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The Sims 3: World Adventures - Expansion Pack [Download]

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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews) 81 / 100

Price: $19.99
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Platform: PC Download
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This game requires The Sims 3 base game to play.

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Platform: PC Download
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  • ASIN: B004774738
  • Release Date: November 17, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,798 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform: PC Download

From the Manufacturer

The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack* is the first expansion pack for the The Sims 3. Playable both on PCs and Macs, it focuses on a range of travel opportunities available to your sims, which allow for everything from pleasant family vacations, all the way to an adventure-filled, possibly even dangerous Indiana Jones like adventures. Along the way your sims can accumulate unique skills and abilities, learn about new cultures, enjoy a unique soundtrack of real songs recorded in Simlish and get $10 worth of free SimPoints for use at The Sims 3 Store.

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The parisian countyside seen from a scooter in The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack
Explore realistic environments set in France, Egypt and China.
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Haggling at the antiquities marketplace in The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack
Enjoy Indiana Jones like adventure.
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Practicing martial arts in The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack
Develop new skills and abilities.
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The Grim Reaper having lunch at a cafe in China in The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack
Meet and create unexpected new sims.
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Using your martial arts skills on a mummy in The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack
Put your new abilities to use.
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Story and Gameplay
Like every The Sims game, the story behind the World Adventures Expansion is whatever you want to make of it, but in this case within the realm of international travel. And why not, since what sim doesn't need a vacation. Players choose from environments set Egypt, France or China, with the possibility of others via download. Similarly, gameplay follows the same well-worn path familiar to veteranThe Sims players, and easy to pick up for those coming to the franchise for the first time. Players create their sims as they like, customizing everything from physical characteristics, all the way down to personality traits, habits, etc. They can mix with other sims, build relationships, start families and even die. Because this expansion is based around travel, your sims can also discover rich, new cultures, develop brand-new skills and abilities and explore and adventure through realistic environments. New skills related to these destinations include photography, martial arts, and nectar making (a sim beverage) among others. As part of of the exotic locales available, sims can get adventurous and explore the caves and tombs of Egypt and China. Here they will put their new adventure related abilities to work as they participate in Indiana Jones like adventures full of excitement and even danger, including some not-so friendly mummies and the Grim Reaper.

Unique Simlish Soundtrack
Just as with travel, every sim has his/her particular musical tastes. With that in mind the World Adventures Expansion Pack features an all-star soundtrack of real songs, recorded by the original artists in the sims native tongue of Simlish. These tracks include:

  • Audrye Sessions - "Turn Me Off"
  • Broken Hearts Club - "Na NA NA"
  • Esmee Denters - "Outta Here"
  • Fefe Dobson - "I Want You"
  • Friday Night Boys - "Can't Take That Away"
  • Nelly Furtado - "Manos al Aire"
  • Stefanie Heinzmann - "No One (Can Ever Change My Mind)"
  • Pixie Lott - "Mama Do"
  • Madina Lake - "Lets Get Outta Here"
  • Manchester Orchestra - "I've Got Friends"
  • Matt and Kim- "Daylight"
  • Katie Melua - "If the Lights Go Out"
  • Metalkpretty - "Wake Up, Wake Up"
  • Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - "Me + Yr Daughter"
  • Hot Chelle Rae - "Say"
  • LeAnn Rimes - "You've Ruined Me"
  • Cassie Steele - "Summer Nights"
  • Evan Taubenfeld - "Pumpkin Pie"
  • Young Punx - "Juice and Sim"

Key Features

  • Accept challenges, find treasures, discover what's lurking in hidden caves and more.
  • Explore famous landmarks in China, Egypt, and France.
  • Learn new skills like photography and pursue new opportunities.
  • Meet new Sims from exotic locations and share their cultures.
  • Get $10 worth of free SimPoints for The Sims 3 Store.
  • Enjoy a unique all-star soundtrack of songs, especially recorded in Simlish for the expansion.

System Requirements:

PC
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: 2.0 Ghz P4 for XP or 2.4 for Vista or 7
RAM: (XP) 1GB / (Vista/Windows 7) 1.5GB
Hard Drive: At least 3.5 GB of free space with at least 1GB additional space for custom content and saved games.
Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible Video Card with 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 2.0 (GeForce 6100 and 7100 cards not supported)
Input Device: Mouse and keyboard

* Requires a copy The Sims 3, or The Sims 3 Collector's Edition for play.

