Summary: First, I must tell you that I am a HUGE Sims fan, and still am even after this less that satisfactory game. It's not terrible, and if you can't run the PC version it's a great buy. On the other hand, if you're used to the PC version, stick with it. For a console Sims game it is still disappointing. If the PS3 Slim 160GB had PS2 compatibility, I would have bought that version, luckily, I still have my old GameCube copy.