GameFocus writes: "All these new features give The Sims 3 a rewarding experience that feels complete and less constrained than ever before. Uncluttered and free of past restrictions, it takes pieces from its history and evolution by giving us what works and further integrating the world around it. The inclusion of the town, traits and lifetime wants feels like you are playing God to a world of people living their lives instead of attempting to negotiate rapidly depleting needs and random wishes. Fans of the series will not only appreciate the larger changes that came with Sims 3, but the smaller ones too. Quite possibly the best Sims game yet, this is a fantastic addition to the franchise and one that no fan should be without".