The Sims make another appearance away from the PC.
It’s amazing that The Sims 3 works so well with a controller and that many of the PC functions are still intact. So if you’re curious about the Sims and don’t own a computer (or a rig that can handle complex games), you should try out the console version. The instant gratification of the Karma powers plus the addictive formula of The Sims 3 is a winning combination, but the game isn’t perfect. With some minor performance problems and the limited world, this title lacks some replayability right out of the gate. However, if it’s a title EA supports with downloadable content like they do with the PC version, Sims 3 could have a promising future. The PC title is still superior, but if you can’t see that version in your future, the console port is worth your time.
The tutorial easily explains how to manage your Sims' daily lives and teaches players about Karma powers, Wishes and Challenges.
It doesn't look nearly as sharp as it does on PC, but it's still a pretty game.
The music makes a nice backdrop and the sound effects are humorous.
The life-sim remains addictive on consoles, and Karma powers are extremely fun to dish out.
Lasting Appeal (7/10)
The first couple playthroughs will have you mesmerized, but once you've met everyone in the town, things become less interesting.