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The Sims 3
8.5 out of 10

The Sims 3

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Overall 6
6.0

The Sims 3 by EA

Game Monkeys
5 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The Sims 3 isn't a bad game for the Xbox...it's just that the PC version is better in every single way. "
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Overall 8
7.5

The Sims 3: Pets Review – Starting From Scratch On Consoles

Game Informer
18 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Concept: Give your sims pets…again. At least you can control them this time Graphics: I encountered plenty of slowdown and texture popping, but the level of detail on the pets is impressive Sound: The extra “meows” and “woofs” mix right in with the classic Sims-style soundtrack Playability: The...
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Overall 6
6.0

The Sims 3

Square-Go
13 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Anyone who was blessed or cursed (delete as appropriate) with a little sister might know that there is a certain innate charm about a doll’s house. A little snapshot of life that takes place within the mind of the child who plays there.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Sims 3

True achievements
16 June 2011
  • Conclusion: Over all the achievements are all achievable and there are a few sneaky shortcuts to some of the longer achievements, so for all you 100%er's out there i would highly recommend this game. Well thats about it for my review you.
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The Sims 3 Review

VideoGamer.com
14 June 2011
  • Excerpt: It's a beautiful day over at the VideoGamer.com office. The sun is shining, the birds are singing. All of this can only mean one thing: I'm ill. Yes, nature is laughing at me, wiping its hideous diseases on my face and mocking me triumphantly. Here I am, in the height of HD weather, bedridden.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Sims 3 Review

G4
11 January 2011
  • Summary: The Sims 3 is the anticipated console port of 2009's remarkable life simulator. It's not an ideal way to experience the hypnotic joys of managing a Sims' lifetime, with menu-heavy controls and too many loading screens.
  • Pros: Core gameplay still mesmerizes, Fantastic customization options, Options to create and trade objects online
  • Cons: Controls can be awkward, Only one city to play in, Frequent loading screens
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Overall 7
7.0

The Sims 3 (PS3/360)

GamePro.com
22 November 2010
  • Excerpt: The Sims 3 makes its HD-gen console debut in this impressive port that, despite long loading times and a few technical quirks, retains the addictive and enjoyable nature of its computer counterpart.
  • Pros: Easy to master console control scheme; Karma powers offer an additional set of tools for toying with/tormenting your Sims
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The Sims 3

DarkStation
17 November 2010
  • Conclusion: It is no small accomplishment what the developers managed to do with bringing The Sims 3 to consoles as for the first time in the series I actually feel like the controls are well enough designed that you can actually really enjoy playing The Sims 3 on consoles.
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Overall 8
8.0
Playability 8
8.0

The Sims 3

Xbox 360 achievements
29 October 2010
  • Conclusion: The laid back nature of The Sims 3 transfers to consoles almost effortlessly in this new age of HD gaming, and if it wasn’t for some serious issues on the older generation Xboxs, it’d be scoring much higher.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
25 October 2010
  • Summary: The Sims 3 doesn't mark the first time the PC-centric life simulation series has come to consoles, but it's the first time that the basic gameplay has remained relatively intact.
  • Pros: Maintaining the everyday lives of your sims is fun and addictive, Charming animations and sound effects, Some nice console-specific additions
  • Cons: Loading times and jittery performance constantly intrude on the fun
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