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The Sims 3

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 12 and Over
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)

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The Sims 3 + The Sims 3: Pets Expansion Pack (PC/Mac DVD) + The Sims 3: Supernatural (PC/Mac DVD)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / XP / Vista
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B00AHRD69S
  • Release Date: 4 Dec. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 12 years. For use under adult supervision

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition

The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of mischief! Create unique Sims and control their lives. Customize everything from their appearances to their personalities to their homes. Then, send your Sims out to explore new locations around town. Go online to download exclusive content, show off your creations, share Sims and memories, IM friends, and more. 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 they be Evil, Romantic, Paranoid, Kleptomaniacs, or something entirely different. Choose their traits to create 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 up to you.

  • Embrace the social possibilities! Instant message your friends, post to their walls, share your Sims and their memories, and more!

  • Customize everything! Build the ultimate dream house for your Sims using 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 shady characters in the graveyard.

  • Connect, share, and shop! Go online to make movies, show off your creations, download exclusive content, and more.

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    49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The best game ever :D 6 Aug. 2013
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    Got this for a Toshiba laptop, works amaizingly. Everyone says that it crashes between 10mins to 1 hour, but so far I have played on it for ages and has not crashed once. Installing it was a bit of a hassle, you do need internet if you are going to install it on Origin. If you are stuck between getting the xbox version or this one, I would say go for this one, I have played both and this one is 10 times better, get this, you will not be dissapointed.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good! 5 Aug. 2013
    By Frosty
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
    I was a little hesitant to purchase sims 3 after reading a lot of the negative comments but took the leap anyway.
    It installed fine, Origin is quite slow at downloading but I've had this issue with Origin before it's nothing to do with the game itself. I'm currently running Sims off of my laptop which runs windows 7 professional, that's my main warning, please check which platform you use before purchasing the Sims as the wrong one will render the game useless. Also check all your drivers and specs are up to date.
    The game once installed loads up quickly and it's simple to get in game and start playing.
    For laptops I would recommend getting hold of a cooling pad/mat as this game does make your laptop quite hot, keeping the laptop cool should stop it crashing or overheating.
    I'm glad I chose to purchase the game and am thoroughly enjoying it.
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    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars The Sims 3 PC DVD on Windows Vista 18 Feb. 2014
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
    Bought this game for my laptop which is coming on 5 years old now and runs with Windows Vista. It's an Acer Aspire 5735 nothing particularly fancy and I'm not having much problems so far. The game runs fine without lagging. To review the game after playing it for a couple of hours today, it's missing a few features I liked off The Sims 2 such as the needs bars and features in Create A Sim, I nearly felt like the second game allowed more detail in comparison to this. Also must mention, I had no problem with the product key/serial number and it was in the box with the disc. I might have to buy an expansion pack now to stir things up a bit! I also cleared at least 7GB of hard drive space before I ran the game. I'd advise fellow fans to read the specs carefully before purchasing.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good 13 Oct. 2013
    Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
    Good graphics and works well on windows 8. Shame you have to get expansion packs to fully access all areas of the game
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun once you get the hang of it. 26 Nov. 2014
    By SuziB TOP 1000 REVIEWER
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
    As a die hard Sims fan (with huge gaps in between sessions though) I decided to skip number 2 & go straight to number 3. Honestly, at first, it was all a bit too different to what I was used to & I wasn't really enjoying it. After 2 days I suddenly became a decrepit old woman & discovered you have to adjust the settings regarding how long your Sim spends at a certain life stage, so deleted that game & started again. After 3 days I nearly gave up playing it (especially when the Firewoman came to put out a kitchen fire & then just sort of got stuck in my kitchen & stayed there for around 1 "sim" week!) until I deleted that game & started yet again. I also very quickly got fed up with the little thing popping up asking me to share each & every single little achievement (Congratulations, your Sim just wiped her own bum!) on Facebook/Twitter/everything, until I realised I could play offline & not be stalked by Social networking offers! (I know some feel the need, but I prefer to have a life! [Albeit a Sim one, ha ha!]) So, by day 3 I very nearly threw in the towel. Anyway, figured I'd stick with it a little longer & once you get used to the changes, it isn't half bad. I've not played it fully, in as much as collecting fish/rocks etc (not sure how as havn't explored that aspect, but I may do in the future) but have played it in the old fashioned Sim way of getting a job, earning promotions & saving up enough money to build the house of my dreams & a top of the range sports car on the drive, not to mention gardens to rival anything Monty Don could dream up! So, it's not as bad as it first seemed & with a bit of patience is just as fun as all the other Sim games.
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    15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Received game quickly and working well so far. 5 Aug. 2013
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
    Arrived and I installed it promptly on my windows 7 installing the supernatural expansion right after, it's been fun can't complain really.

    WARNING: If you game won't connect to origin check origin status as it might be offline, so don't go uninstalling things if this happens, but this has only happened to me one day since installing sims.

    I have since then gotten some expansion packs such as SIMS3 SUPERNATURAL, SIMS 3 LATE NIGHT, SIMS 3 PETS.

    Arrived quickly.

    PS some glitches noticed in my expansion pack SIMS 3 PETS animals sometimes got stuck like the horse got stuck in the house and dog got stuck in the uneven floor, this was sorted by looking it up online and using cheats to fix problem.

    Bad point, the using of households is more tricky, you have one main household and switching household and so forth might need getting used to.

    Sims might age, if you don't want this stop it in settings.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars The Sims 3 4 April 2014
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
    I ordered this on a Monday afternoon, was told to expect delivery on the Friday. However it arrived on the Wednesday which was great. Installed with no problems on my laptop (Windows 7), and as a fan of the previous Sims games I knew I would love this one, too. The game play is great, especially being able to go from your house straight to someone else's house or to another location.

    However on my second evening playing the game, my screen all of a sudden went blank and then the game closed completely, taking me back to my Windows desktop screen. When I went back in to the game, all the gameplay I ahd done that evening (around 2 hours) had been lost. This is probably partly my own fault for not saving my game regularly, however I did not expect it to throw me out of the game without warning! I am not sure if it was a glitch of the game or perhaps my laptop overheated? Either way I will have to remember to save regularly in the future, and would recommend others doing the same!

    Overall it's a great game, so addictive, and currently at the bargain price of £11.99 (as the new Sim 4 is released later this year).
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