The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.
Share this review on
The Sims 3: Ambitions by EA Games. 2010.
Finally, EA have taken our voices and turned them into a game, the choice is here to follow your sims to work and actually act as them as you do. The Sims 3 Ambitions is a fantastic expansion pack which fans have been asking for, for years, especially since the sucess of the Sims 2 version, Open For Business.
Please note the Sims 3 Ambitions requires the Sims 3 Base game to play.
What's New in Ambitions
When choosing whether to work the player can decide whether their sim joins a Job or a Proffession. The jobs are all the same and the proffesions are what let you control your sims actions whilst at work. The proffessions include Firefighter, Tattoo Artist, Stylist, Ghost Hunter, Architect and Gardener plus a few more. Your sims have the ability to recreate and affect the neighbourhood by the decisions they make at work.
New objects include a drafting table where sims can design future homes or research new fashion concepts, a scuplting station and something for the made scientist as well as a host of new furniture, outfits and hairstyles. The sims can also do laundry and have access to a laundromat or their own washing machine and dryer.
Sims now have the option to be eco-friendly and get pleasure from riding a bike, being outside and gardening. There are also traits like 'dramatic' making your sims the centre of attention and excellent at stealing the limelight.
Obviously things like the graphics, sound and gameplay are very similar being open world, something I really love about the sims because it gets rid of all those annoying loading screens. I also love how your decisions affect the neighbourhood and how you get to recreate their homes and fashion sense.
Ambitions is one of those packs you've been waiting for if you're a die hard fan because instead of not really doing anything whilst your character is at work you can follow your sims along for the ride and make a difference to their days. I love the new work place buildings, it's good to see what's inside them rather than just looking at a block of windows, and you can pretty much choose your hours, with the option of being self employed.
This added with World Adventures makes it alot more realistic allowing sims to plan holidays around their proffesions and going away on trips as a self employed businessman ( or woman) and being able to work away by taking photo's or getting them to model for you. This new expansion pack has a host of more proffesional looking day-to-day outfits for the self employed too, and some good hairstyles for the stylish sims. I think if you have the expansion pack World Adventures you can even get a carreer out of photography and nectar making, making it an even more enjoyable gaming experience when combining it.
One thing I didn't like was that it didn't include any store points, which is a bit of a downer because I think some of the stuff on the store is fantastic but not really worth paying up to £35 on top of the actual games.
The Sims 3 Ambitions is currently retailling between £18 and £23, I was able to get mine from Tesco for £21 and think it's money well spent for such an enhancement and massive change in gameplay.