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The Sims 3 Pets

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 12 and Over
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC/Mac
Edition: Standard Edition
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  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC/Mac | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B0055MM786
  • Release Date: 21 Oct 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac | Edition: Standard Edition

Manufacturer's Description

Create perfect—or imperfect—pets for your Sims, from fierce guard dogs to destructive kittens to trusty horses and more as you determine not only how your Sims’ pets look but their personality traits as well. With a variety of new activities and social interactions, take control of these pets and experience the world from their perspective. Give your Sims a new member of their household and discover all-new ways to play with life!


  • More pets mean more fun! Create a wide variety of unique dogs, cats, and—for the first time ever—horses! Think your Sim has what it takes to tame a wild horse?
  • Be the Pet. Wield control of your Sim's pet to chase, dig, tackle and more. Be the perfect companion or wreck havoc on your Sims!
  • Pets have their own traits! From intelligent, brave, and friendly to hydrophobic, skittish, and clueless to gentle, fast, and agile, determine the personality of your Sims’ pets.
  • Pets can learn skills. Cats and dogs can learn to hunt, dogs can learn to locate collectibles and fetch your Sims a date, and horses can learn racing and jumping.
  • Sims can take their pets outside! Take Spike to the park, bring Whiskers to the library, or ride Star to the new Equestrian Center.

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146 of 152 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sims with horses ! 22 Oct 2011
By happy hermit TOP 500 REVIEWER
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a good expansion pack, which actually adds enjoyment to the game. It is an improvement on the old Sims 2 Pets pack for several reasons. Firstly in addition to customising the look of your pet, you can now customise their accessories and choose from a wider range of character traits. With this pack you can also now actually play as your pet, and are able to fully control their actions and interactions. Your pet now has it's own wishes you can attempt to fulfil to gain "Lifetime Happiness" points.

The best feature of all is the addition of horses. You can ride, train and groom your horse, buy equestrian goods (including different types of jumps), and can even become a "jockey". There is also a lot more new actions, interactions and training features available with the other pets, and new lifetime wishes for your human sims.

In addition to the horses, dogs and cats, you can also collect birds, snakes, lizards and even turtles.

There is a new town full of special "pet features" and if you go the collections section of the Build Menu, you'll find a new Sims 3 Pets collection of building & decor features, pet related goods and furnishings.

There is no instruction manual included in the game box, but you have the option of using the in-game tutorial if you need it, though if you're used to playing the Sims you should be able to work it out as you go along.

So it's a good pack and definitely worth buying if you're a fan of the Sims.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it! 25 Oct 2011
By xxhaylo
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've been playing the Sims since the very beginning and I've been waiting for this game to come out, bought it straight away and I love it! I must admit it's more challenging than the other expansions but thats the fun part, and it never gets boring. Would strongly recommend to all the Sims players out there!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, great quality, quick postage. 7 Oct 2012
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Very fun, brought for my little girl and she loves it and it even had me hooked! The postage was quick, I wasn't expecting it so early, there were no faults. I would defiantly recommend.
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PETS!!! 22 Oct 2011
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is the fifth expansion pack for The Sims 3 (PC/Mac DVD).

I was really looking forward to this expansion pack and I wasn't disappointed at all. Although there were some very good expansion packs before, this one really adds a completely new element to our gameplay.

The main addition of course are the pets; there are cats, dogs and even horses, which is great. Pets are created just like human Sims and can be as unique and strange as the player likes. Their appearance can be created the same way human Sims are created and they can also have personality traits. Sadly, pets unlike humans can only have up to three personality traits, and as everyone knows, pets have a lot more complex personalities than that. There are also some new personality traits for human Sims, but they are all pet related and not very inspired. The brilliant thing about this expansion is that the player can actually control the pets and have them learn things and interact with humans and other pets.

In addition to the pets, there is a new neighbourhood which is very nice, green and relaxed, but maybe just a little too American. There are new buildings including an equestrian centre and a lot of nice new items. However, unlike other expansions, there are no new careers for human Sims.

