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16 Games Like The Sims: Free, Online, and Paid Virtual Games


My Favourite Free, Online, and Paid Life Simulation Games Like The Sims

There are plenty of games like The Sims available for fans of the series. Most of these games are even available for free or can be played online. I hope you enjoy my personal selection of life simulation games.

The Sims is a well known life simulation game series published by Electronic Arts (EA) and it is often considered the best game of its genre. The Sims is also one of the most successful video game franchises ever.

The games and websites available on this page are a mixture of free, paid, and online. Thus, there should be an option to suit everyone's requirements. If you know of one that isn't included, then please let us know in the comment section.

I've put together this list over the course of several years. Both my sister and partner fell in love with The Sims series very early on and are always asking me if I can recommend them something similar to play. I created (and update) this page to keep them all in one place. I hope you also find it a useful resource.

What Do You Enjoy Most About The Sims?




A free online social game for older players, IMVU is a website where members use 3D avatars to chat, meet people, and play games. IMVU has over 52 million registered users and features one of the largest virtual goods stores. The game is definitely for older gamers though.

The basic version of IMVU is free to play but users can gain extra benefits by paying real money to get credits. IMVU will appeal to Sims fans who enjoy the social aspect of the game series.

IMVU also has a big focus on member driven and developed content. Members are able to create, design, and even sell virtual products in the IMVU product catalogue.

IMVU has millions of members and is extremely easy to get started playing. With all of the customisation options available, it definitely rivals what The Sims but definitely is for an older audience.

Second Life

Second Life

2. Second Life

A free game where The Sims meets MMO, Second Life is combines deep avatar customisation and endless creation in a massively multiplayer online game that you can explore for free. If you love creating your own personalised characters and the world around them, then Second Life will definitely appeal to you.

Second Life was launched in 2003 and allows players to interact with each other through avatars and participate in individual and group activities. The game has evolved over the years and remains one of the top free-to-play virtual worlds around, with tens of millions of accounts.

During peak times you'll find around 50,000 people online so there are always new experiences to be had in this massively multiplayer virtual world.

As a player (known as a Resident) of Second Life, you are free to explore the world and can even create and trade virtual property or services. For the creatively minded, there is truly no end to your Second Life experience and you can access all of it for free.

My Sunny Resort

My Sunny Resort

3. My Sunny Resort

Build a dream resort and manage your guests while playing My Sunny Resort, another free game that is playable completely in your browser.

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In the game you are tasked with designing your dream resort, hiring staff, and also managing your guests. It has many Sims-like elements, such as the way that players can customise each individual guest room with pieces of furniture. This requires some strategy to ensure that you stay within budget.

The way that you interact with guests also feels like something out of The Sims gameplay, as guests have their own needs that you'll have to fulfil by building activities and restaurants to extract maximum value from their holiday budgets.

My Sunny Resort is a fun mixture of management and building rolled into one game. If you want something Sims-esque for your browser, this game from Upjers is a great choice.

My Sunny Resort Gameplay

Lady Popular

Lady Popular

A fashion focused game experience, Lady Popular is a great browser-based alternative for gamers who love the fashion and customisation that The Sims series offers. In this game you'll create a character with the goal of becoming famous in the fashion industry.

You can heavily customise your virtual avatar, their apartment, and stats as you battle against other players to become the fashion queen with the highest style points. There is so much to customise in Lady Popular, that it is easy to get lost in the depth of the game as you buy clothing, pets, furniture, and other visual improvements.

This is one that fans of fashion will feel at home with as the large range of items, styles, and avatar options never gets old.

The Movies

The Movies

5. The Movies

A mixture of The Sims and a tycoon game, The Movies mixes tycoon and simulation. It is a business simulation game available for both PC and Mac which puts the player in the role of a Hollywood tycoon in charge of their own movie studio.

