The Sims 3
Third party DRM: OriginPlease note that the free third-party service, Origin, must be used to activate this title.
These titles will be made available in Origin - to activate your code you must go to www.thesims3.com and redeem the code in your account. The products will then be available in your Origin games list.
"This is simply a better playing Sims experience, and once you experience the freedom to hit the town without hitting a load screen you'll be hard-pressed to go back to any of the earlier games." - IGN.com
"TThe latest Sims game is also the greatest, striking a terrific balance between the fresh and the familiar." - Gamespot.com
The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief!
Create over a million unique Sims and control their lives. Customize everything from their appearances, to their personalities and even the home of their dreams. Then, send your Sims out to explore new locations around town and to meet other Sims in the neighborhood.
Go online to download exclusive content and show off your own creations to the world. With all-new quick challenges and rewarding game play, The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to choose whether (or not!) to fulfill your Sims’ destinies and make their wishes come true.
Create any Sim you can imagine and give them unique personalities!
Create millions of different personalities with traits such as evil, artistic, kleptomaniac, clumsy, insane, romantic, and more.
Influence the behaviors of your Sims with the traits you’ve chosen. Will you create a neurotic romantic with a heart of gold, or a geeky super-genius with an evil streak?
Create any Sim with easy-to-use design tools that allow for unlimited customization of facial features, hair color, eye color, and more.
Fine-tune your Sims’ body shape from thin to curvy to muscular.
Control your Sims’ Destinies!
Face short- and long-term challenges and reap the rewards.
Your Sims can pursue random opportunities to get fast cash, get ahead, get even, and more.
Choose whether or not to fulfill your Sims’ destinies by making their wishes come true. Will your Sims be thieves, rock stars, world leaders? You decide!
Design and build your dream house and decorate it to fit your Sims’ personalities.
Customize all your Sims’ possessions from clothing to furnishings or even their car.
Explore New Locations!
Explore the ever-changing neighborhood—and take your Sims to meet friends in the park, go on a date at the bistro, visit neighbors’ homes, converse with less-than-savory characters in the graveyard, and more! Who knows what might happen?
Admire the natural beauty of the beach, the mountains, and more.
**Get Connected and Share Your Creations with The Sims 3 Online Community!
Get Free Bonus Content—Download a free Town, Sims, outfits, furnishings, houses and more.
Create and Share Sims, houses, movies and more with anyone.
Join The Sims 3 community to share ideas with fans of The Sims from around the world.
*The Sims 3 Store: *Included with purchase of the game is $10 worth of SimPoints, which players receive when they first register their game online at TheSims3.com. They can use their SimPoints towards downloading exclusive in-game items from The Sims 3 Store to customize their game. For additional items, players can purchase bundles of 500, 1000 and 2000 SimPoints in $USD, EUR, GBP and other major international currencies using a variety of payment methods including international and national credit cards, PayPal, and EA cash cards (in North America only). Whether it’s the must-have new outfit or the latest style of plaid furniture, players have the opportunity to further customize and populate their Sims world with additional items.
Game Launcher: The Game Launcher is the key entry point for players into TheSims3.com community. This hub page connects players to both the Store and the Exchange, and provides them with news and information about game updates. Players can keep track of their downloads, uploads, installs, game updates and their media portfolio that includes the videos and photos they can capture while playing the game. The Game Launcher also alerts players to new content in the store, localized game and store promotions along with relevant updates to the Store and cool new content from the community.
TheSims3.com Site: With the launch of the game on June 2, the marketing website at TheSims3.com will be replaced with the full community and product site for the game. The site will not only connect players, encourage new ways to be creative in the game, and offer personally relevant information for each user, it also will serve as the hub site where players can share their content with other members, and embed them on social networking sites and blogs.
You will have fun with this. I promise!KatsumihD | Feb. 11, 2014 | See all KatsumihD's reviews »
This game is amazing,because it is a simulation to real life. All things you can´t or wouldn´t do,you can do in this simulation. It is very funny and has alot of gametime,because of the many dlcs and so on. The Graphics are great not great like crysis 3 more great like perfect for this gameworld. It´s addicting. The only bad thing about this game is that the characters are pretty dumb if there is a table in the way,so they can´t do their job,they will yell at you to remove the table,which the should do on their own,but it isn´t a big deal. So in my opinion it is a must buy.
