- Estimated achievement difficulty:2/10
- Offline: 0
- Online: 20  [Need to be connected to servers to unlock achievememts]
- Approximate amount of time to 200: 100+ hours playtime, 1+ months actual time
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: None [provided always connected to servers]
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
- Extra equipment needed: Windows Phone 8 only
WARNING ABOUT ONLINE CONNECTION: An active online is connection is required to obtain all of the achievements. If for some reason you become temporarily disconnected and unlock an achievement, it will become unobtainable unless you reinstall the game (and lose all your progress), even if you complete the requirements again. For this reason, it is recommended that you constantly verify your connection, especially at times right before you may unlock an achievement. This is done by entering the pause screen (by tapping the back button) and checking the leaderboards. As long as they load, you are connected. Alternatively, if you have unlocked at least one achievement, check the achievements page. If any of your unlocked achievements show, you are connected. This is slightly quicker than loading the leaderboards page.
The Sims FreePlay is a strategic life simulation game developed by EA as a freemium mobile version of the timeless classic, The Sims. Unlike previous titles in the series, in-game events and actions occur in real-time, following the freemium trend of titles like Ice Age Village and Bug Village. In-app purchases are constantly begging you to make them, but they dont take away from the experience too much. Post-launch developer updates have drastically increased the amount of time it will take to complete the game. Currently the game is FREE in the Windows Phone Store.
Step 1: Just play the game
The object of the game is to increase you town's population and infrastructure, all the while leveling up and earning more Simoloeons (the currency of the game). Always work to complete the current task that is available. These are one of the few ways to earn the premium currency, Life Points (LP, for short). The "Nemesis of the State" achievement will require that you reach Level 22, but fear not, as you will far surpass that by the time you earn the last few achievements related to Town Value in Step 2. Due to the fact that you need to be connected to the servers when you have met the conditions for an achievement, it is wise to keep a tally of how many goals you have completed (skipped goals count too!). You don't want to be having to double check your connection just before ending every task, so knowing when you are closing in on 1000 completed goals is a useful thing indeed.
Step 2: Grind to 30,000,000 Town Value and 1000 goals complete
This step is going to be painful. After you complete all of the other miscellaneous achievements, and erect all building in the town, you will be quite a long ways from 30 million Town Value and 1000 completed goals. There is however a way to grind your way towards the money, involving locking pre-teens in a room and forcing then to repeatedly...study. See "1000 Goals" for more info.
The Sims FreePlay is not unlike Ice Age Village, another freemium city-builder on Windows Phone. It will require a vast amount of time to complete, no matter how you look at it. It is not at all difficult, but will request an extraordinary amount of dedication and patience. The only saving grace is that the game is FREE and does not require real money to complete in any way. It also can be fun at times, despite the never-ending grind.
[XBA would like to thank Corrupt. for this Roadmap]