Ever wish you could zoom into an ant farm and watch each member of that lilliputian society interacting? Then the surreal virtual world of The Sims might be perfect for you. It's a game where you micro-manage the lives of the mischievous characters called Sims. You get to play god, planning their neighborhood, decorating their homes, and generally guiding them through their life. There's no real way to "win" the game - it's all about exploring the personalities that you create and watching them interact.
The Sims 3 expanded the gameplay world even more than the series' first two installments. There are more houses and bigger neighborhoods than before. Take your Sim outdoors and wander around your community. Send them to work, watch them grow up, get them hitched - the possibilities are endless.
In addition to constructing the landscape your Sim will wander around in, you can give them skills that will shape their personalities. With high charisma, they'll be the life of the party. Make a long-haired artist by boosting their "painting" skill. You can spend limitless hours playing the game and watching the world of the Sims grow!