Editors Liked

  • Simulates an entire town of Sims
  • Great homebuilding tools
  • Complex personalities
  • Interface improvements
  • Finer controls for placing objects within a house
  • More character depth now available
  • Sims now have life goals to work toward, not just dead-end jobs
  • Storymode adds real life
  • Seamless travel
  • Little details built with a lot of care
  • Infinitely replayable
  • Lots of downloadable content

Editors Didn't Like

  • Watching Sims sleep every night
  • Unrewarding lifetime rewards
  • Frustrating pathfinding
  • Items from the previous expansion packs not included in this version
  • Similar activities
  • No real improvements in the job system
  • Downloadable content costs real Earth dollars
  • Managing big families is pretty tough
  • You get one neighborhood. In that neighborhood, you pick one family to play as. Ideally, you should be able to pick more, but a glitch/bug is preventing the Story Mode toggle from