You will go about creating movies, building the sets, and managing the staff (actors, directors, writers, and many others). The game has one expansion pack available, The Movies: Stunts and Effects which adds many features including stunt doubles and more effects.

The gameplay of The Movies is divided into three areas. The first is designing and building the movie studio, which is very similar to building a house in The Sims. Secondly, players must also manage and build the careers of movie stars, making sure they practice their lines, stay on good terms with the paparazzi, and avoid going into rehab. The final gameplay aspect (the one that I had the most fun with) allows the player to create and make their own movies using a simplified version of Windows Movie Maker with effects and stock footage. Players are also allowed to add voice, text, and music soundtracks to their movies and even share them with friends or other players.

The game starts at the birth of cinema and slowly moves forward in time, offering players better technology while also shifting the type of movie that the public want to see. An award ceremony is hosted every five game years.

The game also features a sandbox mode in which players have bigger budgets and can focus on creating movies in stead of the management required in the story game mode. The Movies is definitely my top pick although I'm slightly biased as I have always enjoyed tycoon games. My favourite aspect is definitely creating my own movies and sharing them with others.

The Movies: Half Simulation Game & Half Tycoon Game

The Movies (PC) Review

6. Virtual Families: A Casual Game

Virtual Families

Virtual Families

Virtual Families is a great casual game and offers players the ability to control the life, career, and relations of particular person. Virtual Families has two unique game features: It is played in real time and the game focuses on you building up a successful family only to pass it on to the next.

Virtual families offers an interesting and unique illness system that puts you in the doctors seat, provides hidden puzzles to solve, over a hundred trophies to collect, and even day/night cycles that will match your location. Virtual Families also has low system requirements making it great for laptops and older computers.

There is a demo of the game available on their official site and a full game guide released by the creators. Virtual Families was also the Winner of the Silver Mom's Choice Award for 2009. For a casual life simulation player like myself, Virtual Families to be a particularly attractive experience with many unique elements.

Virtual Families

Virtual Families

Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing

7. Animal Crossing (Series)

A game series like The Sims for Wii, Nintendo DS, and Gamecube, Animal Crossing is a fun life-simulation and role playing series. It was originally developed for the Nintendo Gamecube but is now available across a large number of platforms. Animal Crossing is very open-ended and gives the player lots of freedom as to which goals and objectives they wish to chase.

Players control a village populated with animals which with the player can interact at any time, or leave them to be controlled by the AI. One of the best features available in the game is the use of the internal clock and calendar allowing the game to be played in real-time, while also following seasons and holidays. Notable events include Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, fishing tournaments, and morning fitness classes.

The main goal of the game is for the player to increase the size of their house, allowing more furniture and items to be acquired during the game. Houses can be further customised through wallpaper, flooring, roof colour, and even music.

Animal Crossing is rated highly among critics, receiving a score of 87/100 from Metacritic and the title of 'Fifth Best Gamecube Game' by Screwattack. It has since continued its success on the Nintendo Wii and DS.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)

Animal Crossing 3DS: Official Trailer (E3 2011)

Virtual Villagers

Virtual Villagers

8. Virtual Villagers (Series)

Another great game by Last Day of Work, the creators of Virtual Families, Virtual Villagers puts the player in control of a village of survivors. Just like Virtual Families, this game runs in real-time so even when you aren't playing your villagers are working hard. There are currently five different games in the series with each game building on the story and gameplay of the previous installment.

Virtual Villagers definitely has The Sims feel to it with the main goal being to help the villagers grow and sruvive while exploring the island and solving various puzzles.

The art style and soundtrack are also great features of this game. Unfortunately due to the nature of the gameplay the game does lack some replay value.

Kudos 2

Kudos 2

9. Kudos 2

A great casual life game, Kudos 2 is packed with features and manages to be full of depth and re-playability while remaining simple. Kudos 2 can be considered a light version of The Sims.

