The Sims 3

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The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief!


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Bundle Deals including this Game

  • The Sims 3 Start Pack BadgeThe 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


  • Simulation  
  • Electronic Arts
  • 6/2/2011
  • English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Brazilian, Greek, Russian
Crude Humor
Sexual Themes
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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Mac Requirements Minimum Supported Will It Run?
Mac OS X10.5.8Download the MacGameStore App to compare your Mac's information in real-time.

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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

Downloadable Content For This Game (DLC)

DLCThe Sims 3 Generations Expansion PackReleased 6/21/2011$19.99
DLCThe Sims 3: Late Night Expansion PackReleased 7/14/2011$19.99
DLCThe Sims 3: High End Loft StuffReleased 7/27/2011$19.99
DLCThe Sims 3 Outdoor Living StuffReleased 7/27/2011$19.99
DLCThe Sims 3 AmbitionsReleased 8/2/2011$29.99
DLCThe Sims 3 Town Life StuffReleased 8/8/2011$24.95
DLCThe Sims 3 Fast Lane StuffReleased 8/16/2011$24.95
DLCThe Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion PackReleased 8/23/2011$19.95
DLCThe Sims 3 PetsReleased 10/18/2011$29.99
DLCThe Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff PackReleased 1/25/2012$24.95
DLCThe Sims 3 Showtime Expansion PackReleased 3/6/2012$19.95
DLCThe Sims 3 Diesel StuffReleased 7/10/2012$19.95
DLCThe Sims 3 SupernaturalReleased 9/4/2012$29.99
DLCThe Sims 3 SeasonsReleased 11/13/2012$29.99
DLCThe Sims 3 Monte VistaReleased 1/14/2013$19.95
DLCThe Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff packReleased 1/22/2013$19.95
DLCThe Sims 3 University LifeReleased 3/5/2013$29.99
DLCThe Sims 3 Island ParadiseReleased 6/25/2013$29.99
DLCThe Sims 3 Dragon ValleyReleased 8/6/2013$29.95
DLCThe Sims 3 Movie StuffReleased 9/10/2013$19.99

Reviews, Ratings & Comments


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  1. Good!
    by mrn, Poland - Mar 15th 2017

    Bought it for my girlfriend. It's good, but Mac version is a little bit slow (even on very fast maschines)

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  2. Sims 3
    by Isabel B., USA - Dec 18th 2016

    I love the sims 3 so much. its always been my favorite game!

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  3. Better than 4
    by deniz94, Denmark - Nov 21st 2016

    My person opinion is that the the sims 3 is way better than sims 4

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    by jaebyn99, New Zealand - Nov 5th 2016

    After an hour of playing i decided my "REAL" Life doesn't matter anymore cause i can make a much better life for myself in the sims. This has eliminated my Depression, Social-Anxiety and Re-Established my Self-Confidence as now i am no longer a faliure! I am a Million in a Beautiful House with a Sexy wife, a cute dog and 3 wonderful children. I even have friends now.

    10/10 would abandon my life again

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  5. Put Your Life On Hold!
    by Fretless, Australia - Aug 6th 2016

    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!

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  6. Sims is always fun
    by sabby101, Canada - Jul 13th 2016

    I do enjoy sims 2 more but this glitched and caused memory problems for my lap top...alot

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  7. GREAT
    by jr7o7, USA - Jun 16th 2016


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  8. Fun fun fun!
    by EJEL, Denmark - Feb 29th 2016

    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.

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  9. Great issues.
    by sarahann222, USA - Dec 27th 2015

    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.

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  10. Wife loves it
    by GUBallboy, USA - Nov 25th 2015

    My wife already like the Sims franchise, and this has been great for her to relax and play.

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  11. The Sims 3
    by Oxiclean, USA - Sep 19th 2015

    Fun game, gotta get some DLC for it though...

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  12. Great follow-up
    by Rubi, Germany - Aug 23rd 2015

    If you loved The Sims 1-2 you will love this game even more. It contains fun new features and has great Add-ons. I spend many hours playing and I keep coming back to it again and again.

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  13. Ye!
    by Anna B, Lithuania - Aug 3rd 2015

    It's my favourite game since I was little girl =)))

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  14. Didn't work
    by Chilichonkas, Canada - Jul 24th 2015

    Awful it didn't work and i have double the required specs

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  15. Good game, bit buggy
    by Broccolisprout, USA - Jul 4th 2015

    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.

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