In the few hours I played, I created two cats, one dog and a horse, but I think that we can have up to six pets per household. The only downside of this expansion is that I love playing with my sim pets so much, I might begin to neglect my real pets, but real pets are a lot more demanding than these easygoing sim pets, so that is not going to happen.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Long awaited expansion pack! 22 Oct 2011
By Cerys93
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
With each generation of Sims (Sims 1, Sims 2, Sims 3) I've always thought that it's not really Sims until you get pets! So I have been waiting for this pack for some time!

Pets are the best addition you can have, they're fun, you can train them, you care for them, they can have their own babies!
When I first started playing, I wanted one of every pet, so I got a cat, 2 dogs, a womrat and eventually a horse, but I found that looking after them all became a bit difficult, especially looking after the horse, so I had to give a few up for adoption.

It really is a great game, though. The traits the pets have play an important part in the game, as it controls your pets behaviour, and they can even learn new traits if you use the 'Reinforcment' action with your pet and praise or scold them for things they do.

Overall, it's the best expansion pack, but I need to get used to the pets needs before I have a whole house full of them! :)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive and worth the wait :) 13 Jan 2012
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I had to wait to buy a new laptop just to play sims 3 and it was worth the wait, when I played sims 2 pets I used to build houses with stables just for the hell of it and now I can build stables and actually put horses in them! I have been playing the game for 3 days now and have built afew properties and created a few families. I have bred my horses and designed a zebra horse lol you can enter competitions, go for a ride along the street, visit equestrian centres, go shopping, drive around in your car etc etc. The one thing I'm not keen on is the fact the worlds are pre-made I would prefer to start my own neighbourhood from scratch, which I'm sure if I read the book I may be able to do? I expected a lot more animal themed items with this expansion pack but I'm quite disappointed. You can get horse jumps, water troughs, hitch posts and hay, a ball and a salt lick but I expected more home decor like horse themed wall paper or ribbons to decorate stables and so forth.... The dogs look much better than the sims 2 pet game and the cats are pretty much the same. You can also purchase a bird tree, a snake vivarium, a lizard vivarium, goldfish bowl and a rodent vivarium.

I have only just started so I'll edit the review should I figure anything else out :) I would advise having a quick look for vids of sims 3 pets on you tube just to get a sense of what is to be expected. Love this game now I'm waiting for a whole farmyard expansion pack to be released!! lol
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Have to buy main sims game before buying expansion pack ... dont see why they dont just make the game so that it can be played without having to purchase Sim3 also . Read more
Published 1 day ago by dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, but addictive!
My daughter is absolutely hooked on this virtual world! Her way of relaxing after school is to go into her Sims World.
Published 5 days ago by Pat
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant as always
All Sims games are loved by my two daughters and this one didn't disappoint. Would definitely recommend 5 ** * **
Published 6 days ago by caz brown
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG ITS AMAZING
This game is the best game I am ever gonna play in my life (A part fro Grand thetht auto)
Published 7 days ago by maisie saunders
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good!
I played sims since I can remember and I find affording the expansion packs hard, however this was cheap and very good! I played it for 3 days straight.. Oops :/ V. Read more
Published 14 days ago by H
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
My daughter play it so much that the game teach her how to built a house . The price is good. love it...
Published 1 month ago by jacquie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic extra
Really like all of the extra additions (like the horses!) provides hours of endless entertainment, I really love playing it.
Published 1 month ago by Aleksandra Tetnowski
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly disappointing
I really looked forward to this, but was (as I was with Sims Unleashed and Sims 2 Pets) slightly disappointed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nathan
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I have really enjoyed playing this expansion. I love the house boats and running a resort, scuba diving I found a little clumsy at first but have the hang of it now. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marek
5.0 out of 5 stars Up to usual Sims 3 Standard
Arrived quickly, game up to usual great Sims 3 standard. My daughter has enjoyed hours of fun play with this game.
Published 1 month ago by Samantha Wahid Chowdhury
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