Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 20, 2012
    While some expansion packs in the past might have been lacking in content, The Sims 3 Seasons truly expands the game beyond its base experience.
  2. Jan 8, 2013
    If EA can do one thing right, it's to again bring innovations to The Sims 3 players.
  3. Jan 3, 2013
    It's not the biggest expansion for Sims 3, but if you're trying to build an interesting, dynamic world for your little pixel people, it may just be the most important.
  4. Nov 29, 2012
    The expansion pack that every Sims fan has been waiting is finally here, with all the seasons and the dynamic weather we always wanted in this third chapter of the franchise.
  5. Nov 28, 2012
    The Sims 3: Seasons brings weather to the center of attention. Finally, seasons change and we can live their own festival, enjoying the snow or sunbathing. This is the best expansion EA has realized.
  6. Nov 20, 2012
    The strongest expansion yet. Whether you've been playing consistently for three years or your Sims have been long abandoned, this expansion makes the game feel new again.
  7. Nov 29, 2012
    Seasons is to The Sims what MSG is to cooking (minus the possibly toxic side effects): it enhances the overall experience. Even if you've played it to death already, the simple application of weather and seasonal content guarantees plenty more mileage from the original game.
  8. Dec 17, 2012
    It's a solid gateway expansion that builds on the rules without overwhelming you, but still adds enough variety that you'll never want to play without it.
  9. Nov 27, 2012
    In short, this expansion falls slightly short of how interesting and deeply embedded the Supernatural expansion was. That said, Seasons supplies a depth to what can feel like an endless sunny crawl of hours and minutes in The Sims 3. For that, the change of pace is well worth the price of admission.
  10. Nov 29, 2012
    Another expansion for De Sims 3 and this time it adds a lot of realism. That makes it kind of cool, but it still feels like a bit of a trick to make money for the developers.
  11. Jan 29, 2013
    The Sims 3: Seasons doesn't offer as much content as we're used to in the earlier expansions. Although, the different weathers, new holidays and return of aliens do offer some fun that can't be found elsewhere in The Sims 3. But it is way too expensive considering how little it changes the gameplay.
  12. Jan 6, 2013
    I never feel like I am doing anything new. Sure, there are new animations, but the gameplay is always the same. Click on a thing, pick the thing you want to do, and watch something happen. A lot of the time the resulting actions are never that visibly different. It's great that the sims can do new stuff, but I really want EA to make me feel like I am doing something new.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 13, 2013
    this is a must have expansion pack. it adds 4 seasons to the game and some kind of small carnival. it also add festival day of for school every thursday. so its nice to see halloween and things Full Review »
  2. Feb 5, 2013
    Definitely a game changer. Weather in general is such an overlooked concept that once you have it, you can't imagine how you played without it. Turning every week (even if you make seasons longer than a week) into new experience instead of drudging on the next few days. Full Review »
  3. Apr 15, 2013
    Unlike other expansion packs, instead of adding just one new feature, this expansion pack is made out of little changes to everything. Weather is such an important factor in life but it is so overlooked. Imagine life with no weather? Not very life like.

    Instead of one long season with nothing interesting to do, Season's offers new events every few days (depending on how long you set the season for). This helps keep the game interesting.

    This is a great expansion pack and a must have for hard-core Simmers!!
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