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The Sims 3: Pets Expansion Pack (PC/Mac DVD)
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Platform: PC/Mac | Edition: Standard Edition
Requires the base game to play
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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! :)
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love it. Pets, awwwww :) pet dogs in your sims household can make the game lag a bit other than that it is really really great. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought for granddaughter - good addition to her SIMS 'portfolio'Published 1 month ago by Mr G E Pattison
Purchased as a Christmas present via Santa as far as I know there has been no complaintsPublished 1 month ago by Mr Barry Hartfield