Best Sims 3 Expansion Packs

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Late Night
The best expansion pack ever! I defiantly recommend getting this. You can be a vampire! There are also new ways to die, too. Get this, The Sims 3 (Obviously), The Sims 3- Ambitions, and The SIms 3 World Adventures. Those expansion packs are must haves!
Definitely the best game of all the expansions. The developers really captured the a real artistic element of the city while allowing simmers to get fully involved in a variety of new activities. This expansion however like all the others lacks in something and in this one it is other life stages. Pretty much nothing is added for the toddlers and children although teens have a bit more to explore since they are treated as adults kinda. Apart from that it definitely gives a brilliant city style life along with many features as mentioned before such as vampires and celebrities, but also the amazing new features such as hot tubs and clothes. This and generations if you only can afford 2 are the must haves for game play.
Its awesome because it adds some much amazing things to your game. It lets you be a vampire and go to dance clubs. It also gives you the ability to become a celebrity.
[Newest]It's the best one. There's so much exclusive stuff. I love it.
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2Generations
I think that this game is very fun because it's your own life story that you can tell. And you can go to prom, maybe be prom king or Queen, play back memories, send kids to boarding schools, have imaginary friends. Ya it is fun
Generations is definitely my fave expansion pack, (I've got ambitions, world adventures and late night). I like to focus more on the family life in sims 3 rather than the career or going out. So generations expands on family life, I love the fact that parents can scold children, put them in time out. Before children had nothing to do in the game, now there are more interactions, they can pretend to be kings/queens, play costume dress up, afterschool activities, have imaginary friends. Also sims now have a reputation for relationships which before would go unnotice, so I think that makes the game more interesting. Finally, they have brought back wedding parties from sims 2, but what's even better is that you can throw bachelor parties, spray nectar bottles, so much fun! This is a must have if you want to expand the family life element of the game!
I love seeing my child sims playing pretend, I love how my teens have so much more to do like learning how to drive (which I am currently doing myself), going to the prom, sneaking out late, throwing parties, pulling off pranks, and getting punished if caught.

Last but not least I love how my adults have mid life crises and my elders walk around with canes and show their friends their grandchildren. I love playing with large families so this expansion really "expanded" my game play in ways that I always wanted. The absolute BEST EXPANSION PACK!
[Newest]This pack has the basics really. Everything that happens trough a real person's life, you can find those here. Pranks, prom, after school activities... So many new things for children and teens.
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3Seasons
BEST. EP. YET. The seasons EP from TS2 was my favorite, and in my opinion the TS3 Seasons is almost as good! We finally get weather after such a long wait! Also, the game boasts seasonal festivals, the return of body temperatures and illness, seasonal holidays, and-drumroll please-ALIENS!

