The Sims 3: Ambitions
Ambitions not only adds new careers to The Sims 3, but also allows
you to register as self-employed to earn money without disappearing all day. With
the added professions, you have more control over your Sim’s career, and your
town also gets a few new places to visit.
As the name implies, your job is to fight fires. Athleticism and handiness are
useful here, and you’ll be spending many days and nights at the fire department.
Channel your inner Veronica Mars in this career, which tasks you with using
your sleuthing skills to solve mysteries around town. This freelance job lets
you make your own schedule as you investigate everything from cheating partners
to stolen goods.
Hunter: Who ya gonna call? Those who have had haunted Sim houses know how
pesky ghosts can be. The ghost hunter can trap or ward off ghosts.
Stylists work in the salon, and have hair and clothing options not available to
others while making over Sims. This career utilizes Create-A-Sim mode, only
this time, you’re changing the looks of others based on their requests.
If you love designing your Sim homes from the ground up, you’ll be a great fit
for this gig. From replacing windows to total home makeovers, it will be up to
you to give your friends and neighbors the upgrades they desire.
Gardener, painter, sculptor, inventor, fisherman; if you like to make money in
any of these (or many more) non-traditional ways, make it official by
registering as a self-employed worker at City Hall.
Station: Where firemen and women hang out. Maintain fire alarms so they
don’t fail, and be ready to deal with emergencies.
Laundromat:Need to do laundry but can’t afford
your own washer and dryer? This is your next stop.
Perfect for aspiring adventures to find scrap.
Shop: Artists and inventors can sell their creations here, or browse the
works of others to buy some unique items.
Ideal for party animals and social Sims.
Get a makeover or a tattoo.
of Da Vinci: Max out the painting, sculpting, and inventing skills.
Phenomenon: Reach level 10 of the stylist profession.
Super Hero: Become a firefighter and save 30 lives.
Design Hotshot: Earn 100 top scores as an architect.
Maker: Create three monsters.
Profiteer: Reach ghost hunter level 10.
Private Eye: Solve 35 cases as an investigator.
is Nine Tenths of the Law: Steal 50,000 simoleans’ worth of objects.
Create your own gadgets and become a self-employed inventor. Become rich off
your brilliant ideas… if you don’t set yourself on fire!
Whether it’s a hobby or your way of earning income, this art form is now
Technically released in a patch alongside Ambitions, tattoo artists were
designed for this expansion. You can hone your craft and test it on others at the
tattoo parlor in the salon.
Eccentric Sims make great inventors.
This skill is beneficial to private eyes.
Sculptor: Learn the sculpting skill more quickly and make more valuable
works of art.
Salesperson: Get better deals when selling your creations at the
Will cause emotional, and sometimes violent, outbursts.
Eco-friendly Sims love to recycle and help the environment.
Shockingly, this hidden trait is found in Sims who are SimBots.
Eye: A hidden trait gained upon reaching level seven of the Investigator
profession, and it can be passed on to children.
neighborhood: If you’re bored with the pre-existing towns in The Sims 3,
you’ll be happy to move to Twinbrook. This town comes with the new locations
already included, though you can add them to other towns as well.
You can add a washer and dryer to your home, though this will cause messy Sims
to leave piles of laundry every time they change clothes!
Sims have a cool new way to get around town.
WooHoo in a Time Machine, an object that can be
created by advanced inventors.
New home items, new hairstyles, new outfits.