The Sims 3 Review
The Sims 3 is a game full of contrasts. If you ask a bunch of people about their opinion regarding the game, you won’t get an unambiguous opinion. Some will say it’s dull and repetitive game for kids, while others will mention it as one of the most fascinating and addictive life simulators. In order to understand it the only way is to download Sims 3 and try it for yourself.
Graphics — 4/5
Although the game was released in 2009, it still offers some very good visuals. Of course, it doesn’t have the graphics that you would expect in 2019 AAA+ top-notch shooters, but if you have not very powerful PC, you can have a really good time with the feel of nostalgia. The environment in the game is very colorful and crisp. When comparing it with The Sims 2 you’ll notice that it was a big step up.
Gameplay — 5/5
The Sims 3 gameplay is where it shines. One of the reasons why it was so popular when released is the number of possibilities that it has given to gamers. If you enjoyed taking care of your Tamagotchi, then Sims 3 is a must-have for you. Although there are some major differences between the two legendary games. The Sims 3 sets focus more on a Sims’ long-term wishes rather than on the daily needs. You can assign a lifetime goal for your Sim already at the beginning of the game. It’s up to you to choose his destiny, whether it’s to become a Rock star or the best doctor. His chances will improve as he will take the right career steps and meet the right people. Just like in real life. Every time you chase a short-term goal in the game you take your Sim a little closer to his cherished dream. A lot of great add-ons and custom mods by the game’s tremendous fan base will help you not to lose your interest in the process.
Controls — 4/5
If you ever played The Sims series, then you know the controls here are very intuitive. In 99% of the interaction with your sim, you will use the mouse if you’re playing on the PC. Sims’ intellect has improved and they’re better at pathfinding now, although sometimes they can still experience difficulties when going from point A to point B. The weird animations and complaints of the Sim you’ll see in the process are somehow even funny.
Replay Value — 5/5
One thing that should be mentioned in terms of this The Sims 3 review is that the game can keep you tied to your PC for hours every day. The reason behind it is a really well-thought-out social aspect of The Sims 3. It introduces new situations, new possibilities, and aspirations that you can discover through different social interactions. Another addicting aspect is decorating your house since it goes in a slow but even pace with hundreds of new objects.
The Bottom Line
Although there can be many opinions here, I’m sure that The Sims 3 is a very decent product. It can give you days and weeks of a great time and it doesn’t feel old even after 10 years. Downloading The Sims 3 would be a good decision if you’re tired of complex modern games and want to simply relax. The Sims 3 system requirements aren’t that heavy after all so why not give it a try.Collapse
The Sims 3 is a good old game that you can enjoy no matter how old you are.
Pros : Freedom of actions;
Big community and hundreds of add-ons.
Cons : Occasional bugs and difficulties with route selection.
Replay Value 5