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The Sims 3: World Adventures - Expansion Pack (PC/Mac DVD)

by Electronic Arts
Windows XP / Vista, Mac OS X
 Ages 12 and Over
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
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  • Accept challenges, find treasures, discover what’s lurking in hidden caves and more.
  • Explore famous landmarks in China, Egypt, and France.
  • Learn new skills like photography and pursue new opportunities.
  • Meet new Sims from exotic locations and share their cultures.
  • Customize your Sims homes with new styles & artifacts from their adventures.
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Game Information

  • Platform:    Windows XP / Vista, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B002LSHYU8
  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 20 Nov 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 592 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Manufacturer's Description

Send your little computer people on a holiday they'll never forget - or perhaps even survive. The first ever expansion pack for the smash hit The Sims 3 allows your sims to travel abroad to discover new cultures and visit famous landmarks.

Take in the sights, sounds and souvenirs of Egypt
Are your sims brave enough for a spot of tomb raiding?
Take a ride on the new scooter as you explore France
Learn a martial art or just enjoy the local cuisine

This isn't just a sight-seeing tour though, your sims can learn new skills and gain new life goals from their visit, as well as a suitcase full of exotic items and treasures. Whether it's learning martial arts in China, "nectar"-making in France or tomb-raiding in Egypt there's much more to do on these virtual holidays than just laze around on the beach.

Foreign sims have unique personality traits and if your sims get on with them they can invite them back home - although you may want to upgrade your house first with the new building and customisation tools. It all adds up to a dream holiday that neither you nor your sims will forget.

Key Features
  • Holiday of a lifetime: Don't just send your sims on holiday, send them on a globe-trotting adventure in China, France and Egypt.
  • Landmark sights: Visit real world location from the Eiffel Tower to the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids.
  • Souvenir shop: Take home brand new items: from ancient Egyptian artefacts to Chinese fireworks. Or decorate your home with exotic furniture and décor.
  • Vocational trip: Learn new skills like photography, martial arts and nectar-making - plus give your sims new personality traits like "adventurous" and "photographer's eye".
  • Lingua franca: Amazing soundtrack includes Nelly Furtado, LeAnn Rimes, Pixie Lott, Fefe Dobson, Matt + Kim and Young Punx - all singing in the Simlish language.
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.

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102 of 105 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bugs aside... 5 Dec 2009
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
As so many reviews have focused on the bugs the game has, I will try to focus my review on the gameplay itself, as the bugs will eventually be resolved through patches.

World Adventures is an attempt to take the Sims series in a new direction. It adds a puzzle element to the gameplay. Sims go abroad and whilst there can go on 'adventures' which include collecting objects, visiting places, befriending locals and perhaps most significantly exploring tombs. The tombs are a series of rooms filled with hidden doors, rock falls, traps, secret levers and treasure. The puzzles you need to solve in order to explore the tombs are generally quite simple- pushing statues onto pressure panels, 'inspecting' suspicious wall panels and so on. They may challenge younger children, but teens and adults will have no problems with even the more advanced tombs (which are longer, but not really any more difficult).

Though there seem to be a large number of tombs, they are not randomised, so once you have solved them once working through them with a different Sim family becomes a slightly dull exercise in just clicking in the right spots. This leads to limited replay value for this expansion pack, however with the possibility to download user-made tombs, this should keep the interest going.

In order to travel your Sim must pay a fairly large amount of money, and can only stay in the destination for a few days. Later trips can last longer once you have earned enough points for a higher level of visa, but this does lead to some frustration when your Sim gets sent home half way through a tomb. Many people have complained that travel is too expensive, however Sims come home with large amounts of treasure which can be sold and will easily cover the cost of the next trip.
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94 of 98 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GlobeTrotting Sims 3 17 April 2010
A Kid's Review
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I have posted this review after reading many misleading reviews about sims 3 world adventures. I bought this game about a month ago, and although I have not been stuck on it and playing like crazy, I am sure this was worth my money.

The Bad:
*Hard to play between characters - It is very hard to be searching through a tomb and then look after a child ( they can't go in tombs ) as well. However, this minor glitch can easily be solved by either only taking one of your sims on holiday or just creating one character to play with. Altogether, I don't think this was the creators fault,I am certainly at a loss on how they could have improved this in playing.
*Not much to do - I found in some places, there was not much to do. It is more like just playing in a different village but I still felt this is a great game. It depends on what your characters like. Of course, going on holiday is fun anyway because you do not have to worry about school, homework or even your job - and you don't get sacked or demoted for it.

