Put Your Life On Hold!
Disregard everything else (for a week or two at least) while you're playing this great game! The Sims always rock, but Sims 3 takes things to a whole new level!
|Mac Requirements||Minimum Supported||Will It Run?|
|Mac OS X||10.5.8||Download the MacGameStore App to compare your Mac's information in real-time.|
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|CPU Type||Intel Mac Only|
|System RAM||2 GB|
|Drive Space||6.1 GB|
|Video RAM||128 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|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Generations Expansion Pack||Released 6/21/2011||$19.99|
|DLC||The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack||Released 7/14/2011||$19.99|
|DLC||The Sims 3: High End Loft Stuff||Released 7/27/2011||$19.99|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff||Released 7/27/2011||$19.99|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Ambitions||Released 8/2/2011||$29.99|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff||Released 8/8/2011||$24.95|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff||Released 8/16/2011||$24.95|
|DLC||The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack||Released 8/23/2011||$19.95|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Pets||Released 10/18/2011||$29.99|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff Pack||Released 1/25/2012||$24.95|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Showtime Expansion Pack||Released 3/6/2012||$19.95|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff||Released 7/10/2012||$19.95|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Supernatural||Released 9/4/2012||$29.99|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Seasons||Released 11/13/2012||$29.99|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Monte Vista||Released 1/14/2013||$19.95|
|DLC||The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff pack||Released 1/22/2013||$19.95|
|DLC||The Sims 3 University Life||Released 3/5/2013||$29.99|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Island Paradise||Released 6/25/2013||$29.99|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Dragon Valley||Released 8/6/2013||$29.95|
|DLC||The Sims 3 Movie Stuff||Released 9/10/2013||$19.99|
I have spend many hours playing this game. Careful, its addicting.
Even though there is much to discover (even secret places) there are still some more actions that would be great to include in the game. Maybe in the future sim games...
Only down side is that you need a system that can handle a lot of space and grafics.
I have always been a fan of the Sims. my whole family plays the sims 3 and when I switched to a new mac I was excited to begin again...However there are software issues that cause the game to glitch, free, or not even load. Even though the system details say it is compatable.
Solutions and ideas can be found to resolve the issues, but I have yet to be successful with these tricks. So, if you are more tech savy than I am, you might be able to get the game going. If not, you might want to consider finding someone who is.
I love the Sims 3. As an intro to the series, it's not bad. The instructions seem a bit clearer than they were in either the original Sims or the Sims 2. However, I've had to back up, uninstall, and reinstall on at least two separate occasions when my computer decided that the Sims 3 game files no longer existed (despite them still being in the correct location, completely intact.) That was incredibly annoying.
However, as far as gameplay goes, the story-creation is nearly unrivalled. I've played so many crazy games of the Sims, (and watched crazier), that Sims must be terrified whenever I start playing them. How many odd family relationships can I create? Many. There was once a Sim who had an aunt - who was also her sister. Creeepy.
Four of five for lag and bugs, but hilarity in storytelling.