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.
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Mostly Negative (23 reviews) - 39% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Negative (686 reviews) - 33% of the 686 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 19, 2011

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About This 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 http://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
Customer reviews
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Mostly Negative (23 reviews)
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Mostly Negative (686 reviews)
Recently Posted
Deava
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Fun game.
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laniislani
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
could not run, however i can run games that are free... nothng wrong, it just will not open, have tried everything.
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Quadallae
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Fun game!
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WiccaMistress13
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
I've tried for months to activate this game, It keeps telling me that the code is invalid but it was meant to be a new unused code but since it was gifted to me i don't know if it could've been used beforehand.
I've seen this problem on steam, origin and even EA so just save yourself the hassle and forget this game exists.
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LOCASTKILLER40
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
I want a REFUND when ever i try to open the game and play it no tab opens but it says its running so in turn i demand a refund.
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Glamhuggeren
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
say it is runing but i cant see anything
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Senpai Kirito
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Bought it like a year ago. Still haven't been able to play it. Tried to register it, Didn't work. Paid for this. Can't get a refund. Can't even play it.

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Coyote Chaos
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
Nothing like I thought it would be. Not a fun game.
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UberZuber
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
It's like every sims game, except, you control the world.
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BoogabooLuvsU
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE! This game is a lie! I purchased it, prepared to load it, and it CONSTANTLY told me it was already running! Fix this horrible bug! It makes me so mad!
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kylemcafee7
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
It doesn't work, it says it's running, but doesn't open any application; it does the same thing when I try to open the support function. Thanks for stealing my money.
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Mental68x
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
It doesnt work

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GTO880
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
I downloaded this game and product code failed and failed after 20'ish times trying... I still never got it working (Getting my money back!)
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jakepoq
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Short Version: Total Disappointment, Don't Waste Your Money!
Longer Version: I have a Windows 10 Laptop and the game wouldn't even start up. The play time steam says i have is not actual play time. It was time spent trying to get it to work but it never did. The game always said it was running when nothing was happening and it wouldn't let me launch the game because steam thought it was already running. Very disappointed because I heard great things about this game. I just can't recomend it on steam.
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alievan381
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
failure to stsrt game cuz its already running but i see nothing
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stevieray2602
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
this game will not start and will not give a refund
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Sexy Broccoli
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
THE ♥♥♥♥ DONT WORK ♥♥♥♥ THAT NEGRO snake/3
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Splurge
( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
Betrayed by what it presents before buying it. The idea of the game is better than the actual gameplay. click click click skills with a mouse to win the game.
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karl
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
things you dont find out ontill you have paid for and installed the game

* it wont run on windows 10
* in order to play you have to uninstall and reinstall off
the main EA page and make an EA account
* you can ask doe a refund but you cant ask for the time you waisted back

i really dont know anything about the game to comment but as far as installing i thought this should be made clear before buying
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Dark Isabel Rose
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
absolutely refused to open for me-tried every fix imaginable but wound up getting a refund
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Bought it like a year ago. Still haven't been able to play it. Tried to register it, Didn't work. Paid for this. Can't get a refund. Can't even play it.

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
It's like every sims game, except, you control the world.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE! This game is a lie! I purchased it, prepared to load it, and it CONSTANTLY told me it was already running! Fix this horrible bug! It makes me so mad!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
GabeN,you gave us wrong codes.I am dissapoint.You're still awesome though.
Edit:Works fine on Origin,just a bit mad I can't play it on Steam.
ReEdit:Noooooope,doesn't work on Origin either.Refund pls.
ReReEdit:Nevermind that refund,just had to uninstall from Steam and reinstall on Origin.My faith has been restored GabeN!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Despite running into problems trying to run the game on Windows 10, I have found the game quite enjoyable. It adds an RPG element to Sims and there are many things about this game to enjoy. One of my favourite aspects of this game is the music. I absolutely love it!

If you run into problems with running the game, the solution is quite simple:
1) If you installed the game through Steam, uninstall it.
2) Login to your origin and register the game using the CD key steam gives you upon purchase.
3) Download and install the game through Origin.

