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For the skill in The Sims 4, see Video Gaming.
Video games
Game The Sims, The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4: City Living
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §750- §9500
Size 2 or less

Home video games are objects in The Sims, The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4: City Living. They give fun to the Sims who use them, unless they have the Technophobe trait.[TS3]

The Sims Edit

SSRI Virtual Reality Set
TS1 VRgoggles
SSRI VR-glasses connect to a WORLD of entertainment options. Imagine crystal-clear, full-color, big-screen, high-fidelity sights and sounds in your private virtual theater. "Not for use by Sims subject to perspiration, dilated pupils, dilation of bronchial tubes, and secretion of oxytocin, vasopressin, hydrochloric acid and glucose."
Game The Sims
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §2,300
Object type(s) Fun
Size 1x1

The Sims introduced a basic virtual reality set that Sims can use. Sims will pick up the device, wear it over their eyes, and "explore" the virtual world, usually by waving or moving their arms. When finished, Sims will replace the device in its original location.

All Sims, including children, can use the device. While they will move around on the spot, they will not move from the spot they are standing on.

The Sims 2 Edit

Maxis™ Game Simulator
Ts2 maxis game simulator
Pure fun is right at the tip of your thumb! Hook the Maxis™ Game Simulator up to a TV, grab a controller, and enjoy hours and hours of synapse-scrambling entertainment. Fight space aliens, race go-karts, impress your friends, humiliate your family, or anything else you're game for!
Game The Sims 2
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §560
Object type(s) Fun
Size 1x1

In The Sims 2, there is a basic video game console, the Maxis™ Game Simulator, which can be purchased from buy mode. When placed next to a TV, it allows one or two Sims to play. If two Sims play, they will not build relationship with each other, but each will gain Social, and may taunt each other as they play. Some games will use a different display when two Sims play. The video game console can break, though the chance of this happening appears to be small.

In the base game, SSX 3 is ready to play and The Sims Bustin' Out and SimCity 4 Rush Hour can be bought from video game racks on community lots. These three titles can be seen if the player zooms in on a rack. FreeTime adds MySims, FIFA 08, Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars, and Spore to video game racks. It also adds a freestanding video game rack which displays those games. but is otherwise identical to the base-game freestanding rack. All games, including those just bought, are available on any computer or game console in the household. When a Sim visits a community lot that has a computer or video game console, all games which are available on the Sim's home lot will be available.

SSX 3 may become unavailable after another game is purchased. While it cannot be purchased from a rack, buying a video game console or computer should make it available again. It is not necessary to keep a video game console or computer bought for this purpose.

Sloppy Sims may fail to put the controller away when they are finished playing. A Sim can be told to put the controllers away by clicking on the game console and selecting "Put Away Controllers". Players should note that the controllers may be seen as disposable. When this happens, the controllers will become clickable, and "Dispose" will appear when clicking on a controller. This does not affect Sims' ability to use the game console, but the only way to return the controllers to not being seen as disposable is to purchase a new console. If the controllers are seen as disposable, Sims, particularly Neat Sims, may autonomously attempt to Dispose of a controller. If a Sim starts to dispose of a controller, the player can save the controller by canceling the Dispose action before the Sim starts to put the controller in a trash can or trash compactor.

In FreeTime, Rod Humble will deliver a package to households the first time they're loaded. The package contains a computer which has a preview of The Sims 3 that is only available by opening the box that computer comes in. The game features walking on the street, changing the shoes of a Sim, and recoloring furniture, as well as an excerpt from the "BoSIM Nova" song in The Sims.

If The Sims 2: Freetime is installed, playing with the game simulator will raise Enthusiasm for the Games hobby.

List of games Edit

Base game Edit

  • SSX 3 (default)
  • The Sims: Bustin' Out
  • SimCity 4: Rush Hour
  • The Urbz: Sims in the City (official download)

Added in FreeTime Edit

  • MySims
  • FIFA 08
  • Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars
  • Spore
  • The Sims 3

The Sims 3 is an exclusive video game that is packaged along with the free computer delivered by Rod Humble. It cannot be purchased or obtained in any other way.

