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The Sims 3 - Playstation 3

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
  • Share your creations online and download content from other players around the world, without ever leaving your game
  • Create any Sim you can imagine and give them unique personalities, fine-tuning their appearances
  • Build the ultimate home for your Sims, improve your town with building upgrades, and more
  • Unlock all-new Karma Powers, wielding the ultimate control over your Sims, giving them wealth, beauty, and love
  • Choose whether or not to fulfill your Sims' destinies by making their wishes come true, or letting their dreams die
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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003KMCHTC
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 26, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #999 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3

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The Sims 3 for PlayStation 3 is a single player life simulation game that brings authentic gameplay elements, long enjoyed in PC versions of the game, to PlayStation 3 players. From character creation and customization tools, to persistent online access and the ability to share content with the larger The Sims community, The Sims 3 allows players to craft the lives of their Sims, like never before. Additional features include: a new Karma game element that can impact the lives of Sims for good or ill, and controls conveniently mapped to the standard game controller layout.

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A full-featured The Sims game for console players.
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A True The Sims Experience for PlayStation 3

In The Sims 3 players create Sims with unique personalities, fulfill their desires, and control their lives within a living gameworld. To a large extent this has been the case in previous console based The Sims games, but things are taken several steps further in this release. The Sims 3 features Sim creation functionality that is essentially the same as players enjoy on the PC platform, with the only appreciable difference being that the interface is optimized for game controller use. Players also enjoy improved and easy movement throughout the game by way of the standard controller layout, using the analog stick to move your Sims and the D-Pad for motions in the up/down directions in 3D space. Additional features include the ability to connect to the Sims Store and the greater online Sims community to share your creations and download content from other players around the world, without leaving your game, and the inclusion of life cycles and lifetime wishes, that can lead to ultimate happiness for Sims, if fulfilled.

New Karma Powers

Another major addition to the series in this release is the inclusion of the concept of Karma. The Sims 3 allows players can unlock all-new Karma Powers and unleash them on your Sims. These can be used to help your Sims get lucky with the power of "rapid romance", bless them with "instant beauty" or at the opposite end of things, curse them with the "instant enemy." Use these powers wisely, because they may have unexpected results. Either way, as you guide your Sims through life The Sims 3 allows you to complete opportunities to unlock items and rewards like never before.

Key Game Features

  • Create any Sim you can imagine - Fine-tune your Sims' appearances and create millions of different personalities. Make them evil, romantic, paranoid, kleptomaniacs, or a mix of something completely different.
  • Build and Customize - Build the ultimate home for your Sims, improve your town with building upgrades, and more.
  • Control your Sims' Destinies - Choose whether or not to fulfill your Sims' destinies by making their wishes come true, or letting their dreams die. Will your Sims be emperors of evil, world leaders, or expert thieves? It's up to you.
  • Build and Share Online* - Connect to share your creations and download content from other players around the world, without ever leaving your game.
  • Unlock All-New Karma Powers - Wield the ultimate control over your Sims giving them wealth, beauty, and love, or take it all away with the click of a button.
  • Complete Challenges to Earn Rewards - Face short and long term challenges and reap rewards. Connect and share your achievements with your friends.

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Create Sims with unique personalities, fulfill their desires, and control their lives within a living neighborhood. Unlock all-new Karma Powers and unleash them on your Sims: help your Sim “get lucky,” bless them with “instant beauty” or curse them with an “epic fail.” But use these powers wisely, because they may have unexpected results! Design and build your Sims' dream home and share your creations with others. As you guide your Sims through life you can complete challenges to unlock additional items, town upgrades, and new buildings and landmarks. For the first time ever, upload and download content from your game, including furnishings, houses, player creations, and more!

