This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Electronic Arts' life simulation franchise sequel The Sims 3, which reviews describe as "a broad and ridiculously charming game." The Sims 3 currently earns a score of 87 out of 100 at Metacritic.com.
Samantha Nelson at The Onion's A.V. Club gives The Sims 3 a grade of A-. "A nearly overwhelming amount of options, data, and details come packed into The Sims 3," she explains. "Improving on everything from the last two editions, the newest game about running digital lives feels far more organic and customizable."