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  • Summary: Widen your Sim's horizons with a bunch of killer new career opportunities. With The Sims 3 Ambitions, decide whether your Sim will be the brave town hero or cause loads of mischief among their neighbors. Make your Sim save the day as a brave firefighter, change the town as a leadingWiden your Sim's horizons with a bunch of killer new career opportunities. With The Sims 3 Ambitions, decide whether your Sim will be the brave town hero or cause loads of mischief among their neighbors. Make your Sim save the day as a brave firefighter, change the town as a leading architect, or live on the edge as a tattoo artist. Will your Sim find success as a billionaire high-tech inventor or eke out a living as a bumbling mad scientist? Will they uncover secrets as a private investigator by dusting for prints or roughing up a suspect for information? Their future is entirely in your hands! [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Showing Sims at work gives us more simple but enjoyable ways to play, though it still needs help from our imaginations. [July 2010, p.92]
  2. The second addon for famous The Sims 3 brings you new career choices for your virtual family - among them jobs as firefighter, ghosthunter or stylist. Sounds cool but the fun of playing the job routines day by day vanishes too quickly. The Sims 3 Ambitions is solid but nothing more.
  3. The Sims 3: Ambitions is an add-on that actually adds something. It changes the way the game plays and adds six different occupations which are great fun, but can be a bit hard to combine with a large virtual family.
  4. 80
    The new profession system will doubtless keep Sims 3 fans busy for many more hours, and the other additions included will also give players plenty of new stories to tell for Sims both new and old.
  5. Players who prefer to control a single character will happily dive deep into the whirlpool of daily grind. The rest will face a classic dilemma: stellar career or domestic bliss.
  6. Ambitions delivers plenty of content and new features to The Sims 3, and is well worth a look despite some boring and repetitive new tasks.
  7. Boring and uninteresting job mechanics make this Sims-expansion a disappointment. Anyone but the most die-hard Sims-fans should get their fix elsewhere.

