Parents' Guide to

The Sims 3: World Adventures

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Expansion pack allows Sims to explore exotic cultures.

Game Windows 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

The Sims 3 is a Fun Game

I think that the Sims 3 World Adventures isn't so inappropriate. The sexual stuff isn't so bad. I bet your kids see a bunch of sexual activity on TV that your watching. It won't be the only time they see it happening. Other ways, if they had the talk, it won't be anything new to them. It's a fun game that your children can enjoy. My kids love this game, but I don't let them play it ALL the time because, I don't want them to get addicted. There is NO drinking in this game. Your kids probably won't be asking you about Woo Hooing and all of that if they know what it is.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 17+

the asumest game In the world

I think I love it because I can make stuff

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (14 ):

World Adventures is a worthy add-on that allows players to explore three distinctly different cultures. Each location boasts the same degree of nuance and attention to detail that has become a hallmark of The Sims franchise, so that the player really does feel immersed in these exotic places. Sims can also complete quests for the locals and explore ruins for treasure, which requires Sims to pull switches, disarm traps, and solve puzzles to open locked doors -- gameplay that is more typical of adventure games. The game's control scheme and camera angles are far from optimized for these kinds of tasks, but the occasional awkwardness and frustration don't dampen the overall experience too much. World Adventures adds even more depth to a game that already has virtually unlimited replay value.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: November 17, 2009
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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