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The Sims 3 Box Set (Game Guides) Paperback – Box set, 16 Dec 2011


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Product details

  • Paperback: 1312 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Publishing; Box edition (16 Dec. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307891860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307891860
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 9.4 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.4 out of 5 stars

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Frankie on 24 Jan. 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Having owned all of the Sims games right from the start along with all the guides, I was pleased that Prima had done this box set...until I received it! It is appalling! Some people have said that it is ok because it is cheap, but to be honest I feel that it is not that cheap and it's a disgrace. You are much better off buying a cheap second hand copy of the original colour guides than this travesty. I returned it, got my money back and bought 2nd hand copies of the books instead. The text was unreadable to me even with a magnifying glass and the pictures were virtually all black. Not user friendly and a poor product. Shame on you Prima!
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Chelsea Toner on 30 Dec. 2011
Format: Paperback
The text in these guides is TINY. I can understand why they're selling them for such a low price, i knew it would be too good to be true.
There's lots of parts that are very badly formatted, with page borders covering up parts of the text etc.

There was also lines of information duplicated and there's not much point in there being pictures in the book because it's basically newspaper print.

The paper is shoddy quality and you need a microscope to read it. Get full size guides if you really want these!
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Miss E on 23 Dec. 2011
Format: Paperback
Read the U.S reviews for The Sims 3 Box Set (games guides) as they seem to be more accurate. Whoever the idiot was who gave this item 5 stars did NOT buy this item. These are NOT the full size colour glossy Prima guides that you may have thumbed through in a shop. They are very much the poor relation to those versions. The box set is pocket sized and so is the print; font size 6 or less. The paper is poor quality and so is the printing, all in grey-scale. A complete disappointment and a waste of money. Just another example of EA ripping off Simmers.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jojo on 28 Feb. 2012
Format: Paperback
the books are great.They have already helped me get more out of my game. Yes the writing is small but i could read it without my glasses on my 8 year old could read it too with no problems. Yes it would be nice for the pics to be in colour but hey you get what you pay for and for 10 quid these are a steal. with the full size books being about a tenner each these are well worth the money i couldnt be happier with mine (unless the pics were in colour)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By rays_girl on 7 Jan. 2012
Format: Paperback
As other reviewers have said, the print is tiny and difficult to read; hardly a relaxing late night treat. The pictures are also too small and b/w. An index would be helpful. The encyclopedia should supply that, but it only really has a list of all the objects in the expansion packs (including the stuff packs), lists of motives, traits and opportunities. I wanted a full list of careers from all the packs, and I had to make my own because I could not find it in here.
However, it's OK for an overview. The guides helped me progress when I was stuck in a tomb, a blurry picture is better than none for seeking collectables, and it's good to have lists in one place. Guides aren't necessary to game play, but they are nice to have. These have the virtue of being cheap. I like the small book size, as it's easier to handle than the A4 guides, but I really wish the print was bigger.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By mm017 on 1 Jan. 2012
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I was very disappointed went i got my box set,
Its is a lot smaller then the picture make's it look.
you can hardy read the print and the paper is very bad quality.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. A. Osbourne on 24 Jan. 2013
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These books are dark in printing, and hard to read in many places. cheap paper and just a very poor job by ea... I would not recommend them to anyone, and the only thing I like is that they fit nicely into that little box so the dam things don't take up to much room on my shelf!!!
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By simon crawfors on 13 July 2014
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