The Sims Placed in Time Magazine’s Best Video Game List
As a fan of The Sims game, you needed no convincing that this was one of the best video games around. That being said, there is nothing like a little bit of acknowledgement. The Sims came in number 31 on Time magazine’s 50 Best Video Games of All Time. It is without a doubt, a well-deserved honor.
TIME Magazine has released a list of the 50 Best Video Games of All Time, and taking its well deserved spot in this spotlight, The Sims placed #31 on the list!
Game designer Will Wright has said The Sims, first released in 2000, was intended as a satire of American consumer culture. Millions of players seem to have missed the joke, happily occupying themselves with the mundane tasks of running a digital minion’s life—from kitting out a new pad to managing bathroom breaks (or else). It innovated both the “sandbox” category of game in which “goals” are loosely (or not at all) defined, as well as the kind of minutely detailed task management that’s a common feature of so many games today.
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