You don’t see this sale very often, especially when it comes to The Sims 3!
Steam has published a special holiday sale where you can save big on both The Sims 3 and The Sims 4 titles. However, one offer that stands out the most is The Sims 3 Packs Collection.
For some time Steam had a special bundle for all The Sims 3 Packs called The Sims 3 Collection. Bundled together in this special offer you’d pay around $190 to get the entire collection of Packs. Buying the packs individually altogether costs around $380.
HOWEVER, with the special Holiday Sale you can now get the entire collection of Sims 3 Expansion Packs and Stuff Packs for ONLY $66.50!
You’ve read that correctly – all 11 Expansion Packs and 8 Stuff Packs for The Sims 3 can be purchased for this limited time offer over on Steam, including:
- The Sims 3 World Adventures
- The Sims 3 Ambitions
- The Sims 3 Late Night
- The Sims 3 Generations
- The Sims 3 Pets
- The Sims 3 Showtime
- The Sims 3 Supernatural
- The Sims 3 Seasons
- The Sims 3 University Life
- The Sims 3 Island Paradise
- The Sims 3 Into The Future
- The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff
- The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff
- The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff
- The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff
- The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff
- The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff
- The Sims 3 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff
- The Sims 3 Movie Stuff
Unfortunately the only Pack missing is everone’s favorite The Sims 3 Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats. However, that pack was a limited-time Pack that was only available for purchase from July 2012 to July 2013 – after which it was discontinued.
This special Steam offer ends on January 5th, 2022 at 10AM Pacific Time.
NOTE: You will need The Sims 3 Base Game, which is not included in The Sims 3 Packs Collection. You won’t be able to transfer over The Sims 3 Base Game from Steam to Origin, only the Packs, so I recommend getting The Sims 3 Starter Pack on Origin (in case you don’t have it already) which is currently on sale for 20$. (Sale ends on January 11th, 2022)
But wait, I want to play The Sims 3 on Mac and/or via Origin?
Don’t worry! Steam allows you to request a serial code from every single pack you’ve purchased and redeem it on Origin. To do so follow these simple steps:
- Right click on The Sims 3 Pack of your choice on Steam
- Go to Manage > CD Key
- Copy the CD Key and go to Origin > Games > Redeem Product Code
- That’s it!
If you play on Mac
After redeeming all The Sims 3 Games on Origin you’ll automatically be granted with a new, 64-bit & Metal version of the game in your game library. Origin will only grant you this version if you’re using Origin via a MacOS device.
For this you will need a Mac which has support for Apple’s Metal graphics API and be on macOS High Sierra (10.13.x, released in 2017) or later.
For more information about The Sims 3 Mac Version check out this helpful FAQ Page!