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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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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!


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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Good
    by kongk, Germany - Apr 5th 2014

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

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Great
    by Skyguy101, USA - Feb 19th 2014

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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. LOVE IT
    by AnelaB, - Nov 22nd 2013

    I am so obssessed with this game I could die honestly its amazing.

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  14. As fun as ever!
    by jiggawatte, USA - Oct 19th 2013

    I used to play the Sims a lot until I got to college, now that I've graduated I've picked it back up. Sims 3 is as fun as ever. There are a lot more opportunities for you Sims. My only complaint is that there isn't a ton of great merchandise for your Sims to buy in order the outfit their houses. I guess I'll just have to buy some expansion packs!

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  15. Very Realistic
    by Dimitri Krawtschenko, Germany - Oct 10th 2013

    This Game is great. If you like controlling another life, you will be pleased.

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