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The Sims 3: Ambitions

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
Teen
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews) 4 answered questions 74 / 100

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Platform: PC/Mac
  • Choose between new fun and wacky jobs as a firefighter, private investigator, doctor, ghost hunter and more
  • Experience all-new control over your Sims actions and choices while they are working
  • Make important career decisions that affect your Sims' future and determine whether they will be good or evil, successful or a flop
  • Your decisions will affect other Sims and your town as a whole, experience the power of your actions; Earn Simoleans in all-new creative ways by inventing, sculpting, tattooing and more
  • Compatible with Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

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Platform: PC/Mac
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003AMOK9M
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches ; 7 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: June 1, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,293 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Platform: PC/Mac

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Widen your Sim’s horizons with a bunch of killer new career opportunities. With The Sims 3 Ambitions, decide whether your Sim will be the brave town hero or cause loads of mischief among their neighbors. Make your Sim save the day as a brave firefighter, change the town as a leading architect, or live on the edge as a tattoo artist. Will your Sim find success as a billionaire high-tech inventor or eke out a living as a bumbling mad scientist? Will they uncover secrets as a private investigator by dusting for prints or roughing up a suspect for information? Their future is entirely in your hands!

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Your hand is steady as you fill in the deep red heart and start defining the clear letters. Your work is outstanding, a real art, but will it be enough for success? You notice the man flinch away as you start in on the arrow and finish up quickly without spoiling the overall effect. You're building a name for yourself while being paid to do what you love. Your tattoo parlor may not have been welcome at first, but it sure is making an impression on this small town. Explore the possibilities and take the path less traveled with new careers in The Sims 3: Ambitions.

The Sims 3: Ambitions
New fun and wacky jobs

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Your decisions will affect other Sims

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Experience all new control over your Sim

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Synopsis
The Sims 3: Ambitions expansion pack offers plenty of new ways to make Simoleons while exploring your passion. Become a firefighter, private investigator, doctor, ghost hunter and more as you explore all of the opportunities for your Sim. Delve into every detail of your Sim's lives as you control their actions and interactions with exciting new results. Just remember, every action has a consequence and your decisions will determine whether your Sims turns out to be successful entrepreneurs or huge failures. Watch as your career choices change the town and other Sims. Direct your Sim to save the day as a brave firefighter, change the town as a billionaire high-tech inventor or barely make a living as a mad scientist. Whatever you choose, just remember — their future is entirely in your hands.

Features:

  • Choose between new fun and wacky jobs as a firefighter, private investigator, doctor, ghost hunter and more

  • Experience all-new control over your Sims actions and choices while they are working

  • Make important career decisions that affect your Sims' future and determine whether they will be good or evil, successful or a flop

  • Your decisions will affect other Sims and your town as a whole, experience the power of your actions

  • Earn Simoleans in all-new creative ways by inventing, sculpting, tattooing and more



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224 of 234 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I got my game delivered on Friday, May 28 and was very excited to get it installed and start playing. This really looked like it would be a ton of fun and it was at first. The new town that you get with this expansion, Twinbrook, is beautiful. The EA Sims team did a wonderful job creating this new town. There are lots of new things to see (I really like the "swampy" area, it's kinda creepy and spooky). They also added several new items with this expansion and I think the new laundry system adds some more realism to the game. I thought it was kind of dumb at first but it is kind of neat to see them do laundry now.

As for the careers, I started off with the new architect career since I love to build houses. It seems more like an interior designer career to me. All of the jobs were to redo some particular room so there was very little building to do. This may change after a while but it got boring doing the same types of rooms over and over so I moved on.

Next, I tried the ghost hunter. Again, this was a lot of fun in the beginning but I soon realized that I get the same types of jobs over and over. There are about 5 different types of jobs for your ghost hunter sim to perform. These range from collecting "casper" looking spirits to investigating paranormal activity inside the rabbit holes around town. This career got boring fast too. You do the same types of jobs over and over and you only get maybe 2 or three jobs each night. I had my sim do these and he was back home way before his job time was supposed to be over. Also, it didn't take me very long to reach the top of the career.

After I had been ghost hunting a while, I got my sim hitched to a sim lady who registered as a self employed sculptor. This is probably my favorite of the careers I have tried so far.
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158 of 164 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After Day One of Game-Play June 2, 2010
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have been playing Sims since The Sims 2 was released and I haven't felt much excitement playing The Sims 3 until I bought a copy of The Sims 3: Ambitions. I, too, became quickly bored with World Adventures, and was hoping this new expansion was a bit more substantial than the last. When I was through with my first 8-hour game-play session with Ambitions, I was left with a new-found love of the Sims and also some new gripes.

First, I must say that I loved going through the Stylist Profession and liked that I did not complete the whole entire profession in one gaming binge. I enjoyed being actively involved in my Sims' career path and I enjoyed making Sims over. I personally have a lot of custom content installed and the residents of my town ended up getting much-needed styling. The most valuable new addition in this profession was the new hair options for men. (Previously, I repeatedly used the same hairstyle for many male Sims, as I hated all the other styles and custom hair for men is not abundantly available.) There are several new hair options for female Sims as well, but I don't use them since I have so many custom options that are much more attractive. While you do only receive 2-3 job opportunities per work day as a stylist, you can go back to the salon once you complete those opportunities and continue to style other Sims to gain job experience, and you can also buy a drafting table for your Sim to research new design ideas and further increase your job experience, which allows you to be promoted.

Active participation in professions is very time consuming, which I love and am annoyed by at the same time.
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71 of 83 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars EA Makes promises;fail to deliver-again. June 3, 2010
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Verified Purchase
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I suppose by now I should know better. The second expansion pack for the Sims 3 promised great things, much like both the base game, and World Adventures. Like both, it fails to truly deliver.

Basically, like the previous installments of the sims 3, this EP is little more than a rehash of a previous one-in this case, Open For Business. Sadly though, it doesn't really play as well. If you are interested in crafting and selling items, instead of opening up your own store, You send your items to a consignment shop, which in turn sells your items, and gives you a cut of the money earned.

The new "Professions", as they are called in game, are interesting enough; inventor, sculptor, fire fighter, Private investigator, Stylist, architect, tattoo artist, Paranormal investigator. There might be a couple more, but these are the ones I explored in any real detail. As I said, the professions seemed interesting, at first. The new items for use in increasing your skills for each profession were also fairly neat. But the professions themselves are a bit of a letdown. For Jobs that require you to gather information, or hunt in some fashion, all you really do is run from lot to lot, trying to fulfill certain requirements, in order to get to the next step of the assignment, much like the quests in WA. After the first couple of jobs, it gets very repetitive. For the more creative professions,you spend most of your time crafting or designing. Again, interesting at first, but after your 3rd or fourth tattoo or hair appointment, it gets pretty boring.

Adding this to the severely limited amount of time in a Sim day, and what was already a hectic game of time management for your sims, becomes a race against the clock to get anything done at all.
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