Sims Into the Future Review

Posted on Dec 3 2013 - 4:34pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review . The opinions in my review are honest and my own.


As some of you know, I am a big tech geek. I love playing with not only new technology, but love getting my hands on new games. While I am a big fan of first person shooters (FPS) and roleplaying games, I am also not embarrassed to admit that I love games that let me simulate real life. Earlier this year, I actually got myself addicted to playing Sims. Yes, I am one of those girls who got addicted through Sims Social and all of my hardcore gaming friends got a kick out of me playing dress up and building a world for my little sim. Once I got into the actual games though, I wondered why I played the Facebook game for so long, especially with immersed I found myself in the world of Sims.

When I heard that EA was going to be putting out a Sims 3 expansion with a sci-fi theme, I must admit, I was very excited and my husband pretty well knew he was going to lose me for months when it came out. He was even more shocked when he had a fan girl jumping up and down when she was asked to review the latest expansion. To say the least, I was eagerly waiting for release day to come so I could try out the new Sims Into the Future expansion!

Sims Into the Future: What is It

Do you dream of living in the future and building a life revolving on the greatest technology? Make your dreams come true by building submerging your sims into a whole new, amazing world Β with Sims 3 Into the Future! In this fun expansion, your sims can go jump through a portal to the future, where they can visit Oasis Landing and all the marvels that exist there, including robots, hover boards, futuristic styles, and more! To get a taste of this expansion, make sure to watch the short video below!


Sims Into the Future: Appearance

One of the things I have always loved about the Sims series is how they can take a concept and truly bring it to life. With Sims 3 Into the Future, you walk through the portal into a gorgeous, sci-fi world built around post-modern architecture, some of it new and other parts borrowed from decades of sci-fi culture. Many of the aspects of the game are obviously inspired by this culture, such as hover-boards (Back to the Future), jetpacks (similar to Futurama), and sleek robots that can do just about any task. As a sci-fi lover, it was easy for me to get lost in this world and I spent days just exploring Oasis Landing. Even the furniture and clothing styles are designed with a very futuristic feel that was taken from cult classics.

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Sims Into the Future: Game Play

While it is easy to get impressed with the graphic and design of the game, every gamer knows that how it plays is probably the most important. Nothing is worse than getting a brand new game and finding out it is filled with too many bugs to play. Well, I am happy to report that after quite a bit of play, I still haven’t found any bugs in Sims Into the Future. It plays smoothly and all the features seem to work. The only times they don’t work is when they shouldn’t work (for example, your sims can fail on the jetpack or get into trouble – just like real people). What really makes the game in my eyes is not just the beauty of the game itself, but the interaction with different technology. You can play with portals, build robots, and even shop for clothes on interesting touch screen computers, allowing your sim to really interact with everything. I will freely admit, I lost track of time playing this game more than once and my husband wasn’t about to stop me with how stressed I have been this holiday season. With how EA built this expansion, it truly is easy to get lost in this future world for hours!

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Sims Into the Future: Overall

As someone who loves sci-fi themed stuff, I have to say that I am glad that Sims 3 Into the Future lived up to my expectations. EA really outdid themselves with this expansion and I think this may be their best one yet, and that is saying a lot since they have put some amazing expansions out for Sims 3. With a strong storyline, awesome items, and an expansive world, there really isn’t anything I would change about this game, making it a must for anyone who plays Sims. Based on my own experience with Sims Into the Future, I am happy to give this game an A+ rating!

Sims Into the Future: Where to Purchase

Are you wanting this awesome expansion for your own Sims? You can purchase Sims Into the Future with a physical disk or you can purchase it digitally on Origin for $29.99. Just make sure that you pay attention at purchase since they are available for both Mac and PC computers. Also, don’t forget that this is an expansion, so you will need to purchase the base Sims 3 game if you don’t already have it on your computer. Just be warned that once you start playing Sims 3, you may find yourself totally addicted to this awesome game!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

89 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Mallissa December 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    You can play with portals? How fun! I was excited to hear this expansion was coming out and I would love to try it out. I love sims! I am also a Sci-Fi type and am glad to hear that this game didnt give you problems and it sounds so fun!

  2. Kristelle December 4, 2013 at 1:24 am - Reply

    I've been waiting for this expansion!! I'm sad to buy it though because that will mean Sims 4 is coming soon and this is the last expansion for me. :/ Thumbs up for your great review! I will definitely be buying this expansion soon!

    • Susan Bewley December 4, 2013 at 11:49 am - Reply

      Thanks! I don’t know if I should be excited or bummed that Sims 4 is coming out. I feel like I have barely touched everything I have in Sims 3!