EA DISCLAIMER:

Internet connection, online authentication and acceptance of end user license agreement required to play The Sims 3 digital download product. Access to online services including Simpoints and downloads requires an internet connection, EA account and game registration with the provided serial code. Registration is limited to one EA account per serial code and is non-transferable. EA online terms & conditions can be found at www.ea.com. You must be 13+ to register for an EA account. Mac users must update to the latest version of the Sims 3 launcher to access online services, including Simpoints and downloads. EA may provide certain incremental content and/or updates for no additional charge, if and when available. The Sims 3 digital download product uses SecuROM digital rights management technology provided by Sony DADC Austria AG. For more information about SecuROM, visit http:/faq.securom.com/.

EA may retire online features after 30 days notice posted on www.ea.com.

INTERNET CONNECTION, ORIGIN ACCOUNT, ACCEPTANCE OF PRODUCT AND ORIGIN END USER LICENSE AGREEMENTS, INSTALLATION OF THE ORIGIN CLIENT SOFTWARE (WWW.ORIGIN.COM/ABOUT). REGISTRATION WITH ENCLOSED SINGLE-SE SERIAL CODE(S) AND LATEST THE SIMS 3 PATCH UPDATE REQUIRED TO PLAY. ACCESS TO ONLINE SERVICES INCLUDING SIMPOINTS AND DOWNLOADS REQUIRES AN INTERNET CONNECTION, ORIGIN ACCOUNT AND GAME REGISTRATION WITH THE ENCLOSED ONE-TIME USE SERIAL CODE. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO ONE ORIGIN ACCOUNT PER SERIAL CODE AND IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. EA ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT www.ea.com. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER FOR AN ORIGIN ACCOUNT. MAC USERS MUST UPDATE TO THE LATEST VERSION OF THE SIMS 3 LAUNCHER TO ACCESS ONLINE SERVICES, INCLUDING SIMPOINTS AND DOWNLOADS. INCLUDES SOFTWARE THAT COLLECTS DATA ONLINE NECESSARY TO PROVIDE AND ACTIVATE IN-GAME ADVERTISING FOR ALL THE SIMS 3 PRODUCTS PREVIOUSLY OR HEREAFTER INSTALLED. INTERNET CONNECTION AND FACEBOOK ACCOUNT REQUIRED TO ACCESS FACEBOOK MEMORY FEATURE. FEATURE CAN BE DISCONTINUED AT ANYTIME WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.

EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON WWW.EA.COM.


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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Diversion from Sim 3 December 23, 2010
Platform for Display:PC Download
I really like this expansion pack. For one thing, while your sims are on "vacation" you can bring their skill-building books, etc. and then they have virtually unlimited time to max up abilities. When you leave regular Simland, you return at exactly the same time of day and day you left, as if you never left at all, even if you were gone weeks. Another neat thing is that there are an enormous amount of adventures. It is hard to complete even one or two in one trip. I've taken one trip to France, two to Egypt and one to China and only got Visa level 1 out of 10 levels.. and that's just for one sim. I imagine it would take many generations of sims to experience all the adventures. You also get cool unique items from your travels and two new hobbies: nectar (wine) making and martial-arts. I feel this is an excellent addition to Sims 3, esp for when you've played a long time (as I have) and gotten kind of bored. It spices things up!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Expansion Pack December 28, 2010
By DFE
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I almost didn't buy the download due to the negative review. I had no problem downloading the game and integrating it with my exisisting Sims 3 installation from a CD, with no harm to my existing saved games. As soon as the install completed, the EA updated found a patch and I installed that too. The nice thing about buying this as a download is now I don't need to have my Sim3 disk in when I play. World Adventures is easy to jump right into because it doesn't require very much money for the first trip. So even if you are started with a brand new household, you can send your Sim on a trip as your first action. I haven't played to much but there appears to be a lot of content. So far I've only looked around China and it is beautiful and there don't appear to be any rabbit holes (buildings that they disappear into and you can't control them). Your Sims still needs to have its needs met while on vacation, but when you return, it is fully recharged (even if you have neglected all of its needs) and no time has passed. The only downside is that if you want to take more then one Sim through the same adventures (exploring the tombs and collecting treasures) it will be the same the second time around. However, there are tons of new Sims to interact with so that will still provide lots of variety. For Sim fans it is worth the current $20.07 price.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than I thought! September 10, 2012
By Esmee
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I downloaded this game about a week ago. Honestly I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this expansion pack...but out of curiosity I downloaded it, just to see what worlds were available. I am a big Francophone, so when I saw that it had a France themed world I was happy!
I like the fact that my Sim can go out on quests and that this expansion pack adds more to the game than just a few extra items. I'd say that the pro's to this expansion pack are the quests and the new skills, as well as the fact that there are several quests in each world so those will keep any fan of the franchise busy for a while.
The major con for me would be that this game does take a while to boot up and traveling to/from the different worlds/home do take a few minutes (at least that's my experience). But overall the pro's outweigh the cons.
I wish all the expansion packs were like this one, giving the gamer a more comprehensive experience.
I've done 3 quests in the Asian inspired world, 3 in the Egypt inspired world and 1 in the France inspired world. If you're not that interested in The Sims franchise and are just looking for a quick/easy item expansion pack this one is not for you. But if you're like me and are a fan of the franchise and don't mind spending a weekend glued to the computer, playing other Sims games...then this game is for you!
Not only will it take a while to complete the quests, you'll also want to try the new skills as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars World Adventures: A Great Game January 25, 2011
By :)
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I really like expansion pack! I've played Sims 2: Bon Voyage, and I thought it was boring. You didn't do much at you're vacation spots, but this game has fixed that! You can travel to Egypt, France, and China. Each vacation spot has its own special feature.

