What started off as a coping mechanism and a joke to our great leader Will Wright in 2000 has now turned into a world wide phenomenon! With 13 different series and 4 main games The Sims has always changed from game to game. We asked simmers what their favorite Sim Version is and here is what they had to say…
“ I'm a Sims 3 kind of gal. The depth of the game. The open world. The content. It has my ideal simulation scenarios and I still play it more than Sims 4.” - Melly aka the author lol
“Sims 2 mostly because I spent so much time on the Sims 2 website in my teens and have fond memories of it” - Jessica S
“I can't play it anymore unfortunately but it's 3 hands down. I really miss being able to just download stuff off The Exchange. Or the ease of it really. Custom content is too difficult for me.” - Caitlyn A
“ Sims 4 since I have a lot of packs. But, if Sims 3 was more stable and I had that level of content then I might play it instead. I miss the character creation part.” - Tosha C
“The Sims 3 is a better game but I love cas graphics and build/buy in the Sims 4 so I always come back to it!” - Rebecca R.
“Sims 1 is just so quaint and wonderful. I remember the magic of it from when I first started playing. It’s not the same now, going back and playing it, but I still love it the most. I play Sims 4 primarily now but I miss so many of the features from Sims 3.“ - Kate B.
“I’m torn because I love them all. If I had to pick just one of them, I think I’d have to go TS2. There’s just a special charm there. The kids are actually cute, and there’s just enough room for chaos, as Juno Birch explores in her videos.” - Sierra E
“The open world of Sims 3. If I could find my copy, I'd re-download it in a second. Also the gameplay was so much better. More interactions.” - Cassie S.
“Probably an unpopular opinion but I hate the sims 3 it never worked well for me and the sims were so ugly Maybe because I was in my 20s for Sims 3 that I didn’t play it nearly as much but Sims 1 and 2 are so nostalgic for me.
Sims 2 blew my mind when it was announced. I still remember freaking out about the commercial and watching it over and over again before I got it for Christmas as a kid. The update in content and graphics was such a jump at the time.” - Leanne M.
“Sims 3 will always have a special place in my heart but ever since I started playing with 4 i could never go back... graphics and building tools are SO much better... I remember 11 year old me almost having a meltdown because I couldn't place some stairs... turns out the roof came through the walls somehow and was intersecting the stairs????” - Csila S.
“2 is my first love, my bestie, my soul sister. 3 is close behind but doesn’t quiiiite make it because I can’t play it on my laptop, but it’s so much fun. For like a year every time I fire up Sims 4 I just stare at the main menu, maybe get halfway through making a sim and quit. Even with all the new updates and shit. It’s so meh.” - Rachel H.
The general consensus...
Whether you just started playing or are a veteran of the game we all play differently. Some of us prefer graphics over gameplay. One build mode over the other. Some of us just want our sims to look like actual people and not potatoes (looking at you Sims 3) At the end of the day, year after year we all continue to boot up our computers and play our comfort game. Whether it's minimal and straight to the point with Sims 1. Mystery and lore with Sims 2. Overheating our Pcs and driving around the world with no loading screens in Sims 3. Building realistic homes for our realistic looking sims with Sims 4. Whatever your flavor we all have 1 end goal in mind, Play with life!
We pass the question onto you.Which Sims version is your favorite? Let us know! Have a juicy question you’d like to ask the community? Leave it in a comment below!