  3. Michelle December 4, 2013 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Sims is a cool and fun fun!

  4. Maria Iemma December 4, 2013 at 9:24 am - Reply

    I am not a gamer at all but my oldest son loves to play and he will be excited to play using portals.

  5. Laura P. December 4, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

    It looks very different from their other expansions. The world looks very sleek and futuristic. The robots look like they're so much fun and the portals are really interesting. I could really become absorbed in it.

    • Susan Bewley December 4, 2013 at 11:43 am - Reply

      It is very absorbing. I have to admit, I want to be playing and not doing work πŸ˜‰

  6. Melissa C December 4, 2013 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Well, to be honest, i love sims and it always makes me happy to find another person who enjoys the little people as much as I do.  I am not sure they could be ambitions though, I love playing a self employed sim.  I was looking forward to Into the future because i felt this one was ambitious as they hadn't really done anything like this before.  They weren't remaking old expansions from previous games but really making a new expansion.  


    Thank you so much for the review.


    • Susan Bewley December 4, 2013 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Yeah, this one realy shocked me how original this expansion was compared to some of the others. Many of the expansion are either really good or a waste of money from what I have seen. This one is a must and so far is my favorite. I have been paying for a month and haven’t even touched half of it.

  7. Shoeb Khan December 4, 2013 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Building and programming your own robot is the collest aspect of this game.

  8. casey martz December 4, 2013 at 11:23 am - Reply

    My daughter would love this game.


  9. Steven Pounds December 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    I remember the very first SIMs. They have advanced so much!! I love this game!

  10. Patricia Rose December 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    I love how far the Sims have come from gen 1. Everything is bigger and better. Makes me that much more excited for the Sims 4 πŸ™‚ Can't wait!

  11. Claudia R December 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    I'm a huge Sims fan, having been playing since the original, looking forward to this one!

  12. Jenn I December 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    I've been a sims addict since sims 1. I love every aspect of the game. I even enjoy making  videos on my YouTube channel using the Sims. I own every EP (except ITF), every SP (except 2), and all of the store worlds. This EP looks great and I've been living through my friends screenshots. Really looking forward to the new world that was just announced and learning more about The Sims 4 though I am sad to see Sims 3 end. Fun fact, I won a copy of autographed sims 4 concept art. It's number 13/20 πŸ™‚ one of my most prized possessions. I think I'm rambling now πŸ˜‰ thanks for the opportunity!

  13. Ashley December 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    I love The Sims 3 I like how much detail you put into your review. looks like I might need to update my computer so I can play!! what kind of computer do you have?

    • Susan Bewley December 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      I have a gaming computer I built for myself and a Lenovo laptop πŸ™‚

  14. sharlene December 4, 2013 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    my daughter loves the sims games ,i'm hoping to get her this one

  15. Megan December 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Sounds very cool! I've been a big fan of the Sims for years!

  16. teresa m December 4, 2013 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I love the Sims! I didnt know about this one! I am checking it out now! Looks so rad! 

  17. Tanya White December 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    I was a huge sims fan, my laptop is too old to handle the graphics now but if I was to get a new one I would love to get back into playing them, this one looks very cool. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Jennifer December 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Well written review, thank you for the information.  I was curious if this expansion took over the whole world or if it was just an area to explore.  I like the time portal aspect, very fun.  

    • Susan Bewley December 5, 2013 at 12:24 am - Reply

      Its similar to the other expansion, it gives you one large city to explore. I haven’t tried seeing what happens if you try moving. I will let you know after I play with it tomorrow!

  19. Jared Z. December 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Never got the point behind the sims. I need story or a purpose w/ my games not just watching people walk around

  20. Rebecca Parsons December 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    I am a long time sims fan and have all but the last 3 expansion of sims 3.

    • Susan Bewley December 5, 2013 at 12:21 am - Reply

      I wish you luck! This really is an awesome expansion!

  21. Karen O December 5, 2013 at 12:08 am - Reply

    After reading your review I really want to play Sims again.  I too played Sims Social, and I was  bummed when it ended.  The Sims Into the Future looks like a lot of fun.  My daughters like playing Sims too, and I know they would love this EP.

    • Susan Bewley December 5, 2013 at 12:21 am - Reply

      I really is an awesome & very addictive game. It really makes Sims Social look limiting!

  22. vena December 5, 2013 at 12:22 am - Reply

    My daughter is a long time fan of Sims. She would love this!