Addictablemandaac1993 | Jan. 27, 2014 | See all mandaac1993's reviews »
Sims 3, was first introduced to me by a friend a couple years ago, and since then I got into this game so much. Every time a new expansion pack comes out I have to get and sit on the computer for hours and hours and play it. In other words this is one of the best games I have played in my life and I advise anyone to play this game. You will get addicted to it. Colorful, fun and brilliant. Truly AMAZING!
Ad addictive as everGmen | Jan. 12, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
- Addictive gameplay
- New additions as well as familiar things
- Looks (and plays) quite similar to The Sims 2
- Irritating AI
Every time a Sims title comes out, I seem to drop everything for a few days or weeks, and just sit there and play the game. With The Sims 3, it was no different.
The great thing about almost any Sims title, is that there isn’t a set story - you invent your own, and it can be whatever you want it to be. You can play as yourself and live the life you've always wanted to live, or you can play as your enemies and make their virtual lives miserable. You have a lot of control over what you can do, and it’s this that appeals to so many people.
Graphically, The Sims 3 doesn’t look that much different from The Sims 2. Some have even gone as far as to say that it, especially the characters, look worse. This is disappointing when you think of what a leap The Sims 2 was in terms of looks over The Sims. The Sims 3 still has a slightly cartoonish feel to it. This of course means lots of colour, and that is something different from most mainstream games today, which like to dwell in darkness, and exhibit nothing but different shades of grey, brown, black, and other dark or neutral hues.
The Sims 3 is bright, vibrant, and has character. Of course you can play any way you want, and your own house can be dim, broken down, and a horrid eyesore, but the rest of the town will carry on shining all the while - unless you decide to edit and change it too, which is totally doable.
The animation is just as smooth if not more so than The Sims 2, and in some cases, can be influenced by what personality your sim has. In fact a lot of things are dependent on this. Your sims can trip, stumble, lose their balance, and do other things that will make you chuckle.
There is the problem of clipping in this game, where items intersecting with other things like walls can stick through them. Sims will walk through each other at times too.
The texture quality holds a few things that I’m not entirely happy with. The quality is reduced as you zoom out and increases as you zoom in, and if you hover over someone else’s house, you’ll notice that the detail is very poor, but sharpens over time. If you hover back to your house, the quality also drops, and you’ll notice that depending on how big the place is, it can take a while for everything to start “showing”; hard to explain in writing. This is most likely all done to increase the framerate, which can already be a bit choppy at times, or so the game is playable on older PCs.
While still on the topic of bugs, there is an annoying bug here -- the speed up feature is broken. So you will spend literally ages waiting for your Sims to be done with sleeping.
The game has its issues, but is still a worthwhile addition to your collection. Just keep in mind you'll be paying a lot more for addon content that isn't included with the base game, as usual, and also keep in mind that The Sims 4 is just on the horizon.
Very funrjb789 | Sept. 25, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
In the Sims 3 you are left to your own devices. The game allows you to pretty much anything with the virtual characters you create in the very detailed character creator. You can make a family, have the father find a job and have the mum look after the children (or vice versa) and you have the option to speed up time so you don't have to wait for your sims to finish boring tasks and you can get to the fun stuff. You can throw house parties, get jobs, kick over bins and so much more! the game is surprisingly detailed too and the sims dialogue is frequently funny. if you like simulation games you should really play this game!
Can't deny the fun....comedychris | Aug. 15, 2013 | See all comedychris's reviews »
many people will compare this game to the likes of minecraft and animal crossing etc the likes of, not having specific objectives... to some that is boring or pointless, but i have played sims 1 and 2 and now 3 and i can honestly say that, the customization, the colorful "both literal and figurative" nature of the world and characters is undeniably amazing, it makes cleaning with a animated being, who speaks gibberish not only a fun game to play but.. something i can sit at for several hours... the choices, relationships and options in this game are fantastic and would advise anyone to try it now!