Electronic Arts The Sims

VersionMakin' Magic(as of 4/14/2016)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:3.3  |  6 Votes

Main Features

  • Create one or more sims
  • Customize a sim's appearance and skill set
  • Purchase items and home renovations

Software Overview

Electronic Arts The Sims is the first installment in the popular "Sims" series. The game revolves around creating and controlling the lives of humans called "sims." The Sims was originally released by Maxis in 2000 only for Windows but now supports OS X.

The Sims features life simulation gameplay where you play god and control virtual beings. The game allows you to create and customize everything about a sim from its gender to body type to hair style. After creating your Sim you can directly manipulate every move he or she makes, which includes career choice, purchasing of items and home goods, and interacting with other sims. The original game provides seven different expansion packs that offer additional game features and items for your sims.

The Sims is one of the best-selling PC games and video game series of all time. The original helped popularize the life-simulation video game genre in the early 2000s. Since a notable time has passed after the original release, fans of Electronic Arts' The Sims should skip to later Sims releases that featured updated gameplay and more extras to experience in the Sims world.

Primary File Type

file  icon.FARThe Sims Archive File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.FARThe Sims Archive File
.HITThe Sims Sound File
.HOTThe Sims Sound File
.XAThe Sims Audio File
Updated 4/14/2016