  23. misty billman December 5, 2013 at 8:51 am - Reply

    This game looks so fun, imwish I had the chsnce to play. Im a long time fan of sims, never disappointed.  This new expansion looks so diff than the usual packs they have, would love to be plsying this me and my hubby love these, suchz great games, entered thegiveaway, hope luck is on my side with this one!

  24. carla bonesteel December 5, 2013 at 11:03 am - Reply

    My boyfriend loves playing Sims games…I think he would freak over this one!  I love the futuristic look and gameplay.

  25. Georgia Beckman December 5, 2013 at 11:58 am - Reply

    We LOVE The Sims at our house!

  26. June S. December 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    (Sims Into the Future Review)  My daughter use to play this Simms game all the time, she really liked it a lot.

  27. eric rivera December 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    big sims fan here i want this one sooo bad looks like hours of fun! we usually use the pc for our sims games but also use the ps3 too 

  28. mailee lao December 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    I love SIms- I know I'm too old, but it's great- it's my guilty closet secret love

  29. Kamla L. December 5, 2013 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    It's been years since I've played a Sims game.  This newest one looks like a lot of fun.  I love the  whle futuristic SciFi vibe it has.  This just might get me back to my Sims addiction.

  30. laurie nykaza December 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    My kids love the Sims games they could play them for hours with their friends The graphics are so clear even I can do it too

  31. Danielle Cordeau December 6, 2013 at 2:47 am - Reply

    This is a really great review. Makes me want to play the game even more. I love Sims! Thanks.

  32. Kiera M. December 6, 2013 at 10:51 am - Reply

    geez this looks so awesome, i have yet to play any of the sims 3 but i love the games. I wouldn't leave the house for days

  33. Kathleen Kelly December 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Awesome review!! I love the Sims! Time travel is fun and I imagine with it being the Sims there are some hilarious moments to be had. thank you!


  34. Adam Lyon December 6, 2013 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    just found out about this website via The Sims Facebook. Actually glad I found it. πŸ™‚ I love how you guys review products and tell your opinions honestly and openly. please continue being honest, we need it. πŸ™‚

    • Susan Bewley December 6, 2013 at 11:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Adam! I really do appreciate it! πŸ˜€

  35. David Smith December 7, 2013 at 4:39 am - Reply

    I ahven't played any of the Sims games since it originally came out. The graphics and the number of objects you can interact with make this game look like one I need to get. I enjoy playing advenure and simulation types of games and I love sci-fi, so this game looks like one I'd really enjoy. Thanks for the review.

  36. Tara December 7, 2013 at 11:02 am - Reply

    It's nice to have a place to say how much I love the Sims without feeling like a major dork. πŸ™‚ I am extremely excited about this expansion pack. I love the future theme. Hoping their is a robot maid like in one of the old games. I'm getting bored playing my Island Paradise expansion so this will be a great wat to mix things up. Can't wait to get one. 

    • Susan Bewley December 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      You are making me nervous since I just bought the Island Paradise one on Black Friday! That bad?

  37. Mahdi Martin December 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I love Sims 3 so much. It's pretty much the only game I've played all this year. I've really been wanting Into the Future, and I haven't been playing because it just makes me want it more, but I have to wait until January too see how my financial situation looks. I'm most excited about the Plumbots. They look like a huge improvement over butlers and other robots. Butlers really need to get their act together.

    • Susan Bewley December 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      The plumbots are very amusing, that is for sure!

  38. Madeline December 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Into the Future seriously looks like a fantastic game. I've been hoping to get it! Love The Sims, have all expansion packs except Ambitions & Into the Future!

  39. Lisa Marie Gibson December 7, 2013 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    I am 34 years old and I LOVE The Sims. for my first Wedding Anniversary my husband bought me Sims back in 1996 πŸ™‚  I still have that disk. I have all of Sims 2 and I only Have Sims 3 and the Supernatural. Sims 3 is mine and Supernatural is my 12 year old daughters. This would be awesome if I won.. I would use it as a Christmas Present πŸ™‚

    • Susan Bewley December 8, 2013 at 4:49 am - Reply

      I am tied on which is the best expansion for SIms 3 – Supernatural or Into the Future. It is like my dream come true – casting spell in the future to freeze people who annoy me! *evil laugh*

  40. @icysupreme December 7, 2013 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    The Sims 3 into the future looks so awesome and futuristic!  Long awaited and me and my kids cant wait to play! May the odds be forever in our favor!!

