The Sims 3: Into the Future

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The Sims 3: Into The Future
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Developer(s) EA Maxis/EA Salt Lake
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Platform(s) OS X, Microsoft Windows
Release
  • NA: October 22, 2013[1]
  • EU: October 24, 2013
  • UK: October 25, 2013[2]
Mode(s) Single-player

The Sims 3: Into the Future is the eleventh and final expansion pack for The Sims 3 series from Electronic Arts and was released on October 22, 2013 in North America.[3] It is available for both Windows and OS X. In Europe it was released on October 24, 2013 and in the United Kingdom on October 25, 2013.[4]

Gameplay

The expansion is futuristic themed. Upon installation, players may be visited by a time traveller in their home neighborhood, who gives their sims his time portal for use upon receiving help from the player. Using this portal, sims can travel to the future, into a new sub-neighborhood called "Oasis Landing", a futuristic town built amongst mountainous wastelands.[5]

Plumbots (similar to simbots and servos in previous sim games) are a major addition to the expansion. They can be built and fully customized with the new "Create-A-Bot" mode, and players can create various trait chips that determines their personality, use and gameplay. Hoverboards, jetpacks, monorails and hovercars are introduced to the game as new transportation options. New careers include astronomers and bot dealers. New objects include holographic TVs, food synthesizers, build-a-bot workshops and the laser rythimacon, a new instrument.[6]

Sims are also able to visit their future descendants during time travel, and can change or eliminate these descendants altogether if the player sends the sim back to the present and changes their lifestyle or fate.[7]

Development

On January 8, 2013, it was revealed on the live broadcast that Electronic Arts plans to release a futuristic-themed expansion pack which was still in the early stages of development.[8]

Reception

The game received many favorable reviews.

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 83.00%[9]
Metacritic 80%[10]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Revolution 4.0/5[11]
GameZone 7[12]
Lazygamer.net 7.5[13]
WorthPlaying 9.0/10[14]

References

  1. ^ "The Sims 3 Into the Future Release Date". SimsVIP. July 23, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Sims 3 Into the Future Release Date for UK and US". BeyondSims. July 23, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ ""Future Themed" EP, Last Game for Sims 3 Series". May 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Sims 3 goes back ... back to the future". Engadget. July 23, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sims 3 Into the Future Fact Sheet + Official Screens". SimsVIP. July 23, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Sims 3 Community Blog: Let's go...INTO THE FUTURE!!". thesims3.com. Electronic Arts. July 30, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Sims™ 3 Into the Future". thesims.com. Electronic Arts. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "EA Reveals The Sims 3 Line-Up for 2013 Including New Expansion and Stuff Packs". Electronic Arts. January 8, 2013. Archived from the original on November 10, 1996. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Sims 3: Into the Future". GameRankings. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Sims 3: Into the Future". Metacritic. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  11. ^ Nick Tan (October 25, 2013). "The Sims 3 Into the Future Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Sims 3: Into the Future review: A utopian expansion". GameZone. November 6, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  13. ^ Zoe Hawkins (November 18, 2013). "The Sims 3: Into the Future review – Fire up the DeLorean". Lazygamer.net. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  14. ^ Amanda Rhi "StormyDawn" Hale (December 4, 2013). "PC Review - 'The Sims 3: Into the Future'". WorthPlaying. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 

External links

  • Official website
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