Best Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Help me and everyone else decide what is the best expansion pack and which to spend their money on!

The Top Ten

1 Late Night Late Night Product Image

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.

Late night is the best because it definitely gives you the most amount of new outfits compared to other expansion packs. It is gives you a amazing taste of the city life and lifestyle.

2 Generations Generations Product Image

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 absolutely have fallen in love with the Sims 3 Generations Expansion Pack! Were you seeking to improve your people's family way of interactions? Thanks to Generations, everything having to do with that is improved!

Want to teach your teens how to drive a car?

You've got it!

Want an AWESOME park for toddlers and children to be taken to to have an absolute blast?

Yep, that's Generations.

Want tree houses, slides, mini-playgrounds, and more to be added to your Sim's store for you to purchase and have in your own backyard?

Yep, generations has it all!

And not to mention the doll that your people can use to make Imaginary Friends with that only they can see, unless you make them real!

One of my favorite things about Sims 3 generations would be the fact that there are more options in the interactions menu.

Did those rebellious children of yours stay out after curfew AGAIN?

Well, now there's more ways to scold ...more

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!

3 Seasons Seasons Product Image

I started out my Sims Family in this Expansion Pack with a girl named Ira Sportsmanship. She was quite beautiful with her blonde hair and all, but she wanted to start a family. She didn't just want to just sit around all day and wait for death. So, thanks to this and also the help of University Life, she as a young adult went to college. During winter, she caught a cold, but she still had to go to school. The boy that she sat next to in class saw that she was sick, and offered to come to her dorm room and make her some nice food. She agreed to let him over.

He was a very nice and well raised man, and his name was Jonathan Peelgher. I'll refer to him as John, though

Anyway, they really hit it off and her cold went away after that meal!

They started studying together at the local coffee shop, not mentioning the feelings that they had for each other even though they knew that they were there. So they went on day after day without saying anything.

One day, ...more

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

4 Supernatural Supernatural Product Image

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?

A must-buy for those who like Occults. With the inclusion of witches, werewolves, and fairies, and the return of Vampires. (now with the ability to create them in CAS) gives a lot more options for families. Also, if you already have Showtime, you can also create Genies in CAS.

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 ...more

The best expansion pack so far. I love everything about it. You can be a witch, a fairy, or a werewolf, vampire, ghost, even genie. You can marry another supernatural type and the offsprings have 50-50 chance of being each parent's type. It adds zombies on full moon, adds lunar phases, new moodlets, alchemy skill which is great, you can hunt for stuff and mix potions. If you have enemies, you can totally change their life for worse with a single potion, even make them toads. I once converted all simbots to toads, it was so funny. I love genetics in the game, new clothing, new stuff, each supernatural type has at least one special skill added specifically for that type, and you also get new traits like supernatural fan or a skeptic. And now imagine if one is a coward and you put them into a graveyard full of zombies on full moon. Nice. I really love it as it adds tone of stuff and new options and conversations. You can literally live as another life form. That would be the number 1 for ...more

5 University Life University Life Product Image

A nice way to get a head start in careers, while still being able to socialize with those around you. Three social groups with special careers associated with them, smart phones, the Social Networking skill, the Science skill, the return of Plant-Sims, five different degrees to choose from, you have a lot on offer.

Short, cute little story

My two sims, Claire and Oliver Peterson, are the children of the billionaires Tiffany and Mark Peterson. The two kids were raised well and had a lot of skills Claire was more musically and artistically inclined and Oliver was logical and more handy.

They got full scholarships and went to Uni as YA Claire was in Fine Arts and Oliver in Science and Medicine .

Oliver became apart of the nerd social group and was a total outcast. He talked rarely to no one and just played video games and studied in his spare time alone in his dorm room.

Claire got caught up in boys and her hormones and ahem...let's just leave that here...

After a while, a guy named Terrence at the comic book store started talking to Oliver and the two became instant best friends. They would study together, play video games, hang out, and participate in science projects.

