Why should you give sim games a chance? I'll tell you why. Sim games will get you thinking. Your strategy skills will be tested. But don't worry -- it's not all about thinking hard. There are many opportunities to unleash your creativity.
Sims Provide Endless Hours of PlayYou don't just play through a sim once and be done with it. Oh no! Sims give you so many options, you'll want to go back and play a different way. Maybe when you built your first "SimCity" city, you focused on big business. For the next one, you may want create an industrial wasteland. Many sims have open-ended play, where you decide the goals. It's not unusual to lose track of time and realize you just played for three hours.
You Can Customize Your GameSims give you the chance to inject your personality into the game. Nowadays it's common to be able to make items, mods, or scenarios for sim games. "The Sims 2" lets us make furniture, wallpaper, and clothes. Some of us (those who'll admit it) have spent hours just downloading furniture sets. You can make your sim world however you want it to be.
Sims Are Like Virtual SandboxesThis goes back to sims having an infinite amount of gaming time. A game like "Spore" gives you the tools to make a creature in countless number of ways. Your creativity can go wild making creatures and buildings for "Spore." Other games, like "SimCity," let you build up a city and then let a natural disaster loose just to see what happens.
The Whole Family Can Enjoy a SimGaming can be a family activity. The majority of simulation games are single-player games, but don't think that means you can't play together. Sit down with your younger kids and help them along. Or get into a game your teen loves, and then chat about how they made it past a seemingly impossible mission. Sim gaming could bring your family closer together.
There Are Sims About EverythingThere is a sim game for everything. Building casinos, managing a hospital, building cities, overseeing a theme park, and taking care of animals are just a handful of things you might find yourself doing in a sim game. No matter what your interests are, you can probably find a sim that'll suit you.