The Sims 3: Medieval

  • The Sims 3: Medieval
75
Based on 35 scores, 40 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    15
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    7

Pros:

  • Has all that Sims charm, from animations to voiceovers, You can approach quests in a number of different ways, Some of the herospecific skills are really neat.
  • Rich graphics and art design; excellent music; Patrick Stewart voiceover; dire chinchilla subtext.

Cons:

  • Quests become a repetitious chore, Too little freedom to live as you wish, Dollhouse elements are greatly restricted.
  • Restrictive gameplay; fussy camera; occasional bugs force you to quit quests.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gaming Nexus on 85

The original The Sims brought out a frightening dark side in me, every time I picked up the game. Everything would be fine for an hour or so, as I was happily guiding and watching my virtual people. But then, inevitably, Something Bad would happen,...

By itreviews.com on 80

There's a danger that Sims Medieval falls a bit between two ducking stools. On the one hand, it's too RPG-lite for avid role-players; on the other, traditional Sims fans might find the highly structured kingdom building and questing all too alien.We...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 86

As a longtime reviewer and fan of The Sims franchise, I’ve played just about every incarnation of the series and enjoyed most of its many expansions. Even as much as I love The Sims, though, even I have to admit that I was beginning to wonder if the...

By GameSpot on 60

Playing The Sims Medieval is like looking at your neighbor's vacation slides: You're hearing about someone else's grand adventure rather than having one of your...

By GamePlanet on 70

A break from tradition, for sure, but many existing fans may rue the lack of freedom in the latest addition to The...

By NZGamer on 85

The fans have been howling for this one, and lo, their prayers have been answered: the deranged chaos of The Sims has been picked up and plonked down in the middle of Ye Olde Sunset Valley. Verily, The Sims Medieval is upon us, a game where the...

By Hooked Gamers on 70

Once you have got past this initial teething problem though, The Sims Medieval starts to open up a little. The main aim of the game is to build a kingdom and manage it in the way you see fit. You will take on a number of...

By Strategy Informer on 85

Experimentation is often a double edged sword. With The Sims third generation now arguably reaching its twilight (judging by where we are expansion wise), the time had come once again for EA to look at what they wanted to do next. Instead of simply...

By AtomicGamer on 80

After more than a decade and 100 million copies sold, there's no arguing The Sims is one of the most popular game franchises in history. What could be argued is whether or not The Sims have worn out their welcome. Having done everything in the last...

By ImpulseGamer on 84

In the end, The Sims Medieval is definitely one of the best releases of this series in a long time and the tweaked gameplay and new direction of the game will not only be pleasing to existing fans but also newcomers to the series who will easily be...

By NowGamer on 82

The Sims Medieval has just won the series some brand new fans - and we can only tip our hats to EA. 8.2/10Print this pageComments (0)Share this pageNoticed something wrong? Report...

By PC Gamer on 70

More an interactive fairytale than a game, this Sims spinoff tells a good yarn but feels...

By Gameplay Monthly on 58

I have always loved the Sim series, ever since playing Sim City back on the S?NES as a kid; The Sims was the first game I bought for my PC. I am also a fantasy/medieval nerd, so when I heard about this, I preordered immediately. Now that it’s out,...

By Games Radar on 80

With how much EA is known for whoring out its Sims franchise with expansion packs and re-releases, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume The Sims Medieval is just The Sims 3: Castles Edition. But if you make that assumption, you’re going to miss out on a...

By ign.com on 85

The Sims Medieval has successfully breathed new life into a franchise that was getting pretty stale. The Medieval setting combined with the streamlined gameplay and quests create an evolved Sims experience that feels deeper and much more fun than any...

By Techworld on

As let down as I am, though, I'm not ready to get out my pitchfork. Some things in this game kept me coming back for 20 hours, like the amusing writing, the Physician mini-games, small touches, like my Queen breastfeeding her child (pretty sure this...

By PC Advisor on 80

A compelling addition to the Sims franchise. Gamepro.com...

By GamePro on 80

The Sims Medieval is a realization of simulation fantasy that goes beyond what most medieval military strategy games achieve -- but it loses some of that classic Sims appeal along the way.I'm not sure why everyone wants to role-play the Middle Ages....

International Review By Bouweenpc on 40

Iedereen kent wel de The Sims-serie. Deze serie is bedacht door Will Wright en uitgegeven door Maxis. Het is een zogenoemde godgame, je kunt je personage als een soort god besturen. Er is geen doel in het spel, je moet gewoon beslissingen maken over...

International Review By dome.fi on

The Sims –sarjan iloiset ja omaa kieltään mongertavat asukit ovat ehtineet jo jos monenlaisiin paikkoihin. Lähiöt, kauppakeskukset, yliopistot ja jopa autiot saaret ovat tulleet tutuiksi. Mutta kaikki Sims-pelit ovat pysyneet sitkeästi nykyajassa....