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The Sims 3: Pets - Xbox 360

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
Teen
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Platform: Xbox 360
Edition: Standard
  • Be the Pet - Wield control of your Sim's pet to chase, dig, tackle and more. Be the perfect companion or wreck havoc on your Sims!
  • Pets have their own traits - From intelligent, brave, and friendly to hydrophobic, skittish, and clueless to gentle, fast, and agile, determine the personality of your Sims' pets.
  • Pets can learn skills - Cats and dogs can learn to hunt, dogs can learn to locate collectibles and fetch your Sims a date. With career opportunities, your Sims' pets can even work their way up the chain to become the ultimate criminal mastermind.
  • Only on Xbox 360 and PS3 - Embark on adventures! Sims can explore the history of town, using their pets to sniff out treasures, uncover mysteries, catch rare collectible pets, and maybe even see ghosts.
  • Exclusively on XBOX 360 - Use Kinect for Xbox 360 to direct your Sims and their pets using voice commands. Tell Spike to sit, send Billy to the bathroom, or get Mary to make breakfast.


Product Details

Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0054IUY22
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 12 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 18, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,348 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard

Product Description

Create perfect - or imperfect - pets for your Sims, from loyal dogs to daring kitties, as you determine their looks and personality traits. Then take control of these pets and experience the world from their perspective. Enjoy a little mischief by destroying furniture or impress others by mastering new skills like hunting. Choose how pets can enrich or mess with your Sims' lives and discover a whole new way to play with life!

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Bring excitement and surprise into your Sims' lives with pets! Create the perfect (or imperfect) pets for your Sims, from fierce guard dogs to destructive kittens and more as you determine not only how your Sims' pets look but their personality traits as well. With a variety of new activities and social interactions, take direct control of your Sims' pets and explore new ways to mess with their lives. Give your Sims a new member of their household and discover all-new ways to play with life!

The Sims 3 Pets

The Sims 3 Pets
Many Pets to choose from
Many pets to choose from
Train guard dogs
Train guard dogs

Synopsis

Experience life on four legs as you explore the Sims world through the eyes of a dog or cat! Will you be fun and friendly or will you be more pest than pet? Dig, chase, find collectibles, learn to hunt, and more. Go outside and play or just go on the rug. Dogs can even help their owners land a date! Move up the pet pecking order with career opportunities. (Who knew there was a dog and cat underworld?) Travel the town with your owner, sniff out discoveries, find treasure, and more.



Key Features:

  • Enjoy a little mischief by destroying furniture or impress others by mastering new skills like hunting.
  • Be the Pet. Wield control of your Sim’s pet to chase, dig, tackle and more. Be the perfect companion or wreck havoc on your Sims!
  • Lead your Sims on adventures, like uncovering relics and solving mysteries.
  • Pets have their own traits! From intelligent, brave, and friendly to hydrophobic, skittish, and clueless to gentle, fast, and agile, determine the personality of your Sims’ pets.

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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Alternative To The PC Version October 19, 2011
Platform for Display:Xbox 360| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I have been playing The Sims since the first game came out on release day so I have a more than a couple years in now. I previously purchased The Sims 3 for the PC and also on the Xbox 360. If you are accustomed to playing The Sims on the computer, the Xbox version will be a bit of a change for you. There is some missing functionality that you might be accustomed to. But I find that it is still a very entertaining game and one of the few games in this genre available on the 360 console.

Here are my findings so far. Please let me know if I got any of this wrong!

Some things I was disappointed about:

*Still no edit town button on the town screen. I like to fill the town with my created sims vs. the developer created ones. Could not find a way to do this on the Xbox version.
*Maintaining/deleting unwanted downloaded clothing and items is still a pain. Why can't I delete unwanted content from the Edit Sim screen???
*This is not an expansion pack, it is a completely separate game. So be ready to say goodbye to the sims you created in the Xbox version of The Sims. Time to create some new ones. I was hoping for an import option from one game to the other sort of the way Fable or Mass Effect works. Missed opportunity here in my opinion.

And here are some things I liked:

*The pets are really great. By far the best pets experience you will have in The Sims so far. Being able to control the pets adds a lot to the game. There are no horses in the console version but that doesn't bother me personally. I'm more of a cat person.
*The Digging and Hunting options for the dog and cat are really fun!
*There are some sort of town mysteries that you can figure out.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
By myviews
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Sims 3 pets for XBOX 360 needs to be patched by EA.
EA's not trying to fix console issues right now, because EA said that not enough people are bringing the 'console' game issues to their attention.

Here's what i noticed right away in just a few hours of gameplay:

-Fine Control doesn't work, by pressing RT and rotating objects in buy/build mode, you can only turn object in 8 directions, you can't turn and place object in just any angle anymore, and you can't place object any spot other than the spot it locks on, on the grid automatically. This option was supposed to be in this game, it even sais so in the manual in tutorial. And Sims 3 for XBOX 360 could do it.

-Game is unusually quiet, because i noticed that the sims' objects television and computer has no sound at all.

-(An issue for Canada version players is that they didn't get the 12 hour clock like the United States did. They got the 24 hour military clock like the UK instead, with no option to swich it. (And Canada Always Used To get the 12 hr clock like the U.S. in all previous sims games.)

-Sims clothes in live mode look dull and faded, and i noticed jean material to be kind of blurred.
-Game play seems kind of slow, feels like a bit of delay when you click to do anything.
-Fast forward can make a bit of stutter or can send my sim flying across the room or float across room sometimes.

-If sims click on pet and select 'ask to follow' sim, that command doesn't work.
-A pregnant NPC had a stomach on bottom but flat on top, like a pouch, so you could see inside her.
-My sims character lost her voice and i had to replace my lot to get her voice back. nothing else could fix it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive to watch and play January 3, 2013
Platform for Display:Xbox 360| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my gf for Christmas with the Sims 3... needless to say, we really only needed this one. Ridiculously addctive. I sat and watched her play for hours helping her decide on color schemes, clothing, decoration... who would of thought that a game about life would be so fun to play?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic February 27, 2012
By Ange
Platform for Display:Xbox 360| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My questions with this before i got it was, 'Is it going to be the same as sims 3 but with animals?"
And it is, you can still do create a mode, which was important to me, and graphics are the same. A few silly glitches for my game, but nothing that would ever make me think less of it (for example my toddler kept the same face and clothes but practically stretched out tall when the cat sniffed him)
Bought for my 360, basically under 30 dollars for a game that, in my opinion, is BETTER than sims 3 in general. There are a couple new cool things in build and buy mode, As far as I know the PC version is the only one with other animals other than just dogs and cats. Still way worth it even if there is only 2 species. With high free will, the animals are pretty much spot on with real actions for the animals, so it's fun to watch. Animals are aloud to have jobs which is cute :) Basically, in the grave yard, police station ect. Animals have only one skill level they can progress. Dogs: Digging, you can find seeds, gems, rocks, bugs, and relics. The museum gives you money for finding them. Cats: Hunting you can find bugs, and spirits. You are able to give you're findings as a cat, to your owner as a gift or you can keep the bugs/spirits in your house, and of course sell all that the animals find.
As for the sims in the careers, the skill levels they "need" to get a promotion, have higher expectations. In Sims 3, it was basically 'work on getting your logic up you skill point. Next promotion another skill point.' For this one I've noticed the first expectation for your job is to have it up 3 skill points, thankfully skill points don't seem to matter. For example my sim's are up to level 7 & 8 with all skill levels on the low side, and are still progressing.

Highly recommend this, can't beat the price for more added in the build and buy, plus being able to have animals.
Can't wait to see if there will be an ad on for 360
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