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The Sims 3

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 12 and Over
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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Edition: Standard Edition
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  • Create any Sim you can imagine and give them unique personalities! Fine-tune your Sims’ appearances and create millions of different personalities. Make them evil, romantic, paranoid, kleptomaniacs, or a mix of something completely different.
  • Build and Customize! Build the ultimate home for your Sims, improve your town with building upgrades, and more.
  • Unlock all-new Karma Powers. Wield the ultimate control over your Sims, giving them wealth, beauty, and love—or take it all away with the click of a button.
  • Control your Sims’ destinies. Choose whether or not to fulfill your Sims’ destinies by making their wishes come true—or letting their dreams die. Will your Sims be rock stars, world leaders, or expert thieves? It’s up to you.
  • Build and share online! Connect to share your creations and download content from other players around the world, without ever leaving your game.
  • Complete Challenges to earn rewards. Face short and long term challenges and reap rewards and trophies. Connect* and share your achievements with your friends.
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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B003JH7ZIQ
  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 29 Oct 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 265 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Standard Edition

Manufacturer's Description

The home computer sensation finally arrives on consoles, with even more options to help create your own interactive soap opera, as you pamper and torment the people of your very own virtual city.

Oversee the lives and loves of your own virtual family
Don't let your sims' hopes and dreams go up in flames
Use new karma powers to turn your sim's life around
Build your own dream home for your sims to live in

Specially adapted for each format, The Sims 3 on home and portable consoles lets you create sims with their own unique personalities, desires and life goals - as well as new mini challenges such as getting your first kiss or best friend for life. It's up to you whether they fulfil their dreams or not as you unlock new karma powers to either curse or bless them as you see fit.

The powerful customisation tools let you design both the sims themselves and the homes they live in, as you fill the open world city with your own creations. Or you can go online and download new objects and designs as you share and enjoy your sims with other fans.

Key Features
  • Welcome To Simsville: The best version of The Sims ever on consoles, with all the features from the PC game and more, plus amazing graphics and online community options.
  • Create-a-Sim: Create and mould your own sims exactly as you want, from facial features and fashion sense to personality types and life goals.
  • Karma Chameleon: Use the new karma powers to give your sim a helping hand with the 'instant beauty' or 'get lucky' power - or punish them with an 'epic fail'.
  • Build and Share: Join The Sims community online and download items and sims created by other fans around the world - or upload your own creations to put them on show.
  • Format Specific: Let your friends know how you're doing with special integrated Facebook option on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 or use the new direct control method on Wii.
About the Developer: The Sims Studio
It's more than 20 years since Will Wright created SimCity and his development company Maxis. A lot has changed in that time, including the rise of The Sims as the studio's biggest game, but after being bought by EA elements of the team still work on the series and new titles such as Spore.

Product Description

Create Sims with unique personalities, fulfill their desires, and control their lives within a living neighborhood. Unlock all-new Karma Powers and unleash them on your Sims: help your Sim "get lucky," bless them with "instant beauty" or curse them with an "epic fail. " But use these powers wisely, because they may have unexpected results! Design and build your Sims dream home and share your creations with others. As you guide your Sims through life you can complete challenges to unlock additional items, town upgrades, and new buildings and landmarks. For the first time ever, upload and download content from your game, including furnishings, houses, player creations, and more!

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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth a 2nd look.... 7 Jan 2011
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The last time I played a Sims game was almost 6 years ago on the Playstation 2. And I hated it. I found it boring and I just couldn't see the point.

So why did I decide to get The Sims 3 for my ps3? Well in truth, I didn't. That is to say that this game was gifted to me for Christmas from a well-meaning relative. Of course I was grateful for the gift, but inside I was sick to my stomach. 'Not this. Anything but this...' I thought.

But my goodness, how things have changed in the last 6 years.

The Sims 3 is a joy to behold. When playing, you get the distinct feeling of an actual living breathing world. A world in which you have real influence. Instead of mindlessly controling a sprite from above, you feel as though your Sim is really doing your bidding. You start to care about how your sim looks, if the rubbish has been taken out, whether dinner will be ready in time, or whether you have time to visit the book store before work... Ah, if only life in the real world was like this.
This game is lifestyle fantasy. Create a sim in your image and bestow upon him/her whatever traits your feel like.. Evil, Logical, Romantic, Lucky.. The list goes on.
Spend hours decorating your house, (decorating is free, but furniture costs). Set the lights, read a paper, watch tv, go fishing, socialise with other sims..
Just think of all the basic things that people do in real life and then imagine being able to engage in those activities without fear of anxiety or consequence. This is the central theme of The Sims 3.
It's not a strategy game, nor is it a Logic game.. It's more of a Simulator. A lifestyle simulator.

The game works smoothly on the ps3 as far as I can tell.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's good, but it's better on PC 22 July 2013
By Miss AL Holloway TOP 500 REVIEWER
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I love the Sims, it's a game you can either dip into for a short while now and again, or find you've lost hours, days even, building the perfect home, getting your sim to move up in their job, or just being an evil tyrant and finding creative ways to kill your sims off. I've done it all in previous versions of the sims, and loved it. Unfortunately my computer was not up to the latest version of the sims when it came out, and I was doing most of my gaming on the PS3, so I got the PS3 version.

Thrilled as I was to be playing the Sims again, I found it a little awkward to control on the PS3 compared to the previous PC versions. The game also felt a little bit cut down compared to the scope of the PC games I was used to. Needless to say I did persevere with the controls and eventually became able to build ridiculous houses just like before. I actually got through three generations of the same family and various house moves before gaining the platinum trophy and deciding the time had come to kill them all off (I'm evil, I can't help it!) I intended to go back and make a new family but I never did and the game sat collecting dust for quite some time.

However I got a new PC earlier this year and I recently downloaded the PC version of the Sims 3 from steam. After only a few hours play I have already noticed how much better this game is suited to PC over consoles. The controls are smoother, it looks better (only a little better mind, the console version looks just fine) and there is more content. If you are able to play on PC, I would recommend that over the console version, but if not, and you would like to play the sims, the console versions are adequate, and a lot of fun can be had, it's just not quite as good an experience for me. I've now given away my PS3 version as for me it is better on the PC. This is not a "fangirl" talking, I love my consoles, I just think the sims is better suited to the PC. Thanks for reading!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Just over a month ago, my flatmate suggested I play The Sims Social on facebook - and I caved in and said okay. I got hooked... and remembered there was a 'real' Sims that came out on the Amiga or was it PS1?

I checked Amazon and found to my surprise there was a PS3 version, so that's the version I bought because I prefer console gaming to PC gaming, mainly because I can't be bothered to keep upgrading a PC just to play games.

The short of it is that I'm addicted to this game! I've since read that "the PC version is so much better", but I'm reviewing this from the point of view of someone who doesn't and never plays PC games. I'm not interested in the PC vs X360 vs PS3 wars. I just care whether a game - in itself - is good or not.

For a relatively new game, the graphics look quite basic. But they're decent enough for what you want from the game, and it's pretty clear what everything is.

SOUND: 5/5
The main theme is very catchy, and plenty of the ditties are equally as catchy: I find myself humming a lot of the tunes. The sound effects themselves are mostly functional, but some are hilarious - and the fact that everyone speaks Simlish makes it more fun. I tend to 'imagine' what they're saying, e.g. "sadap, ele-gimja" I imagine it to be "Shut up! I'm a ninja".

The HUD works fine, but I get a feeling that they could have reduced the font size and fit far more in the HUD, reducing the need to tab between the six various panels on the bottom-right of the screen. My guess is that the game was written for 720HD TVs rather than 1020HD, hence the larger writing.

For the most part, the controls work very well - especially pushing L3 to return the cursor on your Sim.
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5.0 out of 5 stars post xmas purchase
this was bought by my 12 year old daughter with her xmas money. worth it enjoying playing this right now!
Published 3 months ago by janey
1.0 out of 5 stars very dissapointed
i bought this for a Christmas present for sister. said it was used as new but when it arrived all the outside of the case was covered in black mould. Read more
Published 3 months ago by marc
4.0 out of 5 stars Will keep you occupied!
I bought The Sims 3 (on the ps3) as a Christmas gift for my daughter. There appears to be lots to keep her entertained like creating the sim and other household members, she had... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Marcam
5.0 out of 5 stars great service
Fast delivery. Happy with the product. Although I do find the old Sims a bit simpler to use as they're seems to be too many options on this one!
Published 5 months ago by Miss F E Mcgregor-Viney
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift for my nephew
Item was received in condition as per the listing and delivery was very swift. Item worked very well and nephew is very happy with his present.
Published 5 months ago by lauren e adams
4.0 out of 5 stars Really fun
Reply fun game your role? God you create and create and control a family or house hold (sims) and can build the house (problem my favourite bit bar playing the game as you can be... Read more
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