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A snowy alpine setting, a Riviera-style beach, a peaceful forest campground — this island resort has it all. The Sims go on vacation in the fourth add-on package for Maxis' hugely popular "people simulator." Sim families can enjoy dozens of new activities on an inviting vacation island, free from the drudgery of the daily grind. Drop a fishing line, try a little snowboarding, or just relax by the beach. Don't forget to do some souvenir shopping before its time to go back home. No matter what their personality traits, Sims of all sorts can find fun and excitement in The Sims: Vacation Expansion Pack.
As in the successful The Sims: Hot Date Expansion, this add-on allows routine-weary Sims to escape the confines of their suburban neighborhoods and visit entirely different locations full of new activities, objects, and opportunities for social interaction. As Hot Date introduced "the Jock" and "the Blonde Bombshell," Vacation also brings an assortment of new non-player characters. The resort staff members strive to serve Sim needs as best they can. Costumed performers in each location entertain the kids.
But don't let the sneaky PickPocket end the fun early — he'd like nothing better than to pilfer a few simoleans from distracted tourists. Fancy-free vacationers should also be wary of poison ivy, or even a case of "Montezuma's Revenge." As in the earlier Sims expansions, a diverse variety of new situations will bring out the best (and worst) in favorite Sim characters. The island is even customizable, with areas begging to be developed or rebuilt by creative virtual architects and landscapers. Like any expansion pack, The Sims: Vacation requires an installation of the original game for play. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide