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58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
Buy On
  1. For the fan of cute sandbox simulations, this game will provide hours of enjoyment. If you’re simply interested in playing mini-games, landscaping, or interior decorating, I’d say you’re better off looking elsewhere.
  2. If you can get past the fairly boxy-looking and unlikeable characters, there is some fun to be had creating objects, playing mini-games, completing the game's story, and customizing the kingdom's appearance. Just don't expect to be wowed by the storyline or to enjoy all of the included mini-games.
  3. Playing it safe, this sequel improves slightly the previous game and mostly offers more of the same for die-hard fans.
  4. MySims Kingdom doesn’t do anything objectionably wrong, but neither does it provide any new hook compelling enough to justify a $30 purchase.
  5. For a younger player – the target audience of this game- this simplicity could be seen as an advantage. A main feature to point out is the fact that the whole game is located to Portuguese (some translations are dubious but nothing that distorts the sentences or the game) an attitude from Electronic Arts that is worthy of compliments.
  6. This is last year's unremarkable MySims game with a few changes and a new name.
  7. MySims Kingdom for DS ultimately fails because it never really lends itself to any one solid gameplay philosophy.

Awards & Rankings

63
#63 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
43
#43 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
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  1. Nov 7, 2013
    5
    This game isn't exactly bad, but it isn't exactly a masterpiece, either. For one, it takes quite a lot of the socializing and buildingThis game isn't exactly bad, but it isn't exactly a masterpiece, either. For one, it takes quite a lot of the socializing and building friendships out of the original The Sims games, which, I guess is what a lot of the MySims games do, but it feels a little lonely not having any deep relationships with other characters. It'd be nice if you could at least pick from a few different small talk conversations to have with characters, or make friends and enemies. The characters themselves are cute, and usually have either fun or funny personalities, but none of them really stick with you that much. It'd be nice if there was a little more customization of where you place the items you make in town, because, after a while, things start looking strange with all the items lined up in perfect rows. I know they must have had some limits because of the DS having a smaller screen than a console game, but I still think they could have done better. It would have also been nice if they included a quest book, where you can look at what quests you haven't completed yet, as, if you are like me and occasionally put down a game for a few weeks and then go back to it, sometimes I forget what I am supposed to do. It is not that difficult to get back into it, however, it would have been nice. Overall, this is the kind of game that is a good time waster, similar to playing word searches or crossword puzzles, but if you are looking for "best game of my life" kind of games, this is absolutely not it. Full Review »
  2. JL
    Nov 2, 2008
    8
    I know it sounds blasphemous, but in some respects this little game eclipses the venerable Animal Crossing.