‘The Sims 4 Get Famous’ Lets Your Sims Live the Celebrity Life

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Sims 4 Get Famous
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What Is The Sims 4 Get Famous?

The Sims 4 Get Famous is an expansion pack for the Sims 4 Base Game. A popular life simulation game, The Sims franchise allows players to play the life of people known as the “Sims.” In this newest expansion, Sims can rise to fame and earn the perks of the celebrity life (but also face the side effects of fame). A new acting career lets your Sim rise up the ranks of a true star starting with small commercial gigs and then working up to TV shows or movies. The new town of Del Sol Valley is also available through this expansion with new venues that attract celebrities, paparazzi, and fans. Manage your Sim’s career well and they can earn a legendary diamond of Starlight Boulevard. A variety of new items and clothing also become available with this expansion.

What Rating Is The Sims 4 Get Famous?

The Sims 4 Get Famous is rated T by ERSB for Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, and Violence. As noted in Common Sense Media’s breakdown of the base game, the Sexual Themes and Violence are the bigger causes of the rating. Teen Sims can “mess around,” adult Sims can “woohoo” or “try for baby,” but none of these acts are shown explicitly and occur behind other objects. When Sims are unclothed (such as in a shower) they are blurred. Some clothing items are more revealing than others. Sims can die in a variety of ways other than old age and can get into very cartoonish “fights” with other Sims. These types of actions carry over into this newest expansion as well. The rating is just about right, although pre-teen who simply want to run a Sim through the acting career and not romance other Sims can probably avoid a lot of the more T-rated aspects of the game.

Can I Watch the Trailer for The Sims 4 Get Famous?

Yes, you can watch it below:

Gameplay and Verdict

As soon as the game loaded up, I checked out the new Sims in Del Sol Valley. Judith Ward is a five-star celebrity. The Bailey-Moon family is made up of a power couple (Thorne and Octavia) and their son, Orange. The last new household is that of Venessa Jeong, the blue-haired aspiring actress featured in the trailer. She starts at one-star celebrity status so that’s just enough to get started but still feel like you are earning your fame. I chose her to play but switched out some of her clothing options to see what new items appear with the game.

Some of the new clothing options. Image via Electronic Arts.

Acting as a career is fun to be involved in. You search for open auditions and see what skill level perquisites they have. The auditions happen a day later with the actual gig a day after that so you have some time to build up a skill if needed. Having Guitar, Acting, Charisma, Handiness, Humor, and Fitness Skills appear to be the most beneficial thus far. I found a commercial audition for Venessa, but she had to work on her Fitness skill to pass it so it was off to Pectoral Fitness to get her in shape. It wasn’t long before other celebrities started turning up along with their fans and the paparazzi. You can attempt to befriend other celebrities, but it’s always easier when you are closer to their celebrity level.

Out on the town with a celebrity friend. Image via Electronic Arts.

The next day, Venessa disappears off screen for her audition but she nails it. Now she needs to practice a few skills to get ready for her gig like her Acting, Fitness, and Charisma. When the day of turns up she goes onto a huge interactive set. During this time she needs to complete actions like getting her hair and make-up done and practicing acting before telling the director she is ready to go. Once the director calls ready, there are more choices. Does she play them safe or be a little risky? For the the actions where Venessa’s skill was higher, I took the risk. She completed an awesome performance which added to her career progress and fame. Time to find the next gig!

While Venessa was working her way up to bigger gigs like guest spots on TV shows, I discovered more ways to add to fame (actions that help have a little fame note next to them). Updating your social media status helps, preforming in public places helps, acting gigs certainly help. Your Sim can also choose a good or bad reputation. Is your celebrity a sweetheart or are they a tabloid mess who fights paparazzi and starts feuds with other celebrities? You decide. Being kind to others in public started adding to Venessa’s good reputation and as she unlocked another level, Sims initially had nicer initial reactions to her. She befriended a few two-star celebrities and would hit the town with them when she didn’t have a gig or audition.

Vampire Pirate Romance acting job. Image via Electronic Arts.

It took about a week of in-game play to earn the two-star celebrity status and she got two points to add to fame perks. One of my choices included her getting a PR agency. At a two-star level she can also start signing autographs and hosted a meet and greet with fans. Her acting career continued to climb and she unlocked more higher paying TV gigs. Her reputation bumped another level which also helps her start romancing other Sims. With her career building at a decent pace, she romanced another two-star celebrity and married him at the Romance Festival (available to those with City Living expansion). Yes, getting engaged and quickly married at a Romance Festival will add to your fame.

Celebrity weddings can add to your fame. Image via Electronic Arts.

Overall, the expansion is a lot of fun. I easily lost track of time working on building up an acting career and making fame levels rise. It is also a very involved path to take. I may not make all of my Sims families, but I definitely want Venessa and her new husband to be part of the rotation of families that I play. If you think you want to play the acting career or level up a celebrity, it’s a great expansion pack to get. It should be noted, your Sim does not need to be an actor to become famous; it’s just a career with lots of built in opportunities.

What Formats is The Sims 4 Get Famous Available In?

Currently, The Sims 4 Get Famous is available in PC/Mac, but often expansions release on Xbox One and Playstation 4 at a later date.

What System Specifications Will I Need to Play?

*The Sims 4 Get Famous is an expansion, so players must have The Sims 4 Base Game to play.

The following system advice is recommended by Origin, The Electronic Arts online store.

PC Minimum Specs:

  • OS: 64 Bit Required. Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
  • RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: At least 3 GB of free space (15 GB if installing with The Sims™ 4) with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • Video: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better.
  • DirectX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • Input: Keyboard and Mouse
  • Online Requirements: Internet connection required for product activation

PC Recommended Specs:

  • OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
  • Processor: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Mac System Minimum Specs:

  • OS: Mac OS® X 10.7.5 (Lion)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz Processor or better
  • RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: At least 3 GB of free space (15 GB if installing with The Sims™ 4) with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better. Video RAM of 256MB or better.
  • Input: Keyboard and Mouse
  • Online Requirements: Internet connection required for product activation

Mac System Recommended Specs:

  • OS: Mac OS® X 10.9 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or better
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Are you a Sims player? Is this an expansion pack you’ve played or are interested in? Let us know in the comments.

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