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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
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 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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The Sims 3: World Adventures - Expansion Pack (PC/Mac DVD) + The Sims 3: Ambitions (PC/Mac DVD) + The Sims 3: Showtime (PC/Mac DVD)
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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: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 964 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

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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104 of 107 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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97 of 101 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GlobeTrotting Sims 3 17 April 2010
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining expansion pack 10 Aug. 2012
By Hillary
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This expansion pack is pretty good, your sims get to travel to different countries such as France,China and Egypt and explore whilst doing missions/tasks. Egypt deffinatly has more to do in it, with plenty of pyramids and tombs to check out. France could be a bit more interesting though!.

however if you think this game is going to be like sims 2 Bon Voyage, you would be sadly misstaken. Bon Voyage has alot more things to do in the game overall!, you had a vacation memory log which gave you the incentive to complete everything in it like sight seeing, trying the local dishes etc.. whereas you don't get anything like this in world adventures, nowhere near as much stuff to explore and do.

In all honesty i've been playing the sims from when the original sims games came out and they just seem to be trying to revisit all the old games in the new expansion packs, without success.. they should be trying to come up with some new original ideas..

Overall i do think its a really entertaining expanison pack, but as with most sims 3 expansion packs these days they could always be better. The games used to be more value for your money, you were able to get heeps of new outfits/hairstyles and household furniture but now they just incourage you to buy their stuff packs and store content instead.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unfinished game, Full of glitches 1 April 2010
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I just bought this expansion recently and have come across a few problems...

The first time I clicked 'Travel' it worked fine, i could do adventures in France, no problem. however the problem happened when i arrived home with a 'replica sim' yes i had 2 of the same guy! i had to move him out as it confused things.

Now every time i got to travel when i arrive there my sim has disappeared and i can't play...there are many other glitches in this game which is a BIG shame EA don't get into gear and fix them. i'm really shocked they retailed it at this state!

As for those on the brink of buying..perhaps stave off this for a while until it's more playable!
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