Sadly, the Pirates and Nobles DLC is not working, but they recommend making a case to get it fixed. I have yet to do so, but that's what I've read in forums.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Whenever I open this game to play it, it doesn't take me into the game, but says I am playing it still

You need to fix that glitch
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
failure to stsrt game cuz its already running but i see nothing
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Short Version: Total Disappointment, Don't Waste Your Money!
Longer Version: I have a Windows 10 Laptop and the game wouldn't even start up. The play time steam says i have is not actual play time. It was time spent trying to get it to work but it never did. The game always said it was running when nothing was happening and it wouldn't let me launch the game because steam thought it was already running. Very disappointed because I heard great things about this game. I just can't recomend it on steam.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
things you dont find out ontill you have paid for and installed the game

* it wont run on windows 10
* in order to play you have to uninstall and reinstall off
the main EA page and make an EA account
* you can ask doe a refund but you cant ask for the time you waisted back

i really dont know anything about the game to comment but as far as installing i thought this should be made clear before buying
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
109 of 123 people (89%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Okay so this game is amazing and highly addictive. You will never run out of things to do. Yeah its a pain in the butt to install but its totally worth it and I am here to help. I read through the comments before purchasing to learn how to install it. I had a lot of difficulty considering I had to read through them all comment by comment and still couldnt get it to download because some steps were left out.

So heres what I did.

1.- Download the sims from steam.
2.- Open your sims download through steam and write down your registration code.
3.- Go to https://www.thesims3.com/register.html If you dont already have one.
4. Create a login, password, username.
5. Go to https://www.thesims3.com/registeragame.html and type out the code provided from the steam download.

Heres where it gets fun.

For users who dont have an origin account you must then go to https://www.origin.com/en-us/download
Download Origin [which is basically EA'S STEAM]

While that downloads go to-

https://signin.ea.com/p/web2/create?execution=e2005779475s1&initref=https%3A%2F%2Faccounts.ea.com%3A443%2Fconnect%2Fauth%3Fredirect_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.origin.com%252Foauth%252Flogin%253Flpu%253Dtrue%2526ru%253D%252Fen-us%252Fdownload%253Flogin%253DWyIiXQ%253D%253D%26locale%3Den_US%26display%3Dweb2%252Fcreate%26response_type%3Dcode%26client_id%3Dlive.origin.com#panel-splash

And creat a login.

Once logged in and Origin is completely downloaded open it up and find 'My Games' section.
So now heres where I got super confused while reading peoples comments.
You should see the sims there. Everyone here was saying to right click and choose repair but that option is not available at this point yet.
What you need to do is go into your computer and find the steamapps file.
Create a folder on your desktop and copy all of the sims files to that folder.
Once fully copied, deleted all files for the sims in the steam apps file.
Restart Origins
Once Origins is reopened go to 'My Games' once again and the sims should still be there.
You either have install the sims option or if you try to right click now you should have the repair option.
Do which ever is available.
I downloaded the sims and then repaired it and ran it perfectly well. In fact I am running it as I type this review.
I hope I didnt miss any details but if I did, feel free to add me and I can help you out.
Oh one small details is that while running the sims through Origin, it will not display on steam that you are playing it. Thats the only thing I dont like.

Again I will say this game is amazingly fun good for all gamer types and levels. Seriously recommend it.
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52 of 67 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
If you think The Sims Medieval is a bad game YOU'RE SADLY MISTAKEN! It's a brilliant game taking you back to the days of old and adventure and wonder. To a time where hardwork meant something, you take on the role of a King or Queen and start building your nation from the ground up. Turning it into a wondeful Kingdom for years to come.

