Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. The very obvious problem with using The Sims template on animals is that they don't do very much all day expect eat, sleep and procreate.
  2. Simanimals' general failure is not only about bugs, but it’s related to a generally disappointing gameplay experience. It’s obviously dedicated to a young public, but this doesn’t make allowance for a quality level so low. Our advice, if you want to stick with the franchise, is to get yourself a copy of “My Sims Kingdom”, which will surely satisfy you much more.
User Score
1.9

Overwhelming dislike- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jun 5, 2014
    7
    As a fully-grown adult human, I actually admit to liking this game. Certainly if you go in expecting The Sims, but with animals, you're going to have a bad time. What this game is, is a quiet, peaceful, occasionally frustrating game about managing an environment so that it best suits the animals you want to live there. It's a god game, and as such, I found it perfect for when you want to relax with more patience than split-second timing. It can be a bit dull, particularly if you're not interested in god games, but I found that it had a lot of fun features, it was pretty, it distracted me from real life for a bit. Don't pay full price for it, but you can probably pick it up for cheap used, and that might be worth it if you're looking for a game that won't stress you out. Full Review »
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    2
    I expected it to be a lot more fun than it is. It is so boring because there is little customization like other Sims games. The controls and gameplay are really slow which makes it unbearable. Full Review »