The Sims 3 is the latest mobile version of the franchise that has seen offshoots concerned with pets and desert islands, when not simply trusting you with the life of an everyday suburbanite. The Sims 3 is very much focused on the latter though.
You start of with a house with some basic amenities, but little else. You need to find a job, friends, a relationship and, most important of all, a shower repair kit. Ok, so that’s perhaps not the most important part of the game, but the mini-games involved in repairing your fridge, TV and shower represent the game’s approach to the franchise.
It’s always trying to keep you busy. Whether you’re trying desperately to get your sim washed and presentable before work or desperately trying to get yourself out of the perilous ‘friend zone’ with your neighbour Maggie, there’ll always be something to do.
Your overall game objectives are based on what sort of sim you create. You get to choose their personality traits in the initial character generation process, so if you brew up a psychopath, you’ll have to get on the bad side of everyone in town. If you create a more adjusted sim, you’ll just have to get a high-flying job and furnish your house more luxuriously than anyone else in your neighbourhood.