Virtual Mom- Dream Family Sim is a simulator where players get to experience the mom life. However, it might be the most nonsensical and boring mobile game of the bunch. While I understand that there are gamers out there that love a good simulation game, be it goat simulation or some other outside-the-box fun, Virtual Mom- Dream Family Sim basically simulates being a mom with a really nonexistent father who does little to help you, while living in a super emotionally flat world (certainly not the "dream family" it claims to simulate).
The father even says, while the mother is, with no emotion on her face, writhing in pain as she starts to feel the initial contractions of childbirth "Calm down." It's the most unrealistic simulator I've ever seen. And, if I am being brutally honest, the babies aren't the cutest I've ever seen. There, I said it.
So, Virtual Mom- Dream Family Sim is essentially single motherhood without any of the emotion, any of the fun, and with the bonus of having a dysfunctional family unit that could scare anyone off real life motherhood. There's also some questionable mothering that takes place with unrealistic tasks that sometimes seperate the mother from the twins.
The gameplay for this weird mobile game is also painful, slow, behind on the times, and frustrating overall. While I am not a fan of simulator games, simulator lovers certainly deserve better than this weird mom simulation. Suffice it to say that this mobile game is weird in a bad way.
Gameplay involves basic motherly tasks like warming milk, cooking cereal, and caring for the twin babies in a very beige, boring home. There are some major mechanical issues with some of the tasks, such as driving, which doesn't include reverse. Basically, if you bump into something, good luck getting back on the road.
The gameplay is not only unrealistic, but awkward and frustrating. Walking and driving are particularly painful in this game due to outdated controls. If you enjoy clunky controls, out of control cars, and being an emotionally devoid single mother with an absent partner, this game is for you!
- iPhone iOS 9.0 or later
- iPad iPadOS 9.0 or later
- iPod iOS 9.0 or later
- Mac macOS 11.0 or later (M1 chip or later)