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The Sims 3 Pets

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 12 and Over
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 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: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac | Edition: Standard Edition

Product Description

Requires the base game to play

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!

FEATURES:

  • 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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153 of 159 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sims with horses ! 22 Oct 2011
By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 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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25 of 26 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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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PETS!!! 22 Oct 2011
By Eleni TOP 500 REVIEWER
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 5 Feb 2013
By penny
Platform for Display:PC/Mac| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
exactly what you expect from a sims expansion pack, and more. Although it did slow my computer down alot that says more about my computer than anything. very good buy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brought for my partner, she loves it! 11 Jan 2013
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Edition:Standard Edition
Brilliant little expansion pack, my partner loved the fact she could get a horse! Would recommend to anyone into Sims.
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7 of 8 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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36 of 43 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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Game is good, EA's response to errors isn't. 28 Mar 2012
Platform for Display:PC/Mac| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this game when it first came out in Oct 2011 and like thousands of other gamers I came across the widespread graphics glitch. With hope that a new patch would solve the issues I waited patiently for several months until EA finally released one - only to find it solved nothing despite the promises! 3 months after this patch and hoping further patches sort the problem out I've come to the conclusion that EA aren't bothered with trying to fix the errors, especially since I've discovered that they've updated the list of supported graphics cards to exclude 3 very common cards (which conveniently lists mine). Now, I'm sure getting a new graphics card would solve the issue (as having updated my card has fixed nothing) but as a consumer I shouldn't have to pay out extra money just because EA are more interested in releasing the follow-on expansion pack 'Show Time' than sorting out the problems that should have been seen before release. Personally I can't play a game where half the graphics are jumping all over the place, and I'm looking into selling my games.

This is despite the fact that the expansion pack on a whole is rather entertaining. The option to play as a dog, cat or horse is great fun, and I love the new riding skill created for your sims too. The hunting skill for the cat is amusing and whilst I find the same skill for the dog to be a little lacklustre the Create-a-pet section is truly fantastic (or it would have been had I'd been able to see what I was doing properly!) Alongside those 3 main pets you can have caged animals too, from small birds to turtles. Even the little extras like the new clothes are a good addition.

What I'm disappointed about is not the game itself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great game, one of my favourite expansions!
Published 3 days ago by Orlilu
3.0 out of 5 stars Service wasn't as quick as I would like it to be
Service wasn't as quick as I would like it to be, took 6 days to arrive. The disc had quite a lot of scratches on it alot more than any other used sims 3 game I've bought before... Read more
Published 6 days ago by MRS M T HUNTER
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My daughter loves the game. Money we'll spent.
Published 17 days ago by john littlemore
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I've always loved pets, especially cats, having Sim pets is brilliant. Though I haven't met a Unicorn yet!
Published 19 days ago by fantasyman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good fun thankyou
Published 24 days ago by MRS J E ATKINS
2.0 out of 5 stars Think next time I will just buy a game from a shop so I am 100% sure...
The gameplay is great, but it takes 3+ attempts to load it up properly every time I use it as it comes up with a error saying that the game is not verified, and so shuts down... Read more
Published 25 days ago by Lauren
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great thanks
Published 26 days ago by Sean Pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars making to animals is too much fun!
keep customising all these different animals.... I'm getting so carried away I haven't even played the game yet... making to animals is too much fun!
Published 26 days ago by Naomi
5.0 out of 5 stars Item just as described excellent value and would certainly buy from...
Speedy delivery. Item just as described excellent value and would certainly buy from the seller again
Published 29 days ago by Collie Mam
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by joanne
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