Game Revolution writes: "Online upgrades are always happening, and there is an online outlet for sharing items and for writing blogs about the Sims 3 experience. People are doing some very creative things in their virtual god armchairs, and it's interesting to see what they have made. The online community seems well-supported and is a nice addition, but it is not necessary to go online to enjoy the game.
All in all, this is a very solid entry for the franchise, with enough new features and assets to please loyal fans and with enough improvements to attract initiates. Too bad on the curly hair thing, though. Not everyone embraces the flat iron".