The Sims 3: Island Paradise PC

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Sep 4, 2013
    85
    While all this isn't revolutionary Sims gameplay, at least a few new under-and-above-the-sea and on-the-beach gaming elements provide more than the standard expansion Sims pack offering.
  2. Sep 2, 2013
    85
    I don't think anyone will feel The Sims 3 is an incomplete game without Island Paradise. Sure, it's fun, but $30 is a lot to spend for filler content for a game that's four years old and already has an announced sequel.
  3. Jul 22, 2013
    80
    The Sims 3: Island Paradise is one of the most comprehensive and original expansions of the last years. It does not only extend previous content but also adds features never seen before in The Sims 3. We have no doubt that we are facing a number of additions that will surely have its place in future installments of the series, now that its third iteration could be coming to its end. It is a must for fans of the series. For others, an expansion that we should not pass up ... unless you hate everything related to the sun and the beach.
  4. Jun 28, 2013
    80
    With such impressive new features in store, it’s easy to lose a few hours just fiddling with your houseboat or adding things to your resort. Though its underwater sections are lacking, the rest of Island Paradise is a great display of what The Sims 3 can still offer fans of the game four years after it first launched.
  5. Jul 22, 2013
    75
    This Sims expansion offers a lot of content: relaxing, resort managing, a new world and so on. A nice opportunity to pamper your Sims.
  6. Jul 2, 2013
    70
    While the total sum of the additions doesn't quite match the $39.99 asking price at the moment, Island Paradise comes with a gorgeous environment, plenty of areas to explore, and lucrative resort management. Wait for it to drop in price a bit, and it's an expansion worth getting your feet wet.
  7. Aug 12, 2013
    60
    Maxis has filled this tenth expansion with a lot of content, but The Sims 3 starts to feel a bit overboard.
  8. Jul 9, 2013
    60
    The Sims 3's latest expansion adds some valuable content, like resort management and adventures on the waves, but some aspects of it could have been fleshed out more thoroughly, such as the scuba segments.
  9. Jul 8, 2013
    50
    If tropical islands and resort management sound like fun then you'll likely enjoy this; if they don't, then you're really not missing any major updates to the base game. Either way, though, you'll likely want to wait for a price drop.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    8
    It's overpriced, yet one of the better dlc for The Sims 3. Rather than hammer into your gameplay like University, this allows for additionalIt's overpriced, yet one of the better dlc for The Sims 3. Rather than hammer into your gameplay like University, this allows for additional activities for you to do, yet you don't really have to. The houseboats are also a very considerable feature: mobile housing is something I hope to see later. I do recommend you wait for a sale, however: the price is considerable for the lack of content. Full Review »
  2. Jun 29, 2013
    10
    I love it. it really adds the right amount of new stuff and really make it seem more realistic and more intresting. it may be expensive but itI love it. it really adds the right amount of new stuff and really make it seem more realistic and more intresting. it may be expensive but it adds the right amount new stuff and you wil definetly add more time to your sims and thier world. The resorts make the game seem more rich with content and rich sims can splash out and build a 5 star resort and make even more money. overall i love this DLC Full Review »
  3. Mar 16, 2015
    0
    Unplayable. Lags like crazy and freezes every 5 seconds. Thousands of players affected. No way to solve this problem even with all the advicesUnplayable. Lags like crazy and freezes every 5 seconds. Thousands of players affected. No way to solve this problem even with all the advices from the EA's tech. Full Review »