• The Sims 3
86
Based on 70 scores, 81 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    42
  • Good:
    25
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Simulates an entire town of Sims.
  • Great homebuilding tools.
  • Complex personalities.

Cons:

  • Watching Sims sleep every night.
  • Unrewarding lifetime rewards.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tech2 on

T here are very few games that I've played that reeled me in. And there are even fewer games that made me miss both my dinner and my favourite TV show. Yes, The Sims 3 made me miss both of those things on my first day of playing it. And even after...

By Game Observer on 84

If you’ve read this far, then I can at least assume The Sims mildly interests you. The Sims 3 removes most of what made the previous games boring to the non-fan, and adds enough new stuff to make it worthwhile abandoning those old expansion packs....

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 80

Just as addictive as ever, despite the lukewarm control...

By Gameplay Monthly on 83

Ah, Sims 3… a title that’s been lingering on the minds of Sims-veterans for ages. A lot of people are running around lately screaming that the game sucks, but I would like to argue that fact- Sims 3 is the best Sims game to date. Not to say...

By Maximum PC on 90

Such a leap forward it feels more like The Sims³ By now, when people think of The Sims franchise, they think of a virtual dollhouse in which you guide little idiot people through the mundane details of their lives rather than living your own. That...

By Blogcritics on 100

This latest main Sims series installment has everything under the sun and then some. Set in Sunset Valley, The Sims 3 has a fantastic mix of open ended play; specific, mission style modes; and new exploration elements which make for a memorable home...

By New Game Network on 85

The Sims 3 is a life simulation video game in the popular and critically acclaimed The Sims franchise, originally created by Maxis. It still stands tall and unique, as no other game has come close, or even attempted to, overthrow the Sims franchise in...

By DarkZero on 90

How the hell do you write about The Sims 3, or at the very least, squeeze it into around 800 words? At base level, it is ostensibly the same game as the two that came before it, and their many, many expansion packs, and it is only when you get into...

By itreviews.com on

On one level its essentially still The Sims, but on another, so many careful tweaks have been implemented (not to mention a few big changes) that this third incarnation is a joy to explore and unfold. Its a massively charming outing into a seamless...

By Yet Another Review Site on 70

The Sims is like the abusive uncle of the gaming world, it tells you it loves you but then horribly takes advantage of your trust. As I am myself a fan of the series, I find myself constantly falling for the promises of the next installment, I let my...

By ImpulseGamer on 87

Brooke RobinsonClassification: PG8.7The Sims 3Without question, The Sims is probably one of the most popular “non-gamer” and “non-casual” games in the world which once again returns to the world of the PC which first birthed this...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Nine years on from the original game, The Sims gets a second sequel that refines the improvements made over the course of many expansion packs. The essence of the game is still resource and task management in daily life, and if that and the open-ended...

By Xtra Gamer on 91

Possibly one of the most anticipated games for the PC, the Sims 3 has been out for just under a month now. But does it match up with what many people were thinking? Having done some research into the game I can tell you how good it really is. Well...

By GamerTell on 80

I was going to resist The Sims 3. After all, I have a complete The Sims 2 running on my laptop, complete with every single expansion pack and a robust assortment of user-created original content. Besides, $49.99’s a lot of money and I’ve...

By BrightHub on 80

The Sims 3 – The Franchise Takes a Convincing Step Forward (Page 3 of 3) Review of The Sims 3 by J. F. Amprimoz (17,270 pts ) , published Jun 23, 2009 1 comment A Sims Game for... Gamers?Traditional gamers often found that the Sims didn’t...

By VideoGamer on 70

High level of customisation, Improved Sim AI, Lacks novelty and spark, Large households are difficult to...

By Gamervision on 90

Gigantic posters sporting the phrase "Let There Be Sims" cover billboards in Time Square and buildings in Los Angeles, signaling the release of a sequel to one of the best selling games of all time. Millions of dollars are being spent on television...

By V3.co.uk on 80

With more than 100 million copies sold worldwide, The Sims is by some way the best-selling computer game series of all time.Sensibly, the third full game in the popular simulation series doesn’t attempt to reinvent anything. Basic gameplay remains...

By PC Mag on 80

With The Sims 3, the series has evolved from a virtual sandbox into a well-thought-out world with three-dimensional...

By Play TM on 85

On starting up The Sims 3, I did what any self-respecting, narcissistic twenty-something would do and set about creating a near-perfect rendition of myself and my housemates. It's all been a bit hectic since then, and right now we're all...