    • Susan Bewley December 8, 2013 at 4:50 am - Reply

      You so made me giggle with the Hunger Games reference πŸ˜‰

  41. Martha W December 8, 2013 at 2:01 am - Reply

    It is the Sims so what's not to love?  I don't know what excites me more hover packs or portals. I still LOVE the Sims 2 but Sims 3 has been stealing my heart with the expansion packs. I am excited to try this one out.

  42. Julie Davis December 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    This looks really cool. My kids would love it. They play Sims alot.

  43. Ali Goff December 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    The Sims is one of my favorite games of all time. I've played it ever since the first one came out. I'd love to try all the new expansion packs, including this one.

  44. eric rivera December 8, 2013 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    im a big fan of the sims games for playstation and pc i could stay stuck on these games for hours which is why im seriously excited for this one!

  45. Jessica H. December 8, 2013 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    I started playing the sims back on the first release.  I love them so much!  Now my girls are addicted to the games as well.  They have so much fun creating families.  It is like a virtual dollhouse!

  46. judy December 8, 2013 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    I am not a gamer but my hubby and oldest daughter are.  They are so excited to get this expansion pack.  Thank you for the great review

  47. Kim T. December 9, 2013 at 6:50 am - Reply

    I have really been looking forward to this coming out. So excited about it. Since I'm the only one in my family who plays this, I have to wait until Christmas is over to get it for myself though πŸ™

  48. Kim December 9, 2013 at 6:53 am - Reply

    I've waited so long for this to be released. I guess I have to wait a little longer. I can't afford to get this expansion pack until after Christmas πŸ™

  49. Rebecca Parsons December 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    I like the building in the picture.  I always love when they add new architectural elements in the game.  It keeps it interesting and engaging.

  50. Tenley Erickson December 11, 2013 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Love Sims!  Great graphics and hours of entertainment.  Love the sci-fi features in this one.  The whole family would enjoy it!

  51. rebecca s December 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    My friends who play Sims are all excited about this. I love that there are themed ones, sort of a role play that is more fun when it gives a 3-D view of what you're playing.

  52. June S. December 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    This is really a fun game game to play for the whole family.

  53. Ashley Bree Perez December 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Awesome giveaway πŸ™‚ I love Sims and I always will. It just never gets old! πŸ™‚ 

  54. Katy Stacy December 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Thank you for such a great review! I've always been a Sims fan, but this one looks even better than the others. I can't wait to play!

  55. polly December 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    It really looks like it is fun and could be addictiong. The graphics look good. Thanks for the review & your opinon!

  56. Alejandra Carrillo December 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    I have always loved The Sims ever since it first came out! It is soo addicting haha you make your own little world and it's a nice way to relax and have fun. πŸ™‚ This would be so awesome to get! 

  57. Mello December 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Thanks for reviewing the expansion! Looks interesting with all the robots and futuristic clothing. I hope they decide to an Into the Past! I would love that expansion.

  58. Ciara Jones December 15, 2013 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    I am really excited to look into the new fashions of this game, as well as the technology. I didn't think it could get any better, but Maxis and EA games keeps on surprising me. (Also makes me wonder what Sims 4 will be like.)

  59. Lisa Johnson December 16, 2013 at 7:34 am - Reply

    I absolutely adore All of the Sims Games, and usually I have a Computer that can handle all of The Sims games, except now, so I've been playing The Sims 3 on my Xbox, which isn't as fun, of course! I however, am thinking about buying a New Computer, just for The Sims and All of the Expansion packs, just because I'm a Die-Hard Sims fan, ever since it first appeared!

  60. Jennifer Johansen December 16, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    This looks so cool.  I've only played the Sims Freeplay on my phone, but I'd totally be interested in trying their other games.

  61. Krista Grandstaff December 17, 2013 at 12:59 am - Reply

    I love the futuristic feel of this game – the sci fi/ tech geek in me is all sweaty palmed at the thought of adding this to my Sims – awesome review, very detailed and informative. It's good to know that this will be worth our time!

  62. Robin Abrams December 17, 2013 at 10:25 am - Reply

    I have not had the chance to play the sims games yet. I have always wanted to try them because my son and daughter in law love playing them. The graphics look so good . Thank you for the great reveiw

  63. Kayci Stanley December 17, 2013 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Oh, I just love The Sims! This expansion sounds really cool. I'm quite into Sci-Fi myself and I think I would really enjoy the game play. 

  64. Brooke B. December 17, 2013 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Wow!  This looks awesome.  The portals look fun.  I love how real the graphics look.  Into the future sounds like such a wonderful expansion!!  My daughter and I would have such a great time playing this. πŸ™‚

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