Gosh, I loved The Sims and still do #NeverGrowUp. My biggest achievement to date is not my degree or career, it’s forming a 13 generation family in The Sims. That’s how much time I spent on it growing up. And I think many of you will have had a similar experience.
So here I am presenting 5 more games you can play if you loved The Sims, in no particular order. These games also aren’t as PC as The Sims so bear that in mind!
City Skylines is a much better version of Sim City. You build a city, including everything from residential areas to industrial ones to a tourist attraction. It works a lot better than Sim City and gives you more options and customisation. It’s super addictive and you’ll get really into this quickly promise. Take a look at this Nerdy playthrough from Sips.
Prison Architect is a simulation game where you essentially build a prison. You have to organise the prisoners and build everything from canteens and cells to visitation rooms. It’s a lot more fun than it sounds, plus because the game loads very quickly and pretty much every laptop should be able to run this. Even my 6 year old Mac does.
Banished is a city-building strategy game set in a medieval town. Now this is probably one of the more ‘grim’ games as people can starve to death in this game. You get a set of villagers you need to manage and you can expand your city as the game goes on. It includes medieval raids, plagues and all sorts – Definitely a bit different! Banished is only available on PC at the moment, but I only discovered this one recently but it’s fab! Take a look at this playthrough to get an idea.
Spore is a little bit of an oldie game but it’s still a good one. It’s super cute and inspired by the evolutionary process. So you create a creature, and start off as a microbe, and move up until civilisation. This game has different stages so it still keeps you interested as the game goes on. Honestly I’ve not played this game in a while, but I’ll probably be going back to it soon!
The Sims is a great game but sometimes we want something a little different. These are my picks and they definitely satisfy that need…
I’m Eleanor, a UK Manchester based Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger. I write about beauty products, feminism, mental health and my adventures in the big city of MCR.