The Sims 3 Review

By , on July 1, 2009

The Sims 3
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5


  • Easy to use interface.
  • Lots of content.


  • Time intensive.


While it's not as complex as the PC version, Sims 3 for iPhone is a well made port of this popular game.

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Many fans of The Sims have been eagerly awaiting the third installment of this popular series, and in case you don't have it on another platform, it's available on the iPhone. You create an avatar who you lead through life as they get jobs, make friends, engage in romance, and become more successful.

Everything is handled by the touch of a finger. Want a sim to move somewhere? Tap the screen. Want the sim to talk to someone or get a snack from the fridge? Tap the person or fridge. You can scroll and zoom with sliding your finger along the screen. As your sim acquires more wealth and skills, you can purchase more furniture, and luxury items to pad out their home. Relationships work similarly where the more time you spend with a friend or partner, the more endeared they become to you.

The game has a pleasing 3d look to it. The sims are varied in their clothes and mannerisms and the town is varied enough to make exploring enjoyable. The sims speak simlish, which is a made-up language that can get annoying overtime. There is only the main game mode, but there is so much to do and unlock, that it will be all you need.

If you have enjoyed playing The Sims in the past, a portable version is available to you. Lots of content, easy to control, and time intensive, this is The Sims on iPhone. Whether or not you'll stick with the game comes down to if you find the idea of a second life appealing.


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