Customize everything from their appearances, to their personalities and even the home of their dreams.
Then, send your Sims out to explore new locations around town and to meet other Sims in the neighborhood.
The Sims 3: Into the Future introduced a fifth sub-neighborhood named Oasis Landing.
Aside from Riverview, more downloadable neighborhoods are available for sale from The Sims 3 Store.
The game compromises this by having much longer initial loading and saving screens.
The game has disc-based copy protection – there is a Serial Code just like The Sims 2.
The title was to be released on February 20, 2009 according to the official The Sims 3 website, but was delayed worldwide to June 2, 2009.
The standard version costs 2,450 Sim Points while the gold version costs 3,900 Sim Points.
Such things like personality, Create-A-Sim, and build mode have been expanded.
The Sims 3 also is the first game to feature an open-world concept: players are no longer limited to single lots; they are able to explore the world in between and travel to lots without loading screens.
The Sims 3: University Life introduced a fourth sub-neighborhood named Sims University, where Young Adult or older Sims can go to college.
The Sims 3: Island Paradise comes with Isla Paradiso.