Op GamesDomain hebben ze een review van TheSims (golddiskversie) gedaan ,hier is een stukje: Whether you like them or not the Sim range of games has taken the world by storm. Beginning in 1989 when Will Wright set up Maxis to publish a game he had designed, but companies wouldn't sign, it became an almost immediate hit with the public and Sim City went on to produce two more sequels and numerous spin-offs. Open-ended with no violence, central character or plot, all you had to do was design and run a city. You started off with a few houses, a factory, and a power plant. A few game hours later and you could be in charge of a sprawling metropolis.

The sims were the populace that inhabited the cities and you could see them strolling about and driving to work. Now you can take control of these people in the aptly named The Sims. All your worst nightmares about waking up and finding your life has all been a computer game can now be fully realised as The Sims is meant to be a Real Life simulator. Lonely computer game players can now buy a game that lets them try to build a better life, in the privacy of their own PC make-believe world...

On starting the game, you're presented with the neighbourhood where the sims in the game live. Those gamers familiar with Sim City will recognise it as the old 4x4 plot design with a stream running through it. A few houses are already built; some have families living in them while others are empty and ready to be moved into. You can also buy a plot of land and build a house of your own design. Your budget will restrict your choice - you start off with $20,000, so you won't be able to design a large mansion with basketball court and swimming pool. De rest staat hier