I had played The Sims quite some time ago when it first came out, and it was pretty fun, but things have came a long way since then and The Sims 2 generation and newer have a whole lot more to offer than the original! A friend of mine gave me The Sims 2 several years ago as a present and I really do enjoy playing it. The graphics are so much better and you have so much more choices in not only the look and basic characteristics of the Sims people you create, but their careers, their surroundings, and their lives. The Sims 2 pc game comes loaded with 2, 500 building and design options so you have a lot to choose from. You can start from birth and follow them their whole lives, pursue a career path, build a family, live the singles life, what ever you choose. Also with expansion packs you can expand those options even farther with more buildings, characters, vacations, careers, etc.! But before you go putting it on your pc, make sure you have enough room because it is a rather large game (includes 4 cd-rom discs), so make sure your pc lives up the system requirements, and then set it up and enjoy! If you haven't played this before, I'm sure once you've tried it, you'll be hooked!