Claire finally accepted a guy's constant beg to go on a date. They had nothing in ...more

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

6 Island Paradise Island Paradise Product Image

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

A lot of exclusive things, like dive lots (utilized with the new Scuba Diving skill), Resort Lots, House Boats, new pool equipment, boats, and a lot more aquatic items. However, when installed with Pets and/or Supernatural, Isla Paradiso can lag out a lot. The easiest solution to this problem is to use mods, otherwise, play with caution.

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

7 Pets Pets Product Image

Are you looking for the best Sims 3 Expansion Pack out there? Well, look no further than RIGHT HERE! The Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack has everything--and mean it...EVERYTHING--from kittens to puppies, from cats to dogs. Horses are also a wonderful addition to the family. You can create a pet for your household, or you can simply just adopt a pet from the shelter. But, if you adopt one from the shelter, hover your mouse over it first and check out their traits! Make sure that they're not destructive--otherwise they might chew, scratch, and/or destroy your furniture! Anyway, the good thing about creating a pet for your house is that you can determine what you want to pet to look like (you can make them pink, purple, any color you want! ) and decide what their traits will be. Recommended traits: non-destructive, loyal (for dogs), shy (if you want them to just communicate with their family rather than everyone else), etc. The Sims 3 Pets is a great expansion pack, and I recommend it for ...more

It has horses! The first Sims game to actually give us horses and the ability to have "farms! " 'enough said!

A nice getaway from the "important" stuff. Personally, I don't play with pets that much, but for those who would love to, there is a lot of offer. Dogs, Cats, and even horses are feature with their own traits. Wild Horses and Stray Cats and Dogs run amok. Oh, and also Deer and raccoons just... because. Loads of new "smaller" pets too, like Rodents, Turtles, Reptiles, and Birds.

I am a crazy cat lady in real life, so my people obviously own tons and tons of cats! LOL!

But they also own dogs, horses, birds, fish, a chipmunk, a squirrel, and a bird. There have the time of their lives! The people AND the animals!

If your people are bored and sometimes find themselves with nothing to do, then get them a pet! Make sure to provide the pet with all of the things it needs, or the social worker will come and take it away! Oh no!

Your people can become happier based on interactions had with the pet, have life-time wishes based off of something to do with pets, and build relationships from bonding with the pet. It's great! My people have had the times of their lives with their pets, and they love that 100%

I would recommend the pets expansion pack to those who love animals and everything to do with them. And, even if you somehow magically hate animals (impossible) in real life, the Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack will still be a blast, as people I ...more

8 Ambitions Ambitions Product Image

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.

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.

Gotta say it made the gameplay way less repetitive. Firstly, working finally isn't just your Sim disappearing for a few hours inside a prop building with the fun motive going down - most of the week, but you actually do something on-screen. Plus the inventing skill... Get to the 6th level and have lots of fun blowing stuff up. Dayum, thought Grand Theft Auto was hardcore ;P

9 World Adventures World Adventures Product Image

Three new worlds to explore and uncover their secrets. Pretty good. Three skills relating to each world: Martial Arts for China, Photography for Egypt, and Nectar Making for France. It doesn't have a lot of items though. It's alright, but there is better. Make use of the free 1000 SimPoints when you register it.

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

Best expansion pack because it practically expands the game the most.

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!

10 Into the Future

A must buy for Sci-Fi Fanatics alike. Plumbots, Hoverboards (known as Widcarvers), Time-Travel, and more Advanced Technology makes a wonderful time.

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?

Gay couples can make genetic babies here, wake up people. It's the expansion we deserveee

The Contenders

11 High End Lot Stuff High End Lot Stuff Product Image

Although the stuff your sims can purchase from this pack are expensive, it's well worth the money. It looks amazing in any household and it matches because it's all new and high-tech like stuff you may get from the future without actually having to be there. (Nobody cares about you, Into the Future Expansion Pack! We all love High End Loft Stuff, thank you very much! )

This doesn't count. This isn't a real expansion; it's just a stuff pack.

This is one of the best stuff packs!

I rgret I even bought this.

