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Mostly Positive (174 reviews) - 79% of the 174 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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Volka
163.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
Journal of Liam:

Day 1 Morning: Appeared in the world with no memory of how I died except the weird taste of jelly beans in my mouth. How odd. Bought a house and then went out to the park and picked flowers.

Day 1 Evening: Needed money so sold my flowers and got 8,000 Simoleans. Will start building my Laboratory Basement immediately.

Journal End.

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10/10 Would go make money by being a flower child again.
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cherrykeung5917
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
SO BAD
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DongerPrince.exe
75.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
Go get your parent's credit card and spend $379.81 on DLC that involves petting dogs and being a vampire kids!
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dan
15.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
Told a ghost story to a ghost.


He was not impressed.
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mustangman1992
699.8 hrs
Posted: August 26
I have been playing this game since the day it hit the shelves and I absolutely love it. There is so many different routes you can take and do that it's a never-ending game. I have a good majority of the DLC, and most of it is definitly worth the buy. The only DLC that I just flat out don't recommend is the INTO THE FUTURE. It was a big let down in my opinion. It can get a little boring at times but you just have to be a little creative or use cheats and it keeps things interesting. My biggest complaint would be the loading times and the cost of DLC given the games age. Overall EA did great at giving this game major replay value. I still play it to this day and love it as much as I did the first time I sat down and played it.

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markjenkins.1
187.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
worst game ever
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lillamaster
17.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
beter then the new sims
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VegeChips
4.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
Better than No Mans Sky
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SpacemanComics
50.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
Probably my favorite game of all time. This game is pure awesome. Perfect game if you wanna play as god and do fun stuff with your sims. The expansion packs are amazing as well, they add new things to do and new items within the game. Though $20 per expansion pack for an older but not too old game is a little bit concerning. I'd be willing to buy the rest of the expansion packs if it went on sale for like $5 per expansion. Absolutely fantastic game though. No complaints here.
10/10.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
40 of 44 people (91%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
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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24 of 27 people (89%) 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
12 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
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
318.7 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
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
197.1 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 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
5 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I love this game, but I cannot recommend this at its current state... The gameplay is solid, but that is not the issue.. My issue is with the damn crashing, I have a high-end laptop running Windows 10 and the game crashes every 5-10 minutes..

The combined with the fact that there is no god damn autosave, becomes insanely frustrating.. The other issue is with the extreme amounts of cut-content-"DLC" which addup to 1000%x the initial price of the game despite it being 7 years old..


EA I demand you fix this damn game, and then I may buy some DLC... Considering steam won't allow refunds for this game even though I have a valid f*ing reason..
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
126.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Product received for free
Great game but i need the dlc though
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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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