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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
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Nixx
25.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
Launched the game and spent a lot of time on character creation mode. Here's my adventures so far:

✓ Created Mr and Mrs Bennet
✓ Added Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine and Lydia
✓ Dressed everyone in Regency-ish clothes
✓ Chose a 6BR house to move in to, not enough funds
✓ Forced to settle in a 1BR and 1bath property
✓ Got everyone a job at the supermarket
✓ Alternated everyone on using one bed and bathroom

✓ Fell asleep while playing
✓ Woke up and found that the furnitures are repossesed, there are pee puddles everywhere and everyone's fired from their jobs

✓ Went house to house as Elizabeth to find a Mr. Darcy
✓ Found a wealthy elderly man living alone
✓ Started flirting with said elderly
✓ Couldnt stand the elderly and Elizabeth making out
✓ Quit the game and apologized to Jane Austen
✓ Restart the game

✓ Created one character and rised to Rockstardom
✓ Game crashed while hosting a party at the club
✓ Find out the game was not auto-saved
✓ Rage quit. Will not play again
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Kilafab
69.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
its awsome...so awsome.
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roastbox 360
72.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
sims 3 more like sims 9
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gnrclassic
23.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
amazing way to waste your real life hahaha
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Dreemur
24.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
A little laggy, but you know this game is good. If you've never played it before, then just imagine a sim game where you can live it up, or down, as you please. Wanna be a gold digger? Sure! The president? Why the heck not? Want to live out your virtual life as a happy stay at home dad while you rot away in the dim lightling of your real life bedroom, wishing vainly that you could be loved by a real woman? Well I say go for it. Live out your dreams, man.

10/10

Reality is lemons and the Sims is the lemonade
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WHY ME
37.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
What has my life come to when i prefer to play a video game of a person playing a video game than actually play video games.
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Soviet
8.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
a few hours in, it's just relaxing and fun.

I'll complete a more detail review later, however I wanted to share a page that helped me get lots of the thidden free stuff from the official sims store. (they hide the free stuff. this website simply located all the free stuff.)

http://simsvip.com/sims-3-store-content/freebies/
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schöneblume
2.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
I already knew I was going to like sims 3 when I got it, because I've played Sims 1 and 2 my whole life. Needless to say, it hasn't disappointed me so far. If you like ruining or improving peoples' lives, this game is for you.
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KaiserSenpai420
17.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
9.5/10

One of the best Sim games in my opinion, all the expansion packs are so lively and fun.
One of the biggest props I have to give is how much better a sims game is in general on PC,
I guess I have more time logged into the origins edition even tho I originally got this on steam.

The job choices and skills are totally fun, Generations, University Life, and Ambitions makes it so much better.
From Kung Fu Master to Video Game Designer, my wildest dreams are coming true!
I love the easy concept of dragging over colors, something the consoles didn't have - it's the little things that count I swear.

Generations expansion makes having children, toddlers, and teenagers so fun! It's worth a try for any past Sim fan I swear. <3
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manic fLaws
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
DLC finally goes on sale, sale ends just before payday. :\
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1,716 of 2,060 people (83%) found this review helpful
3,101 people found this review funny
Recommended
60.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
- Built a house with no doors
- Let some people inside
- Closed up the walls
- Lit the house on fire
- Listened to the screams of the burning innocent people

Then I went home and played the Sims 3, it was ok I guess
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356 of 434 people (82%) found this review helpful
411 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
-Sim died
-Grim Reaper came to do his job
-Forgot what he was doing
-Sat down on the couch and watched TV
-Went to have a conversation with him
-Grim Reaper is now my best friend

10/10 would befriend the Grim Reaper again
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614 of 801 people (77%) found this review helpful
901 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Told a ghost story to a ghost.


He was not impressed.
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499 of 680 people (73%) found this review helpful
201 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Game is fun
Goes -75%
adds all dlc to cart
$94.81
Nope not fun enough
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77 of 94 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
69.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
This game
What can I say?

The sims is a game series,thats been around for a long time.
I personaly love this game,with or without mods
I have almost all the expansion packs,and yes,they do add more fun,but the base game is just as good

Like games where you play god,have a family,and play out real life?
Then,this game will be your favorite
I'd rate this game a 8/10,it just needs a bit more to it,yes,Expansion packs are a thing,but what if someone can't buy them,the base game can be a bit flat.but an otherwise great game.
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250 of 365 people (68%) found this review helpful
285 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Single, balding male, lives alone, no friends or family.

Hungry, so he buys a pizza.

No drive to find a job, finds out he can easily hack on his new computer to make money.

Earns over $200 dollars first time hacking.

Puts away left over pizza, goes to bed.

Wakes up, eats some left over pizza and decides to master his logic to hack further.

Months later, becomes extremely logical to the max.

Hacks again, makes 2-300 dollars.

Devestated by his failure to excel at hacking, he adopts a baby.

Baby arrives next day, signs papers and the adoption agency leaves.

Builds doorless room around baby.

A week later, agency finds out about mistreatment of child and teleports baby out of home.

Sim kills himself.

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227 of 333 people (68%) found this review helpful
350 people found this review funny
Recommended
58.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
a fire started in my house and i died trying to extinguish the flames


everybody outside cheered
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113 of 162 people (70%) found this review helpful
146 people found this review funny
Recommended
45.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Finally I can live out my dream of being a painter/hacker/jacked/criminal/fisherman while neglecting all human needs of both a virtual man and a live one.
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
The job I'll never have.
The house I'll never be capable to buy.
The car I'll never be capable to pay.
The girlfriend that friendzoned me.
The life that I dreamed.
10/10 would feel depressed again.
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150 of 229 people (66%) found this review helpful
145 people found this review funny
Recommended
59.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
You don't play The Sims. The Sims plays you.
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