You can also become a great Knight, Blacksmith, Doctor, Preacher, Trader, Bared and Magician. Basically you'll have a high renown for any of these jobs you take on and help build up a great country. This is exactly the game for you espically if you love these olden times of sword fights and adventure.
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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
ORIGINAL REVIEW: 24/12/2015
As an avid Sims fan, it pains me to write a negative review of a Sims game. I'm not down-voting this game because it doesn't live up to my standards, I'm down-voting because I cannot get it to run due to my CD KEY's being invalid and this has something to do with DRM. It is a sad day when you are an avid Sim fan and cannot play one of the games you have always wanted. Steam should remove this title from the store since it no longer works.

UPDATED REVIEW: 16/04/2016
I have fixed the problem by taking Skully’s advice. I have also created a guide to help those users whom still want to play the game, but use the Steam Overlay.

GAME FIXES
So I took Skully's help and it seemed to work. Register your game on the Sims 3 site and then uninstall the game from steam. Go to origin and install it there. To use Steam overlay simply add a non-steam game as origin.exe.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=659251679
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49 of 76 people (64%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
I admit it, I read the negative reviews, but they were mostly concerned with the game not running on Windows 8. Since I have a Win7 machine and it looked good enough at a friend's computer I decided to give it a try despite the warnings. Since I only shelved out a couple of bucks, because of a sale I thought it was worth a try.
What I soon found out and what the reviews are also about now is that the activation code does not work because of an old, derelict DRM software that locks out legit customers who bought the game legitimately.#
Good job when the pirates can play a game that people who bought it with their own money cannot. It seems a solution is to register the game over at Origin. However I refuse to have another DRM besides Steam on my machine. What is the point buying it on Steam when you either need to register it on Origin or go down the not-so-legal alley.
STAY AWAY!!!!!!!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
!MOST SIMPLE WAY TO RUN ON WINDOWS 8 ONWARDS!

I initially couldn't get the game to run properly, and tried everything I could find on Google and nothing worked... But... I did find that if you run the TSM.exe in the game files the game will boot and run perfectly. No needing to mess around with CD codes, uninstalling and reinstalling or loading through Origin. I had this game when it first came out and I've wanted it again for a while, and I really enjoy it... So if the only thing putting you off getting this game is the fact that Windows 8 onwards doesn't agree with it, just try this, and if it doesn't work you can always get a refund... Running the .exe worked for me, and it is how I told my boyfriend to try and run it and it worked for him too. If you really want the steam overlay in game just add the .exe as a non steam game to your library.
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31 of 54 people (57%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
My son has this game and I've seen him play it in the past so I decided to get myself a copy since its on sale. I didn't read the reviews about the lack of ability to use this game on steam since I didn't need reviews to know I wanted this game. It seems back when he got it, the authentication still worked so when I saw it on sale and purchased it for myself I didn't think anything of it. Upon doing so I realized the game is basically broken on steam and you have to use origin. If I wanted to use origin I would have bought it directly from them. Refunded the game, uninterested in using anything other than steam. I'm not even mad at steam since its EA that won't update and support their own games (shocker). Though I do think steam should write there on the product page that this is the case. It was a hassle trying to figure out why it wouldn't accept my product key. Time wasted from lack of transparency here.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
Good game but a pain in the butt to get working. 8/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
For me the game did not launch in Steam. It tries to activate and fails. However I had no trouble registering the key on the sims website to my existing account. Then the game appeared in the Origin launcher. Note that you need to delete the local content in Steam to be able to download and launch from Origin.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
This is not a typical The Sims game. Especially if you're used to Sims3.
However, it is pretty awesome in its own right.
There are different interactions and you can see your actions play out on a whole different scale than you usually would in Sims3. Reading some of the negative reviews, people seem to expect it to be just another Sims3 reskinned and I don't see how that would be interesting?
I enjoy it as it is.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
Sucks that you can really only get this to work through Origin but it's really addicting! More quest and story-based than a typical Sims game, but just as fun. Sort of like a simpler, but more evolved version of The Guild series, and a lot easier to play for hours on end, like most Sims games!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
This game didnt work on windows 8.1 for me, so i used the cd key they gave me on origin, redownloaded it there then it worked perfectly. Amazing game if you like the more RPG aspects of the sims. Buy it very cheap very fun play game good time happy fun.
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