12 Showtime Showtime Product Image

A bit weak in my personal opinion. If you like rising from the bottom as a Singer, Magician, or Acrobat, then it will be for you. However, it is a bit exclusive to what it's trying to do. Plus, a lot of the items are blocked by the SimPort system. If you don't have friends on, well SOL. At least there are Genies and special interactions with each career. I mostly played as the Magician, so I can tell the story of a Stage Magician rising to become a Wizard. Speaking of Wizard, if you have the Supernatural expansion, you can make Genies in CAS.

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!

This pack is what I like to call "Late Night's retarded twin" It's mostly the same and the world looks kind of featureless

13 Master Suite Stuff Master Suite Stuff Product Image

This include really cool outfits and housing items

This one is the most amazing stuff pack there is and can possibly ever be! This gives more furniture (mostly for the parents...if you're looking for kid stuff, that's in generations, my favorite expansion pack! )
Thanks! Best one ever--get the grow-ups something SPECIAL for their awesome room, then get generations for their kids that they make... :0

I really love this expansion its come with cool sleep wear

14 Dragon Valley Dragon Valley Product Image

Poor dragon valley... No one likes you

Dragon Valley is great to play with Supernatural, otherwise it's kind of weird to have non magic sims playing around with dragons etc.

This isn't technically an expansion; you don't need the disk. You have to buy it off the Sims 3 website and type in the code. When I bought Dragon Valley, I never actually got it to work because it didn't need a disk and the disk was just EA's version of a horrible money grab.

There's DRAGONS! How can you not like having baby dragons?

15 70's, 80's and 90's Stuff 70's, 80's and 90's Stuff Product Image

We need this in Sims 4

If you also have Generations, it's so funny to have the children watch their grandparents with a strange face as they boogie on the dance floor!
Your a weird-looking' star, grandma!

We need this as an expansion pack for 2019

Stuff Pack; not an expansion.

16 Movie Stuff Movie Stuff Product Image

When I saw the trailer I was hooked and you can be so famous I have other cool ones so to add this on to them might make a big change

Beside this is a stuff pack, it actually add something to the game

17 The Sims 3 University The Sims 3 University Product Image


I think it's good. It lets you take your sim to college and meet other sims as well

For what reason Is there 2 University life’s

18 Barnacle Bay

I love Barnacle Bay--I have indeed fallen in love with it! You can explore many of the pirate-themed restaurants and buildings to get the whole feel of the place, and make sure to go down to the beach and shop at all of the downtown shops before you go!

It is not good

19 Town Life Stuff Town Life Stuff Product Image

This stuff is amazing and is a life saver!

20 Sunlit Tides

The place is really beautiful and it is good as Isla Paradiso but this one is better because it has better details

Very good I recommend it

21 Monte Vista Monte Vista Product Image

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



22 Date Night

'date night'

23 The Sims 3 Late Night - Expansion Pack The Sims 3 Late Night - Expansion Pack Product Image

It's already in this list, why do you bother to add the second item?

The best thing outta it is when you feel the joy and that feelings of being a celeb.Yeah it adds much fun

24 Hidden Springs Hidden Springs Product Image

How is this not higher up on the list? Yes, it's only a town, but it a beautiful map with waterfalls and emerald green grass, all of the npcs have interesting backstories and best of all, it comes with The Fountain Of Youth! This is super good because if you (Like me) want the other sims in the town to age while your sims don't, you can! Just take a drink, and eternal youth is all yours! And yes, if you have Supernatural you can just buy the potion but not everyone is into that kind of expansion.

I have it but can't play it I'm so mad cause I can't get the game to start I need help

Thisvis a good town

It reminded me of the movie secret graden

25 The Sims 3: Pets The Sims 3: Pets Product Image

I Love this expansion pack, you can buy pets and get them delivered to you house, then you can buy animal needs like hay, straw, beds, foods, and when your pets are dirty you can bathe them and this was my first ever expansion pack I bought and I don't regret it!

Still the same as the top!

I really do like sims 3 pets however I found it quite hard to keep the horses alive

I love this one you can have pets and it is really cool

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