The next great games like Sims is The Movies. Taking the basic idea of managing virtual lives, The Movies applies the themes of the Sims and centres them aroud film directing.
You get to choose whether you’re going to be a casting director, film director or movie mogul, among other jobs, and go about creating your own film. The filmmaking extends across different periods of time and different genres of film and you get to use film technologe, even including plastic surgery.
The Movies is a very unique take for a game like Sims and offers a fresh playing experience.