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.
User reviews: Mixed (226 reviews)
Release Date: May 27, 2011
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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. 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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
WARNING: IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 8 DON'T BUY I JUST WASTED $20 FOR IT
Posted: October 1
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Who had the idea to make the SIMS a fantasy-ish RPG?
I don't know.
Why does it work?
I don't know either
Posted: October 5
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
The ♥♥♥♥ING game sucks it wont start up or anything ♥♥♥♥ this game and ♥♥♥♥ EAs BROKEN DOWN GAME
Posted: October 4
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
bought this game without knowing it doesn't work! I love sims and was really looking foward to playing this game. don't waste your money :/
Posted: October 10
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
I only played this for three hours, and then my PC overheated and got a virus, which I had to wait for the tech guys to fix it. oh what fun that was, was okay though. but I won't play it again incase the game was the reason- OH WAIT, it doesn't work for windows eight! ha ha ha! (but seriously, if it was the culprit behind my misfortune, then I won't play it.)
Posted: September 25
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
0/10
Posted: September 25
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
What the hell ! No mention of this not working on Windows 8 ! Even the steam support page mentions every problem APART FROM WINDOWS BLOODY 8 !!! ♥♥♥♥ing rip off !!
Posted: October 10
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
43.2 hrs on record
Massively disappointed when I changed my laptop to a windows 8 only to find that this no longer plays. SUPER not impressed.
Posted: October 16
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
WTF EA god man that was a waste of money dose not work with Windows 8 bull crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: October 17
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0.9 hrs on record
Does not work waste of money they need to fix this crap I got this like 2 years ago Just tried today to see if it works still doesnt work after like 2 years
Posted: September 25
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3.0 hrs on record
I can not play the game !
Posted: September 26
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61.5 hrs on record
I honestly don't know whether to rate this game up or down. It is a great game, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't run on Windows 8 or 8.1.

From what I played of it on Windows 7, it is different than Sims 2 and Sims 3. It runs more like a weird questing game set in Medieval times. You have a kingdom and you complete quests to advance said kingdom with various types of characters that have set jobs. Though, if you want to just play around with the characters there is a freeplay option available. You do have customizable characters, however there are not as many options as Sims 3 but there are more options than Sims 2.
Posted: October 6
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1.0 hrs on record
I'd like to think I would give this game high marks, but it doesn't seem to load on my computer. It downloads and installs well enough, but no matter what I do, the game doesn't display. It doesn't even give me the courtesy of a black screen. It just plays in the background while I surf the internet and never shows up.
Posted: October 7
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66.1 hrs on record
This is a great game, always something to do, but your always doing a quest, very little free play I think.
Posted: October 11
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36.9 hrs on record
I'll right a review that might actually be helpful for you, let aside that half of the sodding negative reviews are mainly because of Windows 8. EDIT: It says in the descriptions "OS: " and proceeds to list the only OSs you can use, you butthurt ♥♥♥♥♥ (not saying this to the reader, just to the people who are complaining because they didnt read the bloody description).

I havent played this game in a while but I'll try to remember the most I can. First off, if you have Windows 8 go play Europa Universalis IV or Crusader Kings II, two empire-building games that are by far some of the best of the Grand Strategy Genre. (TL;DR version below the wall of text. I do however advise everyone to read that, for I put some things in there that I left out of the wall of text)

Now that we can actually start, let's begin. This game is alright. Not the best, it has its faults; the fact that you have to diplo-annex other nations and you cant take them by force, being the biggest drawback. Otherwise, it's a very nice experience for a Sims game, bringing in a concept that I wish were in the Sims 3: Religion. Most people would complain their little asses because of it, but I find it a very alluring concept, especially for a game that allows you to be a King with no explanitory cause. I also quite liked the fact that you can assign a council of jobs to your Sims, and switch between them and your king during missions. Bringing up missions, however, is something I myself had a little problem with. Throughout the entire game, you HAVE to switch between Sims during missions until you get a Free Play mission, of which I usually just cheated straight at the beginning. Playing the missions without my own Sim, I found myself being bored out of my mind at the linear pathway, which just doesn't work for a Sims game. Also, theres a wide variety of customisation for your castle and kingdom.

Sorry if I left anything out, because its been a few months at most since I've played the game. Overall, however, I would recommend the game, especially if youre one of the die-hard Sims players that simply do not get bored at not shoving sims into small confined boxes and then leave them there to die, like most people who play the Sims do. I dont use an arbitrary scaling system for games, since they simply shouldnt have them. But if I did, I'd say itd be around a 7 or 8 on a 10 scale.

TL;DR Version
Pros :
-Customisation
-Religious System
-Wide variety of regions to explore
-Isles you can discover and claim for your kingdom
-Kingdom Council system and overall pretty cool mission ideas
-Parents eaten by a whale trait
-You can build up your town using the peasants taxes, or use them to your own greed
-Law making system
Cons :
-Linear story
-Limited Annexation of other Rulers
-Draconian system of missions and limited freedom to do what you please
-It's EA. Theres probably microtransactions for the style of silk you want.
Posted: October 24
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0.4 hrs on record
Does not work on Windows 8, wish I'd known this before I went and wasted my money.
Posted: October 24
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51 of 70 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Does not work with Windows 8.
Posted: August 16
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39 of 57 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Gut wrenching to discover AFTER my purchase that it does not work on windows 8... there could have at least have been a warning. Furthermore there are no plans to rectify the issue.
Posted: June 13
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
When I first DL this game I wasn't to sure if I would like it but I was pleasantly surprised. The Sims Medieval is similar to the regular Sims play however building is different. You cannot add to the castle or other building but instead you navigate through quest in order to unlock new locations. I also like how it has implemented some of the terms that would have been used during this time (like complimenting a women’s ankles). Very nice game to play and relax.
Posted: June 29
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
doesnt work on windows 8
Posted: June 20
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