Ambitions can be completed through the use of heroes (or specialists).For example, the player can have a wizard and a physician cooperate on one quest or a knight and monarch on another.

Each Sim has two normal traits and one fatal flaw, which can be turned into a positive trait through a quest, unlike The Sims 3, where there are five main traits depending on the age group.

In an interview with Game Spot, the game's senior producer, Rachel Bernstein stated that the game will be more dangerous for Sims, with death and failure a possibility during the game's quests.

Set in medieval times, it allows the player to build a kingdom through quest-driven gameplay.

On December 21, 2010, EA announced that the Limited Edition was available until the launch date, and was also released at the same time as the standard edition.

The Sims Medieval provides a medieval setting for the player to work within, with newly designed buildings and scenery to create an authentic "back-in-time" experience.

Players build up a kingdom, send Sims on quests, and earn rewards in the form of Kingdom Points.

It was developed and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and i OS, and was released on March 22, 2011.

It was made available for Windows Phone, though exclusive to the Nokia Lumia phones, on March 25, 2013.

These consist of tasks related to the Sim's profession that must be completed in a set amount of time.