Reviews for The Sims 3 (NA)

85

The Best Sims Experience

Coolicy | Feb. 5, 2013 | See all Coolicy's reviews »

Sims 3 may look like Sims 2, but improves upon it in almost every aspect. The only downside is that it looks almost identical to Sims 2 graphic-wise, but the gameplay is much more deeper than before. As usual, there are multiple ways to achieve success. I'll let you define success yourself. Let it be: career success, romantic success, or just success in torturing your own sim... this game lets you have at it however you like.

Whether you want to help your sim get the perfect job, girl, or revenge, there are multiple ways to achieve that, and that diversity is the beauty of the Sims 3. Compare to the many (read: MANY MANY MANY) Sims 3 expansion pack, this one has the most value. If you're new to the Sims franchise, get this game. It's the most polished, and features the most content for your money.

Like the Sims social game, this game has full social support, which allows you to share your town and such with your friends. I'm not much of a social player in Sims 3, but I can see why some people would enjoy this feature. Like social games, you grow more attached and motivated in playing when your friends are involved. Fortunately, this game doesn't have any microtransactions, so don't be freaked out by the social elements!

When on sale, this is truly a great deal. It's 50% off now, or get it with a GMG voucher when it's available.

90

Creating the life you never knew you wanted.

actionjohnson | Feb. 5, 2013 | See all actionjohnson's reviews »

The Sims 3 culminates the lessons learned from the previous games and creates an experience so charming and fun that you'll likely suffer damage to your real social life as you build one in game. You begin the game just as with the other games in the series, create a character or family, build a home to live in, and start living their life. However it's the vast amount of things to do and how easy it is to do them that truly makes it great. With a full town to explore just by leaving your front door there is all kinds of things to do, find a career, run around spouting your conspiracy theories at people, or stay indoors and support your characters crippling agoraphobia. However, the game is only as fun as you make it, if you don't find interest in living a fake life then The Sims 3 is probably not for you. But if you do enjoy that possibility and have all kinds of ideas of crazy things to do, then you will most likely find it really easy to get lost in the game for days.