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  • Summary: Players take creativity by the reins and play out the stories they want to tell whether it’s the single guy in the dog park picking up women or the criminal overlord and her evil cat. Across all platforms, The Sims 3 Pets players will be able to create, customize and control over a hundred different kinds of cats and dogs like the Australian Shepherd and the Maine Coon, and can breed and share them with friends providing endless possibilities to create new and exciting breeds. Each platform brings a new world for players to explore from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions where players will unlock achievements by solving mysteries around town, the Nintendo 3DS with new lots to unlock to the PC/Mac version where they’ll be able to take their pets on play dates or meet other Sims at the dog park, cat jungles and even a horse ranch. With The Sims 3 Pets, players will be able to create, control and play with life with their pets. Expand
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  1. A vast improvement and by far the closest recreation of the PC version on handheld. [Christmas 2011, p.79]
  2. 80
    I think the biggest compliment I can give this game is that I have a hard time putting it down. It does a great job of adapting the PC formula to the 3DS hardware, and it's just as addictive as it ever was. If you're a fan of the PC game, this is a great way to take it on the go.
  3. Oct 18, 2011
    On the 3DS, The Sims 3: Pets has some improvements over the original. The biggest one: the 2D-map was replaced by a wish and craving list – a pretty cool improvment. An of course, you can now play cats and dogs and customize them in many ways. There are still some weak points like the controls or the three Sims cap, but all in all, it's a nice game on the 3DS.
  4. Nov 8, 2011
    If you've ever played a Sims game, you should feel right at home with The Sims 3 Pets--you create and manipulate a group of Sims, this time with cats and dogs included. [Nov 2011, p.85]
  5. Nov 23, 2011
    While EA released its predecessor only half-baked, it's come through with The Sims 3 Pets and created a quality life simulator that's still mystifyingly amusing and addictive, now with the added cuteness of playing as dogs and cats, though it might not grab you like it did ten years ago.
  6. Dec 7, 2011
    Far too expensive for what it is. [Dec 2011, p.73]
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  1. Dec 30, 2011
    Sim 3 Pets has turnned out to be quite a enjoyable game! and very addictive one! that i find hard put down.

    its huge improvement over first
    one and now it has pets it make's experience more cooler!

    To create a sim is easy and designing your own type dog or cat is really easy with wealth option play with.

    There are quite few breeds of dog and cat to pick from! but sadly NO horses which are only present in console versions.

    However in back of the book it mentions about DLC which the way Nintendo are talking we mite see some sort of an update or extra content in future (fingers crossed)

    Game-play is fun and addictive as ever and creating your own house and buying stuff to fill it is great fun. Ive spent countless hours designing my perfect home and building relationships with other sims:) Only one real problem is there are no children in game? But there are puppies and kittens which is plus i guest.

    and there is sum slowdown that only seem happen when your in dog park which is odd?

    But apart from that game looks pretty good

    The way the sim's speak to each other is funny as ever! and how they interacted with environment around them.

    and graphics and animation are nice smooth to,

    while 3D doesn't add much does give it nice sense of depth!

    this is must have portable sim's game for 3DS:) and with sales on i got it for £19 which is bargain:D
  2. Sep 11, 2014
    A fun game and something that feels almost like the full experience on the go, but with the amount of bugs and some of the missing features, it does feel a bit baron and typical EA. However for what it does it's not bad and you're at least getting a better experience than The Sims 3 launch title.

    Also here's an interesting thing, same sex romance and woohoo, which was missing in previous hand held Nintendo Sims titles is an option in this game.