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Right here on this webpage, is a list of every Sim Expansion for the PC. There's no if's, and's, or but's about it.

  The idea behind The Sims is this: the ultimate goal of life is to achieve happiness, and the way to achieve happiness is to satisfy your Sims' needs. That's right, The Sims allows you to create, direct, and manage the lives of SimCity's residents. Each need (Hunger, Comfort, Hygiene, Bladder, Energy, Fun, Social, and Room) can be met by interaction with other Sims or objects: throw a party with the help of a rockin' stereo system, and watch your Sims' Social and Fun ratings improve. Have one of your Sims whip up some food from the refrigerator, and you'll satisfy the Hunger needs of your guests. Or have your Sim engage another Sim in a game of chess: not only will their Fun and Social moods improve, both Sims will gain some points in their Logic skill rating--which might help on the job. There are so many ways to play, the game is open ended.
 

Sex and aliens. That's really all that was missing from the amazing original edition of The Sims, and the expansion Livin' Large delivers these new treats to liven up your beloved Sims existence. New characters (including a gladiator and Xena-like warriors), and, more impressively, new decorations are the reasons to buy this game. The furnishings are mostly grouped by theme, with the medieval dungeon option the most authoritative of the bunch. (Little Cassandra Goth has been longing to read by torch light all along.) Our personal favorite is the futuristic theme, with an optional, but expensive, maid/gardener rbot to take care of the fabulous modern furnishings. Clearly the Sims team has been doing its research over at Herman Miller, and you'll have a bright red, flowing-foam sofa to show for it. But it wouldn't be The Sims if only good taste prevailed. Bring on the mai tais with a tiki-heavy islander theme. There's also a startling collection of carpeting and objects best grouped under the design ideal we call "demented clown." The attention-getting rarities include: a lame fortune-telling ball (our advice mostly centered around hiring a maid), a voodoo doll for hexing roommates, and a genie who delivers as much bad as good (dead plants, anyone?). And, yes, there's a vibrating bed to give your Sims the spice they've been missing. While the expansion didn't blow us away, it did provide more of the humor and novelty true Sims die-hards will appreciate. With even more attention to detail than the original offering, EA deserves Sims-like applause for this edition.

 

The Sims: Deluxe Edition combines The Sims, the most popular PC game of all time, and the top-selling Livin' Large expansion pack in one box with a host of all-new exclusive features and content. In this box you'll find: The Sims: Create an entire neighborhood of Sims and run or ruin their lives with the full version of the bestselling PC game of all time. Help your Sims pursue careers, make friends, and find romance--or make a complete mess of things! Open-ended gameplay gives you the freedom to set your own goals as you chart your Sims' destiny. The Sims: Livin' Large: With over 125 additional items, five additional career tracks with 50 additional jobs, and a cast of wild characters like the Grim Reaper and the Genie, this bestselling expansion pack puts your Sims into outrageous situations and settings. The Sims Creator: Create any Sim you can imagine with this powerful new tool that allows even novice users to customize every detail of how their Sims look. Choose their clothing or create your own. Select from a variety of details like ties, jewelry, and tattoos. Players can even put their own face in The Sims with this easy-to-use tool. 25+ Exclusive Objects: Furnish your Sims' homes with two completely new design sets with over 25 objects exclusive to The Sims: Deluxe Edition. The ultimate goal of life is to achieve happiness, and the way to achieve happiness is to buy stuff. So says The Sims, a game that lets you create, direct, and manage the lives of SimCity's residents.

 

 

So you've got a great house & a sweet family in The Sims. Why not let other Sims enjoy them too? Now you can, with Sims House Party! Choose the perfect setting -- three new neighborhoods are here to choose from. Buy the perfect items for your party and get things prepared by having some food catered. Create a theme for your party, anything from LUAU to RAVE. Use the phone feature to get other Sims over, and get the party started. Your Sims will build campfires & have singalongs, jump out of birthday cakes, jump and twirl in dancer cages and more. The more you entertain your guests, the better social interaction your Sims get, and the more they do!

 

The Sims: Double Deluxe is basically an expansion on The Sims: Deluxe! This time the The Sims: Double Deluxe features the first Sims, House Party, and Livin' Large. You can also recreate any Sim imaginable with the new Sim Creator Tool. This game has a lot of memory that needs to be used, but in the end the game makes up for it. Maxis has kindly added some extras though. These are  African and Asian room sets and floors and wallpapers. They have also added new objects for this game. The live mode itself if still the same, but with one or two brand new reactions! The game has just been released and Maxis says "It's sure to be a good hit in the Sims community, this one is worth the money!"

