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Platform: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP

Rating: 3.9 / 5.0 (34 votes)

Released: 2008-01-29

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The Sims Castaway Stories by Electronic Arts

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Brand: Electronic Arts Category: Simulation Platform: Windows 98 ESRB: Teen

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What would it be like to be shipwrecked? Maybe something like what befell Tom Hanks in Castaway, or perhaps the uneasiness that hangs over the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 in LOST, or maybe something a little lighter like the comic antics of the passengers and crew of the Minnow in television’s Gilligan’s Island? In reality, who can know for sure, but it’s safe to say that Sims players will have a lot of fun trying to inject a little bit of each of these scenarios when their Sims explore the ins and outs of tropical paradise in The Sims: Castaway Stories.

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Take your Sims to the islands
Sim harvesting bananas

Accept the bounty of the island. .
Sim with escape raft

Or do your best to escape. .
Sim exploring the isle's mysteries

Explore the island's mysteries. .
A Sims beach party

There's always time for a beach party. .

The third release in Electronic Arts' stand alone Sims Stories product line, The Sims: Castaway Stories places the conch firmly in player's hands as you do your best to guide your Sims in their new lives after they wash ashore on an uncharted island.

An Island Full of Choices
An isolated island could just as easily be seen as a paradise as a prison. In The Sims: Castaway Stories you choose how your Sims will view their new home. Will they play for the long run and concentrate on survival or go for the quick escape back to civilization? Regardless which one it is, both paths are full of challenges and will require your Sims to make many decisions, face dangers, accumulate necessary skills and accomplish certain tasks. But remember, it is your job to guide your Sims and that sometimes it's the journey that is important. What will your Sims consider more important, learning how to make and keep a fire going or build a raft?

Two Ways to Play
As with all games in The Sims Stories product line, in The Sims: Castaway Stories your Sim’s stories are truly in your hands. This is done by providing player with two exciting, but very different ways to play that will provide hours of play and replay options:

  • Story mode – Guide your Sims through this elaborate mode designed to provide longer playing time, taking on a variety of challenges presented to you as you build your new life from scratch, meet the natives, and discover the hidden mysteries of the island.
  • Freeplay mode – Create your Sims, design their shelters, learn the necessary skills you will need and explore the island, going only where you want to go, when you want to go.

Full List of Features:

  • Brand New Environment to Play In – Play exciting new story adventures as a castaway on a desert island who needs to survive and thrive. Create and customize your Sims and play through 24 whole new dynamic chapters. Adopt an orangutan, fight off wolves, and choose your own romantic interest, taking on an adventure that is completely your own.
  • Tell Your Own Story, Over and Over Again – Create multiple profiles and tell a new, unique story every time.
  • Two Fun New Ways to Play – all new directed Story mode and classic Free-play mode.
  • It’s Never Been Easier to Play on Your Laptop – Featuring simple shortcuts and an all-new auto-pause that lets you start and stop easily when opening/closing your laptop.
  • Be Creative While Staying Connected – Easily stay in touch with friends by using your own IM & email while playing the game in its own window.
  • Part of a Fun New Product Line—The Sims Stories line also includes The Sims Life Stories and The Sims Pet Stories.

System Requirements:

Minimum Specifications:
OS: Windows XP, Vista
Processor Speed: 1.8 GHz or more
RAM: 512 MB (1 GB for Vista) or more
Disc Drive: 8x or faster DVD-ROM drive
Hard Drive: 2.9 GB (15 GB for Vista) or more free space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible*

Video adapter must have 32 MB of memory (128 MB with Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware for Vista) or more and one of these chipsets: ATI Radeon 7500 or better; Mobility 7500, 8500, 9000 series; Mobility M7, x200 or better; Mobility Fire GL/GL v5200; NVIDIA GeForce 2 or better; GeForce Go 6100 or better; Quadro series; Intel Extreme Graphics 82845, 82865, 915, 945 series, 950 or greater.


  • Play exciting new story adventures as a castaway on a desert island
  • Create and customize Sims and play through 24 whole new dynamic chapters
  • Meet the natives, discover the hidden mysteries of the island, befriend new animals, and unlock rewards
  • 2 fun new ways to play–all-new directed Story mode and classic Free Play mode
  • Create multiple profiles and tell a new, unique story every time

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Publisher: Electronic Arts Category: Simulation Binding: Video Game

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