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The Sims is one of the longest running and most evolving digital games around. I have to say, teens who enjoyed it during its first release are likely still playing the game and growing their virtual family along with their non-virtual family.

But The Sims is no longer confined to going on dates, moving in together and raising kids. Much has changed over the past 16 years. With the newer versions, you can actually have more control over your Sims characters in a more realistic setting. And now The Sims 4 PS4 and Xbox are here. We’re so excited!

First, here are the basic packs.

The Sims 4 Packs

  1. Base Game – Digital Deluxe allows you to control and create characters on a night party setting. It’s up for $69.99. There’s also another base pack for a cheaper $59.99 the Standard Edition.
  2. Expansion Packs – Get To Work or Get Together – choose your expansion pack. After the partying comes the need to do well with a job or simply continue hooking up with friends in various environments. Take your pick. All expansion packs are for $39.99 each.
  3. Game Packs – Do you want to stray from the mundane life and have some fantastic experiences? Get any of these game packs Outdoor Retreat or Spa Day and have an adventure in the wild or a relaxing time at the spa. All game packs are priced at $19.99 each.
  4. Stuff Packs – For a little less than ten bucks, you get one stuff pack that allows you to decorate your Sim space. Live in utmost indulgence with Luxury Party Stuff. Have some steamy time with friends with Perfect Patio Stuff. Cultivate your cooking skills with Cool Kitchen Stuff. Get spooky and eerie with Spooky Stuff. Go on a movie marathon with Movie Hangout and create a romantic atmosphere in your backyard with the Romantic Garden Stuff.
  5. Free Pack – Create an enjoyable and memorable Christmas season for your Sims with the Holiday Celebration Pack. It’s up for free and comes with four festive themes you can use for your Sims environment.


What to Expect

No more “missing features” or at least we hope there won’t be anymore. Some gamers were apparently dismayed over the features that are supposed to be there but aren’t as in the case of PC and Mac versions.

Now that the game will be available in the game console department, there should be no issues like this, or else there will be another reason for fans to clamor and grumble (although many will inevitably continue playing the game regardless).

At any rate, The Sims for game console had a good two years planning, designing and perfecting the versions, so there was ample time to detect bugs and resolve issues before the final release which is slated to be in the first quarter of 2016.

We cross our fingers that the console might actually be a better game than the PC and Mac versions because that would mean another platform option for Sims gamers like you and me.

Check it out

You can have a sneak peek into The Sims 4 Gallery. It’s released on iOS Apple App Store, Android App on Google Play and on The Sims website. For a more amazing trial experience into The Sims 4, you may download or view the demo.