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Age 12+ Teen M Classification

The Sims 3 Game PC & MAC Product Description

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The game that first opened up the world of video games to a wider audience is back, going beyond being just a virtual dollhouse to a complete interactive neighbourhood. The basic concept is still the same though, as you create your own computerised family and help (or hinder) them in achieving their lifetime dreams.

Instead of just dealing with one house at a time though, your whole sims town is part of one continuous map, with neighbours going about their business independently. Likewise your own family can explore at will and interact with any and all buildings and people.

Once fully grown a sim can have up to 60 personality traits - from loner to flirt - all of which you can influence via their environment and the people they interact with. However you want to play and whatever you want to do it's easier than ever to create your own virtual soap opera.

  • New Seamless, Open Neighbourhood - Explore the Neighbourhood Freely: See the sights with your Sims! The new seamless neighbourhood architecture allows your Sims to roam freely around the neighbourhood and visit their loved one and friends or foes. Discovering other Sims homes and families, traveling around to new locations like City Hall or the local park will create a whole new way of life for your Sims.
  • New Create A Sim - Create Any Sim You Can Imagine: In addition to the open, living neighbourhood, the all-new Create-a-Sim interface will feature easy-to-use design tools that allow you to make truly detailed Sims that are more realistic than ever. Create-a-Sim gives you the incredible freedom to customise just about any Sim you can imagine.
  • New Realistic Personalities - Every Sim Is A Unique Person, With A Distinct Personality: With the innovative and proprietary Realistic Personality System in The Sims 3, you can attribute each character with five distinct personality traits, helping shape yourSims behaviour and how they interact with others and their surroundings. This new system will empower you to create extremely complex and diverse in-game personalities.
  • New Unlimited Customisation - Everyone Can Customise Everything! New and accessible creativity tools in The Sims 3 make it simple for anyone to customise anything, anywhere! From floors to flowers, fashions to sofas, wallpaper to window shades and more, The Sims 3 gives you all the flexibility and options you need to be the architect of your dream house or explore your interior design skills to outfit your ultimate home.

    Minimum Requirements

    Windows XP (SP2) / Vista (SP1) / Mac OS X
    2GHz Pentium IV or equivalent (2.4GHz for Vista)
    1GB RAM (1.5GB RAM for Vista)
    6.5GB HDD Space (plus 1GB additional space for custom content)
    128MB Graphics Card with Pixel Shader 2.0

    For computers using built-in graphics chipsets:
    2.6GHz Pentium D CPU, 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    0.5GB additional RAM
    Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above

    Supported graphics cards:
    nVidia GeForce series
    FX 5900, FX 5950
    6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
    7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
    8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
    9600, 9800, GTX 260, GTX 280

    ATi Radeon series:
    9500, 9600, 9800
    X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
    X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
    2400, 2600, 2900
    3450, 3650, 3850, 3870
    4850, 4870

    Intel Extreme Graphics:
    GMA X3x00 series

Mac system requirements:
Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher
Intel Core Duo Processor
2GB RAM
6.1GB HDD Space (with at least 1GB additional space for custom content and saved games)
128MB ATi X1600, nVidia 7300 GT or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

Important Note! This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems, or the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards.

Supported Mac graphics cards:
nVidia GeForce series
7300, 7600
8600, 8800
9400M, 9600M GT
GT 120, GT 130

ATi Radeon series
X1600, X1900
2400, 2600
3870
4850, 4870

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator series
GMA 3-Series

Reviews of The Sims 3 Game PC & MAC

  • rated this product 3.5 out of 5 stars
This game is just like other Sims games, but better, just as the franchise seems to do. They make a game about taking care of a family and made it better with each addition whether it be an expansion pack or a sequel and with the long-anticipated The Sims 4 due in 2014, the games are just going to be better and better yet. Great game, get it.

April 20th 2014
  • rated this product 4.5 out of 5 stars
Great game, have owned for about 5 years and own almost all DLC packs. This is definitely a major improvement over The Sims 2 in the graphical department, it is very GPU thirsty! Only receives 4.5 stars from me for a few little nit-picky reasons. First of all, the save file is about 500 - 700MB, a pain if you have your Documents sync'd to the cloud. Secondly, custom content is integrated poorly, can cause game to freeze and crash. And lastly, DLC packs can cost the equivalent (or more) that the base game costs (now). Overall a very good game, certain DLC adds useful items, whereas paying $20 for a handful of digital cars (Fast Lane Stuff) is not.

February 10th 2014
  • rated this product 3.5 out of 5 stars
Fun as hell for a simulator game, the fact you can make your sim as quirky as you like and be an astronaut, is the most fun thing you can do, they have lots of dlc and its makes it worth your while because the replay ability is amazing. You have pretty much endless things to do I give it 4.5 out of 5 as a game.

September 9th 2013
The Sims 3 is a fantastic life simulator where you live and guide the life of your family/sim. Nothing is more satisfying than watching and working all your sim's life and watching their children continue the name. I will and have recommended this game to my friends. With a lot, and I mean a lot of customization with your sim and their house. Old and young gamers are welcome to this game and will enjoy every minute of it.

July 29th 2013
  • rated this product 5.0 out of 5 stars
sims 3 looks like an amazing game! Graphics look very nice! Can’t wait to get this game. It is the best sims games ever (other than sims 4 which will be out soon)! Definitely worth buying and I will probably play his non stop for a few weeks LOL! Thanks oz game shop for amazing prices on these great games!

July 2nd 2013

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