* Needs Sims 3 base game to play*
This is the third Stuff pack released for the Sims 3 and it was releases in February 2011 so it is just over 3 years old at the time of writing this review.
The theme of the pack is outdoor living, so naturally it is based around the garden and in particular eating and entertaining in the garden. The stuff pack contains 2 distinct styles:
Sunset on the Veranda
Which I think are both pretty self explanatory.
The Pack comes with
4 New Hairstyles
14 New Items of clothing
2 New Pairs of shoes
46 New objects
So 66 new things all together which I would usually say is rubbish and a complete waste of money but for some reason this stuff pack still seems to offer a lot even with very little items. I think the reason for this is because the objects it does come with give a new dimension to the game as you can no make gorgeous outdoor BBQ/Kitchen areas, dinning areas, hot tubs and outdoor entertaining areas including cool things like rock speakers. Te objects also include some really nice decorations which help you make the new spaces feel complete such as hanging plants, lanterns, gnomes, and parasols. I get the feeling that although this pack doesn't have loads of new objects, there has been a lot of thought put in to the objects it has and how they will work in the game, you can even get a picture of lemonade with a tray of lemons to go on your picnic table to complete the look.
So even though it would have been nice to have more stuff in this pack, especially in regards to create a sim, I am still going to give 4* as what you do get has been done so well.
This has retained it's value better than some of the other stuff pack but can be picked up for £10-£12 new or £6-7 second had which I think is a really good price
This is also on my ciao account under shellyjano
=== The Sims 3 Outdoor Accessories ===
This expansion pack is one of the smaller expansion packs and really only adds objects. It is an expansion pack for when your Sims love to be outdoors. Do you want to give a beautiful garden party? Then this expansion pack may be something for you.
=== General Information ===
* Developer (s): EA Black Box
* Publisher (s): Electronic Arts
* Date: February 2011
* Genre (s) Strategy / Simulation
* Play Mode (s): Singleplayer
=== The Sims 3 Base Game ===
The game is all about the sims called Sims. These are virtual people you can create yourself and thereby to determine what personality they have and how they look. In addition, you help them in making friendships, relationships, getting a job, buying a home and more. They live like a real life.
=== The Sims 3 Outdoor Accessories ===
As the title of this expansion pack actually already makes clear, these are accessories. Accessories for the basic game The Sims 3. If you are looking for an expansion pack that really adds more gameplay then you're really are wrong with this package. This is just a nice little extra with some funny objects.
What you get with this package? Well, so only objects really. The package includes forty items and you get new summer clothes. I think the best addition is the romantic garden set, but you also get the chance to set up a whole new garden. You get a new refrigerator, grill and outdoor sink. For the full romantic effect you can choose from four new outdoor hot tubs.
The furniture itself is very nice, all made of iron: garden table, chairs, decorative plants, iron lanterns with candles inside and let's not forget the parasol. There is also a pair of binoculars and an outdoor fireplace. All in all, a fairly complete package.
Besides the whole romantic garden furniture there is also a modern garden kit, which consists of a lounge chair and an armchair. These are a nice addition for the garden or your pool!
In the building mode, there are some additional items as a fence with a gate and two fireplaces, one for the romantic set and a large modern one.
The wardrobe for your Sims is well complemented by a variety of summer clothes, there are also some party outfits.
=== My opinion ===
This is a funny Sims Outdoor accessories expansion pack for The Sims 3, but adds little else except to 40 objects. The worst thing is that they have the arrogance to ask around 15 pounds for this. I must say it's certainly not worth the money because it's only a few objects and for that reason 2 stars.