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Very Positive (197 reviews) - 87% of the 197 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,374 reviews) - 86% of the 5,374 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (197 reviews)
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Very Positive (5,374 reviews)
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Big Al
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Finally got past the first loading screen.
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wonderlandcat18
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Great game for fans of the Sims series! The loading screens take a bit of time, but it's worth the wait! :D Awesome customization options as well as plenty of things to do!
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eternalflamebby
( 52.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I love this game and wanted to get Sims 4 but after doing the trial run of 4 I decided I was perfectly happy with 3. $ has better graphics but I like how 3 works and play it a lot. if you can't affocd to spend $60 on sims 4 then this is just as entertaining and worth playing.
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The Kawaii Potato
( 189.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
10/10

Would torture hug my sims again.
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Afterz
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
The game itself is great, but if you buy it in steam it's not gonna work with the ones you bought through origin or discs
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Harris
( 515.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I kinda like it.
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Sophh
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
please make sims 3 on mac its so lame i cant play
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Tom
( 114.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
$400 to completely max out your experience.
10/10 would buy more DLC again

(seriously, it is a good game and what you get without DLC is filled with content, but getting some DLC is also great. Just don't buy Island Paradise as the map you get with it is completely unstable and impossible to play and the features aren't that amazing)
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ThatGuyWhoLikesLillipups
( 103.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
God Simulatior but with a f*ck ton of DLC (EA at its finest). But hey, at least its better than Sims 4.
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Jomackson
( 100.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Joined science career. Became head houncho. Did experiment in a nieghbors house turning their toilets to have car alarms.

100/10 would Mad Scientist again.
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Dorapollard2
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I WANT MY MONEY BACK
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RobotOverload
( 42.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Sold my soul for game. 10/10 IGN, would sell soul again
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Samwise Gamgee
( 37.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Got the game for ♥♥♥♥ an' giggles, got out of bed and started playing it because i was bored, looked out the window, saw it was dark, looked at clock and relizes it's 4 in the morning.
10/10 would waste life again.
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stacelyn12
( 28.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
really enjoy playing
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DarkDNA69
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Very fun indeed.
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Yoshii
( 105.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Very fun, I find it to be very time passive and use as a game to play god. ALTHOUGH some things I do wish were made different, this game was very fun
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jasygirl35
( 48.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
great game
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HumbleHoneyBear
( 148.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
i got with all the men and ladies possible and then died while fixing the tv. i highly reccomend this realism
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sarshhhhh
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Sims 3 WILL NOT WORK. I don't know why, it just says to check the Log. I've tried everything suggested on the forums and none of them worked.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
83.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
became president and then died making spaghetti, realistic life simulator
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
143.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I've played this game for too many hours. Horridly addictive, please send help.

10/10 don't forget to let your sims pee
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
I tried to marry the grim reaper. got a baby. wasn't reaper skinned. locked it in the basement with others.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
174.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
I love this game. A lot of people say they spend a ton of time making the 'perfect household' and the 'perfect house' and only play the GAME for a tiny amount of time. I'll admit, after a little while it DID get kind of boring. But you can always just make a new household and make a new house. If you somehow get bored of that, download a DLC. I havent had any problems with boredom, but maybe you will. Create a challenge. Set goals. It's fun if there are imperfections or an insentive. I think this game is great- I'm probably going to play a lot longer (I have over 120 hours).
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Sold my soul for game. 10/10 IGN, would sell soul again
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I remember on my old xbox years back i enjoyed The Sims 2, however.. I did not play too much of The Sims 3 but some of the things in this game is enjoyable, humorous.. If you like to make things yourself. Family and builds, this is the game for you. In my opinion it's a game u can leave and come back to after awhile.. I'm not attached.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
268.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
So much fun designing houses!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I just love traping people in rooms killing them then trap more people
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Best game ever. i have all of it on Origin and its so much fun. There are a few glitches that need fixing but minus those it's still best game ever.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
114.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
$400 to completely max out your experience.
10/10 would buy more DLC again

(seriously, it is a good game and what you get without DLC is filled with content, but getting some DLC is also great. Just don't buy Island Paradise as the map you get with it is completely unstable and impossible to play and the features aren't that amazing)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Good game! Personally, I prefer this version of Sims with Supernatural expansion packbetter than the Sims 4...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Got the game for ♥♥♥♥ an' giggles, got out of bed and started playing it because i was bored, looked out the window, saw it was dark, looked at clock and relizes it's 4 in the morning.
10/10 would waste life again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
100.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Joined science career. Became head houncho. Did experiment in a nieghbors house turning their toilets to have car alarms.

100/10 would Mad Scientist again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
103.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
God Simulatior but with a f*ck ton of DLC (EA at its finest). But hey, at least its better than Sims 4.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Became president killed my whole family and had 12 kids that all looked the same 11/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
The game itself is great, but if you buy it in steam it's not gonna work with the ones you bought through origin or discs
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Great game, however, there needs to be some work put into the voice acting, I really didn't feel anything... I never really feel anything.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
166.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Love this game. I have loved Sims since I was young and it never gets old for me. There is a lot of free downloadable content still!
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