It recreates The Sims as an massively multiplayer online game , where human players can interact with each other. The spin-off did not achieve the same level of success as the original. Reviews for The Sims Online were lackluster. Many reviewers likened The Sims Online experience to an enormous chat room. On August 1, , EA-Land's shops were closed. The Sims Stories[ edit ] Main articles: The modified game engine is optimized for play on systems with weaker specifications such as laptops.
As such, its system requirements are lower than that of The Sims 2, but it can still be played on desktops. In addition to a Free Play mode with classic, open-ended game play, the games contain a structured, linear Story mode where players are required to complete a series of goals in order to progress in the storyline. While Life Stories and Pet Stories each contain two separate stories, Castaway Stories contains one story that is double the length of any one story in the first two games.
As an introductory series, major features are removed or modified from those in The Sims 2. For example, fears are completely removed in all three games, and the elder life stage is completely removed in Pet Stories. Officially, the save files from this series are not compatible with the main The Sims 2 games.
However, players have experienced success at adapting some files. Three games have been released to date. It had two separate product lines. First, it was an online community of crowd-sourced web games. Second, it was a line of packaged game titles sold via retail stores and digital download. The Sims Medieval[ edit ] Main article: It is set in medieval time, and although it is based on The Sims 3 engine, it plays very differently. The Sims Medieval has one expansion pack, Pirates and Nobles.
The Sims Social[ edit ] Main article: EA announced the game was upgraded from Beta to Live status in a press release issued on August 23, The Sims Mobile[ edit ] Main article: It features a combination of multiplayer and story mode elements to give the player an experience more like that of the PC versions. Console and handheld versions[ edit ] The Sims era[ edit ] Main articles: Sims in the City The Sims is the first console release that shares the same name as the base game in the first generation of the main series.
There are two modes. It was the second Sims game to not be on the PC; it was a follow up to The Sims, which was very similar to Bustin' Out, except the aims were shifted to getting job promotions and constantly fulfilling goals to get ahead in the game.
The PlayStation 2 version also features the option to play online, though EA no longer supports it. Sims in the City is a game focused on Sims living in an urban setting, presumably within Sim City.
The player must earn reputation and complete tasks for characters. The Sims 2[ edit ] Main articles: The Sims 2 , The Sims 2: Pets , The Sims 2: Castaway , and The Sims 2: Pets , and The Sims 2: Apartment Pets , considered a sequel to The Sims 2: Some of these titles include: They feature Chibi -like characters a tiny bit smaller and similar to the Wii's Mii avatars. The first game in the series was released in September It is also known for being the first Sim game released in Japan.
The Sims 3[ edit ].