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The Sims 3: Island Paradise

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Expansion pack adds underwater exploration, resort building.

Game Mac, Windows 2013
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Math Teacher review

am a math teacher and I looked at the game and started playing it and I found it was great game for kids. Instead of watching tv or being on facebook or insatagram kids should play this. It's a real life game with NO weapons! It's get's them ready for life! You can even design houses in this game and there's a lot of cool things that help get your kid perpared for life so I suggest buying this game for your child.

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As far as expansion packs go, The Sims 3: Island Paradise is more than adequate. The amount of new and unique items that players can use to decorate their virtual homes is vast, and the additional gameplay elements really do help to enhance the experience. Allowing Sim characters to dive underwater and explore a brand new kind of environment is enough to breathe new life into The Sims 3. The level of detail that players can delve into when customizing their island resort -- and the satisfaction they receive from achieving a higher "star rating" -- makes it compelling and worthwhile to really sink your teeth into this expansion pack. Anyone who is already playing The Sims 3 and is looking for a way to expand their gaming experience should be happy with this product.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac, Windows
  • Subjects: Hobbies: building, collecting, fashion
  • Skills: Responsibility & Ethics: fiscal responsibility, Self-Direction: self-reflection, time management, work to achieve goals
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: June 25, 2013
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: January 18, 2022

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