The Sims 3 Edit

Video game
Game The Sims 3
Buyability Buy mode
Object type(s) Fun

In The Sims 3, Sims can play video games with: any computer, the Maxoid Simulator 2 1/2, Console 7, GUGA Joytoy 3, ExoEdge Gaming System by ReliableWare or the SimLife Goggles. The SimLife Goggles increase fun rapidly and cause many moodlets. On a computer or video game console, Sims can be seen playing Burnout Paradise, Skate, "FIFA" (where Arsenal are a team on screen) and Madden NFL. If The Sims 3: Ambitions is installed, Sims can also be seen playing "Sim Animals: Africa."

The fun gain rate of the video games depends on the TV set. The higher the fun rating a TV has, the faster the fun need will increase.

The Console 7 and GUGA JoyToy 3 are added with The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff. They have more games, better graphics, and are more expensive. The Sims 3: Generations adds the ExoEdge Gaming System by ReliableWare.

The consoles introduced in subsequent expansion packs are a reference to the PlayStation 3 (due to its lack of highly acclaimed first party games on launch), the Xbox 360 (due to the number of AAA violent games) and the Wii (peripheral controls).

The SimLife Goggles, a virtual reality headset, can be used for many things other than gaming, when combined with cheats and/or mods.

List of game consolesEdit

Object name Name EP Buyability Price Size Description Notes
Maxoid212 Maxoid Simulator 2 1/2 &BG
TS3 Icon
Buy mode §750 1x1 The next generation of gaming is here for more distilled digitized entertainment! Packed to the gills with fun oozing entertainment, the Maxoid Simulator 2 1/2 is mouthfuls of fun next to a line of bite-sized competitors.

Console 7 &SP01
Buy mode §900 1x1 With the power of seven past generation machines, Console 7 is gigabytes of interactive fun. Video gaming is more than a fanciful hobby, it's a serious obligation and Guga Electronics incorporate some equally serious specifications on this platform. Expect plenty of launch parties for this gaming breakthrough.

GUGA Joytoy 3 &SP01
Buy mode §1,000 1x1 "Dreams.GUGA.Reality" Escape to a world of fun and adventure! GUGA's JoyToy 3 is your family's antidote to a world gone mad with hundreds of emotionally interactive games all ages can enjoy such as MetelBreath 9, DeathSaga, GoreWar, Secret Sniper and award-winning Blood Buckets 7. WiFi. Sibling blocker. Credit card slot.

ExoEdge Gaming System by ReliableWare &EP04
TS3G Icon
Buy mode §750 1x1 The ultra modern ExoEdge Gaming System is powered by the latest technology in liquid core processors and a nice water cooling ionized water cooling for extreme gaming fun. Enhance your gaming experience with the full line of upcoming peripherals, including foot-guided racing wheel, taste enhancement gaming device, and shakable exercise controller. Note that ReliableWare disavows recent reports of liquid core leakage in a large number of units.
SimLifeGoggles SimLife Goggles &BG
TS3 Icon
Buy mode §9,500 1x1 You've been waiting for you in your whole life; now it's here! With SimLife Goggles, you don't just play the game; you become game! You'll never play games on a flatscreen again! In fact, you may never again leave your house! Why would you want to?
Screaming Shadow Gaming Console

Level Up Collection (The Sims 3 Store) Buy mode §850


The Sims 4Edit

In The Sims 4, Sims can play video games on their smartphones, tablets, and computers. Two games are initially available on the computer: The Sims Forever, and Blic-Block. Additional games will become available on the computer when Sims gain Video Gaming skill such as Incredible Sports, My Sims Go!, and The R.E.F.U.G.E. Mobile versions of these games have the word "Tap" beside their names.  There is also a Virtual Motion addition available for the computer that allows Sims to play their game in 3D.

The Sims 4: City LivingEdit

The Sims 4 City Living adds 2 game consoles, and a game controller. The new consoles introduce five exclusive console games that provide emotional moodlets upon a successful gaming session. It can also be played with friends for a social boost and will impart the winner with a +2 playful or energized emotional moodlet while giving a +2 playful or +2 angry if they lose. It can be upgraded to provide more fun points, made unbreakable and television screen override.

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