Summary: Can't play it until EA patches this better. Last patch was 1.66 and still :/ Don't buy EA products they sell broken games and then you have to wait until they fix/patch it to play. STOP SELLING BROKEN GAMES EA!!
Summary: I have never had a problem with the Sims 3 until I bought this expansion. Game lags and freezes constantly , has crashed a few times. Has made Sims 3 virtually unplayable from the lag and freezing. It is very frustrating for the whole family as all 4 of us played the Sims 3 for years and now we are very hesitant to play it. Running 990FXA-UD3 , FX-6300 , 8 Gigs Crucial DDR3 1866 , Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 , Samsung 840 series SSD.
Summary: Isla Paradiso is a beautiful world and has a lot of interesting features and nice ideas going for it--however, these are only appreciable when the world (as a whole) works. The poor programming for the core game resulted in a multitude of underlying problems that were only exacerbated by further poor programming for this expansion. I was able to get around it via shear computing strength before buying Island Paradise, but now?
Summary: I will agree that this expansion is the most entertaining one EA has ever produced. Sadly, it is unplayable due to constant huge lag spikes that can last for a minute or longer. Also, even in the short intervals between lag spikes this game has more bugs than a tenement, too numerous to list in one review. The ONLY way to play this game and actually enjoy it is to download and install a third-party mod called Overwatch from NRass.
Summary: ATTENTION MAC USERS This software does not work on MAC OSX like EA claims. The game will crash after a few minutes because the software (cider) is very limiting for macs. Don't waste your money, EA's customer support is horrendous and their representatives will most likely give you advice that will harm your mac.
Summary: Do not waste your money if you intend to play Island Paradise on a MAC. EA has been aware of problems with many of the Sims expansion packs that they claim work on a MAC for quite some time now and they never bother to address and or fix the problems. Once this game is installed you would be lucky if you have 2 minutes to create a Sim.
Summary: Sims 3 is a really good game, but this expansion, when used alongside the other expansions, the Island Paradise Island map freezes for long periods of time which makes it totally unplayable. It seems to be better if you turn off Pets and other expansions but the freezing is still so bad I cannot enjoy the content. My PC is a high powered gaming spec which has no issues with many of the other titles I play.
Summary: My 13-year-old son saved his pocket money for weeks to buy this and although delivery was immediate, the product itself simply doesn't work. It's not that his particular DVD is faulty, apparently there is an issue with downloading it. 'There is an error with downloading', it states. We are now discovering that other reviews mention it and the company website says so too.