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Play with life and discover the possibilities. Unleash your imagination and create a world of Sims that’s wholly unique. Explore and customize every detail from Sims to homes–and much more.

Release DateJun 18, 2020
Steam Rating (Steam Purchases / All)86.8% (very positive) / 87.3%  Top 30%
Steam DB Rating (Steam Purchases / All)85.5% Top 10% / 86.2%  Top 10%
Reviews (Steam Purchases / All)74.1K  Top 1% / 121.7K  Top 1%
Curators512 reviews  Top 1%
Median Play Time50.7 hours  Top 2%
Followers308.2K  Top 1%
Owners± 14.2M  Top 1%
Copies Sold± 8.9M  Top 1%
Gross Revenue ($)± 77.8M  Top 1%

Rating and Reviews (Monthly)

Chart showing the monthly evolution of The Sims™ 4 steam rating, positive and negative reviews.

Here you can see The Sims™ 4's Steam rating and reviews between June 2020 and December 2023. Steam's rating is in a range going from 81% (June 2020) to 90.1% (January 2022).

With 121.7K reviews Top 1%, The Sims™ 4 is definitely a major AAA level success.

Review Languages

Donut graph showing review languages for The Sims™ 4 and the proportion of players they represent.

This doughnut chart shows The Sims™ 4's review languages. The most popular language is English (52%), followed by Simplified Chinese (9%). The player's languages are well diversified, with 29 different languages appearing in the reviews. The game is translated in 18 languages, which is nice.

Time Played

Chart displaying The Sims™ 4 percentiles of time played for positive, negative, and early access reviews.

This chart displays the number of hours played in The Sims™ 4 depending if the reviewer left a positive or a negative review. Notice how the time in game reaches a stellar 196 hours in the 80th percentile.

The median play time for the negative reviews is 2.2 times less than the median for positive reviews. Some players have left a negative review after playing a significant amount of time (130 hours in the 80th percentile) which could mean that a part of The Sims™ 4's fanbase was unhappy about an update and review bombed the game. The Players' feedback section might help understanding the issue.

Players' Feedback

Game's StrengthsGame's Weaknesses
  • Fun game to pass the time
  • Addictive gameplay
  • Relaxing fun
  • Building and decorating options
  • Plenty to do
  • Advanced building mode
  • Better graphics with a different artstyle
  • Online gallery
  • Beautiful aspects
  • Good for creativity
  • Unfairly expensive DLC
  • Base game feels incomplete
  • Lack of camera movement
  • Underdeveloped mechanics
  • Content cut and sold as DLC
  • Unfinished product
  • Unvalid copy of earlier games
  • Risky new way of development
  • Pretends to be dumpster

These advantages and disadvantages are not meant to provide a fair assessment of the game, but to help developers identify potential improvements. The game's rating of 86.8% should be taken into account when assessing them.

Please keep in mind that this list was AI-generated with only a statistical sample of The Sims™ 4's review data that Steam provides. You don't always need to solve every issue. What some players hate might be what your fanbase loves.

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