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  • Summary: Players take creativity by the reins and play out the stories they want to tell whether it’s the single guy in the dog park picking up women or the criminal overlord and her evil cat. Across all platforms, The Sims 3 Pets players will be able to create, customize and control over a hundredPlayers take creativity by the reins and play out the stories they want to tell whether it’s the single guy in the dog park picking up women or the criminal overlord and her evil cat. Across all platforms, The Sims 3 Pets players will be able to create, customize and control over a hundred different kinds of cats and dogs like the Australian Shepherd and the Maine Coon, and can breed and share them with friends providing endless possibilities to create new and exciting breeds. Each platform brings a new world for players to explore from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions where players will unlock achievements by solving mysteries around town, the Nintendo 3DS with new lots to unlock to the PC/Mac version where they’ll be able to take their pets on play dates or meet other Sims at the dog park, cat jungles and even a horse ranch. With The Sims 3 Pets, players will be able to create, control and play with life with their pets. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 20, 2012
    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. Oct 18, 2011
    85
    The innovations, the realistic depiction of animals and the cuteness make this addon an absolute must-buy for The Sims 3 fans.
  3. Oct 20, 2011
    82
    While The Sims 3: Pets won't convert new players to the Sims Franchise it's an absolute must have for fans. The pets are a really nice addition to the gameplay and the new neighborhood also add some nice stuff like the ranch or the dog park.
  4. Oct 24, 2011
    80
    Proof that EA hasn't run out of ideas for new creative content just yet.
  5. Nov 9, 2011
    75
    Pets is worth the admission price. It's a must have for animal lovers and you get a lot of cute animals and a new skill for your character.
  6. Oct 25, 2011
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Oct 11, 2020
    10
    The pets add-ons are always well-made and ones of the most important expansions of every Sims game. Animals really add an essential part thatThe pets add-ons are always well-made and ones of the most important expansions of every Sims game. Animals really add an essential part that is missing from the main game. Expand
  2. Nov 4, 2011
    10
    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 stillI 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. Expand
  3. 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] Expand
  4. Nov 26, 2013
    8
    A very good one.I have been waiting for this one for a long time, along with the seasons. The only thing I don't like is that, I don't thinkA very good one.I have been waiting for this one for a long time, along with the seasons. The only thing I don't like is that, I don't think we should be controlling the pets. That is just, strangely, not fun. Expand
  5. Feb 12, 2014
    7
    The pet customisation is perfect, so much to choose from. They even added horses which are a lot of fun.
    It's really great, but for me the
    The pet customisation is perfect, so much to choose from. They even added horses which are a lot of fun.
    It's really great, but for me the pets kind of "get in the way". They quickly become a burden for some reason.
    I do, however, recommend buying this.
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  6. Jun 17, 2013
    6
    The fact that you can have pets is a good plus, but having to pay for the whole game and not make it expansion? That was a bad move. ThatThe fact that you can have pets is a good plus, but having to pay for the whole game and not make it expansion? That was a bad move. That being said, I play this game more than any other game I have in my library. The Sims has this great idea and makes it work. I give it 6 broken toilets out of 10. Expand
  7. 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. Expand

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