So far, I have really enjoyed the different expansion packs, DLC or whatever you want to call them for The Sims 4. The November 2019 expansion, Discover University is taking you back to school as you try to expand your Sims mind. It is another fun and interesting way for you to have fun with your Sims and make their lives easier or crazier.
How to Download The Sims 4: Discover University
To download the expansion for PC, visit Origin. If you want the Xbox One or the PS4 versions, go to their respective stores. Click on the Download button.
The Game Review
The Sims 4: Discover University is one of the most intense, fun and driven expansions The Sims 4 and any other Sims game has ever seen. In the Sims when a Sim goes from high school to adulthood, there is not really anything to it. In this new expansion that is certainly no longer the case.
You get to pick between two different schools. The University of Britechester and the Foxbury Institute are the two schools you can go to. Britechester is more “arts” oriented and Foxbury is more science-based. Each school offers a slightly different experience and applying for the right school is very important.
There is so much to being a student in The Sims 4: Discover University. You have to sign up for classes to get credits so you can pass. You also need to make sure you are in class on time, doing your classwork and any other extracurricular activities. You may want to go all-in, but as is the case in The Sims. This can lead to problems with your Sim as they get overwhelmed.
There is a great sense of progression here and it is done very well. You have an actual goal you are trying to get to in graduating and getting a degree. From here, you can then get a new job. The degree you get can make getting a job easier, for example, I became an author after I got a degree in literature.
It is not just those high school graduates that can go to university. Adults who want to change their careers can also go back to school. This is great and trying to juggle school life with actual “adulting” is a fun and challenging experience and a real highlight of the game for me. Those who love their Sims to have “stories” to live through will get a great deal out of this.
Keeping all the plates spinning of going to class, having a social life, doing your work and doing stuff like remembering to eat can be tricky. The UI could help you keep track of your classes a bit better. However, the fact the game does put it all on you does make you try and be more responsible, but just like in real life it can sometimes get a bit much.
As you would expect with any Sims expansion, you have a ton of extra stuff here. Of course, there are the new universities that serve as a new world to explore and have fun in. There are also AI roommates, new items, clothing and so on for you to enjoy as well. It is a very impressive expansion and I like how they clearly went all-in with the theme.
I have to say that so far for me, The Sims 4: Discover University is the best of all the expansions. This is going to keep you very busy indeed. It is a lot of fun, but I really like the way being at university gives you a goal to be working towards. Obtaining that goal is fun, but it also requires that you be focused and try to keep your eye on many things at once.
- The two universities have a lot of personalities
- It is challenging, but a great deal of fun
- Adults can go to university too which is cool
- Lots of new clothing and hairstyles to play around with
- You have a real sense of progression in this expansion
- The UI as far as your classes go can be a little confusing
- Where does The Sims 4 go from here?