The Sims: Unleashed

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The Sims: Unleashed
Expansion pack for The Sims
The Sims: Unleashed
Box art for The Sims: Unleashed
Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Ratings ESRB: T
Release date(s) September 23, 2002
Game features
Genres Life simulation
Themes Pets, Gardening, Cajun
Related pages
Patches and updates

The Sims: Unleashed (released September 25, 2002) is the fifth expansion pack for The Sims. It adds many new features, such as farming, going to community lots, and about 125 new objects as well as 5 brand new careers. However, the main new feature is the ability to own pets: cats, dogs, birds, fish, or reptiles. The concept of owning pets are later reintroduced in The Sims 2: PetsThe Sims 3: Pets, The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs and The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff. Its theme of gardening and farming crops later reappeared in The Sims 2: SeasonsThe Sims 3 and The Sims 4.

Features[edit | edit source]

New neighborhoods[edit | edit source]

New objects[edit | edit source]

New families[edit | edit source]

New NPCs[edit | edit source]

New careers[edit | edit source]

New building themes[edit | edit source]

  • French Quarter

Other new features[edit | edit source]

  • Adopt Pets: Adopt a cat or dog from the local adoption center.
  • New skills for pets: Train your Pets so that they can have skills like housebreaking, hunting, obedience, and tricks.
  • New interactions: Rubbing, playing, clapping, praising, and scolding. Pets can even enter a pet show.
  • Inventory: Sims also have an inventory, where Sims store objects such as pet collars, vegetables (grown from gardens or bought from a market), and pet treats.
  • Build on vacant lots: Players can now build houses on vacant residential lots, and can modify unoccupied houses.[n 1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A picture of the icon of the upside-down face plague.
  • The Sims: Unleashed is featured in episode 3 of the 4th season of Six Feet Under.
  • There is a bug in the game, sometimes referred to as the Upside-down head syndrome or Upside-down face disease (among other names), which causes the Sim icons to change into incorrect images, or for the Sim heads to become invisible. The bug is caused by corrupted character files. The only verified solution is to delete the character file, though if a backup of the character file exists, it can be imported into the game after the corrupted file is deleted.[1]
  • The Sims Unleashed is the only game in The Sims series to change its intro video.
  • The zydeco music introduced in The Sims: Unleashed was written and performed by the Zydeco Flames, a real-life zydeco band. They were the first music artists who re-dubbed their original songs into Simlish for the game.[citation needed]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Media[edit | edit source]

Audio[edit | edit source]

Track Real-world preview!
The Sims: Unleashed Theme

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. If The Sims: Makin' Magic is also installed, this cannot be done in the residential section of Magic Town.

References[edit | edit source]

"The Sims" Chronology
Preceded by
The Sims: Vacation
March 25, 2002
The Sims series expansion packs Followed by
The Sims: Superstar
May 15, 2003

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