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The Sims 3 Island Paradise - Standard Edition [Online Game Code]

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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews) 5 answered questions 73 / 100

Price: $19.99
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Platform: PC Download
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B00BZCX3LA
  • Release Date: June 25, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
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New adventures await your Sims on the sunny shores and beneath the glistening water of an island paradise! From exploring the tropical isles to creating a five-star resort experience, your Sims can decide to embark on an unforgettable journey or make themselves a new home in this new utopia. Nautical Sims can even take the helm of fully customizable houseboats and set sail between islands! If your Sims would rather be in the water than on it, they can snorkel and scuba dive their way through the ocean. Who knows, they might uncover sunken treasure or befriend a mermaid! With innovative features never before seen in The Sims PC franchise and a world of new possibilities on land and in sea, your Sims will reap the benefits of their own island paradise.

Key Features:

  • Set sail for adventure. Be it by paddleboat or speedboat, your Sims can now leave port to discover new lands and explore like never before, from inter-island travel to discovering their own uncharted island. Landlubbers need not apply!
  • Build and run a five-star resort. Create a family-friendly resort of waterslides and buffet tables, a romantic retreat dotted with minimalist cottages, or a singles resort featuring multiple pool bars where Sims can mingle and flirt. Choose and fine-tune your amenities, set your prices, and wait for the reviews—and Simoleons—to pour in. The higher your star rating, the more popular your resort will be!
  • Life is a beach. See what surprises await under the sea as your Sims build their skills in snorkeling/scuba diving. Your Sims may find themselves on the shore of a new island or discover sunken or buried treasure.
  • Boat sweet boat. Whether your Sims love the water or are just prone to wanderlust, a houseboat may be the perfect abode. Houseboats are fully customizable and can be moored at any open port, so if your Sims tire of the view, relocate to a new locale!
  • New ways to build. New stilted foundations give your Sims the best of both worlds—a home that’s partially on the water and partially on land. Build a resort, create travelling houseboats, and customize your very own island paradise for your Sims!


Requires Origin Client to activate.

Requires the base game The Sims 3 to activate.


System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP1)/Windows XP (SP2)
Processor: For XP 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; For Windows Vista and Windows 7 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
RAM: For XP: 1 GB RAM / Windows Vista and Windows 7: 1.5 GB RAM * For NVIDIA ION computers, the game requires at least 2 GB RAM.
Hard Drive: 8 GB
Video Card: 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0. Nvidia GeForce 6 series or better, and all NVidia G, GT, GTS, and GTX video cards. ATI Radeon™ series card 9500 series or better, and all ATI X, X1, and HD video cards; Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA): GMA 3-Series, GMA 4-Series Please note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 cards are not supported.
Additional Info: Requires The Sims 3 and Origin for gameplay. Laptop versions of chipsets above may work, but may run comparatively slower.


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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY- a GREAT Sims 3 Expansion Pack! June 25, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I have been various levels of disappointed in every Sims 3 expansion and stuff pack that has come out. They all have bugs, and there is never enough content to feel like you really got your money's worth.

The only bug I have gotten after playing almost a full day is my sim occasionally popping out of a cave onto the nearest island for no apparent reason.

Now for the good stuff:
There's more *stuff* in this EP than EA usually gives us. The stuff looks nice, and I had fun designing my home and resort. I have not spent much time looking in depth at clothing or hair, but the ones I have seen on townies have looked pretty decent.

The snorkeling is okay, but the scuba diving is awesome! You meet other sims down there, and a mermaid or two. Sharks are not as scary as you think. I have gotten away fairly quickly, but none have tried to bite me yet. I even "watched" one for a few minutes.

The uncharted islands are fun to discover. You can swim up to a couple of them, but most seem to require maps assembled from messages in bottles. There are rare chests with map fragments and gems, too. When you discover one, it is yours. You can move there or build a resort, and you can have more than one home in your town.

At first glance, the town looks like a mess. You have to take taxi boats from one part to the next, and there are trails just like World Adventures. Once you spend a little time going from place to place, it's not so bad.

