Generations Reviews Wrap-Up

It’s been about a month since The Sims 3 Generations was released, and reviews seem to have dried up, so I think now is a good time to wrap-up my reviews coverage. In case you’ve forgotten previous times, this means comparing the pretty-much-final Ranking at GameRankings and Metascore at Metacritic with those attained by previous expansion packs and the base game.

GameRankings first, and the Ranking stands at 76.20% based on 10 reviews. This is slightly higher than Ambitions which got 75.19%, but lower than World Adventures and Late Night, which got 82.74% and 81.50% respectively. As with all the other expansion packs so far, this is lower than the base game which got 86.65%. Comparing to The Sims 2 expansion packs now, and Generations has a higher Ranking than Nightlife, Bon Voyage and FreeTime, but lower Rankings than all the others.

Metacritic now, and the Metascore currently stands at 71 based on 14 reviews. This is a lower ‘score than that attained by any previous expansion pack, which range from 74 to 81. Again, no expansion packs have managed to top the base game’s ‘score, and Generations is no exception. You know I just said than it attained a lower ‘score than any previous expansion pack? Well I can actually include The Sims 2 expansion packs in that too, as they range from 74 to 81 (the same as the range for The Sims 3 expansions before Generations, interestingly). So according to Metacritic, this is the worst expansion for a The Sims game since The Sims 2 (i.e. excluding expansion packs for The Sims 1). Oh dear.

For the specific Metascores and Rankings for everything mentioned, click Read more below or scroll down a bit if you’re already on the full page.

So that concludes my reviews coverage. I won’t post news about any reviews I may find in future, but they will still be added to the game page, with that update of course included on the Updates page. I’m still after you’re reviews though! If you have an opinion on Generations, click the link below, login with your Google, Yahoo!, AIM, Twitter, OpenID or NetLog account if you haven’t already, then type away.
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Tuesday 5th July 2011 | 6:10 pm UK time
Filed under: NITGP (Generations), The Sims 3 Generations

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