When the Sims games for Macs first came out everybody loved them, and for good reason. The Sims gives players the opportunity to live in an alternate reality, one that they have more control over, and one lacking real consequences, which is likely why so many people play the games. Since the first Sims game was introduced there have been many to follow but The Sims 3 for Mac operating systems is likely to be deemed one of the best by far. The game has the usual features that Sims players are used to but a number of new features as well that make it better than ever. The Sims 3 is rated for Teens, but it does support a wide variety of languages. System requirements are a bit higher than previous games, requiring Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher operating system, 2GB of RAM, and at the very least 6.1 of space on your hard drive. As long as your Mac can meet those requirements you too can enjoy The Sims 3 and all the new features that come with one of America’s favorite games. And once you get an idea of what those features are you will definitely want to play the newest Sims game. Four new features specifically make this Sims more fun than the previous games.
- 1. Additional Personality Traits – There were already a number of options in personality traits to choose from in previous Sims games but the new personality traits are designed to distinguish the personalities of your Sims from one another even more. With the addition of the new personality traits you can create a Sim that has a personality ranging from evil, to romantic, to neurotic. Which personality traits your Sims have is up to you as long as you choose only five. The new traits include kleptomaniac, romantic, artistic, paranoid, brave, and clumsy.
- 2. New Goal Options – Not only does The Sims 3 offer new goal options, both long-term and short-term, but it also allows Sims to reach goals more quickly. In addition Sims can also pursue completely random goals as well, such as getting fast cash, getting even, and getting ahead as well. And of course along with new goals there are new career opportunities that players can have fun with too.
- 3. More Customization Capabilities – In The Sims 3 for Macs everything in the game is customizable, and that goes for everything from the house and the furnishings in it to the clothes that your Sims wear and the hair styles they have. You can even change the wallpaper in your Sims’ homes, giving you the option to customize your Sims home based on his or her, or their, personalities.
- 4. A Living Neighborhood – Possibly the best feature of the new Sims is the living neighborhood feature, which really brings the game to life. Sims can meet other Sims at a variety of different places, such as the community park, an art gallery, other Sims’ homes, a graveyard, and even the beach or mountains. This feature definitely makes the game more fun.
The Sims 3 for Mac computers is a typical Sims game in some ways, but with the added features this is definitely the best Sims yet.
Lawrence is freelance writer interested in business, online virus scan and online games.