Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Simplistic and repetitive and not at all realistic, but quite endearing all the same. [Christmas 2009, p.61]
  2. 58
    Despite EA’s consideration of the previous title’s flaws, the experience in SimAnimals Africa is coming short. First impression and atmosphere are good, but then boredom kicks in. Petting is a chore and there’s not enough stimulus to keep going. A lack of depth and the repetitive nature of the minigames are to blame. There’s a base to make a good animal sim, but that’s all there is to say.
  3. Doesn't have the mettle for a sustained run in the first team. [Christmas 2009, p.98]
  4. 55
    SimAnimals Africa has the groundwork for a good wildlife game, but there's not enough here. There are too few animals, and just not enough actually gameplay make the title compelling.
  5. Unfortunately, the game still isn't terribly compelling. [Dec 2009, p.84]
  6. 40
    At the end of the day die-hard pet simulator fans will enjoy the game, young children might get a kick or two out of it for a little while but we can't see it sticking in the long haul.
  7. It's a sad day when you're forced to play a game like this, at this time of year. It's actually pretty shocking that a studio would release a title this crappy during the high-point of any gamers year. There's very few things in this title that are anything near decent, and it all amounts to a really poor game. Stay away!

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