If it is possible to create a dive location yourself, I have not figured it out. I would like to be able to add scuba spots to other towns, or to have more land available for things like nightclubs and venues. One thing this game seems to be sorely lacking is an all-in-one town.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A whole new world for your Sims to explore! June 25, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download
The Sims 3 Island Paradise is an incredible expansion pack, filled with a so many new things for your Sims to do and explore. The new town, Isla Paradiso is actually a group of islands in the ocean, each one with different buildings and homes on it. Instead of traveling everywhere by car, now you hop on a speed boat to get from island to island. The whole ocean is there for you to explore, and there's stuff everywhere!

Homes can now be built right on the water. Instead of driveways and garages, you now have docks and slots to park your boats (speed boats, row boats, sail boats, and more). Homes sit right on the beautiful blue ocean water, with fish and huge sharks swimming right around them. Your sim can fish and skip stones right off the dock, or jump in and do a bit of swimming or snorkeling for seashells and gems.

When your ready to venture out even farther, head out to one of the marked scuba diving locations for an adventure under the waters surface. Your sim needs to have spent some time working on their snorkeling skills first, before they will be allowed to take an underwater trip. When they're ready, they will switch into their scuba gear and dive down quite a ways, checking out all the fish and plant life that dwells on the ocean floor. Each dive location is completely different from the others, some having more things to explore than other. While under water you can catch fish, open treasure chests, explore caves (in the same way your sim can explore the catacombs in the graveyards) and even meet and socialize with other sims underwater. You never know who you will run into while swimming or scuba diving. Regular people, ghosts and even mermaids all are around and exploring the dive locations.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Island Pardise April 10, 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
Island Paradise is a great expansion over all, but there is one big bug in the expansion that may or may not be patched now that the Sims 4 is in the making. With the expansion, you get every thing that has to go with a tropical theme. This means you get boats, houseboats, palm trees, jet skis and so on. This is also the second to last expansion pack that was released, with Into the Future being the last expansion pack. But now for the bugs:

1) Constant freezing and stuttering
This bug seems to only appear when playing in Islo Paridoso. The game clock and your sim will stop moving, but the water will move and the trees will move and the sound will play. The game will freeze for about 10-15 sec, and then resume only to freeze agian.

This bug is not removable, but its affects can be lessened in a variety of ways.

1) Turn off reflections. Islo Paridiso is full of water, and having a high reflection setting can slow the game down and cause it to freeze.

2) Delete the "Scott" family. This is a family of three that live in a houseboat with obstructing objects. By deleting this family, the game takes longer to freeze as it does not have to try to find a path for them.

3) Find a Horse. One of the families in game has a horse on a houseboat. Find this horse and delete it as there is not enough room. NOTE: This is for people who have Pets installed.

4) Use the cheat resetsim *
This cheat resets all sims and cancels all actions and puts all sims in the place where they started at the beginning of the game. This should be done every 45 min. to an hour.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
The game keeps freezing!
Published 51 minutes ago by Pamela
2.0 out of 5 stars I took every bit of it off my computer when ...
I took every bit of it off my computer when I found out that when a character in the game dies, it comes back in the house and moves things around so you see things moving in the... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Kim
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I like island paradise, but sometimes the town lag a lot!
Published 10 days ago by timilian
5.0 out of 5 stars i love playn the sims3 my favorite- island paradise was very ...
i love playn the sims3 my favorite- island paradise was very important for me to buy it was worth it' the sims go on holiday to island paradise!
Published 22 days ago by carlos serrano
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it!!
Published 28 days ago by Peter Hacker
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good
Too much lag to be playable. I've done all the recommended fixes and there is still too much lag. It was a waste of money.
Published 28 days ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it!
Published 1 month ago by Alfonso Guevara
1.0 out of 5 stars Game freezes after installation
Its a fun expansion pack. I did enjoy it when i could play it. Only problem was on EA's end. Island paradise kept freezing every few seconds after i installed it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
what a great game totally cild friendly buy it
Published 1 month ago by William Tate
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Addition
I love the Sims 3 and all the expansion packs. This one is no different. It adds great items and actions to the game!
Published 1 month ago by Angela
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