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The Sims 3

Create your own Sims, build and design their homes, and then bring their stories to life. You decide if your Sims lead privileged existences and live happily ever after, or if they’re subjected to hardships and suffering.
Official Site:The Sims 3 Homepage
Release Date:5 Jun 2009
Developer:EA Black Box, Visceral Games
Publisher:EA Play
Tags:The Sims 3, The Sims 3 PC, homes, build and design
Also on:PS3, Xbox 360, Wii
The Sims 3


What if you had to live your whole life in one location… and then one day, suddenly, you could step outside and go anywhere in the whole neighbourhood?

The Sims 3 lets you immerse truly unique Sims in an open, living neighbourhood just outside their door. The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with many possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief.
The Sims 3 Features:
  • Explore a seamless, living neighbourhood
    Your Sims can roam throughout their neighbourhood, visit neighbours’ homes, and explore the surroundings. They can stroll downtown to hang out with friends, meet someone new at the park, or run into colleagues on the street.
  • Create a Sim
    New easy-to-use design tools allow for an enormouse amount of customisation to make truly individual Sims. Determine your Sims’ shape and size, from thin to full-figured to muscular—and everything in between. Choose your Sims’ facial features, their skin tone, hair colour and style, eye shape and colour, and select their clothing and accessories.
  • Realistic personalities
    Create realistic Sims with distinctive personalities. Select from dozens of personality traits and combine them in fun ways. The combination of traits you choose (brave, artistic, loner, perfectionist, klepto, romantic, clumsy, paranoid, and much more) help shape the behaviour of your Sims and how they interact with other Sims.
  • Customise everything
    Design and build homes with complete freedom to customise everything and make your very own neighbourhoods. Countless possibilities to design the interior furnishings of your Sims. Select any colour pattern for your furniture that you can imagine. Match all your furnishings with the same pattern & colour, or mix patterns & colours of the furnishings to create your very own look.
  • New Gameplay
    The Sims 3 features new gameplay that’s rewarding and quick to play. There’s more to your Sims’ lives in The Sims 3. Enjoy the challenge of short-term and long-term goals and then reap the rewards.
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