The Sims 4: Island Living shows that despite being two decades old, the best is still to come! The Sims 4 is already a great experience and the expansions so far have been great. Island Living, however, has a ton of “new” content packed into it and it feels like the biggest and most impressive expansion the series has seen so far.
How to Download The Sims 4: Island Living
The game can be downloaded from the Origin Store. Click on the button below the review. You might be also interested in other expansions for the game. Here they are:
The Game Review
As the name of the game suggests, living it up on a paradise island is what this is all about. The name of the island is Sulani and it is heavily inspired by Polynesia culture and that is really cool. There is just a far more laid-back kind of vibe to The Sims 4: Island Living than in previous expansions and as a result, it has a kind of different feel to it.
You have plenty of new actives that you can make your Sim do. These range from catching some rays on the beach to building the most epic sandcastle the beach has ever seen. You can now actually go and swim in open water and if you know where to look, you can even hang out with a dolphin.
One of the most impressive aspects of this latest expansion is its scale. It is really hard to describe exactly “why”. However, The Sims 4: Island Living feels more open world than any other incarnation of The Sims that has come before it. Exploring the island and finding a nice waterfall to have a romantic date or taking part in a local festival all help make this place feel alive and unique.
You can even become a mermaid in this latest expansion. This is really awesome and it works the same way vampires have in the past. Being a mermaid is a fun addition and you can either turn into one by eating something specific or you can just create one, it is up to you. I think this was a fun addition and messing around with the different mermaid abilities was very amusing.
One of the things that have gotten a lot of attention is the diversity of Sulani. This place looks great, but this is the first Sims to feature an openly lesbian relationship and even a character who is transgender. This for some is not a big deal, but it is a pretty big “social” step for the series and kind of cool.
As is the case with other Sims, you do have to work. As this is more laid back though, you can work just part-time if you like. I had a pretty good career going as a lifeguard. The real “job” for you to do though is to clean up and promote a greener kind of living on the island of Sulani. This is something that the game does very well and it is kind of what I see the long game of this being about.
I was very impressed with The Sims 4: Island Living. I really thought that by this point they would be running out of ideas, but this is truly great stuff. If you like The Sims 4 and want something new, you are really going to get hooked by this. It is sure to bring in a bunch of new and lapsed players too!
- The island looks greats
- Plenty of fun beach activities for you to do
- Makes you think about being eco-friendly
- Playing as a mermaid is a lot of fun
- Tons of new items and clothing to play around with
- It is going to take over your life
- A few more mermaid tasks would have been awesome