Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 42
    Kingdom shelves any cleverness, attaching training wheels to your creativity for the first two-thirds of the game. It's not until the last few islands that you're given an invitation to be creative.
  2. There was plenty here to explore and build, and while the story might have been on the forgettable side, I really enjoyed the focused Sim-style gameplay.
  3. If you enjoyed MySims, then you will enjoy MySims Kingdom more.
  4. The "cute" graphics and sound may be overkill (especially once you hear the "Sim-speak" gibberish), but kids and fans of the original game will heartily accept this quest.
  5. A charming ‘chill out’ game best suited to younger players. A good candidate for the Christmas stocking.
  6. A totally cute and adorable playground, this time with more story and less making. [Dec 2008, p.69]
  7. With its cheerful style and accessible gameplay, MySims Kingdom steps out of The Sims' shadow to stand on its own as a fun adventure.
  8. A great game! We’re having a blast with it. It looks good, and plays great. There are a few things I would like added or changed, mainly to have a more zoomed out camera view, and to have more things to do that involve creativity like painting, drawing or designing. However, these are mostly minor quibbles.
  9. MySims – Kingdom is a nice adventure for the younger generation, which is also able to impress experienced gamers.
  10. MySims Kingdom is little more than old Sims in new clothing. That being said, it’s another strong release in the franchise and a sure-fire purchase for those suffering Simsism.
  11. 73
    MySims Kingdom is a safe sequel with just enough improvements to satisfy fans of the first game. While some enhancements have arrived free of sacrifices, others have come with trade-offs.
  12. Building on top of the creative concept of MySims and adding a flavor of adventure, MySims Kingdom adds up to a compelling adventure in the same vein as the Lego adventures. The humour is charming and funny, the puzzles are interesting and the characters are lovable. MySims Kingdom is a really great game, but there are some major flaws hampering the experience, such as potentially game breaking bugs, which ultimately leads to a lower score.
  13. Featuring humour and a lovely visual style, it leaves the bad and tedious parts of the original MySims behind.
  14. A simpler, more focused MySims experience. Shorter than the original but much nicer to look at, well written and quite funny at times. Who needs the real world? [Christmas 2008, p.50]
  15. Other than that, this is a must-own for Wii devotees and Sims fans alike. [Dec 2008, p.100]
  16. While Kingdom retains the cute, colorful visual design and many non-playable characters from its predecessor, the new game's experience is altogether different: there's a journey to take, varied objectives, more social interaction and Incredible Machine-like puzzle solving.
  17. MySims Kingdom is all about the experience and it takes you on a charming journey where you get to meet and greet some brilliant characters. Yet, as an adventure, MySims is now in the company of the best that Wii has to offer and it just can't live with the likes of Galaxy and Twilight Princess. Still, provided you have some heart, this Kingdom packs more than enough personality to make it well worth a visit.
  18. Kingdom is a pleasant evolution from the previous game. It's not so rough on the edges and places the player on a more focused and humorous adventure. The construction system also evolved, and the younger ones will definitely enjoy it.
  19. I'd definitely suggest MySims Kingdom to the younger gamers out there, and while I don't think that it's going to offer much long-term appeal for the older crowd, young Wii owners will probably enjoy the building mechanics, light questing, and social interactions and links between the characters.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jun 21, 2013
    1
    WHY HAS THIS GAME GOT SUCH A HIGH RATING!?

    I'm a big fan of The Sims series and just like MySims this game is horrible. The gameplay is
    really boring and the quests are just build stuff or collect crap and YOU CAN'T LOSE! THERE IS NO CHALLENGE TO THIS GAME!

    This game isn't even game it's a massive chore that is absolutely no fun to play.
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  2. Nov 24, 2011
    9
    A surprisingly good game for many age groups, MySims Kingdom is a combination puzzle and builder game that allows the player to really craft a world to his or her liking. Taking the well-worn "you're the person destined to save our world" approach, Kingdom nevertheless puts a new spin on this old plot, and does well with it. As the player, you will be tasked with the construction of buildings and facilities for the inhabitants of various islands (the game's chapter system), and completing tasks unlocks new islands with new quests. Once the game is 2/3 complete, the existing islands develop a new series of quests, giving second-playthrough fun during the initial playthrough. Even replays of this game don't get old, as there are hundreds of ways to complete various tasks. Among the most entertaining are the mechanical puzzles, requiring the player to build a machine to transfer mechanical or electrical energy from component to component to complete some sort of task (turn a fan, power a computer, what-have-you). Without any elements that would be excessively difficult or troubling for younger audiences, but with complexity enough to entertain older audiences, MySims Kingdom is a surprise winner of a game and well worth the purchase price. Full Review »
  3. Aug 5, 2011
    7
    This is one of my favorite Wii games, the graphics are great, and the motion controls are spot on, and there's a lot of gameplay here, it took me about 10-11 hours to complete, it's very humorous, although a lot of younger gamers aren't going to get some of the jokes, and after you beat it you get free roam of the islands, with your own island to customize any way you want, and some characters will also have a few new quests, and you can complete unfinished scrolls, and collect the numerous outfit pieces, and finish some side quests, and it's very kid friendly, but older gamers like myself can have a lot of fun with this too, but there are flaws with this game, in order to complete quests you'll have to complete scrolls which require you to hunt down tons of items, some of which are completely frustrating to find, it's highly repetitive, it's the same thing every island talk to some of the locals, build some stuff, and maybe complete a puzzle then off to the next island, and some things in the game some parents might want to look out for, for instance you can perform a seance in order to collect ghosts and voodoo dolls, so watch out parents, but all in all I had a blast playing this game, it was truly a lot of fun, and in my opinion one of the best Wii games out there. Full Review »