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  • Create any Sim you can imagine and give them unique personality traits. Will your Sims be Evil, Romantic, Paranoid, Kleptomaniacs, or something totally different?
  • Control your Sims - destinies and decide whether to make their wishes come true. Rock Stars, World Leaders, Expert Thieves - it's is up to you
  • Customize everything! Build the ultimate dream house for your Sims, then explore infinite customization possibilities for their clothing, furnishings, even their car.
  • Control your Sim's actions and interactions while they're on the job
  • Choose from new career opportunities - will your Sim work for good or evil, pursue creative endeavors, rise to success as a mogul, or shirk responsibility as a slacker?

Product Description

Let the freedom of The Sims 3 and the opportunities of The Sims 3 Ambitions inspire you! The Sims 3 Deluxe includes both The Sims 3 and the popular expansion pack The Sims 3 Ambitions in one! Start off creating Sims with unique personalities, customizing everything from their appearances to their personalities to their homes, and then share them online. Make their dreams come true - or don’t! Then widen their horizons with killer new career tracks. Will your Sim save the day as a brave firefighter, become a billionaire high-tech inventor, change the town as a leading architect, or wreak havoc as a neighborhood nuisance? Whatever direction they take, their future is in your hands!

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ASIN B0047T7MEW
Release date September 27, 2010
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3.7 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
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I've owned the original Sims and Sim 2 with all the expansion packs, but this game is a complete revamp of the series by creating a community experience verse a solitary experience.

I also want to mention that you do not have to use the Amazon downloader, you can enter your keys at EA, and use their download manger to download the games. It took about 12 hours to download both copies of the game.

---UPDATE PROBLEMS!!!!---
To update the game, do not use the EA download manager (EADM) that installs with the game because it will make it so your game is unable to update the expansion pack, which I happen to learn the hard way :(

Follow the steps below to properly update the game:
1. Install Sims 3 (do not update)
2. Download the new EADM at the EA website.
3. Open Sims 3, and update
4. Install Ambitions and update

If you failed to do this, then just uninstall everything (select cancel to de-authorizing this computer) and reinstall in the order I listed above.

---MODS---
The base EA game is pretty lame. EA has this mode called story progression were they programmed the game to just randomly delete Sim families and add new ones. This means that one of your Sim families could disappear. Luckily modders have fixed this problem.

There are two major mods which are must for this game:
1. Awesome Mod, which add new interactions and fix a bunch of bugs that EA left behind.
2. Nraads' Story Progression Mod, which is a complete revamp of EA's crappy story progression. This mod will not randomly delete Sim families, but instead have Sims interact with the neighborhood based on their personality. This makes the neighborhood feel more life like, as NPC Sims will actually do stuff while your playing your Sim.
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I purchased the game, and played for hours, just like the old sim games. I like the improvements, some do not make sense though. I make more with a job, than a career?! But hey, its more than I made in older versions. And there are certainly better options to earn that bankroll. If EA would release a demo, this game would take off in sales. Now Im looking for other add ons that may be useful to me.

Works on my Win 7 Home premium 64 bit, no download or install errors.
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The other reviews are pretty accurate as toward my own experience. Two hours to download both games. Install for Sims 3 went smoothly, however would not patch with the Origin installer. Did some searching online and decided to disable my Antivirus protection, exited Origin and use EA's manual patch. That worked, the game runs smoothly. Install of the second game "Sims 3 Ambitions" ran just fine & then patched smoothly with Origin. The game loads and works just fine now. I think a lot of the reviews on here are written by people that haven't done their research & looked into what the other problems might be (Origin, antivirus software that doesn't let the patch install after downloading, etc). It DOES work, and you CAN do it. Now, time to go play! :-)
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It's sad that EA and Origin still have issues.
I bought this game several months ago but still couldn't play it.
Just because Origin does not accept it and the "thesims.com" redirection always point me to a broken homepage.

Too sad.
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By Treesh on September 5, 2012
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I was totally addicted to the original Sims as a kid. Wasted hours of my life in the Sims 2. Now, I have lost entire afternoons in the Sims 3. I love all the extras they've added to this new version of th Sims. Being able to download this was really convienient - no discs to lose or scrath. My download didn't take too long, maybe 2 hours total to download the base game and "Ambitions". The professions in Ambitions are fun and add a lot of new game-play to the base. I haven't experienced any game errors or problems from the download and have played the game for quite some time.

4-stars instead of 5 because EA seems to have gotten a bit... greedy. The game itself is already expensive, the expansion packs cost almost as much as the base game. And, you don't get many options in the base game. Fortunately there are a lot of sites with free download to add clothing and objects.

Overall, a total time-suck - but a fun one. I wish EA would make the expansions and downloads more reasonably priced, but, the base game with Ambitions should keep me entertained for a while.
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By S on December 30, 2011
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This is a fun game. If you liked the Sims 2 then you will like this. I am playing on Windows 7 64-bit and it installed without any problems. I recommend the night life expansion also. My only complaint about the game is it lags. Every minute or so the game freezes for about 5 seconds and that is pretty annoying because my video card can easily handle the settings I have on the game. I haven't seen much on the Internet about this happening to other people but this is why I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5.
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I got the sims 3 and i just love how they have improved it lot better then the st Sims game they ever came out with.
I could rember when they came out they were not that fun then the sims 2 came out and it was still not fun then the sims 3 and i can't wait to see the sims 4 come out.
it's a good game to play even if you are stressed out and all it helps you to relax and feel better it helps me alot..
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