Everybody needs a friend. For a long time, if you did not have any human friends you could create some Sim friends to play with. But even those friends need friends of their own. And if a dog is man’s best friend, then The Sims 3: Pets is your Sim’s best friend.
This is the third attempt by EA to introduce the idea of pets into a Sims franchise, and their previous efforts have been met with lukewarm receptions. Does it mean it is “third time lucky?”
The Sims 3: Pets is the latest expansion to the evergreen series, and does a lot of things just right. Not only do you get to add pets to your Sims family, but you also get to play as the pets. Pets have different needs to their human owners, but still need a lot of maintenance in order to keep them happy. Of course keeping them happy is, as always, totally optional. Dogs, cats and horses are available as these high maintenance pets, and it is these pets that also provided the most entertainment to my favourite saved family.