Top 17 'Games Like Sims', Ranked Good to Best: Page 4 of 5

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3. This War of Mine

This War of Mine isn’t exactly the light-hearted game you would expect to appear in this list. It is a war survival game, and the player can pick and mix from a variety of civilians and try to help them survive living through a war.

During the day, all characters stay in their shelter, out of harm’s way. The player has to make sure that all characters get well fed and don’t get ill by making them take medicine or use bandages. During the night, the player can choose one of their characters to go hunting for valuable items – from medicine and bandages, to food and weapons. Though they have to be careful not to come across enemies, as this could lead to the character’s death and thus one pair of hands less to help survive the way.

Civilians have certain traits that make them useful. Some, for example, a good at running fast – perfect for a quick getaway when looting, whereas others may be able to make traps which catch animals – food – a lot faster, which is also critical for collecting food to prevent the characters from starving.

For players who prefer more serious games, this is the one for them. The heart-breaking storylines and eerily creepy graphics keep you on your toes throughout the entire game.

My rating: 9/10

The graphics are gloomy and help with the eerie feel to the game

Plan the night – go scavenging or stay and guard?

2. The Sims Medieval

The Sims Medieval is a video game in The Sims series and it is based on The Sims 3 Engine. Developed and published by Electronic Arts themselves, it was released in 2011.

In The Sims Medieval, you create various Sims with specific jobs, also known as ‘heroes’ – from kings and queens, to wizards and spies, and more! As you play through the game, you gain points which allow you to buy more buildings and thus create more heroes.

After you create a hero, you begin to unlock various quests which you can pick and choose from. For example, you may receive the quest of finding your king or queen a partner so that they can produce their next heir. Instead, you may decide to choose a spy quest to poison the king after he has been up to no good – it’s an extremely varied game, and you can control what happens through the quests you choose to complete.

This game is perfect for all Sim lovers who would like a bit of action on top of the standard Sim game, whilst still keeping the wonderful Sim charm we all know and love.

My rating: 9/10

Any Sims-lover will love this game!

There are lots of fun additions, from religious belief to interesting traits

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A British Nintendo-geek at heart, I love creating, I love storylines, and I also love a good zombie fight or two. When not writing articles, you can find me playing games, probably with a cup of tea.
Favorite Genre: RPG
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