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The Sims go back in time and get medieval! The Sims Medieval™ takes The Sims into the Middle Ages with all new features, new graphics and new ways to play. For the first time, players can create heroes, venture on quests, and build up a kingdom.
Release Date: May 27, 2011
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About the Game

The Sims go back in time and get medieval! The Sims Medieval™ takes The Sims into the Middle Ages with all new features, new graphics and new ways to play. For the first time, players can create heroes, venture on quests, and build up a kingdom. In an ancient land of adventure, drama and romance, players will be able to get medieval like never before.

FEATURES

  • A living world of Sims in an age of adventure, drama, and romance
  • Enhanced graphics, lighting, animations, and more lifelike Sims
  • Create heroes, build up their skills and send them on epic quests
  • Quests drive your kingdom’s story - Good or evil, cruel or kind, romantic or warlike
  • Kingdom Ambitions – Choose a ambitious goal for your kingdom and work to achieve it. Will your kingdom be the most wealthy, most enlightened, a conqueror or a peacemaker? The choice is yours.

ONLINE DISCLAIMER

INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. YOU MUST REGISTER THE GAME WITH ENCLOSED SERIAL CODE. GAME USES CONTENT ACTIVATION CONTENT PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY BY SONY DADC AUSTRIA AG. BY INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE, ANY SECUROM CONTENT PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY THAT PROTECTED YOUR BASE GAME WILL BE REMOVED AND REPLACED BY CONTENT ACTIVATION. SEE END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT AVAILABLE AT www.ea.com FOR DETAILS. GAME CAN BE PLAYED ON UP TO FIVE COMPUTERS; USERS CAN MANAGE WHICH COMPUTERS ARE AUTHORIZED OR DE-AUTHORIZED TO PLAY GAME. VISIT http://activate.ea.com/deauthorize/ FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DE-AUTHORIZATION.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, with the latest Service Pack
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent for Windows XP; 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent for Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Memory: 1GB RAM for Windows XP; 1.5GB RAM for Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Hard Disk Space: At least 5.3 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games
    • Video Card: A 256 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c
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125 of 146 people (86%) found this review helpful
67 products in account
2 reviews
36.8 hrs on record
COMSUMER WARNING
DO NOT BUY IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 8 OR ABOVE, MAXIS/ EA IS CURRENTLY REFUSING TO FIX WHAT THEY HAVE BROKE WITH THE LATEST PATCH SO IT IS NOW SCREWED, THIS IS THE ONLY WARNING YOU WILL GET.
Posted: March 20th, 2014
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104 of 123 people (85%) found this review helpful
370 products in account
86 reviews
22.4 hrs on record
This is a game that I both enjoy, and dislike simultaneously. I enjoy it because of the great medieval theme involved here, and the creative way you add to your kingdom, make new characters, and some of the fun interactions and capabilities of the characters.

While this game is a nicely themed re-envisionment of the Sims franchise, it does have some downfalls. The main one being it's not as free and open as the Sims franchise has been known for. The only time you get to actually play the game, is during a quest. The quests provide nice motivation for your characters, like saving the town, thinning the thieves, or maybe hunting down the source of all those goblins. But you must make progress on your quests or a magical constable comes and arrests you and puts you in the stocks for a few days. I found this kind of rediculous and immersion breaking, as well as completely negating the whole 'free and open' style the Sims had from the beginning.

You are not free and open to do what you like in this game, you must progress on the quest or have consequences. The basic needs have also been twiddled around, there are less of them, and the personality trait system has been truncated. The character motives now affect how well you can succeed at anything you attempt to do, and also affect quest progress and success/failure. It's actually difficult, and somewhat dissatisfying to try and balance the needs, daily living, and progress on the quest simulatenously.

It does, however, have it's charm and is still an enjoyable game, which is why I still recommend it. The primary purpose for this review is to give people information they need to make a better informed buying decision, knowing that this game is far more structured then the rest of the franchise is. With this in mind, if you are looking for the classic Sims experience in the Medieval era, this is not your game. If, however, you would enjoy being faced with puzzles, challenging quests, and gradually building up your kingdom through questing and careful management of one (or more, depending on the quest) character's lives, while still progressing regularly on the quest as much as possible, then you will find this game interesting. This game seems more directed at people who want less open and free style gaming, and are more interested in adhering to their chosen quest line and taking on the challenge.

The decision is up to you, it's still a good game, just not quite in the way the rest of the Sims franchise is. I personally haven't found myself playing it as muc has I thought I would, I keep finding other games more interesting, but I do enjoy it when I get around to playing it.
Posted: January 13th, 2014
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
for everyone who decided not to buy this game because they have windows 8, same happened to me when trying to open through steam, i then went to thesims3.com, typed in the CD key for the game on "Redeem Game" which then put the game onto your origin acount, i ran a fix on the game through origin and checked for updates, and it runs completely fine, no lag at all. I hope this helps some of you who may have already purchased the game and unable to play it through steam at first. Good game apart from a little akward to rotate camera and still trying to figure out how to rotate items but apart from that its a lot different from any other sims game ive personally played before
Posted: March 21st, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
53 products in account
9 reviews
32.4 hrs on record
I have logged over 400 hours on the Sims 3 and Sims 2 in my entire life. I absolutely love that game, and I wish I had it on Steam so I could share a true hearted review of that.

The Sims Medieval is somewhere between the two games and it also stands on its own. The Sims don't vanish into rabbit holes (most of the time) but the character creation reminds me more of the Sims 2 then anything else. You play a rather large group of sims, never all at the same time, but sometimes you do play a chunk of them at the same time sometimes. You are a Monarch, Bard, Blacksmith, two religous leaders, Knight, Doctor, Wizard and Spy. All made to fit YOUR NEEDS. Your monarch can be a grumpy stick in the mod, or something akin to a court jestor. You want the Spy and Wizard to get married and have babies? You can totally do that as well.

I thought the game was going to be a homage to the Sims 2, if anything... But I was wrong. Its different. It stands on its own two legs as a fun game thats quest driven. Before you start the game you pick what quest you want to do. Fight off invanding frogs, find a genie, locate a missing child, whatever you want to do really. Each quest effects how other countries see you and how your citizens act around the kingdom. A country with high intellgience is more likely to be invaded by war mongering countries. A country with high defense is more likely to attract some unsavory characters who think they will be safe there.

Depending on YOUR actions the kingdom gets shaped and molded.
Posted: March 4th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
48 products in account
1 review
24.6 hrs on record
I'm a Sims fan and this is absolutely brilliant! If you are into roleplay games that has funny or simply unexpected twists in it with a taste of sims, then this is a game for you :D
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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