16 of 16 people found the following review helpful:
Nothing but worthless or wrong information, Jan 14, 2023
I ordered this book expecting something comparable to Prima's strategy guide for SimCity 3KU (which is huge, rich, and utterly indispensible). Not even remotely. I knew I was in trouble when the table of contents did not match the pagination of the book (and it was way off -- not just by a page or two).
Most of this too-slim-for-the-price volume is pure filler: a grainy B&W; photo catalog of all the objects Sims can buy (information which is readily accessible within the game, and of little strategic value anyhow), and way, way too many tedious B&W; screenshots of the author's own gameplay, supposedly for illustration.
It contains a few bits of useful information -- such as detailed tables of the Careers (jobs, hours, salary, promotion criteria) -- all of which and more is available on the Web.
It also contains enough glaring falsehoods (e.g., that Sim kids can't use dishwashers) to suggest that the author played the game just long enough to crank out this piece of softbound kindling .
If you're really interested in getting the most out of the game, do yourself a favor: give this book a miss and head for one of the thousands of fan sites and BBSs instead.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Problems, Dec 28, 2022
I really like the game i play it at my friends house but when i wanted to buy it on your site alone i couldn't. I really would like it if you would sell it too me alone just "The Sims" so i am able to play some sims games I got for Christmas.Please Help me!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Sims guides ??, Dec 6, 2022
cool stuff, but how much of this isn't available free, online, if you bothered to look ?? A great purchase for the lazy (and Newbies - Bob or otherwise) but if you have the slightest motivation Google has cleared it all up for you already.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Good - But there is better, Dec 4, 2022
If you want this book - and you have any of the add on packs - buy The Sims: 5 Complete Strategy Guides, it is cheaper than buying any 2 of the other packs together, and you can get them special with sims unleashed(lets all see how long that lasts). But this book alone is a great buy, even with an add on pack.
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Sims Guide: Looks good, does nothing, Oct 20, 2023
This book isn't a very good guide. much of the stuff in it you can work out yourself. it is good for a first time player perhaps, but it can be boring with small print, lots of tables and charts, and only small black & white pictures. if youre an experienced player, give it a miss