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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 making them evil, romantic, paranoid, kleptomaniacs, or a mix of something completely different
- 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, or take it all away with the click of a button
- Choose whether or not to fulfill your Sims' destinies by making their wishes come true, or letting their dreams die
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The Sims 3 for Xbox 360 is a single player life simulation game that brings authentic gameplay elements, long enjoyed in PC versions of the game, to Xbox 360 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.
A True The Sims Experience for Xbox 360
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.
PC level creation abilities.
Persistent online access.
New Karma based system.
Earn rewards for challenges.
*Internet connection required. See product pack for details.
Top Customer Reviews
As someone mentioned here, it's fun to play God. It's even more fun when I have the chance to create real life friends in the virtual world (they even look and act eerily like the real people I know) and see what kind of crazy awkward situations you can put them in (or watch them flourish in specific job situations and/or hobbies/talents).
This game is like a black hole that sucks away any sense of time you may have in the real world. On the first day, I sat through 11 straight hours without even batting an eyelash (other than to grab a quick bite or two and use the restroom). That's how addictive this game is. It's incredible that you can have so much control over everyone's lives, as well as how you make friends, interact with NPCs, and learn skills that really define who your Sims are over the course of their lifetimes. I also like how there is so much attention to detail in terms of how you can design and build the home of your dreams. You can landscape, paint, wallpaper, roof to your heart's content, and buy all sorts of cool stuff to put in the house.
I have heard about the glitch involving people who have game freezes due to possibly too many objects in their inventory or game (I have yet to encounter this problem, fingers crossed) - however, I'm just being very careful about how I manage my stuff in game and am hoping that the problem doesn't affect me.
The game controls fabulously.Read more ›
There are some things to like about playing the Sims on console, namely that you get to play on a large TV screen (assuming you have a large TV), but the downsides of console vs. PC can't be ignored by anyone who truly loves this game.
The zoom function on console is atrocious. You simply can't get a good close look at any individual Sim or on any given item in gameplay, which I find very disappointing. The white halo surrounding the Sim you control is also really annoying.
You can't have more than six playable Sims at any given time while PC allows up to eight. Additionally, on PC, you can "kick out" any Sims you don't feel like playing anymore. It results in their just walking out of the house and not coming back, and they'll continue on as NPCs. On console, there are only two ways you can get rid of a Sim you don't want anymore. You can kill them by starving them to death or drowning them in the pool, or you can move the entire household to a new lot, leaving the unwanted Sim behind, at which point that Sim is deleted from the game entirely. I wish I had known that before I had my Sims start breeding like rabbits.
There are persistent glitches that EA unsurprisingly hasn't addressed. A major one is the family's inventory going poof several Sim weeks into gameplay. In just one game, I've lost my Sims' individual inventory and, later on, the entire contents of their refrigerator and bookcase. That's pretty frustrating when you've spent time accumulating hard-to-acquire items such as life fruit and death fish.Read more ›
In the original sims, you started at your mom's house where all you did was loafing around doing nothing while your sim mother was up and about doing her business. In the sims 2, you started off with roommates. Now in the sims 3, you dont have a mom around you nagging to fix the tv or get a job (sounding like somepeople life) or roommtes right away. You have the option as always to make a family of your dreams. Where exactly? A place call Moonlight bay where dreams can either come true or utterly draw back on you. In the Sims 3, there is no story mode. It's more of a free mode. I'll explain it...
If you want to create your very own family, you have the option to have your sims to a toddler to being an elder. The clothing is update and you have the option to create your own style and upload to the EA server which has a sim store where other players upload sims, houses, styles, etc. You can customize your sim's face, pick his personality traits, a dream wish (have up to six kids, become a spy etc). You can have up to six people in a family. Note: if you want to start as a toddler, consister having a young adult in your family since you need someone to take care of the toddler sim.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter has been playing different Sims games for a while. She loves them!Published 5 days ago by Kristy Jackson
The game arrived as expected it was wrapped like a new game and it came with everything inside. I enjoyed it very much.Published 28 days ago by David Blitz
After a while the game will freeze on you once you have played it too long. I got up to three generations and the game just kept freezing on me every time I tried to save it.Published 1 month ago by Taylor Golden
I can remember the days of playing Sims on the old computer, back when everything was on floppy disk lol. Man things have changed!!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vt Momma 2010