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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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Very Positive (358 reviews)
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Emma
( 66.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Good job where is sims 4
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TrueToxicity
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
i killed my sim
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kitty qween
( 102.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
It's fun at first but then get kind of boring, it takes up A LOT of space though. I had to delete everything off of my computer before I could actually play it.
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AnusPincher
( 32.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
AMAZING!!
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Sosigggggg
( 78.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
It really loves to crash.
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drmouse1605
( 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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krzwis
( 211.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I love this game!
Is it buggy as heck? Yes (but theres a fan made mod called "overwatch" that easily solves it).... plus the less DLC you buy the less buggy it is

Is there long load times? Yes, if you are like me and "gotta catch them all" DLC... again, this can be fixxed with overwatch or having a better computer (with all the dlc the game is about 30-40 gigs (my wife has 3 dlc's and the game makes it 12 gigs).

Are there microtransactions? Technically yes, but you can disable seeing them and they are ussually for purely cosmetic items or don't really have an impact on the gameplay (you can also use fan made mods to get your own unique items) and basically function identically to the DLC.......its the Sims....your either gonna kill your own virtual family or raise them for several generations...... i am pretty sure its not a deal breaker for you if you don't buy the "Monte Carlo costume pack".


Why I like this game: FIrst time I played my wife died of natural causes and i played guitar for tips at her funeral (made like 2 thousand simolians in the process!). Another time the repairman died at my house and I had his spirit come by after that fixxing things at night if they were broken, my current game I am a wizard scientist and my wife is a fairy firefighter and we also run a beach side resort as a side buisness......most realistic simulation of life ever
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Frozen
( 25.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
A game where Hitler, Shrek, and Carl Fredricksen from Up can be in the same room.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
57 of 67 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Could be a fun game, But even in the Summer sale the price of that DLC is TOO DAMN HIGH.
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Sims 3 is a competent life simulation. it's somewhat heavy on the cleaning, homework, bad smells and bad moods for my taste, but that can be modified through programmed in cheat codes, along with money, housing, etc.

the reason I do NOT recommend the game is because the game constantly pushes the player to buy stuff inside the game for MORE MONEY. CONSTANTLY. Any time you add a couch or flower pot to your little sims' house, five much nicer options are presented that you have to pay real money for. This is very irritating and completely unnecessary.
Also, the player must purchase DLC for BASIC simulation areas like weather, beach visits, careers, etc. The whole thing is a pretty annoying money grab.
It's completely annoying that the player spends anywhere from $20 to $60 on a game and the game constantly pesters the player for more money.
I own many games and DLC that never pester the player for more money. Sims 3 is VERY unusual in this regard.
If you buy this game, do NOT spend more money for clothes, furniture, houses, etc. there are plenty of sites that offer free downloads of stuff that is much better than what is sold inside the game. Also there are many mods that improve this game for free.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
I am done supporting this greedy company.
Reasonable Price:
Sims 3 vanilla $5
Sims 3 with all DLC bundle $60

Actual Price:
Sims 3 Vanilla $20
Sims 3 all DLC roughly $400
wtf is this?

Delete Micro payment option or give players at least the option to unlock new stuff by completing challenges.

This is a classic act of the Canadian Devil (south park reverence)
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
+$300 in microtransactions? WELP. BETTER HOP ON MY PIRATE SHIP!
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29 of 40 people (73%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
336.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
The Sims™ 3 is not a game, The Sims™ 3 is my second life.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
bought the game with all the expansion packs.

-made chinese wizard sim.

-calld him "Fire lord".

-made him evil.

-start to learn magic until he learn fire spells,(i mean fire bending)

-he always had a wish to burn other sims.

-go around the town and set sims on fire.
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edit:

-made new sim.

-made him blue and skinny.

-calld him "the avatar".

-fire lord hated him and start to fight him.

-fire lord lost the fight.

-fire lord got bullyied by him ever since.

-ironically few days later he got killed by falling meteor.

11\10 IGN ,had the best avatar experience in video game ever!.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
10/10 would drown my wife again
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
It's the Sims.

It's awesome.

Always have been, always will be.

Go away haters.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
saw a ghost,
called police
ghost disappered
got fined
cop stole my alarm system
tried to trap him
cop teleported
10/10 would sell fridge for pizza again
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
61.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Still pretty good game but, too many high priced DLC's that offer too little. And this game crashes more than what skyrim was known for.
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