Electronic Arts’ Maxis has just released their newest expansion for the Sims 3, Island Paradise. With the Sims 4 on the horizon in 2014 this promises to be one of the last expansions for the Sims 3 franchise. It offers many new activities, and amenities to get the most out of the Sims 3 game. Besides the Isla Paradiso map, this expansion gives players the chance to run their own island resort, go snorkeling and scuba diving, own houseboats, meet mermaids, discover islands, and own all sorts of waterborne craft. There are new outfits, new traits, lifetime rewards and even a new career with this latest installment.
A free patch about a week before this expansion was released gives players the ability to expand their home lot over water, move to a different town, and even own multiple lots in their hometown. This patch nicely set the stage for what looks to be the largest expansion yet for the Sims 3.