In a poll conducted by the company that publishes the game The Sims 4, consumers rated The Sims 3 as the best game for adults.

    In a separate poll conducted for the Game Developers Choice Awards, consumers gave The Sims 2 the most positive ratings.

    The Sims 3 has been downloaded more than 2.4 billion times.

    The game was nominated for Game of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2011.