The Sims Mobile Review

The Sims Mobile Review

Mar 14, 2018

Ah… yes. With the fairly engaging news that we have a new — proper? — game on mobile, one overarching thought refused to leave my mind.

More on that later.

But yes, Sims Mobile is here on Android. Drink that in. Sims goodness in the palm of your hand, on the go. Everything we could ever want in Sims game made for an increasingly mobile world. It’s been in development for quite some time, so its official release should be momentous.

Right? Let’s see.

The Sims franchise has come a long way, and, in its own way, is kind of a living history of modern gaming in and of itself. The latest PC-borne versions retain the original charm, but clearly give it a mobile bent

Play-wise, you start with a singular Sim. You can start with a template (and there are several to pick from) and then tweak to perfection. Then, you get a starter house in a community. Through the beginning stages, the game walks you all the way through the selection of property and introductory merchandise, and gives you a feel for the game.

Bottom line? Help your Sim thrive. Interactions — with purple and objects — are performed by tapping, and successful interactions earn goodies like game cash. Game cash can buy stuff line furniture, which improves your character’s lifestyle and ability to do better at work. Get better at stuff, unlock hobbies, so on and so on.



There is an energy requirement, but that’s almost to be expected in a free-to-play game like this. A weak Sim can be uplifted by snacking, or doing stuff like resting, but one great way is to leave them be… go away and come back.

All in all, it won’t replace the PC version, nor is it meant to be. Crossover play would have been nice, as a one-time “unlock everything” fee as an in-app option, but for folks who are looking fora quick hit, this might satisfy the craving.

The Sims Mobile Review Rundown

Graphics/Sound - Cheerful, colorful, familiar.
Controls - Touch controls translate well
Gameplay - Basic Sims gameplay, with mobile flourishes.
Replay Value - Fun action, but energy requirement might slow your roll.
Overall - Sim freemium... best mobile version yet.

Download: App available at the Google Play Store »

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