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The Sims 3: Generations [Download]
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58 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2011
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I have been with The Sims franchise since the very first game and I have every installment, expansion and item pack. This is a fun expansion pack, but unlike Nightlife and Ambitions it does not contain an additional world or additional careers. It does allow additional activities such as Prom, Graduation, learning to drive etc. but you don't actually get to see any of them, only some commentaries during.
The newest addition, boarding school, is probably my favorite add-on as I love having big families, but after awhile they can be a bit tiring, now I can just ship them off to one of several boarding schools that will grow specific talents like logic, athleticism, art/music etc.
You can also create an imaginary friend that, if treated properly, can even become a controllable player and member of the family.
I like this expansion, but it isn't one of my favorites. It is definitely not worth $30. I'm very glad I used a coupon that took off $15 otherwise I would feel very cheated.
My advice is to wait for Sims Pets to come out before you purchase this as there will be a price drop on Generations since it won't be the "new one" anymore.
If you're a Sims lover like I am you'll definitely want to add this to your collection, but if you're only a part-time gamer I'd just skip it and get either Nightlife or Ambitions because they'll give you much more bang for your buck.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2011
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Listen, the Sims games are always going to be buggy. If you want to play them your way, expect to use lots of custom content and mods. That being said, I buy every expansion pack (the stuff packs are never necessary, in my opinion) and play the crap out of them so EA must be doing something correctly. In Sims 3: Generations, the already robust gameplay has just really been given more flesh. The imaginary friend is meh for me but people who crave fantastical elements in their game will love it, the ability for teens to actually be grounded is hilarious and much appreciated, and the addition of bunkbeds and sleeping bags makes me giddy with joy. If you don't like the Sims for what it is, you won't like this latest addition. If you're addicted, however, to playing with pixel dollies, well, you should add this expansion to your addi...collection.
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60 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2011
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I purchased this game for my daughter since it was an instant download. Unfortunately, didn't read all the problems until after it didn't work for us. Instead of going through and deleting things I was able to go to the Amazon Games & Software folder that was created on her system (under Documents) and I searched for setup.exe files. I found two - TS3....update and Sims3EP04setup. I downloaded the TS3 file update first and then selected the game setup file. It then asked me for the Product Key (which we weren't asked for when installing the first time), entered product key and it completed the download. Game is now working fine. I am NOT tech savy so I'm not sure if these explanations help anyone but I hope so - it was very frustrating!! Product key is available back in Your Account folder. There is a link to the product key when you search for your purchase/order.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2012
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After reading a million negative reviews I was so scared to actually purchase this game but because of the price difference (from amazon to the EA site) I decided to give it a try anyway. I didnt follow any steps I saw in reviews about deleting downloaded content because I didnt want to lose the clothes I had from the exchange. Luckily it worked fine!!! It only took about 30-40 mins to download. I just finished playing it and Im so in love lol. I love all the new options & objects.!!
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35 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2011
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While it is true, many have had issues with the download versions of Generations, the problem has been solved, and when I downloaded my game, I had absolutely NO issues!

To solve the issues, FIRST do the folowing: (as in BEFORE you download Generation, this makes the download smoother, but you can still get your game to work if you download first. You will just have to search for the download in your computer files to find the correct install file)

* Delete all MODS and Custom Content you have downloaded.
* Open your EA Download Manager and preform the update (it will prompt you, or it did for me)
* Open up your Sims 3 game, and open the
* Restart your computer.
* Download/Install Generations. You may or may not need to restart your computer again.

After these steps you're game should work perfectly! Mine did, and it really is worth the trouble! You get all kind of new items and interactions. I laughed when I saw the "be frisky" interaction pop up under the "Romantic" tab. You won't be disapointed, it's definitely the best Expansion they've relesed!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2013
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I love this game! Aside from pets addition, it's my favorite sims game! It makes everything very family-oriented and I love that! Such an incredible game! Buy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2013
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My base game came with the discs but downloaded over Origin so I was a bit skeptical about purchasing this because it was a just a download. It downloaded easy enough and installed just fine. I printed the serial number just to be safe but I like that it's also saved with Amazon. I didn't have any issues and even got a free bonus download when I registered the game with TheSims.com.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2013
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I absolutely love the game. I suggest this for any Sims players out there. I have had no problems with the game (so far...)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2013
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I love this expansion pack, it's so much fun, a great addition to the game, it adds many cool features and is worth the buy, plus the download is easy because you don't have to wait for shipping ^^
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2013
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Fun to play, nice content, fast download, excited to continue exploring the sims world. I got several new expansions with this one.
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