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Which The Sims game did vacations the best?

Which The Sims game did vacations the best? 58 votes

The Sims Vacation
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The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
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The Sims 3 World Adventures
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The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat
The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure
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The Sims 4 Journey to Batuu
The Sims 4 Snowy Escape + Related Base Game Patch Allowing Vacations
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  • SERVERFRASERVERFRA Posts: 4,560 Member
    The Sims 3 World Adventures
    Sims 3 World Adventure was always the best.
  • Lulu29Lulu29 Posts: 79 Member
    The Sims Vacation
    It's a toss up between Vacation and World Adventures for me. Although I did like the fact that you came away with benefits and rewards from TS2 Bon Voyage. Such as feeling calm and relaxed for up to a week after.
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 6,825 Member
    Sims 3 Island Paradise
  • UaexepUaexep Posts: 46 Member
    The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
    Definitely Bon Voyage. I never forgot it... and I'm a forgetful person lol
    That said, World Adventures in TS3 was amazing. Wonder what that says about TS4 ones :smile:
  • e1scuee1scue Posts: 2 New Member
    The Sims 3 World Adventures
    Even though not being a the sims 2 expansion pack, the sims castaway stories will definitely remain superior to all adventure prone sims related content.
  • bookwormsimmer25bookwormsimmer25 Posts: 23 Member
    The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
    I voted for Bon Voyage, because it really felt like a vacation. World Adventures was fine, although it was a bit too adventurous for me.
    As much as I like TS4 I absolutely hate the vacation system in this game, and think it's absolutely the worst.
  • CAPTAIN_NXR7CAPTAIN_NXR7 Posts: 3,153 Member
    Vacations or Adventures?

    My Sims never go on vacation. They do have many adventures though…😎

    I haven’t played anything vacation/ adventure related before Sims 3 Island Paradise and World Adventures. Island Paradise is great because it let’s you own houseboats and have proper dive adventure quests. I did own a hotel once which I enjoyed at the time but it’s not really my thing.

    I find World Adventures to be an excellent EP and it’s one of my favorites of whatever I own from the entire franchise. The sheer amount of available tomb quests is pretty amazeballs and I still haven’t done all of them, plus solving puzzles in this one actually makes me feel rather intelligent! Unfortunately I can’t say the same thing about any of the Sims 4 adventure packs. Way way too easy and sometimes a little too repetitive.
    That being said, I do really enjoy the Sims 4 adventure packs for different reasons and this is why I cannot vote here. The “other” option is not available.
    I can feel quite immersed in the beautiful Sims 4 destination worlds (Sims 3 cam user) and due to this I find it very easy to come up with new, adventurous narratives for my sims.

    Perhaps an unpopular opinion, but I like that we get smaller adventure/ quest packs that focus on different themes and worlds. This includes Journey to Batuu, still one of my favorite Sims 4 packs and also Jungle Adventures, because I love the archeology skill and I find wandering around the jungle in the rain extremely enjoyable. Strangerville weirdness? Yup. Rock climbing in SE? Love it.

    My preferred play style is outdoor adventure and mystery / quest focused which I believe is something a majority of (Twitter?) folks does not like in The Sims:

    OMG Literally NOBODY asked for that !!!🤮”

    To which I reply:

    “That’s okay dear little Snowdrop, just eff off for once. The Sims doesn’t revolve around you.”😘

    That’s right, I don’t do ‘Create 350 Baby Objects and Throw 560 Dinner Parties or Die’ - adventures. Sound challenging, but it ain’t my thing.

    I can’t wait for all the adventure pack refreshes. And another Star Wars pack. 😇
  • waterywatermelonwaterywatermelon Posts: 413 Member
    The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
    @CAPTAIN_NXR7 A lot of Simmers would also say that The Sims 3 Movie Stuff is far too themed for their liking, but I like it. I like the American Western/19th century-style stuff and the Horror stuff and the Superhero stuff. The stuff will work perfectly well with any Sim in the Film career, and I can definitely use them in normal gameplay. Maybe I want a Sim to enter the Law Enforcement career and become a superhero; then I'll make that Sim wear a superhero costume and buy a superhero automobile (if the Sim can afford it, of course). The Sims 3 Movie Stuff is the only stuff pack that I have purchased intentionally; the other stuff pack that I've purchased is the High-End Loft Stuff, but that one merely comes with the Sims 3 Starter Pack. I like some of the stuff that's converted from the Sims 2 and Sims 1, and the outfits are okay. All the other stuff packs are meh, and I didn't even bother with buying them. I also like the themed worlds from the Sims 3 Store.