 

The Sims Online is the online version of the best-selling PC game in history, so you might expect it to be a guaranteed success. And while it does take everyone's favorite little computer people in an interesting new direction, at this point in time, there's much less for players to do in the online game than in the original game. In the original game, you are the creator, designer, and controller of an entire neighborhood of computerized people, or sims, and you're free to build and tear down homes, and give various orders to your family of sims, as you see fit. In The Sims Online, you play as only one character, with very few options and very limited control over your environment, and since the game takes place in a persistent world, you can't simply tear everything down and start over from scratch when you want a change of scenery. The Sims Online also currently lacks several features--such as a functional player-driven economy--that probably should have been implemented and tested before the game was released to retail. Then again, The Sims Online is enjoyable enough for its various social interactions. If you're the sort of person who enjoys chatting with other people online in chat rooms or message boards, you'll enjoy using The Sims Online's great variety of expressive and humorous character animations to interact with other players. Starting a new game in The Sims Online seems easy enough--you create a male or female sim from a series of different heads, bodies, and skin colors and then jump into one of the game's different towns. Just as in the original game, your sims will be limited by their own needs, such as hunger, bladder, and energy, so you'll need to periodically drop everything and eat, take a bathroom break, or sleep. However, from there, things aren't quite as clear-cut. You might intuitively think that the first thing you should do is buy your own lot to build your own house, but as things stand right now, it's not a very useful option. All sims start with a bank balance of 10,000 simoleans (The Sims' equivalent of dollars), and building even a small house filled with standard amenities, like restrooms, beds, and a simple refrigerator, will completely exhaust your starting balance. It's currently a much better idea to visit a house that was built and furnished by other players and then attempt to join up as a roommate, or just visit houses to improve your skills and make money so you can save up for a place of your own.

The Sims: Hot Date Expansion Pack represents an entirely new experience for your Sims--dating! With exciting new characters, interests, romance objects, and an all-new downtown area filled with restaurants, shops, and parks, Hot Date will get your Sims off the couch and into the singles scene. Play matchmaker for your Sims and watch them become Casanovas or Casa-nevers. Players can have their Sims ask each other out on a date, or they can try their luck with an in-game dating service. Arrange to meet another Sim downtown at exciting and romantic locations that the player can create. Everything from a candlelit dinner, a drink at the bar, or a rendezvous in the park is possible as your Sim attempts to orchestrate an evening to remember. Once your Sim is out with that special someone, additional interests and new interactions keep the conversation flowing and chemistry clicking. Sims can now flirt, play footsie, engage in a little tonsil hockey, or converse in Simlish about new and diverse interests. Being a fun and fascinating date gets your Sim one step closer to a goodnight kiss, or more! Players can watch sparks fly or fizzle as their Sims meet and date a host of new characters. Sims can spurn the advances of the Jock, welcome the overtures of the Femme Fatale, find true lust with Mr. Medallion, or strike out with the Blonde Bombshell. More than 100 new objects, including the Picnic Basket, Cuddle Couch, and Love Tub, allow players to set the mood for their Sims. Find your Sim a soul mate... or just have fun looking with The Sims: Hot Date Expansion Pack.
Being a Sim must be pretty nice. Through the magic of expansion packs, the little virtual people have been given party favors (House Party), magic genies (Livin' Large), and hot dates (um... Hot Date). With all these creature comforts, what more could a Sim want? Well, how about a family vacation to a luxury fantasy resort?That's exactly what The Sims: Vacation gives you. Vacation Island is an idyllic place that has sun, fun, and beaches on one side of the island, snow and skiing on the other, and, in the middle, a forest perfect for camping. A trip to Vacation Island is the perfect reward for your hard-working Sims, and a fun diversion for you--like all Sims expansions, Vacation is full of quirky Sims-style humor, and not everything on Vacation Island is good for your Sims. A trip to Vacation Island isn't cheap; you have to pay for travel and accommodations for the entire family, as well as entertainment. And just like a real vacation, you can run out of money fast. Thankfully, while on vacation your Sims' needs are slowed down significantly. They're having fun, and you don't have to micromanage them nearly as much as you do at home. This allows you to sit back more and just observe your Sims playing with the often-funny new stuff. Stuff like a boardwalk Whack-a-Will (named for Sims creator Will Wright) game, a guy dressed as a shark who tries to terrorize the tourists, and new activities such as camping, building snowmen, playing volleyball, snuggling on a bear skin rug (or picnic blanket), and hitting the ski courses and snowboard half-pipe. When it's time to go home, your Sims can take a few reminders of the trip, both beneficial (souvenirs that increase happiness) and detrimental (a common tropical illness).
 