The game doesn't feature house building but instead focuses on character (sim) development. You get to control your character's day-to-day activities, social events, career path, relationships, and many other aspects all in a turn-based style of gameplay. You have plenty of time to think about your decisions and their impact (be it good or bad).

The game throws you into the life of a character that you design and you are given 10 years to go from waiter (or waitress) to anything you want to be.

You can either choose to focus heavily on your social life and build a massive collection of friends or focus entirely on your career. The game offers countless numbers and stats for you to analyse but these can also be ignored, making for a game that will appear to die-hard life simulation fans and casual gamers alike. With a simple but effective graphic style and a demo version available to try, Kudos 2 provides an overall fun game experience.

If you are looking for a game that focuses entirely on sim management, then you will not be disappointed with Kudos 2. I love my statistics and I am definitely a min/max gamer, so Kudos 2 suited my style perfectly.

Kudos 2 Review

Club Cooee

Club Cooee

10. Club Cooee

A free social-focused game, Club Cooee is an online world focused on fashion, shopping, and customising your avatar. Starting with nothing, players rise through the fashion ranks by competing against other players.

Winning requires you to improve your character stats by playing games and going shopping. This creates a fun cycle of purchasing new outfits for your avatar or furniture for your apartment. Win more fashion battles and earn more in game currency to spend for bigger and better items.

Club Cooee is playable for free within your Internet browser making it a great option if you are after a game that you can start playing instantly. There is a huge virtual world just waiting for you where you can make friends, chat to other players, and build your fashion status.

Club Cooee - Official Website

Club Cooee Promo Video

A Kingdom for Keflings

A Kingdom for Keflings

11. A Kingdom for Keflings

A Sims-like experience for Xbox, A Kingdom for Keflings has been available through the Xbox Live Arcade since 2008. The game also has a PC version available (link provided below).

The game places the player in the role of a giant in the land of Keflings (they are small human-like creatures). From here the player is required to help the Keflings create their kingdom by building structures and gathering various resources. The main purpose is to eventually create a castle for the king and queen Keflings, but the game never officially ends allowing players to expand their kingdom as much as they desire.

Players can either play as one of four different classes (each with varied starting stats) or use their own Xbox Live avatar. A Kingdom for Keflings does offer multi player which allows players to participate in a game together.

Purchase a Game Code for A Kingdom for Keflings

A Kingdom for Keflings Review

Harvest Moon: New Beginning

Harvest Moon: New Beginning

12. Harvest Moon (Series)

Combining farm and life simulation, Harvest Moon brings together life simulation aspects with good old fashioned farm management. It is definitely one of my all-time favourite game experiences and will appeal to fans of The Sims series.

While the gameplay varies, the main game mechanics involve developing your run-down farm and bringing it back to life by planting crops, trading with the villagers, exploring the game world, and collecting a variety of collectible items for achievements.

Some games in the Harvest Moon series also add livestock, fish, and even resource-gathering elements such as foraging for food, chopping down trees, or mining for ore.

My favourite game of the series (shown below) also happens to be the most recent release and is for the Nintendo 3DS. I had been anticipating this game for some time and had to beg my brother to let me borrow his 3DS, but it was well worth it.

My Favourite Harvest Moon Game: My Personal Recommendation

Harvest Moon Gameplay



13. Spore

From the creators of The Sims, Spore covers many game genres, allowing the player to control the evolution of a species from its microscopic beginnings to an intelligent species exploring the universe.

Spore has a massive depth of gameplay and is completely open-ended. It even allows users to share their creature creations online for other players to download and use to populate their worlds.

The game takes the player through five stages of evolution; cell, creature, tribal, civilisation, and space. At each stage players are allowed to fully customise everything in the game world related to their species, including creature presentation, decorations, buildings, cars, boats, planes, and spacecraft.

I enjoyed playing Spore because you get to watch as your tiny life form evolves into a galactic dominating race. The game also manages to be simple enough for a casual and creative audience that simply wants to focus on the creating aspects (which is what fans of The Sims will be looking for).

