Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Sep 5, 2011
    86
    An exceptional expansion pack that further adds to the base game's medieval atmosphere.
  2. Sep 2, 2011
    85
    The Sims: Medieval - Pirates and Nobles is a really good addition to your medieval world. If you liked the main game you will like the add-on too.
  3. Oct 10, 2011
    80
    An "adventure pack" similar to the legion of previous Sims expansions published over the years. The new quests are good enough and there's a decent bunch of other stuff to make it worth your while (and money) -- if you're into the sort of gameplay that The Sims Medieval offers. [Oct 2011]
  4. Sep 21, 2011
    78
    The Sims Medieval: Nobles & Pirates is a robust expansion with a new background, new quests and all the additions you would expect from a good upgrade pack. There's a problem anyway, the price is far too high.
  5. Oct 25, 2011
    75
    A typical expansion which adds new options and missions to the main game and is a good choice for series followers. Although it adds new content, it doesn't bring anything really new in graphics or gameplay mechanics, so those looking for new things to do should think twice.
  6. Sep 18, 2011
    75
    In short, if you liked The Sims Medieval, you're likely to find Pirates & Nobles pretty fun, too-as long as you keep in mind that it's an adventure pack, not an honest-to-goodness expansion. Hopefully, they'll iron out the bugs in upcoming patches, and maybe we'll eventually have the interactive swashbuckling action many of us were looking forward to. In the meantime, this quest pack will do.
  7. Aug 25, 2011
    75
    The strangeness of The Sims Medieval is still here, of course; the title is not-quite a strategy game, not-quite an RPG, not-quite The Sims. And fans of each of these different genres will still find the gameplay to be a bit odd. But for all its quirks, it's still extremely more-ish, and the Pirates and Nobles expansion just brings even more good stuff to the game.
  8. Oct 27, 2011
    70
    A nice addition for everyone who loved the innovation of The Sims Medieval. [Nov. 2011, p.95]
  9. Sep 16, 2011
    70
    The Sims Medieval - Pirates and nobles is a standard adventure pack that doesn't add nothing really new to the game but just brings more hours to the linear, but fun, gameplay.
  10. Sep 30, 2011
    60
    EA has gotten much better over the years at making expansions that are worth the cost of entry but Pirates and Nobles doesn't fit the build.
  11. Sep 21, 2011
    55
    I know a mediocre expansion when I see one, and this is a truly mediocre expansion, one not worth your money. Hold off until the price comes down or EA releases some sort of The Sims Medieval Gold Edition.
  12. 50
    New quests new objects and few kickshaws. We say even these aren't enough goodies even for the add-on of the Sims 3 story spin-off. [Oct 2011]
  13. Sep 8, 2011
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sep 11, 2011
    1
    Yet again, Maxis fails to deliver what their fans want. As has been the case in the 2 billion sims expansions, they care only to release what they feel you should have, rather than what people have been asking for. This is just more-of-the-same- there is no ability to customize your kingdom, no generational sims. This is like the Sims 3, minus all the stuff that made it almost entertaining. The new stuff added in the expansion is a joke - it's obvious this was stuff originally in the game taken out to allow it to be sold as an expansion - this isn't even worthy of being DLC, yet alone a full-priced expansion. EPIC FAIL maxis. Considering what could be done with this and the Sims, you continue to milk the cow instead of providing innovative and entertaining expansions. To sum it up, this expansion isn't even worth the cost of the bandwidth to connect to their website to read about it. Full Review »
  2. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    parece um ótimo jogo.adoro the sims e sua franquia.deveria poder construir seus próprio castelo e fazer mais coisas.fora isso parece legal.e por favor, tradução para o portugues. Full Review »
  3. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    vEkras, why git it a 1?The Sims is such a sucess franchise!And yes they listen the community, they give the expansion we want, otherwise this would not be the best franchise in game history! Full Review »