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Very Positive (82 reviews) - 85% of the 82 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
106 of 109 people (97%) found this review helpful
127 people found this review funny
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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77 of 83 people (93%) found this review helpful
88 people found this review funny
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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52 of 55 people (95%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 9, 2015
This expansion's equestrian content is excellent. A career in racing is more interesting than the standard jobs; it pays a little less well, but it has lower time demands to make up for it. Maintaining your horses can get a little tedious, though, and there's a slight risk that they can get stuck in fences; don't use narrow fences, and don't keep horses on lots with fences just outside the lot -- like the small VIctorian one in this expansion's starting town.

Speaking of the starting town, though, it's very nice, apart from how horses sometimes get stuck in the fences just outside the starter-Victorian lot; and there's no need to play it with a particular eye for pets. If you do want to play a pet-oriented game, it's probably a much better choice than Sunset Valley, the default game, where the riding stables end up out in the middle of nowhere with the two rich families' estates.

I can't say as much about the cat and dog contents as I can about horses; I've never really tried to use them much. Apparently both can be trained to hunt, but they can only hunt a subset of the things that the Collection Helper can take care of. Between the tedium of taking care of them and the low utility they have to offer, I'm not that terribly interested; but then, I'm a cat person.

Still, if you're in the market for Sims 3 expansions, this isn't a bad one at all. I paid full price, which was a little high; waiting for a sale might be better.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: December 31, 2015
Worth it if on sale
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