Sims games suitable for children include “The Sims 3” and “The Sims 2 Castaway” on the Nintendo DS. The ESRB video-game-rating system rates both of these games E for everyone.
“The Sims 3” for the Nintendo DS brings the simulation gameplay of the PC version of the title to the handheld system. This game encourages players to forge their own paths in life instead of following predetermined paths. It takes full advantage of the touchscreen controls on the Nintendo DS to provide players with a more flexible gaming experience. Players choose the hair, facial features and clothing of their own Sim characters and live in a virtual world.
“The Sims 2 Castaway” takes the play style of traditional Sims games and puts a twist on it by stranding the player on a deserted tropical island. The game is about more than players providing a normal life for their Sims; it's also about helping them survive on the island. Gamers have to help their Sims craft items and build shelters while trying to discover the ancient mysteries that are hidden deep inside the island. The island provides players with a variety of environments to explore such as volcanic mountains, lagoons, beaches and caves.