The Sims is the rare video game franchise that appeals to both the hardcore and the non-gamer. It has spun off in a million ways, and this week we look at some of the stranger adaptations with a special guest.

Andrew Reiner, Ben Reeves, and I are joined by Michael Jaques, who donated to our Extra Life efforts in November to secure a guest spot on Replay. He's a huge Sims fan, which lead to our decision to play some of the series' more obscure spin-offs. We check out The Sims: Castaway, which places Sims characters of your creation on a desert island, followed by a much different Sims experience for part two.

Thanks for watching Replay in 2016! We're excited to keep playing old games in a new year.

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