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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally-the PC experience on a console November 16, 2010
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I have played practically every incarnation of The Sims since its debut (and Maxis games before that), and EA has finally brought the full experience to console. It has been a long journey with plenty of trial and error, and it certainly helps that console hardware now comes close to the power of PC gaming. I played Sims 3 on PC, but due to hardware issues and my disdain for EA's DRM technology I haven't spent my usual mini-lifetime within my sim's universe; I am thrilled to now have the option to play on the PS3. The game even seems enhanced. The added trophies, karma points and powers, challenges, and more fit in nicely, and the controls are easy to pick up. Challenge points can even be used to unlock content that would cost actual money on PC (like the steampunk collections).
There are only a few things that don't seem to flow, the major point being build/buy mode. It is so easy to switch in and out of build and buy on PC - just a click - but now I must hit the select button and navigate over to build/buy mode. The town map is also accessed from the select button menu. These things take away from the larger feeling of The Sims 3 PC version, especially since that aspect was one of the few improvements over The Sims 2 (PC). The continuity could be improved with Build/Buy and the Town Map being on a menu that is quicker to access. The town also seems small after playing the previous games with expansions. (Though I imagine there will be plenty of add-on content to come.) I don't think the loading times are bad, but I have been playing New Vegas. Anyone who has played Sims with about six expansions installed will think the loading times are lightning-quick.
The slight annoyances do not take away from the full game experience.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its great but..... December 4, 2010
By YO
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The pc version has more items and other options however I find sitting behind a computer annoying so I had to pick this up on black Friday for 30$. I enjoy it because I can just sit back and relax with my controller and have fun. As for the game itself it has gotten extremely easy sense the debut of the original which I still have and love. Although I do enjoy playing the Sims 3 more because instead of being worried about comfort and room the mood bars they took out it is less stressful and a more enjoyable experience. I like how many more skills there are and if you are into platinum trophies, this one will please you because its about 60 hours of game play for platinum. Whats pleasing about it is not only the time it takes but you will enjoy it! The Sims 3 is VERY fun and their are no hard annoying trophies just time consuming one like, fulfill 1000 wish's or 250k happiness points, but you will get this over time. Their is this new option called karma and its REALLY FUN because you can just mood boost your character before you go to work and get that raise or promotion. Buy this for any Sims lover or for your teen, better yet for yourself.
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30 of 40 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the Simoleans People November 29, 2010
By Mistiq
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Positives first people.

First I will say that buying this game was impulse for me. I didn't go into gamestop looking to purchase anything, I just wanted the price the Playstation Move...but I saw it and after talking the sales guy, about the graphics and such I bought it. Now the lure for me was the knowledge that this game had PREGNANCY! This was for me one of the best advancements from the Sims to the Sims 2. With the Sims 3 or at least this console version, it feels more invovled. I will give you a clear example of what I mean. My first Sim to get pregnant, the game says after the second day, (it feels like in TS3 pregnancy last four days)the game stops to tell you pick out some clothing with room to stretch in the tummy. (How cute.) Of course Pregnancy here has down sides...Sims will get backaches and have bad nights of sleep. Of course there will also be cravings which are nice.

So what could be so bad about something so much evolved? Well it is glitched, rather annoying. Back to my first pregnancy, her husband had no blood-relation to thier baby. WHY THE HECK, I mean seriously people! I was hurt by this more than anything, because I know I went through the hassle of making sure they were married. Annoying, very annoying enough to make me not want the play the game anymore that week.

Another positive no real load time. Sure if you are on the other side of town and your Sim is heading work the middle of town, there will be a minute or so time for the next locale to appear. When it does, it is beautiful. The graphics here are really pretty. And if a lot is closeby a Sim can just go there, which is good. Of course most of the lots are not really anything thing you actually ENTER.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A PC gamer's console Sims game December 28, 2010
By Paper92
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is MAGNIFICANT!! With the amount of things that you can do in this game, this will keep any die-hard sims fan busy for hours and hours. One quick warning though, this game was certainly made to be played by the PC gamers that do not already have the game for the PC. A lot of the story-based missions found in previous console sims games are missing, in place with a free-roaming style of game play. While the changes might upset some, myself included, I still found myself having a blast playing this game. While it isn't like the other console games, this game can still hold it's ground, and is one of the most comprehensive sims games to date.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect! Super fast shipping. Fun game and easy to play.
Published 2 days ago by Anneris
5.0 out of 5 stars Slow but since I love sims it fun
Get this game if you love Sims! When I got this game I thought ya right, but they did a very good job for this game on ps3.
Published 9 days ago by Tawnia P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Although I dont play it that much, this is a great game. I love it and so does my brother. So I'm glad my money is being put to great use
Published 1 month ago by Cjean
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Had sims on my PC but it was cheaper to by the ps3 game than to buy another for the new MAC.
Published 1 month ago by KudzuRidl
2.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
The delivery was fine. The game itself, like all console sims games, is a flop. Don't waste your time. If you want to play the Sims, buy it for the computer.
Published 2 months ago by Brian Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars sims
Love this Game. Was just what i thought it was.Highly recommend this game to anyone and everyone. Absolutly love this
Published 2 months ago by Ashlee Tyler
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game
Wish two player or co-op was available. Also wish that tasks and jobs had to be performed by button combination like in the older ones.
Published 2 months ago by James A.
5.0 out of 5 stars very happy with my purchase
Im so glad i spent my money on this game, even though its hard to stay off it! The only amazon purchase ive made thus far, that has gone to really good use.
Published 2 months ago by vanay
3.0 out of 5 stars Everything I expected and needed. added to the enjoyment of the games....
Everything I expected and needed. added to the enjoyment of the games. easy to read and understand. GREAT PICTURES TO ADD TO THE UNDER STANDING
Published 2 months ago by Russell Todd
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it but could be better
Would give it a 5 but can't the only reason is its has a freakin fire meter which is kinda stupid I can't really make a big mansion without it turning red. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Merresa
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