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Sims, The

The Sims is series of life simulation video games. In these sandbox games, without any clearly defined goals or “win state,” players create virtual people—called Sims—and place them in homes they decorate and furnish. Gameplay involves building Sims families, satisfying their desires, and managing their moods. The Sims game engine provides players with options to customize certain elements of the Sims and their homes and introduces challenges, such as home fires, as players navigate their Sims through everyday tasks such as cleaning, going to work or school, eating, and sleeping.

The original Sims game has since grown into a franchise that includes multiple expansion packs, sequels, and online variants and is surrounded by a global network of fans who have generated millions of items of ...

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