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The Sims 3: Ambitions [Download]

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
Teen Origin
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews) 9 answered questions 74 / 100

Price: $19.99
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Platform: PC Download
Download size:
5000 MB
Download time:
1 hour 15 minutes - 8 hours on broadband
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  • Publisher / Software Vendor: ELECTRONIC ARTS| Language: English

Important Note

This game requires The Sims 3 base game to play.


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Platform: PC Download
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
  • Note: Gifting is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B004774724
  • Release Date: June 1, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,770 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Download

Product Description

SIMS 3 AMBITIONS (PC/MAC) ESD

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Requires the base game The Sims 3 to activate.

System Requirements:
  • Supported OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7
  • Processor: (XP) 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; (Vista and Windows 7) 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • RAM: (XP) 1 GB RAM; (Vista and Windows 7) 1.5 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk: At least 3.5 GB* of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games. *9.6 GB if installing with The Sims 3
  • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible Video Card with 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • Additional Info: Nvidia GeForce series: FX5900 or greater; ATI Radeon™ series: ATI Radeon 9500 series of greater; Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA): GMA 3-Series, GMA 4-Series.
  • Please note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 cards are not supported.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best :] July 26, 2011
By MDR1994
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
Before I bought this game I was stuck between this one (Ambitions) and World Adventures.
I went through many reviews, and eventually decided on this game.
It was a great decision.
The Sims 3 : Ambitions is a totally amazing game and you will be far from disappointed!
You can have awesome "professions" like Stylist, Architect, Ghost Hunter, Fireman, or Detective.
And not only that, but there is an added Education career and a deepened Medical career.
Twinbrook town (the Ambitions town) is loaded with things to do.

PLUS! You can now do your own Laundry! Not sure how that fits in with Ambitions, but it gives your sims a nice Moodlet if you wear clean clothes.

So if your stuck on which Sims to get, like me, then go with this one! :] I highly reccomend it.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best expansion packs for The Sims 3 June 11, 2013
By Daniel~
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
Yes, I know i'm a little late to buy this pack- and it took 2 hours to download off of Amazon- but this pack is SO WORTH IT.

Things to know:
You need a copy of the Sims 3 to play.
ITS AWESOME.

Here are all the jobs and professions in this pack:
Architect (The only one i've tried)
Firefighter
Ghost Hunter (Who you gonna call?)
Investigator
Stylist
Education
New features to Medical/Medicine

New Skills:

Sculpting (Eventually make ice sculptures!)
(Also I think you can make objects..)

Inventing (Make a SIMBOT that is a robot maid??)

Tattooing (Tattoo stuff like crazy on people!)

Also....

-Tons of new furniture
-New Town
-Earthquakes
-Bake Sales

-And so much more!

Is it worth it?? TOTALLY GO BUY IT NOW I LOVE IT
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TS3: Ambitions January 26, 2011
By cbl1
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
The Sims Ambitions is pretty cool, for the fact that it offers a lot more activities and jobs/careers and stuff than the base game. It encourages entrepreneurship, and is somewhat more life-like with the option of doing your own laundry.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Expansion March 14, 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I have only had this game a few days but so far it's been really fun to play. I just wanted to post a review to say that the download process was extremely simple. If you are using origin to play all you have to do is click origin and then select redeem product code. You can find your code in your games & software library here on amazon. Then just type in the code. I installed through origin it didn't take too long. I read a review about infinite load times? I've had no issues like that at all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best expansion so far! May 6, 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
This one really changes the game for me. I now have more options for gameplay in build mode, buy mode, and CAS not to mention the new buildings to visit like the Tattoo shop or the Firehouse. New actions and traits as well! When flirting you can say "I'm a firefighter" and you get several new tattoos to reflect that if your sim fancies ink. (Nearly all of mine are tatted.)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a fan September 20, 2011
By Jane
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
This expansion just didn't do it for me. The new town buildings were nice- and I enjoy going to work with my sims, but I think that open for business was a lot more pleasurable! Having careers for the artistic endeavors made it worth the three stars, but it just wasn't as exciting- the ghostbusting career was especially disappointing for me. I didn't list but a few sim days with that one it was just so boring setting up a queue of ghosts while managing my others sims. Cooking and going to the restroom seemed more interesting to me.

I really wished I liked it more, though, as open for business was my favorite expansion for the sims2
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Love the game, hate Amazon's downloading process June 22, 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I love all the Sims 3 expansions and with the increased control over careers (which I found particularly boring in just the base game alone) this one is a definite plus. All of my problems came in trying to actually download the game. I've never purchased a downloaded copy from Amazon before and they couldn't make the process more confusing if they tried. When you first purchase the game you're instructed to "Download now" which naturally you're inclined to do. Nowhere does it tell you NOT to do this.

I spent 12 hours trying to get this game to download to my computer and nothing happened. Every two minutes I'd just get this error message telling me my connection to Amazon's downloader had been lost and I needed to try again. After 12 hours of that I called Amazon's customer service department and after being transferred and put on hold a couple times I finally got someone who could tell me the problem.

The trouble is you can't use Amazon's download at all. That's why it wasn't working. You have to ignore their "Download now" button and instead go to "Your Games and Software Library" where you'll find the Activation Key for the game that you then need to take to the Origin client, redeem through them, it will appear in your game library, and then you download it from there.

The problem is nothing on the Amazon product page or purchase page after you've spent your money informs you of that. You have to go through the headache of calling customer service to find this out, and what's more the agent I spoke to kept reiterating to me to make sure I go to the Origin client (that's downloaded directly on your computer) not the Origin website because many customers try to do that and spend hours getting further frustrated because it doesn't work.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really fun game to play
Published 1 month ago by Mandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Heck yes!
My computer is really slow so it took about 15hrs to download but once it was done it worked perfectly. Love this new addition to the beloved game that is sims!
Published 1 month ago by MotherOf2
5.0 out of 5 stars nice addition
nice addition to my Sims3 collection
Published 2 months ago by Theresa Taylor
1.0 out of 5 stars i dont like it because it wont get off of my list ...
i dont like it because it wont get off of my list and it wont stop bugging me. thank you
Published 2 months ago by Alexandra
5.0 out of 5 stars I had a lot of fun playing my sims at work
this extension pack lets play your sim at work the only down side is that you get paid less per an hour and make less money. Read more
Published 2 months ago by clara chaney
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought this twice
It is unfair that I had to buy this twice. It wouldn't load with the new loader thingy that SIMS is using now. Read more
Published 2 months ago by S. Rose
2.0 out of 5 stars No longer a fan of Sims 3 in General, not specifically this expansion
The Sims 3 in General has not impressed me. I have a nice computer that runs plenty of games really well, but I've had several problems with the Sims. Read more
Published 3 months ago by M. Spin
5.0 out of 5 stars Loving Instant Access and New Jobs in SIMS 3
I love this game and with the addition of Ambitions has made "working" in Sims, a lot more fun!!!
Published 3 months ago by Melinda
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
(( My daughter says to give it 5 stars. She says it gives Sims more Jobs.))
Published 4 months ago by My review of what I ordered
3.0 out of 5 stars Great game, shitty customer support
The game itself was awesome, but I only just got it to download and I bought it a month ago. I haven't changed anything on my computer, amazon just kept claiming there was an error... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Laura
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