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The Sims 3 (Console)

Prima Official Game Guide

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* Covers Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, AND Wii.

* All career ladders revealed with strategies to succeed at any career path!

* Accelerate skill development with our essential tips and tricks!

* Fall in love—and stay in love—with our relationship tips!

* Object catalogs reveal the hidden properties of every object in the game!


* Complete lists of every Achievement, Trophy, Opportunity, Challenge, and Karma Power!

* Mood-boosting strategies for keeping Sims happy and productive!

Table of Contents

How To Use this Guide
Xbox /PlayStation
Nintendo Wii


Create a Sim
Relationships and Socializing
Family and Aging
Service Sims

A Day in the Life

Dream House
Building and Buying

Tour of Moonlight Bay

City Livin’
Furnished Lots and Pre-Set Lives


Making a Living in Moonlight Bay

Object Catalog

The Catalog
Object Interactions

Online Exchange

The Social Experience
When Life Isn’t Enough of a Reward

Achievements and Trophies

Wii Simology

A New You
Relationships and Socializing
Family and Aging

Wii Dream House

Building a New House

Wii Tour of Vista Beach

Getting Around Town

Wii Careers

Working in Vista Beach

Wii Object Catalog

The Catalog
Object Interactions

Wii Multiplayer Game

The Great Game of Life

Table of Contents

Create Sims with unique personalities, fulfill their desires, and control their lives within a living neighborhood. Unlock all-new Karma Powers and unleash them on your Sims: help your Sim “get lucky,” bless them with “instant beauty” or curse them with an “epic fail.” But use these powers wisely, because they may have unexpected results! Design and build your Sims’ dream home and share your creations with others. As you guide your Sims through life you can complete challenges to unlock additional items, town upgrades, and buildings upgrades. For the first time ever, upload and download content from your game, including furnishings, houses, Sims, and more!
Reader's Guide

About the Book

Because of the major differences between the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 editions of The Sims 3 and the Wii edition, we have effectively split this guide in half. The front of the book is dedicated to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 edition of The Sims 3. The guide for the Wii version is in the back half of the book, starting on page XX. For each version of The Sims 3, we give you everything you need to help your Sims lead a happy, fulfi lling lives—everything from how to excel at careers to the skinny on the objects you can place in their homes (such as their benefi cial properties) is in here. Our guide also explains the essentials of moving into your new neighborhood, such as furnishing a house, creating unique Sims, and developing skills. Here’s how we’ve organized all the information for easy reference:

Xbox 360/PlayStation 3

Simology—Everything that goes into the essence of a Sim is covered here. This extensive chapter lists all traits, wishes, needs, moods, opportunities, Challenges, Karma Powers, and skills—and tells you exactly what they mean. With our tips and strategies, you can make the most out of skill development, guarantee wish fulfi llment, keep your Sims’ spirits high, and master the fi ne art of the conversation. Yep, with our breakdown of the social scene, you’ll fall in and out of love, manage friendships, and learn how to live in peace with an entire family under one roof.

Day in the Life—Sometimes it’s just easier to explain by doing. This chapter details the first few days in Moonlight Bay, revealing how to easily take care of needs, land a job, manage moods, and work on wishes.

Dream House—Learn the ins and outs of both Build Mode and Buy Mode, two powerful tools for erecting a house on a lot and fi lling it with really cool stuff!

Tour of Moonlight Bay—This walking tour of the city identifi es all the key spots you need to know. Career locations, social hangouts, fi shing spots, and community lots are explained. The supersecret locations of the collectibles are here, too, including the most valuable metals, gems, and insects.

Careers—Some Sims define happiness by an honest day’s work. All the careers in Moonlight Bay are explained in this chapter. We drop all sorts of knowledge about how to accelerate promotions and what perks come with each job.

Object Catalog—Our extensive catalog not only reveals the objects your Sims need and desire, but also breaks down their properties so you know which objects help with needs and skill development.

Online Exchange—The Sims 3 community loves to share (and show off). Use this tutorial to get online, share your cool creations, and fi nd great stuff to download into your game.

Achievements & Trophies—Admit it, we all love achievements and trophies. Every single one of these awards is detailed here so you know exactly what you need to do to earn it.

Nintendo Wii

Simology—The entire Create a Sim process is explained, including all the traits that make up a Sim’s personality. We cover the convergence of moods and needs, as well as the benefi ts of satisfying wishes and opportunities. All wishes and
opportunities are listed here, too. The Karma system is also detailed here, followed by the skills your Sims can develop as they become well-rounded individuals. Finally, the secrets of the social system are revealed so you can forge successful relationships with friends, neighbors, and family members.

Dream House—The Wii edition of The Sims 3 uses a special system for building houses on lots. The different shells you can use to construct houses are explained here, including the different ways to upgrade shells.

Tour of Vista Beach—Take a walking tour of Vista Beach, where you can see all the community lots, career venues, shops, and more.

Careers—This chapter dives into the different careers available in Vista Beach, including the all-new Tourism and Extreme Sports careers. We explain how to get promotions faster, which is great for your household’s bottom line.

Object Catalog—Want to fill your house with goodies? This catalog lists everything you can purchase in Buy Mode.

Multiplayer—Up to four players can challenge each other in the great game of life. This chapter details the multiplayer card game that takes Sims from cradle to the grave, including the three minigames that you must play to determine
the winner of life’s biggest decisions.

  • The Sims 3 (Console) by Catherine Browne
  • October 26, 2010
  • Games - Video & Electronic
  • Prima Games
  • $19.99
  • 9780307469793

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