The Sims 4 Summary

8.0
excellent

The Sims 4 Review

It’s an emotional return for The Sims as they move to higher polygon pastures.

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The Sims 4 is free for 48 hours via Origin's 'On the House' programme

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If you're yet to try out the latest entry in Maxis' eternally popular people-manipulating simulator, now's your chance - The Sims 4 is free via Origin's 'Game Time' promotion for 48 hours.

Game Time gives you full access to the entire game for a set time period. Once you load up the game for the first time, the clock starts running down. So you can't ration those hours out over several weeks, more's the pity.

The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat game pack out today

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It begins. EA has announced the Outdoor Retreat mini-expansion game pack for The Sims 4, which until this moment was free and clear of add-ons skulking ready to strike at our wallets.

Granite Falls is introduced in this game pack, an all-new place to visit, as well as the opportunity for our Sims to go camping, try out some new unique outdoor activities, and a new Herbalist skill.

New careers and Christmas trinkets in latest content patch for The Sims 4

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The Sims 4 has received another free content patch, with another batch of features for budding demi-gods to mess around with. This time around there's a focus on Sim careers and, unsurprisingly, Christmas trinkets.

Two news career paths, the Business Career and the Athletic Career, offer new ways for your Sims to earn that sweet, sweet paycheque. Each contains new life goals, new outfits and new reward objects.

The Sims 4 Pools Official Trailer

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Break out the swimsuits – it’s time to build and play in new ways with pools. Get a first look at pools in EA's official trailer.

Create all kinds of new, entertaining, and weird stories in The Sims 4 with pools, available now as part of EA's latest free game update.

Free update for The Sims 4 adds ghosts and Yoda

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There's a spooky new update out for The Sims 4, which lets your dead Sims come back to life as ghosts and haunt the living. They'll maintain the same personality they had before you drowned them in that swimming pool.

"You can build relationships with these ghosts," explains Maxis, "and invite them to join your Sim’s household where they can become playable characters."

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