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Mixed or average reviews- based on 57 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 14 out of 57

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  1. Nov 4, 2011
    I really enjoy this game. I love Sims 3, and adding pets takes this one step further. It's cool that you can become a pet yourself, and still enjoy the game through it's unique style. It really like this game.
  2. Feb 11, 2012
    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. Unicorn included! [Dec 2011]
  3. Nov 29, 2011
    There are three main pet types introduced into Pets; Dogs, which can learn the new skills Hunting and Tricks, Cats which can learn Hunting & Horses which can learn Racing and Jumping. There is no careers introduced at all for pets however Sims can join the HorseMan or Women Profession. There is also many new ways for them to earn money such as hunting, performing in animal shows or competing in racing, jumping or cross country events at the equestrian centre. Pets provides new clothing, hairstyles, and decorative options, but of course those are in every expansion. There are new traits and lifetime wishes for Sims and pets alike such as; Loves cats and Equestrian. There is also a large amount of pet traits included for the pets with a different variety for each animal. For instance Horses can have traits such as Nimble and Untamed which are specific to them or traits like Playful or Lazy which are open to all pets. Dogs also have a large variety including traits like Faithful and Hydrophobic. Cats do not have any traits available for just them but can have traits like Clueless, Hunter and Neat. Alongside the major three types of pets there is a variety of minor pets available such as birds, snakes, lizards, rodents and turtle that can be purchased, caught by an animal or found in various spots around the neighbourhood. Cats can catch critters whereas dogs will dig up gems, metals or even a special object, the better a pet is at hunting the more chance it will have of sniffing out rare objects! Every few expansion packs there is a new lifestate or creature added such as the vampires from Latenight or Simbots from Ambitions, but in pets the new creature is a magical unicorn. The unicorn can only be obtained by befriending it and asking it to join your household. Unicorns have the ability to teleport, start fires and have the power bless or curse Sims. If a Unicorn and horse mate together there is a chance that the foal is a unicorn.

    The New town introduced with Pets is called Appaloosa Plains and is a western, ranch style town. Along with the town Pets also comes with a large variety of new build and buy objects. Players can also build their own barns and stables with new objects like hay stacks and box stalls for horses. A number of lots throughout the neighbourhood also contain premade barns and stables.

    There is also a variety of new npcâ

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 90
    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. Unicorn included! [Dec 2011]
  2. Jan 9, 2012
    The most detailed Pets expansion for the series. Horses, in particular, are an exciting inclusion. [Jan 2012, p.60]
  3. Nov 30, 2011
    Horses and controllable cats and dogs give The Sims 3: Pets a good deal of heart.