The Sims 3 juggernaut keeps on plowing along.
This time around, they have released a full expansion, rather than a Stuff Pack. But, in all honesty, Generations almost feels like a Stuff Pack. That’s largely because the added extras in this expansion are subtle, rather than the big changes we came across in World Adventures and Ambitions.
Generations adds more activities to the various phases of Sim life, making the little computer people a bit more real. This applies more to the ages outside of adulthood and young adulthood, making some of the more boring sim characters a lot more interesting. Other cosmetic changes have also been added, in the form of things like new hairstyles and decor, as well as body hair for male sims.
When all is said and done, Generations is the first expansion for Sims 3 that could be called ‘additional’, rather than necessary. Completionists may well want to get hold of it, but it doesn’t offer enough for it to be a ‘must have’ expansion pack. If you want more things for your Sims to do, it’s great. But it’s not a necessity.
It offers a lot of new content, but isn’t really a big game changer.
Developer: EA Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Distributor: Electronic Arts