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User reviews: Very Positive (5,050 reviews) - 86% of the 5,050 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 2, 2009

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About This Game



Play with Life.

Create the lives you've always wanted!

Ready to live a freer, more creative life? In The Sims™ 3, you can let your fantasies run wild as you design your ideal world. Start with your Sim, refining each shape, color and personality trait until you get the precise person that pleases you. Design your dream home, but don’t let a grid limit you; place, rotate and stack furniture and walls freely and to your heart’s content.

Once the “hard work” is over, it’s time to be a mentor. Guide your Sim’s path through life, developing a career, finding love, and pursuing dreams and desires. Spending time with friends and family is just as important as mastering painting or accumulating knowledge.

Take things to the next level and record movies of your Sim’s adventures and share them with the ever-growing and thriving community. With a huge catalog of expansion packs and fun objects to discover, there is no end to the possibilities awaiting you. It all begins here; your adventure awaits!

Key Features

  • Customize Your Sim: Mix and match a vast range of facial features and body types to get the look you want. Infuse your Sim with personality traits and help realize their dreams.
  • Stage Your Own Extreme Makeover: Decorate your Sim’s home however you want, neat or messy. Use odd angles, create tall stacks of items, and apply your favorite self-made pattern to the walls and floors.
  • Range From the Home: Get out of the house and explore the lively and entertaining neighborhood for the first time. Be a part of the larger online community!

Online Disclaimer:

INTERNET CONNECTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY THE SIMS 3 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PRODUCT. ACCESS TO ONLINE SERVICES REQUIRES AN INTERNET CONNECTION, EA ACCOUNT AND GAME REGISTRATION WITH THE PROVIDED ONE-TIME USE SERIAL CODE. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO ONE EA ACCOUNT PER SERIAL CODE AND IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. EA ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.ea.com/. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER FOR AN EA ACCOUNT. INCLUDES SOFTWARE THAT COLLECTS DATA ONLINE NECESSARY TO PROVIDE AND ACTIVATE IN-GAME ADVERTISING FOR ALL THE SIMS 3 PRODUCTS PREVIOUSLY OR HEREAFTER INSTALLED.


EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 2) or Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
    • Processor: (XP) 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; (Vista) 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
    • Memory: (XP) 1 GB; (Vista) 1.5 GB
    • Graphics: 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
    • DirectX®:
    • Hard Drive: At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
    • Sound:
    • Built-in Graphics:
      • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above.
      • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
      • 0.5 GB additional RAM
    • Supported Video Cards:Nvidia GeForce series: FX5900 or greater, G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295; ATI Radeon™ series: ATI Radeon 9500 series of greater, X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950, 2400, 2600, 2900, 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870, 4850, 4870 series or greater; Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA): GMA 3-Series, GMA 4-Series
    • *Please note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 cards are not supported
Helpful customer reviews
929 of 999 people (93%) found this review helpful
1,158 people found this review funny
64.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2015
- Created my perfect sim.
- Bought a good house and got a great job.
- Got married.
- Wife got pregnant.
- Wife gave birth to a new beautiful baby girl.
- Baby girl becomes toddler.
- My wife tried to lit up the candle on a birthday cake for our daughter.
- Burned down our house killing everybody.

Great game! Real life simulator 10/10
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1,071 of 1,224 people (88%) found this review helpful
355 people found this review funny
32.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
"$379.81 - Add all DLC to Cart"

Its like EA Is asking for people to pirate their game.



edit: on sale all DLC is 120$, why.
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256 of 268 people (96%) found this review helpful
111 people found this review funny
61.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
This is the kind of game you buy and play a bit and then forget and then one day you're like
"oeh i want to play sum sims"
and then you play it for 2 weeks straight then completely forget about it untill your next Sims 3 playing burst
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146 of 170 people (86%) found this review helpful
195 people found this review funny
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
Had 23 children from 9 different women and didnt have to pay child support

69/10 just like real life
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116 of 129 people (90%) found this review helpful
177 people found this review funny
251.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
Sim drowned at a pool party.
Death showed up.
Death started swimming.

10/10 would invite death to my pool party next time
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