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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:

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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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WilPower987
270.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
This very game to be homest has to be one of my favorites. Sure, i have a work PC, and most of the time things freeze, take too long for loading, or become blurry, but that all aside, this holds a place in my heart.

I mean sure, my first Sims game was practically like the PC versions, (Unless you count Freeplay, then who am i to judge) But this game combines what 1 and 2 did perfectly. It's a good thing you have an open world to explore this time around, instead of 1 (Heck, if you even call it open-world exploration) or 2. If you need a impending decision of which Sims game to get first, don't get 4. This one is better.

Sure, it may lag your computer some, and DLCs are over-priced, but heck, who can't pass up traveling the world, getting the profession of your dreams, own a perfect pet, experience the supernatural, Live in a bustling club-filled city, be a singer, go to college and have the time of your life, experience all four seasons, Make all ages have perfect family time, Live the island life, and even travel to the future? It all sounds like a dream to me.

Please, if you're looking for the perfect life simulation game, buy the sims 3.



oh yeah, and you can also make them to have sex.
9/10
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Okade
18.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
Endless stories to invent and play with. Poor/rich, happy/sad, (un)lucky families, the only limitation is your imagination. Old but gold
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AndyAce83
3.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
I bought the Sims (TM) 3 on sale. I have played the original one and the second one aswell so I knew what I was buying. I bought 5 DLCs aswell; Seasons, Generations, Pets, Film and Supernatural. It all came to about 20 £ or 20 USD. I have played it for sometime, just to see what it is. Here is my opinion on it:

It doesnt get more causal than this. There is no end goal at all. Just buying stuff, and making the sims interact with eachother. You can give your sims a life goal. I have not tried to achive that yet. As of now I am in a relationship. We have a dog. And he and I get to work. Then I buy stuff and then I wonder "What am I doing?" I dont know if I find it boring or funny or what.

As I said, I knew what I was buying, but it was more for curriosity of the franchise that I bought it. Especially out of curioisty for the many, many, many DLCs for the game. I bought 4 DLCs and I dont understand how they work. Are they in the game? DO I have to play other maps to use it? How do they change anything? I see that some Sims are now zombies. I guess that is the supernatural one. Also there are animals running around. I guess those are the pet ones.

So the "game" is a... thing you do. And I guess its okay. What I find objectionable is the ingame currency thing. I have bought 5 DLCs and it feels almost like I just get the option to buy more things with REAL money. I can buy things in the Sim store with more real money (not sim money). I dont feel there is much add-on things I can buy in-game with the DLCs.

I really dont like micro-transactions in game. But I guess that is what I get for buying a EA game.
Also the whimsical soundtrack annoys me.

Now... Why do I still recommend it? Because you should know what the game is. And if you like this types of games, the drawbacks is just a reminder. If you like soap-opera games, where the charaters live theire lifes and do nothing but exist, and you dont get depressed or sucidal by it, then this game gives what it says.
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FrontRUSSIAN
3.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
>Made fat gay dude
>Broke few happy families
>Lured a guy to bed
>Burned him and his gay lover on a bed
>They stuck in sex script and cant die
>They have imortal gay sex on my bed 24/7
>Surounded them with glass walls
>Now they are one of my art peaces
>Invited people to my "art" show
>Traped them in my house.
>They all died while watching 2 gay guys ♥♥♥♥ing.
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Mow
3.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
Played since The Sims wayback my childhood days, and since I love interior designing, it enhances my ideas and creativeness. Great game! And wishes came true here that maybe impossible in real life. lol Oh well. xD
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Nixx
32.0 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 rose to Rockstardom
✓ Game crashed while hosting a party at the club
✓ Found out the game was not auto-saved
✓ Rage quit. Will not play again
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Kilafab
73.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
its awsome...so awsome.
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roastbox 360
73.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
sims 3 more like sims 9
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gnrclassic
35.6 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1,725 of 2,069 people (83%) found this review helpful
3,124 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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365 of 443 people (82%) found this review helpful
416 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
903 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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504 of 690 people (73%) found this review helpful
206 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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78 of 95 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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252 of 367 people (69%) found this review helpful
290 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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229 of 335 people (68%) found this review helpful
355 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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114 of 163 people (70%) found this review helpful
147 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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38 of 42 people (90%) found this review helpful
38 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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151 of 230 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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