Virtual Families

Virtual Families


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 1 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.00.05
File Size:
56.97MB
Date Added:
May 06, 2009
Price:
Free to try (1-hour trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
5,627
Downloads Last Week:
4
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Virtual Families provides an impressive game for users who want to manage a simulated family's life. This program gives the popular game Sims a run for its money.

The simulation's interface was impressively professional with graphics and strategy that reminded us of the aforementioned Sims. The Help file's excellent onscreen tutorials kept us informed while we played and also improved our gaming skills. To adopt a player, you choose from a variety of interesting character designs and jobs. Most of these were funny, such as ketchup bottler, barbecue sauce maker, or food photographer. After adopting a player, you can begin managing your household. You develop your players' personality by rewarding and scolding them like a pet when they perform daily activities like working, reading the newspaper, playing games, and cleaning. The game conveys a great sense of humor, which was our favorite feature. For example, our character received and accepted a marriage proposal via e-mail. As spouses and children were added to the mix, our responsibilities piled up and kept us busy managing the entire family. We were skeptical that living a virtual life would be so interesting but discovered how fun these little lives were.

Virtual Families comes with a one-hour trial period. It installs desktop icons without permission. It's a great Sims-like program that kept us highly entertained, and we recommend it.

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