After countless Sims expansions, the third Sims sequel arrives on PC with a fully realised living neighbourhood to explore.
EA has consistently provided Sims fans with expansions and additions to its community simulation series, but The Sims 3 is a fully fledged sequel, letting players explore an entire Sims neighbourhood as a whole and removing the constraints of previous titles in the series. Rather than limiting each family to their own home, Sims can now roam the streets at their leisure, visiting neighbours, meeting friends at the park and running into work colleagues.
The initial design of a player’s Sims family has also been given an overhaul, with new design tools allowing for almost unlimited customisation. Players can pick each individual Sim’s shape, size, facial features, clothing and skin tone to create their own personal family. Each and every Sim has their own unique personality, with dozens of traits on offer to match and combine. These traits will help decide how they get on with others and deal with the neighbourhood at large.
By removing any restrictions on Sims creation and expanding the Sims neighbourhood, EA has created what must be one of the most expansive and in-depth simulations of its type.