China- SimFu, Tombs
France- Nectar Making, Tombs
Egypt- More difficult tombs

Each one is unique and looks like it respected country. They all were fun. This also came with tomb building, where you can create your own tombs and put them on the exchange, MTS or anywhere else. To stay at these places longer, you need to increase your visa level to stay longer, because you can only stay for three days at the beginning. I found that annoying to have to increase it.
Pros
SimFu
Traveling
Tombs
Tomb building

Cons
Visa Levels

I think it is worth a buy, definitely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THE DOWNLOAD VERSION IT MAY NOT WORK January 25, 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
No wonder so many people have game this game and its expansions One star. There is a major bug apparently that causes "some" users to get stuck on an infinate loading loop when trying to load a neighborhood/world in the game. Nothing i did fixed it. uninstalled, reinstalled, redowndownloaded, cleared cache, even reinstalled WIndows, Nothing.

turns out it may be a bug specifically for the origin version of the game. Even if you use a non origin Sims 3 base game version and install apparently ANY of the origin expansion packs (i.e. those downloaded from EA's origin platform) it will get stuck.

Its terrible when a non-legit version of the game works better then the legit one!

the problem is now i doubt ill be able to get any sort of refund because i technically did not buy the product from EA and i doubt Amazon is going to give me a refund.

I'll demand one anyways just saying something like EA customer support didnt help (as im sure they wont be able to since i did EVERYTHING myself to try to fix it on my own)

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME AS A DOWNLOAD AS LIKELY YOU WILL NEED ORIGIN TO INSTALL IT AND THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE WHAT YOU PAID FOR SIMPLY WILL NOT WORK!

no wonder so many people hate EA!

I think i will NEVER buy another downloaded product by EA again.

and i am not a fool, i am good with computers i know how to troubleshoot and look up information on the computer, the game simply wont work.

Worst experience i ever had with a game. I cant tell you how many times i installed,reinstalled, just to get the freaking thing to work.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sims 3 World
It's a fun expansion pack that lets your Sims Travel the world. Even though I love it and have all the Sims the outfits aren't exactly the best though some are cute. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Kate
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok but after I downloaded it my game ...
It was ok but after I downloaded it my game started crashing so I had to get rid of it
Published 25 days ago by Jessica Bradbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
I love this game. I would tell everyone to get this game. If anyone has the sims 3 set they should get this game.I love the travel feature that is in it.
Published 1 month ago by Heather
2.0 out of 5 stars Kinda lame...
I love to travel so I wanted to get this, thinking it would be tons of fun. I never used it after the first couple hours. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Davi Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
It is simple, fun, nice pictures. However, it is too simple and not many things to explore. I like the one that I can buy home in another country.
Published 4 months ago by aquarius
5.0 out of 5 stars Sims 3: World Adventures
Good fun. It's a nice break from the general game. If you are open or in the mood to explore, you can get involved in the adventures. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Janice Patton
3.0 out of 5 stars Its ok
I figured I would give it a try, it is not my favorite of the sim games. but still has enough for entertainment.
Published 5 months ago by Betsy
4.0 out of 5 stars Just another way for EA to squeeze money out of its customers
Honestly I grow tired of Electronic Arts policy of creating overly expensive DLC's that should have been included with the base game or added free of charge. Read more
Published 6 months ago by cashmoney
4.0 out of 5 stars Different
Haven't really played the game yet but I guess it has to dawn on me and I have to get use to it. But I love all the Sims products I've purchased.
Published 6 months ago by morg
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool enough
I never really go around the World, but the game is pretty fun. My friend loved doing the adventures, so based on her experience I'd say this is one for the collection. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Alicia
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