The Sims 3
It may be a Sims game, but we know how addictive they can become, even for the hardcore gamers in us. The Sims 3 takes what works for typical console versions of the game and uses it to it's advantages. You aren't getting a huge person editor here, instead you are focusing on the people interactions, jobs, cities, and general home building. It's a great game by EA that I'd love to see more of.