EA has been busy these past few weeks prepping for multiple iPad launches as well as a sequel to the popular Sims 3 for iPhone. Sims 3 World Adventures continues with much of the same format of the first version by building on the existing familiar gameplay.

Sims 3 gameplay revolves around customizing and controlling your Sim while meeting its needs, fulfilling its wishes and generally just exploring the world around you. World Adventures starts off just like Sims 3 with basic character customization (clothes, physical features, personality) but also allows existing players to import their character from the first version directly into the second.

Immediately after finalizing your choices for your character, a brief tutorial walks you through the basics of the game and how to keep your Sim satisfied. Sims have the same basic needs you're used to, between needing to eat, sleep, bathe and go to the bathroom as well as a goals and wishes. The goals pop up randomly, and act like mini objectives for what to do in the game.

The biggest difference in World Adventures is the scope of the game with added locations that you can travel to. If you loved the gameplay of the original but felt the original Sims 3's world was a bit small, this version is for you. Beyond your own town, there are 3 additional locations including Egypt, France and China. Each location has its own buildings, inhabitants, goals and tourist attractions. Also included are 52 new goals and 4 new mini-games. The mini games include ruin exploration, air flight, bartering and language games. Succeeding in these mini-games help you along the way. For example, the in flight mini game prevents you from getting air sick which will suck up valuable time at your destination while you recoup. Meanwhile better language skills add to your charm, improving your interaction with others.

The first Sims 3 for iPhone successfully trimmed down the Sims series to a solid handheld experience. World Adventures expands on that by giving you additional adventures, clothing and locals to explore.

App Store Link: Sims 3 World Adventure, $6.99

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  • http://twitter.com/wilhelmr WilhelmR

    Definitely a must-buy for those who love to have their saved games deleted by bogus updates, and even better, wait for weeks for the company to answer your question through their customer service...

    I doubt i'll ever buy anything else from EA....

  • http://twitter.com/wilhelmr WilhelmR

    Definitely a must-buy for those who love to have their saved games deleted by bogus updates, and even better, wait for weeks for the company to answer your question through their customer service...

    I doubt i'll ever buy anything else from EA....

  • Synther

    It looks good, comparable to the Sims 2 imo.

    @above my post,

    EA sucks. They are a bad company(lol), just looking for money(just like activision).

  • Synther

    It looks good, comparable to the Sims 2 imo.

    @above my post,

    EA sucks. They are a bad company(lol), just looking for money(just like activision).

  • JustAGamer

    That's the problem with big corporations. I had worse customer service experience with Gameloft. After you bought their games, you can complain all you want about glitches and bugs. They DON'T CARE.

    Guess, I'll pass this one.

  • JustAGamer

    That's the problem with big corporations. I had worse customer service experience with Gameloft. After you bought their games, you can complain all you want about glitches and bugs. They DON'T CARE.

    Guess, I'll pass this one.

  • ConnorJack

    EA cares very much because gaming communities are important to them. And the whole bug has already been taken care of ages ago >.<

  • ConnorJack

    EA cares very much because gaming communities are important to them. And the whole bug has already been taken care of ages ago >.<

  • monster

    If all they've done is add a bunch of crappy new places to visit, then I'm avoiding this like it were radiation. They need to stuff more base furniture (as in you get enough without being forced to buy dlc) and a more in-depth social interaction element into it first.

  • monster

    If all they've done is add a bunch of crappy new places to visit, then I'm avoiding this like it were radiation. They need to stuff more base furniture (as in you get enough without being forced to buy dlc) and a more in-depth social interaction element into it first.

  • Noah

    I used to work for EA.

    It's a great company, fun environment, and a very strict process on code development, QA, and release. No one wants to have buggy code, and EA has a reputation to hold up.

    The issues described in the first post were corrected quite some time ago. This game is a definite must-buy for me!

  • Noah

    I used to work for EA.

    It's a great company, fun environment, and a very strict process on code development, QA, and release. No one wants to have buggy code, and EA has a reputation to hold up.

    The issues described in the first post were corrected quite some time ago. This game is a definite must-buy for me!

  • Johnny

    That bug is fixed, they also saidon their facebook page that they're going to add a cheat to earn Simoleons and a free set of clothes to the original game.

  • Johnny

    That bug is fixed, they also saidon their facebook page that they're going to add a cheat to earn Simoleons and a free set of clothes to the original game.

  • Mike

    If EA or Activision-Blizzard were really *that* bad, they would be going out of business instead of being responsible for some of the top-grossing game franchises in the history of console and computer gaming.

  • Mike

    If EA or Activision-Blizzard were really *that* bad, they would be going out of business instead of being responsible for some of the top-grossing game franchises in the history of console and computer gaming.

  • Ash

    This is stupid it is just showing a big amount of shit all we really need and want is more clothes, furniture, make our own houses and have sex to make babies. It is not that bad when you try for a baby on pc game it is not like they lick each others ass.

  • http://Hotmail Ash

    This is stupid it is just showing a big amount of shit all we really need and want is more clothes, furniture, make our own houses and have sex to make babies. It is not that bad when you try for a baby on pc game it is not like they lick each others ass.