Spore: Another EA Game

The Sims Stories

The Sims Stories

14. The Sims Stories

Another game series that is great for laptops, The Sims Stories is very similar to the original games but I found it to be the perfect alternative for my sister, who needed a game for her laptop. (The Sims Stories are optimised for running on older computer systems and laptops).

The Sims Stories are great fun to play and are a great purchase if you are unable to play the original series due to the system requirements. Some gameplay elements also have a different twist to them so the experience isn't too similar.

The Sims Stories has three games available in the series: The Sims Life Stories, The Sims Pet Stories, and The Sims Castaway Stories.

So what can you expect from the series of games? You'll find mostly open-ended gameplay that also incorporates some scenarios which use alot of pre-scripted events to trigger life-altering action.

Think of the series as a streamlined version of the original series but definitely not less fun though.

The Sims Castaway Stories Trailer: My Personal Favourite Game in The Series



15. MySims

A game for consoles and great for younger gamers, MySims (also known as The Sims Wii or Nintendo Sims) is another addition to franchise that focuses on providing consoles users the ability to play game. They are essentially a streamlined version of the original series, focusing on building houses and collecting materials to complete various tasks.

The game features Mii like characters and a colourful world that is focused on appealing to a younger age group, as opposed to teenagers.

The story is very child-friendly and offers many customisation features (so expect to see a lot of pink houses in your daughter's world).

The MySims collection is a great gift for the younger generation of Sims players and I have bought multiple copies for younger cousins who still love and play them years later.

MySims Sky Heroes

MySims Game Trailer: See Just What Makes the Game so Attractive

Viva Piñata

Viva Piñata

16: Viva Piñata

A fun and bright simulation game with piñatas, Viva Piñata is another fun game. Originally developed for the Xbox 360 console, it is also available for Windows and the Nintendo DS (Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise). Viva Piñata is a very family-friendly game making it a great alternative to The Sims for younger gamers.

The game starts out on a neglected plot of land where players are given the task of creating an attractive garden (and in turn attracting piñatas). Viva Piñata is completely open-ended, offering players the freedom and choice to do whatever they desire with their plot of land. The game does offer some objectives to guide players towards increasing their garden value (the main goal of the game).

Throughout the game players attract different types of piñatas which originally have no colour. Upon completing some added objectives the piñata becomes an official resident, changing into a full color version. From here the player can breed piñatas if they are able to attract two of the same species. Players can further customise piñatas to their liking with custom names, decorations, and unlockable accessories (including hats, teeth and backpacks).

Viva Piñata does include online functionality but to keep the game "children friendly" this feature is used simply for leader boards and sending presents between friends. If you have a young child who was a fan of the Sims series (or is a little too young to play it yet) then Viva Piñata is a great alternative.

Viva Piñata

Viva Piñata Trailer

The Sims Series

The Sims Series

BONUS: The Sims Series

There's nothing like playing the original series. It might sound silly to include it on a list of alternatives, but it is often overlooked by many fans.

However, it deserves inclusion on this list because it is simply the best life-simulation game series available on the market. Because of The Sims, life-simulation is hugely popular and has massive market share in the genre. There have been very few non-Sims releases in the life-simulation genre (especially ones that offer the same level of polish).

So before you go looking for other games like The Sims check out the full list of games in the series and see if there is an expansion pack or main series game you are yet to play. Many of them change the gameplay dramatically and add huge amounts of content.

There are so many games in The Sims franchise that is very easy to forget a particular expansion pack which might add just what you are looking for in features.

If you are looking for a free alternative to The Sims though then ignore this option and move back up to the rest of the list as you will find plenty of free options on this page.

The Sims Evolution: An Overview of the First Few Games in The Sims Franchise

Did You Enjoy This Page? Do You Know Another Game Like The Sims?

