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The Sims 3: Ambitions

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Expansion lets players dive into Sims' professional lives.

Game Windows 2010
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
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As Sims expansions go, Ambitions offers a fair bit of content. The ability to fully explore, take part in, and direct your Sims' careers fills a pretty big void in previous games, and the extra hobbies and skills provide interesting new ways to fill our Sims' leisure time.

However, it may not be for people who enjoy working with large households or big families of Sims. The professions we explore are involved enough that it can make trying to effectively and successfully manage multiple Sims difficult. But that's a fairly small tradeoff for the ability to head out into the world and have a more meaningful career. There's no question that Ambitions is one of the better expansions to the world's most popular PC game franchise.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: June 2, 2010
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T for Teen – Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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