The Sims™ Mobile review

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The description of The Sims™ Mobile

The Sims has always been beloved on both PC and console, with players designing their own pretty worlds and bringing their idiosyncrasies to life. Now on mobile, The Sims is still the same old fun, cheery and colorful experience, but be prepared to have it hindered if you’re unwilling to spend on in-app purchases.

Essence of The Sims - 4.5/5

The concept is still the same, although, in this mobile version, you control only four characters sharing a house. It’s all about customizing your sim with everything from gender, age, complexion, and personality to the relationships that you find yourself in. It’s the true simulation experience, and with lots of customization options, The Sims goes out of its way to make you feel truly in control. You can customize your home décor and other interior spaces, and shape your Sims’ lifestyles exactly how you want them to be. With different personalities, you have a real simulation experience in your hands. You can also earn in-game cash to buy upgrades and level up your sim, although the process is painstakingly long.

Graphics and Audio - 4.5/5

The Sims is all about bringing your fantasies to life, and it does that well even on mobile. The visuals are crisp, and there’s lots of color and depth despite everything looking cartoonish. As always with The Sims, there is plenty of detail, which is what most people love about the game. The music and sound have largely remained loyal to the game’s legacy, and it’s definitely a good thing.

Controls - 5/5

The game provides a good amount of training with its menus and on-screen buttons that guide your steps at first. After that, everything becomes intuitive. All you need is provided right there on your screen: tap an icon here, pull up a menu or other options there. Minimal menus are a product of good design, and you have to give it to The Sims for making UX a walk in the park.

Immersion - 4/5

With a limited number of characters to control in the mobile version, The Sims gives more focused gameplay. While the game has naturally been a “no pressure” sandbox, players looking to stack up experience and level up have it defined more clearly here. Sims can still have careers, relationships, hobbies, and go to places such as restaurants, weddings, and hospitals with all kinds of interactions. It’s the true Sim Experience, although progression without spending money is an uphill task.


  • Great graphics;
  • The core game experience has remained unchanged;
  • Intuitive controls;
  • Provides a massive array of customization options.


  • Endings feel pre-planned;
  • Players run out of energy quickly which forces purchases, coupled with little in-game earnings.


Sims Mobile isn’t the PC or console experience even though the looks say otherwise. The motivation to play isn’t as clear as it was, almost as if you are customizing your Sims towards an already written destiny. The freedom of choice beyond the cosmetic effects is lacking, and so are your social motivations for playing. Still, at its core, the mechanics are the same, and those playing for the first time will have a field day with this game.

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Julia Kramer

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The Sims™ Mobile

5 / 5
Latest Version:
Publish Date: 2017-07-18
Size: 74.0 MB

What's new

Hey, Sims players! We’ve made a few updates to homes and parties, and you can now:

• Customize your home with new objects and décor earlier in the game, and reflect your personal style with color options for each item
• Earn XP bonuses during parties when you interact with objects that match your careers, hobbies, and the party theme

You can also see the features and content you’ve unlocked on the Level Up screen. Plus, we’ve made some behind-the-Sims improvements. Thanks for playing!

The Sims™ Mobile history

Version: for Android 4.1+ - Latest Version!
Update on: 2017-07-20
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Version: for Android 4.1+
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Version: for Android 4.1+
Update on: 2017-06-06
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Version: for Android 4.1+
Update on: 2017-05-23
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Version: for Android 4.1+
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