The Sims 3: Ambitions

The Sims 3: Ambitions is the second expansion pack for the strategic life simulation computer game The Sims 3. It was released in June 2010. The Sims 3: Ambitions introduces new career opportunities and control mechanisms into gameplay.

 

You can download The Sims 3: Ambitions for free, working on both PC and Mac. This is the full version expansion for the game – you are required to have the original Sims 3 game before being able to use the Ambitions pack.

Twinbrook is a neighborhood which came out with Ambitions. It is most likely named after the two twin rivers that flow on either side of the richer part of the town, near the NPC (Non Player Character) households such as the Wheloffs.

Twinbrook stresses the new career/professions and skills introduced in Ambitions, such as the Stylist profession or Inventing skill. The neighborhood is situated on a bayou, with many bridges and may be in the state of Simisouri (according to NPC sim’s bios). Much of the town is designed in a French style like many bayou towns. For example, the town library is a classic French design with two porticos, one at both entrances.

Implementation of the Skill Careers features increase career opportunities and enables for self-employment. Self-employed Sims utilize their existing skills to create products, such as paintings, home grown produce or literature works, and profit from their works.

Note: In order to use this content pack, you must have the base The Sims 3 game downloaded on your PC/Mac.

The Sims 3: Ambitions Features

Create a Sim SimsQueen

For the first time ever

You control your Sim’s actions and interactions while they’re on the job. Really take over your Sims life with the Ambition pack!

Your Sim’s on-the-job choices now change their town and affect other Sims as well

Modify the town’s structure as an architect or set neighborhood fashions as a stylist.

Choose how your Sim’s career progresses

Will they work for good or evil, pursue creative endeavors, rise to success as a mogul, or shirk responsibility as a slacker?

About The Sims 3: Ambitions

The Sims 3: Ambitions is a career-based expansion pack and introduces new career pathways, changing the style of gameplay involved in the game. In the non-Ambitions version of The Sims 3, all careers were known as “RabbitHoles”, a reference to Alice in Wonderland and her disappearing in a rabbit hole. All careers would have a specific building (Political : City Hall; Law Enforcement : Police Station; Medical : Hospital; etc.). However, with Ambitions, the new careers have hands-on gameplay, meaning that the player can control what your sims do in their careers, with two exceptions.

Such examples of career pathways include firefighting, investigator and stylist. Fulfillment of duties and tasks associated with careers are committed by the players. Firefighters maintain equipment, extinguish home fires, rescue Sims from burning houses. Investigators solve cases and mysteries by convincing or bribing Sims for information, breaking into homes for clues or stealing items for evidence. Stylists are hired by neighbors to offer fashion advice and provide makeovers. The success or failure of task and duty outcomes is controlled by the players.

Implementation of the Skill Careers features increase career opportunities and enables for self-employment. Self-employed Sims utilize their existing skills to create products, such as paintings, home grown produce or literature works, and profit from their works.

Tattooing and stylist careers enable players to modify other Sims. The complexity of the tattoo system allows for players to produce unique designs by selecting tattoo shapes, colors and layers, and stylists design outfits and hairstyles. These examples bridge Create-a-Sim Mode and Live Mode, meaning real-time modification of Sims is practical for the first time in the Sims series. There are 6 possible ways a Sim may die: starvation, drowning, fire, electrocution, old age, or Mummy’s Curse. A seventh possible death scenario has been added with Ambitions, Meteor Death. A meteor can strike at any time. If you have Seasons and Ambitions, you can make an alien summon a meteor. If your Sim is under the shadow of the meteor, it will fall on your Sim and kill him/her.

The Sims 3: Ambitions System Requirements
  • 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games

 

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  • 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games
  • For computers using built-in graphics chipsets under Windows, the game requires at least:
  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA 3-Series or above
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 0.5 GB additional RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher
  • Intel Core Duo Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100.
  • At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games
  • This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems, or the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards.