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Mixed (14 reviews) - 64% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 6, 2012

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Venture into the new world of Starlight Shores and play out a rags-to-riches story with your Sims as they become superstar singers, acrobats, and magicians, or even moonlight as a DJ. Watch your Sims rise to fame—or go down in flames as they perform on stage in front of cheering crowds in all new venues. On the way to the top, players will have more tools to tell their Sims’ stories the way they want to including the ability to customize stages, create Sims with all-new clothing options, traits, skills and lifetime wishes and interact with objects like the new pool table, karaoke machine and mechanical bull.

New connected features allow you to share your big moments and connect with friends and fans of The Sims like never before. Using the all-new optional SimPort feature, send your Sim on tour to perform in your friend’s world. Along the way, earn achievements for accomplishing special challenges that will be rewarded with new badges and that can be viewed and shared on the new in-game player profile and wall.

Key Features

  • Rise to Stardom: Venture into a new world and live the dream as a singer, acrobat, magician or DJ. Watch your Sims rise to fame—or go down in flames as they perform for other Sims.
  • Create New Sims: New traits, skills and Lifetime Wishes give you more tools to tell stories the way you want to.
  • A Whole New World: The brand new world of Starlight Shores is full of interesting new characters to meet and mingle with. This all new town features new venues and new objects to hone your Sims’ talents.
  • New Objects and Interactions: On your way to the top, why not give your Sims a break and play a round of classic eight ball on the new Pool Table or see how long they can stay in the saddle on the Mechanical Bull.
  • Rise to Fame: Customize your stages with props, light, backgrounds, and special effects and see your Sims perform in sold-out arenas and in front of packed crowds.
  • Book or Host Gigs: Using the optional SimPort feature, send your Sims on tour to a friend’s game to perform in their world, earn rewards and even receive a review of your Sims show.
  • Be Connected (Optional): Make new friends, connect and share your stories and experiences and receive the latest Sims news without ever leaving the game.
  • New Achievement System: Earn badges for achieving goals and accomplishing special challenges that can be tracked and shared via the new in-game profile and player wall.

Online Disclaimer

Requires The Sims 3 to play

ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT AND LATEST THE SIMS 3 PATCH UPDATE REQUIRED TO PLAY. ACCESS TO ONLINE FEATURES AND/OR SERVICES INCLUDING SIMPOINTS AND DOWNLOADS REQUIRES AN INTERNET CONNECTION, EA ONLINE ACCOUNT AND GAME REGISTRATION WITH THE ENCLOSED SINGLE-USE SERIAL CODE. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO ONE EA ACCOUNT PER SERIAL CODE AND IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. EA ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY, TERMS OF SERVICE, AND FEATURE UPDATES CAN BE FOUND AT 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. 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 SERVICES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON http://www.ea.com/2/service-updates. FACEBOOK FEATURE CAN BE DISCONTINUED AT ANY TIME WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista (SP1), or Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent for XP/2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent for Vista and Windows 7
    • Memory: At least 1 GB for XP / 1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7 / at least 2 GB For NVIDIA ION™ computers
    • Hard Disk Space: At least 1.5 GB of free space (7 GB if installing with The Sims 3) with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 2.0. Supported video Cards: Nvidia GeForce series: FX5900 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. Please note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 cards are not supported. The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista
    • Direct X®: The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
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Overall:
Mixed (14 reviews)
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Juke Nukem
Posted: April 4
nah
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triciabp
Posted: March 16
I was able to get this on sale for around 30% off. I would recommend this as it includes new careers and places to go. Even when not on sale it isn't really expensive so I think it is worth it.
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ZerpUnlimited
Posted: February 27
Barely adds to your gaming experiecne. The new careers are pretty good, but having only three just gets boring after a while. Once you explore them all, which only takes one or two real days, there is not much left to do. One thing I do give props to, is the new male clothing optitons. It is a great way to give your young adult sims more personality and realism. Some of the new furniture items are also pretty good. I find myself using them a lot in gameplay. It also runs pretty smoothly, when I first got the game I expirinced almost no lag. (I have tons of DLC so it is a bit more laggy now.) However, it is not worth 20 dollars. I think they should of made this a stuff pack, and drop the proformance idea complety. It can be okay mixed in with other expansion packs, and if you really like the idea of having your sim embark into a career of entertainment, this just may be the expansion pack for you.
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Brittany
Posted: December 4, 2015
Love Showtime. It adds new elements to the game that weren't there before. Also to the review that said the games never go on sale, THEY DO. I picked up everything for no more than $10 per on a holiday sale.
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TheGamerInDisguise
Posted: November 19, 2015
Does your Sim have a terrible voice and can't sing a perfect note on the karaoke machine? No worries! Just have them apply for the Singer profession, and they will have the voice of an angel!
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harding.tj
Posted: October 9, 2015
Once your singer/entertainer starts to get steady gigs (when you are at level 9 or 10 in your profession) ... you are totally screwed because steady gigs do not work, you cannot delete them, and EA never fixed them.

I put a lot of work into developing my singer, and now the game is so bugged out that its hopeless.

I have NO mods installed. Just SIMS 3, Showtime, and University.
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DragonTroopBeta
Posted: June 14, 2015
Though I cannot recommend any DLC for this game at thier current price (which has not dropped in the last 3 years, might I add.), I can at least say there are worse ways to spend your money. Like The Sims 3: Island Paradise, for example.

