The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 5 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
Overall User Score (270 votes)3.7

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
Windows 211 3.7
      AI 3.4
      Gameplay 3.9
      Graphics 3.8
      Personal Slant 3.6
      Sound / Music 3.5
GameCube 12 4.1
      AI 4.1
      Gameplay 4.2
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 4.0
Linux 8 4.0
      AI 4.1
      Gameplay 4.4
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 3.8
Macintosh 10 3.9
      AI 3.8
      Gameplay 4.0
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 3.9
      Sound / Music 4.0
PlayStation 2 18 3.9
      AI 3.8
      Gameplay 4.0
      Graphics 3.8
      Personal Slant 3.9
      Sound / Music 3.9
Xbox 11 3.5
      AI 3.6
      Gameplay 3.5
      Graphics 3.5
      Personal Slant 3.5
      Sound / Music 3.3

User Reviews

Welcome to The Sims universe. You're never going to leave. Matt Neuteboom (989) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
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"We Create Worlds"...the Origin legacy continues... Indra was here (20930) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
The Sims is what you desire it to be! Stephanie B. (4) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
A cult-favorite People Simulator fun for an entire family. Ray Soderlund (3609) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
How many expansions are they going to make for this game?! Aaron Jones (16) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Maxis released another masterpiece. ZombieDepot (48) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
The best Sim game yet Dragoon (107) unrated
One of the biggest disappointments of my life, but a really good game nonetheless. SebastianLi (55) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars