Parents' Guide to

The Sims Medieval

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

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

Game Mac, Windows 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Amazing game

I really like the game, I think the graphics are amazing, even better than the original Sims game. I really love the large amount of medieval decorations and furniture, and also the clothes. The quests at the beginning are very easy but as you make progress in the game, they become more and more complicated (at some points I felt bored during the quests). The only bummer for me is the navigation in the main castle area, it seems like a doll house, because you can only view it from the front. You can't see it 360°. But all in all, this isn't a big bummer at all. The game is great, it's worth playing!

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
age 11+


LOVE THE SIMS and this 1 is great too but you may wanna watch out because you can do wrong things

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (8):

Anyone who enjoyed previous games in the Sims franchise and who has a penchant for medieval lore will no doubt find The Sims Medieval to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience. There is so much to explore here that it almost feels like more than one game. In addition to being a full-fledged Sims experience, it is also practically a full-scale RPG. The vast kingdom is gradually revealed to the players as they complete quests, and every step of the way there is something new to explore. This isn't like prior titles in the series where players had to work with a limited space of real estate. The virtual playground in this game is huge. It is the first real integration of the sophisticated Sims human simulation experience within a more traditional story-based video game experience, and the end result is a thoroughly enjoyable product. Plus each time you play through it, it provides you with a different and new experience.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac, Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: March 22, 2011
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Violence, Use of Alcohol
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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