What's been missing in your Sims' family life? Pets of course! For the first time ever, The Sims: Unleashed will give your Sims the chance to add a furry friend to the family. Visit the pet store to pick a dog or cat for your Sims. Then run their pet lives and fulfill their pet needs as you increase the fun and social life of the whole Sim household. Housebreak your pets; train them to do tricks; play with them; buy them toys, treats, and accessories; and do your best to keep them from destroying the whole house! Your Sims will have plenty to do while taking care of their pets. An expanded neighborhood with 30 additional residential lots and five community lots featuring parks, cafés, and a vegetable market will give your Sims and their pets a variety of places to meet their neighbors.
 
In The Sims: Superstar expansion pack for The Sims, players can realize their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a rock star, a movie star, or a supermodel and live the lifestyle of a celebrity. For the first time ever, players can follow their Sims to work and witness their pursuit of fame and fortune firsthand. Will your Sim be a flash in the pan or a living legend? Players can now track the sizzle of their Sims with an all-new fame score. A new cast of comical characters are available to assist the Sims in their quest for celebrity. A fabulous fashion designer, a mega-hit record producer, and a maniacal movie director are available for career critiques. A capable butler, a savvy sushi chef, and a soothing masseuse will be on call to administer to the every whim of your celebrity Sim. Life in the spotlight would not be complete without the glare of the paparazzi, the adoration of groupies, and the annoyance of an obsessed fan or two. This is all part of life in the spotlight in The Sims: Superstar. Fabulous new objects like a skydiving simulator, a satellite dish, and a new art and furniture collection can turn an ordinary Sim's abode into a magnificent and decadent manse. Sims in need of a day of indulgence and pampering can also enjoy the new day spa, complete with mud treatments, steam baths, Sim massages, and an oxygen bar. Domestic staff is also available for hire so manicured Sims won't chap their hands with the drudgery of household maintenance. Will your Sim become an icon or fade into the obscurity of bad dinner theater? Will they win a coveted Simmy award or be regulated to personal hygiene commercials? In The Sims: Superstar, you are the idol maker.
 

As you might expect, Makin' Magic will include plenty of new objects that your sims can purchase for their homes, including a wand charger to help your sims cast spells and a modern-day cauldron that they can use to combine ingredients to create a spell-like effect or to concoct a magic potion. Whether you succeed depends in part on some of your sims' skills. The previous expansion pack, The Sims: Superstar, introduced a celebrity career path that required sims to develop their body, charisma, and creativity skills, and as it turns out, working magic in the new expansion pack will require the game's other three skills: cooking, logic, and mechanical. Some of the spell-like effects that successful sims can bring about include helpful sorceries that create free banquets of food or cause piles of money to rain from the sky--though, if these effects backfire, they can have harmful effects, such as summoning a swarm of horned toads to plague your lawn or causing actual rain to rain from the sky. You'll able to create spells that affect your sims' relationships, including a "marry me" spell that can help your lonely sims get hitched. For other, more-personal enchantments, your sims will be able to cast spells on their neighbors by choosing an enchantment from the regular dialogue options, so along with "tease," "joke," and "talk," your sims might have the new social option of "toadification," which can be used to turn a prince, or anyone else, into a frog. Makin' Magic will also feature a new out-of-house lot area known as Magic Town, where your sims can purchase rare herbs for use with potions, or buy up seeds and sprigs to plant those same herbs in their own gardens. They can also earn tokens by performing public magic acts on a stage, by engaging in wizardly duels with other sims, or by completing quests given by characters in Magic Town to gather items, talk to certain characters, or perform other tasks. You'll be able to spend these tokens on rare spell components, like pixie dust, but you'll need to take care that you don't use magic excessively in public, lest you be caught by the SpellChecker, the roving magic officer who fines your sims if they're showing off a bit too much. The Sims: Makin' Magic will be released in time for Halloween this year.

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