Parents' Guide to

The Sims Unleashed

By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Complex game is purrfect for animal lovers.

Game Windows , Mac 2003
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+


This game is enjoyable enough and the addition of pets is fun, unfortunately, they are unable to be controlled. Though they don't die of old age, they can die from starvation and fires. When this happens, the Grim Reaper comes and makes scary noises. The game adds a racoon, which doesn't cause too many problems, but the music that plays is quite scary. Other than that, the game is fun.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The downside is this already hard-to-control game just got harder to manage. Fast-moving animals are next to impossible to click on without pausing the game. Raising newborn kittens is extremely difficult (animal control arrives too quickly to take them away), and teaching your pets new skills takes a major time investment. Other game possibilities -- such as having your departed pets revived or setting up your own adoption center -- are much too complicated for the casual player.

Note: You need The Sims or The Sims Deluxe Edition before installing this expansion pack. Read Common Sense Media's reviews of other Sims products to learn the full range of pros and cons with this series.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Windows , Mac
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: July 9, 2003
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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