- Start out with just one Sim, living in a shack. Help him advance through life's important moments and make a better life for himself.
- Meet and interact with neighbors, flirt with attractive members of the opposite sex, and move into bigger houses
- Explore a fully interactive 3D world as you try to get love and money
- Meet and interact with a wide variety of new characters found only on the GameCube version of the game
- Play with a friend as you play Two-player Sims -- each person controls their own Character in split-screen mode