... on September 02, 2017:

awful list

Fran on December 12, 2016:

Avakin life is so like sims 4 and its free on the amazon and android app store

Polly on September 27, 2015:

Um the Sims Stories is apart of the Sims series, just a spin off.

David on September 06, 2015:

Great page.I knew there were more Sims type games out there but didn't realize that there was such a diversity.I've loved all the Sims games 1-3 and even went so far as to make portable versions of all three with pretty much all expansions and stuff packs included.The Sims are the most awesome games I just have to find some time to live my life.Other great games very similiar to the Sims are:


callahan on August 17, 2015:

I like building houses to decorate not dressing up

derp on January 02, 2015:

MYSIMS nintendo ds is the animal crossing i've been searching for. :)

Amey Coleman from Missouri on July 25, 2014:

I love the Sims and this article helps seeing more games like it but for some reason the Sims are addictive

CalobrenaOmai on June 17, 2014:

I really enjoy The Sims 3 and enjoyed Second Life while I could because it required a lot of stuff to run. Still plays TS3 and sometimes dive into IMVU. I'm going through the motions switching between games on PC and FB. Thanks for sharing this amazing lens.

alienbritt on March 29, 2014:

I used to play Virtual Villagers but they all ALWAYS died on me! I'll have to try out some of these other games!

tomasokalno on February 20, 2014:

Oh well, I will have to try some new games now :D

Laura Brown from Ontario, Canada on January 28, 2014:

All the expansion packs spoiled the Sims for me. If some had been available as free updates that would be one thing. But, it felt too much like a cash grab and I stopped enjoying the game. I can play Facebook games - but I don't really want to.

Darryl61 on January 04, 2014:

The Sims has been my niece's favorite game for many years. She's always been looking some alternative. I just bookmarked this page for her...

Thanks sammyspam, it's a great collection!

Eric678 on December 23, 2013:

Interesting lens..seems as if the writer has deep knowledge about games..thanks for sharing mate.

PlumberJorge on August 30, 2013:

Darn it, thinking of buying Spore now. How could I have missed that game all these years! haha

Christopher1977 on August 25, 2013:

Like the lens. "Wild Tribe" is similar to sims. played like virtual villagers but it has an end game once you complete all the task. I'd consider it a start up game to prepare for VV or sims.

anonymous on August 23, 2013:

i like this game

anonymous on July 21, 2013:

Half Life 2

anonymous on July 20, 2013:

@Thulla: i noe rite

anonymous on July 14, 2013:

it is too fun

clevergirlname on July 11, 2013:

Love Sims (and Viva Pinata). For some reason some RAM crawled out of my computer so I can't play right now but soon...soon...

anonymous on June 16, 2013:

Perfect People 2 on the iPhone

Thulla on June 11, 2013:

I was crazy about sims 3 but I had to give up when I noticed that I forgot to live my own life.

bensen32 lm on June 11, 2013:

I have played sims1 and 3 and second life....just can't get into any of them but great info may want to warn people of all the adult material on second life.

CalobrenaOmai on June 02, 2013:

i'm playing the sims 3 along with imvu. for whatever reason, i can't get into the sims social. There are cool things available for my sim but in order to get it i would need currency that i don't have or have to get by way of friends (if any) to me some. IMVU is fun but I need to get the player back on my computer. Another lovely lens. Thanks for sharing.

anonymous on May 24, 2013:

looking for a game that no human control endless and purely ai,

Margot_C on April 23, 2013:

I am not a big gamer, but my husband is. He likes the Sims-type games, so I'll definitely pass this on to him. Thanks for all the legwork.

