Plenty of new Sims content for Mac gamers

Published On December 8, 2015 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

Whether you’re an old-school Sims fan or you’ve braved the horror that is EA Origin with The Sims 4, there’s some news of which you should be aware.

First, Aspyr announced last week that The Sims 2 Life Stories is back on the Mac, exclusively in the Mac App Store.

The Sims 2 Life Stories

Life Stories is based on the friendlier and more usable Sims 2 game engine, but as you’d expect with Aspyr, its much more than just a port of the old game. The new version comes with performance boosts, gesture support, and 4k and Retina compatibility.

Play through the life story of Riley as she returns home to start a new life with new friends, new experiences, and unexpected surprises. A bonus second story lets you sort out the love life of Vince, a love-struck high-tech whiz who’s been unlucky in love so far.

You create your Sims, design their dream homes, fulfill their desires (or dash their hopes), and tell their stories as they experience life’s biggest moments.

The Sims 2: Life Stories offers two fun ways to play, directed Story mode and open-ended Classic mode!

The Sims 2 Life Stories is available now for $19.99. For more information, visit

Now, if you’ve left Riley and her friends behind and moved up to The Sims 4, EA has announced that The Sims 4 Get Together expansion pack is now available. Gamers can now play with groups of Sims in the European-inspired burg of Wonderburg, so be prepared for plenty of cheek kissing.

The expansion allows you to introduce your Sims to a variety of Clubs or create your own Club. (If you’re interested in joining the model railroad club, we meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month in the library community room.)

Windenburg is a new world, with picturesque locations for players’ Sims to explore, such as the sprawling hedge maze at the Von Haunt Estate, stunning pools along the Bluffs, and the mysterious ancient ruins. It is also a great world for socializing with all new venues and hangouts for Sims to practice their DJ and Dancing skills.

Players can take their Sims to local hotspots to gossip over a delicious espresso at the café, play games with their pals in the pub, dance the night away at the disco, and more!  In The Sims 4 Get Together, there’s always something fun for Sims, and their friends, to do, together.

DJ and dancing skills…further proof that time has passed me buy, and that I wasn’t very cool before it had.

The Sims 4 Get Together requires a fully updated and licensed version of The Sims 4, of course, and will still cost you $39.99. If that doesn’t dissuade you, learn more at

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