In Russia, though, it’s towards the top of the list, apparently. The Sims 4, the latest in the long-running EA series, has been given an 18+ rating in the country – the equivalent of the dreaded AO in the U.S.
The Sims has long been one of the strongest brands in Electronic Arts’ video game catalog. Millions of players form a vibrant, active community whose loyalty to the game hasn’t wavered in the franchise’s 12-year history.
Among those fans is pop sensation Katy Perry, who has had a long working relationship with EA — and spent the better part of 2012 as an ambassador for the game.