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The Sims 4: Get to Work Overview & Review

If you ask any long time simmers what some of their favourite past packs are a lot of them are going to tell you that they loved both The Sims 3: Ambitions and The Sims 2: Open for Business, if you’re one of those people than The Sims 4: Get to Work is your dream. This pack gives you both the ability to run your own retail store while also giving you the option to play in 3 active careers as a detective, doctor or scientist.

This pack also introduces players to a new photography skill that you can explore and take better photos of your sims as well as aliens and an entirely new secret location Plant Sixam. You can even have your sims learn the baking skill and ruin their own bakery.

There is so much to gain from owning The Sims 4’s first ever expansion pack and even years later you can have tons of fun playing this one if you open up your heart to controlling every single moment of your sim’s lives, including their jobs.

Official Description

If you really want to see the key features and vision that EA has for a pack, look no further than the official EA descriptions you can find for the pack. You can learn a lot about Get to Work with the following description.

You rule the workplace with The Sims 4 Get to Work!  Actively control your Sims while they’re at work and determine whether your Sims are headed towards the big promotion or becoming the workplace menace.  Jump to the rescue and save countless lives as a Doctor, torment your neighbors with mischievous inventions as a Scientist, or investigate crime scenes and crack the big cases as a Detective.  If you’d rather be your own boss, create, customize, and manage your own retail businesses to become a Simoleonaire!  You decide how your Sims get to work.

KEY FEATURES

  • Become A Doctor: You rule the Hospital! Live the thrilling life of an emergency room Doctor and spend your days saving lives.  Just make sure to stay focused as you’re treating patients, delivering babies, and performing emergency surgery.
  • Become A Detective: You rule the Police Station! Grab your badge and start solving elaborate mysteries as a Detective.  See what secrets you uncover as you investigate crime scenes, interrogate Sims, arrest criminals, and work your way from Cadet to the Chief of Police.
  • Become A Scientist: You rule the Science Lab! Use your analytical mastermind to create crazy inventions as a Scientist.  Collect unique specimens to craft diabolical creations like the Sim Ray and decide whether you’ll use your inventions for good or to torment your fellow Sims.
  • Create Unique Retail Businesses: You rule your business! Create any type of retail business you desire including bakeries, clothing boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, and many more.  Customize every facet of your business with Build Mode and watch the simoleons roll in!  Select what items to sell, manage your employees as you see fit, and schmooze your customers to close the sale.
  • New Career Venues: Spend your days saving lives at the Hospital, booking criminals at the Police Station, searching for alien life at the Science Lab, or chatting up customers at one of the many retail businesses you’ve created!
  • Learn New Skills: Learn new skills to help your Sims create even more unique objects to enjoy in The Sims 4. Capture the picture-perfect photo or bake and decorate a delicious treat with the new Photography and Baking skills.  Display your creations at home or sell them to earn some extra simoleons.
  • Discover Aliens: Aliens have landed! Uncover which Sims are truly out of this world and discover the mysterious Alien dimension!

Official Trailers

Since The Sims 4: Get to Work was a really big deal for The Sims as it was the first expansion for this game, they went all out and had multiple release trailers for this one. The first one was the official announcement trailer that was released on February 4, 2015 and showed extremely quick snippets of what you can expect from this pack.

The next trailer we got for this expansion was the Official Retail Gameplay Trailer on March 10, 2015. This one showed all the aspects of running your own business in The Sims 4 including dealing with customers, restocking and decorating your shop to your hearts content.

Our third and final trailer was the Official Gameplay Trailer that was released on March 24, 2015. The official gameplay trailers are always the best ones to really learn about the pack because they come with voice overs explaining things you can do and really go a bit more in-depth than an announcement trailer.

Gameplay

Items Included in The Sims 4: Get to Work

Since this is an expansion pack it includes a ton of items, especially since we got so many active careers and small items that are needed to make the gameplay work properly. There are dozens of items that are included in both create a sim and build mode for you to enjoy, let’s take a look at all of the items we get.

Create a Sim Items

Our first group of create a sim items include a bunch of make up that is a little out there but looks awesome for aliens or for fancier outfits for your sims. We then go to the shorter hairs that are great for masculine sims or sims who just want shorter hair, and we get a few decent necklaces, although they aren’t super versatile.

Our next grouping of CAS items from Get to Work are a bunch of wild eye shadow ideas that probably don’t get used a whole bunch since they are a bit much. We also get more great eye options for aliens!

Build/Buy Items

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