Who would ever have imagined that something as seemingly dull as a life simulator would ever have achieved the monumental success that the Sims franchise has had? Well, it’s ten years since the release of the first game on PC, and now EA has brought the latest iteration to your home consoles. This isn’t the first time the Sims have ventured beyond the confines of the PC, although until now, none were truly capable of living up to their computer cousins. Those of you who pick up a copy of The Sims 3 for either PS3 or Xbox 360 will find an almost identical experience to that of the PC version (the Wii and DS games are their own thing, and will not be discussed in this review). As a fan of the series, the fact that I can have that PC experience from the comfort of my couch with few compromises is surprising and very welcome indeed.