User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18

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Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. The low system specs are a nice deal and The Sims Pet Stories is a well implemented gateway into the Sims world, but EA has definitely skimped on the full gateway functionality by not allowing Stories to play with other releases in the series. In other words, if you really get hooked, be ready to cough up for the full-sized version.
  2. The characters are funnier, the stories more interesting and the gameworld that little bit more interactive thanks to the hairy companions running around. Let's just hope that volume 3, Castaway Stories, features a smoke monster and mysterious hatches.
  3. For anyone curious about the Sims phenomenon that wants a nicely accessible entry point, this will certainly do the job; but avoiding the structural elements and heading straight for the sandbox mode would serve a much better initiation.