Best of The Sims

If you love simulation games, Electronic Arts' "Sims" games are some of the best. For younger kids, turn to "MySims" games which are simpler to play. For teens, you can't go wrong with the complex and open-ended "The Sims" games which let you walk miles in someone else's shoes.

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SimAnimals

age 7+

You play as the hand of nature in this fabulous forest sim.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS (2009)
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MySims Agents (Wii)

age 8+

Best MySims yet, with secret agent vibe, cool spy gadgets.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii (2009)
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MySims Kingdom

age 8+

Delightful role-playing game where you build & repair stuff.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii (2008)
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SimCity 4

age 11+

City building sim offers great entertainment & education.

Platforms: Windows (2003)
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The Sims 4

age 12+

Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac (2014)
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The Sims 4: City Living

age 12+

Expansion adds cultural diversity, fun, apartments.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2016)
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The Sims 4: Get Famous

age 12+

Substantial add-on boosts focus on fame and consumerism.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2018)
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The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle

age 13+

Green-themed expansion encourages ecological thinking.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2020)
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The Sims Medieval

age 14+

Become a knight or an assassin in story-based quest sim.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2011)
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The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles

age 14+

Add-on expands original game into treasure-hunting quests.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2011)
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The Sims 3

age 15+

Mature life sim with more personality than ever.

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The Sims 3: Ambitions

age 15+

Expansion lets players dive into Sims' professional lives.

Platforms: Windows (2010)
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The Sims 3: Fast Lane Stuff

age 15+

Add-on pack with vehicles and the like for car enthusiasts.

Platforms: Windows (2010)
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The Sims 3: Generations

age 15+

New expansion better simulates the aging process.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2011)
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The Sims 3: Into the Future

age 15+

Time-traveling expansion gives base game futuristic look.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2013)
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The Sims 3: Island Paradise

age 15+

Expansion pack adds underwater exploration, resort building.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2013)
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The Sims 3: Pets

age 15+

Expansion adds fun, four-legged perspective to popular sim.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2011)
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The Sims Social

age 15+

Mature but lighthearted life sim with new social features.

Platforms: Facebook (2011)
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The Sims 3: Showtime - Katy Perry Collector's Edition

age 15+

Famous music star takes stardom to new heights as a Sim.

Platforms: Windows (2012)
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The Sims 3: Supernatural

age 15+

Latest expansion pack lets players create monsters.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2012)
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