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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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Shifty
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This review gets one star
Additional stars can be purchased for $19.99 each

That aside, its an entertaining, interesting, and funny game
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Dat Boi
216.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Hahaha, what is this "Outside" You speak of?
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CSharp95
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
The Sims 3 is a very interesting game that can be incredibly tricky to get into.

First off, don't buy all the expansions. If you play the game whilst running every single expansion at once, your performance will tank and there will be so much ♥♥♥♥ in the game that it will be impossible to play with any kind of focus.
The best way to experience THe Sims 3, in my experience, is to install the Seasons, Ambitions and Generations along with any of the stuff packs that interest you, if any (though most of them aren't worth it.) Your game will still run silky smooth, you'll have loads to do and your sims' lives will be flushed out to the best degree possible without the sheer amount of content becoming overbearing.

I know many people think that EA is cheating them by splitting the game up into 20 some expansions, but it's not meant to be played all at once. It's designed for you to pick the expansions that interest you most, playing with all of them simply isn't possible unless you really enjoy consistent lag spikes.

The game has a lovely sandbox feel to it. You can make a sim that looks like you and see how your children could end up looking 20 generations down the line, or you could make a fat black man with a voice that could break glass named Nethaniel Ticklehack that really enjoys setting other people on fire and sleeping with balding men in his spare time.

While the vanilla game alone can be rather barebones, it's still incredibly fun and worth the buy at the price.
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GETTRDUNN
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Sims 3 is a fantastic simulation game. I've bin playing the sims every since it first came out back in the day and the sims always amazes me. Sims 3 by far is my favorite out of all of them you can do so much in building, customizing, character creation, and many more. You can do anything you want in the game you could create a sim, find a dream job like a chef for example and work your way up to the top becoming the best chef in the city! Or you could become a family man and have a wife or kids and watch your kids grow up, and finally you could just become a crazy evil sim and cause chaos throughout the city either by stealing other sims stuff, inviteing them over traping them in your basement and forceing them to paint, or you could trap them and burn them to death. The things you can do in this game is endless which why it makes it a fantastic game I highly suggest getting Sims 3 if your looking for a good simulation game Sims 3 is worth every penny.

Fantastic game 10/10
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DawkinsIsGod
312.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I would say it only has a few hours of gameplay... A reasonable time to play would be like 2 hours maybe.
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eddie plays
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I have a mansion and millons of dollars in this game well in real life I'm in my 1 story hpuse with my drunk ♥♥♥♥ mom 10/10 best life sim out there
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Barry_Burton
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Man the new saw game is great, though I do prefer the roller coaster tycoon one more.
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GoobHundred
281.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
The Sims 3 isn't a game...

It's a lifestyle.
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foxella
367.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I LOVE THIS cna you add ti so we can have pet deers and summon deers?
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hunterbuddygames
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Really good game, does not lag nearly as much as I thought it would have with my sucky computer, this game is amazing the graphics are good (Since it was made in 2009) The time it was made in I would suggest this Sims over Sims 4.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
65 of 74 people (88%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
Recommended
72.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
He stole my car, I stole his son
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69 of 86 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
10/10 would drown my wife again
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
EA is the is screwing over players and supporters of their franchise by charging $20 for each DLC pack. So if you want the "full game" with all DLC be prepared to fork up $400. This is a complete rip off! Damn you EA!!!
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
84.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Electronic Cash Grabbing Arts - The Sims 3

Good game but sad company pricing.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
61.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
This game, oh boy, this game, where to start?
Only buy the DLC on a sale, even then its pricey, vanilla game offers alot, not a full price though.
i fully recommend this game to anyone with a horrible life as you can easily replace your current one in this game.

PROS
Gameplay
Graphics
Controls
Amount of base game content

CONS
You will not see your loved ones, unless you create them
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
318.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Expanisons

Expanisons packs are alot like trick or treating you don't know what your gonna get until you open the bag and see the goodies. As much as I like the realistic feeling to the Sims 3, the Supernatural expanison kind of defeat the point of the realism but then again I can't complain to much after all it my favourtie expanison. University Life I have yet to play it out maybe cause I have my Sims on epic lifespans, again for the realistic point of view. Into the Future as much as I thought that would be a cool experience to explore. But that all went away quickly due to the insufferable loading screen, everything else is instant load for me, but Into the Future has decided to revolt against me, so disappointing indeed.

Animations

Oh too many to pick from as much as I like the romantic interactions, I guess I gotta to be fair and pick the one I see the most. I just want to say the routing issues such cause when you send your child or teen to school and if their is alot of children and teens. Their will be a virus spreading between then involving then stomping their feet and waving one arm in air while complaining that another sim is blocking their path. Which can be easily solved if you just walk to the other door since they is three doors but sadly nope, they all choose to walk through the one door and doing so a mob of stomping feets and waving their arm in the air until he, she or they can successfully walk in but that takes at least four sim hours, and the time they do walk in school is basically over. So whatever the routing issues suck but their is not much I can do about that.

My Sims

I have a elder, two adults, two teens and nine kids, 11 males and 3 females but who cares about that let get to the good stuff. I have a sim name Ocean and her lifetime wish is to be the master romancer basically what you gotta do is have woohoo ( sex ) with five different sims in five different places. I did started befriending other sims but I haven't seduce any of then yet. Cause it ain't easy, your sims needs get in the way for one and the other reason when you do get in bed with a friend you get all cuddly with him/her and just moments away from actually having sex with then they back out the last second. Lol I don't know what I did wrong it not like our relations with each other are strangers but we're best friends, such a bummer I just want lifetime points that all I ever wanted to begin with xD.

Overall 10/10

It alot like playing with barbie dolls basically but not me I'm a boy I will stick with my amiibos but again I did play barbies back then with my action figures, listerning to barbie girl on the radio xD but I was a hyperactive silly goofball kid :)

I planning on binge playing this all day tomorrow :D
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
229.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
I think it's safe to say it's taken over my life..
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
10/10 would make grandparent and child roommates again
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
193.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
in handing over $20 dollars for this game, you also hand over your soul







10/10 would hand over soul again
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
92.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
meh 2 was better still good
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