The downside of the pack is the fact that it doesn't come with a new town, but with all this EP has to offer covers that. Seasons is a must-have!
This game is the best I have all the expansion packs except for late night and supernatural but this one is amazing the festivals are really fun and the aliiens can make meteors come anytime anywhere! Which is pretty epic. My favorite season is spring because I like the sound of the rain it sooths me. But all the seasons have something special about them. You could have a feast party or gift giving party which is my favorite also bring festive cheer with holiday lights. YOU SHOULD GET THIS ONE
New Expansion and is the best yet. Snow! But the thunder scares me
[Newest]This is my fave
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4Island Paradise
I know it's new, but it actually offers so many new gameplay features! Not only is it set on a beautiful, colouful island, but the houses are stunning! You can scuba dive, find treasure, discover uncharted islands, own a resort (customize it however you like), water ski, become a mermaid! And so much more. You also don't need a bunch of different expansions to make this enjoyable, it's like a whole new game all on its own. I absolutely suggest this game to any players who want a fun, tropical environment with loads to do :D
The Island Paradise EP is one of the most graphically impressive expansion pack's of them all. My favourite addition would have to be the Scuba Diving, and the impressive detail the designers put into it. The sharks add an element of danger, and a new way to die! Another aspect of the Sims 3 Island Paradise I love is owning the resorts. It is amazing, and really actually gives you something to design to your heart's content. The only part of the Island Paradise I dislike is how slow the houseboats are- always buy an additional boat to get around!
The Sims 3: Island Paradise is the tenth expansion pack for The Sims 3 announced on a live broadcast for the series from Electronic Arts and to be released on June 25, 2013. According to the broadcast, it will allow sims to travel to islands using a boat, run a resort, and explore under the sea. The offical Creature for the expansion pack is merpeople
[Newest]Just amazing... Enough said
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5Supernatural
This is a very fun game because you don't need to buy all of these dumb expansion packs just for one thing you want. You can get this and say you want to be a vampire, you can still be a vampire and if you change your mind, you can be a werewolf, fairy, ghost, zombie, whitch the only sucky thimg about it is that it lists genie but you have to have a certain expansion pack for it. And if you like zombies, well lets just say they pop up every where. They pop up in your front yard, back yard, and even out in the town and at neighbor's houses. Don't freak out if you see one of your sim friends are zombies because sometimes they just use random people for zombies. If you want to be a zombie, then I would suggest to stay outside and stay near zombies. If it says zombie attack on your to-do list than you may become a zombie. I don't know because every time it says that for me I usual delete it and run into my house. If you live on the beach in moonlight falls then you will get a ton and I mean a ton of zombies around your house. I started a new family because it was so bad. So if you like zombies live on the beach. One of my favorite features to this game is instead of hiring a nanny that can't do her job and have to pay him or her every day, pay $3500 for the amazing Bonehilda. She is a skeleton woman that you pay only once that fixes and cleans. This game sould be #1 on this list.
Seriously? You can be a Witch, a Werewolf, a FAIRY, or a ghost, or a Vampire (if you don't have that one other game) and a Genie (if you do have that one other game)

As a Witch, you can have spell casting duels and turn people into toads or cast a love charm!

Werewolves can make you a small fortune with their hunting abilities, and I admit, I love to watch them scratch the furniture!

Fairies can shrink down! And they have their own houses! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR AWESOME! They can have house parties and normal sized humans who can't shrink down to show up? Well, they can just dance outside!

This game offers a lot of new options, why wouldn't you choose this game?
This is a great game full of imagination and lots of fun new things. You can know be a vampire, werewolf, fairy, or an amazing witch. You can also be a genie or a zombie, I give this game a 10/10 the graphic are amazing and there are new activitys for your magical sim family. This game should be number 1.
[Newest]Love supernaturals! Hope they make them for Sims 4 too
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6University Life
LOVVE SIMS 3 University LifE, you can have a real life experience, with this expanshion pack. You can go to University (and choose your major: Science & Medicine, Comunications, Business, P. E and Technology), You have social groups (Nerd, Jock and Rebel), the campus is beautiful, it has diferent colleges, you have the graduation night, It┬'s so much fun. I lOVE IT!
So much fun! I just bought it and I think it is great. I like it so much I play it a lot. I can't wait to get another expansion pack and find out how much fun that one will be! I really do recommend this one though, because I really and truly do enjoy it. It was a good purchase, worth the money.
It is so cool I got it it
[Newest]The ONLY thing WRONG with University life, is the PLANT SIMS. They are the only unrealistic things in it... I for one, think that this goes good with generations because you can see your children go off to college and that is one of the major things in life, besides, being born, graduating high-school, going to and graduating college, getting married, having children, and dying...
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7Pets
It has horses! The first Sims game to actually give us horses and the ability to have "farms! " 'enough said!
When this does come out in October, I am definitely going to buy it because having pets definitely makes life more fun, so if you implement it into The Sims 3, you're going to get mass amounts of fun.

