Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    A good option for any Sims fan who wants to put a little sparkle in their digital friends' lives.
  2. Oct 3, 2011
    In conclusion, The Sims Medieval is definitely one for the fans but even those who have never played this franchise before will get a kick out of it. It may not be the same as the PC version but its developers have managed to squash as much of the gameplay and graphics into the iPhone/iPod touch.
  3. Oct 11, 2011
    A good porting of an already funny experience, despite some framerate issues.
  4. Sep 27, 2011
    Fans of the Sims will find this shift of play from modern times to medieval an interesting one, and it serves as an easy introduction into some aspects of the RPG genre to boot.
  5. Nov 20, 2011
    It's what you'd expect from The Sims and not too much more. [Christmas 2011, p.93]
  6. Oct 3, 2011
    The Sims Medieval is a good Sims game, but it doesn't bring much new to the series.
  7. Oct 2, 2011
    It's a tiny, handheld version of a game that's already a bit scaled big from its originals. Still, it's one of the first truly different experiences of the Sims in a while and although it's a more directed experience, it offers enough new to keep casual players happy.
  8. Oct 21, 2011
    The Sims Medieval is far less open-ended than its predecessor.

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