Game Review: The Sims 3

The Sims 3 is a fun and popular game which brings controllable characters and lives onto our mobile screens (Video Review).

Overall Score: 4/5TheSims3

The Sims is an enjoyable game, with some great depth in the gameplay and awesome lasting value, but the control issues prevent it from being absolutely perfect.

Gameplay: 4/5

The game has some great gameplay, thanks to the huge variety of things you can do. You can befriend people, you can annoy people, you can get a job, you can lose your job, you can marry someone, etc. Also, the needs and wishes meters in the game really helps keep the game focused and paced well. There are only three complaints: First, the control scheme doesn’t work well… pinching to zooming completely fails. Next, there’s the load times before you start talking to someone. And finally, there are only a few options to choose from when creating a character, meaning that you only have 4 different skin color choices and a limited selection of hair color.

Presentation: 4/5

The visuals are pretty good, but clearly have some pixelation around the edges. The sounds are pretty good; even though most of the things they say are completely made up, they accurately portray the mood of the character’s voices.

Lasting Value: 5/5

Sims is always a nice lasting game, but with all the variety found in Sims 3, it will last even longer. Being able to have 3 games going on at once really opens the game up for you to play through it once again.


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Title: The Sims 3
Price: $6.99
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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