The Good:
* Fun and interesting, a great change in scenery.
* New activities, traits and styles.
* Exciting new places and people, tombs to explore and new friends to invite over to your house as well!

Just to say, on my laptop ( a 520 Packard Bell) it works perfectly ( make sure you can run it and have enough space for it as it is rubbish when slow). I could find NO glitches or actual problems in the game, It does not shut my down. Those who complained either had a faulty disc ( not sims 3 world adventures fault) or their computer/laptop could not run it.
Also, tombs do not become THAT boring. There are many to do, if you are quick with things like that, take it easy and do NOT keep going to Egypt.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is an excellent, and very different, expansion pack for The Sims. If you're expecting something along the lines of previous expansions for previous versions of The Sims, then you're in for a surprise.

World Adventures offers a whole new dimension to The Sims game-play by adding an adventure style element to the game. I suspect this won't be for everybody, but I think it's a fun new twist to spice up a tried-and-tested formula.

In addition to the new areas to visit, explore and have adventures, there are also many new objects, hairstyles and clothes. These are elements that were limited in the base game and many will feel are much needed additions.

I don't want to give too much away as I don't want to spoil it for new players. However, I feel compelled to give this new expansion a thumbs up for fun and originality; it's a worthy addition to your base game.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What is everyone else talking about??!! 16 May 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Before i bought this i read loads of reviews saying there are so many bugs, and they couldn't get it to work. i remember that when i bought the sims 3 the reviews were similar, but i didn't have any problems, so i decided to buy it anyway.
i love it and it installed fine, in less than half an hour. i can't wait for the next expantion to come out, and i willl definatly buy it too. hoped this helped xxx
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great game..so far 21 Nov 2009
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
ok, so after reading through most of the reviews here, I am more than happy to have not bought my game at amazon this time around. Had some issues with amazon when the base game was released and so opted for the safe (if more expensive) way of buying on high street.

Did not, as many report, have any issues with installing, saving the game etc. The only problem was my custom content which blocked me from actually travelling to the destinations in the game. This was resolved quickly though and I am now enjoying the game. I havent had much time playing it so far but from what I have seen, it is a great add - on. The problem really lies with EA who again were not able to provide a bug-free game.

It does give the whole SIMS 3 world a new dimension. Not only are you able to travel abroad but you are able to really get into the game. With that 'Travel" add on in Sims 2 I was usually bored very quickly as there was not too much to do. Now, my first vacation with my sims was over quickly and I always had something to do with them. Great new worlds to discover and also lots of interaction stuff with other sims possible. The added extra items to the build mode are ace and so far I am not missing my custom content. :)

So, for all you out there thinking of buying the game. You need to really install all the patches EA provides and remove all your CC, then the game is great.

:DD
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun edition to my Sims game
The three holiday destinations are a lot of fun, with lots of quests to keep your sim's happy. If your PC/mac struggles to run the base game you may want to consider a RAM update... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rowan
1.0 out of 5 stars India Version
The expansion itself is very good - I've played it elsewhere and wanted my own copy - however, the version I was sent (and it seems many others were too) was the India Edition,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Katie Davies
1.0 out of 5 stars wrong version provided
Received the India version - not a lot of use considering that I live in the UK - waste of time
Published 2 months ago by R. Hoad
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy
Works perfectly, I love all the Sims games. This is a fantastic addition to my collection. Wouldn't play without it now I have it.
Published 3 months ago by katy
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
the sims 3 world adventures is great I took my sims to Egypt china and France. in Egypt my sims explored many things and found treasures and in france my sims went to the market... Read more
Published 3 months ago by rachel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great game really please with purchase thank you
Great game really pleased with the purchase I made thank you you
Published 3 months ago by George Brewer
5.0 out of 5 stars sims world adventure
Bought for my daughter for Christmas. She enjoys the game and has plays it often. It arrived in time for Christmas which was brilliant considering the late date I ordered it... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Trudy
4.0 out of 5 stars Adventures!
One of the best Sims 3 expansions - worth it's money. It has lots of 'extra's' and is a lot of fun.
Published 4 months ago by Patricia
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine for escaping the boredom of daily SIM life.
It's a welcome change to the day-to-day life of the SIMs. There are pretty landscapes, more coupling partners, some archaeological explorations not too dificult, and more. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Carlos Moreira
5.0 out of 5 stars great
good price. i add to my other games play on it all time would recomend to my friends and famliy
Published 5 months ago by rachel macrow
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