The Sims 3 World Adventures

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Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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World geography and culture are by-products of this sim.

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Ease of Play

A tutorial explains the basics of the game and helps players get started. From there, the controls are relatively intuitive. However, the mini-games can be a bit tricky, especially the first time or two through, and the directions for those aren't always very clear. 


The Sims have slightly suggestive clothing available to wear. Also, when a relationship progresses far enough, the Sims can engage in "Woo-Hoo" (the app's term), which shows them diving under the covers with hearts all around. It's subtle, but older kids will understand what is being suggested.


The main menu has a page with the publisher's other apps and a link to their website. There is also a subtle link at the top of the main menu screen that goes directly to the publisher's website.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Sims World Adventures is an in-depth simulation game. The feel is similar to PC versions of The Sims 3, but is tailored to fit the constraints of this platform. Players will have the opportunity to travel to Egypt, China, and France to explore landmarks, taste the cuisine, make friends, and learn special Sim skills such as language and bartering. Sims will need to get a job to pay for their traveling habit and to purchase exotic furniture and ingredients from other countries. As with other The Sims games, your Sims can fall in love and dive under the sheets.

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Kid, 11 years old May 31, 2011


Sexy violance rude crude humor a unlimeted choices of life

Is it any good?

THE SIMS 3 WORLD ADVENTURES is entertaining, while also providing some educational content. Game progress can be slow, especially at first, and there are times when it feels tedious and repetitive. If you choose a good job and budget wisely, however, you can travel around, earning awards and buying up exotic merchandise. In-game optional goals give you something to work for and keep things moving along. You may or may not choose to play long enough to pick up all of the available badges, but you'll most likely get your money's worth either way.

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