Why We Love The Sims

Ah The Sims, a game I have been playing since I was a young teenager! A game where I could be whoever I wanted to be and do whatever I wanted. The first time I played The Sims I was instantly sucked in and ended up playing for hours and hours without even knowing where the time had gone. But what I really wanted to talk about today is Why We love The Sims, what is it about the game that makes it so popular and makes us return time and time again.

Being who you want to be

I think one of the things that makes The Sims so appealing is the fact that we can be whoever we damn well want to be. You want to dress in that short skirt that you wouldn’t wear out of the game? Do it! You want a mohawk? Do it! You wanna wear bunny slippers all day with your dressing gown, go for it my friend, Sim’s don’t judge and even if they did it’s fine….we can always start a fight with them!

Killing a Sim

Come on admit it we have all done it. We have all killed at least one of our Sims. Without trying to come off as a would be Sims Killer, there is so many ways to do it too. But why do we love killing them off? For me it’s boredom, I simply get bored with my sim and yes I dispose of them in whichever way I see fit. I have included a few ways to ‘dispose’ of your sim should you wish to *wink wink*

  • Death By Pool – Take 1 Swimming pool, take away steps and be sure to make it a priority that your sim can’t swim!
  • Death by Walls – Pause the game, build walls around your sims but don’t include a door
  • Death by fire – A simple one – you only need an oven, no alarm and a sim who can’t cook!

On that note lets move away from ‘ways to kill a sim’……

Life is a soap

If you’ve never married another sim but then slept with your neighbour and had sim babies with him/her then where have you been?! Folks you have the perfect opportunity to create your own soaps. You can kill, marry and have babies with the richest man/woman in the neighbourhood, heck chat up the maid too while you’re at it or even the postman…the world is your oyster!

Seducing Malcolm LandGraab

If you are a Sims fan you will be familiar with Malcolm Landgraab. Malcolm is a middle aged man who also happens to be the richest man in the game and trust me his house can be yours, yeah his married and got kids…but this is The Sims dude and trust me I’ve done it. I have made Malcolm Landgraab fall in love with me and moved into his massive mansion, it took time friends, but I did it!!

Woo hoo

Nothing like hearing those fireworks to know that you have sealed the deal with Margaret and Dennis, get bored straight after? Not a problem..there’s always Dennis’s Friend from across the road….


I think my final conclusion to this is that we love The Sims because it gives us the chance to escape the real world and the problems that it brings. We can do whatever we want and there is no consequences for us outside the game as a result of it.

As per usual I would love to hear your thoughts! I always adore talking about The Sims so be sure to leave your comment below!


  1. Kate Sinclair

    August 29, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I used to play a version of the sims but didn’t get very far. Might have to revisit and have a go again as I enjoy unwinding with games, might be nice to have a character that isn’t like me (or is the me I wish I was!!!) thanks for sharing as has some tips!!

    1. thatmummarocks

      August 31, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Yes you definitely have to play again! X

  2. Gemma

    August 29, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Sims will always be one of my top five favourite games! I’ve grown up with the series as well and I love seeing it grow. I can spend for hours making houses, I think I spend more time there than actually playing the game. I adore using all the cheats! Want thousands and millions of money at the beginning of the game? Motherlode! I couldn’t do it without that… Like who wants a one bedroom house when you can grab yourself and three, four bedroom! Woop

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    1. thatmummarocks

      August 31, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Haha oh I love motherlode, you can become a millionaire in minutes! X

  3. Katie

    August 29, 2017 at 11:20 am

    YES YES YES!!!! And now I know I’ll be up all night simming instead of blogging 🙈 I also love that no matter how broke your sim is – a quick cheat will always mean you can order in that pizza for dinner!

    1. thatmummarocks

      August 31, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Did you stay up all night playing? 😂 knew that you’d appreciate this lol x

  4. Tiffany

    August 29, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I haven’t played the sims for so long! I used to love it when I was younger and I really want to get back into it. It’s nice to just take my mind away from everything else!

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    1. thatmummarocks

      August 31, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Yeah it really helps if you’re needing to keep your mind distracted for a while! X

  5. Elena

    August 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I have never played the Sims 🙂 I remember that I bought the CD but I couldn`t install the game so I gave up.

  6. Georgia Gyles

    August 29, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    im not really a fan of sims but my younger cousin is a 100% sims fan and the way i see it making her happy it must be great

  7. Abbeylouisarose

    August 30, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I absolutely adore The Sims! I still play Sims 3 whenever I need to just veg out for a day and it’s so much fun! It is kinda morbid to enjoy killing your Sims in ever more creative ways but I still do hahah! I also love watching Sims speed builds on YouTube, I’m an ultimate nerd hehe! Fab post!

    Abbey 🌸 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    1. thatmummarocks

      August 31, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Omg now I need to check out these speed builds because I could spend hours decorating my sims house, it’s like a hobby for me lol!

  8. Lateefah

    August 30, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Wow I never played this game but it does look fun. Will be sure to check it out!!

  9. Natalie Benton

    August 31, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Haha I never played the Sims but I enjoyed reading your post 🙂 that bit about seducing Malcolm made me giggle

  10. corinne & kirsty

    August 31, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I must admit I have never played the Sims. I might be the only person in the world who hasn’t. But I get the appeal of the game ahah xx corinne

  11. Little Miss Mel

    August 31, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Would you believe I’ve never played the sims!! I am definitely familiar with it though. I think it’s a great concept to create everything from scratch. Create who you want too.

    1. thatmummarocks

      August 31, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      I’m still waiting for a Christmas version lol x

  12. Thoroughly Modern Emily

    August 31, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVE the Sims! And it’s definitely for the reasons you’ve listed, especially the soap opera bit. And who HASNT trapped a sim in the pool?


