The Sims 4: City Living is not only the third expansion for The Sims 4, but I would also say it is one of the best expansions the entire series has ever seen. Had The Sims 4 launched with what is on offer here as its base content, I really think it would have been a monster of a hit. Moving to the city can be fun, scary and exciting and this game captures that very well.
How to Download The Sims 4: City Living
The game can be downloaded from Origin. Check out also our reviews of the other official The Sims 4 expansions:
The Game Review
With this expansion, we get a new location and that is San Myshuno. I love how it has a kind of “Asian” feel to it. There are four districts that make up San Myshuno. My favorite is The Spice Market as it has basketball hoops! You also have the Fashion District, The Arts Quarter and Myshuno Meadows. There are plenty of areas for you to visit, but each of the main districts feels very unique.
I love how alive the city feels and it also looks like a million bucks too. Speaking of million bucks, the place you call home will ultimately be determined by how much money you have. Like any city, San Myshuno’s rental prices will greatly differ from place to place. Moving on up to the Alto Apartments was what I was striving towards.
You can take on one of three new careers. The one that I went for was a writer, a critic to be exact. I started out at the bottom doing menial tasks, before working my way up to the best damn food critic in town. The other two careers are social media whizz and politician. Each career as you would expect will take your Sim down a very different path.
One thing that I thought was cool was how you could work from home. You do have tasks that you need to complete for your job, but I was able to work from home. This is fun, but you have to actually do your work. I ended up just screwing around with other Sims most of the day and did not get something written that I was supposed to!
One thing that The Sims 4: City Living does very well is to actually make you feel like you are living in a city. This place really does feel like it is alive and there is always something going on. You have to be part of the social community and going to parties, playing games with people and having a casual coffee are all things that you will be doing as part of your daily life.
This vibrant city called San Myshuno has some really neat festivals for you to partake in. There is a cheesy karaoke bar that had a love festival which I had a lot of fun at. As I said, this city really does feel alive and there is always something going down! So much that I often got distracted from my day job of reviewing food.
Fans of The Sims are going to really love The Sims 4: City Living. I feel that they have added a ton of content here and this really makes The Sims 4 as a whole worth playing. The careers are a lot of fun, the city is awesome and in general, the whole expansion is a great deal of fun. I had so much fun with this that I would advise anyone who gets The Sims 4, to make sure they also get this expansion!
- The three new careers are a lot of fun
- The city actually feels alive
- Plenty of different things for you to do
- Each of the cities districts feels unique
- It makes The Sims 4 a game you have to play!
- It may take over your life!
- Remembering to actually do your work