Awful it didn't work and i have double the required specs
|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 Outdoor Living Stuff||Released 7/27/2011||$19.99|
|DLC||The Sims 3: High End Loft 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 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.
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...
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.