Simulates an entire town of Sims.
Great homebuilding tools.
Finer controls for placing objects within a house.
More character depth now available.
Sims now have life goals to work toward, not just dead-end jobs.
Storymode adds real life.
Little details built with a lot of care.
Lots of downloadable content.
Watching Sims sleep every night.
Unrewarding lifetime rewards.
Items from the previous expansion packs not included in this version.
No real improvements in the job system
Downloadable content costs real Earth dollars.
Managing big families is pretty tough.
You get one neighborhood. In that neighborhood, you pick one family to play as. Ideally, you should be able to pick more, but a glitch/bug is preventing the Story Mode toggle from.
By Tech2 on July 20, 2012
T here are very few games that I've played that reeled me in. And there are even fewer games that made me miss both my dinner and my favourite TV show. Yes, The Sims 3 made me miss both of those things on my first day of playing it. And even after...-
By Game Observer on December 14, 2010
If youve read this far, then I can at least assume The Sims mildly interests you. The Sims 3 removes most of what made the previous games boring to the non-fan, and adds enough new stuff to make it worthwhile abandoning those old expansion packs....84
By ElectricPig.co.uk on October 28, 2010
Just as addictive as ever, despite the lukewarm control...80
By Gameplay Monthly on June 10, 2010
Ah, Sims 3… a title that’s been lingering on the minds of Sims-veterans for ages. A lot of people are running around lately screaming that the game sucks, but I would like to argue that fact- Sims 3 is the best Sims game to date. Not to say...83
By Maximum PC on September 14, 2009
Such a leap forward it feels more like The Sims³ By now, when people think of The Sims franchise, they think of a virtual dollhouse in which you guide little idiot people through the mundane details of their lives rather than living your own. That...90
By Blogcritics on August 12, 2009
This latest main Sims series installment has everything under the sun and then some. Set in Sunset Valley, The Sims 3 has a fantastic mix of open ended play; specific, mission style modes; and new exploration elements which make for a memorable home...100
By New Game Network on August 02, 2009
The Sims 3 is a life simulation video game in the popular and critically acclaimed The Sims franchise, originally created by Maxis. It still stands tall and unique, as no other game has come close, or even attempted to, overthrow the Sims franchise in...85
By DarkZero on July 24, 2009
How the hell do you write about The Sims 3, or at the very least, squeeze it into around 800 words? At base level, it is ostensibly the same game as the two that came before it, and their many, many expansion packs, and it is only when you get into...90
By itreviews.com on July 16, 2009
On one level its essentially still The Sims, but on another, so many careful tweaks have been implemented (not to mention a few big changes) that this third incarnation is a joy to explore and unfold. Its a massively charming outing into a seamless...-
By Yet Another Review Site on July 14, 2009
The Sims is like the abusive uncle of the gaming world, it tells you it loves you but then horribly takes advantage of your trust. As I am myself a fan of the series, I find myself constantly falling for the promises of the next installment, I let my...70