Summary: *Have not played the game yet. We also had the common problem of the registration code for the Pets game not working. Called EA support and after waiting 40+ minutes, got a friendly CS rep. Said common error - look for a flyer in box about a limited edition Pet Shop that has a code. This is the code needed. There was a printing error and the code for the game was printed on the wrong sheet. That code worked! Installing the game now.
Summary: I was glad that they added this expansion pack to the series, but it was a total copy from the original Sims (The Sims) and The Sims 2... I wouldn't buy this game again if I had the chance to make a new purchase.
Registration Nightmare & confusing to create a pet
19 December 2012
Summary: Installing the SIMs game itself took almost an hour, but at least that code worked. Installing the Pets expansion pack that came with the game was terrible. I entered and re-entered the code several times but the "Continue" button wouldn't enable itself in order to load the game. I ended up using Google to find that this is a common manufacturer problem with this game, specifically.
Summary: I like the game but it is very glitchy and it makes it really annoying sometimes. My sims can just disappear off the lots sometimes and I cant get them back until I move the family out and move them back in again. Sometimes entire towns disappear for a while and then show up a month later. Other then the glitches I do like it however I still like the sims 2 better.
Summary: I was really excited for this game because The Sims 2 Pets was so fun. This however, seemed like they took so much stuff away. Well they did add horses so that's interesting, but it really didn't rise to my expectations.
Good game, horrendous manufacturing defect with poor tech support
Tom Reviewer, Amazon
23 October 2011
Summary: Game is fun and arrived quickly, but major headache with the game registration codes. The registration codes included with the "Sims 3 + Pets Expansion" version give you installation errors and prevent you from finishing installation of either disc. This is detailed in a 10/18/2011 post on the Sims 3 website [...] Talking to EA's online help requires you to provide all 3 keys for the game (Sims 3, Pets, and Exclusive Content) to get new ones.
Summary: I really looked forward to this, but was (as I was with Sims Unleashed and Sims 2 Pets) slightly disappointed. Pets in Sims always seem like the be all and end all, but to be hones they're always a bit of a let down. Cats and dogs aren't changed much form Sims 2 Pets, but horses are new. Horses were greta fun the first few times I used them, but they're a LOT of work and really became more of a burden.
Summary: I bought Sims 3 and Sims 3 Pets for my daughter who plays it at a friend's house and is a big fan. Our home computer is a Dell laptop and although it's only a few years old and meets all the system requirements mentioned on the game box, we have struggled to play the game. Every 20 mins or so the whole system crashes and the family is lost. We've changed settings on the laptop and searched the internet for a fix but to no avail. I'm not sure what we'll do next.
Summary: The Pets expansion pack adds an optional side to the Sims 3. However, after playing around with Pets, I found they're more of a burden to your sims especially if you start your family with one. They require attention almost all of the time and with your sims working all day that's hard to do. They can also get expensive to look after if you are short on money. But nevertheless, the game still adds an option part to make your game more realistic.