The deciding factor ultimately comes down to whether you already own The Sims 3 on consoles. If so, then despite the incredibly fun new additions, Pets is a bit of a tough sell, coming at full retail prices and without the ability to import your time-invested saved games over. If you’ve held off on buying a Sims game this generation, though, The Sims 3: Pets is the definitive console version, packing everything the core game offered and layering on a tonne of new and engaging stuff. Just remember that you’re not just dropping down your hard-earned cash, you’re signing away weeks of your life; The Sims 3: Pets is just as instantly as devilishly addictive as the series has ever been, and with a bunch more tools for you to use and the addition of pets to create and play with, you’ll be gleefully sinking days on end into your virtual household yet again.

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