Parents' Guide to

The Sims 3: Late Night

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Add-on pack skews older with nightlife and hook-ups.

Game Mac, Windows 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

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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Great messages
age 12+

dont be a jerk other fellow parents

the only bad thing is that the have stupid drinking and sexual junk.the rest is good and educatinal by teaching your children how to live life like to be a mom or dad.THESE ARE MY REQUIRERMENTS.../ very mature-good grades-promise not to copy any of this in real life-and at least the age of 12yrs old...PLEASE BE A GOOD PARENT AND LET THEM IF THEY HAVE ALL THESE REQUIRMENTS..this game is fun cool and educational i play it myself after work..

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Educational value
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Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (28):

The Sims 3: Late Night is part of the best-selling PC game franchise of all time. It has earned that title because of its sophisticated depiction of real life, and as such has a lot of clout in all of its presentation. So even though night clubs and random hook-ups are glamorized, they are presented in a way that comes across as a legitimate part of the player's virtual life. Even so, this includes a lot of material that many children may be unable or unready to understand and should be treated as such. For players who understand how to make moral decisions in their own life, this game is a vicarious adventure that allows them to live out activities they know would have different consequences in real life. For those players, the Late Night expansion is a fun way to add to their Sims 3 experience.

Online interaction: The game does have some online interaction, however most of it is not played online with other players. For example, there is an online store in which players can buy extra items for their game, and the game provides access to online message boards and community sites. However, much of this occurs out of the realm of the actual game.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac, Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: October 26, 2010
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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