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The Sims 3 - Playstation 3

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  • 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

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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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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 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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Product Information

Platform:PlayStation 3
ASIN B003KMCHTC
Release date October 26, 2010
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4.1 out of 5 stars 289 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
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Product Dimensions 6.6 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
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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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I have experienced all three console versions of The Sims 3 and I DO NOT recommend any of them. To be honest, I am not sure why so many reviews are saying that the PS3 version of Sims 3 is "great" , "just like the PC experience" , "amazing" , "magnificent" and why the only bad reviews seem to be focused on "corrupt saving". Perhaps these people picked up the game and only played it for a short while, have no experience with the PC version or versions in the past.

Because I have played this game for quite a while now and I have been experiencing one difficulty after another! There are so many GLITCHES, so many LIMITATIONS, so many STUPID THINGS that just make NO SENSE that I am finally so frustrated and disappointed that I am at the point where I may not play the PS3 Sims 3 again.

First and for most, here is possibly the biggest CON to the game:
You CANNOT switch Active Households.

That's right, you absolutely, under any condition, can EVER switch your active household. If you woo a sim-neighbor and get married to them guess what? They are moving into YOUR house. Even though they have a fully functional house it is completely OFF LIMITS to you and you will never be able to live in it or any of the other houses not selectable through the "Move Out" option.

This also means that when you have children and they grow up you cannot switch between their new families and your mother + father family. You cannot switch period. You can move out with the children and leave the parents behind. And the only way you can ever play the parents again is by befriending them and asking them to move into your current house with you.
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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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Sure the PC version has more content because it has 20+ DLCs/expansions that the PS3 version doesn't have but guess what? They cost 20 dollars EACH, that's the price of the vanilla game! 20 x 20? You do the math..... My point is that most of the people playing this game on PC don't even have all of that content the PS3 version is missing because of how expensive it is or they are playing a pirated version that has it all. Just don't expect that you will automatically get more content by just buying the game on PC without bleeding your wallet dry or going through some very complicated tutorials that require a lot of patience to get the game and all that extra content for free. But here is the best part, they also fail to mention how horribly optimized the PC version is, the maps are buggy, the expansions are buggy, massive framerate dips, if the game just doesn't outright stall at times. That's right, the PC version of this game runs like crap no matter how good your PC is, you will need to download mods to fix many of the performance issues it has but even with that it isn't enough, the game will still have problems. The PS3 version in the other hand is well optimized and very light in comparison so it actually runs much better, and to be quiet honest even without the expansions it has a lot of content, way more than The Sims 4 with all the expansions and DLCs put together. Yes I said The Sims 4, is not a typo. The PS3 version of The Sims 3 have more content than The Sims 4. The graphics are obviously better on PC but they aren't so bad in this version, is a The Sims game after all so the graphics don't even matter that much. Overall, this version is very good and worth playing. Is by far the best The Sims game ever released on consoles. You will get the full The Sims 3 PC experience with better performance at the cost of less content and some limitations.
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