The Sims 3: Pets (NA)

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Third party DRM: Origin

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Customer notes

This is an expansion pack and therefore requires The Sims 3 to be installed on the same system to function correctly.


"Pets puts the series and franchise back on track and continues to make its virtual worlds even more fleshed out. As always, this expansion isn't going to make any non-Sims player a convert, but if you're still enjoying your digital families, this is a good expansion to pick up." -

"Horses and controllable cats and dogs give The Sims 3: Pets a good deal of heart." -

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. Treat your Sims and their pets to an exclusive venue filled with unique objects found only in the Limited Edition. Give your Sims a new member of their household and discover all-new ways to play with life!

Key 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.

  • Exclusive Limited Edition content! Only in The Sims 3 Pets Limited Edition will you find a pet store filled with one-of-a-kind objects.

Customer reviews


Adorable and fun!

Katebirdlover | Aug. 27, 2015 | See all Katebirdlover's reviews »

I remember I was excited when I finally got my hands on this expansion pack, and let me just say the pets are really adorable and I can't help but have atleast a pet or two in every single sims family. Now besides the cuteness overload, the pets can be a bit destructive at times and it's sorta a pain when they destroy things, but it's cool how they can earn or remove traits by their actions and if you scold them or praise them for it. Also I really like the random unicorn that appears every night. Although it is hard to find one sometimes. And while I do agree that this would have been in the base game, I'm kinda happy it's an expansion pack since there's more furniture, a new town, etc. If your an animal lover like me or want some more realism in the game then I highly recommend it.


Makes a Great Addition to your Collection

harpiegirl | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all harpiegirl's reviews »

If you're looking to add a significant amount of game play to your Sims 3 collection, this is definitely one of the more obvious choices. Along with Supernatural, Pets adds a significantly new level of play to the Sims 3. You can make dogs, cats and horses. You can adopt stray animals, including horses and unicorns. It also adds many new interactions(some between humans), objects and venues. If you're someone who loves animals - get this. However, if you played the Sims Pets or Sims 2 Pets, while this is an improvement over that version you may be disappointed that this was not included in the base game after 2 games already having done it. At $19.99 it is definitely of value.You will get much bang for your buck in comparison to other expansions.


Nice Additions, but Should've been in the Base Game

cybrxkhan | June 11, 2013 | See all cybrxkhan's reviews »

Pets does exactly what it says: adds Pets to Sims 3. You can create them when you start out your family, or you can choose to adopt one. Playing with pets is quite a chore, though, as it requires you to constantly watch them like a normal Sim - it's fun at times, but other times it just gets annoying babysitting them and making sure they don't ruin the house or pee inside. However, the variety of pets available is nice - besides the big three, Dogs, Cats, and Horses, there are also those such as rodents, birds, insects, and so on Sims can collect in the wild. All that said, I have to wonder why this wasn't included in the base game in the first place given how pets are an integral part of a modern suburban lifestyle the Sims 3 tries to depict. Like all SIms material, it's best to buy this when it's on sale, and only if you want it.