    1. thatmummarocks

      August 31, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      I love how everyone traps their sims in a pool lol x

  13. Kim

    August 31, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I’ve always loved the sims so much! They’re about to introduce pets into sims 3 and I’m so excited to have cats and dogs 💖

    1. thatmummarocks

      August 31, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Yes! I cannot wait to have all the dogs! X

  14. Julia

    August 31, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I LOVE THE SIMS. I’ve been playing since the first game came out and I absolutely loved it. Discovering all the cheats was so much fun! I’ve seen it evolve so much and I’m so excited to play the pets expansion because finally a PROPER expansion pack is coming out! I don’t need new gym equipment, give me that cat! The Sims 4 is amazing but the DLCs have been a hit and miss unfortunately. And I miss the ability to change colours and materials of absolutely everything from the Sims 3! It was my absolute favourite, everything was so much more unique! I don’t have any friends who play this game so I always get so excited when I actually find fellow Sims addicts!

    Julia xx

    1. thatmummarocks

      August 31, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Yeah I’m kinda over the whole stuff packs now, I want full on expansions, so yeah I’m pretty excited for it too! X

  15. Tara

    August 31, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I must be in a vast minority but I have never played The Sims! I always feel like I missed out on a huge chunk of childhood whenever anyone talks about it and how much fun it is, I might have to start playing now to make up for it!
    Tara xo

    1. thatmummarocks

      August 31, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Yeah definitely do! X

  16. Chloe

    August 31, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Hi, I have to confess to never playing Sims but I remeber when it came out. My OH loves it though so maybe I should give it a try, Chloe #TeacupClub

    1. thatmummarocks

      August 31, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      You need to! X

  17. Wendie Gregg

    August 31, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I must be the only person who hasn’t played the Sims, great post.

  18. Yella Hawk

    September 2, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Ohh I used to love to play the sims but I always used the cheat codes and spend the whole time building ginormous houses.. this brings back so many memories! xxx


    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Haha I do this all the time! Xx

  19. Robyn

    September 2, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Haha! Yes! The sims is without a doubt my favourite game! Motherlode saves my life and I love making my sims lead the most dramatic life!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      It’s amazing making your sim a millionaire lol x

  20. Kate Ballamy

    September 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I used to love playing Sims – I really need to get back into it soon, really enjoyed reading your post xx

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Please do! Xx

  21. Rachael

    September 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Hahaha this post made me laugh! Thanks for the detailed list of ways to kill sims! Honestly I never really played sims as a teenager but this has really made me want to start again!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Everyone needs to know how to kill a sim lol xx

  22. Caitlin Houston

    September 2, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I’ve never played this but I’ve heard so much about this game

  23. Ilse Danielle

    September 2, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Oh I love the Sims! I use to spend lots of time creating the perfect version of my husband and me and then watch them have silly conversations :,D

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Omg that’s amazing I need to try that lol xx

  24. Heather

    September 2, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Absolutely love the sims! Downloaded Sims 4 onto my laptop the other day and pretty much havent stopped playing it! It helps me create a life i want haha.

    Heather xox || http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      So glad you got the game!

  25. Kayleigh Zara

    September 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I haven’t played the sims in so long, but it was definetely something that I enjoyed in my younger years! It was the perfect excuse for making your own soaps and drama haha x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      It really is haha xx

  26. Girl In Gamba

    September 3, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I love love love playing the sims! Practically everything you’ve said here I love to do. I don’t think I’ve seduced old Mr. Landgraab but I do like having my sims seduce the whole town!

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Please seduce him…it’s hilarious lol xx

  27. Jay

    September 3, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I’ve never played Sims *shock horror* My brother and sister used to but for some reason I never even tried to get it. I’m forever not understanding Sims memes xx

    Jay / jayxoblogs.com

  28. Mollie

    September 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Sims is my guilty pleasure so I loved this post so much!x

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      It’s addictive isn’t it?! X

  29. Amina

    September 3, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    The sims has always intrigued me but ive never actually tried playing it! I love the thought of making your own characters and this has made me want to try it more!

    Amina xx | http://www.AliandHer.com

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      You definitely need to try it! X

  30. Steph

    September 3, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Oh no I feel like I need to play the sims again!!!

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Doooo it! X

  31. Hilesh

    September 3, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Oh wow that sims. Now this takes me back. Yeah I created some crazy characters. Maybe my imagination dragged me away from reality. But that was the fun of the Sims. Great post

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Exactly, it’s a great escape!

  32. Mamma_B

    September 3, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Omg! I feel this is a whole new exciting world that I’ve missed out being a part of! Haha!!! I’ve heard of it but never played. But this has convinced me I probably should ha! Thanks!

    1. thatmummarocks

      September 3, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      You really should lol!

  33. Jordanne / Thelifeofaglasgowgirl

    September 29, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I absolutely love the sims! My favourite thing about it is creating the sims and houses lol I’m not so big on playing the actual stories but It’s such a fantastic game!! I do love killing a sim though … locking them in a room and setting them on fire ahah but I remember playing it and then getting my sim to have a baby with the grim reaper!!!

    Jordanne // Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  34. Zoe

    October 1, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I have actually never played this game but it sounds fun and might have to get myself it!

  35. Saraallie

    October 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Sadly for some reason Sims never works for me for more than a little while. There was a time I was in love and played all the time. I’m still in love with it but ever since the blue screen showed up I’ve never had a chance to play it. I’ve tried twice I think but each time after a few days a blue screen ruins my life!
    Thank you for refreshing memories! 😀
    ~ Saraallie
    Sara Writes ~ The Crazy Life of a Silly Little Sister

  36. Joanne M

    November 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Funny I love the killing the sim part

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