23 Unforgettable Things About Playing “The Sims”

It’s 2001 and you’re sitting at your desktop computer for the fifth consecutive hour. Yes, The Sims 4 is coming out in 2014, but the original game is actually the most nostalgic part of your youth.

1. It had the best music.

If you need confirmation, here’s an eight-hour compilation of the game’s soundtrack (including Build and Buy mode, which you definitely spent days of your life listening to):

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2. And the best sound effects.


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3. All of your Sims ended up looking the same because there were three skin colors and a couple of faces, hairstyles, and outfits.

This outfit was probably the weirdest.

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4. This thing was the bane of your existence:

Especially when one dirty plate would deplete your Sim’s Room level and literally ruin his life.

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5. But nothing was more devastating than when this happened:

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6. And if you didn’t intervene in your Sim’s terrible life decisions, things got serious.

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7. This was a familiar scene:

And then you went to college and lived it yourself.

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8. You may or may not have panicked every time a burglar came to your Sim’s house.

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9. Newspaper delivery was NOT a joke.

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10. And really weird stuff happened sometimes…

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11. Like the pet guinea pig that was actually a demon waiting to kill your Sim:

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12. Or those random, creepy phone calls.

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13. Also, this was how your Sims decided to have a baby (but only after awkwardly kissing several times in a row):

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14. Then a crib appeared and you had to feed and play with the baby a billion times in a row to get it to stop crying.

But you didn’t have to change its diaper. (??)

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15. You know how your Sim would ABSOLUTELY FREAK OUT when you woke her up early? It was sooo annoying, but now that you’re an adult you totally get it.

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16. You also totally get your Sim’s ride to work:

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17. But you’ll never understand why Sims were so logistically challenged.

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18. Or why they did things like converse while eating dinner standing up and not facing each other:

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19. Or why they started fires every time they cooked and STOOD IN THE FIRE INSTEAD OF RUNNING AWAY.

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20. Remember those snarky responses when your Sim asked other Sims to hang out?

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21. Sims could get super dramatic.

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22. And the Goth family always got up in your family’s business because they seriously rang your doorbell every day.

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23. All of that socializing led you to memorize every Simlish conversation ever.

“Dis grarrl es FRENCHEK.”

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To this day, you’re convinced that there is no better neighborhood than this one:

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