The Sims 3: Pets PC

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    70
    This incarnation of Pets is mostly retread of what was introduced in animal-themed expansions for The Sims 1 and 2. The developers simply expanded on some ideas and trimmed a few annoying shortcomings.
  2. Nov 22, 2011
    70
    Although EA hasn't surely revolutionized the game's core concept, The Sims 3: Pets proves to be an engaging and fun expansion that will surely entertain any fan of the franchise.
  3. Nov 19, 2011
    70
    If you are a The Sims-fan this is a no-brainer and you probably already playing this. For the rest of us, not already commited to this game, the expansion adds to the already massive micro management of The Sims 3 which in turn disturbs the flow of the game and at times becomes rather tedious, almost a chore. Don't let the cute furballs fool you, this is The Sims 3 and if your not into this game before then this expansion, solid as it may be, will not make you a believer.
  4. Oct 25, 2011
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. PC PowerPlay
    Jan 9, 2012
    70
    The most detailed Pets expansion for the series. Horses, in particular, are an exciting inclusion. [Jan 2012, p.60]
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Jul 19, 2012
    0
    I've been a fan of The Sims for over a decade, and this flavor of expansion has always been my favorite. While fun, it certainly does notI've been a fan of The Sims for over a decade, and this flavor of expansion has always been my favorite. While fun, it certainly does not excuse the cost; it's priced like a full game, called an expansion, and has the content of a $15 DLC. I'd highly recommend only buying this game on sale or when the price drops because, other than the price, pets in The Sims are really fun. Full Review »
  2. Feb 11, 2012
    10
    The best add-on for The Sims 3 so far. Pets bring a lot of extra playability. Pet lovers hardly find anything better to play. UnicornThe best add-on for The Sims 3 so far. Pets bring a lot of extra playability. Pet lovers hardly find anything better to play. Unicorn included! [Dec 2011] Full Review »
  3. Feb 6, 2012
    0
    So this is still a DLC right? Then why the hell is it $39.99?! Thats $10 more than the original game.... Why should you have to pay more forSo this is still a DLC right? Then why the hell is it $39.99?! Thats $10 more than the original game.... Why should you have to pay more for something that could have been added to the game in the first place, and pay more than the original game. EA needs to serioulsy check themselves. Full Review »