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Criteria for The Sims

My Beaten & Completed Games My Game Backlog 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 a playable non-CAS Sim be or be turned into a robot, a supernatural creature, or an alien.


  • Play at least one household to 10 generations. Legacy Lite Challenge
  • Play a poor household until they can afford to buy the most expensive residential lot in the neighbourhood. Rags to Riches Challenge
  • 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. (Include branches or not, your choice)
  • Have any number of Sims achieve all (available) lifetime goals.
  • Complete a challenge.


  • Complete a total of 10 challenges. (Includes Legacy and Rags to Riches challenges)

My Progress

I have documented my progress in My Sims Criteria Checklist spreadsheet. Get your own checklist here.

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.

🐸 Like frogs? Track your frogs in The Sims 4 with this Frog Checklist.

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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