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"The Sims" is a close up look at a family of Will Wright's critically acclaimed "Sim City" series. In this game you create a family of "Sims" and build a house for them on the lot they are put on.


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Credited cast:
Gerri Lawlor Gerri Lawlor ... Sim (voice)
Stephen Kearin ... Sim (voice)
Sean O'Connor Sean O'Connor ... Sim (voice)
Laurel McCarl Kapros Laurel McCarl Kapros ... Sim (voice)
Paul Rausmussen Paul Rausmussen ... Additional Voices (voice)
Eli Sibley Eli Sibley ... Sim (voice) (as Elizabeth Knudsen Sibley)
Jonathan Woodworth Jonathan Woodworth ... Sim (voice)
Bill Foreman Bill Foreman ... Sim (voice)
Samantha Seigelman Samantha Seigelman ... Sim (voice)
Dominique Moore Dominique Moore ... Sim (voice)
Jeremy Coffee Jeremy Coffee ... Sim (voice)
Nikki Rapp Nikki Rapp ... Sim (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donna Le Tourneau Donna Le Tourneau ... Sim (voice)
Melissa Roberts Melissa Roberts ... Sim (voice)


"The Sims" is a close up look at a family of Will Wright's critically acclaimed "Sim City" series. In this game you create a family of "Sims" and build a house for them on the lot they are put on. As the game progresses, your Sims lives take a turn for better or worse. You get jobs and earn money, buy equipment to increase your skills, make friends with other Sims, fall in love and get married and ultimately have a bouncing baby Sim. However, disasters do strike in the Sim world; pipes can burst and start floods, fires can break out and burn up things, you can get robbed by burglars, and if not properly taken care of; your Sims can starve to death. The game includes many real-life aspects as realistically as possible. Who knows? Maybe your Sims will finally be able to buy that Plasma Vision Widescreen TV some day... Written by jondaman816

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The People Simulator from the Creator of Sim City


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Release Date:

4 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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More fun than a barrel full'a monkeys!
10 August 2001 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Although it's not my favorite game, the SIMS lives up to my expectations. You can control up to a family of 8 people, design them,their house and tell them what to do.You can get married, have children, get roommates...It's like the real world, and you can do everything you had always wanted too do(you get jobs as well) It's addicting at first(for about 8 hours or so), but then it gets a bit predictable and a bit boring. So I advise anyone that gets it don't blow the 8 hours real quick like I did. Live it out and have fun. I'm sure I'll be getting the 2 new{er} expansion packs, along with anything else they make for it. 3 out of 5 stars(p.s., if you want a cheat for the game, press and hold CTRL,SHIFT,AND C. THEN TYPE ROSEBUD IN THE CHEAT CONSOLE AND PRESS ENTER, FOR A THOUSAND DOLLARS(SIM MONEY). THEN ACCESS THE CHEAT CONSOLE AGAIN AND TYPE!; LIKE THAT UP TO 60 TIMES, EACH TIME WORTH A THOUSAND BUCKS!!)

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