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  • Summary: Dropping anchor this June is The Sims 3 Island Paradise, an expansion pack filled with adventure, exploration and a world of new discoveries set on the sunny shores and beneath the glistening water of a tropical paradise. For the first time ever, Sims can take the helm of fully customizable houseboats and set sail in search of uncharted islands, create, own and manage resorts or discover what lies beneath the ocean through the new skill-based scuba diving and snorkeling activities. The Sims 3 Island Paradise introduces all new ways to build - whether it's a lavish five-star resort, a bungalow on the water or a houseboat that can travel the seas. Players can create their own idea of island paradise for their Sims in this new expansion pack and embark on an unforgettable journey. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 4, 2013
    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
    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
    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. Jul 22, 2013
    This Sims expansion offers a lot of content: relaxing, resort managing, a new world and so on. A nice opportunity to pamper your Sims.
  5. Jul 2, 2013
    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.
  6. Aug 12, 2013
    Maxis has filled this tenth expansion with a lot of content, but The Sims 3 starts to feel a bit overboard.
  7. Jul 8, 2013
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Jun 29, 2013
    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 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 Expand
  2. Jul 27, 2013
    this dlc is amazing its adds alot for a dlc and allows you to now make good use of the water Expand
  3. Jul 18, 2013
    It'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. Expand
  4. Nov 26, 2013
    Didn't try this. The expansions are becoming more and more meaningless from now on. And they are still so expansive. It's amazing that a sims game can add up to maybe several hundreds bucks at last. That's ridiculous... Expand
  5. Feb 12, 2014
    I'm not sure about this. It does give a lot of new content in the game, however it's really pricey so I'm not sure what to think about it. Also if your computer isn't the best, it's gonna slow it down real bad and it's gonna freeze every 30 seconds. Expand
  6. Aug 21, 2013
    This wasn't really an expansion so much as one of their towns off their website. Don't buy this and stop encouraging EA to put out an inferior product. Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2013
    Another overpriced DLC for The Sims 3 by EA. 40 dollars for houseboats and diving? This doesn't even compare to what a DLC like pets or seasons gave us for the same price. Don't buy this. It just encourages them to pump out another disgustingly overpriced and lacking in features expansion from one of their factories. Expand