This is a highly addictive game! Sims 1 came onto the scene in 2000 and things haven't been the same since. I had never played a PC game in my life, until I discovered this game. I was originally attracted to the little characters, but also found that I loved decorating their homes. Talented artists in the Sims community were creating the prettiest wallpapers and floors, followed by amazing furniture and clothes. I began to build homes for these little people, whether it was a mansion or a one room starter house, this was big fun. I also liked to write stories about the families I created. My first families were no cheat families that almost perished at my inexperienced hands, but I got them through it all. I was never fond of the whole bathroom aspect of this game, though, and later, decided that downloading user created cheats would allow me to enjoy the game without all the bathroom obsessions the Sims seem to have. While I do not have the time nor the desire to play this game any longer, I would still say it is big fun. I do not recommend this game for children. It is rated teen for a reason. Thanks!