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Very Positive (95 reviews) - 86% of the 95 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 18, 2011

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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

INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION, ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT, AND LATEST THE SIMS 3 PATCH UPDATE REQUIRED TO PLAY THE SIMS 3 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PRODUCT. ACCESS TO ONLINE SERVICES INCLUDING SIMPOINTS AND DOWNLOADS 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. MAC USERS MUST UPDATE TO THE LATEST VERSION OF THE SIMS 3 LAUNCHER TO ACCESS ONLINE SERVICES, INCLUDING SIMPOINTS AND DOWNLOADS. [Manual only: EA MAY PROVIDE CERTAIN INCREMENTAL CONTENT AND/OR UPDATES FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, IF AND WHEN AVAILABLE.] THE SIMS 3 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PRODUCT USES SECUROM DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY PROVIDED BY SONY DADC AUSTRIA AG. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SECUROM, VISIT HTTP:/FAQ.SECUROM.COM/. GAME CAN BE PLAYED ON UP TO FIVE COMPUTERS AT THE SAME TIME; USERS CAN MANAGE WHICH COMPUTERS ARE AUTHORIZED OR DE-AUTHORIZED TO PLAY GAME. VISIT http://activate.ea.com/deauthorize/ FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DE-AUTHORIZATION. INCLUDES SOFTWARE THAT COLLECTS DATA ONLINE NECESSARY TO PROVIDE AND ACTIVATE IN-GAME ADVERTISING FOR ALL THE SIMS 3 PRODUCTS PREVIOUSLY OR HEREAFTER INSTALLED.
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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
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Overall:
Very Positive (95 reviews)
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Arewington
Posted: June 25
I have no idea what I have done. I adopted a cat and, just like online dating websites, their profile picture didn't match what they actually looked like. Well in this case, instead of a cat, I got an abomination ( its face was deformed af, similar to that of the assasin's creed 4 imfamous 'face glitch'). But on a more serious note, just like any other sims 3 dlc (and I'm sure a lot of you have read this before), don't buy it unless it's on sale. Not worth $20 espeacially not those "stuff" expansions.
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PitFlywing
Posted: June 24
i remember wanting the pets expansion pack on sims 2 because with that good of a simulation game i was wondering how pets would work into the game never having a pet i never got that expansion pack but after a few years i now have a dog and i got it on the sims 3 and im actually satisfied till now this looks to be the only expansion pack that is worth it and also season. the only thing is that if pets are not your sort of thing then you should not buy it and you probably wont like it. other than that i personally recemend it
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Thee Kawaii Potato >3>
Posted: June 24
3 Words FAB OU LAS The Kitties Are SO Kawaii! Omg I Will Explode of Sparkes This Is AMAZING
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917devin
Posted: June 23
it's not leting me install iton to my sims3
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sans the skeleton™
Posted: June 22
It's actually pretty amazing, if you REALLY try not to accidentally look at the backside of any of the cats or dogs. Like, I seriously can't even make this up. ALMOST ALL OF THE CATS AND DOGS HAVE EXTREMELY DEFINED ASSES. It took me a while to get the acidic bile taste out of my mouth. 7.5/10.
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jmbrooks207
Posted: June 14
WARNING Do not buy this what EA dosen't want you to know is that there is a major bug with this expansion the game wiil only work for about 20 minutes before it crashes (And it's not just my computer i've seen it happen to other pepole and none of the methods to fix the mod fixed it) If EA just got rid of this REALLY STUPID BUG my review would've been positive
Just don't buy it
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Cybertock
Posted: May 21
The amount of customisation availlable for making new pets is amazing. You can make zebras or bright pink ponies with flowers on their bums if you want... or you can select from a ridiculous number of pre-set breeds. This true of dogs and cats as well, which makes it easy to recreated your real life animal's SimSelves if that's your playing style.

I got this game as part of a starter pack, and I honestly can't imagine playing the game without it. Every family I play has multiple animals. I love all of the mechanisms in game to get new pets as well: you can get kittens, puppies, and foals, from your neighbours; adopt from shelters; or even try to befriend a ragged, homeless stray. You can also befriend unicorns which is AWESOME.

The cats and dogs can be played with and have various skills and tricks that can be unlocked. Horses can be ridden around town or raced to make huge amounts of $$$

Best of all, pets give you something to do while your Sims are sleeping or sitting in work rabbitholes for ages.
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TheRealisticSaleh
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
My dog in the sims is trying to kill me! Please! SEND HELP!
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gasalomon1256
Posted: May 13
its really awsome!!!!!!!!!!
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Garaqe
Posted: May 2
>Gets cat
>Buys and places an assortment of beds all over house
>Cat goes in bed
>Cat gets out of bed
>Cat sleeps on pavement outside of house

10/10 Realism
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 24
3 Words FAB OU LAS The Kitties Are SO Kawaii! Omg I Will Explode of Sparkes This Is AMAZING
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 25
I have no idea what I have done. I adopted a cat and, just like online dating websites, their profile picture didn't match what they actually looked like. Well in this case, instead of a cat, I got an abomination ( its face was deformed af, similar to that of the assasin's creed 4 imfamous 'face glitch'). But on a more serious note, just like any other sims 3 dlc (and I'm sure a lot of you have read this before), don't buy it unless it's on sale. Not worth $20 espeacially not those "stuff" expansions.
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136 of 143 people (95%) found this review helpful
174 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 30, 2015
>Adopts a cat
>Cat drinks from toilet
>Cat vomits on floor

10/10 Real Life Cat Simulator
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84 of 88 people (95%) found this review helpful
99 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 6, 2014
Allowed me to fufil my dreams of becoming a crazy cat lady. Thank you Sim gods.
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90 of 103 people (87%) found this review helpful
119 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 30, 2015
I never trusted that ice cream truck, it goes around town then mysteriously parks in front of my house all day and night like a pedobear van with its creepy music. I hope it runs into a telephone pole and explodes.
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63 of 69 people (91%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 15, 2015
I managed to get a unicorn into my household and can now order it to burn down neighobrs houses with the power of MAGIC!

11/10 Would pyro again

Also wait for a sale. It's not worth $20 but it is a fun DLC
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 25, 2014
This add so much more to The Sims 3. The pack has so much to offer I recommend this to anyone who loves pets. Though, it would be cool if you could be a stray animal. But i know a mod for that.
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 20, 2014
my sims almost died while a horse was jumping the hoop of flame xD but this is an awesome game i would recommend this game for everyone whos interested in pets and other random stuff that gos on in this game.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 11, 2015
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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42 of 56 people (75%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 14, 2014
DIS GAME ROCKS I MADE A DOGE
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