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5 Reasons to Play the Sims 3

Updated on March 30, 2015

I have been playing The Sims 3 for about two and a half years now, and I don't regret one minute of it. The game is a perfect outlet to express yourself and others through creating a person and living out their life. The detail in this game is very impressive and it can keep you content for hours. If you're one of those avatar virtual world games people, then Sims is perfect for you!

#1: Great Graphics

The Sims 3 has unbelievable graphics. One of my necessary characteristics of games is good graphics, and believe me, this game has it. If you're anything like me, then low-quality graphics and cartoony people drive you insane.The sims (or people) look like real living, breathing people. The people are realistically proportioned and well drawn. The buildings are richly colored and just as real as the sims themselves are. The landscaping is beautiful and the trees actually look like trees. Reflections are shown as well as shadowing and darkness differences. Even the food looks real! If you are not happy with the normal graphics setting, you can change it to high-quality graphics in Options.

#2: Unlimited Gameplay

The Sims 3 never ends. There are no levels to win and nothing to beat. You can never win the game, and that's the best part. Sims is endless, with unlimited choices, and boundless opportunities. Once you make a person in Sims, the sim lives out their life, maybe gets married, has some kids (if you choose to do so), and then dies. Then you take on your child, and live out their life. In this way, the cycle goes on and on and on. You will never have to stop playing Sims because you won the game and there is nothing else to do, because in the Sims 3, there is always something else to do!

#3: Unleash Your Creativity

The Sims 3 allows any person to express their creativity. At the very beginning of the game, you create a sim. There are many options for hairstyle, clothing, makeup, body type, and tattoos. There are also different age categories, favorite things, personality, and face shape. Sims aren't the only fun things to create. You can create buildings, from a one-story shack to a mansion. You get to choose the wallpaper and flooring, doors, windows, and of course furniture to create your dream home. There is also the option to draw your own house, use blueprints, or just buy a pre-made one. The creation is endless!

#4: Realistic Money

Sims isn't just a stupid game where you're a princess who can get all the money she wants with just one click of a button. You have to work for it. Your sim has to get a reasonable job in order to keep up with the bills, eat, and get the objects and furniture you desire. Different jobs make different amounts of money, and the higher skilled you are at that specific job, the more money you get. Another way to get money is to win competitions, complete opportunities, and get into real estate. I personally love the real estate option because it allows you to own property and edit to the way you like it while letting you rename businesses and fire people from jobs.

#5: Expansion Packs

There are many expansion packs for The Sims 3. There are two types of expansion packs: Stuff packs, which adds more objects to your game, and Game expansion packs, which add oppurtunities and objects to your game. (Note: you must have the base game in order to have any expansion pack for The Sims 3.) An example of a game expansion pack is The Sims 3 Supernatural, which allows you to become a witch, vampire, fairy, and much more. Another example is The Sims 3 World Adventures, where you can travel to other countries, including China, Egypt, and France. An example of a stuff pack is The Sims 3 70's, 80's, and 90's Stuff. This adds 70's, 80's, and 90's themed things to your game. (It pretty much speaks for itself.)

After all this, will you at least try out The Sims 3?

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    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      I haven't played a Sims game in a very long time. They look so much cooler now.

      Great hub!

    • Angel Van Atta profile image

      Angel Van Atta 

      3 years ago from Delhi, California

      I miss the original Sims so much! I loved the user created content and how easy it was to find and install. Lol. So many fun memories. I've really enjoyed every installment, though. And love that my children, especially my daughter, are super into the game.

      My daughter received Sims 4 for Christmas, though, and we really do love it. It has special additions for each Sims 3 game and expansion, which is fun.

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      3 years ago from Michigan, United States

      HUGE Sims fan here! I played the original The Sims, then became obsessed with The Sims 2. While The Sims 3 sometimes struggles to stay alive (aka running) on my computer, I quickly came to love it. In fact, I love it so much that I've chosen to stick with it rather than play The Sims 4, which I keep hearing negative things about.

      It is truly endless, like you said. I think that's the most appealing element to me. You can relax and just play. You can create your own challenges or simple goals. Whatever. You can create any scenario as long as you're willing to be flexible and creative (for example, one cannot literally have an apocalypse mode, but that hasn't stopped numerous Simmers from finding ways to play The Sims 3 in such a manner!).

      Great hub!

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      Angel Van Atta 

      3 years ago from Delhi, California

      We love The Sims 3! Thank you for this article.


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