September 4, 2014.
  2. EA released the game for macs platform on February 17, 2015.
  3. The Sims 4 game was released for PlayStation 4 on November 14, 2017. Users could play all features of the game on its release; however, game packs were released subsequently as well.
  4. The Sims 4 game was released for Xbox One on November 14, 2017.
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Europe

Europe was the third region after North America and Australasia where the game was released. Since the game can now be played on a number of different platforms, the timelines of the release across different platforms differ. Below are the timelines of the release of the below in Europe across different platforms are below:

  1. EA released the game for Microsoft Windows platform on September 4, 2014.
  2. EA released the game for macOs platform on February 17, 2015.
  3. The Sims 4 game was released for PlayStation 4 on November 14, 2017.
  4. The Sims 4 game was released for Xbox One on November 14, 2017.
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United Kingdom

The fourth region where the game was released as the United Kingdom. Since the game can now be played on a number of different platforms, the timelines of the release across different platforms differ. Below are the timelines of the release of the below in Europe across different platforms are below:

  1. EA released the game for Microsoft Windows platform on September 4, 2014.
  2. EA released the game for macOs platform on February 17, 2015.
  3. The Sims 4 game was released for PlayStation 4 on November 14, 2017.
  4. The Sims 4 game was released for Xbox One on November 14, 2017.
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World Wide

The game was released for various platforms all over the world. Some of the popular platforms on which the game can be played are Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation and Xbox One. Some of the times for the release of the game across these platforms are as follows:

  1. EA released the game for macOs platform all over the world on February 17, 2015.
  2. The Sims 4 game was released for PlayStation 4 all over the world on November 14, 2017.
  3. The Sims 4 game was released for Xbox One all over the world on November 14, 2017.
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Important Facts and Figures about the Sims 4

In this article, we will do a comprehensive review of the game from the perspective of experts and gameplayers but first, we will discuss some of the basic facts about the game. Following are summarized some of the important points stated above:

  1. The game was first launched in the year 2014 after which it quickly became the bestselling game for PC for two consecutive years 2014 and 2015. It is the fourth release of the famous Sims series of games.
  2. Maxis developed the game for Electric Arts sports. It is one of the top electronic game developers in the world and a division of Electronic Arts.
  3. EA is the official publisher of Sim series games including the Sims 4 game. Producers of the game are Kevin Gibson, Grant Rodiek, and Ryan Michael Vaughan.
  4. Its official writer Danielle von Mayrhauser writes the storyline of the game. The game plays out in two different worlds known as Willow Creek and Oasis Springs. The official designers of the game are Eric Holmberg-Weidler and Matt Yang.
  5. Many artists worked on the game development while the most notable artists for the game are Magnus Hollmo, Samantha Miceli and Steven Ross. These words and the gameplay of the Sims series have been planned and designed by Eric Holmberg-Weidler and Matt Yang.
  6. The popular platforms on which the game can be played are Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation and Xbox One.
  7. The game was released across for macOS on February 17, 2015, while it was released for Xbox One and PlayStation November 14, 2017.
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Reviews and Ratings received by the Sims 4

Below we will discuss some of the reviews and ratings received by the Sims 4 from experts and common players from all over the world. Since in order to determine the quality and user experience of any product, it is recommended to ask the experts and players. There are a number of platforms on the internet where the experts and players review the products and give their opinions. We will reproduce below the results of the reviews and ratings obtained by the Sims 4.

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Reviews by Experts for the Sims 4

Some of the reviews obtained by the Sims 4 game across different internet platforms are as follows:

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Common Sense Media

We can find the reviews by experts on this platform for major games around the world. Experts evaluate the game from various aspects and give a meaningful rating. On common sense media, every game gets a rating out of 5.0. An expert Chad Sapieha based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 4 out of 5.

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GameSpot

Reviews by experts are found on GameSpot for major games around the world. Experts evaluate the game from various aspects and give a comprehensive rating. On GameSpot, every game gets a rating out of 10. An expert Kevin VanOrd based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 6 out of 10.

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IGN

IGN is a major internet platform for expert reviews for major games. Experts evaluate the game from various aspects and give a comprehensive rating. On IGN, every game gets a rating out of 10. An expert Kallie Plagge based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 7.5 out of 10.

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Trusted Reviews

Reviews for major games can be found on trusted reviews online platform. Experts evaluate the game from various aspects and give a comprehensive rating. On trusted reviews, every game gets a rating out of 10. An expert Daniel Lipscombe based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 4 out of 5.

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Games Radar

Games Radar is a major platform on the internet where video games are reviewed. Experts evaluate the game from various aspects and give a comprehensive rating. On Games Radar, every game gets a rating out of 5. An expert Rachel Weber based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 4 out of 5.

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Tech Advisor

Tech Advisor is a platform where a wide range of products including games get reviewed by the experts. Experts evaluate the game from various aspects and give a comprehensive rating. On Tech Advisor, every game gets a rating out of 10. An expert Ashleigh Macro based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 7 out of 10.

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Windows Central

On Windows Central, every game gets a rating out of 10. An expert Paul Acevedo based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 4 out of 5.

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Hard Core Gamer

On Hard Core Gamer, every game gets a rating out of 5.0. An expert Mark Steighner based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 3.5 out of 5.

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Reviews received by the Sims 4 by the Common Players

A summary of the reviews received by the Sims 4 game across different platforms on the internet are as follows:

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Metacritic

Reviews by players can be found on Metacritic for major games around the world. Players evaluate the game from various aspects and give a meaningful rating. On Metacritic, every game gets a rating out of 100. A total of 74 players based on the rating criteria have given the Sims 4 game a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Common Sense Media

We can find the reviews by players on common sense media for all the major games around the world. Players evaluate the game from various aspects and a cumulative rating is given depending on all the reviews. On common sense media, every game gets a rating out of 5.0.  A total of 49 players based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 4.1 out of 5.

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Tech Spot

Players give reviews on Tech Spot for all the major games around the world. Players evaluate the game from various aspects and a cumulative rating is given depending on all the reviews. On Tech Spot, every game gets a rating out of 100.  A total of 53 players based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 71 out of 100.

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Best Buy

It is an ecommerce platform where the products and game can be purchased. Players evaluate the games and products that they purchase and a cumulative rating is given depending on all the reviews. On Best Buy, every game gets a rating out of 5.0.  A total of 96 players based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 4.6 out of 5.

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Instant Gaming

It is a platform where the games can be purchased. Players evaluate the games and an average rating is given depending on all the reviews. On instant gaming, every game gets a rating out of 5.  A total of 241 players based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 4.9 out of 5.

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Piece Runner

On Piece Runner, every game gets a rating out of 5.0.  A total of 271 players based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 4 out of 5.

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Walmart

On Walmart, every game gets a rating out of 5.0.  A total of 121 players based on the rating criteria has given the Sims 4 game a rating of 4.1 out of 5.

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