I have been playing TheSims series for about 3 years now. It started when I watched YouTube videos on TheSims, I think it was on TheSims 2, so I went on to 99gamers and got a copy of the base game. Let's say at first I hated it. To me, the controls were crap. Luckily, just before I gave The Sims 2 a try my aunt and I found a copy of the Sims 3 with a few game packs for $19.99. At the time, I couldn't afford TheSims 4. I absolutely loved TheSims 3. It had so much to offer, being out for about 4 years at the time. You could get very creative, and I loved seeing what each baby would look like. Although for every game that seems perfect, they always have flaws. The game was buggy as heck. After a couple of years, it would freeze or turn off completely. But by the time that happened, though, I was able to afford TheSims 4. My cousin told me it was on sale. I have, within the last couple of years, gotten used to TheSims 2, and can say I actually sort of enjoy it. Now, what do I like better? It depends. TheSims 2 has this realistic feeling to it. The graphics are pretty good for the era it was in (2004-2009). You had to work harder to get things (which was also a drawback, since it was harder to get into a relationship with another sim and the whole matchmaker aspect was sort of flawed in my opinion). Building houses was also iffy, but not the worse thing to deal with. I say I like TheSims 2 as a tie for 1st place with The Sims 4, as of now. The Sims 4 has a lot less bug issues and when there are bugs, they are quickly fixed by The Sims team. At first, the Sims 4 seems to be lesser to both TheSims 2 and 3 (especially with the lack of toddlers at first, it took them three years to figure that out), but as the years went on, it quickly became a favorite of mine. There are still some things (lack of pets, weather, university, lack of matchmaking systems the others had). The thing with pets will be remedied when Cats and Dogs comes out in November, but the rest...we'll just have to wait and see. Now, on to the elephant in the room...The Sims 3! It is now god awful! It was once a magnificent game, but the automatic shut down, black screens and the lag it puts on your computer is awful. Yes, when you can actually play it, it's like an experience that just fulfills you, but the overwhelming problems just aren't worth your time and energy. In my opinion, both the Sims 2 and Sims 4 are fantastic games. Once Cats and Dogs comes out, the Sims 4 might stand out a little more to me, but as it stands I'd highly recommend both of these games (mind you, you will need at least one game on disc to play the Sims 2, but to me, that is the biggest issue with the game and it doesn't affect the way I feel about it). So, if you want a nostalgia trip, order the Sims 2 and its expansions online. And if you are more into the new, you can order the Sims 4 on Origin, as of now.