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  1. Sep 29, 2012
    10
    I think this has to be my favourite expansion, which surprised me, because I was sure the Late Night expansion or World Adventures, but I haveI think this has to be my favourite expansion, which surprised me, because I was sure the Late Night expansion or World Adventures, but I have to say the new professions - especially the Ghost Hunter - is, by far, my favourite aspect of this expansion. I love the Ghost Hunter, it's a hilarious job and it's a nice diversion from the normal "real life" roleplaying that I usually do in this game. The addition of getting hit by a meteor is a fantastic addition to this game as well that I didn't expect. LOL! World Adventures and Late Night are tied for second as my favourite expansions. Expand
  2. May 28, 2011
    10
    The sims 3 ambitions is amazing!You can now have professions such as firefighting,architecturalThe sims 3 ambitions is amazing!You can now have professions such as firefighting,architectural design,stylist,investigating,inventing,sculpting,and I don't remember anything else.So Sim On!!!! Expand
  3. Feb 11, 2012
    10
    Showing Sims at work gives us more simple but enjoyable ways to play, though it still needs help from our imaginations. But I think that WorldShowing Sims at work gives us more simple but enjoyable ways to play, though it still needs help from our imaginations. But I think that World of Adventiores, Pets, and Late night are better! Expand
  4. Jun 2, 2011
    9
    Sims 3 ambitions is fun and adds lots of new "Proffesions" the most fun probably being architect these new professions actually let youSims 3 ambitions is fun and adds lots of new "Proffesions" the most fun probably being architect these new professions actually let you control your sim at work. You can now also register as self employed which is an encouraging step forward towards an open for business style expansion pack with any look. Before that we have Late Night and Generations :) Expand
  5. Oct 6, 2012
    8
    I liked the ambitions found the city a little beasts if I may say so, but the idea of professions adoorei played with all of them ... The SimsI liked the ambitions found the city a little beasts if I may say so, but the idea of professions adoorei played with all of them ... The Sims 3 walks quite surprising me, is legal but missed some things. Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2011
    7
    The Sims 3: Ambitions is the second Sims 3 expansion pack, and introduces interactive jobs, as well as more options for the non-interactiveThe Sims 3: Ambitions is the second Sims 3 expansion pack, and introduces interactive jobs, as well as more options for the non-interactive jobs, and laundry! There are basically five new jobs, firefighter, home designers (interior and exterior)/hair sylists/tatoo artists (all designers of sorts), detectives, self-employed (inventors) and ghostbusters. The medical career has also been revamped, but is still a rabbit hole job, you can just engage in out of the office jobs now, like vaccinations. These are okay, they can get fairly repetitive, as a firefighter, considering there are only so many houses in a town, you'll eventually begin noticing that "Hey, haven't I saved this house three times already?" and contrary to what I expected, there isn't any challenge to the firefighter job, I guess this could be a good thing, since the Sims isn't supposed to be a mission-based type of game, but it seems stupid when your Sim can just stand in the fire and casually use his fire extinguisher to put out fire surrounding him. Also, no longer do firefighters use those stupid pickup trucks they did in the base game (not a huge issue, but it looks a lot better seeing them in actual firetrucks). You'll also be staying in the fire station waiting for a fire to happen (which happens oddly often), you can also experience earthquakes, which will cause a massive ****storm of accidents to occur all at once. Then there's home designers, you basically just wait for someone to call you saying they need you to redesign their house, which you're given a list of requirements and must do the best you can on a budget, so if you're one of those people who just buys the Sims to build houses, you may have a reason to stop motherloding and get a job. There's also hair stylists, fashion designers and tattoo artists, where someone needs a new look, and you can either do it for them, or be evil and make them hideous. Detective is interesting, you're called (or you can visit the cop shop to get a case) and don't seem to have a time limit (Maybe there is one, but I've never run out of time, even when keeping a case over a few days), and just need to go "talk to Jim Robins", "Search through Roberta Williams garbage can" etc. in order to put a case together and eventually (your sim will) solve it. They're super predictable and there's only about 5 cases including in Ambitions, so once you've done about 5 cases, you'll start doing the same cases over and over and over again. The Detective career is interesting, but considering the limited amount of cases in the game, it gets really boring repetitive in a short amount of time. Honestly, I've never tried self-employed, but it seems as if you must develop your inventing skill, then apply to be self employed (I believe you can also be an artist) at city hall, you then just sit at a desk "inventing" and sell your inventions. The more skilled you are, the more cash you'll bring in. Finally there's ghostbusters, which you'll be called and told "There's ghosts in my house" and you must go suck them up in a vacuum where you can then sell them at the science lab. There's also some new buy objects (including a new car and many new appliances, surfaces, decor items and more) and some new build objects. One big edition, which is probably my favourite part of the expansion, is laundry. It's totally optional if you don't like the sound of it. You can now create a laundromat for your town and go there to pay and do laundry, or you can actually buy machines at home (or a clothesline, if your Sim is eco-friendly, a new trait that makes your Sim vomit if they use eco-murderous appliances or items) where your Sims will start dropping clothes sometimes when they change (you can buy hampers to keep your house clean, which of course get full) and then do laundry, which gives your Sim a very long lasting happy moodley (your sim is happier for a while). Is The Sims 3: Ambitions worth it, let it be noted that in the Town Life expansion, there is laundry, and that one only costs $20, rather than $30, so if you don't like jobs and just motherlode like the cheater you are, then you probably will not enjoy this expansion, if you do get jobs for your Sims and are upset by the lack of interaction, you will probably enjoy this expansion. Expand
  7. Jun 16, 2013
    7
    Sims 3 ambitions is cool but hinders the gameplay.

    Sims 3 ambitions is all good, new professions came very welcome, I really clung too with
    Sims 3 ambitions is cool but hinders the gameplay.

    Sims 3 ambitions is all good, new professions came very welcome, I really clung too with the profession of sculptor and researcher, the city is pretty cool and a different look, new pulls and desires, and many objects, expansion is not the best but it's nice to play ..

    The only problem is that if you like to have big families I would not recommend it because the new professions are a lot of us choose what we want to do and this hinders.
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