The Sims 3 (PC)

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In The Sims 3 you can create lifelike Sims with a unique personality and take them anywhere in the neighborhood. The powerful Create-a-Sim tool allows you to create Sims that are more realistic than ever. Select from dozens of personality traits such as brave, artistic, kleptomaniac, clumsy, paranoid and romantic. With Create-a-Sim, you can create a limitless number of truly unique Sims. The Sims 3 allows for infinite possibilities to design the interior and exterior of your Sims' surroundings using the Create-a-Style feature. Additionally, you can enjoy the challenge of short-term and long-term goals and then reap the rewards! Based on personality traits, skills and career choices, your Sims have short and long term Wishes that provide constant, fun challenges and so many things to do and achieve. You have the ultimate freedom to choose whether to fulfill their destiny, giving them lifetime happiness and rewards or not!

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In The Sims 3 you can create lifelike Sims with a unique personality and take them anywhere in the neighborhood. The powerful Create-a-Sim tool allows you to create Sims that are more realistic than ever. Select from dozens of personality traits such as brave, artistic, kleptomaniac, clumsy, paranoid and romantic. With Create-a-Sim, you can create a limitless number of truly unique Sims. The Sims 3 allows for infinite possibilities to design the interior and exterior of your Sims' surroundings using the Create-a-Style feature. Additionally, you can enjoy the challenge of short-term and long-term goals and then reap the rewards! Based on personality traits, skills and career choices, your Sims have short and long term Wishes that provide constant, fun challenges and so many things to do and achieve. You have the ultimate freedom to choose whether to fulfill their destiny, giving them lifetime happiness and rewards or not!

  • Create any Sims you can imagine! Design your ultimate Sim by choosing up to five traits and numerous body characteristics in the Create-a-Sim feature. Customize your Sims body type, facial features, hair styles, and more. Create an evil, handsome, ripped kleptomaniac that wreaks havoc on those around him.
  • Control your Sims' destinies: From a rock star or world leader to an expert thief, you choose whether or not to pursue the Lifetime Wish of your Sim. Choose whether to fulfill their destiny, giving them a lifetime of happiness and rewards - or not and be devious!
  • Customize everything! You are the designer! From clothing to houses, customize patterns, colors, or create any house you can imagine. Customize any aspect of your Sims' style... even down to the style and color of their shoes!
  • Be the Director of your Sims' movies! Never before have you been able to make your own movie with a cast, a set, soundtrack, a story and editing without leaving the game. Make a movie with the Create-a-Movie tool and share it with the world!
  • Connect, Share and Shop! Register with The Sims 3 online community and receive a second town, as well as 1,000 SimPoints to be used at The Sims 3 Store. Show off your creations from Sims to houses. Download exclusive content and hear the latest news of The Sims 3 world first.
  • ESRB Rating: TEEN with Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, and Violence

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Genre: Social & Economic Simulation
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Model No.: 197150
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 0.5 x 7.5
Walmart No.: 513082
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6/22/2009

Customer review by DropkickKarry

5.0 stars 6/22/2009 by DropkickKarry
by DropkickKarry

I have to say, that this is one of the greatest Sims achievements ever. Not even kidding. At first I was kind of iffy about getting the game, thinking I should wait till I'm sure it'll be worth it. Well, four of my friends currently own Sims 3, and all their opinions are pretty much the same. It's amazing, it's epic, best Sims game yet, totally worth it. So I decide, well, I'll try it. If I don't like it, I'll just give it to my other friend who's been saving up for it. So I get it, install it, amazed at all the changes they've made. No more waiting like five minutes to get to the actual game. So much more options in creating your Sim and family! I mean, they've even got like I don't know how many traits, but more than 20 to define your Sims. And with each trait your sims will react differently, and such. You can still get custom stuff on there too, which is pretty cool. And to the people that whine about how you can't go into the buildings, did you ever pause to think that the Sims Creators might come out with an expansion pack, that'll change that? It's probable, and it'll probably even happen. I saw it's totally worth getting. :]

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:14 - 18
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
AWESOME!
8/25/2009

Customer review by ShoppingFanatic09

5.0 stars 8/25/2009 by ShoppingFanatic09
by ShoppingFanatic09

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this game!! It is extremely fun and no it does not get "boring" after a few minutes of play. I have been playing the Sims since the first one and have loved them all. They are all fun. People complaining about lagging and graphics need to stop telling people not to buy it. It will not lag on EVERYONE'S computer. You need to make sure you have enough space to run it on. And if you just barely have enough, of course it will lag. As for the small amount of hair styles and clothing, TheSims3.com has FREE hairstyles and clothing that you can download to the game. I would definately recommend this game to everyone IF you have enough space on your computer to run and play it! (I do not have an expensive gaming computer and it runs just fine on it! (: )

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Houston,TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Worth It- Don't Complain!
6/9/2009

Customer review by CompAddict

5.0 stars 6/9/2009 by CompAddict
by CompAddict

So many of you are complaining about the bad graphics or the lagging or whatever. Not everyone has a five-star computer that will run something that incredibly large in a few seconds. If your system requirements are just barely making it, then YES, you will have lagging and YES your graphics aren't going to look 100%. EA could've really lagged down your computer. They could've made it to where you could barely run the thing by including so much more little things. But to be honest, a lot of us would be stuck at the loading screen! Also, you can find so much FREE clothing, hair, shoes, objects ect. in the exchange on the main sims 3 website. They're user-created and can really spice up the game. I never went without custom content in the sims 1 and 2. And frankly, I'm so glad that they took away the loading screen and gave us the chance to drive/bike/walk around. It's much easier to keep your eyes on the screen now that they eliminated that. And I'm sure there will be some hacks coming along that will change the way we play the entire thing- maybe even something that can show us into buildings. I think it's worth it for the money. There's plenty to do.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Great job!
12/26/2009

