The Sims 4: Vampires
I will admit that I did not expect much from The Sims 4: Vampires and had a feeling it would be a rather weak DLC offering from EA. Well, turns out this expansion is freaking awesome and one of the most interesting of all the DLC packs that have been released for The Sims 4 so far.
Become A Vampire
The big thing that The Sims 4: Vampires offers is, of course, the new life state of actually being a vampire. This is just so much fun and very different from being a regular Sim. For example, regular sims have to pee, eat and drink and so on. You do not do that when you are a vampire! Instead, you need to quench your thirst for blood and watch out that you do not stay in the sun for too long!
There are a few different ways you can get blood. You can get plasma packs, this weird fruit or you can feats on Sims! What is cool about drinking the blood of Sims is that you can actually ask their permission first and if you are friendly enough with them, they may let you have a little snack on their blood! That is cool if you want to be a friendly vampire, but if you want, you can just take it by force and drain them as much as you want.
What Kind Of Vampire Will You Be?
This touches on what I just said, but you can be a friendly vampire and live in harmony with the regular folks. Or you can just do what you want, maybe have your own nest of vampire buddies and make the townsfolk live in fear!!! It is a lot of fun to play both sides and the progression system of vampire powers that you get (such as changing into a bat and reading people's minds) are a lot of fun to tinker with. Having to get all of these abilities takes some serious time so you will see a lot of Sims die! This can make forming friendships and relationships with regular Sims kind of an emotional roller coaster.
The new area that The Sims 4: Vampires is called Forgotten Hollow which has a real gothic look to it. The whole game does actually and you can really go wild with how you deck out your vampire. The way I did it was having a rather normal looking character, but when I was doing my blood-drinking and embracing my vampire side, I would have a more deformed face. If you watched the TV series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer back in the day you know exactly what I am talking about!
In all The Sims 4: Vampires is a great time. I think this may actually be the most fun I have had with an expansion for The Sims 4 so far. I really think if you like vampires, in general, be it in TV shows, movies, books or whatever. Then you will really be hooked by this DLC. Sims 4 fans really need to check this out, even those with just a passing interest in the creatures of the night will have a really fun time with this.
Final Score: 9/10
- Being a vampire is cool
- Drink blood the way you want!
- Lots of cool vampire and gothic style gear
- It is a ton of fun
- Using vampire abilities is really cool
- It can take a while to get the best of the abilities
- Might not be as much fun if you are not into horror stuff
Download The Sims 4: Vampires
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP