NZGamer writes: "Of course, SimAnimals is never going to have the depth or breadth of The Sims 3. It's a family game and in that regard, I think it succeeds. The problem is that once you move past the initial learning curve, the strategy basically consists of planting plants, waggling around and keeping your animals happy. Ultimately, while collecting new animals is definitely appealing, and the baby animals are particularly cute, the game was too limited for it to be one that I'll add to my collection and continue to play. Then again, if you have a special someone in your life with whom you'd like to share some cute animal moments, SimAnimals might just be the ticket".