Customer review by Suteki

5.0 stars 12/26/2009 by Suteki
by Suteki

This product is definitely worth the money. To the people who say it is lagging, its true but now they have made a patch that fixes the lagging problem and is going the correct speed. There are many new things you can do in The Sims 3, like customizing hair,clothes,furniture, etc. I have played The Sims games ever since the first Sim game and this is by far the best in my opinion! Note: BEFORE YOU BUY THE GAME LOOK AT THIS TO MAKE SURE YOUR COMPUTER CAN RUN THE SIMS 3: **FOR WINDOWS XP Windows XP (Service Pack 2) 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent 1 GB RAM At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 **FOR WINDOWS VISTA Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent 1.5 GB RAM At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 **For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least: Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above. 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent 0.5 GB additional RAM

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:14 - 18
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
The Sims+3=AMAZING!
12/28/2009

Customer review by An anonymous customer

5.0 stars 12/28/2009 by An anonymous customer
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I've played The Sims since I was six years old and I am now fourteen. I've always loved The Sims and when The Sims 2 came out it was a pretty big improvement from The Sims but I just felt it was the same in a way. When I got The Sims 3 from my father on Christmas I almost immediately started playing it and I could see the Graphical improvement right when the game started! The graphics are stunning! Then, on Create A Sim the eyes on the Sim looked nearly real (Its a bit weird but that stood out a lot through my eyes)! And the unique personalities on the Sims were also amazing. Anywhere from Computer Geek (Me) to Cowardly (Grandmother) they are there! The only thing I dislike is the fact that you can only choose about three-four personalities but, the other stuff covers for that small thing. I'm, yet again, addicted to The Sims again! Thanks, EA. :P

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Also will I be able to play the sims 3 on my laptop? On Windows Vista?
by an anonymous customer 6/3/2009
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  • A. No, you do NOT need earlier versions of the sims to play sims 3. Also, if your laptop supports all the specifications (On the back of the sims 3 box) then you can play it. I just installed it on my computer yesterday and Im not sure if your laptop will be able to allot for that much memory. It takes exactly 5,600 MB of space on your computer. Also make sure you have atleast a gig of extra space for saving houses and families. Also you need to have a video card that supports these kinds of graphics. It must have128MB or higher and 2.0 pixelation. It is compatible with Windows Vista.
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  • A. no you dont need 1 or 2. if you have the system requirements you can play on your laptop and vista.
    by TAB705866/5/2009
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  • A. You don't need any of the other games to play this. And go to http://www.ea.com/games/the-sims-3?nostats=true and run their system requirements check.
    by MusicIsLife03146/5/2009
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  • A. No, unlike the line of Sims Expansion Packs, The Sims 3 is a standalone game. which means that you do not need any prior installation of the sims to play this game. Please refer to the system requirements and compare them to your Laptop's specifications. As for windows vista, you should have no problem using the Sims 3 on vista, however like i mentioned, it is very important that you compare your system with the System requirements.
    by vanx6/5/2009
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  • A. No, Sims 3 is a different game entirely. So you won't need any of the other Sims games to play it. My friend plays her Sims game on her laptop that runs on Vista, so I don't see why you wouldn't be able to =)
    by Confuzled116/5/2009
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  • A. No.You only have to have the Sims 2 for Sims 2 expansion packs.
    by SaraxD6/4/2009
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  • A. No you don't need the Sims 1 and 2 at all..The Sims 3 , Sims 2 and Sims 1 are all different sets of CD-Roms.. So nope you don't and Yes you can play it on a labtop
    by ATrueGamerGirl6/4/2009
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  • A. Sims 1 & 2 are not required to play, depends on whether your laptop meets the hardware requirements set forth on the box, and The Sims 3 will run on Windows Vista.
    by Pureiggy6/4/2009
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  • A. I believe that you can download a copy from certain online retailers, and that would the only way you can play it without a DVD player. The only other way is to buy a internal or external DVD player...
    by MusicIsLife031412/6/2009
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  • A. If the game comes on a DVD (which the sims 3 does), you need a DVD drive in order to install it. However, one workaround of this is if you have a fast internet connection and meet all the System Requirements for The Sims 3, then you can purchase it direct from EA games via Digital Download. The perks to this are: You don't have to leave your house, you don't need a dvd drive. However the Cons are: You don't have a disc which means you need to back up your download somehow whether it be saving your proof of purchase, purchase key, etc. So depends on the type of person you are.
    by vanx6/5/2009
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  • A. It runs on the CD-rom. If you don't have one of those either, you can download the game straight from The Sims 3 website (after paying the $49.95)
    by Confuzled116/5/2009
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  • A. Yes, you don't need a dvd player to play it.
    by SaraxD6/4/2009
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  • A. They may have a CD-ROM version out. Most manufacurers design both a DVD and CD-ROM version of their games for people who may not have the appropriate drive. You will just have to look around to see.
    by Pureiggy6/4/2009
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