The Sims™ 4 StrangerVille review

The Sims™ 4 StrangerVille

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Picture this: you just entered a new town, greeted by civilians walking like zombies and scientists doing strange experiments. No, this is not a new horror film. Welcome to The Sims 4: StrangerVille, where things are as strange as the name suggests!

StrangerVille is a game pack for the immensely popular life simulation game, The Sims 4. It pairs normal sim city life with an eerie mystery, which your Sims will need to unravel. And wait until you see the town's local watering hole, the Curio Shop, where the bizarre becomes the norm!

A Quirk Land’s Few Peculiarities

In StrangerVille, mobile phones don't just keep you connected; they could be the cause of your brainwashing! But is life in StrangerVille all sunny despite the frequent thunderstorms? The game offers a riveting storyline but falls somewhat short on character interactions regarding the mystery storyline, often feeling one-dimensional and a tad anticlimactic.

You may find yourself wishing narrative progression was a bit smoother, with plot elements woven more seamlessly into the character's daily life. Also, considering its heavier-than-usual reliance on a defined story, the lack of replayability leaves more to be desired.

The Gameplay Twist

While the gameplay doesn’t go far outside the box from the standard Sims series, it’s the story that is the true protagonist here, making your Sims pawns in the grand scheme of StrangerVille. And this plot isn't just a light drizzle; it's a torrential downpour of weirdness!

As you guide your Sim through their digital life, diving into the peculiarities of StrangerVille, the venture offers a cocktail of hilarity and unpredictability, fueling countless memorable moments. It's like being in a B-movie within the Sims universe.

A Surreal Palette

StrangerVille visually reminds one of a picturesque Van Gogh painting but replaced sunflowers with tumbleweeds. Its desert locale is rendered beautifully crisp, with pastel tints, making the peculiarities stand out all the more. The characters and buildings, too, feel like animated waxworks, bringing life to the absurdity.

The ambiance is complemented by a soundtrack that ranges from eerie to outright Elton John-esque, preparing the player for 'anything goes.’

Character Chronicles

The characters in StrangerVille are more tales than Sims. From the obsessed scientists in the local library to the military personnel with a penchant for fitness, they all play parts in the narrative tapestry, contributing to the oddities of StrangerVille.


StrangerVille is like a strange dream you want to revisit. Sure, once the storyline has been unraveled, the surprise is out of the bag. Yet, one can't help but think about revisiting those strange shrubberies, purple rainstorms, or downright zombie-like townsfolk. The excitement might dim, but the giggles surely won't.


The Sims 4: StrangerVille is like a burger with a donut as a bun, peculiar but intriguing. It has shortcomings, but its narrative zest and wackiness whisk you into a delightful whirlwind of strange pleasure.

Isn’t life quite like StrangerVille sometimes? Unpredictable, strange, and coated with layers of mystery ready to be peeled away. This game might be an odd duck in the Sims universe, but it presents a fascinating reflection of life’s unpredictable moments made more palatable with humor. This unique sandbox could serve as a delightful tool to embrace the offbeat in our lives. The real world may not have brain-altering spores, but it’s full of strange adventures, isn’t it?


  • Engaging and unique storyline
  • Aesthetic, vibrant graphics, and engaging sound design
  • Interesting character design and roles
  • Offers a good amount of laughs and memorable moments


  • Character interactions can feel one-dimensional
  • The storyline could be integrated more seamlessly into the gameplay
  • Lacks replayability as the game's mystery can be solved only once
  • The structure of the plot can be somewhat anticlimactic.


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