The Sims 3: World Adventures

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The Sims 3: World Adventures
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The Sims 3: World Adventures
Discover exciting adventures in far-away lands
Developer(s) The Sims Studio
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Ratings ESRB: T
PEGI: 12
Series The Sims series
Release date(s) NA November 17, 2009
EU November 20, 2009
AUS November 17, 2009
Technical information
Engine The Sims 3 Engine
Version 2.17.2
Platform(s) Windows, macOS
System requirements Minimum Hardware Requirements on
Game features
Themes World Traveling/Adventure
Creatures Mummy
Neighborhoods Al Simhara, Champs Les Sims, Shang Simla
Related pages
For the The Sims 3 expansion pack with a similar theme, see The Sims 3: Island Paradise.

The Sims 3: World Adventures is the first expansion pack for The Sims 3 released on 17 November 2009 in Canada, the US, Australia and Asia, the 19th or 20th in Europe, Africa and China for Windows and Macintosh.[1] It was the first expansion pack released for The Sims 3.

The game is reminiscent of previous expansion packs The Sims: Vacation and The Sims 2: Bon Voyage as players can take their Sims away to vacation destinations. The three vacation destination sub-neighborhoods in World Adventures are inspired by real-world countries, though the locations themselves are fictional. In addition to visiting exotic locations, Sims can engage in a number of adventures, make discoveries and explore hidden parts of each sub-neighborhood.

Official description[edit | edit source]

The Adventure is near...

Take your Sims on the adventure of their lives with The Sims 3 World Adventures. Guide your Sims to acclaimed fortune—or potential doom. Take your Sims to exotic destinations to hunt for hidden treasures. Uncover new skills, experience new personality traits and garner rewards, if your Sims succeed. Explore ancient tombs in the pyramids of Egypt, master martial arts in the Far East, and discover rich culture and famous landmarks of France. Adventure is on the horizon — what will your Sims discover?

Game Features[edit | edit source]

  • Explore famous landmarks in pastiche countries such as China, Egypt, and France, each neighbourhood roughly the same size as Sunset Valley.
  • Meet new Sims from exotic locations, inherit and share their cultures.
  • Accept challenges, find relics, discover what’s lurking in tombs and more.
  • New game-play features such as puzzles and traps and choices that may change the appearance of the countries for good.
  • Various new items relating to the 3 destinations: China, France, and Egypt:
    • New gameplay objects: board breaker, cameras, cash registers, dive wells, dried food, eyes of horus, fortune cookie maker, incenses, movable statues, nectar maker, nectar racks, Pangus axe, relics, sarcophagi, shower in a can, snake charming basket, switches, tents, traps, treasure chests.
      • New Pagoda roof styles and decorations.
  • New Life State: Mummy.
  • Collectibles: 12 new gems, 8 new metals, 6 new butterflies, 3 new beetles.
    • New Plants including new species of grapes and Fish (frogs, snails, and crocodiles[2]).
  • New Skills: Martial Arts, Nectar Making and Photography.
  • New traits: Adventurous, Disciplined and Photographer's Eye. There are also hidden cultural traits that Sims can only get (such as a Sim eating with chopsticks) by having a child with a native from a certain country.
  • New Lot assignments: Academy, Base camp, Chinese garden, Hidden tomb, Market, Nectary, Small market and Tomb.
  • New Death: The Mummy's Curse.
  • New Lifetime Wishes: Bottomless Necter Cellar, Great Explorer, Martial Arts Master, Physical Perfection, Private Museum, Seasoned Traveler, Visionary and World Class Gallery.
  • Music by artists in Simlish: Nelly Furtado – “Manos al Aire”, Pixie Lott – “Mama Do”, Stefanie Heinzmann – “No One Can Change My Mind”, Matt & Kim – “Daylight”, Young Punx – “Juice and Gin”.[3]
Prepatch features
  • More architectural items, such as stairs and fences, are now fully customisable in Create a Style.
  • A new basement tool which makes them easier to build.
  • New Cheat Code: buyDebug (requires testingcheatsenabled true).

New neighborhoods[edit | edit source]

Sims are able to vacation in new locations: Shang Simla, Champs Les Sims and Al Simhara. These new locations are the same size as the neighborhoods of Sunset Valley and Riverview, and their designs are based on the countries of China, France, and Egypt, respectively.

Stores[edit | edit source]

This store sells Showers-in-a-Can which can be seen behind the cash register

Stores are not rabbit holes in the destinations. They are like normal houses, with a cash desk, and with an inventory of objects to sell.

There are markets and merchants in each location.

There are five kinds of markets, dictated by corresponding registers:

  • The general store;
  • The bookshop;
  • The restaurant;
  • The relic store
  • The nectary.
  • Also, to attain the items you buy at stores in Egypt, China, and France, you can type testingcheatsenabled true into the cheats console, then type in buydebug. This will give you all types of things, even Pangu's Axe and the Eye of Horus. Most of the rare items cost nothing.

There is also a special merchant, a Sim who sells exclusive items for ancient coins. The merchant sells forbidden items. You can find ancient coins while exploring a tomb.

Announcement and release[edit | edit source]

The announcement and release of World Adventures confirmed speculation that expansion packs would be released after The Sims 3, as its predecessors The Sims and The Sims 2 had numerous expansion packs. The first hint of this expansion pack showed up on a French gaming site in March 2009, under the title Les Sims 3 Destination Adventure.[4] The game was officially announced on August 3, 2009 at a press release for Electronic Arts. Information about the game appeared on both The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 websites after this.

  • Get $10 worth of free SimPoints for The Sims 3 Store (1000 SimPoints).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • World Adventures is the last The Sims pack of the 2000s decade.
  • This is the first The Sims to have worlds fully based on real life countries.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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