Top 10 Best Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Help me and everyone else decide what is the best Sims 3 expansion pack and which to spend their money on!
The Top Ten
1 Late Night

Definitely the best game of all the expansions. The developers really captured the artistic element of the city, allowing simmers to get fully involved in a variety of new activities. However, like all the other expansions, this one lacks in some areas, particularly in content for other life stages. There's pretty much nothing added for toddlers and children, although teens have a bit more to explore since they are treated somewhat like adults.

Apart from that, it definitely offers a brilliant city-style life, complete with many features such as vampires and celebrities. Also, the addition of amazing new features like hot tubs and clothes enriches the gameplay experience. If you can only afford two expansions, this one and Generations are the must-haves for gameplay.

2 Generations

The Sims 3 Generations is by far the best expansion pack there is. Don't waste your time with zombies and witches. Just look right here and behold the only expansion pack you need to have your Sims live their life to the absolute fullest.

Toddlers can now ride in strollers, which is so cute. And teens can experiment with chemistry, which is awesome. Elders can now talk on and on about how amazing their grandchildren are, making them so proud. Children can now play pretend and dress up in cute little costumes, which is adorable. And their parents get to watch their children growing up and changing into the best person they can be. They love every part of it, except how their teens just can't get the hang of learning to drive that car. Well, they'll get it eventually.

Sims 3 Generations is the best expansion pack of them all. Rise above greatness and download this one today.

3 Seasons

This is definitely the best expansion pack for The Sims 3. It gives you seasons and weather changes, which are not included in the base game. I really enjoyed the Seasons expansion pack for The Sims 2, but this is even better.

It gives you a range of activities depending on the weather, which is really cool. It allows you to partake in festivals depending on the season. You can go trick or treating, play in the snow, go snowboarding, swim in the ocean, and lots more.

In my opinion, this is the best expansion because it supplies you with a realistic view of the seasons.

4 Supernatural

The really cool thing is when you get twins. For example, if the mother was a witch and the father was a vampire, then one of the twins would be a witch and the other a vampire. There is also a new skill to learn: Alchemy, a powerful craft for making mad experiments with strange elixirs.

This expansion really delves in with supernatural creatures, involving special powers and furniture for fairies, vampires, genies, ghosts, witches, etc. This game would be a great addition to your Sims 3 collection if you're hoping for a special kind of creature and new and fun activities fit for them!

5 University Life

I love this expansion, with a juice keg, a bonfire, and many other ways to party. It allows you to have one fun night. Another neat thing about this expansion is you can do laundry, have a social status, and have your own smartphone. The smartphone allows you to take pictures from your sim's point of view and even text friends. There are three groups: jocks, rebels, and nerds. Although they don't define your sim, it gives them other capabilities such as doing your school cheer, quizzing other people, and doing graffiti. If that isn't cool enough, the campus is amazing. It includes a coffee shop, a comic store, a diner, the buildings, sororities, houses, and dorms.

6 Island Paradise

The Island Paradise EP is one of the most graphically impressive expansion packs of them all. My favorite 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's amazing and really gives you something to design to your heart's content. The only part of Island Paradise I dislike is how slow the houseboats are. Always buy an additional boat to get around!

7 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 I 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 one 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 the 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 those who are animal lovers, just as I am. Crazy cat lady here! My people own three cats and two kittens, soon to be four cats and one kitten! My people's cats/kittens all have very unique names and are very non-destructive, therefore they do not scratch or claw at the couch. One thing I must mention is that pets can gain traits and, if they do not have the non-destructive trait, if you make them scratch things they may become destructive! So make sure to keep a good eye on them to ensure they're not doing something bad.

Anyway, that's all I have to say about the Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack - other than to buy it now before Sims 4 rolls in, taking up all of the space on the shelves at the store!

The Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack - pets... friend or foe?

8 Ambitions

The Sims 3: Ambitions introduces new career opportunities and control mechanisms into gameplay. Manipulation of Sims' career progressions, actions, and interactions during their working hours is feasible. Additional career pathways introduce a diversity of skill sets available for acquisition. These features, which were absent in The Sims 3, give players greater control over their Sims' career pathways, choices, and lives.

Although I would've voted for Late Night, I just can't let this expansion pack fall to number 8. The jobs it adds are fun and a nice change from staring at a building while your Sim(s) vanish inside. It's a must-buy, even if it isn't your favorite expansion pack, because the new features really add to the gameplay. I can't see myself playing without them.

9 World Adventures

The expansion pack focuses on traveling 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 can 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.

This is an absolutely wonderful expansion pack. I feel that it's the most unique in layout and feel compared to the base game town. You receive three worlds to explore, compared to the single locale in other Expansion Packs. There's a nice element of goal-based gaming that you can take or leave thrown in as well. Plus, since it takes up zero base world time, you can go to Egypt on a single day off and make some extra money "exploring" tombs and doing quests to supplement a young Sim's day job and to pay for the trip itself.

10 Into the Future

You can alter the timeline in the future based on your actions in the present. Travel back and forth, and no time passes in the present while you're gone. Create or buy plumbots that can repair, cook, clean, socialize, entertain, give massages, or even get their own job to earn you extra simoleons!

Turn your future city into a utopia or a dystopia for interesting effects. I also like the fashion, items, city, and extra features offered with this one as well. Definitely the best.

You get to go into the future, but then you can come back and change the future! The new furniture and clothes, and so on, are really cool, and you can play a brand new instrument (laser rhythmicon, sorry if I spelled that wrong). The best thing is now you can build plumbots 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!

The Contenders
11 Showtime

In my personal opinion, Showtime is a bit weak. If you like rising from the bottom as a Singer, Magician, or Acrobat, then it might be for you. However, it is somewhat exclusive in what it's trying to do. Plus, many of the items are blocked by the SimPort system. If you don't have friends on, well, you're out of luck.

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 wizards, if you have the Supernatural expansion, you can create Genies in Create A Sim.

12 High End Lot Stuff

Although the items your Sims can purchase from this pack are expensive, it's well worth the money. They look amazing in any household and match well because they're all new and high-tech, like something you might 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 is one of the best stuff packs!

13 Master Suite Stuff

This one is the most amazing stuff pack there is and possibly ever will be! It provides more furniture, mostly for parents. If you're looking for kid stuff, that's in Generations, my favorite expansion pack! Thanks! It's the best one ever - get the grown-ups something special for their awesome room, then get Generations for the kids they have...

14 Dragon Valley

Dragon Valley is great to play with Supernatural. Otherwise, it's kind of weird to have non-magic Sims playing around with dragons and such.

I got this for Christmas one year. Those dragons are pretty great.

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

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

16 Movie Stuff

Besides this being a stuff pack, it actually adds something to the game.

17 Town Life Stuff

This stuff is amazing and is a lifesaver!

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. Make sure to go down to the beach and shop at all the downtown shops before you go!

19 Sunlit Tides
20 Monte Vista

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

21 Date Night
22 Hidden Springs

How is this not higher up on the list? Yes, it's only a town, but it's 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.

23 Midnight Hollow
24 Riverview

Nice town. I'm planning on creating a hipster town. I think it would fit well.

25 Fast Lane Stuff
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