The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs

Another expansion for popular life simulator The Sims 4 from EA Maxis company. The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs introduces titular animals, letting each family of sims take a quadruple pet under their roof. Thanks “Create Animal” tool lets us create our four-legged pupil and customize its look and character so it fits our preferences. We can also mix selected races and adjust things like color of fur and shape of ears and a tail, as well as choose from many clothes and other animal accessories, like collars, scarves and ribbons. Lastly, there are new decorative elements and items for our pets, as well as veterinary clinics that let us not only treat our quadruple friends, but also to become vets ourselves with our own clinic.

This is The Sims 4 expansion pack.

PC / Windows
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The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs

The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs | PC

The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs release date for PC:

game language:
English

10 November 2017 | Worldwide

10 November 2017 | Europe

10 November 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 29 players' votes.  

The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs is another content pack for PC / Windows version of The Sims 4 – 2014’s life simulator from EA Maxis team. It requires base version of the game and introduces titular furry friends.

Game mechanics

The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs adds pets domesticated by humans thousands of years ago. This means sims can decide to adopt man’s best friend or “unofficial boss of everything” which goes its own way. This marks the huge return of “Create Pet” tool, which lets us adjust a pet to our preferences. We start by selecting from hundreds of races, but this just a first of many difficult choices. It is also possible to mix two types and even customize elements like tail or shape of ears to create our perfect companion (read: doesn’t discord with a carpet). Lastly, fur’s color can be changed, creating unique coloration, personalized patterns or even psychedelic parts like pink strips on a tail. If we are done with the tool, there are many costumes and other “pet wardrobe” elements (including collars, scarves and ribbons), as well as new decorative elements and items for our quadruple friends.

Pets themselves act dynamically, so e.g. cat can run from the dog on a tree or a fridge, and a dog will dig in a garden, learn tricks or chase local birds during a walk. As in real life, animals also have their own personalities. One dog will like to go after others, a different one will lie on couch for hours. Cat A will bring their prey to its mistress, while another one will run away when it hears a vacuum cleaner.

On the other hand, pets can also get sick, but this isn’t the end of the world, since veterinary clinics are among the novelties introduced in The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs. Not only they will treat pets, but also allow sims to become vets themselves and establish their own practice.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game depicts nudity and/or sexual behaviour or sexual references Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5 4570 3.2 GHz/AMD Athlon X4 3.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650 or better, 18 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 4000+ 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 9600M/Radeon HD 3650 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows Vista(SP2)/7(SP1)/8/8.1/10