MissChainChomp

I just love having pets in my game it's so much fun I love it. I already have it and I just love everything about it. Buy it! There is so much things you can do with pets it really cool!
[Newest]Except the pets, if you would be obsessed about building an actual farm like me here is a tip; get this and also get Farm Fresh Folk Set, Fowl And Feathers Chicken Coop and

Grandpa's Grove Set. You'll literally get cows, horses, chicken and a tractor for your farm. A BIG BEAUT─░FUL FARM
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8Ambitions
You'll get over being a celebrity or a vampire. Late night is good for a couple of days but ambitions. Ambitions is totally worth every penny. It has indefinite replay value and it reminds me of the sims livin large.

romitvarerkar

I would say ambitions is the best add on. It adds the most gameplay and items to the game. If Late night wouldn't be totally bug ridden, slow and broken I would vote for that. Since EA didn't fix any of Late Nights major bugs yet.
For the first time you can play your sim on the job! Tons of new stuff and professions. I love the interior design path.
[Newest]It's just full of new opportunities for your sims!
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9World Adventures
The expansion pack focuses on travelling to various areas in a manner similar to previous expansions The Sims: Vacation and The Sims 2: Bon Voyage. Sims are able to travel to simplified versions of France, China, and Egypt. At these locations, sims are able to participate in adventures to earn rewards and benefits. Sims are also able to level up in new skills: photography, martial arts, and nectar making. In addition, the expansion pack provides new objects, socials, wishes, and opportunities
I. Love. This. Sure it takes up far too much space, but the uniqueness of it is just amazing. So far from the expansion packs I've noticed, a lot of the so-called new features are really just rabbit holes. On one hand I like them 'cause it means that slower computers can handle them, but on the other I don't because it's a lot of money wasted on very little. But World Adventures is actually about you doing things that you can see and control. It's awesome!
Best expansion pack because it practically expands the game the most.
[Newest]World adventures is great. I love cameras. The locations are great
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10Showtime
Its great because you can follow your sims as they rise to fame! I really recommend the town, Starlight Shores. It has HUGE villas for stars and small bungalows for beginners.
This expansion pack is by no means the best, simply the one that doesn't get boring easily. Tired of your 'normal' job? Become a singer. Tired of being a singer? Become a magician. Tired of being a magician? Who cares, there are tons of things to do, even if you don't have any other expansion packs.
It's simple and fun how you can have your sim easily start a family while having a job-- simple and a lot easier than the base game jobs!
The Sims 3: Showtime is the sixth expansion pack for The Sims 3 on OS X and Windows. It was released on March 6, 2012. A limited collector's edition includes exclusive in-game content such as a stage and two costumes along with a poster based on American pop singer Katy Perry
[Newest]It's pretty cool, your Sims can be a singers, acrobats or a magicians. The best part is you don't have to be friends with almost everyone in the town to be a celebrity.

The Contenders

11Master Suite Stuff
This include really cool outfits and housing items

12High End Lot Stuff

13Into the Future
I think the ability is over the top you can change your descents life you could change the future their is so much more to uncover in this expansion pack therefore this should be in the top 3 come on guys have you seen the stuff that came with it a food synthesizer, hovering cars and so much more what about plumbots you can have a amazing cook a amazing anything that you want you can make it look like what ever your heart desires so what's your opinion on the sims 3 into the future tell me and vote for into the future to get it in top rank together we can make it happen 2 all my into the future pals
It is so cool, I mean where else can you go to the FUTURE? It comes with the so many new items and clothes, and you can even alter the future. What beats that?
You get to go into the future but then you can come back and change the future! The new furniture and clothes etc.. are really cool and you can play a brand new instrument (laser rythmicon (sorry of I spelt that wrong) the best thing is now you can build plum bots who you control and get trait chips for. You can also discover a crashed ship and fly in a jet pack. It is awesome! Excuse me I'm off into the future!
[Newest]Pets is the best by far!

1470's, 80's and 90's Stuff
We need this in Sims 4

15Outdoor Living
Adds lots of wonderful content that is useful for CAS or Building. A must-have stuff pack.
Great game I recommend it :D

16Dragon Valley

17Sunlit Tides
Very good I recommend it

18Monte Vista
Adds a great new world with new venues and plenty of new foods to try!

19Movie Stuff

20Riverview

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