The Sims 3

published by Electronic Arts in 2009-06, developed by EA Redwood Shores, running on Windows
type: simulation
genre: Life simulation, Social simulation
series: Sims
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng
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Personal reviews (2)

Way worse than Sims 2, with only a city that is terrain-fixed, and with the control of only ONE family for the sake of neighborhood aging (good concept, but stupid for a shared computer or when you simply want to play many different families)

7 de 10

# 2014-07-30 07:33:53
Although the base game concept is interesting as social simulation game, the game only includes one small town to play in and sell additional towns as microtransactions for about 25USD/20EUR (that's for single town), there's also other limitations which aren't as egregious as this. But I don't think I need to really go into detail on the game beyond this. It's a money milker for EA, but considering how successful the game has been, I rather question the players who actually fall for this rather than EA for doing it. I bought the game when it was discounted at "low" 15EUR price itself (from original 50EUR) and I can say that the game is hardly worth even that much. Maybe if it was like 10EUR with towns being 2EUR or so, I might consider it reasonable. There's also DLC expansions that cost the same as the base game itself.

Unfortunately popularity (or market hype?) of Sims series has made it pretty certain there won't be any serious competition, it also allows EA to continue producing inferior games for ridiculously high price.

As a game, it's decent I think, but in terms of value vs price, you're paying 100-1000 times more than you should be. Hence, don't buy any Sims games outside of significant (>60%) discounts.

# 2012-03-09 00:23:05

Official description

The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief! Create over a million unique Sims and control their lives. Customize everything from their appearances, to their personalities and even the home of their dreams. Then, send your Sims out to explore new locations around town and to meet other Sims in the neighborhood. Go online to download exclusive content and show off your own creations to the world. With all-new quick challenges and rewarding game play, The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to choose whether (or not!) to fulfill your Sims’ destinies and make their wishes come true.

Key features:
* Create any Sim you can imagine and give them unique personalities! Fine-tune your Sims’ appearances and personalities. Will your Sims be Evil, Romantic, Paranoid, Kleptomaniacs, or more. You choose the traits to create completely unique Sims.
* Control your Sims’ destinies! Choose whether or not to fulfill your Sims’ destinies by making their wishes come true. Will your Sims be Rock Stars, World Leaders, Expert Thieves , or more – it’s is up to you.
* Customize everything! Build the ultimate dream house for your Sims. Infinite customization possibilities for their clothing, furnishings, even their car.
* Explore new locations! Take your Sims to meet friends in the park, go on a date at the bistro, visit neighbors’ homes, or even converse with less-than-savory characters in the graveyard.
* Connect, share and shop! Go online to make movies, show off your creations, download exclusive content and more.

# 2012-03-08 03:06:42 - official description

Comments (2)

The game seems to have a long standing non-critical bug where the game starts freezing every few minutes. According to some players this is likely related to pathing code where some NPC gets "stuck" and can't figure out how to get their stuff done as a result. There is no real fix for this besides starting a new game which obviously doesn't prevent an NPC from getting stuck again.

Sanguine # 2012-03-08 13:02:17
Separately sold add-ons:
* Showtime
* Master Suite Stuff
* Pets
* Town Life Stuff
* Generations
* World Adventures
* Ambitions
* Late Night
* High-End Loft Stuff
* Fast Lane Stuff
* Outdoor Living Stuff

Sanguine # 2012-03-08 03:06:01

Technical specs

display: textured polygons

External reviews (2) - average: 87.5%

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