Cert: 12+
Platform: PC, Wii, NDS, PS3, Xbox360
Genre: Simulation/RPG

Veterans of Simville over on the PC will find it's transition over to the consoles a bit if a struggle at first, but once the slight adjutsments of substituting a kerboard and mouse for a controller are learned, fans will be pleased to discover that much, if not most, of what was to love of the Sims over on the desktop is present and available. Create your sims family, house, hobbies and pastimes, and share them with the world in the Exchange – a clever tool that lets users share content for free online, all in a cutely decorated world that manages to cheer you up on every controller pick up.

The main issue with The Sims 3 is what happens once you've played through your Sims liftetime. To go back again would present nothing you haven't already seen before and this is why this series has worked so well on the PC, due to the ever-expanding array of add-on packs that are constantly released. On this console version, at the moment anyway, what you see is what you get. There's a lot here, but hopefully in the not too distant future EA will provide additional content online. If they do, this series could find a new lease of life and a brand new audience on the consoles.

Rent or Buy: Buy
Graphics: 4/5
Gamplay: 4/5
Replay Value: 3/5
Overall: 4/5

Reviewed By: Simon Rubbathan