Important NoteThis game requires The Sims 3 base game to play.
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- Be the pet - Wield control of your pets to chase, dig, tackle, and more. Be the perfect companion or wreak havoc on your Sims!
- Pets have their own traits - From intelligent, friendly, and proud to playful, adventurous, and aggressive, determine the personalities of your Sims' pets.
- Pets can learn skills - Cats and dogs can learn to hunt, dogs can learn to locate collectibles and fetch your Sims a date. With career opportunities, your Sims' pets can even work their way up the chain to become the ultimate criminal mastermind.
- Only on PC - More pets mean more fun! Create a wide variety of unique dogs, cats, and - for the first time ever - horses! Think your Sim has what it takes to tame a wild horse?
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Bring excitement and surprise into your Sims' lives with pets! Create the perfect (or imperfect) pets for your Sims, from fierce guard dogs to destructive kittens to trusty horses and more as you determine not only how your Sims' pets look but their personality traits as well. With a variety of new activities and social interactions, take direct control of your Sims' pets and explore new ways to mess with their lives. Give your Sims a new member of their household and discover all-new ways to play with life!
Experience life on four legs as you explore the Sims world through the eyes of a dog or cat! Will you be fun and friendly or will you be more pest than pet? Dig, chase, find collectibles, learn to hunt, and more. Go outside and play or just go on the rug. Dogs can even help their owners land a date! Move up the pet pecking order with career opportunities. (Who knew there was a dog and cat underworld?) Travel the town with your owner, sniff out discoveries, find treasure, and more.
- More pets mean more fun! Create a wide variety of unique dogs, cats, and—for the first time ever—horses! Build a collection of lizards, turtles, snakes, and birds. Think your Sim has what it takes to tame a wild horse?
- Be the Pet. Wield control of your Sim’s pet to chase, dig, tackle and more. Be the perfect companion or wreck havoc on your Sims!
- Pets have their own traits! From intelligent, brave, and friendly to hydrophobic, skittish, and clueless to gentle, fast, and agile, determine the personality of your Sims’ pets.
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Top Customer Reviews
Like many others i have been waiting for this expansion for quite a while. So far i have not been disappointed. The pets look pretty awesome, the ability to control your pets adds a whole new experience to the game...HORSES!!!!! whhhhaaat??? pretty awesome! As a previous owner of "Unleashed" for the sims and pets for 2 i can say this is waaay better, one thing i was looking forward was a new career as a pet trainer or something similar, so far i haven't seen that in the game, if it's there i will be very happy, if not, oh well. I give this game 5 stars because i haven't been thru everything the expansion has to offer and im already having a blast, that can only mean that whatever's still there for me to discover can only be good. Love the new town as well. Very happy!
Alright, lets begin from the start with what's so awesome about this game.
when you first install, you see the loading screen and while blue is a lot of people's favorite color, the loading screen is not too interesting, but at this point, who cares, you just want to play! Once you get to the main menu, the first awesome thing is yes...A new town, very exciting, it's an autumn like place with mountains and plenty of space for your new pets to roam around but specially i think it was designed with the horses in mind, you will find water and hay for your horses all over town, it's a beautiful small town and i believe all the buildings on it are new...also you get a cat jungle and dog park and an equestrian center with training grounds for your horses, i like it.Read more ›
-There are now wildlife such as snakes and deer
-You can collect certain wildlife, like turtles
-Not only are there horses, but there are also unicorns
-Horse jumps can be adjusted to the horse's skill level
-Not only can you control your pets, but they have wishes too
-Neighbors can have a litter of dogs or cats and can invite you over to adopt one
-Pets can damage objects, like cats scratching furniture
Overall, I've heard nothing but good things about this expansion. I'd say it is worthy of 5 stars. Hope you enjoy it!
There are new pet-themed traits and LTWs. All in all, a little bit for any/all animal lovers - but this expac is really focusing on the horse (Im guessign since this is it's first intro into the Sims).
Horses can be built for speed and agility then put into races/competitions for money. They have their own lists of LTR that are exclusive to them while dogs/cats share the same type of (less exciting) LTRs.
Even the smallest of the pets require care and like real pets, just bringing them home isnt the end of the road.
Terrariums must be cleaned, wood chips and food pellets must be replaced. You can teach your birds to talk (which I thought was a hoot) and they'll say all sorts of things as people pass by them.
While some of the expacs are gimmicks (World Adventures, Ambitions) and some are more genre-related (Late Night), imo, this one adds to the overall Sims experience. If you live in a rural area especially, you can appreciate waking up to find deer eating at your garden, racoons rummaging your garbage can or the occasional stray dog tearing your morning paper apart. Or walking out your door to find people walking their pets to the dog park.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Origin code was received immediately after ordering and was successfully installed.Published 21 days ago by J. Stroup
I did not see where The Sims 3 Pets is considered an expansion game and mistakenly thought it a standalone. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MJ Brewer
The game is pretty good. It brings horses and unicorns into the sims games for the first time! Although it's not one of my favorite sims 3 expansions, I can say that sims 3 does... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love this expansion. It should be a part of the original game but they've been using "Pets" as an expansion since Sims 1 so it's to be expected I guess. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laura