The Sims 3 for PC
PC - Windows

The Sims 3

Jun 2, 2009
8.13
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About this game

Developer: The Sims Studio
Content Rating: Teen

Summary

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.

System Requirements

Minimum

  • OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 2) or Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
  • Processor: (XP) 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; (Vista) 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • Memory: (XP) 1 GB; (Vista) 1.5 GB
  • Graphics: 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
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  • Hard Drive: At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • Sound:
  • Built-in Graphics:
    • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above.
    • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
    • 0.5 GB additional RAM

Critic Reviews

14 Reviews
7.88
Ryan DavisJul 11, 2009
A lot has changed in The Sims 3, but for all the technical refinements, gameplay additions, and online integration, it still scratches the same basic itch that its predecessors did, though it arguably does it with an improved effectiveness. EA has done a terrific job of listening to what the existing players wanted while also making a more inviting experience, which is an impressive balancing act indeed.
Kevin VanOrdJun 01, 2009
It's partially due to the deft handling of rewards; it doles out new social options, new aspirations, and the possibility of better furniture and wood flooring at a slow but even pace, which keeps you tied to your computer for hours at a time. It offers the element of surprise, showing off its abundant charms through funny social interactions that make you want to be part of the improved virtual community. Although it could have offered even more right out of the box, there's still an awful lot of content here, and it's bound to put a smile on almost anyone's face.
Iain McCaffertyJun 19, 2009
There’s nothing in The Sims 3 that would persuade someone who didn’t like the previous games to enjoy this version. Likewise, if you’ve played The Sims 2 and its expansions to death, The Sims 3 will feel perilously like a retread of old ground, albeit on a slightly grander scale. The core of the game is still strong, but by not showing the same level of ambition as the previous two titles at the design stage, The Sims 3 feels slightly stunted by comparison.

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