Four years after release on the PC, The Sims 4 is finally available on home consoles for all, after having previously been available for a trial through EA Access. Whilst you can read our initial impressions from the first ten hours of the game, should you be one who has been holding out for a console release, and the chance to play God, then that time has come!

For those living under a rock for the best part of 20 years, The Sims is a life-simulator where you can create a person, or family, and thrust them into a vibrant and lively neighbourhood where they can focus on their career to earn their millions, or be the greatest party animal in town. These are just a couple of options but really, the only limit is your imagination. You can even lock your Sims away in a small room with flammable objects and an open fire if you are that way inclined!

The Sims 4 is available in two versions: The Standard Edition is available from Friday 17th November priced at £44.99 (or £40.49 for EA Access members) and the Deluxe Party Edition is available today priced at £54.99 (or £49.49 for EA Access members).

Both these versions include the Perfect Patio Stuff DLC which includes hottubs, poolside furniture and a range of new outfits.

However, the Deluxe Party Edition also includes Awesome Animal Hats, Life of the Party and Up All Night DLC. It’s all about being up all night at a party full of animals!

There are also further packs with The Sims 4 Bundle coming in at £44.99 (£40.49 EA Access) which contains City Living (£34.99 individual purchase), Vampires (£19.99), Vintage Glamour Stuff (£9.99).

The Sims 4 offers hundreds of hours of gameplay as you interact with all manner of people in the world so expect plenty more DLC offerings to expand the game! For now though, make your way to the Microsoft Store and hit the party scene.

Game description

Enjoy the power to create and control people in a virtual world where there are no rules.

Express your creativity as you customize your Sims’ distinct appearances and unique personalities.

Choose their fashions, select their hairstyles, and give them life aspirations. Effortlessly build your Sims the perfect homes with the all-new room-based Build Mode, choosing your favorite designs and décor. Develop your Sims’ relationships, pursue new careers, and shape the rich and entertaining moments of their lives. Explore beautiful worlds with unique environments and travel to neighborhoods where you can visit venues and meet other interesting Sims. Be powerful and free, have fun, and play with life!

CREATE UNIQUE SIMS Create a variety of unique Sims with distinct appearances, big personalities, and all-new emotions.

BUILD THE PERFECT HOME Effortlessly build and design homes for your Sims using the new room-based Build Mode.

EXPLORE VIBRANT WORLDS Travel between worlds, explore unique neighborhoods, and discover interesting venues.

PLAY WITH LIFE Control the rich and entertaining moments of your Sims’ lives from their relationships to their careers.

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