JeffGilbert on March 14, 2013:

This is very cool. As a person who does not play computer games because 99.99% of them seem to be shoot em types, I've been trying to get some more info on the Sims and Sims type games. Great lens!!!

anonymous on January 28, 2013:

@rainykua: Belive me you will lol

Takkhis on December 25, 2012:

Sims is hot!!!

mistaben on December 13, 2012:

Great list, thank you for sharing =)

audrey07 on December 05, 2012:

I haven't tried playing The Sims before. My son is more into adventure games and that is why I'm also stuck playing those kind of games on our console!

johnsja on December 03, 2012:

Wow, I never knew there were so many Sims games.

anonymous on November 30, 2012:

@artmarks: really wasnt

anonymous on November 30, 2012:

this page is booty how could i download sims for free

alphatraduk on November 27, 2012:

Lot's of content thank you! I love Sims, I must admit though I love the cheats so I can get loads of money and build a massive house! Lol

artmarks on November 23, 2012:

Spore was a nice game as far as I remembers :)

TechInfoHQ on November 23, 2012:

Tried IMVU quite a while ago, the ability to create your own items and even sell them to others is cool. The people on there are not so cool most view you as a toy there for entertainment.. Of course there is nice people there too, just hard to find.

pcgamehardware on November 20, 2012:

Great selection, I've always liked Spore and thought it was a great game.

Nice work on this page. :)

mlt89 on November 13, 2012:

Love the Sims game! I also own The Movies game - great lens :)

CoolFool83 on November 04, 2012:

Love the sims, thanks for these other suggestions.

lilpixiedust on October 31, 2012:

I have finished the first animal crossing game but getting kind of bored with the second one. I have spent many hours on the first one. I also like the Sims game too.

myspace9 on October 30, 2012:

Interesting lens.

anonymous on October 29, 2012:

sims is BEST 4ever :X

We know it

anonymous on October 21, 2012:

Lovely game.

anonymous on October 14, 2012:

Ive always wanted to play The Sims 1 but now that can never happen because they are shutting it down. :-(

rainykua on October 13, 2012:

Sims is one of my all-time favorite games! I used to play it A LOT when I was a student. The other games look fun. I've always wanted to try Second Life, but I might get addicted to it.

anonymous on October 10, 2012:

@ptruc: Hiya, where can I find this game?

anonymous on October 09, 2012:

i have played sims only it has got nice graphics thanks for other ones

anonymous on October 09, 2012:

love this game!

anonymous on October 09, 2012:

@meilirs: this game is awsome!

Mr3man7 on October 07, 2012:

Nice lens, it's very useful :-)

Fred Alb from Uruguay on September 26, 2012:

Interesting information, very enjoyable.

Thank you very much for compatirla.

Continuing well!

anonymous on September 17, 2012:


meilirs on September 13, 2012:

Nice lens. :D I've been playing the Sims Social but its really not like the real Sims at all. You don't have a lot of freedom to just hang out doing ordinary things, you have to do all their quests and there is always a time limit.

anonymous on September 08, 2012:


anonymous on September 03, 2012:

@JayEle: its my pleasure :D

anonymous on September 03, 2012:

the vids were awsome but i cant get i already go sims 3

theXodus on August 28, 2012:

RollerCoaster Tycoon and The Movies are super awesome! So is this lens, great job :)

Adam Turner on August 24, 2012:

Thanks for nice lens. I know an other game like The Sims, this game's named Single (but only for 18+ gamers) :)

JoseJackson LM on August 24, 2012:

Yep 100%

anonymous on August 21, 2012:

I love the Sims! I wish they would bring back a new version of the Sims Online, other than the Facebook version.

maxidef on August 19, 2012:

very interesting lens.


Samuel Franklin (author) on August 17, 2012:

@anonymous: Very nice!

anonymous on August 17, 2012:

I used to be obsessed with The Sims! I purchased The Movies in order to make a video for an art project for school. You can watch it here if you want:

Paladier on August 17, 2012:

great, thanks!

Heroear on August 09, 2012:

Very helpful.

top101 on August 07, 2012:

Great lens. Very helpful.

Rosyel Sawali from Manila Philippines on July 31, 2012:

Awesome! I like the Virtual Villagers game.. yey! Now I know they have a website ^_^ thanks for sharing this one!

anonymous on July 29, 2012:

@teenbee: Really? i need some webs

anonymous on July 29, 2012:

I need a virual game site like sims i looked everywhere Plzzz help me!