    For the Sims 4, I also own Strangerville, because I want to solve the Strangerville mystery and save the day, and I also want to re-use some of the stuff to make an apocalypse bunker. I also like the American Western-style outfits.
  • OldeseadoggeOldeseadogge Posts: 3,463 Member
    The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
    TS2 Bon Voyage as there are real vacations in reasonably real places with a lot of things for sims to do if so inclined. While TS3 is good, it feels more like the Sims version of Tomb Raider than a vacation. While I greatly enjoy TS4's Jungle Adventure, I can't really call that a vacation as it's more of a series of expeditions in search of loot/artifacts. To me a vacation is a time for relaxation, refreshing, and learning about any places you go to outside of your usual haunts.
  • Frn0731Frn0731 Posts: 7,114 Member
    edited September 16
    @Kelvin Sims 3 Island Paradise, I love being able to run a resort.
    Laugh out loud. Often
  • icmnfrshicmnfrsh Posts: 18,609 Member
    The Sims Vacation
    I was torn between Vacation and Bon Voyage. Vacation won out because I really enjoyed Vacation Island more, even if BV's destinations are also good

    World Adventures is good on its own, but I wouldn't consider it a vacation. It's more like a quest, because there almost no relaxation activities in the destination worlds
    Don't manhandle the urchin. He's not for sale. FIND YOUR OWN! - Xenon the Antiquarian, Dragon Age II

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  • Calico45Calico45 Posts: 1,601 Member
    edited September 18
    The Sims 3 World Adventures
    I enjoyed playing World Adventures the most because it suits my travel style. I don't explore tombs or anything, but I don't waste my money to reach a faraway locale to spend all my time relaxing in a hotel. It was nice to have something that felt kind of like my ambitious travel goals and my less adventurous Sims did just relax. (Plus nothing beats vacation homes and taking special stuff like skills, harvestables, and recipes home in my book.)

    This being said, I'm not against relaxing vacations, but I find it a very different set up process. If I want to sit around and do nothing I'd cruise or go to a resort or something. Or rent a small scale cabin.

    I've pretty well enjoyed every vacation system but 4's. I greatly dislike how the vacation days mangle the actual vacation. I miss putting your money down for the trip and the world more or less freezing while you went away so you could focus on the fun. Or at least me ask for specific time off for planning a vacation, if I have to fight a career system.
  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 33,060 Member
    The Sims Vacation
    I loved The Sims Vacation. My Sims would go to all three places and either stay in a room and or tent whatever for a few days and travel on to a ski resort or the beach or back to camping etc. It had a lot more to do for tourists in all three areas of the map. It was like going on a world tour since it was easy to just keep playing on endless vacations. Though the motives were hard to maintain there was a lot in that EP.
    "Games Are Not The Place To Tell Stories, Games Are Meant To Let People Tell Their Own Stories"...Will Wright.


  • pepperjax1230pepperjax1230 Posts: 7,870 Member
    The Sims Vacation because it was awesome you could send postcard back home and that kids got in trouble if they ware to noisy in the hotels.
  • KyreRoenKyreRoen Posts: 296 Member
    edited September 23
    The Sims 4 Snowy Escape + Related Base Game Patch Allowing Vacations
    As we move away from US-centricity in The Sims (and as more people opt to have their sims live elsewhere), Sims 4's vacation system (placing down a rental anywhere) allows for more customisability to one's idea of the world and its configuration. Not to mention that even within range of one's abode, one can set rentals to act as getaways and rendezvous spots.

    The last step is just to make the current "destination worlds" livable, and only make themed worlds (like Batuu) vacation-only.
  • Jordan061102Jordan061102 Posts: 3,803 Member
    The Sims 3 World Adventures
    I love TS2 but I gotta say I always find myself pretty bored and don't know what to do on vacations. I even feel like TS4 vacations worlds offer more.
  • skybird14skybird14 Posts: 57 Member
    The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
    I remember loving TS2's Bon Voyage so much whereas TS3's World Adventures was good but was more quest based if I remember rightly which didn't always suit the sims that I was playing.
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