The Sims: Unleashed
Firstly let me just say that unlike Mr Hill I'm not bored of The Sims, but then I haven't had the dubious pleasure of reviewing the original game and the four expansion packs. While previous add-ons concentrated on introducing new social features to the original, Unleashed introduces a new element - pets. Yes, not content with a bigscreen TV and a hot tub, your warbling Sims will be able to go out and purchase themselves a furry creature or two just so the kids have something to tread on, drop, dress up and generally abuse. Not only can you get the standard cats, dogs and goldfish, but also more exotic creatures such as turtles and iguanas.
There's a few nice touches in your pets behaviour like the fact they can eat each other, or their strange habit of coming and watching you in the shower. Unfortunately they don't strategically drag live power leads into that puddle they've just made outside the shower -this is the squeaky clean Sims after all As far as Sims expansion packs go this is definitely the heftiest of them all. Aside from pets, Unleashed also introduces a bit of therapeutic gardening and 30 all new residential and community lots, 125 new items and five new career paths. Let's face it, most of you reading this probably loathe The Sims, and the silent millions who keep buying them are probably more likely to prefer Xtreme Cross-stitch Monthly to PC.
I know this much about Unleashed, a) it will sell millions b) it will stay in the charts much longer than it ever deserves to stay there, pretty much like the other Sims games really. Unlike some of the other expansion packs though, Unleashed has a touch of the innovative spark of the original game.
Download The Sims: Unleashed
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP