Create and control Sims in a whole new world. Mix and match facial features, hairstyles and outfits to suit, our style.
The game also allows the player to create and control Sims in relationships, and a variety of career options. Sims can play music and have friends.
Sims can also tinker, painting and sculpt to paint art. They can earn rewards and display their work on an easel.
Sims don’t age continuously day by day, they “jump” to the next life stage based on certain criteria. They need to have a positive experience to pick their first trait, and they must do well in each of their lives before reaching the next one.
Newborns are the shortest of the life stages. They are a bit boring, only requiring that they be fed and changed. Toddlers can be played with more, but they are still mostly confined to the crib.
Teenagers can work part-time go to boarding school (with Generations), WooHoo, and can start families. They can also have a sixth trait.
Elder Sims are the oldest of the life stages and they have gray hair, a few wrinkles, and walk a bit hunched over. They can no longer give birth, but a male Sim can get an elderly woman pregnant through a romantic interaction or by adopting. They can also have a skill wish that improves at a slower rate.
Ambitious Sims dream big and get rewarded for promotions more quickly. They also get more Lifetime points when they fulfill a wish. They may be a little over-eager to get the job done, but they are good at work and can boost their mood by interacting with coworkers.
Artistic Sims are gifted with a ppaintbrushand can make Stylized still-life paintings. They can also practice the Sculpting skill, and improve it faster. They are good writers and musicians. They can gain a relationship with cats and dogs at a faster rate. They are more receptive to marriage proposals but can get the Can’t Stand Art moodlet if they see an awful painting or sculpture.
Vehicle enthusiasts are proud of their rides and can improve their relationship with them much quicker. They can even donate to undermine charities through the mailbox. Eccentric Sims are natural inventors and can develop the Inventing skill more quickly. They can also create crazy gizmos and whachamacalits.
Sims can have a more personalized look, thanks to new options for hair, skin tones, and makeup. There are also dozens of traits to choose from. In addition, the game adds a new life stage between adolescence and adulthood and more body customization options (including breast size).
Another addition is tattoos, which can be placed on the neck, shoulders, chest, back, forearms, biceps, wrist, and belly button. However, toddlers, children, and teenagers cannot wear them.
Another significant change is the elimination of load-up screens and lot-based play, which means Sims can move around a seamlessly living neighborhood. The game also includes a map that provides a location indicator for career buildings, public places, and the active household’s home. There are even map tags for Sims’ friends and neighbors. The game also offers a more intuitive approach to designing rooms, allowing players to rotate, stack, and arrange furniture. Additionally, Sims can now build walls at any angle and place them anywhere in the room.
The Sims 3 offers a wide range of graphical quality settings. Players can tweak the animation to get a more cartoony look if they prefer. The game looks great on a high-end system, but it also offers low settings that are fine for older computers. The world looks alive with blowing trees, cars going by, and a well-done day/night cycle.
Sims can pursue careers and develop skills, which can be helpful for their job or simply help their personality. For example, a Sim can learn to cook more dishes or become a better athlete by practicing. They can also earn promotions that give them hourly raises and career rewards like the ability to raid the criminal warehouse in town at higher levels of the law enforcement career.
Sims can also pursue hobbies, which offer fun challenges that make their life more interesting. For example, they can try to be the town hero by rescuing people from fires, or they can live on the edge as a tattoo artist.