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Parents' Guide to

The Sims Vacation Expansion Pack

By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Hardworking Sims relax on Vacation Island.

Game Windows 2002
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Unfortunately, players soon find out that there isn't a ton of variation among the different locales. Go on vacation too often, and the game grows pretty repetitive. Of course, the enterprising player can build her own dream destinations with as many heart-shaped hot tubs, half-pipes, and mechanical bulls as you want.

Overall, Vacation is well-drawn and clever, and it can be fun to see your players slip into their bikinis or alpine wear and play volleyball or start a snowball fight. Keeping track of what an entire family is doing on vacation can be difficult, but be warned that if you choose to go with a friend, you're going to be buying his hot dogs and drinks along with your own.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: January 9, 2002
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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