Gigglebit: The Sims 2 far

3 Jul 2014

An example of The Sims' running wild with DLC packs.

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Today we look at how the legendary game series The Sims has lost the run of itself under the leadership of Electronic Arts (EA) as each iteration comes with multiple downloadable content (DLC) packs to buy everything from clothing lines to new pets.

For game reveiwer Steve Hogarty of the new defunct PC Zone magazine, getting what was then the latest DLC to come with The Sims 2 proved the final straw.


And yet Steve wasn’t finished. Told by his editor (and EA) to just describe the product on offer rather than his first sarcastic offering, he took them at their word, quite literally.