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The Sims 3
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How will you create the universe!

The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief! Create millions of unique Sims and control their lives. Customize their appearances and personalities. Build their homes — design everything from exquisitely furnished dream homes to quaint cottages. Then, send your Sims out to explore their ever-changing neighborhood and to meet other Sims in the town center. 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.

NEW! SEAMLESS, LIVING NEIGHBORHOOD

Explore the ever-changing neighborhood -- and take your Sims to meet friends in the park, discuss fine art at the gallery, 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.

NEW! CREATE A SIM

Create any Sim you can imagine with new 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 full-figured to muscular.

NEW! PERSONALITY TRAITS

Select up to five individual personality traits such as brave, artistic, kleptomaniac, clumsy, paranoid, and romantic, to create an endless number of truly diverse Sims. 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?

NEW! UNLIMITED CUSTOMIZATION

Everyone can customize everything -- design and build your dream house and decorate it to fit your Sims' personalities. Customize everything from floors to décor, shirts to sofas, wall-paper to window shades.

NEW! GAMEPLAY THAT'S REWARDING AND QUICK

Enjoy the challenge of fulfilling your Sims short- and long-term goals 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. Your Sims can skyrocket from Latrine Cleaner to Astronaut, from Rabid Fan to Sports Legend, or even from Roadie to Rock Star!

NEW! COMMUNITY TO SHARE & CONNECT

Download free & exclusive new content to enhance your game including new Sims, houses, furniture and more. Make your own movies & show them to the world. Share your own Sims, houses & more with anyone.
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CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU Cores2
CPU SpeedAny
System RAM2 GB
Drive Space6.1 GB
Video RAM128 MB
Video (ati)ATI Radeon X1600 *
Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300
Video (nvidia)NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 *
Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
Video (intel)Intel GMA 900 *
Unsupported Video Cards: Intel GMA 900, Intel GMA 950
  • The Sims 3 Start Pack IconThe Sims 3 Start Pack
    Get 3 games for $29.99
    Includes The Sims 3, The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack, The Sims 3: High End Loft Stuff
  1. Sims 3 (still) offers addictive, immersive fun!
    by zeeee, USA - Oct 11th 2014

    I know the Sims 4 just came out, and therefore people might not be rushing to buy the previous version. That being said - this game is needlessly, horrendously, delightfully addicting. The changes made from the Sims 2 are all positive: endlessly customizable furniture and clothing; better development of wishes, moodlets, and opportunities; the addition of housing blueprints if (like me!) your houses never turn out *quite* the way you imagined them. With the Expansion Packs, possibilities really feel limitless. I can't quite get enough! I'm not close to being done with exploring and enjoying S3 (and I've had it for over a year), so S4 is just going to have to wait...

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  2. It's pretty good.
    by nonyabidnezz, USA - Oct 4th 2014

    I played the Sims and The Sims 2 on PC years ago and when I bought my mac I had thought about The Sims 3 so I bought it. I enjoy the game very much, though there are some issues that prevent me from really enjoying it.

    The game tends to take far too long to load. I have a Macbook Pro 9,2 and even with the upgraded 8GB ram and SSD it is just a bit laggy most of the time. I have to turn down the graphics settings to pretty much all minimal in order for smooth performance. I am not thrilled that the game is so limited in activities and there seems to be bugs that I can't yet pinpoint. I did purchase the Late Night Expansion Pack and while it is okay, it is definitely not what I hoped for when I purchased it. It provides some nice features of the game but I can't figure out how to go to a club or bar yet. And living in the big city is not as great as the promo makes it sound. It seems to take longer to get anywhere since you have to take a taxi to the subway then from the subway another taxi. Yes it's like real life for huge cities like NYC but no, this just isn't worth the price. I likely won't purchase other expansion packs until the prices drop significantly from where they are. I would love to have the Pets expansion pack and Generations but really, if the gameplay additions are the quantity and quality of Late Night, I won't be happy.

    The default censor is annoying as it is gray and black with some clear in it and it just looks bad. They seriously could have made a nicer looking censor when the sims go to the bathroom, shower, etc.

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  3. Fun,Funny,Funtastic
    by monkeynutsmatt, United Kingdom - Sep 25th 2014

    Great game, for all genders, ages and gaming preferences.
    I'm a male 21 year old with a preference for strategy and 4x style games. Yet I still find great joy in opening up The Sims 3 and watching the utter randomness the sims has to offer. You could play it seriously … Get a job, aquire a partner, build your house from scratch and have a succesful family…….. Or you could lock your sims in a windowless room until they wet themselves, force them to hurl insults at every passer by causing the town to hate them, all while standing in their urine soaked underwear on the verge of starvation.

    The choice really is yours, and that's one of the main unique selling points of the game.

    I would recommend to anyone who could do with a good laugh !!

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  4. Simtastic
    by Vidalia, USA - Sep 9th 2014

    Love this game. Have been a huge fan since the very first The Sims. So many things to do. The characters are as individual as you would want them to be. Lots of expansions for endless hours of game play.

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  5. Bought 5 hours ago…..
    by jairme11, Canada - Aug 9th 2014

    Still updating… other expansions uncompatible…. great way to waste time and money.. very unsatisfied

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  6. Veni adisty
    by veni, Indonesia - May 23rd 2014

    I like the sims series since the sims 2, the game good to all...

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  7. Best game ever
    by Ben Kestenbuam, - May 16th 2014

    I remeber playing this and i had so much fun wit it

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  8. Full-on immersion
    by green_knight, United Kingdom - May 6th 2014

    My main complaint is that you can only play the Sims and nothing else. And since this is mostly, when all is said and done, a boring game - you do the same kind of actions over and over and many of them won't show results until much later - my tolerance for sitting in front of it and doing nothing else is very limited. If you could switch the game to the background, do boring admin, and every now and again nudge your Sims to go to the park or the pool or to do their shopping, it would be a more playable game.

    My greatest disappointment was that you can no longer play neighbourhoods - once you leave a family, you can no longer go back to them, so the ability to create a number of families of your choice, watch them interact, and control them has been taken away. That makes the game more boring than its predecessors.

    I really wanted to love this, but I cannot.

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  9. Good
    by kongk, Germany - Apr 5th 2014

    As we know! It's just about handle your sims

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  10. Kool
    by courtneyroques12, USA - Mar 20th 2014

    I luv this and i want to now how to build the houses like curtis did on youtube he built modern houses mansions, twilights house, celeberty mansion for celebrities only

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  11. Some bugs, but over all good game
    by bella12313, USA - Mar 5th 2014

    I loved it's a great game and as soon as I started playing it I got hooked. There were some bugs, but that didn't effect enough of the game for me to stop playing.

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  12. Timeless
    by Sean Thomas Riffenburg, USA - Feb 22nd 2014

    This game is a classic...incredible replay value. You get what you expect with the purchase of this game, and that's a terrific prospect in a world of gaming busts.

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  13. Great
    by Skyguy101, USA - Feb 19th 2014

    This is a very creative and fun game to play for all ages!!!

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  14. Great game overall
    by salmondude4, United Kingdom - Feb 17th 2014

    Great game overall but after hours of playing you find yourself waiting and doing the same thing over and over although the dlc does add in changes that can bring the fun back for some more hours. The house building is great and you can truly make a stunning house for your sim to live in if you try

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  15. All time favorite
    by Ali Schmalenberger, USA - Feb 5th 2014

    This is my all time favorite game. I play this for hours and hours on end. The game allows for all kinds of players to find their way of playing: build houses, make huge families, rule the world… for the most part, anything you can think of.

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