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Release: Apr 2009
Reviewed on: PC

Virtual Families

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Good: Shape your sims in a number of ways - Unique illness system
Bad: Runs In real time (may be slow for some people)
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(37 votes)
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Virtual Families is a popular and unique life simulation game developed by Last Day of Work. Like other games from this developer the game is played in real time which means your sims will be sleeping while you sleep. However, some players may find that this slows down gameplay too much for their liking.


In Virtual Families players manage their own virtual sims through adult life with a focus on family, career and house creation. These virtual characters are ‘adopted’ in Virtual Families from thousands of potential choices. From here players will control every aspect of their daily routine to their career path and even their partner that they will start a family with.

Virtual Families also mixes in a large number of random events to keep players on their toes. These random events include illness, house repairs and other family emergencies which require careful planning (and mini-games) to overcome.

Other features that add to the Virtual Families experience include a large number of trophies to earn, hidden puzzles to explore, a dynamic weather system and massive customisation options for both your sims and their virtual home.


The PC version of Virtual Families and the mobile games offer the same great casual life simulation experience that fans of The Sims and other life sim games will love.

If you are unsure about Virtual Families then the one hour trial from the official website is the perfect way to get some hands on experience with this game. Best of all if you decide the game does sound like something you would enjoy the game is available at a bargain price for the amount of content on offer.


  • Runs in real time.
  • Unique puzzle focused illness system.
  • Demo available (1 hour of gameplay).
  • Available across many platforms.
  • The perfect mobile game for fans of The Sims.

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Virtual Families, 8.2 out of 10 based on 37 ratings
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  1. Emily SR
    March 22, 2016

    Where’s the [PLAY] button? XD

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