It does add a bit of role-playing content to the game, and the new town is pretty decent. However I cannot stress enough that you are better off waiting for EA to not Challenge Everything when it comes to outlandish DLC prices for a now aging game. Let me list 15 ways you could better spend your $20:

1. New backpack for college.
2. Paying part of your cellphone bill.
3. A healthy meal of vegetable stirfry for your whole family.
4. A new hat.
5. 8 packs of Skittles.
6. 17 Iced Coffees from McDonalds this summer.
7. Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 1: Water and Book 2: Earth Complete DvD set.
8. Whiskis Temptations.
9. Whiskis Temptations for the guy that ives in the apartment 3 doors down. (He doesn't have a cat, but he's always borrowing a few spares.)
10. A bottle of wine to share with your old lady.
11. Tomb Raider Reboot.
12. Fund a Nicolas Cage freak-out montage.
13. A different new hat.
14. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
15. That 1-year anniversary present you forgot to get. (I think Rexall is open; better go quick.)
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yoseriouslee
Posted: January 25, 2015
This expansion was like a patch for Late Night. It adds some careers that are really only good for small households so you can focus on them easily. The most interesting things it adds are the town, the items and the clothes. I didn't like this much. I don't really recommend it unless you're filling the gap between expansions like I did....and simport is horrible. It's annoying when you get pop ups like, "SIERRA JUST BROKE THE TOILET! WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE THIS MEMORY??" This expansion really isn't very good. It would have been a better Stuff Pack.
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Dark Master Rave
Posted: January 5, 2015
So Much Fun!
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sparkle70
Posted: December 27, 2014
i recommend this game it is amazing
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killermadness55
Posted: November 27, 2014
I think that Sims 3 Showtime is a great expansion pack that offers more careers, a new town, and a good amount of new clothing.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 16
I was able to get this on sale for around 30% off. I would recommend this as it includes new careers and places to go. Even when not on sale it isn't really expensive so I think it is worth it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 4, 2015
Love Showtime. It adds new elements to the game that weren't there before. Also to the review that said the games never go on sale, THEY DO. I picked up everything for no more than $10 per on a holiday sale.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 27, 2014
I think that Sims 3 Showtime is a great expansion pack that offers more careers, a new town, and a good amount of new clothing.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
83 of 117 people (71%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 14, 2015
Though I cannot recommend any DLC for this game at thier current price (which has not dropped in the last 3 years, might I add.), I can at least say there are worse ways to spend your money. Like The Sims 3: Island Paradise, for example.

It does add a bit of role-playing content to the game, and the new town is pretty decent. However I cannot stress enough that you are better off waiting for EA to not Challenge Everything when it comes to outlandish DLC prices for a now aging game. Let me list 15 ways you could better spend your $20:

1. New backpack for college.
2. Paying part of your cellphone bill.
3. A healthy meal of vegetable stirfry for your whole family.
4. A new hat.
5. 8 packs of Skittles.
6. 17 Iced Coffees from McDonalds this summer.
7. Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 1: Water and Book 2: Earth Complete DvD set.
8. Whiskis Temptations.
9. Whiskis Temptations for the guy that ives in the apartment 3 doors down. (He doesn't have a cat, but he's always borrowing a few spares.)
10. A bottle of wine to share with your old lady.
11. Tomb Raider Reboot.
12. Fund a Nicolas Cage freak-out montage.
13. A different new hat.
14. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
15. That 1-year anniversary present you forgot to get. (I think Rexall is open; better go quick.)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 19, 2015
Does your Sim have a terrible voice and can't sing a perfect note on the karaoke machine? No worries! Just have them apply for the Singer profession, and they will have the voice of an angel!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: October 9, 2015
Once your singer/entertainer starts to get steady gigs (when you are at level 9 or 10 in your profession) ... you are totally screwed because steady gigs do not work, you cannot delete them, and EA never fixed them.

I put a lot of work into developing my singer, and now the game is so bugged out that its hopeless.

I have NO mods installed. Just SIMS 3, Showtime, and University.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
11 of 21 people (52%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 5, 2015
So Much Fun!
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17 of 34 people (50%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: January 25, 2015
This expansion was like a patch for Late Night. It adds some careers that are really only good for small households so you can focus on them easily. The most interesting things it adds are the town, the items and the clothes. I didn't like this much. I don't really recommend it unless you're filling the gap between expansions like I did....and simport is horrible. It's annoying when you get pop ups like, "SIERRA JUST BROKE THE TOILET! WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE THIS MEMORY??" This expansion really isn't very good. It would have been a better Stuff Pack.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: February 27
Barely adds to your gaming experiecne. The new careers are pretty good, but having only three just gets boring after a while. Once you explore them all, which only takes one or two real days, there is not much left to do. One thing I do give props to, is the new male clothing optitons. It is a great way to give your young adult sims more personality and realism. Some of the new furniture items are also pretty good. I find myself using them a lot in gameplay. It also runs pretty smoothly, when I first got the game I expirinced almost no lag. (I have tons of DLC so it is a bit more laggy now.) However, it is not worth 20 dollars. I think they should of made this a stuff pack, and drop the proformance idea complety. It can be okay mixed in with other expansion packs, and if you really like the idea of having your sim embark into a career of entertainment, this just may be the expansion pack for you.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
12 of 27 people (44%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 27, 2014
i recommend this game it is amazing
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