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

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.

I love late night because it realistically portrays city life in a very fun way. This my favorite expansion to create single or bachelor characters. My sims tend to be very extroverted, and they love clubing. I really enjoy building lofts and apartments. The only critique I have is that I wish my sims could have more interactions with their neighbors like they did in apartment life.

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2 Generations

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 love Generations so much! Family forever, and yea fight off grandpa for a turn on the slip and slide lol!

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3 Seasons

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

Just got seasons and really enjoy no matter which town I play. Love the holidays and actual need to change clothes

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4 Island 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

Good!

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5 Supernatural

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 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

I love this one the best so far because you have so many supernatural sim options and I love to mix it up

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6 Pets

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!

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

Sims pets was my first expansion pack. I couldn't imagine Sims with out pets!

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7 University Life

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

I almost voted for this one, heaps of fun! - benjigoo

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8 Ambitions

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.

I don't know...

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9 World 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

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!

Adds some of the most content to the sims 3 I recommend this as the top expansion. Finding artifacts traveling to 3 distinct locations, getting cursed while completing missions definitely the best.

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10 Showtime

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

I would really recommend this to people who will like to make their simmer rise to fame. Comes with 3 new careers there your simmers have the possibilities to get famous as singing, acrobatic & magican. Something I don't like about this pack is the famous people. They are pretty snobby & arrogant. - Chatsa2

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The Contenders

11 Into the Future Into the Future

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?

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

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!

I had so much fun making PlumBots! - benjigoo

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12 Master Suite Stuff

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

13 High End Lot Stuff

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!

Cool and Modern! THIS IS A STUFF PACK

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14 70's, 80's and 90's Stuff

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!

Stuff Pack; not an expansion.

Love the music, the glam. and the comination with Generations mentioned above is a great-great idea! :D

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15 Dragon Valley

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.

U should of bought the disk because I saw it at the store noob :/

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16 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

17 Outdoor Living

Adds lots of wonderful content that is useful for CAS or Building. A must-have stuff pack.

Not really a change to the normal sims I don't really think there is much point getting this sorry if I defend you but it is rubich

Great game I recommend it :D

18 Movie Stuff

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 - Chatsa2

19 The Sims 3 University

WHY IS THERE 2 OF THESE

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

20 Date Night

'date night' - fandom__universe

21 The Sims 3 Late Night - Expansion Pack

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

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

22 Midnight Hollow

It's dark, gloomy, Gothic and Victorian. My type of town

23 Monarch Suite

Oh my gosh this is the best ever expansion pack there has ever been!
Decorate the teen girl's room and make it look absolutely fantabulous (awesome! )

24 Riverview

Nice town. planning on creating a hipster town, I think it would fit

Rubbish

25 The Sims 3: Pets

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!

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

Personally, I think Pets is essential to ts3. Houses feel lonely without dogs and cats. the horses aren't really something I play around with that much, but I think this EP makes sims feel more fun and real. Even without owning a cat or dog, there are little things like deer and raccoons that just add more depth. and the cats are cute

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26 Fast Lane Stuff

This one is lame
Neither I nor my people are in to cars :(((((( booo cars

27 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

28 Diesel Stuff

I love this pack it add lots of amazing stuff to your game I just wish there were a lot more then there are

The clothes are rad

Why is this here! I think this stuff pack is the best one I love thre clothes in it

i love it

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29 Monte Vista

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

LOVE IT

WATCH POODIEPIE DOPE FRESH NATION YO #skylox

30 Hidden Springs

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

31 Lunar Lakes
32 Lucky Palms

Its awesome because its so beautiful and in genarations it doesn't have a town so you could use this town

It's awesome everything about it

I love Lucky Palms

Lifesimmer useed it = I need it

33 Aurora Skies

I love the new tiny prodigies learning center that it comes with if you buy the premium version. My toddlers have so much fun there! And even sometimes the kids play there and the teens hangout there!

I love the beautiful skies and how my sims feel happy when they are under them.

34 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats

The thing about this expansion is that you don't have to like Katy Perry to love it. :)
I'm not a huge Katy Perry fan, but I'm a huge fan of this! As mentioned before, this stuff goes great in rooms or playrooms for children, therefore it goes great with the generations expansion pack, my second favorite. :) As you can tell, my people LOVE their children! And if your people love their children, too, or if they just want to get their party or Katy Perry on or if they just want awesome candy decorations, then the Katy Perry Sweat Treats Expansion Pack may be right for you!

This stuff pack is so good and the furniture is amazing for decorating children's rooms or for party's. this stuff pack has more items included than any other and I think people only say its bad because it is quite a girly pack and you can't use some of the things as everyday use.

This is a good pack I'm not a katy cat but the clothes for women are good

Katty Perry is my favorite singer and adding her things in the sims is amazing!

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35 Town Life Stuff

This stuff is amazing and is a life saver!

36 Roaring Heights

Very beautiful world with awesome scenes. The sunsets and buildings are beautiful, and the clothing that comes with it is so fitting for the time! If you bought the Theme Park with it, it's so much fun!

I think this is the best store world

I hate this one!

Out of all the store worlds, this is my absolute favorite. First off, it takes after a 20s-30s type aesthetic, which I love. I've been hoping for a midcentury themed world/stuffpack for a while, so I was pretty excited when it got announced. It comes with some really wonderful pincurled hairstyles, and I really love the clothes. It's also got items that offer additional gameplay -- such as a vintage car that you actually build yourself. It's also got animations for when your sim gets into the car. ((This, however, is exclusive to the Classically Cool Fixer-Upper car, and RH doesn't add the feature to other cars. It also comes with a roller coaster, which is pretty fantastic. You even get actual parts so you can build one yourself. The city also comes with a bunch of different skyscrapers and metropolis-type buildings, so it's cool they made another a city world besides Bridgeport.

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