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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Please note that this is an expansion pack for the Sims 3. You will need to have the Sims 3 game already installed on your computer in order to run this expansion pack.

The Sims 3: Into the Future reminds me of the 1980's film back to the future. Where Marty Mcfly is going about his everyday life, and one day the Doc shows up with a Delorean sporting a flux capacitor, telling him about how he can travel through time. You start out by selecting any one of your Sims families in any of the cities/towns in your game, and resuming where you left off (or you can create a new family). Once your game starts, a portal comes out of nowhere and a Sim NPC emerges from it, and tells you he's from the future and he's trying to get back. If you help him repair his portal, you can use it to travel through time as well.

After completing a small mission, the portal is now open for you to enter and travel to Oasis Landing. You can go by yourself or have other sims come along with you. This works similarly to the World Adventures locations, where you start from home and travel to your destination.

Using a new item in your inventory called the Almanac of Time, you can choose from one of three futures to visit. One by default is unlocked and you can come and go from there as you please. This location is called the Normal Future. The two other futuristic outcomes you can visit are the Dystopian Future, a desolate and dangerous place to travel to, or the Utopia Future, and lush and lavish version of the future. To visit these futures, you need to complete objectives in your home city that will cause a change of events in your own time, thus changing what the outcome is in the future.

When you do visit the future, you'll find it's very different from any of the other Sims locations. There are hover cars, a monorail system that travels around the city, hovering in the air, robot NPCs, and many things are now holographic. Instead of billboards, TVs and computers, these are now all holographic projections into the air that you can watch and interact with.
You can strap a jetpack onto your back and it will fly you from lot to lot. Or if you're bored, your sim can fly around the lot their visiting on. But you'll find that sims new to jetpacks can get motion sick quite easily, so take your time with it when you're first starting out with it. Speaking of sickness, when you use the time travel machine your sim will sometimes suffer from Paradox Sickness, which can be fatal if you don't get him/her to the hospital for a short treatment.

While trying out all these new fun objects in the future your sim will learn a new skill, Advanced Technology. Even taking a shower with a futuristic shower requires this skill, or else your sim will find themselves falling all over the place.

While in the future, you can even look up your sims descendants and go to meet them. Depending on the relationships your sims have in the past, this can change the shape of the future. You can have different sims marry or break up and you can alter the future family descendants.

There's a bunch of new clothing and wild futuristic hair styles added to the catalog for your sims to try out, and builders will love all the new objects for designing sims houses. Digital pets, hover boards, huge magnets you use to pull meteors from the sky, portal elevators and so much more is all included in this pack. As soon as you land in the future you will find yourself trying to learn how to use all kinds of new objects and learning new skills. This expansion pack is a must get for Sims 3 fans!
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2013
the game worked great if you download it correctly some people gave 1 star cuz they did it wrong. Which doesn't help people decide whether or not to buy. If you use Origin to run the game, after purchasing the game download the file but DONT INSTALL hit the view product code button, then copy the key code, now open your Origin. Once open in the top left corner click the origin drop down menu and select enter product code and once submitted just go into my games and download. Don't let the people that couldn't figure it out sway you its a great expansion.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2013
Downloaded and installed with no problems and it runs great. In fact it runs better than it has in a long time! It seems to load faster and is less glitchy than it was after the Island Paradise expansion. The only reason it's 4 stars instead of 5 is because I'm missing my limited edition, pre-order content code. But I'm chatting with EA now to get it fixed ;-)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2013
When you try to activate this code on Origin it will tell you to remove and re-install the base game. DON'T DO IT! You will lose all your bought custom content and it will be a major bear to get it all back...if you ever do. Instead hit the I button on this expansion in your My Games tab and install it from there. Read the Sim 3 technical forum for the stickied thread on this.

Other than that, no problems getting the code accepted and the expansion installed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2013
I am more of a realist Sim player than a fantasy one, so I wasn't looking forward to this EP. However, I was Very surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It adds a lot of fun for a good period of time. Unfortunately for me, it is just for a short time. If you enjoy sci-fy or fantasy, then HANDS DOWN get this. You will LOVE IT. But if you are more like me, and the money isn't a big issue, then I would still give it a shot. It could surprise you too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2014
my daughter is a major sims fan and a computer enthusiast but the download was tricky and confusing, even for her. she says the game is good, but what the description does not mention is that the download is made directly through origin, and origin has to be downloaded onto the computer and an origin account made before the game is downloaded. she says it was annoying to download, but worth it. (in other words, do not download/ buy THIS VERSION unless you are completely confident in your computer abilities.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2014
I purchased this expansion pack because my son was in a big Back to the Future kick. It was interesting to visit the future and to see how your current actions affected your future generations, but it gets old after awhile. I would say if you love futuristic stuff, this is a great pack, but the novelty wears thin quickly if that isn't something you enjoy. I wish it had the ability to go to other time periods like the past, but to be fair it does say into the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2014
It's alright. The quests are pretty fun and I like that you can shape the future and check it out and whatnot, but as far as Sim games go this isn't their best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2014
The game is good. It adds very interesting aspects to the game. Particularly the bot building, it was the most interesting and another aspect was the future timeline things. Getting the special tribute statues for doing certain things. It was really nice if you completed your lifetime wish early, you had something else to aim for. In the end it's one of my favorite expansions for the sims.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2014
This is definitely one of the better expansions, going to the future world is fun and the robots are amusing. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because there are no new achievements which is really disappointing.
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