OliviaQ on July 29, 2012:

Yes I do, nice games for me.

erickurniawan on July 27, 2012:

Nice Share.. =D

Sfthomas on July 25, 2012:

Quite the selection, some of these I've never heard of before.

jonijones on July 24, 2012:

I really enjoyed this page, i like the sims game very much. Great info

teenbee on July 11, 2012:

Nice job on this lens!!! I loved playing The Sims when I was younger, and a lot of the games that you mentioned in this lens look so fun! I'll be sure to check some of them out soon! :)

anonymous on July 10, 2012:

my godness lol my sister loves to play the sims!

eabi1 on July 10, 2012:

awesome lense!

JDEEZY on July 07, 2012:

nice lens, well formatted to.

Spiderlily321 on July 06, 2012:

I love playing the Sims. It's so much fun. I can't wait for a new one to come out. I also used to love playing Second Life. Thanks for sharing this~

kburns421 lm on July 05, 2012:

You brought me down memory lane! I played the Sims 1 when that was out, then I had the Sims 2, and now I play the Sims 3 whenever I'm at my Grandma's house because my computer just can't handle it. I also used to play Rollercoaster Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon. Love 'em all! Your lens is really well put together and explains everything nicely. May have to try that Movie Maker one...

ArthurF LM on June 29, 2012:

I have played a few of the games on this list. You know your stuff! Great lens!

anonymous on June 29, 2012:

i played The Sims since i was about 8 years and now im in my 20 and still playing

masmasmous lm on June 20, 2012:

i palyed MOVIES really dont know why they didnt make a second one the film creation module was great but not perfect the idea was really cool

wolvyz on June 19, 2012:

I enjoyed the sims and I have a ton more to play now.

anonymous on June 09, 2012:


rawwwwwws lm on June 02, 2012:

I LOVE THE SIMS.. I JUST LOVE THE GAME! I started playing it when he first one had come out, until now. I LOVE THIS LENS!

biggking lm on May 26, 2012:

my goodness my sister likes sims!

xisniel lm on May 25, 2012:

Great lens! I'm so happy you included The Movies, that's a game you can return to over and over again. :D

anonymous on May 23, 2012:

Hey, how can anyone forget about the harvest moon series, and Rune Factory: a Fantasy harvest moon series.....Yeah, I miss the sims!

inkserotica on May 22, 2012:

I adore The Sims and am frequently looking around for games like it. Excellent resources for me here :)

Lorna Jean Aro on May 17, 2012:


anonymous on May 17, 2012:

An other game is Singles: Flirt up your life.

ElleryAnne on May 06, 2012:

Nice lens! I used to play The Sims but had problems with their newer stuff because the security features they include kept causing my computer to freeze, and when I would have to uninstall and re-install the program, I'd always have to call them for new codes. It became too frustrating to continue. So I'm really glad for this lens, since I do still like the simulation games. The Movies looks like a fun one, and so does Spore!

tomthiessen lm on May 01, 2012:

Virtual Villagers could be so frustrating. If you forgot to check on them, or didn't set up their food gathering properly, you'd come back to find skeletons littered across the island.

AbandonGames on May 01, 2012:

wow finally i know that to play when i am bored of sims :)

anonymous on April 30, 2012:

I actually had no idea that there were so many games similar to the sims. Thanks for sharing these!

anonymous on April 01, 2012:

Liked The Sims and Virtual Villagers but not Spore. Also liked Perfect People on the iPhone. SocioTown looks interesting. Will try that next!

Bradley Baker from Stephens City on March 31, 2012:

I thought they were all good

anonymous on March 24, 2012: is another one a lot less expensive than second life, very much free

BenJacklin LM on March 07, 2012:

The Sims is a guilty pleasure, really would love to try Spore out!