The Sims 3 Pets

8.7Overall Score
Gameplay:8/105
Sounds:8/10
Graphics:8/10

You can have own a horse.

Lagging and crashing issues.

PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS

$49.99

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The Sims 3 Pets: The Next Addition To The SIMs Family

About SIMs 3 Pets

From the SIMs franchise, Electronics Arts has released its fifth outing: The Sims 3 Pets. Obviously, by the title, this SIMs focuses on animals to adopt, create personalities and let them just wander around.

Your SIM or subscriber identity module or character needs a little more excitement in his or her life! So surprise your SIM with pets, perfect or imperfect pets from guard dogs to destructive kittens to perfect cuddlies to awesome horses. You will decide what your SIM’s pets look like, what their individual personalities are and many new activities.

Once you have created your individual pets, it’s time to embark on adventures to discover rare relics and solve a variety of mysteries.

The More The Merrier

Create a large selection of unique animals including cats, dog and even horses! Can your SIM ride a horse?  Start a collection of everything from lizards to turtles, birds to snakes.

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You can even be the pet if you wish. Your SIM’s pet can tackle, dig, chase or just raise havoc on your SIM’s life!

Creating Unique and Individual Pets

Animals have their own unique personalities and traits. Create intelligence, loyalty, brave and friendly. How about skittish, clueless and agile? You alone determine the personalities of your SIMs’ pets.

Dogs can learn to hunt and bring back treasures while horses can race and win rewards.

Pet Maintenance

There are only two levels of maintenance with these pets. Low maintenance are pets that are fed a pretty much left on their own, such as lizards or snakes.

High maintenance are pets that you train for various tasks. In the past this category has been limited to dogs and cats, EA has now added horses to the mix.

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Both dogs and cats are trained to hunt. Dogs hunt for valuable items like ore and gems. Cats are trained to hunt for low maintenance creatures like snakes and lizards.

Horses are not only new to the mix but can evoke a bevy of good stuff!  If trained correctly, they can win races or equestrian competitions. Your Sims will gain skills such as be able to ride and the combination of horse and human abilities will determine the outcome of races. If Sim and horse are trained from the beginning, you will probably make a grand or more daily.

You can also pick up strays if you wish and even attempt to tame a wild horse. The only down side to this strategy is it will take some time to train and you may not have the afforded resources. On the other hand, strays and wild animals come with unique skills and traits but again it will take time and effort to adopt and train.

For a Profit

If you are in it for the money, you can make quite a bit of money selling dogs, cats and horses, depending on their skill levels. Selling them leaves you without the ability to use their hunting skills or racing skills. Freedom is one of the unique and fun features of SIMs as a franchise. There are so many formulas of play with these pets, whether it is to raise them for money or for their skills.  It’s all up to you!

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Animation

The animations are just about as perfect as they can get.  Whether a horse leaping a barrier or a cat sleeping on a rug, it’s incredibly realistic.  Also, keep in mind, if you wish to raise larger animals you are going to need a great deal of room and space.

Summary

On a down note, clothing options are few and there’s nothing new in Build Mode.  The upside is you will be spending all your time training and paying attention to the animals, so you probably won’t even be concerned with that shortcoming.

As with EA’s other Sims, they have not lost their ability of awesome Sims expansions.  The Sims 3 Pets definitely keeps this amazing franchise going into another generation.  If you are a big fan of Sims, you must come check this out.  You will not be let down or disappointed in anyway.

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Ella Walker
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Ella has been playing video games for over 15 years. She worked for a large game production company before and after quitting it in 2003, became a freelance writer.

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