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User reviews: Positive (38 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 18, 2011
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Includes 2 items: The Sims™ 3, The Sims™ 3 Pets

 

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Create perfect—or imperfect—pets for your Sims, from fierce guard dogs to destructive kittens to trusty horses and more as you determine not only how your Sims’ pets look but their personality traits as well. With a variety of new activities and social interactions, take control of these pets and experience the world from their perspective. Give your Sims a new member of their household and discover all-new ways to play with life!

Key features:

  • More pets mean more fun! Create a wide variety of unique dogs, cats, and—for the first time ever—horses! Think your Sim has what it takes to tame a wild horse?
  • Be the Pet. Wield control of your Sim’s pet to chase, dig, tackle and more. Be the perfect companion or wreck havoc on your Sims!
  • Pets have their own traits! From intelligent, brave, and friendly to hydrophobic, skittish, and clueless to gentle, fast, and agile, determine the personality of your Sims’ pets.
  • Pets can learn skills. Cats and dogs can learn to hunt, dogs can learn to locate collectibles and fetch your Sims a date, and horses can learn racing and jumping.
  • Sims can take their pets outside! Take Spike to the park, bring Whiskers to the library, or ride Star to the new Equestrian Center.

Online Disclaimer

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System Requirements

    • OS: XP SP2 / Vista SP1 / Windows 7
    • Processor: For XP 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent / For Windows Vista and Windows 7 2.4 GHz
      P4 Processor or equivalent. For NVIDIA ION™ computers, the game requires at least 2.0 GB RAM.
    • Memory: For XP 1 GB RAM / For Windows Vista and Windows 7 1.5 GB RAM. For NVIDIA ION™ computers, the game requires at least 2.0 GB RAM.
    • Hard Disk Space: At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games. 9.6 GB of hard drive space is required if installing with The Sims 3.
    • Video Card: 128 MB Video Card with Pixel Shader 2.0 support
    • Supported Video Cards: Nvidia GeForce 6 series or better, and all NVidia G, GT, GTS, and GTX video cards. ATI Radeon™ series card 9500 series or better, and all ATI X, X1, and HD video cards; Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA): GMA 3-Series, GMA 4-Series
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: March 11
Pretty good! I like that they put more different animals in the game, especially horses. However, I have experienced some glitches, like horses getting "stuck" in the grass with their hooves sort of underground. Annoying, but if you save the game every now and then, it's not a huge problem to go out of the game without saving and then get back in.

Another glitch I've experienced, is that the cats and dogs fur look very gritty and is more of a shadow around the animal, than a nice full coat. Still haven't figured that out... but since you rarely see the animals that up close when you're in the game, it doesn't bother much - more than when you're creating them.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: February 15
Awesome!
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: February 9
Oh Yessssss I was waiting to get this with my alowince And the horses are amazing YAYAY The best
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: April 2
yes i LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS IT IS LIFE
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: June 27
Adds cats, dogs, horses and other minor pets to the game and that's about it. If you don't like animals and/or don't care if your sims have them or not, this is probably not a good choice for you. I very rarely use the stuff from this expansion, I got it while it was deeply on sale, which I suggest you do as well if you want it. NOT worth $20!
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