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Five Game Changing Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Updated on October 23, 2009
Ohh shinies expansion pack!
Ohh shinies expansion pack!

It's obvious that the long term success of The Sims 3 will depend entirely on the expansion packs. World Adventures has brought some truly interesting features to the game and prompted widespread whining about the linear element of game play it gives you the option to partake in. The people whining about that are the same sort of people who would whine about it if you gave them a free chocolate ice cream because they really wanted vanilla.

Here are five potentially game changing expansion packs EA will almost certainly never have the cojones to put out.

The Sims 3 World Economic Domination Expansion Pack

You know what's missing from the base game? The ability to dictate or even mildly impact the sims economy. At the moment, owning the only grocery store in town doesn't have any real effect. You can't hike the prices of food, thus forcing sims to pay through the nose, cultivate their own foods, or starve. You can't create shortages, turning normal happy sims into thieving , murdering reprobates. You could own every building in town Donald Trump style and the only bonus you would get is a few thousand more simoleons. Who cares? What's the point of economic might if you cannot truly flex your muscles and cause pain to the masses?

'The Sims 3 Organised Crime Expansion Pack

Of course, the World Economic Domination expansion pack wouldn't work without 'The Sims 3 Organized Crime' expansion. Without exception, sims are law abiding creatures. (Kelptomaniacs don't count, they usually just steal potted plants that nobody cares about.) Your sims will never be in a bank robbery, nobody will rip off the diner whilst they're trying to eat their curly fries and even the home invasions written into the base game become fairly tiresome before long because they don't do anything that has any widespread impact. So a burglar breaks into your house and steals a couch once every five months. Boring. Show me a sims world where there is an established mafia you can get on the wrong side of, (and who will put a horse head in your bed and kill off half your sims in imaginative ways if you do,) and I'll show you an interesting game.

The Sims 3 Peak Oil Expansion Pack

You've probably noticed that there's no oil in The Sims 3. Cars work magically without ever having to be refueled. Transportation costs are negligible. However, with The Sims 3 Peak Oil Expansion pack, oil reserves are at a low. When combined with World Adventures, this expansion could see sims from peaceful Sunset Valley going on vacation to Egypt and declaring war for oil. Egyptian sims would attempt to defend their oil reserves, and France would reluctantly be drawn into the fray whilst China slowly grew fatter from the profits of the war.Just like real life. Perfect.

Read on to Part Two.


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      7 years ago

      The Sims 3 World Economic Domination Expansion Pack this isnt fun, it would be worthless. Plus why would you wanna do that. And the other expansion isnt worth anything, its just a story in your imagination that isnt even enough to create a good expansion, plus it doesnt matter what you want, there gonna listen to the majority of their fans

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      Hope Alexander 

      9 years ago

      Being mean is fun, but it is also fun overcoming real challenges, which just doesn't happen in the base game. World Adventures might add to that, but it would be great for there to be some way for the base game, just as it is, to be truly challenging. I think Peak Oil, Economic Domination, and Organized Crime would achieve that. :)

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      9 years ago

      Excellent hub. I like the political commentary.

      I also think that Sims company should make an organized crime expansion pack. Some major crimes would definitely add some fun to the game. It would also open up more alternatives to careers (assuming playable sims are aloud to commit crimes). I also think the "World Economic Domination" expansion pack sounds like fun, but that may just be because anything that lets me be cruel to my sims sounds like fun to me.

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      Jyoti Kothari 

      9 years ago from Jaipur


      Good hub series.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Jyoti Kothari


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