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Criteria for The Sims

Beaten & Completed Games Goals & Game Progress

The Sims games are open-ended games and will need a unique set of beaten and completed criteria.


  • Play a Sim who starts with no children until they become a grandparent.
  • Play a Sim that has achieved a lifetime goal.
  • Reach the top level in one career track.
  • Have at least one member of a household be or be turned into a robot, a supernatural creature or an alien.


  • Play at least one household to 10 generations.
  • Play a poor household until they can afford to buy the most expensive residential lot in the neighbourhood.
  • Collect all (available) ghosts and gravestones/urns.
  • Have any number of Sims be turned into all (available) non-normal states.
  • Receive all career rewards and reach the top level of all careers, including branches.
  • Have any number of Sims achieve all (available) lifetime goals.
  • Complete a challenge.


  • Complete 10 challenges.

My Progress

I have documented my progress in The Sims Criteria Checklist spreadsheet.

Given these criteria, I have beaten both The Sims 2 and The Sims 3. At one time I did have all of the expansions and stuff packs for The Sims 2 but I never managed to play a single household to 10 generations. I would personally still like to achieve that.

Designing & Building

Above, I have only talked about the “live” mode of The Sims but a major component of the game is designing and building, and personally my favourite part of the games. I would really like to do more of that.

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